When the Day of Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia is celebrated
In our country a large number of holidays and memorable dates. Typically, these days are timed to specific events or dedicated to individual groups of people. These dates include Day of the Medical Worker, Driver's Day, Teacher's Day, Police Day, but very few people know the Day of Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Day of veterans as a state holiday
Such a professional holiday, as the Day of Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, has a very short history. The order to establish the holiday, celebrated on April 17, was signed by the Minister of Internal Affairs Rashid Nurgaliyev in November 2010. Thus, the current Day of Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Russian VV has only the fourth serial number. Where the longer period of existence can boast the Public Organization of Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - it was founded on April 17, 1992. It was on the date of the 20th anniversary of the social organization that the choice was made when the government was determined when to specifically designate the Day of Veterans of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The history of glorious deeds
But these figures, of course, are not so important. The history of the profession of people, in whose honor the Day of the Veteran of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia was formed, has been counted for more than one century. It is full of numerous bright pages, heroic deeds and accomplishments, many examples worthy of respect and imitation.
Of course, in the long history of domestic bodies of internal affairs there were both tragic and even terrible moments and times. There were not only good luck and brilliant operations, but also black pages, losses of comrades and colleagues. However, on a festive day of veterans of the Internal Affairs and Internal Affairs Directorates of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia people want to still remember only good things. Although, of course, any veteran on this day will raise a third toast for those who are not around at the festive table and who will never sit down for him.
Their service has always been dangerous and difficult, which is why there is a celebration in their honor.
Police: From Ivan the Terrible to the Present Day
Unofficially, the history of the police in Russia dates back to the beginning of the XVI century, when, by decree of Ivan the Terrible, special detachments were created protecting the peace of citizens near the so-called slingshots that divided the city into districts. But the prototype of the current police service was formed already under Peter I, who in 1718 founded in the then capital - St. Petersburg - a special institution, called the Chief Police. First, in addition to policing functions, the police also performed part of the work of firefighters.
However, for some time the police carried out only patrolling the streets, watching the order and protecting the peace of citizens. The functions of investigating criminal and administrative crimes were delegated to the police only in 1866, when the detective police were established. It was from this time on that it is possible to conduct an official chronicle of this particular wing of the internal affairs bodies in Russia.
Since then, a long time has passed and a lot of nice pages have been written into the history of the service of law and order. The current Russian police can rightly be proud of their predecessors. Among the chief policemen, who headed the service at different times, there were many bright and outstanding figures who left a notable mark on the field of purely police activity, and in the field of domestic and foreign policy.
New time - new challenges
Together with the February and then the October Revolution of 1917, the Interior Ministry bodies experienced serious upheavals and perturbations. The functions of the police constantly expanded - in addition to order protection and investigation of crimes, the Interior Ministry also had its own military component - internal troops. Since then, there has not been a single war or an armed conflict in which representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs would not take the most active part!
The civil war, the great confrontation in the most bloody battle, breaking the head of the brown plague, preserving the fragile balance of forces that is taking shape at this or that stage of history after the end of World War II - in all this, the merit of the representatives of the law enforcement bodies of the USSR is so significant that it is simply impossible overestimate!
However, even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the people in the shoulder straps of the Ministry of Internal Affairs remained loyal to the oath, given not to the regime acting at that time, to a particular government or to some region, but to their own country! And an incredibly close-knit battle brotherhood, an unspoken code of honor and the succession of generations that the police are famous for, units of the interior troops, special forces and simple law enforcement officers have even entered the legend! That is why, celebrating the Day of the Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and of the Russian Armed Forces, experienced fighters can be sure that their glorious deeds, their honor and high professional reputation will be supported by young guys for whom duty is not just a beautiful abstract concept, but the meaning of life!
Those who are always on duty
This is the specificity of the service in the law enforcement agencies and in the internal troops, that there are no holidays for the employees or days off. Many of them, even on the Day of the Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, continue to carry out a service that, as if beaten by this sound, is indeed "both dangerous and difficult." Perhaps, no other profession is associated with such a high degree of permanent risk as service in the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs!
In our country, it is customary to curse representatives of law enforcement agencies, many even consider it a kind of "rule of good taste." However, when people are in danger, they first turn to the police! Since only representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs can legitimately secure the interests and safety of citizens. And that's why the congratulations on the Day of the Veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia contain absolutely correct words about those who are always on duty!
Even after stopping their active work, veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs can provide invaluable assistance in the protection of law and order and ensuring the safety of citizens. The value of their invaluable experience, deep knowledge and rich experience can not be overemphasized!
Day of veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia is a professional holiday of those who patrolled the night yards in besieged Leningrad, who provided carefree life for people in the era of "developed socialism", who defended the integrity and sovereignty of the country in Chechnya and other hot spots. They release hostages, track down drug traffickers, block their way to KAMAZ, rushing to the bus with children, save the lives of our children and mothers. Let their work is not always full of romance and heroism - it was necessary to separate drunken fights, and riotous neighbors to calm down, and tedious protocols on stolen staples make up - they deserve their professional holiday and that they are remembered! Especially since they are still in office, no matter how high-spirited this may sound!
Holiday without fanfare and pomposity
Representatives of this profession, as a rule, do not like excessive noise and fuss, preferring modestly to keep aside. Similarly, they celebrate their holiday - without too much pomp. Of course, April 17 will be a congratulatory speech on the day of the veterans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia from the President of the country and from the Minister of Internal Affairs, the distinguished employees will be awarded awards, a small celebratory concert will be held. But there will not be any grandiose celebrations - well, these stern, proud and laconic men do not like excessive attention to their own person!
These are real men with modesty in their eyes and courage in the heart. We owe a lot to them, sometimes without even realizing it. Sleepless nights guard our peace and security, help in difficult, sometimes insoluble situations, constant risk and sacrifice - these are components of the profession with a capital letter.
And only in the evening, gathered at a modest festive table, the veterans of the internal affairs agencies will give vent to emotions, recalling past deeds, chases, shootings and detentions. They will remember how the sleeping city did not even suspect that people in uniform were saving him from a big trouble. They will also remember how hard it was in the trenches or in the mountains, how it was necessary to click on the service apartments and survive on a very modest salary. And, of course, raise that very third toast. Postmotoring their fellow co-workers.