All-Russian Civil Defense Day (October 4): History and Features of the Holiday
In the middle of autumn, Russia celebrates the Day of Civil Defense. On October 4, we all recall the importance of protection and security for the people of the country. Why this date? How did it all start? How long has this holiday been celebrated?
Day of Civil Defense of Russia. A bit of history
So, what is this event? Civil Defense Day is celebrated on October 4 for a long time already. Back in 1932, the USSR approved a provision on the local air defense system. In 29 years it was transformed into GO. At this point, the theoretical basis for the protection of citizens began to be developed. A wide variety of organizational, engineering and technical, anti-epidemic, sanitary-hygienic and other special measures began to be carried out on the territory of the country.
Civil Defense Day (October 4) is a date that reminds Russian citizens that they are safe. And this is in spite of the fact that recently the activities in this area are connected, to a large extent, with the problems quite peaceful in the country. Nevertheless, of course, the protection of the population is always necessary.
Civil defense at the present stage
To date, civil defense is a complex of various measures to protect residents, cultural and material values from any dangers. If previously the activities of these bodies were oriented towards actions aimed at combating military conflicts, at the present time their use is necessary in constantly arising emergency situations. The GO structures face a rather complex task. They must prevent and eliminate the consequences of a variety of incidents. Moreover, they conduct explanatory work among the population on how to behave in a particular extreme situation. The day of civil defense (October 4) is aimed precisely at these moments.
The GO in Russia, thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, is becoming more modern, developing in accordance with the military-political situation, the state structure, social and economic spheres. The warning and management systems are being improved every year. A lot of attention is paid to improving the security of objects important for state security from threats of anthropogenic or natural nature, from terrorism. The GO system introduces a variety of new technologies, gaining increasing importance in the modern world.
October 4, there are also various programs and actions devoted to protecting the population from emergency situations, providing fire safety, etc.
The state and civil defense are a single whole
GO and the country in modern conditions - concepts inseparable. October 4 is a holiday in Russia, which clearly speaks about it. On this day, various activities prove the active provision of life and safety of others due to civil defense, developing and organized in accordance with the general processes and laws inherent in the country in a certain period of time. In short, on October 4 - a holiday in Russia, reminiscent of the defense capability of the state, about the fulfillment not only of social, but also of economic function.
About practical exercises
Civil Defense Day is not a mere event. October 4 in Russia are various practical exercises. The emergence of large-scale emergency situations simply requires such activities. All sorts of training are conducted in order to improve the knowledge and skills of civil defense leaders in a variety of issues related to the elimination of any problems of anthropogenic and natural character. This practice is extremely necessary for the education of responsibility for public and personal security, for the formation of the ability to provide mutual assistance in the current difficult situation.
In such exercises, among other things, not only responsible and competent persons or representatives of authority take part, but also simple students. In various educational institutions special classes are held, where children can learn about the history of the GO creation, and about its tasks. The younger generation acquires all the necessary skills in the event of unforeseen emergencies.
The Day of Civil Defense of Russia is not for nothing. This is in fact a very important multi-profile and complex structure that is part of the national security system of the state. Whether it is a peaceful or war time - GO is solving a lot of problems.
Naturally, in order to emphasize its importance, not only practical exercises are conducted, but also a lot of various activities. Among the schoolchildren are sports competitions, in the palaces of culture are organized congratulatory concerts for employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, they also receive awards and prizes.
Civil defense - protection of the inhabitants of our country
The national security system, built in the twentieth century, plays a huge role in the life of our state. The need to revise the standard approaches to human protection was proved by the tragedies of Chernobyl, Beslan, Spitak, Dubrovka, Lensk.
The new century has made its own corrections. The GO protects lives, property of people, the environment as well in peacetime. This is a reliable link in the implementation of the country's strategy to prevent various threats and risks.
So, the All-Russian Civil Defense Day is called to note how important it is for our country. This is - one of the components of the Ministry of Emergency Measures already for more than one decade. In order to ensure that all GO tasks are dealt with quickly and efficiently, many management centers in crisis situations are created in Russia. In addition, in many cities there are also special duty and dispatch services, designed to solve various tasks around the clock, related to the elimination of accidents, disasters, natural disasters, etc.
On the eve of this wonderful holiday, all veterans of the civil defense and all people associated with this activity are necessarily congratulated. They care about us, so do not forget about it!