Logistics Day of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation


According to the established tradition, on August 1, our country will celebrate the Day of Rear Services of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This professional holiday was officially approved by Order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation No. 225 in 1998. but story rear divisions originated long before the aforementioned date was introduced.

The first mentions of the creation of a separate supply agency in the Russian army can be found back in the time of Peter I. However, since the distant 1700, when the corresponding decree was signed, the logistical support of the troops has undergone significant changes. As a rule, improvements to the supply chain were made based on the experience gained in armed conflicts.

So, over time, a quartermaster service was organized, standards for the content of stocks were developed and special transport was used to facilitate the supply process. During the First World War, the first army and front-line supply bases were formed. By the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the USSR already had rear divisions, warehouses, as well as various special units, from the railway to the veterinary. All of them were subordinate to the People's Commissariat of Defense.

However, as the realities of the war showed, this was not enough. The thing is that in peacetime there was no need to maintain the army and front-line rear services. Thus, at the time of the invasion of the fascist invaders, the readiness of these units was unsatisfactory. Therefore, on August 1, 1941, JV Stalin signed an order "On the organization of the Main Directorate of the Rear Services of the Red Army." At the same time, the position of the head of this military structure was introduced, which was received by Lieutenant General of the Intendant Service A.V. Khrulev.

Returning to our time, it is worth recalling that the last reorganization of the Rear Services of the RF Armed Forces took place in 2010. Of the previously functioning separately technical and logistical types of support, a unified system of material and technical support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was formed.

Today, the MTO of the RF Armed Forces is the most important component of the defense potential of our country. After all, it is this service that acts as a link between the economy and the army, providing the troops with everything they need and allowing them to maintain a constant readiness to perform combat missions.

At the same time, given the nature of modern conflicts and the types of weapons used in them, the delivery of provisions to the battlefield is becoming an increasingly difficult task. Thus, the work of the "rear services" today is no less risky than that of the fighters who are directly on the battlefield.

Since the Second World War, the motto of the home front has become the phrase: "There is no victory without the rear." Undoubtedly, it has retained its relevance in our time.
  • Vasily Tisha
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  1. +15
    1 August 2021 05: 04
    Happy Communion Day!
    “No army in the world can win without a stable rear. The rear for the front is the first thing, because it, and only it, feeds the front not only with all kinds of contentment, but also with people - fighters, moods and ideas. The unstable, and even more hostile rear, necessarily turns the best army into an unstable and loose mass.
    1. +6
      1 August 2021 09: 23
      Happy holiday everyone! Do not ignore the civilians, they have the rear.
  2. +10
    1 August 2021 06: 20
    The much needed Logistics Service! good Checked more than once !!! Congratulations to everyone who is celebrating this date.! drinks soldier
    1. +8
      1 August 2021 07: 51
      Logistics is the basis of victory. This has been shown by all the major conflicts of our time.
  3. +6
    1 August 2021 09: 05
    Good commanders study tactics, excellent ones study strategy, and brilliant commanders learn logistical support ... Here is Comrade Stalin, who was ironically from the category of genius.
    1. +4
      1 August 2021 09: 17
      It is unlikely that anywhere you can find such experience of transferring the means of production to the rear and the operational organization of production.
      1. +3
        1 August 2021 09: 20
        This is generally some kind of fantasy .. The question remains - HOW and WHEN did you manage to prepare and organize all this? Especially when you consider the liberal thesis that the USSR-like was not ready for war?
        1. +4
          1 August 2021 09: 29
          According to the stories of my grandfather, they were ordered today, sent tomorrow, the day after tomorrow to the front. How much work was done, how much effort it took
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  5. -1
    1 August 2021 10: 41
    honest logisticians happy holiday! sorry we didn't meet ..
  6. +10
    1 August 2021 12: 25
    That's for sure, Without the rear there is no victory.
    As the saying goes, no matter how general you are, you will come to me for your pants anyway ...
    Happy Holidays!
  7. +3
    1 August 2021 16: 24
    Happy holidays and best wishes from me that in my youth I served in the army in the department of material and technical supply. Ardent zeal to all vehicle drivers drinks
  8. 0
    2 August 2021 12: 22
    I was once in the warehouses of the Podolsk garrison of the Moscow Military District, well, there’s no property, Mama don’t worry, and it was in peacetime, it impressed me.
  9. 0
    2 August 2021 14: 48
    By the way, for example, in the Air Force, there is no food and clothing service in the rear, but there is a service for aviation weapons and ammunition, an aviation technical service, an airfield engineering service, a medical service, etc. And in general, whoever is in the subject knows why OBATO is called EBATO in aviation.
    Happy brothers in arms! Victory in the air is forged on the ground!

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