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{p}Colonel Evgeny Khrushchev is a military analyst at Russia Today (RT){/p} {p}Contrary to the family tradition, he didn’t apply to Vladivostok Navy Academy to join the Pacific Fleet but enrolled in the Red Banner Institute specializing in Central Asian affairs.{/p} {p}He was a PSYOPS officer for the 56th Airborne Assault Brigade in Gardez, Paktia, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan - First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. {p}The Russian Airborne peace-keeping mission under the aegis of UNPROFOR. {p}His main mission is to promote rapport & rapprochement between Russian & American veterans in close cohesion with US military attaché General Reppert and Special Forces General Metaxis.{/p} {p} * Led the 1st delegation of Soviet Afghan Vets to the US at the invitation of VVA & VVC * Addressed SOLIC Command and JFK Special Warfare School * Consulted CBS 60 Minutes on the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan * Interviewed by ABC 20/20 and Discovery Channel * Featured by France Press, Boston Globe and USN& WR during the 1st Moscow putsch. {/p} {p}Inspired by Chinese strategy, Persian Sufi poetry and British cats; addicted to Country & Blues and muscle cars.{/p} {p}Favorite personal/personnel carrier – KA-50 Black Shark, due to financial & social constraints, settled for KTM 950 SM.{/p}

311th Anniversary: Russian Marines Day!

Editor’s note:  Excuse the language challenge. Gene was having one of those days. Marines Day is celebrated in Russia annually on November 27. This is one of the numerous Russian military professional days, that is celebrated on the official level since 1996. Unlike many other professional days, Marines Days wasn’t established by President of the Russian More..