What day is the tanker celebrated now?
Tank troops in the war time showed incredible courage. Even then there was a holiday for Soviet tankmen. What date is tanker day now? It is set on the second Sunday of September. The solemn date has been revered since the war. Until now, some cities are hosting salutes and entertainment on this day.
In Russia, tanks appeared only in the twenties of the twentieth century. However, their production was suspended as superfluous. In the 1930s, a T-34 tank appeared, surpassing foreign counterparts. At the same time, educational institutions for the training of tank specialists are also being opened. During the war, the qualitative characteristics of the machines are improved, since in the battles, the smallest defects in technology were revealed, which were immediately eliminated at the factory. The number of tanks also increased: before the war there were 1392 units, and only in June 1941, 305 tanks were produced.
Decree of the Presidium on June 1, 1946 established a professional holiday. What was the date of the tankman's day in the post-war period? Then the date of the holiday was September 11 each year. It was connected with the great success of tank Soviet troops during the East Carpathian operation in 1944. The date was adjusted in 1980.
In Russia, the tasks of developing tank forces are being successfully resolved, their mobility and equipment are improving. Our country is one of the world leaders in the production of tanks. In many cities there are museums of tanks. So, in 2001, the Tankin History Museum opened a museum of the history of T-34 tanks. This institution is the only one in the whole world.
On the solemn date, parades, military exercises, and exhibitions of modern armored vehicles are held. All tankmen receive warm congratulations in their military units and in the family circle. Authorities encourage them with gifts, award the best medals, orders.
You do not even need to know what day the tanker is, because he still does not miss. The fact is that on television on a solemn date show festive concerts, films about tankmen, performances of artists. The authorities are trying to excel in this holiday: they plan in advance the entertainment program and hang out the poster of the upcoming event.
When celebrating the tanker's day, first of all remember the tank crews. After all, it was from their selflessness that the outcome of the battle depended sometimes. The tank divisions were a "shield" on the way to Stalingrad and Moscow. Tankers took the main blow of the enemy on themselves under the city of Kursk. The honorary title of Hero of the Soviet Union during the war was assigned to 1142 tankmen. And in our time people are brave, responsible, resolute, courageous tankmen.
The day of tankmen is celebrated not only by Russia, but also by the CIS countries (Ukraine, Belarus). On this day we are one family, one big whole. It's not so important what day the tankman was before, now it is celebrated on the second Sunday of September. So do not forget to congratulate all friends and relatives-tankmen.