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Thursday, August 24, 2017

On 71 year of life died legendary paratrooper Alexander Margelov


At the age of 70 after a long illness passed away the Hero of Russia, the legendary paratrooper Alexander Margelov. This was reported in the defense Ministry.

Alexander Margelov – the son of the first commander of the airborne troops of the USSR of General Vasily Margelov. He is known for participating in operations connected with risk for life. For example, in 1973, he for the first time in world practice, parachuted from a military transport plane inside a tracked armored vehicle BMD-1. He also carried out the first landing inside BMD-1 parachute-jet system in the complex “Reactor”.

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