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Personal parade for WW2 veteran

Personal parade for WW2 veteran

A personal parade was held for a 104-year-old war veteran.

Personal parades are organized across the country to congratulate on Victory Day WW2 veterans who cannot leave their homes due to the epidemic. 

Thus, the Western Military District has congratulated the 104-year-old World War 2 veteran Valentin Roslyakov with a personal parade. A military orchestra marched in front of his house playing his favourite wartime songs. 

‘I am very pleased by your attention, thank you! I am proud of our Armed Forces! Happy Victory Day!’ Valentin Roslyakov said addressing the military men.

Guards Colonel Valentin Roslyakov was born in 1916. When the Great Patriotic War started, he was a lieutenant. In one of the battles he fought, Roslyakov and his four T-34-85 tanks destroyed twelve German Tiger tanks losing only one tank. 

Valentin Roslyakov took part in the Iranian and Rostov operations, fought for Belgorod, Kharkov, the Baltic territories, and East Prussia ending the war in Szczecin. 

He has been awarded the Orders of the Red Star, of the Red Banner, and of the Patriotic War, and medals for Battle Merit and for the Victory over Germany.

Photo: Western Military District