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May 12, 1570 — Foundation Day of the Cossacks

The founding date of the Don Cossacks is 12 May 1570. But, of course, the Cossacks existed before that day — the first time since the Cossacks mentioned in chronicles in 1444 year. But then these Cossacks were still not Don, and Ryazan. Because on-Don, which is the boundary of the Ryazan principality lived free people, which Prince of Ryazan periodically hired to guard the border. The basis of the Ryazan Cossacks were settled on the Upper Don Novgorod ushkuyniki — soldiers from the voluntary professional teams created to protect Novgorod and Novgorod frontier to capture and develop new

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The mass resignation of Turkish military pilots associated with the events in

Syria

March 4, 2013 in Kazan, in the Volga Center of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISS), a round table on the theme: "The events in Syria and its impact on the Muslims of Russia."

As reported from Kazan correspondent of the project "Russian tendencies" who was present at the round table as an observer, the first secretary of the Department on New Challenges and Threats Foreign Minister Arthur Lyukmanov said that in February 2013 130 military pilots in the armed forces of Turkey have applied resignation.

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In the Krasnodar military aviauchilische unveiled a monument Pokryshkin

Monument to Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin, three times Hero of the Soviet Union, have established today (14.05.2013) in the Krasnodar military aviauchilischa. Solemn was dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the fighter pilot. During the war, thanks to Alexander Ivanovich is Pokryshkin Soviet aircraft was a worthy competitor to the fascist invaders.

It was born in the Kuban his famous formula of battle — "height, speed, maneuver, fire." Author of many new tactics fighters always drawing diagrams dogfighting. Subsequently, his aerial tricks were used on all fronts.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of

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The Russian military base in Armenia receives new samples

Arms

This year, the Russian military base stationed in the Republic of Armenia, received new mobile command posts (PPU) for anti-aircraft missile units. The kit includes an advanced foam equipment automatic transmission, as well as internal and external communications, as well as GLONASS receivers for orienteering, night vision devices, radiation and chemical reconnaissance.  The possibility of new complexes are capable of detecting more than 100 aerial targets within a radius of 100 km and simultaneously track more than 10 of them.

Also in the summertime training personnel of mechanized infantry, reconnaissance, artillery and other units of

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The Russian military base in South Ossetia coming young recruits

More than 700 specialists — graduates of training centers Russian Ministry of Defense, having a special training course, came to the Russian military base of the Southern Military District (SOUTH), stationed on the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia. To their arrival were commissioned six new modern well-appointed two-story barracks, educational building, a medical center and headquarters management. These facilities were built in addition to the existing office facilities of military base for military personnel living in barracks.   The barracks are equipped with all necessary facilities to house military personnel, with places for leisure activities, sports

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Latin America for 12 years, received the Russian military products at $ 14.5 billion

From 2001 to 2013, "Rosoboronexport" has put into Latin America has put military goods worth more than $ 14 billion, RIA Novosti reported, citing the head of Anatolia Isaikina.  "I want to give a total figure of deliveries of weapons and military services in the region over the past 12 years, since the establishment of" Rosoboronexport "from 2001 to 2013 there delivered military equipment to 14.5 billion U.S. dollars", — said Isaykin today in the State Duma .

Earlier, he said that the volume of Russian-Venezuelan contracts for military-technical cooperation is estimated at $ 11 billion.

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Half of the military of the United States suffers from excess weight and

third of heavy drinkers

 According to the Pentagon report, more than half of the military are overweight. In this war the Coast Guard has the worst performance among all the armed forces. Excess weight is recorded more frequently in men (more than half of the cases) than in women (slightly more than one-third of all female soldiers). The report emphasizes that the evaluation was conducted in overweight using BMI (body mass index), which does not take into account the presence of a large muscle mass and therefore can provide a higher (worse) results than it actually is.

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Dress rehearsal of the Victory Day parade on Red Square

Dress rehearsal of the 139 th Military parade was held on Red Square in Moscow, under the leadership of Chief of Ground Forces Colonel General Vladimir Chirkina. It was attended by more than 11,000 soldiers from military units and military educational institutions of the Armed Forces, other ministries and departments, 101 pieces of modern military equipment, as well as 68 aircraft and helicopters of the Russian Air Force.

After 3 hletnego break in rehearsal parade was attended by students of Suvorov and Nakhimov military schools, and students Aksaisky Cossack cadet corps involved in the parade

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Taman Kantemyrivs’ka and armored divisions recreated in Russia

Decision of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation on the basis of military units stationed in Moscow, recreated Taman Guards Order of the October Revolution Red Banner Order of Suvorov Motor Rifle and Kantemyrivs’ka Order of Lenin Red Banner Tank Division.

Currently, the personnel of these compounds is actively taking entering their armament of new weapons and military equipment, the ministry said.

 

"The basis for their formation are, respectively, the 5th Separate Motorized Infantry and the 4th Independent Tank Brigade, which will include a number of other military units.

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About Lend-Lease and losses

The fate of the world in 1941-1945. was decided on the Eastern Front: facts and figures

Vladislav Swede

In March of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking to delegates of the founding congress of the Russian military-historical society, said that "the main resource of the power of Russia and its future — in the historical memory." It is. Russians can and should be proud of their history. On this and would like to talk on the eve of the 68th anniversary of the Great Victory.

June 22, 1941 under the banner of the

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