Military Review

November 25 - Day of the Russian military peacekeeper


Source: Russian Ministry of Defense,

Day of the Russian Peacemaker is a relatively new holiday and has not yet been officially approved. Although in 2016 there was even a draft presidential decree on its establishment. But this does not prevent from celebrating it at an unofficial level.

The date of celebration of November 25 is timed to the day when in 1973 the Soviet military was included in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Middle East. The UN peacekeepers, which are also commonly called "blue helmets", include servicemen from member countries of this international organization. Their main task is to prevent and eliminate security threats to the civilian population of the regions where armed conflicts are taking place. Most often, they are attracted in cases where other methods of conflict resolution do not bring results.

Military personnel of the peacekeeping contingents are engaged in patrolling, observation, and demonstration of force. Probably the most important task for peacekeepers is to control the line of demarcation between the warring parties. And although over time the range of peacekeeping tasks is constantly expanding, it is the separation of the warring parties that is one of the most effective ways to establish peace in "hot spots".

Over time, the peacekeepers also joined in solving the humanitarian problems of the civilian population in the zones of armed conflict. This required participation in peacekeeping missions, in addition to military personnel, civilian specialists.

And although the tasks for peacekeepers are becoming more and more complicated, they quickly react to any changes, continuing to effectively solve all the tasks that arise before them.

Quite recently, it was decided to involve Russian peacekeepers in the settlement of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. To carry out peacekeeping tasks, about two thousand servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were transferred to this region. Their main tasks are the protection of the Lachin corridor, which connects Artsakh and Armenia, as well as the deployment on the line of demarcation between the positions of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.

And although both sides of the conflict respectfully and loyally treat the Russian servicemen, their mission, like any other peacekeeping operation in a "hot spot", is fraught with risk to life. For example, on November 23, a Russian soldier was injured in a mine explosion. This happened in the Nagorno-Karabakh village of Madagiz during the work of a group to search for the bodies of those killed during the hostilities. In addition to the military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the group included the Azerbaijani military, employees of the Artsakh Ministry of Emergency Situations and representatives of the International Red Cross. The explosion also injured four workers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Karabakh and a soldier of the Azerbaijani army was killed.

The memorable day of November 25 is intended to remind of the difficult and dangerous service of the Russian peacekeepers performing a noble mission. Also today they pay tribute to all who died while carrying out peacekeeping missions in the "hot spots" of our planet.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 25 November 2020 04: 52
    Sitting between two fires ...
    Dubious pleasure ...
    Well, for the peacekeepers!
    Good luck, guys!
  2. Alien From
    Alien From 25 November 2020 04: 54
    We wish all those involved health, goodness and a peaceful sky !!!))
  3. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 25 November 2020 06: 13
    I wish all our peacekeepers to return home safe and sound, and their wives and children patience and health, for their mission is very important.
  4. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 25 November 2020 09: 58
    Blessed is the one who will lay down his life for his friends ... Good luck, guys !!!!!!! drinks
  5. faterdom
    faterdom 25 November 2020 11: 23
    The most d ... for the military task. Stand between the parties that hate each other to the limit, and do not let them fight again.
    The function is more like that, I would call it a policeman, and you will not get love from both sides ...
    But the correct one: no military conflicts, especially near us, all the more striking in our interests.
    Let them fight near the USA, or there in some Pyrenees, Ulsters again.
  6. X-factor
    X-factor 25 November 2020 14: 23
    The author is personally concerned with YOU !!! Not Artsakh but Nagorno-Karabakh. This region has been called Nagorno-Karabakh for many centuries. Artsakh has been called this place for 5-10 years by terrorists and rioters who dared to revive the legitimate authorities. Personally, a question for you, will you like it if the place where you were born or is part of your homeland will be called the names of some eateries?
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