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Today is Border Guard Day


In 1994, the President of Russia established the holiday Border Guard Day, which was to revive historical traditions of Russia and its border troops. The celebration of this day has tens of years and continues to this day.

Border protection has always been relevant for any country. The history of the border troops can be traced back to the time of Prince Vladimir, when a defensive system began to be created. Cities were built at that time along the banks of the rivers. And the first written mention of the borders dates back to this time, when the Prince gave the order to build cities along the rivers Sula, Sturgeon and Trubezh, and the best men were ordered to organize protection of the borders of Russia. Under Ivan the Terrible, the borders of the state became much wider and on January 1 of the 1571 of the year the head of the guard service was appointed, Vorotynsky became it.

The guards of frontiers, in ancient times, fought against smugglers, who illegally smuggled goods across borders.

After 1812, Russia began to develop at an accelerated pace, trade with foreign countries was improving, and along with it, the smuggling of goods became more significant, which made it necessary to make a decision on the transformation of the border guard.

The end of the 19th century brought some changes to the tasks of the border guards and removed them from the customs department. Alexander III issued a decree to form a new Separate Corps of the Border Guard, it happened on October 15 1893 of the year. The main tasks of the border guards were - the protection of borders and the fight against smugglers.

During the First World War, the frontier guards were introduced into the army and fought on almost all fronts.

The Soviet border guard began its formation at a very difficult time, but the veteran border guards did not abandon their combat posts and tried to pass on all their experience in this difficult task to newcomers. 26 May 1918, the Council of People's Commissars established the Border Guard Service, which was entrusted with the protection of the borders of the RSFSR. And September 6 was introduced form for the border guards, it is very similar to the one that is used until now.

Over the years, the Federal Border Service of Russia, which was created by the President of Russia in 1993, replaced the border guard. Sixteen countries have common borders with our country, no other country in the world has such a number of borders, and Russian border troops were created to maintain order on them. Border cooperation has also been established with thirty-two foreign countries.

This holiday is aimed at raising the spirit of the soldiers who are doing their duty to Russia.

We can talk a lot about border troops, in all wars our border guards were directly involved, and the heroism of some of them makes them sincerely respect these people. Much was done by the border guards and after the wars, to restore peace and tranquility in the state.

Border troops - is an independent structure that performs its duties with the support of the frontier areas of the country. The armament of the border guards is quite extensive - it is small weapon, military equipment, aircraft, ships and various special technical means that help in the performance of official tasks. Training in the border troops is conducted only in specialized higher educational institutions.

Service in the frontier troops is an honorable duty that not every soldier trusts; the protection of the state’s external borders is considered prestigious enough in the army. None of the border guards do not miss this momentous day. According to the tradition of 28, May border guards gather in certain places, where they celebrate their holiday, recalling the old days of service.

Today is Border Guard Day
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  1. Diman
    Diman 28 May 2012 09: 58 New
    Congratulations to all the border guards on a holiday! drinks
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 28 May 2012 10: 24 New
      Happy Holidays!

      I feel special pride in front of the border guards, because my dad (his kingdom ...) in 1945, being a border guard in the East, began the Japanese ...
      1. domokl
        domokl 28 May 2012 10: 31 New
        Happy green caps! The border was and will be and it’s locked! In Russia there are three national holidays for soldiers — Day of the border guard, Day of the Navy and Day of Airborne Forces! And their soldiers celebrate because they serve or served in units where either everyone won, or all died with honor!
        Border guards often win and, unfortunately, die ... Real warriors, real fighters! drinks
      2. YARY
        YARY 28 May 2012 10: 33 New
        Happy lads !!! drinks
        The border guard is the wall that separates us from their evil !!!
        1. esaul
          esaul 28 May 2012 10: 45 New
          With your holiday, you, border guards! I wish you success in your service and minimal losses! Good luck to you!
          1. 755962
            755962 28 May 2012 11: 47 New
            Happy holiday men! Health, success in military service!
            1. pirate technician
              pirate technician 28 May 2012 11: 51 New
              I join in the congratulations!!! Let the lads of troubles not know and guard our grace with equal zeal !!! URA-URA-URA !!! drinks
          2. Marat
            Marat 29 May 2012 18: 24 New
            I join all the congratulations! Border guards are on guard of borders and the first to take a hit in case of aggression! Honor and honor to them!

            We are now rebuilding the Union - the economies of the 3 republics are uniting within the framework of the CES, before that the customs within the Customs Union have already united, Russia is creating integrated air defense with both Belarus and Kazakhstan, our armies are united in the Collective Security Treaty Organization and in fact are its "backbone" (no offense to other members CSTO) - our 3 republics have created a common rapid reaction force of the CRRF -

            So the next step - since the borders are common - to unite the border troops! If customs officers are already “allied” - why should border guards be “different”?
      3. VAF
        VAF 28 May 2012 14: 45 New
        Quote: Sergh
        I feel special pride in front of the border guards

        Happy holiday border guards! +!

        You are always and everywhere one of the first to meet and hit as it should !!!

        Success in combat and ... in all other matters is the same !!! drinks

    2. vadimus
      vadimus 28 May 2012 12: 01 New
      Green berets! Give !!!!
    3. Aleksey67
      Aleksey67 28 May 2012 12: 02 New
      Happy Holidays! drinks Let the border remain locked !!! good
      And Anek in the subject: For the border guards they brought a new dog, a cross between a shepherd and a rabbit, now she not only quickly detains the offender, but immediately punishes him wassat
    4. Cadet787
      Cadet787 28 May 2012 16: 44 New
      With the holiday border guards, let there always be a border on the lock, but the key is lost.
  2. Dmitriy69
    Dmitriy69 28 May 2012 09: 59 New
    You health, the boundaries of inviolability!
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 28 May 2012 19: 38 New
      I was late with congratulations, but better later than never. I think the guys will not be offended !!!
      ! Guys, do not drink much ..... drinks , and although late, the evening is already ... laughing
  3. vorobey
    vorobey 28 May 2012 09: 59 New
    Borders with a holiday. You are always the first guests to meet both called and not called. Peace to you men.
  4. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 28 May 2012 10: 05 New
    We know, we know in the morning green caps running around the city. Borders with a holiday in the evening for a little note.
      ALPETSEM 28 May 2012 10: 22 New
      The border guard’s feet are fed and we’re running laughing drinks
  5. connect30
    connect30 28 May 2012 10: 06 New
    Good selection
  6. itr
    itr 28 May 2012 10: 10 New
  7. Dimka off
    Dimka off 28 May 2012 10: 10 New
    Happy holiday to you border guards!)) Let the border always be calm and peaceful!)) Success and good luck in the service!))
  8. Diesel
    Diesel 28 May 2012 10: 12 New
    The border is securely under the castle, happy holiday to you! drinks

    On the border, as you know,
    Hard work, not easy -
    Let it work honestly
    Let them step aside
    Thieves and smugglers
    Well, every rabble is different -
    Illegals, terrorists,
    Do not poke around in the native land.
  9. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 28 May 2012 10: 13 New
    Interestingly, only in Russia as border troops?
    1. marshes
      marshes 28 May 2012 10: 31 New
      Quote: Tatanka Yotanka
      Interestingly, only in Russia as border troops?

      Not only... smile
    2. Samsebenaum
      Samsebenaum 28 May 2012 11: 59 New
      Hello buddy Stas! Thanks for the congratulation!!!
      Stas, maybe for us border guards the quatrain will work out?
      You always get great ...
      Thank you in advance!
      1. Tatanka Yotanka
        Tatanka Yotanka 28 May 2012 15: 09 New
        I'll put a flask of alcohol on the table
        And raise my glass today
        For the border guards and their green cap
        That Polkan did not lose his scent
        1. Samsebenaum
          Samsebenaum 28 May 2012 18: 50 New
          Stas, thanks, friend! From me +.
          1. Tersky
            Tersky 28 May 2012 20: 08 New
            Quote: Samsebenum
            Stas, thanks, friend! From me +

            Stas, hold one more! +
  10. sahha
    sahha 28 May 2012 10: 15 New
    Congratulations to the Border Guards, as well as my friend the border guard (Yuri Yakovlev) on the holiday. I wish you happiness, success and a peaceful sky above your head! drinks
  11. mitya
    mitya 28 May 2012 10: 16 New
    Happy holiday Borders! drinks
  12. borisst64
    borisst64 28 May 2012 10: 18 New
    Borders our Shield !! I congratulate you!!
  13. Septugian
    Septugian 28 May 2012 10: 20 New
    Pagranets with the Holiday! Hooray hooray
    ALPETSEM 28 May 2012 10: 21 New
    There are no former border guards !!! All a happy holiday !!! military unit 2094 Nazran Border Detachment 2000-2004
  15. marshes
    marshes 28 May 2012 10: 32 New
    Congratulations to colleagues on the holiday.
    1. marshes
      marshes 28 May 2012 11: 18 New
  16. Rodver
    Rodver 28 May 2012 10: 33 New
    "Quiet on the border, but do not believe this silence ..."
    Happy Holidays, dear friends!
  17. Odessa
    Odessa 28 May 2012 10: 34 New
    Happy Border Guard Day! I wish you all the best! I would especially like to congratulate the border post (my old friends) in the village of Zhelezny Port, southern Ukraine. bully drinks
  18. Aventurinka
    Aventurinka 28 May 2012 10: 37 New
    Happy holiday! We cannot do without you!
    The photos are wonderful!
    1. Drednout
      Drednout 28 May 2012 15: 52 New
      All border guards with a holiday. It's a shame that there are no sailors on the pictures - border guards, but right now I’ll fix it a bit!
      Special greetings to all who served in the MCHPV SZPO (RU) and OSKPO!
  19. Narkom
    Narkom 28 May 2012 10: 40 New
    "Greens" with the holiday !!!!

    I’m saving a green cap
    On May Day I’ll polish a star on it,
    I’ll be drunk walking, don’t scold me, mother,
    On this holiday, I want to remember the service.

    Pour it full, brother, give me a glass,
    We will drink for us, the greens, for Afghanistan.
    Let this bitterness in wine remind you
    Our life is at the last frontier.

    And she was always harsh
    Tell me now my fate, soul,
    How it burned in fire, how it sank in a tear,
    How silence choked at night.

    I’m saving a green cap
    On May Day I will polish a star on it.
    Zhalanashkol and Hassan, Tirgiran and Afghanistan -
    Let the earth there rest in peace to the boys.
    1. Drednout
      Drednout 28 May 2012 15: 54 New
      Hooray to all the border guards!
  20. Indigo
    Indigo 28 May 2012 10: 41 New
    Be healthy and good luck to all border guards!
    Today I look again - Quiet outpost and 50g. for you.
  21. Georg Shep
    Georg Shep 28 May 2012 10: 44 New
    "... Sentinel Homelands are standing! ..."
    Glory to our Border Troops! Happy Holidays, friends!
  22. rinzhak
    rinzhak 28 May 2012 10: 46 New
    Chekists - Happy Holiday!
  23. marshes
    marshes 28 May 2012 10: 46 New
    Chunjinsky Border Detachment.
  24. Svetoyar
    Svetoyar 28 May 2012 10: 50 New
    Border troops - today the most popular. And they have always been.
    Congratulations, dear comrades!
  25. DavidLinch2012
    DavidLinch2012 28 May 2012 10: 52 New
    Brothers happy holiday.
    And even on the weekend you watch, We - sleep peacefully !!!
  26. aksai61
    aksai61 28 May 2012 11: 14 New
    HOLIDAY !!! Respect and honor !!!! You are the first to meet the enemy !!!! Glory to you and your comrades who died in the performance of duty !!!
    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
  27. Srgsoap
    Srgsoap 28 May 2012 11: 30 New
    Happy holiday !!! Thank you for our peace !!!
  28. Slavs
    Slavs 28 May 2012 11: 30 New
    Happy holiday, men!
    "We are border guards - artillery workers,
    We’re not afraid of enemy machinations,
    The enemy will not pass, we are on the alert
    The southern borders are sentinels! "
    I remember such a song)))
    Hello to the Artashat border detachment of military unit 2392! Happy Border Guard Day !!!
  29. vostok
    vostok 28 May 2012 11: 35 New
    The border is locked, the key is in your pocket! Happy holiday Borders !!!
  30. Samsebenaum
    Samsebenaum 28 May 2012 11: 47 New
    Guys, border guards, Happy Holiday !!!!!
    I served on the Norwegian border, KSZPO, 100 PO, 9 PZ.
    Many years have passed, but I remember almost everything. Nostalgia.
    And according to our glorious tradition, the first toast - For those who are on patrol !!!
    Happy Holidays!
    Thanks to all forum users for congratulations !!!
  31. laurbalaur
    laurbalaur 28 May 2012 11: 47 New
    As my friend says: I didn’t get into PV - rejoice, but I got - PRIDE! Happy holiday!
  32. Sinbad
    Sinbad 28 May 2012 11: 55 New
    Happy Holiday !!!
  33. Svistoplyaskov
    Svistoplyaskov 28 May 2012 11: 58 New

    If you were taken red handed
    In the transition of two borders
    Captured by a border detachment -
    Fall down, you bastard, on the ground prostrate.

    Be you German or Chinese
    Pav on our land prostrate
    Cover your eggs with your hands
    For the sake of the integrity of the eggs.

    Good Russian border guard,
    But for sovereignty,
    Glory battle honors student,
    Can leave a mark there.
  34. dred
    dred 28 May 2012 12: 01 New
    Happy professional holiday for all border guards!
  35. AK-74-1
    AK-74-1 28 May 2012 12: 02 New
  36. Ziksura
    Ziksura 28 May 2012 12: 21 New
    ALL BROTHERS OF THE BOUNDERS WITH A HOLIDAY !!!!!! drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks drinks

    A special congratulation to everyone who served in the Caucasus Special Border District.

    Those who are in the outfit have a separate respect and good luck, guys.
  37. apro
    apro 28 May 2012 12: 28 New
    Happy holiday green caps!
    1. IGR
      IGR 28 May 2012 19: 10 New
      good good
      Join us!
      good good
  38. TekhnarMAF
    TekhnarMAF 28 May 2012 12: 29 New
    Photo-tale of your service is battle-cool! With the holiday YOU BORDERS and calm outfits !!!
  39. volcano
    volcano 28 May 2012 12: 35 New
    Congratulations to all the Border Guards on the Holiday.
    The most non-politicized people engaged in military and noble work in peacetime. I wish you success in everything and a calm border.
    Happy holiday. Hooray!!! drinks
  40. Little thing
    Little thing 28 May 2012 12: 53 New
    Happy holiday !!! served in 1993-95 at the 102nd PO of the city of Vyborg, military unit 2139. Only recently did I find out that the detachment was disbanded, it’s a pity (
  41. Russian sniper
    Russian sniper 28 May 2012 13: 07 New
    Happy holiday dear border guards good Thanks to you, we sleep peacefully drinks
  42. Nursultan
    Nursultan 28 May 2012 14: 53 New
    Our border is on the castle
    There are brave guys
    Always away from home
    They keep our peace holy.
    At any time and day and hour
    We are guarded by a border guard
    We congratulate you now
    Service perfectly!
  43. Deniska999
    Deniska999 28 May 2012 14: 57 New
    Happy Holidays, dear border guards!
  44. vorobey
    vorobey 28 May 2012 16: 10 New
    Trolls ay, where are you? You shout a lot about respect and honor with dignity. Congratulate real men on a holiday.
    Or this is not your topic. You can only talk about the high.
    1. Aleksey67
      Aleksey67 28 May 2012 16: 43 New
      Quote: vorobey
      Trolls ay, where are you?

      Putin is difficult to drag to the border guards laughing Although it may come up with something wassat
  45. wolverine7778
    wolverine7778 28 May 2012 16: 40 New
    When I was in civilian life, I slept well, because I knew that my dream was being guarded. When I joined the service, I began to sleep badly, because I was already guarding someone's dream. And when I was demobilized, I completely stopped sleeping, because I knew how my sleep was being guarded yes
  46. sir
    sir 28 May 2012 16: 58 New
    Happy Holidays! Well, for those who are in the outfit drinks
  47. Alexei
    Alexei 28 May 2012 17: 09 New
    Happy holiday guys! You are our outpost, you are our guarantor. Good luck and do not lose faith in the best. good drinks
  48. Svyatoslav
    Svyatoslav 28 May 2012 17: 24 New
    All border guards with a professional holiday !!! Health and calm borders !!!
  49. awg75
    awg75 28 May 2012 17: 54 New
    Border guards with a holiday !!! Thanks for the service
  50. Ziksura
    Ziksura 28 May 2012 18: 08 New
    Finally, the working day is behind.
    Well ... For those who are on guard !!!! drinks

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