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    'Nobody But Us!' Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday

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    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
    • “Nobody But Us!” Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday
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    The day of the Russian Airborne Forces is celebrated on August 2. The national holiday was officially established in 2006 by the presidential decree to promote the revival and development of Russian military traditions and service and to commemorate the merits of Russian paratroopers. Photo: the 247 Guards Air Assault Regiment in Stavropol.

    On August 2, 2017, Russia celebrates the 87th anniversary of the official founding of the country’s Airborne Forces. Take a look at the Russian paratroopers in sky-blue berets who continue to exemplify the highest standards of martial prowess, valor and discipline, following their motto, “Nobody but us!”

    The Russian Airborne Troops' day is vastly observed across the country. Thousands of current and former paratroopers gather with their families to celebrate their professional holiday and the anniversary of the paratroop unit.

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