What December 20 is a professional holiday in Russia
Each of us is familiar with such holidays as March 8, Christmas, February 23, May 9. Many companies and museums are closed these days, only large stores operate, and those are on a special schedule. But let's see what professional holidays are celebrated in Russia. February 10, it is customary to congratulate diplomatic workers, on April 27 - notaries, seamen-submariners walk on March 19, and the day of the FSB on December 20.
Holidays and dates
December 20 in Russia and other countries celebrate the day of people's solidarity. This day congratulations are received also by the employees of the Federal Security Service. In 2005, on December 22, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the official date of the International Day of Human Solidarity (December 20). Let's see what that concept means. Solidarity is the unanimity, mutual assistance and support of a social group of the population, which are based on common interests and the need to achieve a common goal.
This holiday was proclaimed in a resolution that was dedicated to the struggle for the elimination of poverty. The UN decision refers to the Millennium Declaration, which says that in the 21st century solidarity will be one of the main values for the individual.
Do you know what holiday on December 20 is celebrated in Ukraine? Every year on this day Ukrainians celebrate the Day of the Militia. This date was approved by the president of the country in November 1992.
December 20 - professional holiday of state security workers: the history of
Since 1995, this date has a modern name. But in the days of the Soviet Union on December 20 celebrated the Day of the Chekist. In the distant 1917th year of this number, the Cheka was formed. Since the formation of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission has replaced more than one name and composition, for the basis of the professional day of the employees of the state security agencies, the Day of the Chekist was adopted.
Currently, the holiday on December 20 is not considered a day off. Of course, there are exceptions sometimes, but this is only due to the fact that the date of the celebration falls on the official weekend.
Who is considered an employee of the FSB
Characterize the image of a special service worker is clearly impossible. However, in history, cinematography and literature, the scout is described as a person who selflessly defends the interests of the Motherland, destroying enemy plans. To date, the Federal Service is dealing with many tasks related to the security of the state. Its main forces are aimed at protecting the country from terrorism and crime, eradicating economic crimes on the borders of the Russian Federation, as well as on reconnaissance and counterintelligence. The employees of this state body perform a valuable role, protecting their state from various threats. What kind of employee should be a security agency? Obviously, these are principled, courageous and consistent people, true professionals in their business. They celebrate their professional holiday on December 20.
December 20 is a professional holiday of the FSB. This number sounds congratulations, the best employees are thanked for their hard work, some even write out bonuses. In large cities of Russia on this day lay flowers to the monument to Dzerzhinsky. This man was able to improve the work of the state security bodies to the maximum. On the central channel a concert is shown, where many famous pop stars take part, on the evening of December 20. Professional holiday has passed the path of 100 years. From the day of the chekist turned into a day of the FSB, December 20 is celebrated annually in Russia.
Let's see what they give on December 20. What holiday is celebrated on this day, we have already learned, now we will talk about gifts. Usually employees of the FSB at corporate parties are given various office supplies. After all, they always work with documents. A pretty good gift - a leather folder on which the coat of arms of the FSB will flaunt. Never will be unnecessary stationery sets, pens, notebooks, business cards and notebooks. Such gifts look more solid if they have the corresponding symbolism. If such a thing you could not find in the store, just decorate it with an inscription, a picture or an engraving. But the boss needs to pick up something more original, for example, it can be a bust of FE Dzerzhinsky or his portrait.
Souvenirs to employees of the FSB
What is unusual to give by December 20 (what holiday on this day, we have already found out)? Quite an interesting option - a statue of James Bond or special forces soldier, which will dilute the situation of harsh workdays. To the rest of your friend working in the FSB, was more pleasant, give him a pillow with the original embroidered inscription "I Serve Russia". Any donated trifle can be pleasant, pay attention to key chains made in the form of weapons or the arms of the organization. An excellent souvenir will be an unusual flash drive. Well, the most common option - a mug or a tea set with a symbol of the organization. After all, the employees of such a serious field of activity want to drink a cup of fragrant tea.
Celebrities in the service of the FSB
At the 90th anniversary of the special services, prizes were awarded to people of art who participated in the formation of a positive image of state security officers.
In this competition, Alexander Dediushko became one of the winners. His life ended tragically in November of the same year. Dediushko played the leading roles in the films "Albanian Alias", "Sarmat", "Operational pseudonym". He was awarded the first prize for acting. The award, awarded posthumously, was given to the daughter of a famous actor.
The award for television programs was received by the author and host of the documentary Sergei Medvedev. In the nomination "Literature and Journalism" they singled out the work of Roy Medvedev - the book "Andropov".
The release of the film “The Apocalypse Code” brought victory to several nominees at the same time: Vadim Shmelev (category “Film and TV Films”) and Anastasia Zavorotnyuk (“Actor's Work”).
The winner of the award in the category "Fine Arts" was the sculptors Stanislav and Vadim Kirillov. They worked on the creation of a monument to the Hero of Russia, Dmitry Razumovsky, who was killed in Beslan.
The first prize in the category “Musical art” was awarded to the author of songs of military-patriotic themes, Alexander Rosenbaum.
Even security officers have some incidents at work. In confirmation of these words, I would like to tell one interesting and funny story-project that occurred in the 60s.
It's about the operation "Acoustic cat", its budget was 20 million US dollars. The project started in 1960 and ended in disgrace in 1967. The task of the veterinarian was to turn a fluffy cat into an elite spy. To do this, he implanted her microphone in the ear canal, and at the base of the skull - a mini radio transmitter, in addition to the animal was sewn a thin wire antenna. The main purpose of this operation was to create a live machine for observation. A spy from the cat family had to record a conversation between the men in the park, where he was taken by the CIA. Instead, the cat decided to just wander along the street, and then suddenly rushed to the busy road, where it fell under the wheels of a taxi.
World Calendar of Memorable Dates
What holiday is celebrated in other countries on December 20? Earlier we already mentioned what is celebrated on this day in Ukraine. December 20 is a professional holiday of security officials not only in Russia, but also in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.
In addition, with this date is associated pagan holiday - Yol. With this mighty winter celebration, associate the meeting of the Sun, rising from the darkness, and a review of the regenerated world. Some elements of the holiday are preserved in Christian Christmas. It is an evergreen tree - a symbol of life that continues even after the severe winter cold. This pagan holiday lasts 13 nights, they even have their name - "Nights of Spirits".
In Panama December 20 declared a day of mourning. Local residents do not forget about the events that occurred in 1989. This date is connected with the US attack on the capital of the country. On this day they honor the memory of all those who died in the tragedy.
In 2014, the year of December 20, Russians celebrated also Day of the realtor. This profession appeared several decades ago, but during this time it acquired many myths. Some of the legends concern the specifics of the work of specialists in this field, while others speak of the image of the profession as a whole.
Now you know that on December 20 in Russia celebrate the professional holiday of the person solving the issues of ensuring the security of the country. But this is by no means all the duties of the employees of this sphere, because the state is also interested in meeting the opportunities for the progressive development not only of the whole society, but of every individual.
Today it is a professional holiday for employees of the FSB, FSO, SVR. During the times of the Soviet Union, all these special services were part of the State Security Committee or, as we all are used to, the KGB.