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In pictures: Airborne Forces Day celebrated in Minsk

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(BelaPAN Photo/Syarhey Satsyuk)
Former paratroopers in Minsk traditionally celebrated Airborne Forces Day on August 2.
The holiday started to be observed in the Soviet era. On this date, ex-paratroopers put on the most distinguishing pieces of the uniform of the USSR’s Airborne Forces (“VDV”), a telnyashka (blue and white striped undershirt) and a blue beret, and gather in public places.
"To me service with VDV means strength and pride in my country," said one ex-paratrooper. "This is a holiday for all paratroopers. This is like another New Year's Day for me. I take my entire family for a walk on this day."




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