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August 21 - Day of the officer of Russia

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There is a holiday that unites the commanding staff of all power departments of our country. This is the Day of the officer of Russia. It has not yet acquired official status, but it is widely celebrated in all major cities and garrisons of the Russian Federation.


The first officers appeared in Russia at the end of the XNUMXth century. The officer corps, formed by Emperor Peter the Great, consisted exclusively of representatives of the nobility. And only in the XNUMXth century they began to receive this high title, regardless of origin, but only thanks to their own merits.

Around the same time, an unwritten code of honor was formed, which every Russian officer had to follow. And although the officer rank gave its bearer certain privileges and advantages, it also imposed strict restrictions and high requirements on him. The moral standards for officers were stricter than for other members of society.

Violation of the rules entailed the contempt of comrades, and an officer who acted dishonestly became an outcast. And getting back your good name was not easy.

Despite the centuries-old traditions of officers, the Day of the Officer in Russia began to be celebrated quite recently, only a few years ago at the initiative of the public organization "Officers of Russia". There they decided to come up with a holiday that would unite the commanding staff of not only all branches of the military, but also all power departments of our country. And when they chose a date for him, they thought about what is equally dear to everyone. What gives meaning to their existence?

And then the initiators realized that they were united by serving the Fatherland, which means that their common symbol is the Russian tricolor. Then it was decided to celebrate the Officer's Day on the eve of celebrating the Day of the State Flag of Russia. And since this holiday takes place on August 22, the general holiday date for all Russian officers was August 21.

On this day, celebrations and festive concerts are organized in the garrisons, the Officers' Houses, in the central squares of cities. So far, the holiday has not been enshrined in law, but the public organization "Officers of Russia" has already sent a petition to obtain official status for it to the presidential administration of the Russian Federation.

The editorial board of Voennoye Obozreniye congratulates all the officers of our vast Motherland on their well-deserved holiday. We wish you not to drop the officer's honor and always keep the officer's word. And may good luck accompany you in everything, and a loving family is always waiting at home.

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  1. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 21 August 2020 05: 41
    11
    Happy Holidays, guys !!!
    1. iouris
      iouris 21 August 2020 11: 45
      -2
      Hahaha. And how this restaurant singer got the officer's shoulder straps, remember? See the chronicles of the day for the corresponding year. Yes, they'll show you Rosenbaum there.
      1. Varyag71
        Varyag71 21 August 2020 12: 45
        -3
        Yes, this clown has long sold for the grandmother of the authorities.
        1. iouris
          iouris 21 August 2020 12: 49
          0
          We are all for sale. And everything is cheaper.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 21 August 2020 16: 19
            +3
            I join the general congratulations of the officers of our country on their professional holiday?
            I wish our officers all the best and most prosperous in their service and life! love

  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Obi-Wan Kenobi 21 August 2020 05: 43
    -8
    Every day is a holiday !!!
    I suggest making a sergeant's day tomorrow !!!
    They did no less for the army!
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 21 August 2020 05: 47
      -9
      Quote: Obi Wan Kenobi
      Every day is a holiday !!!
      I suggest making a sergeant's day tomorrow !!!
      They did no less for the army!

      Senior Warrant Officer Day! good
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 August 2020 05: 54
    10
    Happy Holidays!
    Life to the Motherland, honor to anyone!
    1. iouris
      iouris 21 August 2020 14: 11
      -4
      "For Russia, for the Tsar and for Ve-E-ru ... although there is already nothing"
  4. Coconut
    Coconut 21 August 2020 06: 07
    11
    Dear officers, thanks to you for your work, responsibility and professionalism. Thanks to your clear actions, we enjoy a peaceful sky, delighted in the sun's rays and the warm rain. Take a job, be careful, and remember that your loved ones are always waiting for you at home smile
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 21 August 2020 06: 19
    12
    Everyone who has worn and is now wearing a uniform honorably fulfills his duty as an officer and teaches us to win and survive, with HOLIDAY!
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 21 August 2020 07: 26
      13
      Quote: Doccor18
      Everyone who has worn and is now wearing a uniform honorably fulfills his duty as an officer and teaches us to win and survive, with HOLIDAY!

      I join in the congratulations.
      Incidentally, winked Obviously, the fabric of my jacket is of poor quality, six years old, and it has dried out almost twice laughing
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 21 August 2020 10: 17
        +3
        Quote: Terenin
        By the way, obviously the fabric of my jacket is of poor quality, six years in retirement, and it has dried out almost twice

        I got a high-quality jacket on my jacket: more than thirty years have passed, and everything fits, and the stars on the shoulder straps are like new!

        Happy Holidays! hi
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 21 August 2020 14: 21
          +6
          Quote: Olgovich
          Quote: Terenin
          By the way, obviously the fabric of my jacket is of poor quality, six years in retirement, and it has dried out almost twice

          I got a high-quality jacket on my jacket: more than thirty years have passed, and everything fits, and the stars on the shoulder straps are like new!

          Happy Holidays! hi

          So, my friend, you are in demand and again in the morning you are in a hurry on business yes
          Ah, I'm already saying hello ... whoever I want wink
      2. ccsr
        ccsr 21 August 2020 17: 06
        +3
        Quote: Terenin
        Obviously, the fabric of my jacket is of poor quality, six years old, and it has dried out almost twice

        Maybe the jacket has not shrunk, but you have increased in size? All young Soviet lieutenants faced with this, because they had their first tunic before graduation for six months, and a couple of years after graduation, it barely fit for many. Especially in the "parade" it was noticeable, which was given out less often - I remember it well from my first jacket.
        In general, I sincerely congratulate everyone involved in the holiday, although I understand that it turns out to be somewhat vague, looking at the lieutenant colonel of the battalion commander, who later earned two stars for his retirement, and some procuratorial snotty figure with three stars on his shoulder straps - like an officer, but some kind of homebrew ...
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 21 August 2020 20: 05
          +5
          Quote: ccsr
          Maybe the tunic has not shrunk, but you have increased in size?

          Well, so estessssno !!! laughing
  6. Gardamir
    Gardamir 21 August 2020 06: 58
    +2
    Holidays of New Russia. I "like" such statues. Before Peter there were no commanders, such an impression. that the story began with the one who began to promote European values. There is also silence about the commanders of the Soviet Army. A holiday from scratch, well, let it be a pity or something. But other significant dates tied to real events are not noticed.
  7. Pike
    Pike 21 August 2020 07: 22
    +7
    Congratulations to all involved!
    Take care of Russia and yourself! Your heart, liver (joke) and stomach at gunpoint: "During the celebration of the assignment of the next military rank, I accidentally swallowed a senior officer's star." The newly-minted captri was helped in Voenmed)
    In general, health to all!
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 August 2020 07: 26
    10
    Happy Holidays for Real Officers! He was in all regimes and powers, fulfilling his duty - Loyalty to the Fatherland!
  9. Bez 310
    Bez 310 21 August 2020 07: 48
    -6
    "... they are united by serving the Fatherland, which means that their common symbol is the Russian tricolor. Then it was decided to celebrate the Officer's Day on the eve of celebrating the Day of the State Flag of Russia. And since this holiday is held on August 22, it is a common holiday for all Russian officers became August 21. "

    The phenomenal nonsense.
  10. German Titov
    German Titov 21 August 2020 08: 00
    +6
    Happy holiday, Men!
  11. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 21 August 2020 08: 04
    +8
    As the saying goes: "There are no ex-officers!" I suggest raising a mug of tea tonight! drinks
    1. Vladimir Demyanov
      Vladimir Demyanov 21 August 2020 09: 02
      +5
      A mug of tea with cognac? Or a glass of "tea", but without? Happy holiday, for those who are at sea, who are always in the ranks on earth and in heaven, always on patrol!
  12. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 21 August 2020 09: 47
    +4
    Comrade officers - Happy Holidays! Hooray! Hurrah Hurrah! drinks
    an unwritten code of honor was formed, which every Russian officer had to follow. And although the officer rank gave its bearer certain privileges and advantages, it also imposed strict restrictions and high requirements on him. The moral standards for officers were stricter than for other members of society.
    Violation of the rules entailed the contempt of comrades, and an officer who acted dishonestly became an outcast. And getting back your good name was not easy.
    While studying at OVVKKU them. S.M. Kirov, there was a case when a cadet sent a letter to a girl who rejected him as a groom, in which he expressed all his thoughts on this matter exclusively with the help of profanity. The girl, after reading the letter, without further ado, sent the letter to the head of the school, Major General G.F. Feodorov. At the construction of the school, shoulder straps were removed from this cadet and an order was issued on expulsion with sending to the troops with the wording - "For an act incompatible with the title of a future officer."
  13. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 21 August 2020 11: 14
    +5
    Happy Holidays, Comrades Officers !!!
  14. Hiller
    Hiller 21 August 2020 12: 14
    +5
    Happy Holidays! All those involved. Who has shoulder straps in the closet, on the shoulders and which only "shine"! soldierThe main thing is that we were, are and will always be.
  15. Obolensky
    Obolensky 21 August 2020 12: 18
    +5
    Happy holiday, comrade officers!

    I remember that I was still a little boy, there was an officer's hostel next to our house. There were so many interesting things. And the officers themselves have always attracted like a magnet. They were very interesting people.

    Yes, by the way, here the Author claims in the article that under Peter I, the commoners were not given the officer rank. But what about navigation schools? There, the common people were recruited ... And then, the Most Serene One is also from the very bottom ... So not only nobles and boyars.
  16. Varyag71
    Varyag71 21 August 2020 12: 51
    -3
    All the same, the officer is not the same for the officer ... And all x on this holiday is definitely not worth congratulating.
  17. sualeks
    sualeks 21 August 2020 14: 55
    0
    Happy Lord's Day officers! And whoever thinks that we have been reborn, it is their big mistake. Happy Holidays!
    1. Serwid
      Serwid 21 August 2020 18: 44
      +4
      Quote: sualeks
      Happy Lord's Day officers

      During the Great Patriotic War, the gentlemen were on the other side of the front.
  18. Radikal
    Radikal 22 August 2020 02: 29
    +4
    Quote: Serwid
    Quote: Fifth Rome
    Who cares what was happening in a state that is already 30 years old?

    Then why are you celebrating the Victory in the war of a state that has not been there for 30 years? You are not interested in this.

    But this is the question - who decided, and for what purpose, to celebrate Victory in a state that, by all indications - symbolic, political, social, is not the heir of Victory! For many years, these signs have been destroyed by the forces of primarily the media (this is in general), and if by surname, then the list goes off scale, we see most of their representatives on TV and hear on the radio. State persons - the same. And why? So the Guarantor is at the head of this process !!! What are we screaming for? What is "bazaar" about? And the message - "Victory" is needed by the current government solely to replace the absence of a intelligible official ideology in the country, I did not say for nothing - the official one, since the unofficial, fundamental, and guiding ideology of the current government is enrichment by any, cynical means, often in perverted forms. And the nastiest and worst thing is that they are not ashamed of this, they consider it the norm, especially in remote regions. Therefore, in my opinion, the current leaders, starting with the Guarantor, are the winners ... of the Soviet Union, which Hitler did not defeat, but which these characters defeated. Well, and everyone keeps telling you about the Victory of your ancestors! Give it up, citizens and beyond. So, something like this, unlike the Thoughtful lawyer who gave birth to the article here, I see the current situation in the country. sad
  19. An64
    An64 24 August 2020 11: 26
    +1
    public organization "Officers of Russia"

    Is this the organization on the council of which Korotchenko, who was dismissed from the armed forces to discredit the officer rank and illegally received the rank of colonel in reserve, sits on its council? Oh well...