On the first day of August, the professional holiday of one of the most important state structures is celebrated - the Day of Education of the Special Communication Service. The employees of this organization transport important correspondence, cash, and other special cargo than ensure the proper operation of various state and private entities.
Russian courier service conducts its history since the end of the 18th century, but the professional holiday of the Special Communication Service is much younger. 17 June 1939 of the NKVD Infantry Corps special order of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR identified two new organizations. The State Bank was given a collection service, and the Special Communication Service was introduced to the Commissariat of Communications. 1 August of the same year Special Communication started its work. In November, the Central Office of Special Communications appeared at the People's Commissariat of 1939.
The task of the new service was to transport secret correspondence, precious metals and other important goods. Initially, Spetssvyaz worked only on routes connecting the capital with regional, regional and republican centers, but later its areas of responsibility increased.
During World War II, the Special Communications Service worked with the Supreme Command Headquarters and the front staffs, ensuring the timely transfer of secret documents. Spetssvyaz also serviced various enterprises and civil services. Even in the harsh conditions of besieged Leningrad, the Service was able to organize 25 transfer routes between different structures.
In the postwar period, the Special Communication Service received several important new tasks. Now she had to transport radioactive isotopes for scientific and defense enterprises. After the discovery of new deposits of precious stones in Siberia, it was Specsvyaz that began to transport mined minerals. A special place in the history of the Service is occupied by the Olympic Games 1980 of the year - it was she who provided the transportation of medals from the manufacturer to the stadiums.
At the end of the eighties, the Moscow special communications post office was transformed into the Main Special Communication Center, to which all other branches were transferred. This name of the organization still retains. The special communication service continues to transport important cargoes in the interests of various government agencies. In addition, the Service accepts orders from private organizations that also need its services.
The editorial staff of the Military Review congratulates all former and current employees of the Special Communication Service on their professional holiday!