Putin awarded the rank of guards to the 80th tank regiment from Chebarkul

The 80th Red Banner Tank Regiment, stationed in the Chelyabinsk region, received the title of Guards “for mass heroism, courage, steadfastness and courage” shown in battle *

Vladimir Putin 80th Red Banner Tank Regiment. The decree was published in the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Defense.

The regiment received this title “for mass heroism and courage, steadfastness and courage shown by the personnel.” in battles “for the protection of the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts.”

He traces his history from the 80th Tank Brigade of the 20th Tank Zvenigorod Corps of the Red Army. The brigade was created in January 1942 and during the Great Patriotic War it was included in the active army several times.

After the end of the war, the 80th brigade was reorganized into the 80th tank regiment. In it, in particular, served as the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia— First Deputy Minister of Defense Valery Gerasimov.

Since the end of February, Putin has awarded the title of Guards to a number of units. This status is given to military formations that distinguished themselves on the battlefield.

In particular, on June 10, the 28th pontoon-bridge brigade of engineering troops received the title of guards. This brigade is stationed in Murom and is engaged in the equipment of high-capacity crossings on large water barriers. In peacetime, it performs tasks related to the transport of equipment and materiel, including during emergency response.

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Vladimir Putin

politician, President of Russia

October 7, 1952

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