Stars on the shoulder straps

This symbol represents many characters, and it can meet the coins, posters, buildings, yeah, well, anywhere. But in the Russian army in his own special status: a five-pointed star — a sign of an officer's rank. It embodies the spirit of the officer corps, its glorious traditions.

By being in Russia appeared constant army, officials attached to the difference is not enough value. The difference between the older and younger was visible only in the cut odezhki and weaponry. Even after the reforms of Peter the tradition lasted, but there were also the first differences. Officer was put gorget —

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Asterisks on tridents changed in the army in one night

Oath. Most of the Russian officers swore Ukraine. Photo: V. Mercy

Day of birth of the Ukrainian army should celebrate on Dec. 23, a day when people took the oath of allegiance to the first military communications regiment — 55 Order of Red Banner separate. Another suitable date — August 19, when Kiev with national flags in armored personnel carriers emerged a large number of connections that want to support the country's struggle for independence. In general most of the military who have served on the terrain of the USSR, has desired to serve under the blue-and-yellow flag

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Why is it necessary to change the army: the reform of the armed forces in the world

Management around the world are increasingly taking a decision on the need for reform in the military sector. This is due not only to the effects of the global economic crisis, when there is a need to reduce the funding, and in order to make the national army more capable, per se, so that it could protect the territorial integrity and interests of their own country.

Not spared the military reform and the Russian military. Back in 2008, the Ministry of Defence announced its intention to conduct the most meaningful reform in the history of the army. This reform is

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In the polar regions have begun to experience the technique for Arctic brigades of the Russian army

Equipment to outfit teams, who will serve in the high latitudes, began testing at the site near the village of Pechenga near the border with Norway. In Russia tested military equipment intended to equip the Arctic brigades, said portal BarentsJbserver. The first act of the Arctic brigade 200th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, stationed in the village of Pechenga on the border with Norway. Commander in Chief of the Army Vladimir Chirkin checked out how the testing of experimental army trucks for Arctic Defense Brigades.

As reported at the Ministry of Defense, in Pechenga research

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Western Military District will receive complexes Iskander-M and T-90 tanks

Operational-tactical missile systems "Iskander-M"Tanks -90 and other weapons have recently acquired 20th army, which is part of the Western Military Area, said on Saturday the army commander, Major-General Alexander Lapin.

"Soon we'll be getting such modern and robust control systems and combat support, and percussion tools such as operational-tactical missile systems"Iskander-M"Modernized tanks -90, infantry fighting vehicles and other equipment, "- said Lapin on the radio station" Echo of Moscow ".

The general added that in recent times in the 20th Army armored cars and go "Tiger-M", the new army air defense systems and new means of communication. The commander

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Western Military District recently received PTRC Iskander-M and T-90 MBT

PTRC "Iskander-M", MBT T-90 and other weapons will in the coming time 20th army, which is part of the Western Military Area. On this, as reported by "RIA Novosti", said army commander Maj. Gen. Alexander Lapin on the radio station "Echo of Moscow".

According to him, "in the coming time in the 20th Army armored cars and go "Tiger-M", the new army air defense systems and new means of communication, "- said the agency.

Overseas ladies liked the trenches

The Pentagon should abandon the practice of interdiction legislated female soldiers specifically to participate in the fighting. This recommendation was voiced in the draft report of the Commission to ensure equal rights of military personnel (Military Leadership Diversity Commission — MLDC), which was posted on her website in the web in the middle of January this year. The final report should be on the desk of U.S. President Barack Obama, will also be presented military bureaucrats and parliamentarians in March for a final decision on the introduction of the respective configurations of the federal legislation and regulations MO.

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Deputy Defense N.Pankov responded to critics of the military reform

At the last last week event dedicated to the Russian Children's and Youth Literary and artistic works of creative competition "I remember! I'm proud of you, "State Secretary — Deputy Minister of Defense of Russian Federation N. Pankow responded to criticism of the reforms currently taking place in the army.

While talking with the children — favorites of the competition for the tea party about how important it was to win the battle of Moscow (and specifically the 70th anniversary of the Russian counter-attack troops near Moscow and was devoted to the contest), N.Pankow touched on the theme of patriotism

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In the Irkutsk region cavers new cavities

Two new cave discovered cavers Irkutsk club "Arabica" in Taishet district of Orenburg region. They, for the first time on the stone walls, the vegetation found Caving invited director of the local museum George Bulygin. He was confident that during the Civil War in a local cave on the bank of the river was a detachment of the Red Army. If you find an abandoned camp, then replenished with new museum exhibits and expand the list of cavers caves Irkutsk region. Locals say that there are 15 caves in which to get lost. Cavers took this with a grain

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In China, near the terracotta army discovered an ancient palace

Group of Chinese archaeologists made a unique discovery near the world-famous terracotta army in Xian — the ancient capital of the country. Experts have unearthed the palace of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, which was built in the III century BC.

Found the building is the largest building in the tomb of Shi Huang, which is located in an area of 56 square kilometers. Built size is 90 by 250 feet. Despite the fact that the palace has more than two thousand years, the individual fragments are in a satisfactory condition. Well-preserved remains of the walls, gates, stone roads, as

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