Day of Missile Forces: congratulations
The Russian citizen always respects the traditions of the past and the holidays of our time. That's right, the whole nation marks the Day of Strategic Missile Forces on December 17 each year. This tradition draws its roots since the end of the Great Patriotic War and is relevant in our time. And therefore has a rich and entertaining history.
History of Strategic Missile Forces
In order to understand the essence of such a celebration as the Day of Missile Troops, it is necessary to plunge into the history of the formation of such a military association. So, back in 1946 the first rocket association was created, that in its arsenal had at that time the most powerful and terrible weapon - ballistic missiles. Already by 1950, strategic missile forces had intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as missiles that had a nuclear component in their composition.
In connection with the growing importance of such a new association, the authorities decided on December 17, 1959, the missile forces to make a separate and independent cell of military power. And not in vain. After all, to date, strategic missile forces are considered to be a weighty and, perhaps, decisive link in the strategic forces of the Russian Federation in the matter of nuclear weapons. Therefore, the day of the missile forces is celebrated solemnly by the whole country.
Very interesting is the fact that the Day of Strategic Missile Forces was celebrated since December 1959. Then, as early as 1997, there was a small addition. So, to the triumph also joined the forces of military space and air defense. And already everyone shared a professional celebration and listened to congratulations on the Day of Missile Forces. In 2001, the situation changed somewhat. Since the space defense of the country was gaining more and greater scope, and therefore became a separate unit of the Russian military forces. The space troops began to celebrate their professional celebration on October 4 as an independent unit of the country's armed forces.
What are these traditions for the Day of Missile Forces?
The day of strategic missile forces was always celebrated on a grand scale. And this is understandable. After all, the weight of the activity of such a sphere of the armed forces of the country is unquestionable and understandable. For the times of the existence of the missile troops, Russia has trained several generations of rocket men, who truly became the pride of the state. Therefore, for example, on the Day of the Missile Forces of 2014 in a solemn atmosphere, they congratulated and honored the services of veterans, and also rewarded the distinguished representatives of the personnel of the missile defense and other auxiliary units who were distinguished in the work.
Of course, on the Day of the Rocket Forces, the country's top officials always come and pay tribute to those people who are engaged in the air defense of the Russian space and monitor the integrity of Russia. And missilemen and veterans of this field of activity simply listen to congratulations on the day of the missile forces and take them with pride. It's so nice to know that you are needed and important not only to your relatives, but to your entire homeland.
Day of Missile Troops and Artillery
A Day of Missile Troops and Artillery is considered a separate but not less significant and significant celebration for all Russians, which is customary to celebrate on November 19. This date is not for nothing. After all, for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, yes, in general, every single citizen of the country, it is especially memorable. Since it is continuously connected with the victorious liberation of Stalingrad from the German occupation during the Great Patriotic War, which began directly with the counteroffensive activities of Russian troops. That is why on such a day it is customary to congratulate the representatives of the artillery defense of the country with special trepidation and gratitude.
The crucial, and therefore so memorable and responsible moment in the end of the military operations at Stalingrad was precisely the successful fulfillment of the key task of the artillery defense, which showed simply super missions and changed the course of military events.
Given this, in 1964 the celebration received an updated name - Day of Missile Troops and Artillery. After all, the main task of any citizen of Russia to honor the memory of the heroes, who did not lose courage, heroically defended their freedom and native spaces, and bravely fought to the last bit for their own and our future.
Why is the activity of rocket and artillery troops so important?
Nobody will deny that due to the experience of the artillery and missile forces of the country, conflict situations can be solved with minimal losses or absolutely without them. After all, this is a guarantee of exclusively maneuverable and operational activity, as well as the firepower of all the armed forces. Titanically difficult work and a heroic feat are worthily fulfilled by generations of soldiers who try their best not to let their homeland and the population of Russia by all means.
Therefore, each artilleryman or missile must constantly improve their skills, monitor novelties of technical equipment and weapons, increase their level of combat skills and skill, and unquestioningly fulfill the tasks assigned by the leadership.
In this connection, the celebration for the day of the missile troops on November 19 is always characterized by festive parades, demonstration firings and military exercises of state scale.
Modern Missile Forces
To date, the Russian Federation's missile forces constitute a significant part of the country's entire armament. After all, they have the newest missile installations, which can completely change the course of military history. Moreover, modern strategic missile forces have not only their command, but also three super-powerful missile formations, the own range of Kapustin Yar and several plants for the repair and manufacture of specialized missile equipment.
Naturally, the government of the country also cares about training missile specialists. Therefore, in Russia there are several higher educational institutions that produce professional rocket men, for example, the Moscow Military Academy named after Peter the Great. That is why the Day of the Russian Missile Troops is celebrated on such a scale in the country. After all, these guys are constantly guarding the nuclear defense of their homeland from a possible aggressor.
The main tasks of the country's missile forces
1. In peacetime, Russia's missile forces must ensure order and a "quiet sleep" of their citizens. And if necessary, take all security measures to eliminate the influence of a possible aggressor in terms of nuclear intervention on the territory of the Russian Federation.
2. In the event of a military situation, the missile forces must prove themselves to the maximum, react promptly to the imminent threat and immediately begin defending their homeland. After all, an attack can occur at any time of the day or night, and therefore it is worthwhile to always be on guard.
Today, Russia's missile weapons are represented in the form of stationary basing complexes and mobile missile systems. In the first case, rocket devices of medium and heavy classes are located in specialized mines. In the second, these are complexes of the "Topol" class.
Missile forces are the guarantor of security
Thanks to a modern set of measures to ensure nuclear safety of the country, Russia has long been able successfully to avoid serious nuclear accidents. Of course, this is a joint credit for the creators of missile installations and qualified personnel of Russia's strategic missile forces.
Despite the emerging difficulties and problems in the country, missile weapons are always given due attention. And, if necessary, a strategic missile army will prove its readiness to protect citizens from a nuclear attack and defend the frontiers of their homeland. Because the efficiency, mobility and combat capability of the missile army can not be questioned.