November 5 - Day of Intelligence
What date is celebrated on November 5? The Day of Intelligence is an important event for the present and former GRU staff. Today, the structure that manages all military intelligence officers of the country is called the Chief Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. And although its name has changed, the functions, duties, the essence of the work have remained the same.
November 5 - Day of Intelligence. Symbolic date value
So, more in detail. For a long time it was not officially recognized that November 5 is the Day of Intelligence. Nevertheless, all the people involved in this date knew perfectly well how symbolic it is. On this day in 1918 the Registration Department was established. The name, it would seem, is not much spoken. However, a powerful structure hiding under it hid the activity of each intelligence agency of the new, revolutionary army. The official holiday still did not exist. But in October 2000, the Russian Defense Minister issued a new order, announcing: "Nov. 5 - Intelligence Day." Six years later, this date was also included in the national list of military professional holidays.
November 5 is the Day of Intelligence, which is celebrated by the GRU staff in a rather grandiose manner. Not surprising. These are 4 territorial offices, radio technical (sixth number) and operational intelligence, subversive and responsible for the North Atlantic command and control unit. In addition, there are 8 additional services and departments. Serves in parts of special purpose about 15 thousand people, in general-purpose troops - about 25 thousand. Thus, on November 5 each year, about 40 thousand military intelligence officers. These people are forbidden to open even to their closest friends what tasks they were entrusted with and what information they were able to provide to the country. This is their service, which they carry, without retreating or bending, despite the fact that some have to fall in battle or be missing.
Obtaining a variety of information about the enemy's means and forces, about the direction of his main attack, about the planned events is conducted by real experts. They are dedicated to a professional holiday - November 5 (Intelligence Day). Congratulations to the GRU staff should reflect in themselves all the gratitude of peaceful citizens for the peace and tranquility that they provide for their honor and courage.
Who else is celebrating?
November 5 is the Day of Military Intelligence - not only GRU employees mention them, including soldiers of contract and urgent service, officers and heads of the General Staff. The holiday is considered to be also among cadets and teachers of specialized higher institutions of the Ministry of Defense. The military, formerly in the ranks of these structures, their friends, acquaintances and relatives join this day to various events.
Traditions and congratulations
The importance of the scout's profession for the country was underscored by the order issued in 2000. The holiday gained its official status. Before that, he had been informally. Becoming official, the holiday gives even more opportunities to express respect to the defenders of the Motherland.
How do they celebrate Nov. 5 - Intelligence Day? SMS-greetings, cards, warm words ... For example:
"Congratulations on the Day of Intelligence!
We honor your hard work!
Let you trouble and misfortune
"Celebrate this day
All scouts are now.
We love, appreciate, we honor you! "
"Your profession is inextricably linked with heroism and courage. Thanks to you, our country is under reliable protection. We congratulate you on the holiday and wish you reliable cryptographic codes of your well-being and happiness. "
All this is dedicated to the perpetrators of the holiday. Cadets and officers, as a rule, gather for beautifully laid tables. A lot of wonderful toasts, wishes of peace and good are pronounced in their address. Scouts tell various stories from their lives, plans for the future, review albums with photos.
Activities continue in the family, close people, friends. The employees of the power department are given various gifts. This may be a thematic souvenir production, for example, models of military equipment. Often, as a gift, you can get a good book on the history of Russian intelligence. In general, there are many options. The main thing is to show your imagination.
The command also organizes a ceremony of awarding employees with orders, medals, honorary certificates. Heads of personal affairs are given gratitude. The best employees are promoted in posts or titles for special achievements. There are also holidays without the so-called ritual of washing the stars, which should soon appear on epaulets. Traditionally, the glass is filled with a hot drink, the stars are dropped there and the glass is drunk to the bottom in such a way as to capture the stars. Then they spit out in the palm of your hand and show it to everyone around you - you deserve it!
In general, the profession of a scout is important, honorable and dangerous. They live in constant tension, in the responsibility for the citizens of their country. Therefore, at least once a year they have every right to relax, feeling the warmth, love and respect coming from their close people. Give them joy, because they give you peace, constantly risking their lives, stand in the face of danger, without fear of any tests. They chose this profession for themselves, thereby making an incredibly courageous act. So do not forget to congratulate them on this great day!