Day of Airborne Troops ( VDV Day )

Airborne troops — "winged infantry", " blue berets "- what many epithets bestowed Guards commandos, but not always, at all times and under all circumstances were invariably strength, courage and reliability of the people living on the principle:" No one but us!ยป.

The history of the Airborne Troops (VDV) originates August 2 in 1930 — then on the teachings of the Air Force of the Moscow Military District near Voronezh was airlifted by parachute Division paratroopers of 12 people. This experiment allowed the military theorists see the future benefits of airborne units, their huge opportunities associated with the rapid coverage of the enemy in the air. From this time on the Day of paratroopers.

At the beginning of 1933 in the Belarusian, Ukrainian, Moscow and Volga military districts were formed battalions of special purpose aircraft. By the summer of 1941 ended with manning the five airborne corps numbering 10,000 people each. Paratroopers have always been at the forefront of the battles of the Great Patriotic War.

Flag Navy aircraft RossiiVozdushno assault troops have added many bright pages in the history of the armed forces. Their valor and courage, selfless devotion to the homeland forever enveloped in everlasting glory. Today, paratroopers command respect and admiration as the veterans and the young people preparing to join the army.

They are where the most dangerous, which need high combat training and excellent physical fitness, self-sacrifice and courage. "Blue Berets" is always at the forefront — whether peacekeeping mission or participating in anti-terrorist operations.

Today is the feast of its glorious paratroopers of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.