Military Review

Day of formations and units for the protection of VGO and SG

12
Day of formations and units for the protection of VGO and SG

Transportation of special cargoes, the protection of important state facilities is a special area of ​​official activity for which the fighters of the Russian Guard are responsible today. History units that are engaged in the protection of VGO and escort of SG, are from the first post-war year. It was in 1946 on April 27 that the corresponding resolution of the USSR Council of Ministers and the order of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs were issued.


The very need to create special units responsible for protecting important facilities and escorting special cargoes was associated with the Soviet atomic project. It was necessary to protect scientific laboratories, factories, and uranium ore mining sites. Considerable funds were allocated for this.

Officially, it is believed that the first facility that was taken under protection by units for the protection of VGO and SG was ZATO in Ozersk. This event happened in 1947 - two years before the creation of the first atomic bomb in the Soviet Union. Over time, servicemen of the VGO and SG units took up duty to guard nuclear power plants, facilities for the production of military equipment, and ammunition.

The servicemen of the Internal Troops guarded the objects and accompanied the goods, the safety of which could depend, without exaggeration, on the fate of the whole country.

At the same time, military personnel for the protection of VGO and SG often became the first to defend objects from a “technological enemy”. This happened in April 1986, when soldiers were among the first to fight the fire at the Chernobyl accident. We are talking about the soldiers of the regiment guarding the Chernobyl NPP. They not only extinguished the fire in conditions of excessively increased radiation background, but also engaged in the evacuation of citizens from infected territories.

Today, the units for the protection of VGO and SG provide protection for dozens of facilities under the jurisdiction of Rosatom, Roscosmos, Rosrezerv, the Ministry of Finance, other ministries and departments.

“Military Review” congratulates the military personnel on the protection of VGO and SG on a professional holiday!
Photos used:
Rosguard website
12 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 27 2020 10: 16 New
    +6
    For more than 70 years, these units have not only lost their meaning, but have become even more in demand. Now a large number of important facilities need highly professional security.
  2. notingem
    notingem April 27 2020 10: 17 New
    -9
    Interestingly, does the day of night watchmen exist?
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 27 2020 13: 32 New
      0
      You can, of course, celebrate the birthdays of each compound, unit, unit at the all-Russian level ... But why? Every year we gather with colleagues and celebrate the birthday of our long-disbanded regiment without any unnecessary pump.
  3. Glory1974
    Glory1974 April 27 2020 10: 19 New
    +4
    Officially, it is believed that the first facility that was taken under protection by units for the protection of VGO and SG was ZATO in Ozersk. This event happened in 1947.

    Officially, this may be so. But in fact, they began to protect important facilities much earlier. So back in 1918, a unit was formed to guard one of the powder factories. But once this day was established, let it be. The main thing is not to change it periodically.
    Service in the units of VGO and SG is necessary and responsible. In technological accidents, sentries do not have the right to leave their posts and there have been cases that they died. So in Kemerovo in the 80s there was an emission of chlorine at a defense enterprise. The entire guard was killed.
    Happy holiday to all involved! Not only a gram from the command, but also cash prizes!
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 27 2020 13: 44 New
      0
      Quote: glory1974
      But in fact, they began to protect important facilities much earlier. So back in 1918, a unit was formed to protect one of the powder plants.

      By 1941, the NKVD included brigades for the protection of critical industrial enterprises. And one division is in Moscow.
      They guarded the munitions of the People’s Commissariat of Ammunition, chemical plants, hydroelectric power stations, water pump stations and water pipelines, radio stations, Goznak and Mints factories, refineries, and state bank vaults operating at the NKBP.
      The same Magnitogorsk Combine guarded the whole 75th separate battalion of the NKVD troops in the OVPP (825 people), with 55 guard posts.
  4. Warrior MorePhoto
    Warrior MorePhoto April 27 2020 10: 44 New
    +5
    My day! Thank you for your congratulations! soldier
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 April 27 2020 10: 52 New
    +1
    There are no questions, the service is needed, like many others.
    Good luck everyone.
  6. faterdom
    faterdom April 27 2020 14: 02 New
    -2
    Quote: Alexey RA
    By 1941, the NKVD included brigades for the protection of critical industrial enterprises. And one division is in Moscow.

    And there was no Rosguard ??? This is a mess and a violation of subordination! The Guard was - yes, but how could they be without the Rosguard? Some NKVD ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 27 2020 14: 42 New
      0
      Quote: faterdom
      And there was no Rosguard ??? This is a mess and a violation of subordination! The Guard was - yes, but how could they be without the Rosguard? Some NKVD ...

      But in the best state in the world of workers and peasants there were internal troops of the NKVD with tanks, artillery and armored trains. And no one asked questions - why is this all right, will the NKVD really crush popular demonstrations with tank tracks?
      Against the background of the then NKVD troops (and the MVD of the USSR developed socialism) today's Rosgvardia with its equipment and weapons frankly "does not look". smile
  7. iouris
    iouris April 27 2020 15: 15 New
    -2
    If we count all the security detachments, then what is the total number of "internal armed forces"?
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 27 2020 18: 43 New
      0
      Quote: iouris
      If we count all the security detachments, then what is the total number of "internal armed forces"?

      340 thousand people. Of which about 85 thousand are FSUE "Okhrana", which absorbed security structures of several state departments after the transfer to the RG.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 April 28 2020 02: 13 New
        +1
        But the service, the day of which is celebrated, and the FSUE Okhrana are different structures, however, both are part of the Russian Guard.