Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin congratulated compatriots on the holiday – Defender of the Fatherland Day. The corresponding telegram was published on the website of the lower house.
“I congratulate you on the Defender of the Fatherland Day. Today we are honoring those who have dedicated their lives to military service and ensuring the defense capability of our country, ”the congratulation says.
Volodin also stressed that Russian soldiers and officers who reliably protect the peaceful life of Russian citizens are distinguished by patriotism, loyalty to the oath, courage and professionalism.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin expressed his congratulations on February 23. The head of state noted that this holiday is a symbol of courage and devotion to the Fatherland, and is celebrated by Russians with pride.