Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Thousands of paratroopers celebrate 85th anniversary of Russian Airborne Forces
The Russian Airborne Troops are an elite force, on par with the Strategic Rocket Forces and the Aerospace Defence Forces. First formed before World War II, the force undertook two significant airborne operations and a number of smaller jumps during the war and for many years after 1945 was the largest airborne force in the world. The force was split after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, losing divisions to Belarus and Ukraine, and has been reduced in size. Russian airborne forces have traditionally worn a blue beret. Read More . . . .
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