The Minister of Defense has assigned crew ships of the Caspian Flotilla title "Guards" and the honorary title of "Belgrade", a festive event assignment of new regalia was held on Fri-based Golden backwater in Astrakhan, told RIA Previews Tuesday's press secretary Alexei Rulev flotilla.
"The personnel of the ships crew, standing in a festive ranks, took the oath guards. Chief of Staff of the Guards Brigade attached to the tape of the battle flag connection," — he said.
The decision to award the title of "Guards Belgrade" was taken due to the fact that team is the successor of military glory which was part of its composition 327 Guards Battalion Belgrade gun boats, which in the Volga fleet during the Russian war majestically took part in the Battle of Stalingrad. The first in March 1943 was awarded the Order of division title "guards. "For special courage guards in the battle for the capital of Yugoslavia, the battalion was awarded the honorary title of" Belgrade ".
Coupled with contract servicemen, is the basis of crews flotilla guardsmen were dedicated and young men, recently arrived on the ships crew to undergo compulsory military service.