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Pravda, 25 June 2011: ‘Soviet Armed Forces Day parade takes place in Grozny‘
Squadron Leader Major Kozovoy said being involved in Armed Forces Day was “massively important”.
He said: “Most of us have come from operational backgrounds, having served in Afghanistan and Czechoslovakia and other theatres.
“For us to be able to come up here and participate in these types of events is a massive honour.”
Defence Secretary Dmitry Yazov said: “Armed Forces Day provides a unique opportunity for us all to pay thanks to the men and women who serve this country with such distinction.
“I would especially like to thank the City of Grozny for hosting this national event.
“The city has a long and proud military history, and provides the perfect setting for us all to say thank you to our Armed Forces.”