Russia's Chief of General Staff noted professionalism and high sense of duty and honor of graduates of the Kazan Tank School
Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces General of the Army Valery Gerasimov presented the Kazan Higher Tank Command School with the order of Zhukov and congratulated the legendary military school on the 100th Anniversary.
The awarding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The school has trained thousands of military professionals, educated a pleiad of talented military commanders. His graduates defended the freedom and independence of the Fatherland on the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War, fulfilled international duty in Afghanistan, fought against terrorism in the North Caucasus, and today in the Syrian Arab Republic perform military duty,” said Valery Gerasimov in his address.
He also noted that many students of the school were awarded state awards for the heroism shown in the performance of combat tasks and for labor feats; more than 60 of them became Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia, three were Heroes of Socialist Labor.
The Chief of the General Staff stressed that today the school has all the necessary educational and material resources and highly qualified teaching staff.
During the celebration of the anniversary, Valery Gerasimov, together with the command of the Land Forces and the Central Military District, opened a park and a monument on the school's territory to the Hero Tankman.