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Presenter: Yuriy Podkopayev
Headlines: President Medvedev awards an Airborne Troops regiment a military honour; as supreme commander-in-chief, he hosts a military ceremony for top brass in the Kremlin; Defence Minister Serdyukov meets armed forces veteran generals; second regiment of S-400 Triumf SAM on combat alert duty; Maritime Territory - a joint exercise by Airborne Troops, naval and infantry subunits; and the jubilee of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
1. 0200 Tradition whereby military units are awarded battle honours revived. Report from the ceremony, with pictures and extracts from President Medvedev's speech on 4 April at the 45th Separate Guards Order of Aleksandr Nevskiy Special-Purpose Airborne Troops Regiment near Moscow, which he awarded the Order of Kutuzov. It is described as the youngest unit in the Airborne Troops, which was formed in the summer of 1994, after which it went to war in the North Caucasus.
Medvedev talks about the history of the regiment. Accompanied by Defence Minister Anatoliy …