Rocket Day: Congratulations
A Russian citizen always honors the traditions of bygone days and the holidays of modern times. So, the whole nation celebrates the Strategic Missile Forces Day every year on December 17. This tradition has its roots since the end of World War II 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 Rocket Forces, 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, which in its arsenal had at that time the most powerful and terrible weapon - ballistic missiles. As early as 1950, strategic missile forces had intercontinental ballistic weapons, as well as missiles with a nuclear component.
In connection with the growing importance of such a new association, on December 17, 1959, the authorities of the country decided to make rocket troops a separate and independent cell of military power. And for good reason. Indeed, to date, strategic rocket forces are considered to be a weighty and, one can say, decisive element of the Strategic Forces of the Russian Federation on the issue of nuclear weapons. Therefore, the day of the rocket troops solemnly celebrate the whole country.
A very interesting fact is that the Day of the Strategic Missile Forces has been celebrated since December 1959. Whereas already in 1997 there was a small addition. So, the forces of military space and air defense also joined the triumph. And together we all shared a professional celebration and listened to congratulations on the Day of Rocket Forces. In 2001, the situation changed somewhat. Since the space defense of the country gained ever greater scope, and therefore became a separate cell of the military forces of the Russian Federation. Space troops began to celebrate their professional triumph already on October 4, as an independent unit of the country's armed forces.
What are these traditions for the Day of Rocket Forces?
Strategic Missile Forces Day has always been celebrated on a grand scale. And this is understandable. After all, the significance of the activities of such a sphere of the country's armed forces is unquestioning and explainable. During the time of the existence of the rocket troops, Russia has brought up several generations of rocket men, who have truly become the pride of the state. Therefore, for example, on the Day of the Rocket Forces of 2014, they solemnly congratulated and honored the services of veterans, and also awarded representatives of rocket defense personnel and other auxiliary units who distinguished themselves.
Of course, the first persons of the country always come to the Day of the Rocket Forces and pay tribute to those people who are engaged in the air defense of the Russian space and monitor the integrity of Russia. And rocket men and veterans of this field of activity simply listen to the congratulations on the day of the rocket troops and accept them with pride. It's so nice to know that you are needed and important not only for your loved ones, but also for your whole homeland.
Day of rocket troops and artillery
A separate, but no less significant and significant celebration for all Russians is the Day of Rocket Forces and Artillery, which is customarily celebrated on November 19. This date is not in vain. Indeed, for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and, in general, for each individual citizen of the country, she is especially memorable. Because it is continuously associated with the victorious liberation of Stalingrad from the German occupation during the Great Patriotic War, which began directly with the counter-offensive activities of the 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 turning point, and therefore such a memorable and crucial moment in the completion of military operations near Stalingrad, was precisely the successful fulfillment of the key task of the artillery defense, which showed simply super-tasks and changed the course of military events.
Given this, in 1964 the celebration received an updated name - the Day of Rocket Forces and Artillery. After all, the main task of any citizen of Russia is to honor the memory of heroes who did not lose heart, heroically defended their freedom and native open spaces, and fought bravely to the last of their strength for their and our future.
Why is the activity of rocket and artillery troops so important?
No one will deny that, thanks to the experience of the artillery and missile forces of the country, conflict situations can be solved with minimal losses or without them. After all, this is a pledge of exclusively maneuverable and operational activities, as well as the firepower of all the armed forces. The titanically difficult work and heroic feat are worthily performed by generations of warriors who are doing their best to not let down their homeland and the population of Russia.
Therefore, each artillery or rocket pilot needs to constantly improve his skills, follow the innovations of technical equipment and weapons, raise the level of his combat skills and skill, and also unquestioningly carry out the tasks set by the leadership.
In this regard, the celebration on the day of the rocket troops on November 19 is always characterized by festive parades, demonstration firing and military exercises of the state scale.
Modern rocket troops
To date, the rocket forces of the Russian Federation make up a significant share of the entire armament of the country. After all, they have the latest rocket launchers that can completely change the course of military history. Moreover, modern strategic missile forces have not only their own command, but also three super-powerful missile formations, their own Kapustin Yar range and several factories for the repair and manufacture of specialized missile equipment.
Naturally, the country's government also takes care of the training of specialists in the missile sector. Therefore, in Russia there are several higher educational institutions that graduate professional rocket engineers, for example, the Peter the Great Moscow Military Academy. That is why the Day of the Rocket Forces of Russia is celebrated in such a way in the country. After all, these guys constantly stand guard over the nuclear defense of their homeland against a possible aggressor.
The main objectives of the country's missile forces
1. In peacetime, the Russian missile forces must ensure order and "restful sleep" of their citizens. And if necessary, take all security measures to eliminate the effect 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, respond swiftly to an upcoming threat, and immediately proceed to defend the homeland. After all, an attack can occur at any time of the day or night, and therefore you should always be on guard.
Today, missile weapons of Russia are presented in the form of fixed-base systems and mobile rocket launchers. In the first case, rocket devices of the middle and heavy classes are located in specialized mines. In the second, these are Topol class complexes.
Rocket troops - security guarantor
Thanks to a modern set of measures to ensure the country's nuclear security, Russia has long been able to successfully avoid serious nuclear accidents. Of course, this is a joint merit of the creators of rocket launchers and qualified personnel of the strategic rocket forces of the Russian Federation.
Despite the arising difficulties and problems in the country, due attention is always paid to rocket armament. And if necessary, the strategic rocket army will necessarily prove its readiness to protect citizens from a nuclear attack and defend the borders of their homeland. After all, the efficiency, mobility and combat effectiveness of the rocket army are beyond doubt.