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Igor Smirnov, "We defended the Russian world"


Members of people's volunteer corps, the head of state Vadim Krasnoselsky, chairman of the Supreme Council Alexander Shcherba, parliamentarians, the first Transnistrian president Igor Smirnov, members of the Government gathered in the Great Hall of the Palace of the Republic to celebrate the quarter-century anniversary of Pridnestrovian People's Militia.

It was noted in the course of the solemn meeting: The people's volunteer corps at all times was a reliable force, always stood up for the defense of the Fatherland. In the years of armed aggression of the Republic of Moldova against Pridnestrovie, townspeople and villagers, people of different professions and ages, took up arms and rose to defend their native republic in order to defend their native land, protect their homes and families. The detachments of the People's Militia then registered 10225 people, the youngest of whom was 17, and the oldest was a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.

The President Vadim Krasnoselsky awarded the founders of the formation of volunteer Vladimir Rilyakov and Vladimir Emelyanov for personal contribution to the repulse the act of aggression of Moldova against Pridnestrovian people with the anniversary medal "25 years of the PMR people's volunteer corps". State awards were received by other members of the people's volunteer corps. Medal "For Military Merit" was awarded the deputy of the Supreme Council, the defender of Pridnestrovie Vadim Kravchuk. The first president of Pridnestrovie, Igor Smirnov, was awarded the jubilee medal "25 Years of the People's Militia of Pridnestrovie" for the exceptional contribution to the creation and formation of the people's volunteer corps.

Today the militia transfers experience and knowledge to the younger generation, and, if necessary, they are ready to defend the republic. The solemn meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the formation of the people's volunteer corps ended with the performance of the orchestra of the General Staff of the Armed Forces under the leadership of Vitaly Voinov.