According to the defense Ministry, the associated celebrations were held across the country – from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. In total, they were attended by representatives of 36 departmental institutions, which this year produced more than 12 thousand officers. Diplomas of military schools and academies, including received 260 female soldiers. Every fifth graduate graduated from high school with honors. 420 officers on the Victory Day were given medals.

“higher education officers completely mastered the training program, passed the state final certification, demonstrated strong knowledge and solid skills in organization, management, connections, military units, operation and application of the most modern weapons and military equipment,” – noted in the defense Ministry. They added that the troops are personnel replacements. To lieutenants faster to get used in working places, each of them will anchor an experienced mentor.

Special attention to young officers ‘ families. This year, in General, a little – 37. But with the families of officers – graduates recruited about four thousand. Every detail is thought out: from their placement in the garrisons to the employment of wives and the allocation of places in kindergartens and schools.

About ensuring decent conditions of service and living of the people in uniform said in a Victory Day the President of the country. Vladimir Putin congratulated graduates of military universities and expressed confidence that they would “professionally and honorably” to facilitate the execution of tasks applying the acquired during training knowledge and skills.

defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that in the educational process has been successfully used combat experience to the fight against international terrorism. The head of the defense Ministry of Russia May 9, presented diplomas to the graduates of the Military Academy of the General staff. This University is considered the most prestigious of the domestic military-educational institution with a rich tradition of training the officers of top qualification. “There are not so many such reputable military schools, the name commands respect,” – said Shoigu.

His parting words were addressed to the graduates of the military challenge and Vice Shoigu. Thus, in particular, was at the Academy of Missile forces of strategic purpose, where the gold medals to the best students and cadets received the first Deputy defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov. “This year the Academy has produced more than 200 officers in 17 specialties of higher military operational-tactical and full military special training. More than 700 officers have graduated from the Serpukhov branch of the Academy”, – told in the defense Ministry.

Deputy defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova congratulated the graduates of Military-space Academy named after A. F. Mozhaysky. Her colleague Timur Ivanov arrived in Saint Petersburg on the awarnie diplomas 700 officers of the Military medical Academy named after S. M. Kirov, whose knowledge today, according to the Deputy Minister, “as ever a very popular and necessary.” Deputy defense Minister – head of the Main military and political control Andrey Kartapolov was at issue in a Military University, which trains officers in the Humanities not only for the Armed forces of Russia, but 23 of the world’s armies.