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September 2 - Russian Guard Day

The Day of the Russian Guard was established 13 years ago, December 22 2000, by the Decree of the President of Russia in memory of its 300th anniversary No. 2032 from December 22 2000 of the Year “On the Establishment of the Day of the Russian Guard”. The holiday is celebrated annually on September 2.

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The Russian Imperial Guard was established at the very beginning of the reign of Peter the Great. It was based on the Regiments of Preobrazhensky and Semenovsky, which were loyal to the Sovereign.

After the collapse of imperial Russia, in 1918, the Imperial Guard was dissolved. An attempt to restore the age-old Guards traditions was undertaken only in the years of the Great Patriotic War. Distinguished in the bloody battles under the Hero-City of Smolensk in 1941, 4 rifle divisions, according to the order of the Supreme Commander, received the honorary name of the Guards. In September of the fatal forty-first, a new concept of the “Guards unit” was introduced into the army lexicon. In the future, the title of "Guards" was assigned to units, ships, formations and associations of the USSR Armed Forces, distinguished themselves in battles against Nazi Germany. A special Guards flag was handed over to the military formation, and its personnel were given the Guards rank and were given the corresponding badge.

The current guards are followers of the glorious traditions of grandfathers and great-grandfathers, the real elite of the Armed Forces of Russia, a reliable support and protection of the Russian state. Today we heartily congratulate them on the holiday, wishing them to be worthy successors of the great work of protecting the People and Fatherland!

Guard as part of the modern Armed Forces of Russia:

• Guards tank Kantemirovskaya division;
• Gu. motorized rifle Taman division;
• Guards Motocross Rifle Division; Carpathian-Berlin Division;
• Gu. Separate motorized rifle brigade Sevastopol;
• 28 Red Banner Guards. division in the 27 th. rocket army;
• linear comp. Airborne;
• Guards units and naval ships;
• Guards units of the Air Force and the Air Force.
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  1. domokl
    domokl 2 September 2013 08: 15
    A guard badge, copper, with a red banner, is stored next to any trophy from any guard. I congratulate everyone on the occasion!
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 2 September 2013 08: 18
      Congratulations to ALL of our GUARDS and old-seasoned veterans and young, growing young people!

      1. urich
        urich 2 September 2013 13: 54
        join the congratulations!
        But regarding the new Guards badge, I must say that he is far from the Soviet Guards badge! On a new pile of things they mixed and called the guards badge. Although this is a long conversation ...
        1. fartfraer
          fartfraer 2 September 2013 22: 06
          that's for sure) they really went hunting for the old Guard) they didn’t bring them to the Voentorg;
      2. Alex 241
        Alex 241 2 September 2013 22: 09
        My dearest to me! WITH HOLIDAY GUARDS!
        1. fartfraer
          fartfraer 2 September 2013 22: 22
          and on my enamel white in some places cracked unfortunately. I keep it at home in a box with chevrons, first ticket stripes)) naive, probably, but sometimes "warms the soul" when you sort out this wealth.
      3. ruslan207
        ruslan207 3 September 2013 07: 42
        If veterans knew that the bourgeoisie would come to power in Russia that their country would not exist, even the badge of the guard does not remotely resemble the Soviet
  2. yan
    yan 2 September 2013 08: 18
    Happy holiday! Guardsmen!
  3. SmacXnumx
    SmacXnumx 2 September 2013 08: 21
    With all my heart I congratulate the guards on a holiday !!! Success let the enemy tremble the guard goes !!!
  4. eagle11
    eagle11 2 September 2013 08: 31
    They did not deservedly forget the 10th Guards Yasskaya Red Banner Order of Suvorov, the aerospace defense brigade, the only guards brigade of the East Kazakhstan region.
  5. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 2 September 2013 09: 04
    Guard a happy holiday !!!
  6. Andrew 447
    Andrew 447 2 September 2013 09: 06
    Happy holiday GUARDS! Yes, the list of guard units and formations in the Russian army is scarce, insulting.
    1. Zhenya
      Zhenya 2 September 2013 09: 35
      Well, if you call all the guards, then what's the point of this word?
      The guard has always been the elite of the army, though now I think the 1st tenth of the army is the guard, which is again too numerous.
  7. Armata
    Armata 2 September 2013 09: 20
    Guardsmen for you drinks
  8. svp67
    svp67 2 September 2013 09: 22
    This day and this date have remained with us since Soviet times and it was on this day, but for a very long time, that the "Guard" badge was presented. It was very solemn and somehow at that moment you feel involved in something SUCH GREAT that your ancestors did. There should be such holidays and there should be no nameless divisions, regiments, battalions ... since this is a "thread" that connects ours with the past, the GREAT past and it cannot be torn. All those who once wore the "Guard" badge of honor on their chest and in their military rank had the first rank "Guard" - with our holiday. soldier
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      1. Marek Rozny
        Marek Rozny 2 September 2013 10: 14
        Apollo, in the photo - the Kazakh Republican Guard "Ulan" :) These are not exactly the same guards who were given the name "Guards" for military merits, they are guards - in the usual historical sense.
        Z.Y. There are other guard units in the KZ that received this name in Soviet times.
        Z.Z.Y. But still it's nice to see mine. Thank :)
  9. fetus
    fetus 2 September 2013 09: 40
    All Guards on a holiday !!! And also the 138th guards separate motorized rifle brigade.
  10. Recon
    Recon 2 September 2013 09: 51
    My heartfelt congratulations, comrades!
  11. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 2 September 2013 10: 18
    My grandfather on my mother’s side was a guard. If I am not mistaken, his division received this title for military merits near Leningrad, where he took part as a marine. In preschool childhood, he constantly played with the awards of his grandfathers and father, most of all he liked the guards badge. Constantly went out with him. As a result, I lost it. For which he deservedly received a belt.

    All involved - a happy holiday! :)
  12. Bort radist
    Bort radist 2 September 2013 10: 37
    Guard Happy Holiday!
    That’s the battle way of my unit through such tests passed !!! there is only one story left.
    Guards Leningrad Red Banner 128th Stap.
    The regiment was formed on July 25, 1940 in the Pskov region. During the formation, it was called the 205th high-speed bomber regiment. July 30, 1941 entered into combat operations on SB planes. He took part in the hostilities on the Kalinin, Western fronts and in the defeat of the Germans near Stalingrad. For participating in the battles for Leningrad in May 1943, the regiment was given the honorary name Leningradsky, and in September 1943 the regiment was transformed into the 128th Guards Leningrad Bomber Regiment. In July 1944, the regiment was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. 15 troops of the regiment were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
    In 1951 - rearmament on IL-28.
    Since 1964, 128th military unit on the AN-12.
    In 1977 - receiving the first IL-76M.
    In 1992 - relocation from the Panevezys airport to the Orenburg airport ..........
  13. AK-47
    AK-47 2 September 2013 10: 41
    On May 21, 1942, the “Guard” badge was established, and for the RKKF guards, a rectangular plate with an orange moire ribbon with black longitudinal stripes.
  14. awerkiev
    awerkiev 2 September 2013 10: 58
    Congratulations to the guardsmen of the Russian Far East! Especially Guards of the Guards of the Dvina Order of Alexander Nevsky Reactive Artillery Brigade soldier
  15. 787nkx
    787nkx 2 September 2013 10: 58
    Happy Birthday Guard !!!

  16. andruha70
    andruha70 2 September 2013 11: 00
    all guardsmen, a fiery salute !!! soldier I’ll pump 100g for all of us! drinks
  17. Ascetic
    Ascetic 2 September 2013 11: 50
    For some reason, the 54th Guards Missile Division, in one of the guards regiments of which he served for almost 15 years in various positions, is not on the list of guards. I still keep the Soviet-style guards badge as one of the relics. I congratulate all guardsmen and especially guardsmen of the 54th Guards Order of the Kutuzov Missile Division as part of the 27th Guards Rocket Army on Guard Day !!
    1. Colonel
      Colonel 2 September 2013 15: 52
      Really annoying. Veterans of 839 guards congratulate veterans 321 guards And, or 10 r.d. (Kostroma), or 60 p. D. (Tatishka) also guardsmen.
  18. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 2 September 2013 12: 17
    Congratulations to all the paratrooper guards! A special congratulation to the fighters and veterans of the 76th guards airborne assault Chernigov Red Banner Division! And also with the day yesterday the formation of the division (now brigade)!
    Glory Airborne !!!
  19. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 2 September 2013 12: 22
    GUARDS my respect and CONGRATULATIONS! soldier
  20. tank 34
    tank 34 2 September 2013 12: 26
    Guards on Holiday !!!!!!!!!
  21. alex67
    alex67 2 September 2013 12: 39
    Good day to all.
    Guards on a holiday! drinks
    At one time, he himself proudly wore the "GUARD" badge soldier
  22. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 September 2013 13: 03
  23. Stavr
    Stavr 2 September 2013 13: 35
    Served, proud, Guardsman !!! Happy All of us !!
  24. Stavr
    Stavr 2 September 2013 13: 41
    They also forgot the 39th guards missile Glukhov’s division
  25. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 2 September 2013 13: 49
    Happy Holiday !!!
    There was a time when there were not enough signs (enamel).
    Private Guards units HANDED, as REWARDS in the process of service.
    1. svp67
      svp67 2 September 2013 13: 51
      Quote: Aleks tv
      There was a time when there were not enough signs (enamel).
      Private Guard units HANDED, as REWARDS as they serve

      Salut! soldier
      Yes, there was a time when in the Soviet guards and salaries were higher than in ordinary ...
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 2 September 2013 13: 59
        Quote: svp67

        Greetings, Sergey!
        Honoring the Honored Guard and ...
        getting ready for the most important holiday.
    2. domokl
      domokl 2 September 2013 15: 29
      Quote: Aleks tv
      Private Guard units HANDED, as REWARDS as they serve

      There was such a time ... Another nuance was. The signs themselves were of two kinds - from the time of World War II, copper and heavy remained in warehouses. And in Soviet times they began to produce duralumin, light ones. We were awarded just copper. Moreover, this rule did not apply only for privates, but also for officers.
      It was exactly the same with the signs of paratroopers. What are the differences that are excellent students.
  26. George
    George 2 September 2013 13: 52
    Hello all.
    I join in the congratulations.

    Keep the sky peaceful over our country
    After all, the enemy, we know for sure, you are not afraid of any!
    Guards, the pride of the motherland, today we praise you!
    So that your cowardice or fear will not creep into your heart!
    We wish you only joy on the journey of life,
    To failure persistently you managed to get around.
  27. Kostya pedestrian
    Kostya pedestrian 2 September 2013 14: 22
    Peter the Great laid such great foundations for the development of the Power that if all the reigning persons of Russia acted according to his example, then Russia would not have known so many disasters and scientific backwardness, in view of the discrimination of talented and hardworking people according to the class, and not according to the “IQ” principle .

    A good example of this is the Bolsheviks, headed by Vladimir Lenin, who followed his example, were not afraid to give the masses knowledge by teaching them to think and create independently, which led to the country's rapid development and the rapid increase in the standard of living of almost all layers of Russia, which the skinheads urgently had to invent a new crusade to prevent this.

    Eternal thanks and honor to the soldiers of the 100-hordes of Lenin’s division (for the winter war), which fought with the Nazis, defending the Minsk-Moscow highway near Minsk in 1941, and which was converted to the 18st for military exploits and heroism of personnel on September 1941, 1 guards rifle division, thus becoming the first guards unit of the armed forces of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War.
  28. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 2 September 2013 14: 37
    The list of guards could be made complete. During the reforms, many were deleted from the Guards. It's a shame and a pity what examples are there for the young in terms of military and patriotic education. They cut down the bitches ...
  29. uizik
    uizik 2 September 2013 16: 08
    The 1st Guards Division, it is also the 100th Guards Training MRD Division of the KZazVO! Glory to the guards !!!
  30. Obliterator
    Obliterator 2 September 2013 16: 58
    17 special communication center of the Federal Security Service of Russia. Not quite the right name, there should still be a mention of belonging to the guard. But in our country no one used this name at all, I heard that its name once because of which it is poorly remembered. But everyone proudly wore guards and knew that we belong to the elite.
    Happy Holidays, Comrades !!
  31. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 2 September 2013 18: 28
    Guard, forever !!!
    GVARDEETS 2 September 2013 19: 31
    Ryazan 137 GUARDS Order of the Red Star Kuban Cossack Parachute - Airborne Regiment GLORY! GLORY! GLORY! soldier
  33. malikszh
    malikszh 2 September 2013 20: 44
    I congratulate them on the 8th guards division General Panfilov defended Moscow !!!
  34. aksai61
    aksai61 2 September 2013 22: 06
    Congratulations to ALL GUARDIANS ON THE HOLIDAY !! soldier drinks
  35. romaskadarv
    romaskadarv 3 September 2013 00: 31
    The guard is dying, but not giving up!
  36. Moore
    Moore 4 September 2013 16: 41
    And who has already abolished all the guards divisions of the Strategic Missile Forces?