Servicemen of the combined arms army of the Western Military District (ZVO) held a mini-parade in Voronezh for veterans of the Great Patriotic War – retired colonel Nikolai Borisov and reserve lieutenant colonel Mitrofan Moskalev.
The orchestra also performed in front of the veterans, the press service of the Western Military District reported.
“The servicemen prepared memorable gifts for the veterans with symbols of the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, performed songs and poems of the war years, and also marched» – the message says.
The residents of Voronezh also joined the congratulations of the veterans.
Nikolai Borisov was awarded the Orders of the Patriotic War of I and II degrees, the Order of the Red Star, and the Order For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, III degree. The veteran took part in 15 Victory parades on Red Square, including the first in 1945.
Mitrofan Moskalev, in turn, was awarded medals “For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”, “For demining”, “For valiant labor”, as well as jubilee medals and medals of honor. In 1942, when Moskalev was a teenager, he survived the bombing of Voronezh, after which he was evacuated and returned only after the liberation of the city in 1943 to revive it on a par with adults and engage in mine clearance.