Historic battle flags return to six military units SOUTH

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia should restore the names of famous regiments of the past, including the Transfiguration and Semenov, and instructed the Secretary of Defense to submit proposals.

MOSCOW, March 4 — RIA Novosti. Honorable historical regalia, including battle flags and state awards, will return to six military units of the Southern Military District (SOUTH) to the forthcoming May 9 Victory Day celebrations, told reporters on Monday, head of the press service of the Southern Military District, Colonel Igor Gorbul.

"At the headquarters of the order of Commander of the Southern Military District Military District Colonel-General Alexander Galkin in late February, a working group on the transfer of honorary titles and awards of state military formations of times past several infantry and artillery units SOUTH stationed in the republics of North Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia, Ingushetia, Adygea, in the Stavropol region, "- said Gorbul.

According to him, the officers of the working group will prepare a statement of historical forms in the Central Archives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and other documents necessary for the transfer of historical forms, state awards and the battle flags of famous military units.

"Prior to May 9, 2013 in a solemn ceremony six military units SOUTH receive honorary regalia" — said the spokesman SOUTH.

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