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August 12 - Day of the Air Force of the Russian Federation


Today, servicemen, veterans and civilian personnel of the Russian Air Force are celebrating their professional holiday.

The profession of a military pilot has always evoked respect. Hundreds of thousands of young people dreamed of mastering it, and many of them managed to make their dream come true.

Fighting aviation our country originated in tsarist Russia, and since then has never yielded to the air force fleets leading countries of the world. On August 12, 1912, the Military Department of the Russian Empire issued an order to establish the State of the aeronautical unit under the General Directorate of the General Staff. From this date the countdown began история military aviation of Russia.

Although the Land of Soviets began using aircraft for military purposes during the years of the Civil War, the Soviet air force achieved its first successes in battles with Japanese militarists on the Khalkhin Gol River and Lake Hasan. In the skies of republican Spain, our pilots shot down the vaunted aces of the Luftwaffe.

But the contribution of our aviators to the victory of the Red Army over Nazi Germany during the Great Patriotic War was especially significant. They managed to gain air supremacy and defeat the Nazi air armada.

Military pilots of the Russian Federation, being worthy successors of their grandfathers' work, took part in the fight against international terrorism in Chechnya and Syria.

Since 2015, the Air Force has become structurally part of the Military Space Forces of the Russian Federation.

The editorial board of Voennoye Obozreniye sincerely congratulates all those involved in the Day of the Air Force of Russia! We wish you good luck in your chosen profession, unbreakable health, great personal happiness and clear skies.
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  1. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 12 August 2020 04: 49
    All those involved - Happy Air Force Day!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 12 August 2020 05: 40
      I join everyone's sincere congratulations!
      Happy Russian Air Force Day, everyone involved!
      Health to all of you, happiness, success, luck and only victories! love
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 12 August 2020 07: 35
        On August 2nd, the paratroopers swam in the fountains.
        Why don't the pilots swim?
        It would be interesting to see. Especially female pilots.
    2. figwam
      figwam 12 August 2020 09: 19
      Three-fold Hurray !, Hurray !, Hurray!
    3. ancient
      ancient 12 August 2020 09: 28
      Quote: Olddetractor
      All those involved - Happy Air Force Day!

      Guys ... drinks all Happy Russian Air Force Day!
      All health and well-being.
      Those who are in the ranks of success in UBP training, each bomb and missile hit the target and the exact exit in time ... less "fornication". wink
      Soft landings and cloudless skies.!
      Well, the retirees and .. "Oboznikov" (like me), ... less "sores" and ... everything else ... what everyone wants ... For the Air Force drinks
      1. gemini
        gemini 12 August 2020 21: 41
        Happy holiday Sergey, glad to read your posts again !!!
    4. Piramidon
      Piramidon 12 August 2020 10: 58
      Quote: Olddetractor
      All those involved - Happy Air Force Day!

      Aviation week drinks
      1. Borik
        Borik 12 August 2020 11: 26
        I will change one slogan. Faster, Higher, Further, fly our falcons. Happy holiday, pilots !!!!! HAPPY AVIATION DAY !!!!
        TANKISTONE 14 August 2020 21: 42
        Happy HOLIDAY to all those involved !!!
    5. Michael67
      Michael67 12 August 2020 11: 56
      Happy Air Force Day to all concerned and the whole country!
    6. iouris
      iouris 12 August 2020 12: 28
      ... and award Seva Novgorodtsev (Vsevolod Borisovich Levenshtein) with the badge "Excellence in the Air Force".
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 12 August 2020 05: 03
    To the flyers from the pvoshnik - my respect!
    1. iouris
      iouris 12 August 2020 14: 36
      Daddy serves in the Air Force: drinks a lot and eats little; dad serves in air defense: muzzle - in! and the priest - IN!
  3. Mr.X
    Mr.X 12 August 2020 05: 50
    Happy holiday to you, and most importantly, happy anniversary!
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 August 2020 05: 51
    Happy Holidays! So that the number of take-offs matches the number of landings.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 August 2020 05: 58
    Happy Russian Air Force Day!
    I know firsthand how difficult this service is. And for the pilots and for their combat friends. Mom taught lessons at school, and subconsciously counted the planes that took off and landed ... Fortunately, it was heard well ... The regiment's flight plan probably knew better than the commander ...
  6. Nikolay R-PM
    Nikolay R-PM 12 August 2020 06: 10
    Air Force personnel - Happy Holidays !! whoever served at the airport will never forget it, and at times will remember with warm nostalgia and light longing.
  7. Bez 310
    Bez 310 12 August 2020 07: 27
    10 th
    One of the most clumsy remake holidays.
    The order in which this remake is celebrated is particularly impressive.
    - not today, but on Air Fleet Day, that is, exactly on
    day of the real holiday of aviators.
    And there is no longer any Air Force ...
    1. Local from the Volga
      Local from the Volga 12 August 2020 17: 55
      Why would they not, ram ?! Air Force Commander Drones!
      1. Bez 310
        Bez 310 12 August 2020 20: 13
        There is no longer such a type of Armed Forces as the Air Force,
        calm down, please.
        1. Shkodnik65
          Shkodnik65 12 August 2020 20: 46
          There is no longer such a type of Armed Forces as the Air Force,
          calm down, please.

          So it is not the Day of the Russian Armed Forces that is celebrated, but the Day of the Air Force. Force has not been canceled, smart guy? And whether he is clumsy or not, he is like an optimist and a pessimist: for someone the glass is full, for someone it is empty. For me, as a person who has served in the USSR Air Force (9 years) and the Russian Air Force (21 years), both the Air Force Day and the Air Force Day are holidays. And there are thousands of people like me. But whoever doesn't like it, nobody holds it. Moreover, there is only one like you here.
          1. Bez 310
            Bez 310 12 August 2020 22: 30
            I have no less length of service, but I will not measure myself.
            The holiday is an indistinct remake, this is my personal
            opinion, I have the right to express it, and I
            no permission is required.
            1. Shkodnik65
              Shkodnik65 13 August 2020 10: 10
              I have the right to express it, and I
              no permission is required.

              What a strange conversation, comparing sweet with warm. Well, first of all, say what you want, but at least justify your statements. IMHO in the days of the USSR there was a holiday - the Day of the Air Fleet, as it were common for everyone who is associated with Aviation (any, civil, sports or military). And although the Civil Air Fleet had its day, the Air Force did not have such a holiday. A sort of Defender of the Fatherland Day is for everyone. The ever-memorable Yeltsin (not to be remembered by nightfall) established the Day of the Russian Air Force. It is the Air Force and it is Russia. And the foundation is not clumsy - a purely historical date - 12.08.1912/XNUMX/XNUMX. (there is a link in the article). This is our history, this is the history of military aviation, whether you like it or not. It's just plain to say that the date is a curve, like, let's say, frivolous. Justify or, if you do not like the holiday, do not read. But kill me, I don't see where I would forbid you something. Yes, speak up for your health.
              And secondly, the USSR, unfortunately, does not exist. And the Day of the Air Fleet was the USSR. And again, IMHO for those who served in the USSR and Russia have the right to celebrate both holidays. But this is my personal opinion, which I do not impose on anyone. And yes, I do not measure the length of service, what I wrote about the length of service is just a confirmation of service in the USSR and the Russian Federation.
              1. Bez 310
                Bez 310 13 August 2020 10: 13
                Oh yes, celebrate what you want ...
                Quote: Shkodnik65
                confirmation of service in the USSR and the Russian Federation

                Confirmation - in the "personal file", but here - an elementary
                an attempt to "crush with authority". The attempt failed!
                1. Shkodnik65
                  Shkodnik65 13 August 2020 10: 24
                  Oh yeah celebrate what you want
                  Well, of course, there are no arguments.
                  an elementary attempt to "crush with authority"
                  I do not understand what kind of "authority" we are talking about, when you have "no less" length of service, and I did not voice my position and rank.
  8. anjey
    anjey 12 August 2020 08: 31
    Congratulations to all the romantics of the sky !!!
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 August 2020 09: 09
    Congratulations and wishes of health to veterans and Air Force servicemen !!! hi Happy Holiday !!!
  10. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 12 August 2020 09: 25
    All those involved with the Day of the Air Force of Russia!
  11. Alien From
    Alien From 12 August 2020 09: 25
    Happy holiday to all involved))))) clear and peaceful sky))))))
  12. pavelty
    pavelty 12 August 2020 09: 35
    Third Sunday in August ... who will understand
  13. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 12 August 2020 09: 40
    Flyers, thank you!
  14. NN52
    NN52 12 August 2020 09: 48

    All involved with the holiday !!!
  15. olhon
    olhon 12 August 2020 10: 09
    Happy Holidays. IVVAIU hello.
  16. vavilon
    vavilon 12 August 2020 11: 36
    From the bottom of my heart, with the holiday of all flyers, former, present and future
    as well as all those involved in this wonderful profession.
  17. avia12005
    avia12005 12 August 2020 11: 38

    Happy Air Force Day! Hooray!
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 12 August 2020 15: 58
      All men from the heart ..... Happy Holidays !!! On this site, I especially want to congratulate and wish everything, everything: ANCIENT, NN52, NIKNN, PIRAMIDON, PETE MITCHELL, LLIANE, if I have forgotten anyone, I beg your pardon, those whom I have listed, good health, happiness, long life! For the Russian Air Force !!!! Kaaaak !!! Zhakhneyem !!!!
  18. Essex62
    Essex62 12 August 2020 16: 39
    Happy Flyers! I will remember my grandfather and father today. Although their date will be August 18.
  19. Radikal
    Radikal 13 August 2020 04: 10
    I congratulate our falcons who are still alive, I wish them an equal take-off and landing, health to them and their families! soldier
  20. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 13 August 2020 22: 39
    I swore allegiance to the USSR, not to Russia. Those. - to all republics of the USSR.
    And we, pensioners-aviators, will celebrate the Air Fleet Day in Stalin's fashion - on August 18!
    They pulled out all the tsarist scum: holidays, monuments are being erected to Kolchak-hangers of peasants and proletarians, soon a monument will be erected to Vlasov in front of the Yeltsin-center ...
    Purpose: to forget the entire Soviet Union, its achievements and to demolish from the memory of the people that the oligarch appropriated everything that the people created with such difficulty, that belonged to the entire people!
    Holidays. Well, yes - November 4 instead of August 7, August 12, instead of 18 ...