Military Review

May 21 - Day of the military translator in Russia


On May 21, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrate Military Translator's Day. The choice of the holiday date is not accidental. On this day in 1929, the Deputy People's Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs, Joseph Unshlikht, issued an order "On the establishment of a rank for the commanding staff of the Red Army" Military Translator ".

But in Russia, military translators existed long before Unshlikht. Even in ancient times, competent and diligent "interpreters" served as a sovereign, as translators were called then. At all times, those who knew the languages ​​of neighboring peoples, who were both allies and opponents of our state, were valued.

For the first time in Russia, they began purposefully training professional military translators in 1885, when specialized courses for officers were opened at the Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Today, translators, Russian and Soviet military instructors in foreign armies, and representatives of international missions celebrate their professional holiday. The day of a military translator is celebrated by everyone who graduated from educational institutions of the corresponding profile, as well as teachers and students of these specialized universities under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

In the Russian Federation, the holiday has been celebrated since 2000 at the initiative of the Alumni Club of the Military Institute of Foreign Languages.

The editors of "Military Review" congratulates military translators on the holiday. We wish you success in service, family well-being and a peaceful sky!
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  1. Hto tama
    Hto tama 21 May 2020 06: 15
    Well, for translators drinks !
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 21 May 2020 07: 28
      For translators! drinks

      You are negotiating
      Translate fast, soon.
      You are a military translator,
      And your tongue is perfect!
      Congratulations on your day! love
      Let them scatter like smoke
      All the problems and sorrows
      So that everyone understands each other!

    2. Civil
      Civil 21 May 2020 07: 37

      How not to recall the classics) all involved with the holiday!
  2. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 21 May 2020 06: 48
    All kinds of military translators are needed ... they are important for us and in Syria! It has been reported more than once that the American lousy people block roads and do not let ours pass! This is a reason for a serious dismantling! Oh, what would happen if the military understood each other! belay Brawl to the blood! Nope ... the interpreters are desperately needed!
    Take a walk, interpreters! Deserve it!
    But do not forget about the charter!
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 21 May 2020 06: 48
    "But with the holidays the calendar no longer pleases the soul" (Mityaev) Prazdnikobesie. negative I have nothing against military translators, quite myself, for example, A.I. Fursov to take. request
  4. knn54
    knn54 21 May 2020 07: 59
    Congratulations to fellow translators (Sinologists) of the Osnaz GRU KSAVO brigade.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 May 2020 07: 59
    Who has been abroad
    He recognized one commandment -
    Specialist without translator,
    Like a gun without a gunner.
    And if the translator is a lady,
    Yes, not bad, frankly,
    Then the specialist disappeared,
    Like a fallen leaf from a tree.
    When sits next to her -
    Looks where it is not necessary.
    And his thought wanders far
    He translates what you want.
    She said and is silent
    And he looks into her mouth.
    He translates what you want.
    She said and is silent
    And he looks into her mouth.

    She yawns already out of boredom -
    He looks at his hands.
    She's taking a little nap -
    He looks at his chest.
    She will examine everyone in a row -
    He looks below.
    The matter has long been forgotten!
    Over there - the knee is not covered.
    And if it comes to the legs,
    Translate what you want can.
    What to do? Now decide for yourself
    Choose a partner for yourself.
    And since you are not used to women
    And the translator is not a man,
    You better learn the language yourself.

    Kirsanov Yuri
    Afghan cassette number 1 • 1980
  6. faterdom
    faterdom 21 May 2020 11: 20
    Vladimir Volfovich, happy holiday!
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 21 May 2020 13: 50
      Quote: faterdom
      Vladimir Volfovich ...

      Are you talking about the one whose mom is Ukrainian and dad lawyer?
      In general, of course, respect and respect for military translators ...
      I was very sorry when we were refused their qualifications - the history of the school did not allow, but it is a pity ...
      1. ccsr
        ccsr 21 May 2020 14: 00
        Quote: Pete Mitchell
        In general, of course, respect and respect for military translators ...

        Not everyone. Read Pushkin's book "GRU in Germany", and then you will find out which personalities you came across - the book was written by the translator himself.
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 21 May 2020 14: 05
          Quote: ccsr
          Pushkin's book "GRU in Germany", and then you will find out which personalities you came across among them.

          hi remember how Wolland said: the housing issue spoiled them, just like everyone else. I read, people are different and God is their judge ...
          You understood everything correctly - respect, to those who fulfilled their duty ...
    2. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 21 May 2020 15: 34
      Today is a bunch of holidays: Translators, Pacific Fleet Day and Day at Shoigu!
      drinks drinks drinks
  7. faterdom
    faterdom 21 May 2020 15: 53
    Quote: Uncle Lee
    Shoigu’s birthday!

    He is now 65 poor, and he has no right to leave the house, only 100m with a dog ... Like Karatsupa.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 21 May 2020 16: 08
      But he has a new order - "For Services to the Fatherland with Swords"
      Without bows .....