Veterans of the interior Ministry about such traditions have not heard anything.
Russian security officials said that the purchase of crystal cuts for the generals of the Russian Federation due to “tradition”.
This was stated in the Department of Regardie on interaction with the media.
Thus the Agency explained the appearance of the site of public procurement order for 104 pairs of crystal cuts the cost of 582 thousand 400 rubles (more than $10 thousand).
“The crystal straps is a traditional and memorable gift officers. Such relatively inexpensive in monetary terms, gifts are invaluable as promotion and often become family heirlooms, passed down to sons and grandsons,” the statement reads.
While retired officers of the interior troops of the Russian Federation on the basis of which in 2016 was created Regardie, said that never heard of a “long tradition” of giving crystal straps.
“Was tradition on assignment of military rank to give the usual shoulder straps – everything from Lieutenant to General. This is done solemnly, at a General meeting or a Council of war, in the presence of the command. It is clear that the rank of General are more expensive. But crystal shoulder straps – this is something new. Why do they need? Gave to then just gold” – said one of the former security forces.
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