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October 20 - Military Communications Day

Every year, October 20 in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrates the professional holiday of military communications.

October 20 - Military Communications Day

The date for the celebration of the Telecommunications Day was chosen on the basis of the fact that it was 20 of October 1919 of the year that special communication troops were created in Soviet Russia. It is about the creation, by order of the Revolutionary Military Council, of a centralized military communications management, which was defined as strategically important in the context of the civil war and foreign military intervention. The military communications service was allocated to the secret service staffs, and the troops themselves - to independent military units within the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army.

The holiday itself in the new calendar of important dates of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation appeared on the basis of presidential decree No. 549 of 31 in May 2006 of the year.
Military communications of Soviet Russia, the USSR and the Russian Federation took part in all wars and armed conflicts in which the Armed Forces of the Fatherland were involved. One of the most difficult trials is the Great Patriotic War, the feat of military communications in which it is impossible to overestimate.

As a result of the first strikes of the German fascist troops, communications at various levels and purposes were partially broken. Frequently, the command did not have information on the state of affairs on one or another sector of the front, which actually undermined the foundation for developing an effective plan of operation. The expansion of the occupation zone of the USSR led to the loss of the existing communication systems. So, by December 1941, the length of the telephone and telegraph lines of the all-Union value had decreased by more than a third. The number of telegraph devices operated by the USSR was reduced by at least 40%.

All the forces and means of military communications were sent to restore communication lines. According to the decision of the command in the USSR, 10 repair and recovery battalions for 750 people each were created for the three existing line communications battalions. Highly qualified specialists from the Military Academy of Communications, the Moscow Institute of Communications Engineers, the Central Research Institute of Communications and other specialized technical universities and research laboratories were called to serve in the communications troops.

Military communications workers sometimes restored their broken channels at the price of their own lives, and also created new lines for the exchange of information. In a very short time, communication lines were laid from Moscow to Leningrad - via Ladoga. This line made it possible to maintain contact with the blockade city and to clarify the probable possibilities of bringing food, ammunition, and planning operations. During the war, a line of communication from Stalingrad to Nevinnomyssk, which passed through the territory of Kalmykia, appeared.

In a short time, special units were formed and prepared to provide communications in the “Bet - Front” link. In addition, the lines in the “army-corps-division” link were served. By the summer of 1942, the front commanders were provided with personal radio stations, which were used during the departure of the troops.

A truly huge contribution to the development of the signal troops, as well as the technological base for their activities during the Great Patriotic War, was made by the legendary People's Commissar of Communications of the USSR (1939-1944) Ivan Terentyevich Peresypkin (1941-1944 - part-time Deputy People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR). Prior to his appointment to the post of People's Commissar, Ivan Peresypkin served as deputy head of the Communications Directorate of the Red Army.

Ivan Terentyevich is not a staff official at all. During his time in the post of communications commissar during the war, he directly participated in virtually all of its major battles: from the battle for Moscow and the Battle of Stalingrad to the battles for the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic States from the Nazis. Ivan Peresypkin traveled to the front at least 20 times, as evidenced by military archives. He became the first in stories USSR Marshal of the communications forces. Ivan Terentyevich was awarded the Order of Lenin by 4, the Order of the Red Banner by 2, the Order of the October Revolution, the Order of the Red Star, the Order of Kutuzov of the 1 degree and other orders and medals, including foreign ones.

Today, communications troops are the most important element of the control of the Armed Forces. The state of the communication lines provided by the military personnel of the troops largely determines the efficiency of command and control of the troops and the timeliness of making major decisions, including decisions on the engagement of various types of weapons.

Military communications play a huge role in the course of assisting the Syrian army in the fight against international terrorism. On the eve of the signalman’s day, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Army General Valery Gerasimov, said that Russia will redirect part of the space reconnaissance equipment to Iraqi Mosul, in the region of which the situation is developing, allowing ISIS militants (prohibited in Russia) to advance to the Syrian border and cross it. To monitor the situation at Mosul, the Armed Forces will also use unmanned aerial vehicles, which will transmit information to the Coordination Center. This information will allow the Russian Aerospace Forces to identify in a timely manner the locations of militants heading from Mosul across Syrian territory, and destroy them until they have time to settle in a relatively large city.

The military personnel of the communications troops to ensure the security of the borders of the Russian Federation conduct their daily activities. The troops receive new equipment that allows them to effectively solve problems of information exchange. October 19 announced the start of work in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation "military" Internet. This is a specially protected computer network, called the "Closed data segment." The segment is distinguished by the fact that it does not commute with a regular global network and is reliably protected from connecting disks that are not certified in the system.

“Military Review” on this day congratulates all military communications officers of Russia and veterans of the liaison forces on their professional holiday!
Photos used:, United Instrument Corporation Press Service,

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  1. dmi.pris1
    dmi.pris1 20 October 2016 05: 53
    Happy holiday, guys! Reliable communication in the troops is the guarantee of victory. The service is not easy, I recall the army joke about communication and dirt .. But this does not apply to the holiday. Especially since there is a rearmament.
    1. VSZMK
      VSZMK 20 October 2016 06: 08
      More about the coil and girlfriend!
      1. cniza
        cniza 20 October 2016 08: 19
        Happy Holiday! Thank you for your work.
      2. avt
        avt 20 October 2016 09: 26
        Quote: VSZMK
        More about the coil and girlfriend!

        And communication without marriage .Holiday!
    2. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 20 October 2016 06: 14
      Happy Holidays, Signalers!
      Constant, uninterrupted communication for the coordination of hostilities!
      Space Intelligence + Communication! This is carried out by the signalmen of the Russian Federation,
    3. Finches
      Finches 20 October 2016 09: 18
      All colleagues with professional Holidays!
      1. 20 October 2016 12: 09
        I join, colleague! Regardless of the direction, all a happy holiday!
    4. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 20 October 2016 09: 39
      Happy Holidays, colleagues! And thanks for the congratulations!
      After all, there were once our stations and they carried a rather severe load!
      (tropospheric radio relay multi-channel stations.
      First "Gorizont-M", then TR-120!
  2. sdc_alex
    sdc_alex 20 October 2016 06: 27
    Happy Holidays! smile
  3. astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 20 October 2016 06: 31
    Quote: VSZMK
    More about the coil and girlfriend!

    and also about the tanker and the truck wassat
    1. RBLip
      RBLip 20 October 2016 15: 50
      Quote: astronom1973n
      and also about the tanker and the truck

      and also about the scout and the branch ... wink
  4. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 20 October 2016 07: 06
    "A face in soap, an ass in a gnaw, a communications company is crawling out !!!! wassat "Happy Holidays Tied with one tube and kilometers of wires !!! soldier With your day Signalers drinks!!!
  5. Amurets
    Amurets 20 October 2016 07: 11
    Happy holiday signalers! It’s hard to write about your service, it’s so diverse. The military signalmen were my father and brother. From 1940 to 1947, his father served as a telephone operator for high-frequency communications at the Pacific Fleet, and his brother as a radio operator. Unfortunately, I can’t congratulate them. Dead. And I wish all living things good health success in life and most importantly, not get sick. Good luck to the signalmen. And I want you to be encouraged instead of the bike. And the story is this: After the analysis of the exercises, the one who conducted these exercises, announced. To encourage everyone, but not to punish the signalmen. Once again: success in everything.
    1. ava09
      ava09 20 October 2016 10: 46
      To be unpunished, for a signalman - an encouragement ...) Tested. Happy Holidays! I wish the current generation of communications workers not to experience this "tradition" ...)
    2. Rusfaner
      Rusfaner 20 October 2016 10: 46
      For the signalman in CA there was no better reward than the removal of the previously imposed penalty! soldier
      (R-109, R-140, R-404, R-409, R-410, R-412, "Blow")
  6. polk-66
    polk-66 20 October 2016 07: 13
    Happy holiday! For Communication!
  7. tundra
    tundra 20 October 2016 07: 35
    All former colleagues on a holiday !!!!!!!!!
    And so that the words, direct visibility and there is no connection, only in a nightmare were brought.
    In general, for communication, marriage !!!!!
  8. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 20 October 2016 07: 36
    Happy Holiday Signalers !!! My Mother is Lieutenant Colonel of the Signal Corps ..... I will congratulate her separately today.
  9. thinker
    thinker 20 October 2016 07: 57
    Happy Holidays! Would the citrus live in the thickets of the south? YES, BUT A Fake INSTANCE! good
  10. Altona
    Altona 20 October 2016 08: 15
    All telephone operators, telegraph operators, radio operators, line technicians, troposphere operators, cryptographers and others whose names I do not even know, but involved in communications, on the day of the military signalman. soldier
    PS "The Red Army is strong, but communications will destroy it." Marshal Semyon Mikhailovich Budyonny.
    1. pensioneree
      pensioneree 20 October 2016 12: 19
      Who e ... but in the rain and in the mud? -Our valiant COMMUNICATION! Good luck with the HOLIDAY!
  11. Masya masya
    Masya masya 20 October 2016 08: 28
    Happy Holidays! love
  12. Slon_on
    Slon_on 20 October 2016 08: 29
    Connected, happy holiday !!! Hooray!
  13. Galleon
    Galleon 20 October 2016 08: 39
    Signalers, congratulations from the Rebov! Less interference on your channels!
  14. fellow misha
    fellow misha 20 October 2016 08: 56
    Who the fuck ... in the rain and mud? - our valiant connection! Happy holiday!
    1. pensioneree
      pensioneree 20 October 2016 12: 22
      Outstripped am Before you have to get up, the lazy one has become however. belay
  15. fif21
    fif21 20 October 2016 09: 10
    All signalmen, especially those who served in military unit 77127 on the occasion of the Holiday! fellow love drinks (flowers to signalmen wink )
  16. APS
    APS 20 October 2016 09: 11
    Thank! I congratulate all those who have or had relation to the liaison troops with a holiday! The louder you shout, the further you hear!
  17. Rusfaner
    Rusfaner 20 October 2016 10: 40
    "The life of a military signalman is hard and unsightly!"
    Happy colleagues! But the photo in the article - painfully introducing 410 ...
  18. Batia
    Batia 20 October 2016 10: 45
    Who "suffers" in the rain and mud?
    Our valiant connection
    And when there is no rain and dirt?
    The chief of communications "loves" us!
    (edited for moderator)
    Happy holiday signalers! Give a connection without marriage!
    Especially in \ h 22285, 14038.
    1. 20 October 2016 12: 12
      If connections are reluctant, then "All the infantry suffers"! laughing
  19. selendis
    selendis 20 October 2016 11: 06
    On the occasion of all the employees and those who served in connection, guys, dmi.pris is not an easy service, you are right, but cheerful and not boring;)

    Time goes by - see not yet
    On the traverse of our era
    It’s better to do something for a man,
    Than wait and twist the verniers.
    After all, we are without communication - neither up nor down,
    Like kites.
    Life doesn’t let us above
    And below - we do not know how.

    In the holds of heads like the Inca gold
    A dream smolders, a spider web trembles.
    Right - khana, left - suma, right - prison,
    And here is the crosshairs. In it - either-or,
    And the schooner leaves Guayaquil.
    Do not be surprised - that's exactly how they go crazy.

    Bad, if the connection is open.
    Dull at the bottom of the well.
    But get up and crawl out of the hole -
    What else remains?
    There, at the fallen pillar,
    Crouch ugly.
    And if copper sings in his teeth -
    That means the sky is calling a signalman.

    Remember how it was: blew through the frames
    Into the frozen wilderness of a dog’s temple.
    Hoarfrost from brass, ashes from a hand - a breech leaf.
    Remember how suddenly a sparkling sting
    I ran along the spine
    The most sonorous, most stellar of frequencies.

    The cast-iron world breathes into the back of the head
    Whispers to you: “Stay!”
    But you go out so that there - behind the doors -
    Waiting for your session.
    So throwing this world in the eyes
    The ashes of their havens
    Shout out to him: “I caught a wave!
    Now fuck you get me! ”

    Atlantic breezes were kissing
    Hands burning on the helm.
    Under Antoine is a blue sea and clouds.
    In the distance, over the shoulder - not met, not found -
    Flaming lightning flies in the sky
    Short beep, last hello in all languages.

    There will be a chance - and someone holy
    Will come to save your soul.
    You get up, grab him by the chest
    And you will shake like a pear
    You will say: “I do not need saving words.
    I have their own like dirt.
    I don’t need walls, nails, or canvases,
    Hear - give me a communication channel! ”

    First sounds, test lines,
    Sweet flour fine-tuning.
    A cocoon in space is a wolf, a comrade and a prince,
    Stone Dog, persona non grata,
    Eternal duty at the device
    He waits for the sky to remember him and get in touch ...

    Something past us, past us, past us
    On a tangent, on the side.
    Don’t hide, heaven, don’t leave, or let it go at all!
    The fragile snowflake of freezing eyes
    Drop my cloud.
    Don’t be angry with me - it’s like I was joking, don’t be angry ...
  20. Igor V
    Igor V 20 October 2016 11: 39
    In World War II, the greatest mortality was not among infantry and tankers, but among the most ordinary line signalmen. Those who were sent to the CP before the battle often had no one left after the battle. They could not get away from the wire. Today we need to remember them, colleagues.
    (R-125, R-118BM3, R-409, R-412) It's strange, isn't it? But everything is possible in the army! soldier
  21. alatanas
    alatanas 20 October 2016 12: 04
    Congratulations to all my colleagues on the former Warsaw Pact!
  22. Boris63
    Boris63 20 October 2016 12: 44
    Happy birthday, signalmen brothers!
    95 communication brigade of military unit 13821A P242T 1982-84
  23. US
    US 20 October 2016 15: 15
    Served with signalmen! They said that there are three types of communication!
    1) The connection has just been;
    2) Communication will be;
    3) There is a connection but nothing is heard
    Happy holiday !!!! :) !!!
    1. US
      US 20 October 2016 15: 15
      And they said that the connection is a random thing)))
  24. RBLip
    RBLip 20 October 2016 15: 58
    and here I am in the 98th on October 20 in connection with the holiday was demobilized. damn it, 18 years have passed already, but as yesterday ...
    Well, for us, the signalmen !!!!!
  25. astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 20 October 2016 18: 16
    The head of communications is asked:
    Is there a connection?
    Answer: Ash stump!
    Is the stump yes or is the stump clear no?
    Answer: The stump is not clear!
    Happy holiday colleagues!
  26. fif21
    fif21 20 October 2016 19: 08
    Quote: Igor V
    . They could not get away from the wire. Today we need to remember them, colleagues.
    (R-125, R-118BM3, R-409, R-412) It's strange, isn't it? But everything is possible in the army! soldier

    Well, if from the wire then TA-57! We will remember everyone, and we will remember the last words "goodbye brothers, avenge us" forever! We accepted them, and we live with it. soldier
  27. moskowit
    moskowit 20 October 2016 20: 39
    All military signalmen of veterans and active holiday!
    Health and success in the military and political!
  28. Cossack VVD
    Cossack VVD 20 October 2016 21: 22
    Happy colleagues!
  29. Ulan
    Ulan 20 October 2016 22: 33
    I urgently served in the communications troops. First, training at the Poltava Higher School of Communications for six months, and then the Far East. Separate communications battalion, center 70 km from Khabarovsk.
    R-408. Our antennas were shown in the film "Election Day". First, the squad leader, then the deputy chief. station, on the post of ensign.
  30. Ulan
    Ulan 20 October 2016 22: 40
    Happy colleagues, you are real men, peace to you and your loved ones, peace, prosperity, good luck.
    Signalers are not former.
  31. Ulan
    Ulan 20 October 2016 22: 43
    I didn’t understand something, but where did my first post go? There is no secret information in it.
  32. tundra
    tundra 21 October 2016 20: 12
    I’m listening to something like that, I hear him, but I hear he’s not,
    I tried everything, there is no connection.
    Woke up in a cold sweat
    Well standing in the outfit, countryman, radio operator, I woke up, that says
    , everything is normal, there is no connection?. After all, dreams and dreams were dreamed,
    DEADLINE OF THE USSR 80-82 everything with a frenzy, here in the USSR we were fucked up!
    Until now, the wife can’t stole, and turn off the telly