Serve my Homeland 12.08.2007 (2007)

Telecast №82641, 1 part, duration: 0:26:04
Production: VID
Anchor:Boris Galkin

Reel №1

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Our report: celebration of the birthday of the Airborne Forces in Voronezh.

On August 2, 1930, near Voronezh, during the pilot exercises of the air force of the Moscow Military District, a historic event occurred: for the first time in Russian history, a specially trained combat group was landed, this training operation opened up wide prospects for a new, unique kind of troops, which is why August 2 is considered the birthday of the Airborne Forces.

At the site of the first jump of the paratroopers, a stone was laid in the foundation of the future memorial complex.

In July, in the Pskov region, at the training ground of the 76th Airborne Division, competitions were held for the championship of the best reconnaissance platoon.

The plot starred: Chairman of the Union of Heroes of the Russian Federation Alexander Pegishev, former commander of the group "Alpha" Gennady Zaitsev, Hero of the Russian Federation Anatoly Lebed, chief of intelligence of the Airborne Forces Valery Yakhnovets, commander of the reconnaissance platoon of the Airborne Forces Sergey Shkolnikov, judge of hand-to-hand combat competitions Gennady Bondarev.

Our report: in 2006, the main military prosecutor's office sent a bill to the Ministry of Defense, according to which the Russian army plans to introduce the institution of chaplains (regimental and ship priests).

While officials are discussing the prospects of legalizing the clergy, the army already employs more than 3,000 clergy on a voluntary basis, and for the fifth year in a row they are meeting together to discuss issues of interaction between the army and the church.

Filming took place at the Air Force Museum in Monino, at the long-range aviation garrison in the Novgorod Region, at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, and at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The plot starred the commander of long-range aviation Pavel Androsov, cosmonaut Valery Tokarev, as well as priests serving in military units.

The plot of the work of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, member of the Council Ruslan Pukhov, comments on the story.

On November 21, 1910, the world's first military flight school was founded in the village of Kacha near Sevastopol, and Emperor Nicholas II took part in the solemn laying of the foundation of aviation hangars.

Sevastopol Aviation School became the cradle of both the military and civil domestic air fleet; the story is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Russian Air Force and the history of the development of Russian aviation.


Pegishev A.I. -- assistant chief of intelligence for the 21-th separate airborne brigade of the airborne forces, Colonel, hero of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Union Heroes of the Russian Federation. Zajcev G.N. -- honorary member of the KGB, major General, retired, hero of the Soviet Union, the commander of the "alpha" (1977-1988, 1992-1995), Deputy chief of the 7th Directorate of the KGB of the USSR (1988-1992), member of the Public chamber of Russia (2006-2008). Lebedj A.V. -- guards Colonel of special troops of airborne forces, hero of the Russian Federation. Androsov P.V. -- major General, Russian air force, pilot, sniper, Honored military pilot of the Russian Federation. Tokarev V.I. -- Colonel of RF air force, pilot-cosmonaut, test-cosmonaut of the cosmonaut training Center named after Yuri Gagarin, Hero of the Russian Federation. Nikolaj II (Romanov N.A.) -- state, political and military leader, Emperor of Russia.

Calendar: 1910s 1930s 07.2007

Locations: Moscow region [788] Voronezh region [775] Pskov region [797] Novgorod region [791]

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