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October 1 - Day of the Ground Forces of Russia


The professional holiday of the military personnel of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation has a centuries-old history and long-standing traditions. In our country, it is celebrated every year on October 1.

The ground forces are the largest part of the Russian army. It was with them that the appearance of regular armed forces in our country began.

The date of birth of the Russian Ground Forces is October 1, 1550. It was then, exactly 470 years ago, that the first regular military formation of our country emerged. According to the verdict of the Sovereign of All Russia Ivan the Terrible (as the decrees of the leader of the state were called in the XNUMXth century), the first thousand "service people" were gathered in Moscow, who laid the foundation for the Russian professional army. Later, these units were called oprichniki.

Russia had its own army before, and a real regular army appeared later, under Peter the Great. But it was the creation by Ivan the Terrible of the first regular military unit that began to be considered the day of foundation of the Ground Forces of Russia. And it became an official holiday on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin since 2006.

Today, the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation include artillerymen, motorized riflemen, tankmen, signalmen, partly air defense, etc. This is the largest and most powerful part of our Armed Forces. And although the Ground Forces include representatives of a wide variety of military professions, they all share a common goal - the defense of the Fatherland.

The editorial staff of Voenniy Obozreniye congratulates the servicemen of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation on their professional holiday. We wish you successful service, family well-being and a peaceful sky!
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  1. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 1 October 2020 05: 23
    Happy Holidays, men !!!
    1. Ragnar Lodbrok
      Ragnar Lodbrok 1 October 2020 05: 28
      And now - a festive concert, take a manly congratulations

    2. Terenin
      Terenin 1 October 2020 09: 36
      I join in the congratulations hi soldier successors of the Glorious Deeds of Sergei Leontievich Bukhvostov - first soldier bombardier company of the Preobrazhensky regiment. Hooray!

      From characteristics:
      "He was of average growth, strong, firm, modest and very temperate" ...

  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 October 2020 05: 25
    I join in congratulating the editors. With a clear conscience I go to celebrate the holiday, because at one time he graduated from the Higher Combined Arms Command School (DVOKU).
  3. Aleksandr1971
    Aleksandr1971 1 October 2020 05: 47
    Day of the Ground Forces of Russia - and in the accompanying photo, is it like a Russian warrior?
    1. Alesi13
      Alesi13 1 October 2020 05: 59
      Chuvash warrior
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 1 October 2020 06: 17
        Quote: Aleksandr1971
        Day of the Ground Forces of Russia - and in the accompanying photo, is it like a Russian warrior?

        Quote: Alesi13
        Chuvash warrior

        Come on ... Mordovians, Chuvash - all OUR people! good

        Happy holiday, infantry! drinks

        Quote: Ragnar lodbrok
        And now - a festive concert
        ON THIS day - and Stas Piehu with his "professional" flat feet ... negative This is much better, in my opinion
        1. Alesi13
          Alesi13 1 October 2020 06: 22
          Well, the person does not know that in Russia not only Russians
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 1 October 2020 06: 28
            Quote: Alesi13
            Well, the person does not know that in Russia not only Russians

            It is only in the West that they believe that Americans live in America (nationality is laughing ), in Austria - the Austrians, in Switzerland - the Swiss .... Well, since they have Russia - "Russia" - so, in their opinion, only Russians live there.

            Our great Vasily Filippovich answered this question unambiguously
            "It doesn't matter what your skin tone or eye shape - for the enemies you are all Russian!"

            In the 90s, my mother worked as a translator at one of the factories. Here, on the Volga. The Austrians put their equipment there. They staged the same thing in Kazakhstan (in Karaganda, if I'm not mistaken). The owner of the plant was our "oligarch" M. Fridman. So the Austrians, having reasoned that if they live in Austria and are called Austrians, told our superiors that the owner there is "Kazakh Friedman" - well, like, they thought that he lives in Kazakhstan. From this it was concluded that Fridman was Kazakh.

            At first my mother laughed for a long time, then our bosses even longer when she translated for them.
  4. Van 16
    Van 16 1 October 2020 06: 26
    What can I say ... only one thing - Happy Holidays! Hooray!
  5. georggy
    georggy 1 October 2020 07: 04
    Not an article, some kind of nonsense.
  6. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 1 October 2020 07: 59
    All those involved with the HOLIDAY! ... the rest are not too ill ... Good luck to all of us ...
  7. Egoza
    Egoza 1 October 2020 08: 38
    Happy Holidays, Queen of the Fields! You always have the last word and point in the war. Be healthy and live peacefully.
    Well, in Ukraine they realized it and also established a "holiday" !!!
    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed decree No. 417/2020 "On the Day of Territorial Defense of Ukraine."

    The press service noted that Zelensky introduced a new holiday, “taking into account the importance of territorial defense in ensuring the defense capability and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the role of the components of the security and defense sector and other actors involved in the implementation of territorial defense tasks, as well as with the aim of further developing modern military traditions ".

    According to the decree, it will be celebrated annually on the first Sunday in October.


    But we are with you a loan that he was frightened of the Russian infantry!
  8. Alien From
    Alien From 1 October 2020 09: 08
    Oh children, all those involved with the holiday !!! All goodness, health and a peaceful sky))))
  9. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 1 October 2020 11: 38
    Happy Holidays! Health, strength, confidence, good luck!
  10. tank64rus
    tank64rus 1 October 2020 17: 31
    Happy holiday comrades!
  11. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 1 October 2020 19: 22
    I join the editorial congratulations on the Holiday of Men !!