Russia: Black Sea Fleet Air Defense Regiment Obtains Combat Colors
In accordance with defense minister’s order, Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Air Defense Regiment obtained combat colors and associated certificate signed by the President of the Russian Federation.
Traditional flag-nailing ceremony was carried out the day before the official event. The cloth was attached to a flagpole with special nails. Fifteen best servicemen of the regiment headed by its commander Col. Andrei Litvinov were awarded the right to attend the ceremony.
The triumphant color-handing ceremony was directed by BSF Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov. His assistant archpriest Alexander Bondarenko consecrated the cloth.
The flag was brought along the line of servicemen, and then the regiment personnel paraded under the new colors for the first time.
Naval Today Staff, December 15, 2011; Image: mil