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Shoigu was awarded the order of Suvorov of the 58th combined arms army of the southern military district

The Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu was awarded the order of Suvorov of the 58th combined arms army of the southern military district, told reporters at the defense Ministry.

The decree about rewarding connections for merits in strengthening the country's defense, high performance in combat training and heroism, courage and selflessness shown by personnel during the execution of combat missions, was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

According to Shoigu, "throughout the long history of the famous enterprises his staff is a model of service to the Fatherland, demonstrates loyalty to the best traditions of Russian warriors".

The Minister stressed that the awarding of the order of Suvorov to much obliges.

During the great Patriotic war, soldiers of the army of the Transcaucasian front were fighting against the Nazi invaders.

The personnel of the 58th combined arms army was involved in counter-terrorism operations in the North Caucasus, has decided the special task force Georgia to peace in the zone of Georgian-Ossetian conflict.

For courage and heroism of the 52 members of the army awarded the title of Hero of Russia.