On 18 February 2016 a reception on the occasion of the Russian Armed Forces Day was held at the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU. The event was hosted by heads of Russian diplomatic missions in Brussels. Participants included Belgian MFA and Defence Ministry officials, Military Representatives to EU and NATO, members of Defence Attachés Offices, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps.
In the course of the reception guests had an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the insignia of services and troops of the Russian Federation Armed Forces, as well as information on modern Russian arms. Attention was also attracted by a photo panel on the record of Russian foreign policy in the 21st century.