From the Petrine Decree to the Syrian Operation: Engineering Troops Day


On January 21, 1701, Tsar Peter I issued a decree that prescribed the opening of the School of the Pushkar Order. In fact, it was about the first legislative act in Russia, which concerned the development of military engineering. It is this date - January 21 - and entered the calendar of new Russia as the Day of Engineering Troops.


If we talk about the Petrine era, then by 1720, two large military engineering schools of those times were created in Russia - in both capitals - the training period in which depended on the initial knowledge, skills and the planned job level. The maximum training time is 12 years. This is the case when children entered the school, and left it already as staff officers. These schools have become the real smithies of specialists in military engineering.

Today's engineering troops are an extensive combination of units and subunits, including pontoon-bridge, engineering, reconnaissance, assault and more.

Military engineers are engaged in the creation and equipment of modern military training grounds, in ensuring the functioning of crossings, bridges used, inter alia, for the transfer of personnel and military equipment.

Engineering troops are actively mastering new weapons and equipment, including robotic mine clearance systems.

Material TC "Star":


The military personnel of the engineering troops provide reliable support for units and formations of other types and branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and they solve the tasks in real combat conditions, including the operation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

"Military Review" congratulates the military engineering troops on their professional holiday.
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  1. Thrifty 21 January 2020 05: 26 New
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    So!!! wassat The 200 key was taken, the container was filled to the brim, good and drank, without a snack, for everyone who is an engineer in an army, an engineer, and who will engineer! !!! hi Happy Holiday to you, engineers in uniform, and who wore uniforms of engineering troops! !! drinks drinks good
    1. rich 21 January 2020 05: 53 New
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      Congratulations to all involved on their professional holiday. drinks
      1. GKS 2111 21 January 2020 06: 12 New
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        Happy Holidays, men! Engineering troops - this is not your sadness, longing! Health, optimism and good luck!

        Your service is not easy
        But today is your holiday
        Listen to this order:
        Level, theodolite
        Let him sleep peacefully in the warehouse
        A military truck crane
        Let replace you a glass.
        Pour it to the brim
        Drink, do not spare vodka,
        With feeling, really, with arrangement,
        Yes, with military skill.
        For you, for the brave first toast
        For the glory of the engineering troops. drinks
      2. Buffet 21 January 2020 10: 16 New
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        ... and Russians also have such animals, they are not even given weapons. Engineer troops are called.
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  3. svp67 21 January 2020 06: 19 New
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    HOLIDAY !!!
    On January 21, 1701, Tsar Peter I issued a decree that prescribed the opening of the School of the Pushkarsky Prikaz. In fact, it was about the first legislative act in Russia, which concerned the development of military engineering.
    Missed only: "including". Pushkarskaya school gave impetus to the development of military art, including engineering in Russia
    1. georggy 21 January 2020 08: 07 New
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      Missed only: "including". Pushkarskaya school gave impetus to the development of military art, including engineering in Russia


      And before Peter they didn’t know: neither Pushkar’s business, nor engineering.
      The main thing to trump paper, Created - created.
      1. svp67 21 January 2020 09: 55 New
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        Quote: george
        And before Peter they didn’t know: neither Pushkar’s business, nor engineering.
        The main thing to trump paper, Created - created.

        Was it centralized? Was there a special educational institution? Or was everything passed from father to son? But people of non-noble origin were also accepted into the school. So. what's Peter really FIRST
        1. georggy 22 January 2020 07: 58 New
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          Was it centralized? Was there a special educational institution? Or was everything passed from father to son? But people of non-noble origin were also accepted into the school. So. what's Peter really FIRST

          It was. If there were guns the best even before petka in Europe. and fortresses were built.
          you know the story from the movies.
          and nothing to say.
          Another type of parsley created an engineering school? where when? whom did it prepare?
          the first in a mess. 20 years to fight with Sweden ??????????????
          Educational institutions of this kind began under Alexander 1 and Nicholas!
          1. svp67 22 January 2020 12: 34 New
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            Quote: george
            It was.

            Specifically, what was that?
            Quote: george
            If there were guns the best even before petka in Europe. and fortresses were built.

            And can you find out how many there were?
            Quote: george
            the first in a mess. 20 years to fight with Sweden ??????????????

            Yes, you’ve severely printed, but don’t tell me how much Poland was at war with Sweden then?
  4. Hamlet 21 January 2020 08: 49 New
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    All with our coolest holiday! Day of engineering troops !!!
  5. Romanenko 21 January 2020 08: 57 New
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    And there was also the Military Engineering Academy (named after Kuybyshev) - the first higher military educational institution in Russia, it was destroyed by Serdyukov, this also needs to be remembered.
  6. AK1972 21 January 2020 11: 07 New
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    Happy holiday fellow sappers. Nobody is without us !!!. Today it’s not a sin to drink for the fusion of science and courage.
  7. kolmakov79 21 January 2020 19: 02 New
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    Congratulations to all engineers on the holiday!
  8. Cetron 21 January 2020 21: 05 New
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    Happy engineers, sappers! Happy holiday to everyone who studied and served at the Far Eastern High School!
  9. Ivan Z 21 January 2020 22: 00 New
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    Hearty congratulations to colleagues!