Chinese guards of honor awarded ahead of Russian parade

Updated: 2015-05-07 09:07


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Chinese guards of honor awarded ahead of Russian parade

Chinese soldiers attend the Victory Day military parade night rehearsal at the Red Square in Moscow, May 4, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

MOSCOW - Chinese guards of honor were awarded medals Wednesday by the Russian Defense Ministry to commemorate their participation in the upcoming Victory Day parade on May 9.

The guards of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, consisting of 112 members, attended the award ceremony in the exhibition hall of the Central Armed Forces Museum.

Chinese Major General Xu Hongsheng, leader of the selection of Chinese guards of honor, expressed gratitude to the Russian side.

He said that the medals awarded to the Chinese servicemen represent the friendly military relationship between the two countries.

The 112 Chinese guards of honor arrived in Moscow on April 25 and has begun training and rehearsing.

On May 9, 102 of them would take part in the parade on Red Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of World War II.

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