The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu on Tuesday during his visit to St. Petersburg presented the order of Zhukov Mikhailovskaya artillery military Academy (MVA) for contribution to the security of the state. In addition, he checked the progress of construction of a multi-disciplinary clinic of the Military medical Academy (VMA).
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— Today one of the most famous educational institutions of the Ministry of defense awarded the order of Zhukov. 195 years within these walls was prepared by the best specialists in the field of artillery, and now missile forces. At the same time, all these years the graduates of the Academy showed the best results on the battlefield and in everyday service, ” said Shoigu at the ceremony of awarding the order.
He noted that more than 200 students of the Academy “awarded the full set of St. George, 96 became heroes of the Soviet Union, seven Heroes of the Russian Federation”.
In the Statute of the order of Zhukov in January 2013 and April 2015 were amended which allowed the award of the order also in addition to the military unions of the Armed forces, other troops and bodies, military higher educational institutions.
Also during the trip to the Northern capital Shoigu inspected the construction of a multi-disciplinary clinic, military medical Academy, Foundation stone of which he laid on 22 August 2014.
To date, we have built seven nine-storey buildings with a total area of 147 thousand square meters. Now the builders complete the façade and roofing works, finishes, installation of internal engineering networks and installation of medical equipment.
We need to ensure not only the best traditions of domestic medicine, but the spirit that reigns here since Botkin and Pirogov — said Shoigu ordered that during the reconstruction of the objects were stored appearance of buildings and interiors. The question in this case was about the buildings of XVIII–XIX centuries, located in the historical part of the city.
All construction work will be completed by the end of 2016.
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