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February 17 - Fuel Service Day

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February 17 - Fuel Service Day

On February 17, representatives of the Fuel Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrate their professional holiday.


The Fuel Service is one of the youngest Logistics Services of the RF Armed Forces. The main and most important task of this service is the supply of fuels and lubricants (POL) and rocket fuel to the troops, ensuring the functioning of military equipment and weapons both in peacetime and in combat conditions.

Starting point in stories fuel service became 1936. On February 17, 1936, by Order of the People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR No. 024, the Fuel Supply Directorate was created. The order was signed by the People's Commissar of Defense Kliment Voroshilov.

The first head of the Fuel Supply Department was Nikolai Nikolaevich Movchin (1896-1938). It was Nikolai Nikolaevich who initiated the creation of the prototype of the fuel service, forming the first structure for the supply of fuel to the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army (RKKA). In 1938, Movchin was arrested in the "Tukhachevsky case" and was subsequently shot, rehabilitated in 1956.

The massive equipping of the Red Army with military equipment has significantly increased the need for fuels and lubricants. In 1937, the new service began organizing fuel depots, organizing a whole network of military and district fuel depots. The need for a continuous supply of troops was proved during the hostilities near Lake Khasan and on the Khalkin Gol River, as well as during the winter war with Finland.


During the Great Patriotic War, timely delivery of fuel often decided the outcome of battles. The servicemen who were part of the Fuel Service units often performed real feats, transporting fuel for military equipment directly to the front line. Being in the shadow of the glory of pilots, tankers, sailors - they made their invaluable contribution to the approach of Victory.

Since the introduction of the missile weapons, the Fuel Service was given a new task to provide troops with liquid rocket fuel. To develop new technologies in 1946, the Scientific Research Institute of Fuels and Lubricants (SRI GSM) was opened, today it is the 25th State Scientific Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Of course, one cannot ignore the activities of the Fuel Service in "hot spots". The servicemen provided the Soviet troops in Afghanistan with fuel and lubricants by building field trunk pipelines, which were one of the main targets of the "mujahideen". Day and night, service specialists eliminated the consequences of shelling and sabotage, ensuring the delivery of the necessary fuel. During the war in Afghanistan, specialists of the Fuel and Lubricants Service laid 1200 km of pipelines through which 5,4 million tons of fuel were pumped.

The service specialists took part in the liquidation of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, earthquakes in Armenia, as well as in many other cases of man-made accidents and natural disasters.


In 2010, the formation, formation and development of the Fuel Service began as a unified system of material and technical support (MTO). Today, the Fuel Service solves the problems of storing and transporting fuel by land, sea and air. Specialists of the SG of the RF Armed Forces perform refueling operations, servicing hundreds of warehouses, automated fuel dispensing points, refueling points and bases of various subordination. Officers for the Fuel Service are trained by the Ulyanovsk Higher Military Technical School.

"Military Review" congratulates all the servicemen and veterans of the Fuel Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (USSR) on their professional holiday!
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Destiny
    Destiny 17 February 2021 15: 33
    +11
    Guys, congratulations!

    Without you, any technique cannot, after all!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 17 February 2021 18: 07
      +5
      The Fuel Service is one of the youngest Logistics Services of the RF Armed Forces. The main and most important task of this service is the supply of fuels and lubricants (POL) and rocket fuel to the troops, ensuring the functioning of military equipment and weapons. both in peacetime and in combat conditions.

      Happy Holidays! love
      Without your participation and labor, all military equipment, which should be in the ranks and on the move, turns out to be chained to the parking lot as if it did not exist at all !!

  2. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 February 2021 15: 35
    +3
    Day of workers selling fuel to the left. But. fellow laughing
    1. Proton
      Proton 17 February 2021 16: 45
      -2
      Soviet tankmen are in the ranks - the chief prod, the chief and the commander. laughing
  3. iouris
    iouris 17 February 2021 15: 59
    +6
    Alcohol is also a fuel.
    1. Gato
      Gato 17 February 2021 16: 59
      +2
      Alcohol is also a fuel.

      Um .. Are you proposing to create an alcohol service? I'd go .. soldier
      1. iouris
        iouris 17 February 2021 17: 27
        +3
        Everything has already been created. Go and remember: Alcohol is fuel.
        1. Gato
          Gato 17 February 2021 20: 03
          +1
          Go ahead and remember: Alcohol is fuel.

          Fuel is alcohol, money, blackjack, women ... trial, sentence, prison. belay
  4. vitvit123
    vitvit123 17 February 2021 17: 55
    +3
    As for me, service in these troops is a holiday every day.
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 17 February 2021 18: 40
    +3
    All those involved with the holiday! To always have something to refuel) drinks
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 17 February 2021 21: 06
    0
    I read that being a driver of a liqueur in Afghanistan is like being a suicide bomber.
    Happy Holidays!
    1. Dkuznecov
      Dkuznecov 17 February 2021 23: 50
      0
      I think everyone in Afghanistan was suicide bomber.
      It's just that someone returned, someone was captured, someone
      On sky.
      An acquaintance told me how he wandered between the bursts of mines,
      fortunately, I just took some
      potent substance,
      and therefore it was not scary.
      And they hollowed out so that the shoes were cut off by fragments.
      Scary, he says, it has always been there.
  7. Nikodim
    Nikodim 18 February 2021 09: 42
    0
    "Ensign Petrov during his service stole so much gasoline and diesel fuel that he burned twice as bright in hell" (c)