Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday, December 29, presented the Orders of Suvorov and Zhukov to five military teams. The corresponding decrees were signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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“The awarding of the orders of Suvorov and Zhukov is a worthy assessment of your military work. I am confident that you will continue to honestly fulfill your military duty, help increase the defense power of Russia and protect its national interests, ”Shoigu said during the ceremony.
He noted that the command of the Military Transport Aviation, which was awarded the Order of Suvorov, performs important functions to ensure the combat training and life of the Armed Forces, peacekeeping and special operations. The head of the Ministry of Defense also noted the activities of flight crews in the fight against the pandemic.
Presenting the Order of Suvorov to the 929th State Flight Test Center, Shoigu, among other things, emphasized the flight and ground tests of aviation equipment carried out by the GLITs.
The Order of Zhukov was received by the Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces. According to the Minister of Defense, this is one of the oldest military educational institutions in the country.
The same award was received by the 7th military base of the Southern Military District, which acts as one of the guarantors of peace and stability in the Transcaucasus, Shoigu said.
The 3rd separate special-purpose brigade also received the Order of Zhukov. The head of the military department stressed that the brigade is the best reconnaissance unit of the Central Military District.
On November 20, Shoigu presented awards to the winners and laureates of the All-Army Festival “Army of Russia – 2020”. The qualifying stages were held throughout the country in different branches of the armed forces. Shoigu highlighted the role of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, and also stressed that the Armed Forces today perform tasks in different parts of the earth.