Airborne troops commander: We are prepared to tackle any mission – domestically or abroad

RIA Novosti | 22:21 03/08/2010

On August 2, Russia marked the Day of Airborne Troops. Since the first landing during a drill outside Voronezh in 1930, the troops have contributed many glorious pages to their history – from heroic exploits during World War II to the Afghan and Caucasian campaigns. Prior to the anniversary, Vladimir Shamanov, Commander of the Airborne Troops, spoke with RIA Novosti military commentator Ilya Kramnik.

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