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Russian Military Celebrates ‘Black Death’ In Style.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Russian military celebrated November 27 as the country’s official Naval Infantry Day. The annual celebration is referred to as ‘Black Death’ in honor of their dreadful reputation from World War II.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

According to Sputnik, Nazi Germans were amazed at the discipline, courage, and strategies deployed by Russian marines during the war.

The Russian Armed Forces therefore got the nickname ‘Black Death’, which was borne out of respect. However, the marines remain one of the most deadly and versatile branches of the Russian Armed Forces till this day.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Elements of the Russian Pacific Fleet’s marine brigade embark on Admiral Nevelskoy large landing ship during a snap combat readiness test of the Eastern Military District forces.

Victory Day is one of the most sacred holidays for the Russian people.

On this day, Russia commemorates dozens of millions of its countrymen who were lost in World War II.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Flowers and wreaths are laid on the wartime graves. Veterans come out into the streets wearing their military decorations and medals.

The entire nation pays tribute to the eternal sacrifice that ensured its future on Victory Day.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Russian marine demonstrates a PKP Pecheneg light machinegun at an arms and equipment expo held during the Eastern Military District Innovations Day in Vladivostok.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Pacific Fleet Marines take part in Russian Navy Day celebrations in Vladivostok.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

A team of Soviet marines with a multiple launch rocket system.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Members of a Russian Northern Fleet marine assault detachment take part in airborne deployment drills.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Russian marines engage in an arm wrestling contest.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Serviceman fires an RPG during marine forces drill in Russia’s Kaliningrad Region.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Marines of the Russian Pacific Fleet deploy during a combat readiness test of the Eastern Military District forces.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Russian Black Sea Fleet marines in scuba diving gear.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Marines take part in dress rehearsal of the Russian Navy Day parade.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Russian marines participate in the Naval Infantry Day celebration in Sevastopol.

'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

Russian marines train at the Russky Island in Primorsky Territory.

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