n 21 June the Brest Fortress held the Combat Unit event for the sixth time. Every year on 21 June at 19.00 the Institute of Border Service holds the patriotic event "Combat Unit" at the Terespol Gate of the Brest hero fortress memorial complex.
During the event, cadets line up holding the portraits of the defenders of the Belarusian Border District who died in the first battles of the Great Patriotic War. By taking part in this event, the young generation commemorates the defenders of the Motherland and understands the price the border guards paid in 1941 for the peaceful future of the country. This time, the Combat Unit event brought together senior officials of the State Border Committee, veterans-border guards, relatives of those killed in the first battles on the state border, schoolchildren from Minsk, Grodno, Brest and Lida, and also border guards from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
This year the event was also attended by delegations of the Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the Belarusian President, Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Veterans' Organization named after the Hero of the Soviet Union Army General Matrosov, the All-Russian Union of the Border Brotherhood of the Russian Federation.
Photos by Vadim Yakubyonok