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December 17 - Day of the formation of the Russian courier service

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A courier is called a military courier who delivers important government documents. In Russia, the courier service was founded on December 17, 1796. The corresponding decree that gave rise to this structure was issued by Emperor Paul I almost immediately after his accession to the throne. Then the duties of couriers included the delivery of orders, reports and other important documents, as well as escorting high-ranking persons.


And even after the October Revolution, it was decided not to abolish this organization, but reorganized into the Foreign Liaison Service and gave it approximately the same functions.

Today, the date of establishment of the Courier Corps in our country is celebrated as the Day of Employees of the State Courier Service (SFS).

Now this organization is considered one of the executive authorities, is directly subordinate to the President of the Russian Federation and ensures the functioning of the state courier communications. The head of the SFS is appointed by his decree by the leader of the state.

The state courier service is considered a paramilitary structure, therefore its employees have the right to wear and use weapons.

Today, on this holiday for couriers, the SFS employees will be honored. Those who distinguished themselves in particular will be awarded with departmental medals, insignia and certificates of honor.

The editorial board of "Voenny Obozreniye" thanks the courier service employees for their extremely responsible service and congratulates the SFS on the day.

Happy holiday, dear couriers!
Photos used:
https://ru.wikipedia.org/, Правительство РФ
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  1. Crowe
    Crowe 17 December 2020 04: 46
    +12
    Happy Holidays, couriers!
  2. alpamys
    alpamys 17 December 2020 04: 57
    +6
    is there really no analogue of a paramedic in Russian?
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 17 December 2020 05: 59
      +6
      Quote: alpamys
      is there really no analogue of a paramedic in Russian?

      film "red diplomatic couriers" remember .. if age allows. my congratulations, Dippochte.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 17 December 2020 05: 14
    +5
    It remains only to join the congratulations and wish all the very best, both in work and in personal and family life! !! drinks hi
  4. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 17 December 2020 06: 06
    +5
    Happy Holidays! With respect and great respect to your work- Shishkov S, B ,, Russian Post, Russian Federal Nuclear Center Sarov
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 17 December 2020 07: 45
      -4
      Quote: serg.shishkov2015
      Happy Holidays! With respect and great respect to your work- Shishkov S, B ,, Russian Post, Russian Federal Nuclear Center Sarov

      WHAT COULD BE SO POSSIBLE ???