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December 17 - Strategic Missile Forces Day

17 December 1959 of the Year The Council of Ministers of the USSR, with its next decree, formed a new branch of service in the Armed Forces - the Strategic Missile Forces. All existing units and formations that were armed with strategic missile systems were included in their structure. Since 1995, the founding day of the Strategic Missile Forces is celebrated as a professional holiday.

Before the formation of the Strategic Missile Forces, strategic missiles with special and conventional warheads were under the authority of the engineering brigades of the High Command reserve. The further development of missile weapons and the deployment of new facilities led to the need to bring existing brigades into a separate type of military. Such a decision was enshrined by a resolution of the Council of Ministers, issued at the end of 1959 of the year. The first commander of the new branch of the military was appointed Chief Marshal of Artillery M.I. Nedelin

Over the next decades, the personnel of the Strategic Missile Forces engaged in the development and operation of various purpose missile systems used to ensure national security. The construction of new missile bases with launchers of complexes of various types was carried out.

In 1962, the Strategic Missile Forces took part in Operation Anadyr. Their participation consisted in the transfer of P-12 ballistic missiles to Cuba, followed by deployment in combat positions. The successful solution of such a task has led to certain consequences in the international arena. The withdrawal of missiles from Cuba was the impetus for improving relations between the leading countries of the world.

In the mid-sixties, the Rocket Forces began to master the latest 2-generation missile systems, which differed from their predecessors in the use of protected mine launchers. In the first half of the seventies, the process of implementing the next 3 generation was launched, which included missiles with multiple warheads and anti-missile defenses. Also during this period, mobile launchers with medium-range missiles entered service.

The second half of the eighties was the period of development of 4-th generation of missile systems, new troop control systems and other promising technology. It was also at this time that the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles was signed, which had a significant impact on the arsenals of the Soviet Strategic Missile Forces. Missile weapons that fell within the scope of the treaty were written off and destroyed.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the transformed Russian Strategic Missile Forces engaged in the withdrawal of weapons from the territory of independent states. Despite the well-known difficulties of that time, in the mid-nineties, the process of re-equipping troops with complexes of the fifth generation was launched. At the beginning of the last decade, the process of rearmament of the Strategic Missile Forces continued and does not stop until now.

Now, the missile systems of the latest Yars model are being used in various parts of the Strategic Missile Forces. Also preparing for the development of other new systems. In the foreseeable future, a promising heavy liquid-propellant Sarmat will have to enter service. Complying with the existing restrictions imposed by international treaties, the Strategic Missile Forces of Russia retain the required combat effectiveness and make the most serious contribution to the common cause of deterring a potential enemy.

On the anniversary of their formation, December 17, the Strategic Missile Forces celebrate their professional holiday. The editorial staff of the Military Review congratulates all military personnel, veterans and civilian personnel of this kind of troops!
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 December 2017 06: 46
    Congratulations and best wishes to the Strategic Missile Forces! drinks Always be on guard of the borders of Russia, so that no one has the desire to encroach on our land! Special thanks to the veterans, and a deep bow! soldier
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 17 December 2017 06: 50
      Strategic Missile Forces Day
      Happy Holiday, Strategic Rocket Forces! While you are with us, we are independent. (Eun, made the right conclusion). soldier
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 17 December 2017 07: 17
        Happy Strategic Missile Forces Day!
        With a professional holiday of privates, commanders and all involved! love
        All health, happiness, success and all the best! drinks

        1. Jedi
          Jedi 17 December 2017 08: 01
          All involved - Happy Holiday !!! soldier drinks
          1. Lexus
            Lexus 17 December 2017 14: 35
            I am joining! Happy Holiday!
          2. MOSKVITYANIN
            MOSKVITYANIN 17 December 2017 19: 15

            Happy Holiday Once Again!
    2. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 17 December 2017 08: 34
      Congratulations on a professional holiday to everyone related to the Strategic Missile Forces !!!
    3. mih_sergeev92
      mih_sergeev92 17 December 2017 19: 34
      Congratulations to all the troops of the Strategic Missile Forces on the holiday. Thanks to everyone who is on combat duty, who works in schools, develops new weapons in research institutes and factories. Honor and glory to the heroes, whose work is not visible to ordinary people, but infinitely important. I would like to recall that many military schools and institutes of the missile forces were destroyed during the work of previous defense ministers as part of the "rearmament", and the territory and property were sold out. It is a pity that our valiant leadership does not know about this and still has not arrested for treason those individuals who put all this into practice.
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  3. Chertt
    Chertt 17 December 2017 07: 05
    Happy holiday, why does the eagle have two arrows (strategic and tactical missiles?)
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 17 December 2017 08: 28
      Chertt Today, 07:05 AM ... Why does the eagle have two arrows (strategic and tactical missiles?)

      hi ... second - control ... wink
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 17 December 2017 08: 38
        Quote: aszzz888
        . the second is the control.

        Thank you hi Now everything is clear
    2. SOF
      SOF 17 December 2017 09: 33
      Quote: Chertt
      Happy holiday, why does the eagle have two arrows (strategic and tactical missiles?)

      I liked this one more
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 17 December 2017 09: 37
        Quote: SOF

        Okay, we figured out the arrows, Why is George, so cruel, a spear drove a snake into his mouth. Where Greenpeace is looking
        1. aszzz888
          aszzz888 17 December 2017 10: 29
          Chertt Today, 09:37 Okay, we figured out the arrows, Why is George, so cruelly, a spear drove a snake into his mouth.

          ... he does not like them ... wink
          1. Chertt
            Chertt 17 December 2017 12: 04
            Quote: aszzz888
            ... he does not like them ...

            Amazingly accurate and detailed answers. i get today hi
            1. aszzz888
              aszzz888 17 December 2017 13: 23
              ... than I can ... hi
        2. SOF
          SOF 17 December 2017 12: 23
          Quote: Chertt
          Why is George so cruel, a serpent drove a spear into his mouth.

          ... for not figs
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 December 2017 07: 08
    All fighters and veterans of the Strategic Missile Forces - with a holiday!
    Good that we have you. laughing As long as Russia has a Strategic Missile Forces, it remains Russia ...
    HEATHER 17 December 2017 07: 11
    My former, already non-existent division. 36th. 140 OVE. 24 "glass", 2 BZHRK-in deep history. Once it was the most powerful in the world in terms of combat potential. 24 cups and 2 BZHRK. This is now worse.
    HEATHER 17 December 2017 07: 28
    There remained pain and emptiness. Such a division was ditched.
    1. DAK70
      DAK70 17 December 2017 08: 08
      Hello! He served in the 36th Vienna Red Banner Guards RD pom.nach. Dep. KP and AGO. on aiming from 1992 to 1999. Thank you for the video. Looked ... Sadness .. Longing ... Already nearly let a tear. Thank you very much for the video.
      1. HEATHER
        HEATHER 17 December 2017 08: 16
        Squadron. 69780. Longing for green. All. Do not judge strictly! We were disbanded in the fall of 97. Periodically I visit the “top ten.” A sad sight.
        1. DAK70
          DAK70 17 December 2017 08: 35
          Of course I remember the squadron. In the mid-nineties, helicopters were often used to carry out duty shifts on the ZKP RD. He was often on duty there for 6 years. I remember especially two flights. The first time is when the crew decided along the way to work out flights at low altitude. Impressions mass. fellow The second time is when I flew to Kansk. Beauty especially when flying along the Kan River.
          1. HEATHER
            HEATHER 17 December 2017 08: 49
            The second time is when I flew to Kansk. This is when they walked over the road and scared cars? The commander was not Sanya Tereshchuk? He is a lover of low-altitude! When we flew to Aleisk in the winter, he drove a fox across the fields by helicopter! Now you can talk about it. And when landing in AN-12 in Barnaul, they fooled for fun. It's just that the guys on the AN-12 took our course. We had to rudeness to shoot down. Although, we all understood each other. Two days _ (drunk) i.e. a good pastime, and they are in Chita, we are in the top ten! In the mid-nineties, helicopters were often used to carry out duty shifts on the ZKP RD. So for you they were. The squadron was intended primarily for duty forces. drinksDon’t get lost, colleague. On the site there are only two of us from the 36th.
            1. DAK70
              DAK70 17 December 2017 09: 11
              Her mine !!! Are you really from this crew !!! Yes, the board went over the Yenisei tract and scared cars. Once again, the cows got it. The crew commander does not remember the name.
              1. HEATHER
                HEATHER 17 December 2017 09: 23
                Yes, we flew so that it wouldn’t be boring. I’m not a pilot. I’m a simple techie. But I was always on business trips. I remember that flight. There, like someone went into the ditch. I said the fourth in the carriage, or rather, yelling: . Let’s fly, if everything will be fine! "They drowned to Kansk. But there were adventures with the left engine turned off. We caught a bird. Somehow we drowned to the base. And during the service, we also had some pretty adventurous flights. We were at the take-off course planes from Emelyan! There were festivals! By the way, one moment was in the year 93. Perhaps you weren’t on the 07th. When I said, after smoke in the cockpit (the commander smoked a cigar and the detector worked), what did the suicide bombers fly? Not a single plane crashed. We always did our job. We just know and know how. With respect. hi drinks
  7. tasha
    tasha 17 December 2017 07: 32
    "We are born a planet to make dust ...." wink

    Happy Holidays!
  8. Karakut
    Karakut 17 December 2017 07: 37
    Well, for the Strategic Missile Forces! As they correctly say "After us nothing ..!" drinks
  9. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 17 December 2017 09: 38
    Good luck to the guys! always keep the enemy behind yai ... in suspense!
  10. DAK70
    DAK70 17 December 2017 10: 09

    Happy Holidays!
  11. Masya masya
    Masya masya 17 December 2017 11: 11
    Strategic Rocket Forces, soldiers, heroes,
    Congratulations from our hearts.
    Your duty for the Fatherland is to serve with all your soul.
    You are the strength of the Russian crown of thorns.
    Strategic Missile Forces of Russia - a serious support
    For our strong and big country,
    Strategic Missile Forces to us as a fence for the house,
    As an assault rifle they need.
    We wish you peace and a bright sky,
    Healthy and happy kids in the family.
    And the kindest Russian bread -
    All the blessings of the Fatherland on our Earth!

    Happy Holidays! love
    1. a housewife
      a housewife 17 December 2017 13: 08
      what does the crown of thorns - a symbol of torment? just to be on the line?
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  12. Colonel
    Colonel 17 December 2017 11: 23
    Happy holiday, colleagues. Not for cavil, but for the historical truth, at first the Strategic Missile Forces had the status of a type of army, with their commander in chief and the General Staff, then, already in recent history, we were "demoted" to the type of army. Nothing, we managed then, I hope we can do it now.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 17 December 2017 12: 24
      Strpshch-k Emelianenko 87g: 3 years went in different uniforms. for privacy. in blue, closer to the border - green, artillery, and communications.
      "I began to serve when girls still without cowards sat behind wooden switches"
      57 g
  13. Amurets
    Amurets 17 December 2017 11: 46
    Happy holiday, strategists. Health, good luck and all the best in life.
  14. Holoy
    Holoy 17 December 2017 12: 07
    All the best in the past ... Now a design engineer with a salary of 20 thousand. and a ban on traveling abroad, and its director with a salary of 20 million who does not come out from abroad ... not to go far ...
  15. family tree
    family tree 17 December 2017 15: 13
    Happy Holidays! I will not wish a quiet life, it’s unrealistic. I won’t desire iron nerves, you have them a priori such, well, they should be, I judge by subfusion And I wish that your knowledge and skills are not useful in practice, by and large, well, in the sense, the request does not apply to the landfill, shoot, this is necessary, without it request drinks drinks drinks
  16. NF68
    NF68 17 December 2017 15: 22
    Happy Holidays!
  17. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 17 December 2017 17: 47
    Thanks to the editorial board for congratulations!
    Veterans of the Strategic Missile Forces still remember their service:
  18. DAK70
    DAK70 17 December 2017 18: 22
    For Kartaly, Uzhur, Aleisk, 
    For Bologoe and Kozelsk.
    For Pervomaisk, for Icy,
    For Tin and Wood!
    For TRB, for RTB 
    For all who honestly carried the database!
    For the Strategic Rocket Forces
    For Biryuzovka and other universities!
    For the lieutenant sweat by the river 
    For all the guys, for you and me!
    For Kansk, Derzhavinsk and Tagil, 
    For those who served the Motherland!
    For Teykovo, Zhangiz Tobe, 
    For those who are alive and for whom there is already no!
    For Omsk, Irkutsk, Yuryu, 
    For everyone I’ll not name now!
    For launch calculation numbers,
    And for the “dog”, so that it is empty!
    For how the service tempered 
    For how friendship helped!
    For super-cool technology,
    For our own army!
    For the "Pioneers" of incomparable,
    For the "OS", "BZHRK" without makeup!
    For the “Baikonur” launches, 
    For exorbitant loads!
    For the "Satanic" shot "at stake"!
    For the "ORDER" that did not come.

    Once again, all of us on a holiday! Happy Strategic Rocket Forces Day!

    Yours faithfully!!!!!
    MOSKVITYANIN 17 December 2017 19: 05
    Congratulations to your kindred forces and your further development to the evil of the empirialists!
    Realizing that Russia is the only country on the planet capable of destroying the United States, it soberes up many TAMs and forces us to reckon with us ....
  20. DAK70
    DAK70 17 December 2017 19: 35
    Quote: VERESK
    There remained pain and emptiness. Such a division was ditched.

    In this video for 1 min. 40 sec. You removed the monument to the dead in our division. If I am not mistaken in 1972, officers and cadets died, they underwent officer training. During the regulations on the rocket in the mine PU, the second stage worked abnormally. The explosion .... Who was there seems to have perished all. A lot of. It was not necessary to write about such things at that time, but now they have forgotten about it and do not remember. There are several people on each stove. Complex and dangerous technique. This is how the country's missile shield was forged. Eternal memory to the fallen. I hope they have not given their lives in vain.