Military Salute

Salute, Military


a form of military greeting and token of military respect.

In the Soviet armed forces, according to the Interior Service Regulations, all servicemen are obliged to salute one another; subordinates and inferiors in rank salute first. Individual servicemen and military units (on command) salute the V. I. Lenin Mausoleum, the fraternal graves of soldiers who died fighting for the freedom and independence of the Soviet homeland, the banners of military units, the naval flag, and troop-accompanied funeral processions, as well as when meeting one another.

When in formation, military units salute the following individuals on command: the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the minister of defense of the USSR, marshals of the Soviet Union and admirals of the Fleet of the Soviet Union, the chairmen of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviets and Councils of Ministers of the Union republics on whose territory (waters) the particular unit is stationed, chief marshals, generals of the army, marshals of the combat arms and special forces, admirals of the fleet, colonel generals, admirals, and all direct superiors, as well as persons assigned to direct inspections of the particular unit.

The rules of military saluting are defined in the Drill Regulations of the Armed Forces of the USSR, and, additionally for the navy, by the Ship Regulations of the Navy of the USSR.

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Bagration called to him, and Tushin, raising three fingers to his cap with a bashful and awkward gesture not at all like a military salute but like a priest's benediction, approached the general.
They seemed not to observe him, but directly, in response to a sign from the commander of the guard, a young lieutenant came toward him with a file of his men following, halted, raised his hand, and gave the military salute, and then said in a low voice that he was sorry to have to disturb a stranger and a gentleman, but the place was sacred to royalty.
Almost as soon as he had spoken, a portly upright man (whom I can see now, as I write) in a well-worn olive-coloured frock-coat, with a peculiar pallor over-spreading the red in his complexion, and eyes that went wandering about when he tried to fix them, came up to a corner of the bars, and put his hand to his hat - which had a greasy and fatty surface like cold broth - with a half-serious and half-jocose military salute.
The sentinel drew back with a military salute at the sight of the pass.
Carlier, entering into the spirit of the thing, made a military salute and answered in a brisk tone, "Your orders shall be attended to, chief!" Then he burst out laughing, slapped Kayerts on the back and shouted, "We shall let life run easily here!
He saw the red ribbon that the commandant wore, and made a silent and respectful military salute.
And forthwith, feeling themselves bound to obey him, the five remaining sons of the dragon's teeth made him a military salute with their swords, returned them to the scabbards, and stood before Cadmus in a rank, eyeing him as soldiers eye their captain, while awaiting the word of command.
Earlier on the 20th August, a formal military salute and a dignified ceremony was held at the Army Headquarters premises and the Commander's office this morning (20) saluted the outgoing 22nd Commander of the Army, General Mahesh Senanayake in keeping with military traditions after he symbolically handed over the replica of the ornamental Baton to his successor, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the 23rd Commander of the Army who was appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
7), accorded a military salute to the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, who is visiting Taiwan for the inauguration of the Caribbean nation's new embassy in Taipei, scheduled for Thursday.
After leaving Carthage Palace, the funeral procession first stopped in front of El Aouina military barracks where National Guard officers performed the military salute.
Astronaut James Irwin, lunar module pilot, gives a military salute while standing beside the U.S.
Prizes The parade began with a military salute. The patron of the event handed over the prizes to the new graduates who excelled.

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