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

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On February 27, the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the Russian Armed Forces celebrate their professional holiday. The holiday is young, this day appeared on the calendar quite recently, after the well-known events in the Crimea in 2014.

The date of February 27 is not accidental, it was on this day that units of the Special Operations Forces of the Russian Armed Forces entered the peninsula, protecting the inhabitants of Crimea from Ukrainian nationalists and ensuring the holding of a referendum on the entry of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol into Russia. After this operation, the MTR forces in Russia began to be called "polite people", and in the West - "little green men".



The decree on celebrating the Day of Special Operations Forces was signed on February 26, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin put his signature under it, paying tribute to the professionalism and courage of these people, conducting operations both on the territory of Russia and abroad. It is worth emphasizing that we will learn about some operations after they are completed, and we will never know about some.


The Special Operations Forces not only have a young holiday, but the MTRs themselves were formed relatively recently already as part of the Russian Armed Forces. In the Soviet Union, the MTR did not exist, their functions were performed by the special forces of the GRU of the General Staff, their units were part of the Airborne Forces. This situation continued until the end of the first decade of the 21st century. For the first time, they started talking about the MTR in 2009, in 2012 the command of the Special Operations Forces was created, and in 2013 the first training center for MTR fighters was opened.

From the moment of formation to the present day, MTR units have participated in many operations on the territory of Russia, Syria and other countries. Currently, the Special Operations Forces of the Russian Armed Forces are taking part in the operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, but the Ministry of Defense does not cover their actions. It is possible that we will learn about some operations carried out by the MTR fighters only after the end of the operation.

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!
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  1. +13
    27 February 2022 09: 06
    A new page has just been written in the history of the MTR of the Russian Federation. capture and defense of the airfield in Gostomel. at one time, in honor of the Ganugt, Sinop and Chesme battles, stripes on the guis were introduced to sailors. So it would be nice to immortalize this feat not only with medals and coins. You can assign an honorary title to a Division or Center. As during the war they gave there "Oder", "Nezhinskaya", etc. and maybe special signs for the dress uniform, well, there in honor of the defense of the Shipka Pass, the Brest Fortress, height 776, the sixth company, and now also Gostomel. as a recognition of merit and professionalism. I hope someone will support this idea...
    1. +15
      27 February 2022 09: 15
      Well, remember!!! Happy Holidays to all involved .. Now they have a lot of work. Good luck to you guys! Russia is with you..!
      1. +18
        27 February 2022 09: 21
        Quote from gansales
        Well, remember!!! Happy Holidays to all involved .. Now they have a lot of work. Good luck to you guys! Russia is with you..!

        Most importantly, take care of yourself guys. You are very dear to us and we need you! soldier
        1. +13
          27 February 2022 09: 41
          Happy professional holiday to all involved!
          Happy Special Operations Forces Day of the Russian Armed Forces!

          We are proud of you for your patriotic mission and military work!
          Health to you all, victorious successes over the enemy, happiness and all prosperity in life! love

    2. +2
      27 February 2022 11: 43
      Guys all military good luck.
      I wish everyone to return home safe and sound.
  2. +7
    27 February 2022 09: 14
    It is possible that we will learn about some operations carried out by the MTR fighters only after the end of the operation.

    But still, many will lament: "Why are there no hits in the cross live?".
  3. +10
    27 February 2022 09: 14
    MTR forces in Russia began to be called "polite people"

    "Polite people" are those who, by their actions, force the Western world to treat Russia politely.
  4. +9
    27 February 2022 09: 23
    Strength, Surprise, Fearlessness.
    We believe in you and we are proud of you!
  5. +10
    27 February 2022 09: 27
    [media=https://youtube.com/watch?v=rSsOOzARvsA&feature=youtu.be]
    The best blockbuster of 2014 "Polite people". And the song is very soulful and correct. Happy Holidays!
  6. +4
    27 February 2022 09: 38
    Everything is said correctly. I join in the congratulations!
  7. +8
    27 February 2022 09: 41
    Happy Special Operations Forces Day of the Russian Armed Forces!
    I wish the number of combat exits
    was equal to the number of returns to base,
    in full group!
    soldier
  8. +6
    27 February 2022 09: 46
    Happy Holidays, Dear Soldiers of the MTR!
  9. +8
    27 February 2022 09: 49
    The MTR song about the Russian Special Operations Forces is working (author Alexey Korkin)
  10. +6
    27 February 2022 09: 55
    Happy Holidays. Good luck with your combat missions. Take care of yourself. You are the best.
  11. +6
    27 February 2022 10: 14
    Happy Holidays guys!!!!
  12. +5
    27 February 2022 10: 24
    Above you - only the sky! With your professional work you bring the WORLD! Happy Holidays!
  13. +4
    27 February 2022 10: 40
    I join in the congratulations and wish you all the very best. Take care of yourself, God bless you and long life!
  14. +1
    27 February 2022 11: 28
    All those involved with the holiday! Good luck, guys!
  15. +1
    27 February 2022 14: 58
    Specials, Happy Day! Yes, this is your Day, many of you meet at work, in combat work, but simply - in battle. And in this battle you have already won, and it could not be otherwise, for the truth is behind you, and therefore, the strength. Well, professionalism and courage you do not hold. Once again, Happy Day guys. And yes, please come back, ALL.
  16. -2
    27 February 2022 15: 25
    All specialists with a professional ... A lot of health and so that the number of employees always equals the number of those who returned !!!
  17. +2
    27 February 2022 15: 39
    Happy holiday to all involved and always come back soldier

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