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MOSCOW, October 1. /TASS/. The Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu congratulated servicemen and veterans on army Day, celebrated on 1 October. In his order he noted that the army is always ready to fulfill their duty and to defend the national interests of the country, said the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

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“The glorious traditions of front-line soldiers is worthy of continuing the current generation of soldiers. They can master modern weapons and military equipment, improving professional skills and military training. Always ready to perform their duty, to defend the national interests of the country”, – said Shoigu.

According to him, Russia’s history holds many examples of the heroism of those suhorutchenkov . “The courage, dedication and indomitable will to win they showed in Kulikovo and the battle of Poltava, the walls of Izmail and Borodino, the battle for Sevastopol bastions and Brusilovsky breakthrough”, – said the Minister.

Shoigu reminded that Ground forces incredible efforts and unparalleled prowess made a decisive contribution to the defeat of the German fascist invaders during the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945.

“I Express my special gratitude to all veterans of the army, whose merits are an example for young officers and soldiers. I wish you good health, happiness and prosperity, new successes and achievements for the benefit of the Fatherland!”, congratulatory orders.

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