Putin awarded the 15th Separate Motorized Rifle Alexandria Brigade the title of Guards She received the title of Guards for “mass heroism and courage, fortitude and courage shown by personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts”
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin awarded the rank of the 15th Separate Motorized Rifle Alexandria Brigade. The decree is posted on the official Internet portal of legal information.
The title of the Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade was awarded for “mass heroism and courage, fortitude and courage shown by personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts.”
The document comes into force on May 9, now it will be called the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Alexandria Brigade.
The 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Alexandria Brigade is the only peacekeeping brigade in the Russian Armed Forces.
It was formed in February 2005 to participate in the maintenance of peace and security. The formation is manned by military personnel under a contract. They can be part of peacekeeping contingents by decision of the President of Russia and in the interests of the CIS, UN, OSCE, SCO.
Thus, the brigade carried out peacekeeping tasks in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict in 2008. In November 2020, parts of the brigade were introduced to Nagorno-Karabakh, now they form the basis of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in the region.
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