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    September 2, 2017

    "Russian military uniform is now a source of pride" - Deputy Defense Minister

    September 2, 2017 - Fort Russ News - Paul Antonopoulos

    The prestige of army service has considerably augmented in Russia in the past five years, Russian First Deputy Defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov said on Friday, TASS reported.

    "Over the past five years, he have traveled a gigantic path, first of all, in terms of society’s attitude to the Armed Forces. We have managed to regain the respect they are worth of. The times when an officer was unwilling to be seen wearing a uniform are gone," he said at a traditional September 1 lecture at the Military University.

    "You have chosen to dedicate yourself to the service to the motherland. On the Day of Knowledge, I would like to repeat the words of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that this is one of the most important and lofty occupation," he said.

    "It is very important for us to create equally comfortable living conditions for the military no matter where they serve, either in the capital city or in Kamchatka," he said. "Now we can say that the housing problem is not that acute but, nevertheless, it needs keen attention."

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