Shoigu presented the state awards to employees and working in defense of women

“during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war next to the Museum “Road of remembrance” in honor of the women who waited for their husbands from the front, heroically worked in the rear, will open one of the most beautiful monuments to the mothers of the winners, was recalled at the ceremony the Minister. We want to thank all the women who helped to win the war. Today in the Armed forces of more than forty thousand members of the fairer sex wear uniforms military personnel. They treat, provide a link, dressed and fed. Today they are where the hardest fighting with us against international terrorism”.

In the Russian army will determine the best female soldiers in the eve of March 8

the State awards from the hands of Shoigu received nine women – military and civilian employees of the defense Department. The order of Honor was awarded to Svetlana stashkova, medals of the order “For merits before Fatherland” I degree – Natalia bilousova, the same medal of II degree – Lieutenant Colonel of medical service of Elena Pronina and Lieutenant Yulia Zykova. Senior Lieutenant of medical service Marina Chuhlantseva awarded the medal of Suvorov, Sergeant Dinara Ovcharova and Lieutenant Colonel of medical service Gulsara Skvortsova – the medal of Zhukov. Medal “For the salvation of perishing” was awarded Junior Sergeant Anastasia Shumilova.

And then women were congratulated and presented them with their songs by popular singers Oleg Gazmanov, Gosha Kutsenko and Zara.

help “RG”

In the Russian Armed forces are now serving more than 41 thousand women in uniform. Of these, more than 30 thousand are professional soldiers and sergeants. About 7 thousand have the rank of warrant officers. Nearly 4 thousand officers, including 44 of the Colonel.

In universities of the Ministry of defense study of 1150 girls. Almost 1460 ladies are in the army on posts of Federal state civil servants.

For excellence and integrity in the line of duty just last year, 128 women in the Armed forces was awarded state awards, including 24 of them are fighting. Departmental medals and marks noted nearly 8 thousand women.