During a working trip to the troops (forces) Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov arrived in Abakan, Republic of Khakassia, where he checked the logistics of the 5th separate Poznan Red Banner Railway Brigade. The Deputy Minister examined the fleet of automotive and special equipment, the conditions of its storage, maintenance and readiness to perform the tasks set.
"Based on the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the Railway troops this year begin construction of the second branch of the Baikal-Amur railway. All ten brigades are leaving for the construction of the section that is currently assigned to the Railway troops from Ulak to Fevralsk-340 km. On the fifth day, the fifth brigade begins to enter the specified area. We must build the second branch of the Baikal-Amur Mainline, " the deputy head of the military department said at a meeting with journalists.
On behalf of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, at a solemn ceremony, Army General Dmitry Bulgakov presented the 5th separate Railway Poznań Red Banner Brigade with the Regimental Cup of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
This badge of military valor was awarded to the brigade for high combat training, selfless military work in the performance of special tasks for the construction of railways, the elimination of the consequences of natural disasters and catastrophes.
"I am proud to note that the 5th separate Railway Brigade was awarded this badge of military valor, the first in the history of the Railway troops, among the military units and formations of material and technical support of the Armed Forces as a whole! Today, the 5th Brigade is rightfully the flagship of the Railway Troops!»- said the Deputy Minister of Defense, speaking at the award ceremony.
After visiting the museum of the railway brigade, the Deputy Minister of Defense made a memorable entry in the historical form of the military unit about the presentation of the Regimental Cup of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.