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18:45 GMT +3 hours22 December 2014
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Celebrating Russia's airborne troops

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© RIA Novosti. Vitaly Ankov
On August 2, 1930, a 12-man paratrooper unit parachuted from a TB-3 heavy bomber during military exercises in the Moscow Military District near Voronezh. This was Russia’s first airborne unit. On this day, the Russian Airborne Forces were born.

On August 2, 1930, a 12-man paratrooper unit parachuted from a TB-3 heavy bomber during military exercises in the Moscow Military District near Voronezh. This was Russia’s first airborne unit. On this day, the Russian Airborne Forces were born.