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Anatoly Kvashnin
General of the Army Anatoly Vasiliyevich Kvashnin (Russian: Анатолий Васильевич Квашнин; born 15 August 1949, Ufa) was the Chief of the Russian General Staff from 1997 to 2004, when he was dismissed by President Vladimir Putin. Kvashnin graduated from the Kurgan Machine-building Institute in 1969 and served in the armed forces from this time. He began serving in the military as deputy commander of a tank company then moved on to hold various command and staff positions. He later attended the Malinovsky Tank Academy graduating in 1976. It was reported that he commanded the 78th Tank Division in the Central Asia Military District
Central Asia Military District
from 1982 to 1987.[1] He graduated from the USSR
USSR
Armed Forces General Staff Academy in 1989
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Ufa
Ufa
Ufa
(Russian: Уфа́, tr. Ufá, IPA: [ʊˈfa]; Bashkir: Өфө; Bashkir pronunciation: [ʏ̞ˈfʏ̞], pronunciation (help·info)) is the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, and the industrial, economic, scientific and cultural center of the republic
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Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration Of The 100th Anniversary Since The Birth Of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin"
The Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin" (Russian: Юбилейная медаль В ознаменование 100-летия со дня рождения Владимира Ильича Ленина») was a state commemorative medal of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
on November 5, 1969[1] to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin
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Volga-Urals Military District
The Volga–Ural Military District was a military district of the Russian Ground Forces, formed on 1 September 2001 by the amalgamation of the Volga Military District and the Ural Military District. The headquarters of the Ural Military District, located at Yekaterinburg became the new headquarters of the merged district
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Bashkir ASSR
The Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
(Bashkir: Башҡорт Автономиялы Совет Социалистик Республикаhы, Başqort Avtonomiyalı Sovet Sotsialistik Respublikahı; Russian: Башкирская Автономная Советская Социалистическая Республика, Bashkirskaya Avtonomnaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika); also known as Soviet Bashkortostan
Bashkortostan
or simply Bashkortostan
Bashkortostan
was an Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic within the Russian SFSR
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Russian Space Forces
The Russian Space Forces
Russian Space Forces
(Russian: Космические войска России, tr. Kosmicheskie Voyska Rossii) are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following the 1 August 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force
Russian Air Force
and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces
after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces
Russian Space Forces
were originally formed on the 10 August 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.[2] The organisation shared control of the Baikonur Cosmodrome
Baikonur Cosmodrome
with the Russian Federal Space Agency. It also operated the Plesetsk and the Svobodny Cosmodromes
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Hero Of The Russian Federation
Hero of the Russian Federation
Hero of the Russian Federation
(Russian: Герой Российской Федерации) is the highest honorary title of the Russian Federation. A person that has been bestown this title also receives a Gold Star
Gold Star
medal, an insignia of honor that identifies recipients. The title is awarded to persons for "service to the Russian state and nation, usually connected with a heroic feat of valor"
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Order Of Merit For The Fatherland
The Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"
Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"
(Russian: Орден «За заслуги перед Отечеством», Orden "Za zaslugi pered Otechestvom") is a state decoration of the Russian Federation. It was instituted on March 2, 1994 by Presidential Decree 442.[1] Until the re-establishment of the Order of St. Andrew
Order of St. Andrew
in 1998, it was the highest Order of the Russian Federation, though it is still the highest Civilian decoration of the state. The Order of St. Andrew decoration is given to Military personnel only
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Order Of Honour (Russian Federation)
Honour
Honour
(British English) or honor (American English; see spelling differences) is an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or institution such as a family, school, regiment or nation. Accordingly, individuals (or institutions) are assigned worth and stature based on the harmony of their actions with a specific code of honour, and the moral code of the society at large. Samuel Johnson, in his A Dictionary of the English Language
A Dictionary of the English Language
(1755), defined honour as having several senses, the first of which was "nobility of soul, magnanimity, and a scorn of meanness." This sort of honour derives from the perceived virtuous conduct and personal integrity of the person endowed with it
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Jubilee Medal "50 Years Of The Armed Forces Of The USSR"
The Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
(Russian: Юбилейная медаль «50 лет Вооружённых Сил СССР») was a state military commemorative medal of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
established on December 26, 1967[1] by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
to denote the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the Soviet Armed Forces
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General Staff Academy (Russia)
The General staff college of the Russian Federation's armed forces, also General staff academy of the Russian Federation's Armed Forces (Russian: Военная академия Генерального штаба Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации) was founded in 1918 in Moscow
Moscow
by Leonid Govorov. It was the senior Soviet and now Russian general staff college. The Academy of the General Staff is located in Moscow, on 14 Kholzunova Lane, not far from the Frunze Military Academy. The "best and the brightest" officers of all the Soviet Armed Forces were selected to attend this senior and most prestigious of all the Soviet academies. Students were, and probably still are, admitted to the Academy in the ranks of lieutenant colonel, colonel, and General-Major (one star). Most were colonels or newly promoted generals
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Order Of The Holy Prince Daniel Of Moscow
The Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow (Russian: Орден святого благоверного князя Даниила Московского) is an award of the Russian Orthodox Church, established in 1978. There are three classes.[1]Contents1 History 2 Eligibility 3 Description 4 Rules of wearing 5 Notable recipients 6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Order was created by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Pimen I, and the Holy Synod
Holy Synod
of 28 December 1988 to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia. Eligibility[edit] The award may be conferred upon clergy, lay people and, in exceptional cases organisations. It is awarded for services in the revival of spiritual life in Russia. Description[edit] The Order has three grades.1st classThe badge is a nickel-silver Byzantine cross
Byzantine cross
(with truncated beams to the centre and slightly concave external parties)
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Legion Of Honour
The Legion of Honour, full name, National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur),[2] is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte and retained by all the divergent governments and regimes later holding power in France, up to the present. The order's motto is "Honneur et Patrie" ("Honour and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
next to the Musée d'Orsay, on the left bank of the
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Order Of The Yugoslav Star
Order of the Yugoslav Star
Order of the Yugoslav Star
(Croatian: Orden jugoslavenske zvijezde; Serbian: Орден југословенске звезде; Slovene: Red jugoslovanske zvezde; Macedonian: Орден југословенска ѕвезда) was the highest National order of merit awarded in Yugoslavia.[1] It was divided into four classes. The highest class, the Yugoslav Great Star was the highest state decoration awarded in Yugoslavia
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Makhachkala
Makhachkala
Makhachkala
(Russian: Махачкала, IPA: [məxətɕkɐˈɫa]; Kumyk: Анжи-кала; Lak: Гьанжи; Avar: МахӀачхъала; Lezgian: Магьачкъала; Rutul: МахаӀчкала) is the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. It is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
and is home to the Makhachkala
Makhachkala
Grand Mosque, one of Russia’s largest. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 572,076, making it the largest in the North Caucasus Federal District.[4] The city has an ethnic plurality, with the Avars and Laks being the largest groups. Founded as a fortress of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
in 1844 and given city status thirteen years later, the city bore the name of the Russian Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
until 1921
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Leonid Drachevsky
Leonid Drachevsky
Leonid Drachevsky
(Russian name: Леонид Вадимович Драчевский; born 5 April 1942) is a Soviet rower from Kazakhstan. He competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics
1968 Summer Olympics
in Mexico City with the men's coxed pair where they qualified for the small final but did not start.[1][2] Drachevsky later became a diplomat and served as ambassador of Russia to Poland from 1996 to 1999. In 1998 and 1999, he was a Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation. References[edit]^ "Leonid Drachewsky". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 6 February 2018.  ^ "Leonid Drachevsky". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 February 2018. Diplomatic postsPreceded by Yury Kashlev Ambassador to Poland 1996–1999 Succeeded by Sergey RazovThis biographical article relating to Soviet rowing is a stub
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