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December 19 - Day of military counterintelligence in the Russian Federation

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December 19 - Day of military counterintelligence in the Russian Federation

Today marks the 101st anniversary of the official establishment in our country of such a body as military counterintelligence. We are talking about the creation at the dawn of the formation of Soviet Russia (in 1918) of the Special Division of the Cheka for the fight against counter-revolution and sabotage under the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR. In fact, this was the prototype of modern military counterintelligence.


Today, the military counterintelligence of Russia is a part of the system of the Federal Security Service in the Armed Forces of the country. The main task is to counteract the activities of foreign states and individual institutions that can cause any damage to the Russian Armed Forces, including one that may be associated with finding out secrets in the field of creation and the characteristics of the use of weapons and military equipment.

It must be emphasized that, until 1918, bodies existed in our country that could be attributed to military counterintelligence by the nature of their activities. Ever since the times of Peter the Great in the structures of the army and fleet persons who acted in the interests of foreign states were calculated. Moreover, in the XVIII century, often the work of foreign spies and "scouts" was based on the monetary component. In the XX century, a significant ideological component was added to this, when anti-Soviet activity against the USSR Supreme Council, for example, in the West could be explained by the “struggle against the communist regime”. However, even after the fall of the “communist regime”, together with the collapse of the Soviet Union, representatives of foreign intelligence did not at all lose interest in the military secrets of our country.

For the military counterintelligence, the beginning of the 90s was a special test. It was extremely difficult to work in conditions when people dictating a foreign agenda and openly expressing foreign interests came close to governing the country. And if the political elites themselves actually "leaked" any information of interest to the USA, then what kind of opposition from the military counterintelligence could be discussed in those years? Many service veterans recall those times with a trembling voice, as this was a test not only for counterintelligence, but for the whole country.

But the situation has changed, and much of what is happening in the Russian army in terms of technical re-equipment, testing the latest weapons for foreign "partners" it becomes a complete surprise. A case in point is hypersonic weapons, which Western journalists and politicians initially referred to as "nothing more than Putin's computer graphics." Now they have to admit that in terms of creating hypersonic weapons, Russia has gone ahead.

Military Review congratulates military counterintelligence officers and service veterans on their professional holiday!
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  1. cost
    cost 19 December 2019 07: 07
    +9
    All involved in the holiday!
    drinks
    1. Finches
      Finches 19 December 2019 07: 19
      +5
      Happy Holidays! drinks

      Although it was, they drank my commander’s blood laughing - but the same work is not sugar!
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 19 December 2019 13: 33
        +3
        For the military counterintelligence, the beginning of the 90s was a special test. It was extremely difficult to work in conditions when people dictating a foreign agenda, openly expressing foreign interests came close to governing the country. And if political elites themselves actually "leaked" any information of interest to the United States, then what kind of opposition from the military counterintelligence could be discussed in those years? Many service veterans recall those times with a trembling voice, as this was a test not only for counterintelligence, but for the whole country.
        Yeah! I remember those times - the "perestroika" and the dashing 90s - when the country and militarily "perestroika" "from above" handed over the country to everyone.
        The patriots need a lot of time and energy to restore everything, believe in the country, believe in leaders and move forward!

        Happy professional holiday to you, employees of the military counterintelligence and veterans of this service!
        I wish you health, happiness, success and prosperity in the service and in life!

  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 December 2019 07: 07
    +5
    Happy holiday graduates VKVK! Success in work and long life.
  3. Fedorov
    Fedorov 19 December 2019 07: 07
    +2
    The main thing is that the next "cinematographs do not despair the role of the NKVD and SMERSH. Although in peacetime, my grandfather - an order-bearer officer at the word - Beria, fell silent.
  4. GKS 2111
    GKS 2111 19 December 2019 07: 08
    +5
    Congratulations to all involved!
  5. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 19 December 2019 07: 12
    +4
    Happy Communion! However, I am stocking up a bag for cons. An army outside of politics leads to such consequences for the country.For the military counterintelligence, the beginning of the 90s was a special test. It was extremely difficult to work in conditions when people dictating a foreign agenda, openly expressing foreign interests came close to governing the country. And if political elites themselves actually "leaked" any information of interest to the United States, then what kind of opposition from the military counterintelligence could be discussed in those years?
    1. DEDPIHTO
      DEDPIHTO 19 December 2019 08: 29
      +1
      Plus definitely! Only here is one question and a bag for the minuses, and many names (persons) have changed since? winked
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 19 December 2019 08: 45
        +1
        I didn’t quite understand the question, but as far as I understood: the surname and persons, if they changed, then naturally, so to speak. The fate of Kvachkov and Budanov are indicative. (I’m aware that Budanov is a tanker at all, but isn’t it the duty of counterintelligence to protect the command staff?)
        1. DEDPIHTO
          DEDPIHTO 19 December 2019 08: 57
          +1
          I will explain the question - how much have the managing political elites (surnames) changed since the 90s, which, in your opinion, merged the information for the staff? hi
        2. Doctor
          Doctor 19 December 2019 09: 03
          -1
          I know that Budanov is a tanker


          So Kvachkov Vladimir Vasilievich is also the counterintelligence agent. wassat
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 19 December 2019 10: 08
            +1
            Well, at least it had something to do with her.
            1. ccsr
              ccsr 19 December 2019 18: 50
              +3
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Well, at least it had something to do with her.

              Yes, not just any, but the most direct, when, being the chief of staff of 3 ObrSpN, he directed the special forces training of the soldiers of this structure who were in the brigade.
  6. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 19 December 2019 07: 15
    +4
    The enemy must be well aware. And the huge role in this is military counterintelligence, which collects valuable information for the country around the world. Thanks to her, we better see the threat, better prepare to meet the challenges. For those who take risks and penetrate the secrets of opponents! drinks Good luck and - with a professional holiday! hi
  7. Fedorov
    Fedorov 19 December 2019 07: 18
    +1
    It’s been a long time in Moscow, but Felix would have renewed the monument. And then only Zhirinovsky show-off ... For 100 rubles, and a mustache ... sorry or what?
  8. carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 19 December 2019 07: 34
    +3
    On June 8, 1911, Minister of War Vladimir Sukhomlinov signed the "Regulations on counterintelligence divisions" created at the headquarters of the military districts. forgotten pages of the past ...
  9. parusnik
    parusnik 19 December 2019 07: 57
    +3
    Not particularly involved, so the moment when they united not for a long time the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the KGB, but so everyone involved with the Holiday!
    1. Okolotochny
      Okolotochny 19 December 2019 12: 30
      +1
      It was, MBVD.
  10. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 19 December 2019 08: 05
    +2
    Happy holiday, fighters of the invisible front! I didn’t understand the guys who suspected respected people of espionage, now I know the work is such, there is no better cover for the agent as an impeccable reputation and high position. There should be no authority for counterintelligence personnel.
    1. st2st
      st2st 19 December 2019 09: 00
      -2
      In the 90s, counterintelligence worked very effectively. Kozyrev, Koch, Navodvorskaya neigh, over the counterintelligence attempts to expose the spies. About Sev. Caucasus, generally.-Silence. Happy holiday.
      1. Dmitry Potapov
        Dmitry Potapov 19 December 2019 09: 50
        +2
        Trust me, it would have worked! If only given! And so it was "passed", and the country too!
        1. st2st
          st2st 19 December 2019 09: 56
          0
          Yes, I know, Dmitry, that counterintelligence worked in the 90s. Only their reports (emphasis on the last letter), in FIG, no one needed. Anger takes: men worked, not for fear, but for conscience. And they were leaked. Moreover, at the state level.
  11. askort154
    askort154 19 December 2019 10: 17
    0
    Happy holiday involved! It is clear that now it is extremely difficult for them to work.
    "Don't go there, go here." It became noticeable. with the naked eye. Anglo-Saxons
    regularly - they "catch ours" and send them away. Previously, there was always a mirror response from us. What, we have no one to send now? Yes, now, as never before in Russia, there are crowds, starting from the bottom and up to the very top. Therefore, I now, frankly, feel sorry for our counterintelligence - constantly bruised hands. negative
  12. Alien From
    Alien From 19 December 2019 11: 42
    +1
    Congratulations to all the staff !!!! Only tiiiiiiiho))))))
  13. Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 19 December 2019 14: 50
    0
    from Crimeans to all FSK employees a low bow, with a holiday !!!!! and traitors - a novice, an old man., polonium and France, in addition to the mouth according to the tonsils
  14. NF68
    NF68 19 December 2019 18: 58
    0
    Happy holiday to all the "culprits" of this celebration!
  15. ccsr
    ccsr 19 December 2019 19: 00
    +2
    Several years ago, the legend of military counterintelligence L.G. Ivanov passed away, who wrote a very interesting and truthful book about the work of this structure called "The Truth About SMERSH":
    During the war years, he went from an operative officer to a rifle battalion to the head of the Smersh Rocket Division of the 5th shock army. In the post-war years, he headed large divisions of the military counterintelligence agencies - Special KGB departments under the USSR Council of Ministers for the Baltic, Kiev, Moscow military districts and the Southern Group of Forces. The author acts as an implacable fighter with any attempts, under various “convenient pretexts,” to distort the work of Smersh employees and unreasonably deprive them of an aura of courage and heroism. To agree with such falsifications for the author is tantamount to the betrayal of military friends who fell on the fronts of World War II. In support of the position of Leonid Georgievich, it is best to cite the words of the poet Mayorov who died at the front:

    And don't let the dead hear
    When descendants talk about them.

    Thank you Leonid Georgievich for the book! It is needed by current counterintelligence officers; I am convinced that young people will be interested.
    Head of the Department of Military Counterintelligence of the FSB of Russia, Colonel General A. G. Bezverkhny

    I think many will just be interested to read it - it is very interestingly written, and even stands out among other memoirs of participants in the Second World War. It can be downloaded online.
  16. Captain45
    Captain45 21 December 2019 00: 11
    0
    And on December 19, 1954, on the Levashov heath near Leningrad, the first head of the SMERSH GUKR, Colonel-General V.S. Abakumov, was shot. These are the parallels. crying