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Registration of public association "Mogilev region Union of Parachute corps"

On August 2 Mogilev region celebrated the 86th anniversary of foundation of Parachute corps and special operation forces. 

 Parachute corps and special operation forces partook in different local wars and conflicts, including the war in Afghanistan, chairman of Mogilev region public association "Belarusian Union of Afghan War Veterans" Vladimir Vasilenko told.   "More than 3.5 thousand Mogilevers perished in Afghan war, and the Hero of the Soviet Union Andrei Melnikov was among them. I'm sure that young generation will adopt our experience and traditions.

Our first meeting took place ten years ago. And today I'm glad to hand the registration certificate of the newly founded public association "Mogilev region Union of Parachute corps" to its chairman Sergei Lenkovsky", Vladimir Vasilenko summed up.

During the meeting held at Slavy Square Master of Parachute Sport Anatoly Kulpinov who has made more than 1000 jumps with parachute was acknowledged. 

Then participants of the meeting laid flowers to the grave of the Hero of the Soviet Union Andrei Melnikov and held a moment of silence to commemorate his memory.  The Day of Parachute corps will finalize with the action "No-one besides us", and the concert of "Kaskad" music group established in 1975 in Afghanistan. 

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