Putin: It is a great honor to serve in the Russian army
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated personnel of the military on the upcoming holiday of Defenders of the Fatherland Day. He announced the words of congratulations from the stage of the Kremlin State Palace.
"This holiday symbolizes the glorious centuries-old Russian army ... To serve in the armed forces with such great tradition is a great honor and a great responsibility. I am sure that the current generation of Russian soldiers is well aware of this,’’ Interfax quotes him as saying.