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November 5 - Day of the Russian military intelligence officer

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Today, soldiers and veterans of the service celebrate their professional holiday, with the activities of which a considerable number of legends, mysteries, and even outright fables are connected. For the enemies of our country, its military intelligence is quite naturally an eternal nightmare, an elusive and formidable enemy, always one step ahead. For Russians, military intelligence officers are reliable defenders, warriors of the "invisible front", shrouded in mystery and romance. Intelligence is such a thing: many gossip about it, but only a select few know the truth.


As you know, November 5 is considered the Day of Military Intelligence due to the fact that it was on this day, back in 1918, that a new administration, registration, appeared as part of the Field Headquarters of the main military body of the world's first state of workers and peasants, the Revolutionary Military Council. The name, as we can see, was modest and did not say anything to uninitiated people (it is always like this with scouts) In fact, this structure was entrusted with the task of coordinating all those subunits and bodies that conducted intelligence in the Red Army.

In 1921, the organizational design of this most important military body was completed, which has already received its present name - the Intelligence Directorate (or Intelligence Directorate). Subsequently, however, it was renamed several more times (not otherwise, for conspiratorial purposes) - then in information and statistical, then in the 4th, then in the 5th ... It became the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Red Army in 1942. In 1963, the name GRU, which for decades terrified all our "friends" from NATO, came into use.

Nowadays, in the Russian army the word "reconnaissance" is again "lost" somewhere. However, speaking in 2018 at events dedicated to the centenary of Russian military intelligence, Vladimir Putin offered to return it. So it will probably be correct. It is high time for us to get rid of the harmful stereotypes and clichés that Western "partners" and the domestic "liberal community" have been trying to impose on Russian society for a long time. Why on earth should we be "ashamed" of abbreviations known to the whole world like, for example, the KGB or the GRU? Due to the fact that they are still feared and hated overseas?

History and the modern activities of Russian military intelligence (as well as all other structures that guard the security of our Motherland) should in no case be perceived by Russians as blatant false stories of foreign politicians and scribblers, and even more so - traitors entrenched in the West. We must judge it on the basis of the real contribution of these soldiers to ensuring our peaceful life for many, many generations. Confronting the secret and obvious enemies of our country - this is what the heroes have dedicated their lives to, the true names and true deeds of which, in the overwhelming majority, remain hidden by a veil of secrecy forever.

Our military intelligence has been counting brilliant operations that often decided the fate of battles and even entire campaigns even before they began since the Civil and Great Patriotic Wars. And even the decades that followed the Victory over Nazism were peaceful for everyone except its fighters, but they remained so precisely because of their feat. The combat path of military intelligence officers ran through Afghanistan, many other countries, both Chechen campaigns - and everywhere they covered themselves with unfading glory. Today, this path has been continued on the long-suffering land of Syria, where Russian soldiers brought peace and deliverance from terrorists and which they continue to defend even now. Where else are these fearless intelligence aces waging their invisible battle for our safety? Well, who can tell us ?! A military secret...

We sincerely congratulate all employees and veterans of the military intelligence of Russia, as well as their combat brothers from the armed forces of Belarus and Kazakhstan, who are also celebrating this day, on their professional holiday. Best wishes to you! Good luck always and in everything.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation / 22nd Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade
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  1. Asad
    Asad 5 November 2020 06: 26 New
    12
    Happy Holidays! And most importantly HEALTH !!!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 5 November 2020 17: 17 New
      +3
      I sincerely join the general congratulations of all military intelligence officers of our country! love

      Military scout is a special title,
      In which calculation and courage and risk,
      Where is loyalty to the oath, talent and vocation
      We intertwined with love for the Fatherland!

      To all military intelligence officers of our country - Russia / USSR - health, success, luck, happiness and all kinds of well-being! good

  2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich 5 November 2020 06: 39 New
    +8
    You just have to drink for it. A coffee to start. And then we'll see.
  3. TSUNAMI 7
    TSUNAMI 7 5 November 2020 06: 44 New
    11
    Work Brothers!
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 5 November 2020 06: 45 New
    11
    I join in the congratulations to military intelligence officers ... a profession that requires a person to fully exert their strength and abilities ... not everyone is given.
    hi
  5. LiSiCyn
    LiSiCyn 5 November 2020 07: 08 New
    14
    22nd Special Forces Brigade (pictured), the former "Kapchagai". Created to work in China and staffed with local staff. The officers are mostly ABOKU graduates. Was reoriented to Afghanistan, 2nd "Muslim battalion". Panjshir. Ahmad Shah Masud for a truce, asked to withdraw them from the gorge.
    Happy Holidays, Brothers !!!
  6. Old tanker
    Old tanker 5 November 2020 07: 17 New
    +6
    Happy holiday to all intelligence officers! Especially the guys from the 96th brigade!
  7. Kamchatsky
    Kamchatsky 5 November 2020 07: 22 New
    +7
    I join in the congratulations! All those involved in health, military luck! The son serves in the structure, yesterday he received another title.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 5 November 2020 07: 36 New
    +9
    Eh, intelligence ... and artillery is not one of them? And that is quite a reconnaissance, you climb, run, crawl, disguise yourself. Adjusting the fire ... Congratulations to the army. Rather, they would have returned the name GRU, causing a chill along the ridge of the opponents.
    1. Lynx2000
      Lynx2000 5 November 2020 08: 57 New
      10
      Happy Brothers!
      For those who were there, those who serve, those who did not return:


      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Eh, intelligence ... and artillery is not one of them? And that is quite a reconnaissance, you climb, run, crawl, disguise yourself. Adjusting the fire ... Congratulations to the army. Rather, they would have returned the name GRU, causing a chill along the ridge of the opponents.

      yes
      Of course it applies as a type of tactical reconnaissance, especially the reconnaissance group of correction and guidance.
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 5 November 2020 10: 06 New
        +2
        Lynx .... plusyara, and what for the topic. on the video ... or rather whose masterpiece ... so .. download yourself
        1. Lynx2000
          Lynx2000 5 November 2020 10: 08 New
          +2
          Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
          Lynx .... plusyara, and what for the topic. on the video ... or rather whose masterpiece ... so .. download yourself

          The topic is old from the late 90s. Executor group "Platoon". On YouTube there is. This is what is called "Reconnaissance forward" (Reconnaissance is underway).
          1. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 5 November 2020 10: 10 New
            +2
            I understood ... I'll add to my music library ... if you are involved in this Day ... then congratulations
            1. Lynx2000
              Lynx2000 5 November 2020 11: 54 New
              +2
              There was a case ... twenty years ago. My youth ... yes
  9. Essex62
    Essex62 5 November 2020 08: 13 New
    +8
    Always come back! Happy scouts! Without your work, there are always more losses, fewer victories.
  10. Bez 310
    Bez 310 5 November 2020 08: 14 New
    +4
    "... blatant to the deceitful tales of foreign politicians and scribblers ..."
    This reminds me of something ...
    Scouts with the Holiday!
  11. FRoman1984
    FRoman1984 5 November 2020 08: 31 New
    +4
    Happy Communion Day!
    I wish you professionalism! So that there are fewer "Petrovs" and "Bashirovs" in the Directorate, as well as checks from taxis in their pockets with the address of the Headquarters!
  12. Crowe
    Crowe 5 November 2020 09: 05 New
    10
    Happy Holidays, men!
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 5 November 2020 09: 06 New
      10
      Health and good luck!
  13. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 5 November 2020 09: 51 New
    +5
    Happy Holidays to all those involved. I wish you success in your difficult military business! soldier
  14. Egoza
    Egoza 5 November 2020 10: 00 New
    +5
    Happy holiday, guys! And V. Tikhonov sang it for you
    Silence, heart ...
    On a snowy night
    Search dangerous
    Intelligence is leaving.

    With a song along the way
    Easier to go.
    Only intelligence doesn't sing along the way
    I'm sorry ...

    Somewhere through the snow
    Songs and laughter.
    It just buzzes here
    New Year's blizzard.

    In the far edge
    Those in battle
    Remember and quietly sing to yourself
    My song ...
  15. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 5 November 2020 10: 04 New
    +6
    All those involved with the holiday, always come back and good luck drinks
    1. Baloo
      Baloo 5 November 2020 10: 07 New
      +4
      Quote: Pete Mitchell
      All those involved with the holiday, always come back and good luck drinks

      From a purely civilian: Health, patience, military luck! drinks hi
  16. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 5 November 2020 10: 15 New
    +7
    Happy Communion Day! So that the number of those who returned to the location would always be equal to the number of those who went on reconnaissance!
  17. faterdom
    faterdom 5 November 2020 10: 23 New
    +9
    My congratulations.
    Unfortunately, our producers of action series have created stereotypes, according to which scouts are such huge pumped-up mordovorots who throw a grenade at 300m with their hand and knock out enemy tanks from a pistol ...
    In fact, a good scout, above all a person who knows how to think creatively and quickly, with developed erudition and knowledge in many related fields, dry and wiry, as a rule, hardy and having above average physical and combat training.
    This is military intelligence.
    A GRU scout can be a chubby nerd in glasses with thick lenses, or a pretty woman ...
    This is from the tasks.
    Shooting or hitting muzzles is already a failure, well, except for reconnaissance in force, which, however, can be performed by any motorized rifle unit.
    1. Virus-free crown
      Virus-free crown 5 November 2020 13: 03 New
      +3
      Quote: faterdom

      Shooting or hitting the muzzle is already failure, well, except for reconnaissance in force, which, however, can be performed by any motorized rifle unit.


      In the in !!! good as our warrant officer told us in the army - in reconnaissance if it works out - the first shot at the enemy, and the second shot at your head - because you thwarted the mission ... well, about the general case ... sometimes it is reconnaissance in force ... but ... well, very rarely ... usually often the very fact of "spotting" reconnaissance equals the failure of the entire operation ...
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 5 November 2020 16: 37 New
      +2
      "Shooting or hitting the muzzles is already a failure, except for reconnaissance in force, which, however, can be carried out by any motorized rifle unit."
      With all due respect, reconnaissance in force is not part of the reconnaissance mission. Of all the reconnaissance, only the ORB has tanks and infantry fighting vehicles (BRM), but there is absolutely no artillery at all. But SMEs, for example, have everything you need. This is what they should do, because reconnaissance in force is a type of combat operations, and reconnaissance itself is only a type of combat support. And further. About muzzles. How not to beat them if, for example, the task includes the capture? Or how not to shoot / detonate if the task is to destroy? Intelligence, it is so diverse! laughing Well, we will! drinks
  18. 547807955
    547807955 5 November 2020 11: 59 New
    +2
    Happy Holidays! And personally. To the Hero of Russia Zaripov!
  19. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 5 November 2020 12: 51 New
    +1
    Only the stars are above you!
  20. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 5 November 2020 12: 57 New
    +1
    All scouts - Happy Holidays !!! drinks

    I appreciate and respect you !!! good
  21. ccsr
    ccsr 5 November 2020 13: 15 New
    +2
    All those involved with the Holiday and with best wishes to those who are doing this now!
    The author did not quite accurately indicate that
    It became the main intelligence department of the General Staff of the Red Army in 1942.

    In fact, he became Chief in the summer of 1941, after the start of the war, and in 1942 the GRU General Staff was reorganized:
    NKO Order No. 00222 of October 23, 1942 on the reorganization of the GRU of the General Staff of the Red Army into the GRU of the Red Army and the Military Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Red Army, the transfer of decryption service to the NKVD and military censorship to the NKO of the USSR.
    In order to streamline and improve the work of military intelligence, I order:
    1. Separate the Main Intelligence Directorate from the General Staff of the Red Army, subordinating it to the People's Commissar of Defense.
    2. To entrust the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Red Army with the conduct of agent intelligence of foreign armies both abroad and in the territory of the USSR temporarily occupied by the enemy.
    3. To withdraw military intelligence from the jurisdiction of the Main Intelligence Directorate.
    4. To direct and organize the work of military intelligence, create a Military Intelligence Directorate within the General Staff of the Red Army, subordinating the intelligence departments of the fronts and armies to it.
    Establish that the head of the General Staff's Military Intelligence Directorate is also the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Red Army.

    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 5 November 2020 16: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: ccsr
      All those involved with the Holiday and with best wishes to those who are doing this now!
      The author did not quite accurately indicate that
      It became the main intelligence department of the General Staff of the Red Army in 1942.

      In fact, he became Chief in the summer of 1941, after the start of the war, and in 1942 the GRU General Staff was reorganized:
      NKO Order No. 00222 of October 23, 1942 on the reorganization of the GRU of the General Staff of the Red Army into the GRU of the Red Army and the Military Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Red Army, the transfer of decryption service to the NKVD and military censorship to the NKO of the USSR.
      In order to streamline and improve the work of military intelligence, I order:
      1. Separate the Main Intelligence Directorate from the General Staff of the Red Army, subordinating it to the People's Commissar of Defense.
      2. To entrust the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Red Army with the conduct of agent intelligence of foreign armies both abroad and in the territory of the USSR temporarily occupied by the enemy.
      3. To withdraw military intelligence from the jurisdiction of the Main Intelligence Directorate.
      4. To direct and organize the work of military intelligence, create a Military Intelligence Directorate within the General Staff of the Red Army, subordinating the intelligence departments of the fronts and armies to it.
      Establish that the head of the General Staff's Military Intelligence Directorate is also the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Red Army.


      Well, happy holiday, colleague! drinks
  22. Vik66
    Vik66 5 November 2020 13: 22 New
    +5
    3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade of the GRU. (84-86) GSVG
    Military specialty in WB - intelligence officer of special forces.
    Happy Holidays !!!
    1. ccsr
      ccsr 6 November 2020 12: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: Vik66
      3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade of the GRU. (84-86) GSVG

      The commander was Manchenko, and the chief of staff was Kvachkov - was that so in 1986?
      There is a funny story about this brigade, how the trees were leveled from the checkpoint to the parade ground. If interested, I will give a link.
      1. Vik66
        Vik66 6 November 2020 16: 36 New
        0
        Yes they.
        The link is interesting to look at, please send.
        1. ccsr
          ccsr 6 November 2020 18: 16 New
          +1
          Quote: Vik66
          The link is interesting to look at, please send.

          Look here:
          The case in question happened in the GSVG in the eighties and its consequences for many years were visible to the naked eye, becoming a subject of discussion for military wits.

          http://zapravdu.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2561&start=50
          And more:
          On one of the first visits to the famous 3rd separate Special Forces Brigade (there is information about it on the Internet), a small scene appeared to my eyes, which did not surprise me much, but somewhat inconsistent with the harmony inherent in the working days of the order-bearing unit.

          http://zapravdu.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2561&start=80
          1. Vik66
            Vik66 9 November 2020 16: 45 New
            +1
            Yes, about the first link - it's true, in my service from the checkpoint to the parade ground there were already a little grown willows, which means not a bike.
            Regarding the second exile - the "lip" was notable, he himself did not get into, but he went on guard, saw ...
  23. Azimuth
    Azimuth 5 November 2020 14: 04 New
    -1
    Happy Holidays! drinks

    ... but the dogs are still a pity wink it's good that it is quietly going out of fashion.
  24. U-58
    U-58 5 November 2020 14: 18 New
    +2
    Happy holiday, intelligence!
  25. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 5 November 2020 14: 42 New
    0
    We must slap May Tea. Although this tea has slipped into complete insignificance ...
  26. Igool
    Igool 5 November 2020 15: 04 New
    +1
    Happy holiday, brothers. Fewer exits for you, and upon completion, return all alive.
  27. SaLaR
    SaLaR 5 November 2020 19: 28 New
    +1
    Brothers .. Happy Holidays to everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Who saw death
    He saw us ..
    We are called -SPETSNAZ
  28. faterdom
    faterdom 5 November 2020 20: 14 New
    +2
    Quote: Doliva63
    About muzzles. How not to beat them if, for example, the task includes capture? Or how not to shoot / detonate if the task is to destroy? Intelligence, it is so diverse!

    I'm talking about a bad movie ... Where the floor of the film is beaten ... with feet, knives, and other improvised means.
    And a competent grip is quiet, and no one should beep, otherwise there are already questions and problems. And to explode / destroy is a sabotage task, and sometimes an assault task, depending on what. And it is also desirable that it explode when the RDG is already far away ...
    But ... a movie about real intelligence work would be unbearably boring - sometimes you just have to lie in the bushes all day and watch the mosquitoes, or wait for something necessary and important. Or analysis of aero / photo shooting - a man is sitting at a table - looking at something there.
    And to stomp along the mountain cornices - especially going downhill - is generally a song, but for TV shows the material is so-so.
  29. razved
    razved 5 November 2020 20: 59 New
    +2
    All those involved with the HOLIDAY !!! I wish you success in your endeavors and deeds! Come back home with your shield, safe and sound!