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November 13 - Day of the Service for the Protection of State Secrets of the Armed Forces of Russia


Although the Day of the Service for the Protection of State Secrets of the Russian Federation is directly related to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, until recently it was not included in the list of professional holidays. But in 2017, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation decided to change this situation. They decided to celebrate the new holiday on November 13th.

The choice of the date is explained by the fact that in 1918, on that day, an order was issued by the Revolutionary Military Council of the young Soviet state on the creation of a special unit at the General Staff, whose tasks were to work with classified documentation and encryption. The Russian authorities supported the idea of ​​creating a holiday.

Then this structure was called simply the encryption department. Decades later, it turned into a powerful and ramified organization, which today is called the Eighth Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Previously, only ransomware dealt with issues of protecting state secrets. With the development of technology, encryption services have improved and by now have turned into a complex system for protecting state secrets of the RF Armed Forces.

In modern conditions, highly professional employees are on duty, protecting the secrets of the country from ill-wishers. They perform a task that is extremely necessary for our state. The importance of this structure has especially grown in today's difficult time, when the international situation is becoming more and more tense. But we know that state secrets are reliably protected by specialists from the Eighth Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

The editorial board of Voenniy Obozreniye expresses its respect and gratitude to these people. We congratulate you on your professional holiday and wish you success in such a responsible and necessary service for the country.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 November 2020 05: 21
    We can only hope that the secrets in the country will be properly looked after and protected, without falling into the temptation to sell them abroad! And, all those involved with the Holiday! drinks hi
    1. Temples
      Temples 13 November 2020 07: 42
      Congratulations to all involved! drinks
      But no one about this! stop
      It's a secret! laughing
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 13 November 2020 05: 27
    Friday the thirteenth! The Secret Service is ours to you!
    How much blood did they drink with their secret notebooks and secret rooms. It was necessary. But in his youth he was angry, the loss of time was great ...
    1. Skarpzd
      Skarpzd 13 November 2020 08: 57
      sometimes it becomes wildly curious - who and for what reasons minus for a neutral statement ??? I will correct your minus)
    2. ufpb
      ufpb 13 November 2020 09: 52
      ... and such a young private soldier to a whole colonel: "- It is not allowed to take out of the room, read here and in my presence."
    3. Vladimir Vladimirovich S
      Vladimir Vladimirovich S 13 November 2020 11: 45
      Great Congratulations!)))) ...
  3. thinker
    thinker 13 November 2020 05: 54
    Well, for one hundred and two years of service, three Hurray! drinks
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 November 2020 06: 42
    Throughout the service and labor part of his life he had access to work with secretaries. and owls. sec. documents, therefore, why the protection of state secrets is needed and how it is carried out I am well aware. It remains to join the congratulations of the website editorial staff. Happy Holidays!
  5. Observer2014
    Observer2014 13 November 2020 06: 54
    So that's who shoots the clumsy cartoons. And thanks to whom all this time they learned about the new technology. The appearance of TTX. from the foreign press. An ingenious concept of secrecy. laughing Their own citizens will definitely not know anything. I wonder what their motto is? "We have such a thing! Whoa, but we won't show it to you until it is published in the West." wassat Okay joke. Joke. Secrecy must be unconditional. Well, for healthy and necessary privacy. Where it is really needed drinks
    1. Skarpzd
      Skarpzd 13 November 2020 08: 55
      Our motto is simple: don't stick your nose where it's not supposed to! the rest will be brought to you in the part concerning you))
    2. Vipirozhnikow
      Vipirozhnikow 14 November 2020 18: 22
      Clumsy cartoons are the Department of Information and Mass Communications - a completely different organism;)

      PS They are working on quality now and the materials are getting better.
  6. Skarpzd
    Skarpzd 13 November 2020 08: 53
    Well, with a holiday, colleagues in the "eight"
    1. Cap.nemo58rus
      Cap.nemo58rus 14 November 2020 11: 52
      And you too, colleague!
  7. ufpb
    ufpb 13 November 2020 09: 50
    My prof. holiday - service ShZiRS, 8 management.
  8. mark1
    mark1 13 November 2020 10: 48
    Maybe I have a slightly perverse perception, but in the photo I first took the opened box (?) For a box with a cash reward.
  9. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 13 November 2020 11: 36
    As a former "ZASovets", with a special feeling of lumpy satisfaction, I congratulate the comrades from ... shhhh!
    1. frruc
      frruc 13 November 2020 13: 43
      The picture is from the wrong opera. Where is the faceted glass?
  10. iouris
    iouris 13 November 2020 11: 51
    The secret of the USSR was protected?
    1. frruc
      frruc 13 November 2020 13: 48
      We have the biggest secret, where the gold and currency funds of the CPSU went, the secret was reliably protected.
  11. Old26
    Old26 13 November 2020 14: 40
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    How much blood did they drink with their secret notebooks and secret rooms. It was necessary. But in his youth he was angry, the loss of time was great ...

    But they taught me.

    Quote: Observer2014
    Well, for healthy and necessary secrecy. Where it is really needed

    That's for sure. Because in the 80s, sometimes there was such delirium that the hair stood on end and the ears curled into a tube ...
  12. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 13 November 2020 20: 12
    Congratulations to all involved! smile And he himself once had a relationship ... yes
  13. Proton
    Proton 14 November 2020 12: 58
    I remember burning the scraps from the cards received for the exercises. Then it was funny. Then you understand - it is necessary, then it is necessary.
    Happy Holidays!