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7 August - Day of the Special Communications and Information Service of the Federal Security Service

On July 1 2003 on the basis of the Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information under the President of the Russian Federation, a Special Communications and Information Service was created. On 7 of August 2004 of the year, Special Communication became part of the Federal Security Service. Now this day is celebrated as a professional holiday of the Special Forces of the FSO.

7 August - Day of the Special Communications and Information Service of the Federal Security Service

The FSO's Special Communication and Information Service is the successor to structures that began operations in the late twenties. Then, in our country, the deployment of the first HF communications lines began to connect strategically important objects and structures. In the future, the special communications system was improved and covered new areas of the country.

During the Great Patriotic War, high-frequency communications provided control of troops and industry. Special communications officers organized new lines, restored existing ones and made a great contribution to the fight against the enemy. In February 1943, the Government Liaison Forces were created. During the war years, more than 17 thousand special communications employees were awarded orders and medals. A number of parts of HF communications have received honorary titles.

In the post-war period, Special Forces troops were engaged in improving the material part, rebuilding existing structures and building new ones. Measures were taken to organize communications at various levels. In the fifties, it became possible to deploy special communications in the field. The first of its kind Moscow-Beijing communication line was also built.

With the beginning of the space era, Special Communication has reached a new level. Now strategic communication channels were built using orbital vehicles. In 1963, the Moscow-Washington hotline was created. Then a whole network of such lines appeared, allowing the Soviet leadership to maintain constant communication with friendly capitals.

From the beginning of the nineties, Special Communications worked as the Presidential Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information. The Agency lasted until 2003, when a new Service was created on its basis, which later became part of the FSO.

Now Special Communication FSO is responsible for the creation and operation of special communications for government agencies of the Russian Federation. The Service also participates in the development and implementation of measures in the field of information security of the country and countering espionage. Special communication of the Federal Protective Service remains the most important element of the state, ensuring the interaction of all its structures and bodies.

Military Review congratulates all employees and veterans of the Soviet and Russian Special Forces on their professional holiday!

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  1. andrewkor
    andrewkor 7 August 2019 05: 21
    As an urgent communications operator, head of automatic telephone exchange, I sincerely congratulate my colleagues on their professional holiday!
    I sincerely wish you success in military and political training, and happiness in your personal life!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 7 August 2019 07: 56
      I join in the universal congratulations. good

      I also sincerely congratulate all the employees and veterans of the Soviet and Russian Special Forces on their professional holiday! love
      I wish you all good health, happiness, success and every success!

  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 August 2019 05: 39
    Kohl holiday, it remains only to congratulate all who served and serves in Special Communications. I remember in Soviet times there were regiments of Government communications engaged in this activity. Happy holiday again!
  3. zyablik.olga
    zyablik.olga 7 August 2019 05: 40
    Happy holiday to all graduates of this educational institution!
  4. bald
    bald 7 August 2019 06: 41
    My sincere congratulations ! As you recall (80s), how much everything was all - laughter through tears good
  5. Amateur
    Amateur 7 August 2019 06: 42
    In 1963, the Moscow-Washington hotline was created

    This is Rabinovich from the Russian mafia. I'm disconnecting you ...

    Happy Holidays! drinks
    SERGEY SERGEEVICS 7 August 2019 07: 07
    Congratulations on the professional holiday of all involved. I wish you happiness and health drinks
  7. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 7 August 2019 07: 37
    Often information is more expensive than gold, and therefore the technical means of its extraction and the number of people who want to receive it does not become less. So men protect, provide and counteract - with a holiday! drinks
    1. Vasiliev Yu
      Vasiliev Yu 8 August 2019 11: 24
      And all together 'Uryayayayaya' here.
      But I remember the idiots who used the Signal for communication.
      In Telegram more than once the security forces warned about him before all these events, but our today's bureaucrats have more heads, and this is why they are smarter, the senile people are not used to hearing their subordinates and those who, in their opinion, are below them.
      This is me about the Butina case and her correspondence with Torshin. And also about the heap of problems (and deaths) for the Wagnerites in Syria from the fact that they used the Signal, which is read through by the amers.
      I served as ZASovets. And I have an understanding of how it used to be and how it is now.
  8. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 7 August 2019 08: 19
    Who owns the information, owns the world.
    Congratulations to all involved in the service in the special communications units !!! HOLIDAY!