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"Blue Berets walked calmly

August 3 2009

In celebration of Day of the Airborne Troops of Russia on the eve attended by about 90,000 former Marines. Serious accidents have been recorded, today announced the official representative of the Department of Public Order Ministry country Olga Shklyarov.

"In celebration of Day of Airborne Forces in various regions of the country attended by some 88,000 paratroopers. In securing public order and security in this day attended by 33.5 thousand police officers and 2,4 thousand military Interior Ministry troops," - she said.

According to the Department, the largest number of "blue berets" was recorded in Moscow (20 thousand), as well as the Pskov region (12.5 thousand) and Stavropol (7,5 thousand).

Birthday Airborne is traditionally celebrated on August 2. On this day in 1930 on the teachings of the Moscow Military District Air Force at Voronezh first time since the bomber TB-3 on parachutes were released troop unit of 12 soldiers. This experiment allowed the military theorists see the future and the benefits and paratroops, reports RIA Novosti.

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