The Heroes of the Fatherland day: from the past to the days of today
Russia sometimes called the country's past which are difficult to predict. Indeed, we sometimes depending on the views of different assess events of the past, and sometimes even try to refuse some of them. However, in Russia there is a date sacred to every citizen of our country. They are called commemorative. They set officially and are designed to preserve the memory of the most glorious, the most important events of our country. One of these dates — the Heroes of the Fatherland Day. Time is changing, there are other interpretations of historical events, but every year in December, we remember the best representatives of Russia, marked by the highest awards.
December 9 — Heroes of the Fatherland Day
Like all of our country's past, this day has a complicated history. Officially it was celebrated only in 2007. However, it exists since November 1769, the day when Catherine established one of the most important and honorable orders in the country's history: the order of St. George. He had four degrees. Interestingly, of the 10 thousand awarded the highest degree for one hundred and fifty years received only 23 people, and all four degrees — only four. Higher ranks who have received this award, was called to his knights. Awarded, though very rarely, civil of the lowest classes, but their knights did not call. So, Matvey Gerasimov received an award for being able to capture British troops who had seized his ship. However, once Alexander 1 soldier awarded the order of the General. Miloradovich, leaving its rightful place in the order, joined the battle together with his soldiers, for which he was awarded. One of the most well-known people who received all the degrees of the order, (but at a later time) was Budyonny. The received award was annually congratulated on the day of its establishment. The feast of the knights of the order — the prototype of today's anniversary, called "Heroes of the Fatherland Day". In the revolution the order was awarded to soldiers who in battle has performed the duties of officers. Then the order was abolished, but until 1920 they were awarded the soldier of the white army who distinguished themselves in battle.
A symbol of valor
The Heroes of the Fatherland day became officially approved by the memorable date not so long ago, only in 2007, but in fact it only changed its name: in Russia is always celebrated. So, in 1934 appeared the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. By the way, handed it to foreigners, who accomplished the feat in defense of our country. Khrushchev introduced the vicious practice to award the order not for the exploits, and congratulate you on the jubilee. So, Leonid Brezhnev star of the Hero received 4 times. However, after some time the vicious practice was discontinued, and the award, as before, began to receive only the most brave and worthy. With the collapse of the Soviet Union this honorary title was replaced by another Hero of the Russian Federation (1992). All awarded orders of St. George, star Heroes today celebrated on 9 December. The Heroes of the Fatherland day — a symbol of courage, love of country, personal valor, and heroism.
This is not just a tribute, it's a celebration of the best Russian sons and daughters, not afraid to put the welfare of others above their own lives. The Heroes of the Fatherland day is an unmatched value for the education of citizens. It helps to shape the ideals of selfless service to the homeland, on the living and historical examples shows examples of heroism and selflessness.
Events for the Day Heroes of the Fatherland are not only festive in nature. In schools and universities sport competitions are organized, are the lessons of remembrance, where students are introduced to the characters who live or lived in their area. Conducted raids on assisting participants of war and veterans. A good tradition in many regions has become a Memory Book that engaged most students. In the Book make the names and biographies of fellow Heroes. On this day people watch movies, depicting the courage of the defenders of our country at different stages of its history, to lay flowers to the monuments, visit local museums. In schools, other educational institutions, conducted an official line, or other activities in organizations — meetings, parks and concert venues, a literary — musical composition. And of course, honoring the heroes are implemented at all levels of government.