Sputnik: The Best of the Best: A Day With Russia’s Elite Soldiers
In the Presidential Regiment, which celebrated its 80th anniversary this year, officers and soldiers are called the “face of the country and the army,” since they are on duty at the Kremlin walls and ensure the safety of Russian state leaders.
Learn what it takes to be an elite soldier and guard of honor.
The best of the best
The Presidential Regiment Service Command of the Moscow Kremlin FSO includes three battalions, a cavalry honor guard and an operational reserve battalion. However, the most famous is considered to be the first guard of honor. Soldiers who serve in it stand on guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Many would like to be part of it, but only less than half of the candidates get the desired place.
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WNU Editor: Like the U.S. Marines at the White House .... an impressive group of men.