This November a delegation from Moscow visited the 46th separate rapid deployment brigade which celebrated its 11th anniversary.
Early in the morning, 70 veterans, performers and journalists gathered together at the military airport to take their flight to the Chechen Republic.
They prepared presents for both friends and enemies.
They loaded the aircraft to the brim.
A roll call before the boarding.
A ‘first-class’ passenger!
These dogs were the first to welcome the delegation.
They had to go to different places like Grozny, Gudermes, Urus-Martan and other villages to present the soldiers of the 46th brigade with gifts and decorations in person.
The leaders of the delegation, the performers and the journalists were to go to Grozny by these helicopters. Other members of the delegation traveled in convoy.
This is a combat/transport helicopter Mi-8, the workhorse of the war.
It can also carry landing forces or evacuate the wounded from battlefields.
Hotel of Troop Unit 3025.
Veterans’re raising the banner of ‘Battle Brotherhood’.
A morning formation.
The 46th brigade is the largest and most active brigade of the internal troops of the country.
During the 11 years, 480 servicemen of the brigade were honored with state awards and government decorations for bravery.
Lieutenant General Sergey Melikov.
Kids and a military band performed after the official part.
The brigade consists of contract soldiers only.
A flower-laying ceremony.
There are just three military units in Russia which were honored with state awards and the 46th brigade is one of them.
Congratulating the soldiers.
The concert .
Heading to Khankala to congratulate another sub-unit of the brigade.
The show’s going on.