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February 27 - Day of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces

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February 27 - Day of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces

Today, February 27, the Special Operations Forces (MTR) of the Russian Armed Forces celebrate their professional holiday. This day appeared on the calendar quite recently, after the recognition of the merits of special units in resolving the situation in Crimea in 2014.


The decree on the introduction of the Day of Special Operations Forces was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 26, 2015. The date of February 27 was not chosen by chance, it was on this day that the MTR units entered the territory of Crimea, where they ensured the protection of the population of the peninsula and the safe conduct of a referendum on the withdrawal of Crimea and Sevastopol from Ukraine, followed by entry into the Russian Federation. After this operation, the MTR servicemen began to be called "polite people".

Until the end of the 2000s, there were no Special Operations Forces in the Russian army; there were special units of the GRU of the General Staff and the Airborne Forces. The beginning of the formation of the Russian MTR can be considered 2009, when the Special Operations Directorate was formed, which was directly subordinate to the Chief of the General Staff. Three years later, the Directorate was transformed into the Command of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (KSSO).

In 2013, a training center for special-purpose fighters began to be created in the Moscow region, who became, in fact, the first representatives of the personnel of the MTR of the RF Armed Forces.


After 2014, "polite people" took part in many operations both in Russia and abroad. They took part in the fight against terrorists in the North Caucasus, fought against pirates in the Gulf of Aden, and took part in the counter-terrorist operation in Syria. MTR fighters have been repeatedly awarded state awards for courage and heroism displayed in the performance of assigned tasks. Several people were nominated for the title of Hero of Russia.

We learn about many operations of the Special Operations Forces only after their end, the MTR servicemen are not public people, the media do not spread about their daily work. Remaining in the shadows, they nevertheless carry out assigned tasks on a daily basis, ensuring peace on Russian soil.

Voennoye Obozreniye congratulates the servicemen of the Special Operations Forces and everyone who has already served in the Special Operations Forces on their professional holiday!
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of Russia
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  1. Dart2027
    Dart2027 27 February 2021 09: 29
    +19
    Happy holiday
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 27 February 2021 12: 03
      +8
      All involved in the holiday!
      Happy Special Operations Forces Day of the RF Armed Forces!

      We are proud of you! The country loves you!
      I wish you all health, prosperity, luck and military victories! love
  2. Egoza
    Egoza 27 February 2021 09: 31
    +15
    Happy holiday to all involved! Long life, development of traditions! You are VERY NECESSARY !!!
    П
  3. Ascold1901
    Ascold1901 27 February 2021 09: 38
    +8
    Damn, hohlotrol is constantly sitting and minus. There are no arguments, but crap on the smallest ...
    1. paco.soto
      paco.soto 27 February 2021 11: 50
      +2
      Ascold1901
      Today, 09: 38
      +6
      Damn, hohlotrol is constantly sitting and minus. There are no arguments, but crap on the smallest ...
      Reply © ©
      I agree with you. Therefore, I do not want to leave comments very often.
  4. Ascold1901
    Ascold1901 27 February 2021 09: 39
    +14
    Happy Holidays, guys!)))
  5. Destiny
    Destiny 27 February 2021 09: 42
    +20
    Happy holiday, men!
    1. Destiny
      Destiny 27 February 2021 09: 43
      +23

      Today is the celebration of those who protect us,
      Who covers us in battle
      Thanks you! Long live the special forces!
      Congratulations today!
      1. depressant
        depressant 27 February 2021 10: 03
        +14
        Colleague, thanks for the song! )))
        I join in the congratulations!
        Guys, special forces, you are the best, you are the color of our nation, I sincerely congratulate you on your professional holiday! Thank you for being. And long life to you!
        love love love ))))
      2. paco.soto
        paco.soto 27 February 2021 11: 53
        +3
        Sorry for repeating your video! Delete my duplicate comment?
  6. SaLaR
    SaLaR 27 February 2021 09: 57
    +11
    Happy brothers holiday ...
  7. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 27 February 2021 10: 04
    +10
    Brothers - Happy Holidays! Prokhorenko - This is who you need to look up to! Honor and Praise to you! soldier it is a pity that we do not know All the Heroes and all their Feats.
  8. Cowbra
    Cowbra 27 February 2021 10: 04
    +10
    All involved - a happy holiday!
    PiSi: Symbolically:
    On February 27, 2014, Russian tricolors were raised over the buildings of the parliament and government of Crimea.
    In fact, February 26 was the last day of the occupation of Crimea by Ukraine and the end of the period of the forced and erroneous finding of the peninsula as part of another state
  9. Alien From
    Alien From 27 February 2021 10: 10
    +9
    All those involved with the holiday! Health, kindness and less work)
  10. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 27 February 2021 10: 24
    +7
    MTR is a nightmare for enemies, bandits and other evil spirits. Happy holiday guys !!!
  11. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 February 2021 11: 02
    +6
    Guys thank you for the Crimea. On February 27, 2014, some doubts arose, they thought that in the morning they were in the military registration and enlistment office. But your professionalism brought the spiteful critics into a stupor, and what could it be? We worked according to their own laws! Happy holiday, professionals in their field! only minus the results of your work! hi
  12. Split
    Split 27 February 2021 11: 40
    +6
    Well, on this day, you need to put a glass with a crumb of bread ...
    Remember the same Beslan ... 3rd from alpha, 7-ro pennants ... Under the bullets pulling out children ...
    They are often sent simply to slaughter, but there is no choice ... those who do this go to their death, and the specialists want to live, many have wives and children
    Thank God I have a score of 2: 0.001 ... it was cut by shrapnel, the rest was taken by the armor. It was a special operation (s) just kidding, I was a secretary ... they fired on ... the same confusion, like a checkpoint a couple of kilometers away, and we were squeezed in the mud for 40 minutes, they had 8 wounded about 10 killed, they took the wounded .. all in blood. There is an article next to it about medicine ... now modern medicine is doing miracles (except for cancer recourse), and with the guards, they took me to the hospital in Makhachkala literally an hour later, and I needed a psychiatrist more winked
    1. depressant
      depressant 27 February 2021 11: 53
      +3
      Happy razdnik you, dear colleague! love )))
      The whole Beslan was outlined in my notebook, I wrote it down for three days. And when there was an explosion at the school, some officer said: "Well, that's it! It's begun ..."
      1. Split
        Split 27 February 2021 12: 04
        +3
        Mutually! repeat

        But when Beslan was, I was already that. My parents were in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and I didn't go to the military in the end ... although I was a military commissar. I was already compelled to confess and it was necessary to give the title - I left after those events. It’s just that there weren’t much prospects there, so in the end I left for Moscow.
        ZY They gave the lieutenant right away ... Mom was a police captain, a major in post was never given, father was Afghan before the elder, when they moved to Russia, deputy chief of police (Dombarovsky, where the Vanguards are now being tested)
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 27 February 2021 12: 38
          +2
          Well, here we have not only the Vanguards, we also have something else. But still with the holiday. hi
          1. Split
            Split 27 February 2021 12: 49
            0
            At 96, my mother and I crossed over to Yasny ... I found the Dnieper launch 1n, I know the rocket is reliable ... but it was scary, because then it flew right over the city ... well, I still remember the smell of heptyl, or rather rotten eggs laughing And there is also asbestos on top, in general, due to the condition of the lungs, I left for Moscow in 2006, but where else, I myself was a proger, there were contacts (I received 10 times more than my mother, who is not a huhra, but a police captain), 2 years ago I did x-ray for the first time in 14 years ... ugh ugh ugh winked In fact, who does not know, the crown began back in February 19, we have the entire department of 9 people for 2-3 weeks on sick leave .. I was the last to go to bed, the temperature was under 10 and at the same time I worked on a separate project (I took 3k not ours per month)
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 27 February 2021 13: 02
              +1
              Somehow it didn't reach us very well in Orsk, but the Eastern Orenburg region sometimes spat.
              1. Split
                Split 27 February 2021 21: 07
                0
                Heh, it flew to the east laughing Actually the girl, because of whom I left and I am now where I am ... she is in Orsk ... she is not on the network ... I was looking for her like my sister, I found everyone except them recourse
          2. depressant
            depressant 27 February 2021 12: 51
            +2
            Happy Holidays to you, dear colleague of Ros 56!
            love )))
            SSO Day is one of our best holidays, there is something to be proud of hi
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 27 February 2021 12: 58
              +4
              I am no side to these serious and polite people. And all those involved a hundred times good luck and
              1. depressant
                depressant 27 February 2021 13: 06
                +3
                And it's okay, colleague, that you are not directly involved))) I am also not involved. But we are all involved in these people by our support for their activities, our warm thoughts about them, wishes of all the best to them. And ... a beautiful still life! Like a painting by some medieval artist of the Dutch school)))
                1. Richard
                  Richard 27 February 2021 15: 14
                  +2
                  All those involved with a professional holiday
    2. paco.soto
      paco.soto 27 February 2021 12: 00
      +4
      Split
      Today, 11: 40
      +3
      Well, on this day, you need to put on a glass of crumb bread ....
      Split, good morning (ya am in the morning time zone).
      You + and just a request: please make a post about it! (A comment that is not read by everyone)
      Thank you in advance!
    3. GTYCBJYTH2021
      GTYCBJYTH2021 28 February 2021 09: 53
      -1
      Quote: Split
      Well, on this day, you need to put a glass with a crumb of bread ...
      Remember the same Beslan ... 3rd from alpha, 7-ro pennants ... Under the bullets pulling out children ...
      They are often sent simply to slaughter, but there is no choice ... those who do this go to their death, and the specialists want to live, many have wives and children
      Thank God I have a score of 2: 0.001 ... it was cut by shrapnel, the rest was taken by the armor. It was a special operation (s) just kidding, I was a secretary ... they fired on ... the same confusion, like a checkpoint a couple of kilometers away, and we were squeezed in the mud for 40 minutes, they had 8 wounded about 10 killed, they took the wounded .. all in blood. There is an article next to it about medicine ... now modern medicine is doing miracles (except for cancer recourse), and with the guards, they took me to the hospital in Makhachkala literally an hour later, and I needed a psychiatrist more winked

      Is the psychiatrist smarter than you? That a psychiatrist, that a psychologist thinks we are worse than ourselves ...
  13. paco.soto
    paco.soto 27 February 2021 11: 41
    +8
    As a foreigner, I have long been out of the topic of Russian news - I google it: I liked this video the most.

    Now the content of this article and the position of the president and the government of Russia about "we are not there and were not there" also became unclear
  14. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 27 February 2021 11: 54
    +4
    "Polite people" with a holiday! We were VERY waiting for them at home. Hopefully we'll see more. smile
  15. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 February 2021 12: 32
    +3
    Happy holiday to all specialists, good luck and health to all. love drinks