Putin met in the Kremlin with graduates of Russian military universities

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Wednesday attend the reception in honor of graduates of military academies in the Kremlin, the press service of the head of state.

«Putin will meet with graduates of higher military educational institutions of Russia. In a solemn ceremony held in the Grand Kremlin Palace will bring together graduates of universities of the Ministry of defence and higher educational institutions of the MVD, MCHS, FSB, FSIN, Regardie and FSO of Russia», — stated in the message.

In the Kremlin invited more than 700 officers who graduated from military schools with honors, a gold medal or honors, as well as teachers and heads of military educational institutions.

The first reception in honour of graduates of military academies took place in may 1935. In the prewar period had been regular and stopped with the beginning of the great Patriotic war. The tradition was resumed in 1957.

According to the defense Ministry, to date, has already held editions of the 16 military academies of the country. Troops joined more than 1 thousand officers. Only in 2017, and units of the Russian armed forces will receive over 1 thousand graduates of military academies and more than 2 thousand beginners service officer lieutenants.