THE 7th GUARDS PARACHUTE DIVISION
"Courage, Bravery, Honor!"
Insignia is based on the mythology of
West Slavs, who considered that the bison was the personification of
power and nobleness. Bison is an historical symbol of Kaunas where
the division was formed and stationed for more than 45 years.
During the war the division crossed with
fights Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia. Paratroopers showed special
fighting capacities for repulse of fight outnumbered forces of divisions
SS during the battle near the lake Balaton and taking Vienna. From
the beginning of 1956 the 7th Guards division was the first to test the
airplanes AN-8, AN-12, AN-22, IL-76, the new parachute systems, all
armoured troop carriers and artillery system "Nona". Division fulfilled
peaceful tasks in Azerbaijan and Abhazia and redislocated from Kaunas