Military Review

December 17 - Strategic Missile Forces Day

The Strategic Missile Forces are the main component of Russia's strategic nuclear forces. The task of this kind of troops is to contain nuclear potential aggression, by ensuring the destruction of the strategic targets of the enemy, which form the basis of the military and economic potential of the enemy with nuclear missiles.

Having overcome the difficulties of its development, the strategic rocket forces became an essential component of the combat power of the Russian armed forces, a reliable support of the state. The Strategic Missile Forces are a reliable shield for Russia, one of the guarantors of its military security and state sovereignty. From the very moment of its creation, this branch of service is at the center of attention of military technical science, and its units continue to be staffed with the most advanced developments in the field of rocket technology.

Now the RVSN is armed with 6 types of 4-th and 5-th missile complexes (according to the 3 mine and mobile ground-based complex). The Strategic Missile Forces accumulate around 2 / 3 the nuclear carriers of Russia's strategic nuclear forces, thanks to which the troops are capable of destroying any targets on enemy territory in a matter of minutes.

Organizational structure of the troops
In addition to command, the Strategic Missile Forces include:
• 3 rocket armies;
• Kapustin Yar test site (Astrakhan region);
• several arsenals and repair plants.

Personnel training is carried out by the following agencies of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Strategic Missile Forces units:
• Military Academy. Peter the Great in Moscow (branches in Serpukhov and Rostov-on-Don);
• training centers in Pereslavl-Zalessky (Yaroslavl Oblast), Ostrov (Pskov Oblast);
• a school of technicians at the Kapustin Yar test site.

The troops trained six twice Heroes of the Soviet Union, one hundred and one Heroes of the Soviet Union, two full cavaliers of the Order of Glory, and six Heroes of the Russian Federation. 38 missile specialists were awarded the title Hero of Socialist Labor, 66 received the Lenin Prize, 324 won the State Prize of the Soviet Union, 20 received the State Prize of the Russian Federation, more than a hundred people received the Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR and the VLKSM Central Committee.

The future of the Strategic Missile Forces
The development of the Strategic Missile Forces is continuously ongoing at the present time. On the eve of the professional holiday, it became known that the program of re-equipment of the Strategic Missile Forces to the Topol-M missile system will be completed by the end of this year, after which the shock group of the Strategic Missile Forces will incorporate 96 launchers of the newest Topol-M and Yars "- This was recently reported by ITAR-TASS, referring to the statement by Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev, commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, in which he also assured journalists that 11 training launches of intercontinental missiles are planned for next year. The general said that the share of the new technology in service in the troops entrusted to him will constantly increase, and by the year 2021 will reach 98%. In addition, Karakaev said that now Russian experts are working on the creation of a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile, which in the future should replace the fifth-generation missile systems in service.

Strategic Missile Forces and the START Treaty
According to the provisions of the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Arms (START), Russia and the United States provided each other with data on strategic offensive arms, including information on the geographical coordinates of the location of the silo launchers of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The commander of the Strategic Missile Forces assured that this information is confidential and not disclosed by the parties to the contract.

Data exchange on the locations of strategic offensive arms has been carried out by Russia and the United States since the introduction of the idea of ​​mutual checks in the framework of bilateral agreements. According to the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, the agreement does not restrict the possibilities of modernizing weapons and creating new types of weapons, and the latest developments for the needs of the Strategic Missile Forces are carried out taking into account all the requirements of a bilateral treaty.

The new START Treaty of February 5, 2011, obliges both parties to limit the number of all types of strategic offensive weapons. The agreement provides for the possibility of conducting mutual inspections of facilities with 6 on April 2011. In the framework of the fulfillment of obligations to reduce offensive weapons, Russia and the United States regularly exchange information on the current number of weapons.

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  1. Sarus
    Sarus 17 December 2012 08: 02
    Happy holiday.
    I wish you frequent exercises of a reliable rear and strong nerves so as not to "bang".
    Thank you for your service .. Thanks to you, we reckon with our opinion ..
    For a quiet life. For the security of our country.
    1. klimpopov
      klimpopov 17 December 2012 10: 08
      Join us!
      I need to congratulate the uncle! Although he probably already congratulated himself)
    2. 755962
      755962 17 December 2012 10: 20
      Quote: Sarus
      strong nerves so as not to "bang".

      a drop of humor ...
    3. Ghenxnumx
      Ghenxnumx 17 December 2012 11: 52
      Quote: Sarus
      Happy holiday.
      I wish you frequent exercises of a reliable rear and strong nerves so as not to "bang".

      Join drinks
      We had a toast - "So let's drink so that we never have to do what we were taught, but if necessary, we managed to anticipate." drinks soldier
      BUT PPiP rdn
  2. AlexTarov
    AlexTarov 17 December 2012 08: 13
    I congratulate all the Strategic Missile Forces warriors, those currently on combat duty, and veterans - I congratulate you on your professional holiday! Happiness, peace, health, all the best!

    1. bask
      bask 17 December 2012 12: 58
  3. Normal
    Normal 17 December 2012 08: 16
    "Strategists" with a holiday! Endurance, calmness and good mood! Your weapon is our main "Argument" smile
  4. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 17 December 2012 08: 25
    On the occasion of the Strategic Missile Forces troops, you are our main shield, thanks to the presence of which Russia still exists, otherwise the resources would have been shared for a long time.
    God forbid you never use your weapons for their intended purpose.

    PS Good luck in the service !!!
    1. Ross
      Ross 17 December 2012 11: 28
      Happy holiday Strategic Rocket Forces! Thank you for the peaceful sky above your head! drinks
  5. valokordin
    valokordin 17 December 2012 08: 41
    Yuri, I agree with you, that's just a reduction in strategic forces for the country is fatal. Money for strategists is not required much.
  6. nikoli25
    nikoli25 17 December 2012 08: 54
    all missile launchers on holiday drinks
  7. Colonel
    Colonel 17 December 2012 08: 54
    Happy birthday, rocket launchers. Long live we serving and serving in the Strategic Rocket Forces. Those who hold and those who support (respected crafts) the vigorous shield of our Motherland. Well, the rest do not get sick.
    1. Colonel
      Colonel 17 December 2012 22: 29
      Damn, they threw it on the feast of the colonel. Serving the Fatherland!
  8. Apollo
    Apollo 17 December 2012 08: 57
    Congratulations to all members of the Strategic Missile Forces on HOLIDAY !!!
    1. kostiknet
      kostiknet 17 December 2012 11: 59
      thank you and happy holiday to all of us
  9. Nickanor
    Nickanor 17 December 2012 08: 58
    I join the above.
    Happy Holidays!
  10. sergo0000
    sergo0000 17 December 2012 09: 01
    Happy holiday drinks rocket men!
  11. fellow misha
    fellow misha 17 December 2012 09: 04
    All strategic missile launchers with a holiday!
    13th Orenburg Red Banner Missile Division 92-94
    ALPETSEM 17 December 2012 09: 10
    Happy Holiday !!! Thank you for having a clear, peaceful sky above our heads.
  13. sasha.28blaga
    sasha.28blaga 17 December 2012 09: 10
    I did not often go abroad, but I was on the western and eastern borders. And when (especially this was felt in Europe) it was necessary to enter into dialogue with the Europeans, then some fear or fear of something was felt. At first I did not understand what was happening. And then he guessed ... We (Russians or Russians, as it is more convenient for us) are born without fear that someone will attack us, unlike the Europeans, who are just waiting for aggression. To test my guesses, I asked students if they feel fear of defenselessness. And of course I got an answer like: Topol is not scared, or Poplar dispersed all the horror stories, etc. etc. So, that our children would be born without fear and live without fear, long live the Strategic Missile Forces !!!
  14. Nymp
    Nymp 17 December 2012 09: 22
    May God grant the children good health and long years, they are our strength and pride.
  15. Optics
    Optics 17 December 2012 09: 22
    Co-workers with a holiday! good luck in the service, more reason, less red folders!
  16. Narkom
    Narkom 17 December 2012 09: 24
    Happy Holidays
    1. bask
      bask 17 December 2012 13: 12
      Strategic Missile Forces, the main shock fist of Russia ... NATO is still afraid and the amers of our missiles ----- WITH A HOLIDAY !!!
  17. nokki
    nokki 17 December 2012 09: 33
    All my rocket friends - a happy holiday! Russia - clear skies!
  18. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 17 December 2012 09: 35
    Comrades! Expensive! Happy holiday to you! I wish you strong (steel) nerves, health!
  19. vorobey
    vorobey 17 December 2012 09: 57
    Guys with a holiday.

    1. Andy
      Andy 17 December 2012 15: 34
      padstal good lol

      Happy Holidays to all who served and are serving in the Strategic Rocket Forces!
  20. anchonsha
    anchonsha 17 December 2012 10: 03
    Happy holiday to you, defenders of the sky over the Motherland !!! Health to you, personal happiness and good luck !!!
  21. Odessa
    Odessa 17 December 2012 10: 30
    All the best, calm everyday life and happy holidays, health, and good luck! drinks
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 17 December 2012 11: 33
      Quote: Odessa
      happy holidays, health, and good luck!

      Join in! With fun and humor, too, everything is in order. The comic video was shot not by professional directors and artists, but by ordinary rocket men of the 90s of the last century. Filming along the way was conducted in the Kanskoye District at the TRB military unit 03592. In 2007, it was disbanded and real estate objects were put up for sale by Serdyukovsky DIO Vasilyeva.

      1. Odessa
        Odessa 17 December 2012 11: 48
        Join in! With fun and humor, too, everything is in order.

        An officer flies into the room of the rocket console.
        - Who touched the remote?
        - None!
        “And where did Belgium go, your mother!” Three outfits out of turn!

        Do you dream of going to America? Join the missile forces!

        The American president convinces the Russian president:
        - If Russia reduces its missiles, they can be used for something useful!
        - Yeah, we will make border posts on the border with China! And put it somewhere immediately beyond the Urals ...

        American rocketers are sitting.
        - Well, a bit?
        - Well, thimble?
        - Well, a glass?
        - Well, let’s launch a rocket in Russians?
        Our rocket men are sitting.
        - Well, a glass?
        - Well, a bottle?
        - Well, by canister?
        Hitting all the fingers on the remote control:
        - This Victory Day! ..

        Third World War. The commander of the missile division reports on the walkie-talkie to the general: - Comrade General! As you ordered, nothing was left of the city. Spell: Nikolai, Ivan, Khariton, Ulyana, Jacob! I repeat: nothing! drinks
        1. Ascetic
          Ascetic 17 December 2012 14: 17
          Ukrainian hackers hacked the TOMOGAWK rocket now it is called "BOOMERANG" laughing

          Why do not the MIKROSOFT system be placed on rockets?
          Because they either hang,
          Or return for confirmation what

          The conscript got into the missile unit. Let's go rocket launch. So far
          yes ce - lit near some booth. Here comes the major:
          - $ #% ^ $ # $ ^% & ^% $% ^ !!! DO NOT SMOKE TYPE ON THE OBJECT !!! NOT WRITTEN?!
          Urgently write 100 tablets !!!

          Well, what to do - the soldier writes "no smoking" signs and hangs on everything
          poles and walls ... In the evening, the bosses come to launch. Everyone watching
          from a distance. Rumble, flash, mine covers fly into the forest, demolish the booth,
          a rocket flies out - a 30 meter torch, the grass burns, everything is charred!
          - NO ... YOURSELF "DO NOT SMOKE" !! belay

          Commercial script
          Taiga. Snow. There is a rocket launcher. The taut officer begins
          Countdown. The rocket takes off. Orbit. Slowly breaks up into compound
          maternal warhead. A small dot passes through the atmosphere.
          Flies quickly to the ground. Flies in someone’s window, a wild female is heard
          screech. An officer with a gentle and caring face turns to the audience.
          "Tampax - conversion! - To the millimeter!" good
      2. Korzhik_77
        Korzhik_77 17 December 2012 14: 55
        Ordinary rockets with a holiday from waterfowl hi
        1. Nick
          Nick 17 December 2012 17: 13
          Quote: Korzhik_77

          Ordinary rockets with a holiday from waterfowl

          Thanks a lot! I don’t know what to wish you, Either seven feet keel, or seven feet overhead. I wish everyone that our "pencils" are used only for educational purposes and never needed for combat ... soldier
          1. Ascetic
            Ascetic 17 December 2012 17: 49
            Quote: Nick
            Either seven feet keel, or seven feet overhead. I wish everyone that our "pencils" are used only for educational purposes and never needed for combat.

            I would like them to meet amers on their snow-white pants when they meet with them ..

            There are two boats in the Caribbean: Russian and American. A commander in a white tunic, from a Soviet one, a commander in a cap and a striped vest appears from an American boat. The Americans are in a panic, do not know what to say to the Russians, as their words may be misunderstood. After some discussion, we decided that everyone knew at least a little English. The American commander shouts into the megaphone: "Hello Russian". The Russian commander hears this and replies: “What is this crappy painted? Urgent immersion. First, second torpedo tubes tovs! " "Prepare for a torpedo attack!" angry
  22. Gavril
    Gavril 17 December 2012 10: 36
    I heartily congratulate you on the holiday! Strategic Rocket Forces is our everything!
  23. Homo
    Homo 17 December 2012 10: 44
    HOORAY!!! My holiday!
    1. Rowicz
      Rowicz 17 December 2012 11: 14
      and mine too (Uzhur 1986-88) drinks
      1. 89889109868
        89889109868 17 December 2012 21: 42
        uzhur-4 1987-89: happy holiday!
  24. RVSN209
    RVSN209 17 December 2012 11: 14
    Congratulations to everyone especially 14 rd !!!!
  25. Ascetic
    Ascetic 17 December 2012 11: 24
    Neither the ocean nor the mountains separate us.
    "Disarm" - someone says.
    The police and prosecutors will not protect
    The nuclear missile shield guards us.

    Many complexes went to scrapping,
    may the earth be safer
    BZHRK and "Satan", of course, it was a pity,
    but there is also Topol in Russia.

    And there’s not one problem in the world now,
    would say even too much
    but the speech of "Uncle Sam" is careful,
    and at the same time vassals that from NATO.

    Teaching, anxiety, training.
    Only one signal will be received ...
    Ready for battle launchers,
    rockets from the deep sea will go.

    What a crazy man wander !?
    Everyone will always get the answer in Russian!
    This shield keeps us that year!
    Let only launches be training.

    As part of the Strategic Missile Forces as of September 20, 2012 there were 391 missile systems capable of carrying 1299 nuclear warheads, including in the Strategic Missile Forces there were 58 heavy missiles R-36MUTTH and R-36M2 (SS-18, Satan), 70 missiles UR-100N UTTH (SS-19), 171 mobile soil complex RT-2PM "Topol" (SS-25 ), 56 RT-2PM2 Topol-M complexes of a mine based (SS-27), 18 RT-2PM2 Topol-M complexes of a mobile (SS-27)] and 18 RS-24 Yars mobile complexes

  26. Samovar
    Samovar 17 December 2012 11: 38
  27. Nickname
    Nickname 17 December 2012 11: 49
    Good luck in military and political training!
    And that would be the number of starts equal to the number of accurate hits.
  28. kostiknet
    kostiknet 17 December 2012 12: 17
    I congratulate the staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, as well as the fighters and commanders of the "second site" of the Kapustin Yar training ground on their professional holiday.
  29. oldmen1973
    oldmen1973 17 December 2012 12: 27
    Happy holiday friends! Today, a friend on Odnoklassnikov’s website sent a congratulation in verse, I want to share with you:
    For the Strategic Missile Forces, for the TRB, regiments, hundreds of them!
    For Kartaly, Uzhur, Aleisk, for Bologoye and Kozelsk!
    For Pervomaisk, for Icy, for a fraternity, almost native!
    For RTB, BRSS, for all who carried the missile CROSS,
    For Strategic Rocket Forces, for Kharkov and other universities!
    For the lieutenant sweat by the river, for all the guys, for you and me!
    For Kansk, Derzhavinsk and Tagil, for those who burned their lives!
    For Teykovo, Zhangiztobe, for all who are in life and in fate!
    For the steppe, taiga and desert, for mines, dust, frost and frost!
    For the wind, hurricanes, blizzards, for everything that forged a friend!
    For super-cool technology, for the homeland, always native!
    For a rocket launch, incomparable, for the "OS", "BZHRK" without makeup!
    For “Baikonur” launches, for heavy loads!
    For the "ORDER" that did not come, for the "Satanic" shot "at stake"!
    For those who are “6 to 6” through “12”, for our 11th compartment,
    For those with whom you shared it, for their relatives, for them, for all!
    For the night that we did not sleep, for whom. regiments that throats tore,
    For hell of a flurry of checks, for "training" and "Signal"!
    For dancing in the House of Officers, for violence, sometimes without measure!
    For the holidays, there were few of them, for everything, life was just beginning!
    For SHGs and super-precision, for roofs heaviness and super-strength!
    For the fact that the SRT did not smell, all the guys “WISH” for it!

    After these lines and add nothing !!! Once again, happy holiday !!!!
  30. gregor6549
    gregor6549 17 December 2012 13: 03
    I congratulate all the rocket men on the occasion. Do not forget that it all started with a very modest rocket, a monument of which stands not far from site # 2 of the Kapustin Yar test site (pictured) and that between this rocket and modern Topols there are years of hard work of thousands of scientists, designers, workers, officers and soldiers
  31. Orator
    Orator 17 December 2012 15: 21
    Congratulations to the designers, factory workers, builders, installers! All colleagues!
  32. cool.ya-nikola
    cool.ya-nikola 17 December 2012 15: 47
    Congratulations to all the rocket launchers, as well as all those involved in the development, design, testing and creation of the whole great machine - Strategic Missile Forces, which we have the right to be proud of!
    Quote: gregor6549
    Do not forget that it all started with a very modest rocket

    We will not forget, and we will try to remember the descendants! And we started with the R-5 (8K61)!
    Once again, all with the Holiday, with the best wishes! Successes, health, happiness! Good service to you guys! While you are, there will be Russia!
    1. Nick
      Nick 17 December 2012 17: 19
      Quote: cool.ya-nikola
      And we started with P-5 (8K61)!

      And we are with 8K98B Happy holiday comrade!
      1. cool.ya-nikola
        cool.ya-nikola 17 December 2012 18: 38
        Quote: Nick
        Happy holiday comrade!

        Thank you colleague! About your "cars", in our time and did not dream! The limit of our dreams was the R-5M, and then there were the R-12 (8K63)! (44th RD in the 43rd RA of the city of Kolomyia, military unit 43291) And it was a good time!
        1. Nick
          Nick 18 December 2012 10: 25
          Quote: cool.ya-nikola
          About your "cars", in our time and did not dream! The limit of our dreams was the R-5M, and then there were the R-12 (8K63)! (44th RD in the 43rd RA of the city of Kolomyia, military unit 43291) And it was a good time!

          Yes, the time was good, but apparently in the Strategic Missile Forces now everything is not so bad either. (Military unit 13991, 122 platform, 01349)
  33. pretorianec
    pretorianec 17 December 2012 16: 41
    I wish you obedient missiles,
    And the will of the nuclear, and the forces
    Deployments, yes boring,
    And the god of war to love you.
    So that the goals clearly give in,
    So that "Poplars - M" obeyed,
    So that the rear is always reliable
    Happy home, love zest!
  34. Nick
    Nick 17 December 2012 17: 23
    All serving and employees in the Strategic Missile Forces Happy Holiday! Health, family happiness, success in business and a peaceful sky above your head! love
  35. I. Brovkin
    I. Brovkin 17 December 2012 18: 25
    Happy holiday to all rocket launchers! More health and new missiles. soldier
  36. Garrin
    Garrin 17 December 2012 18: 46
    HOLIDAY, MEN !!!
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 17 December 2012 21: 29
      .... Hello to the current veterans, 42rd, 804rp :)))
      And with the beginning of the first arm !!!
  37. engineer74
    engineer74 17 December 2012 19: 04
    Thank you for 53 years of peaceful sky! Happy holiday to you, rocketeers! drinks
  38. vlbelugin
    vlbelugin 17 December 2012 19: 11
    Happy holiday !!!!!
    Congratulations to all, all strategic missile launchers. Especially the missiles of the Mozyr division. Rocketeers Petrikovsky and Rechitsky regiments, where he had the honor to serve.
    Suppose that this division is no longer there, but we have remained and will remember our native Belarus.
    All greetings and best wishes!
    PKP Group Commander (Petrikov 1988-1994)
    Deputy commander of the 3rd division (Rechitsa 1994-1995)
    Guard Major Belugin V.A.
  39. Rus2012
    Rus2012 17 December 2012 21: 20

    Happy holiday, colleagues !!!
  40. npv554f
    npv554f 17 December 2012 21: 49
    Congratulations to all involved in the Strategic Missile Forces! Special congratulations to those who served in Vlasikha in the “thirty-four”.
  41. SlavaP
    SlavaP 18 December 2012 00: 04
    Happy Holiday Rocketeers!

    (Thoughtfully, I wonder how many kilotons there are aimed at my unfortunate head?)

    Do not pay attention to the grumbling of the old gunner, I just envy ...