Russia to celebrate Red Army anniversary in Ivangorod ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Narva (left) and Ivangorod
Narva (left) and Ivangorod Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

On Feb. 22 Russia will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Red Army in the town of Ivangorod across the border from Narva this year. Personnel of Russia's West military district will demonstrate their equipment as well as historic uniforms and weapons of the Red Army.

The demonstrations will include T-72 tanks, self-propelled howitzers, and other armed vehicles. Recruits will also demonstrate hand-to-hand combat techniques, a common feature of Russian military displays.

The Russian Armed Forces will also set up a state-of-the-art recruitment point in Ivangorod's main street. Representatives of the West military district will introduce open positions and the state guarantees that come with service contracts.

Those interested will be able to take a psychological aptitude test on the spot, fill in the necessary forms to join up, get listed for an appointment with the army's medical committee, and go through exercises to physically prepare for military service.

The festivities will include an army band and a salute, and the army's supply troops will offer porridge and tea to the town's residents.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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