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January 21 - Engineers Day


Engineering troops of Russia began history of its existence from the opening of its own educational institution for the training of officers-engineers - the school of Pushkarsky Prikaz. The decree on its opening was issued by Emperor Peter I just 21 January 1701 of the year. It is on this date that the Day of Engineers is celebrated in the Russian Army.

The range of tasks facing the engineering troops in wartime is not limited to typical civilian ideas about the construction battalion. The troops are engaged in engineering reconnaissance, the creation of fortifications, the equipment of positions, lines and areas, the arrangement of command and control centers, the erection of engineering barriers, the installation of land mines and their neutralization. The servicemen of this type of troops know everything about the organization of passes through any obstacles, demining, maintenance of crossings during the crossing of natural water obstacles, disguise, engineering measures to eliminate the consequences of nuclear bombardment. The tasks of the troops also include the extraction of drinking water, its cleaning and maintenance of water supply facilities.

If necessary, military engineering troops are involved in the task of ensuring the safety of the civilian population. Thus, the senior comrades of the current soldiers-engineers made a huge contribution to the elimination of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. In peacetime, "engineers" are involved in demining areas, eliminate the effects of various natural disasters, are involved in the protection of bridges and hydraulic structures during periods of floods.

Today, engineering troops receive the latest automated engineering reconnaissance and engineering road machines, cranes, excavators, masking tools and other modern equipment. This is dictated not only by considerations of modernizing the troops, but also by expanding the range of tasks facing them. In the modern environment, engineering troops are increasingly tackling the task of countering the threat of mine-disruptive terror. Equipping the troops with the latest models of equipment and weapons is guaranteed to ensure the implementation of all the tasks facing them.

January 21 - Engineers Day
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  1. smel
    smel 21 January 2014 08: 54
    Congratulations to all members of the armed forces. I want to remind you that today is 90 years from the day of Lenin’s death. It would also be nice to remember the date
    1. hommer
      hommer 21 January 2014 09: 34
      Quote: smel
      It would also be nice to remember the date

      On the day of the engineering troops, it would not hurt to recall General Dmitry Mikhailovich Karbyshev. By the way, soon, February 18, the anniversary of his heroic death.
      1. Canep
        Canep 21 January 2014 10: 10
        Anecdote to the topic (or maybe not quite):

        Primitive times.
        The leaders of the tribes gathered and decided to fill up the mammoth, dig a hole and drive it there. So the general staff appeared.
        The team detached to dig a pit. So sappers appeared.
        They sent mammoth hunters to look. So there were scouts.
        A day later, one of them comes running and says: - "There is a mammoth." This is how the signalmen appeared.
        Send the whole crowd of a mammoth to drive. So the infantry appeared.
        They drove the mammoth into the pit, and he was still alive. They began to throw stones. So artillery appeared.
        The night has come. We decided to divide the booty in the morning. In the morning there is no mammoth. So there were the ORGANIZERS. laughing

        Happy Holidays! drinks
      2. Ross
        Ross 21 January 2014 11: 44
        Happy holiday military engineers!
        They are not promoted about them, but without you anywhere. drinks
      3. tomcat117
        tomcat117 21 January 2014 19: 08
        Happy holidays, brothers and their painful friends! all health, good luck and love, especially colleagues from Turinka (Transbaikalia) and the Military Engineering Academy (which has long been gone).
        Lord, let us see the revival of our academy and God forbid the return of such fools as "General" Serdtsev.
    2. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 21 January 2014 10: 28
      All sappers, road builders, bridges, pontoons and other numerous specialists of these troops with the Day of Engineering Troops !!!
  2. almost demobil
    almost demobil 21 January 2014 09: 17
    One could recall the role of the engineering forces in eliminating the natural disaster in the Far East.
  3. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 21 January 2014 09: 18
    Served urgently in the distant 80s "Chernihiv region, sapper battalion". KDVO. Happy Holidays, guys!
  4. aksai61
    aksai61 21 January 2014 09: 26
    Happy holiday! Let your work not be easy and not visible to many! But without you, neither in peacetime nor during battles is as if without hands wink soldier
  5. leks
    leks 21 January 2014 09: 31
    On this occasion, comrades, all the best to you, success, good luck, so that all your efforts will be crowned with great returns. drinks soldier
  6. Russ69
    Russ69 21 January 2014 09: 36
    HAPPY !!!

    It’s hard to walk the infantry
    Now in the rain, then in the swamp,
    No halt, no overnight
    No stake and no fast;
    The cart will not pass
    Across the river without a bridge;
    Strategic rocket
    Do not live in this world
    Without reliable mines;
    Private and generals,
    Midshipmen and admirals
    Without comfort - a seam!
    Chilly tank in the open field
    And the submarine is at sea
    To live in freedom outside
    Without a hangar - grief!
    Engineering troops!
    Without housing in the troops longing!
    How to celebrate today -
    Build again! For centuries!
  7. PPL
    PPL 21 January 2014 09: 51
    Happy holiday warrior engineers!
  8. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 21 January 2014 10: 00
    Happy engineers.
    You always went ahead: you cleared mines, mined, equipped, blew up, the first to receive bandit bullets, worthy followers of General Karbyshev D. M. Do not "be mistaken" guys!
  9. family tree
    family tree 21 January 2014 10: 06
    Hooray! Happy holiday to all sappers! drinks Well, me, including drinks Glory to the BSL-110! drinks Before meeting her, I did not think that a person is able to dig so long and so much request
    1. densh
      densh 21 January 2014 12: 18
      And after a long acquaintance with the Great Sovkova, you understand what a great invention of mankind is engineering technology. Happy holiday! drinks
      1. family tree
        family tree 21 January 2014 13: 16
        Quote: densh
        And after a long acquaintance with Big Sovkova

        What the fucking shovel? Big Minesweeper Shovel, length 110cm. Count personal weapons with AKM
        What the sapper begins with. Well, another ax and crowbar repeat And IMR, BAT-M, PKT, PZM, MDK, BTM and leaky, this is already as the sapper evolveslaughing drinks
        1. densh
          densh 21 January 2014 16: 23
          Read carefully. I initially did not write a word about BSL-110. A large shovel, which too ... hi
          1. family tree
            family tree 21 January 2014 18: 20
            Quote: densh
            A large shovel, which also ...

            It’s small, it doesn’t count, here’s big
            1. densh
              densh 21 January 2014 21: 58
              We called them the same.
  10. Prapor-527
    Prapor-527 21 January 2014 10: 11
    All colleagues with a holiday !!! He served in the 94th in the ZKP GRVZ-object "Star". Georgia. Mtskheta.
  11. avt
    avt 21 January 2014 10: 14
    Monument on the Minsk highway stands hi . Happy holiday!
  12. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 21 January 2014 10: 51
    Happy professional holiday to everyone who serves and served in the Engineering Troops! soldier
    Without you, guys are without hands!
    I wish you success in the service and in your personal life.
  13. Altona
    Altona 21 January 2014 11: 21
    Quote: hommer
    On the day of the engineering troops, it would not hurt to recall General Dmitry Mikhailovich Karbyshev. By the way, soon, February 18, the anniversary of his heroic death.

    An officer of the Russian imperial army and the Soviet general ... A worthy man ...
  14. sichevik
    sichevik 21 January 2014 11: 57
    All sappers with a holiday !!! Special greetings to GSVG sappers !!!
  15. revers-trotil
    revers-trotil 21 January 2014 12: 01
    Second blast

    Well, hoof, what’s wrong?
    Already a spinner in the swamp!
    Go away soon, throw your backpack!
    Pick up a coil tomorrow.

    Keys to a subversive typewriter
    Do not forget, fasten.
    Come on, warriors, follow me.
    Hurry, soon! Do not fall asleep!

    Well, what a day, a second blast.
    Are tired. Hurry up.
    What's your fucking break?
    He will fly away, and we are not birds.

    We plunged somehow.
    Three of us in a helicopter
    And from the cab we have a fist:
    On foot, someday, go.

    Lie like crumpled rubles
    And not to the navigational whistle;
    Well, couldn’t be faster?
    Blinking "eye" - the remainder of three hundred.
  16. densh
    densh 21 January 2014 12: 11
    Congratulations to all members of the forum on the day of engineer-sapper troops! Oh, and we will give jazz in the evening !!! drinks
  17. runway
    runway 21 January 2014 12: 47
    With all my heart I congratulate the brotherly kind of troops on their professional holiday!
    May good luck always accompany you. I wish you honor and respect for you in the service, love and comfort at home.
  18. cayman gene
    cayman gene 21 January 2014 12: 50
    guys, what kind of cars do pontoners have now? who is in the subject? KrAZ trucks were earlier.
    1. family tree
      family tree 21 January 2014 18: 32
      There was Temka. Here:
      Well, to the heap:
    2. La-5
      La-5 21 January 2014 21: 59
      In Russia on the basis of the Urals produce.
  19. waisson
    waisson 21 January 2014 13: 11
    I CONGRATULATE ALL WHO SERVED AND SERVED IN ENGINEERING TROOPS !!!! soldier soldier soldier drinks drinks drinks
  20. hitech
    hitech 21 January 2014 13: 27
    Happy holiday guys! Good luck and luck to you!
  21. delfinN
    delfinN 21 January 2014 14: 01
    Quote: densh
    Congratulations to all members of the forum on the day of engineer-sapper troops! Oh, and we will give jazz in the evening !!! drinks

    I congratulate everyone on the holiday, Day of the Engineering Troops! He himself served in his native troops for 32 years. Today we will also walk with our colleagues and ... "We always remember the past, How the fathers walked along the road of glory, How they kept ferries across the rivers under fire. Loyal to the oath of heart, the memory of the past is close: the fusion of science and courage - ENGINEERING TROOPS"
    1. bask
      bask 21 January 2014 16: 34
      Happy holiday.
      Day of engineering troops.
      The role of the engineering forces in the modern asymmetric warfare is only growing.
      Punching moves in the rubble of buildings for assault groups.
      Equip bases and roadblocks, etc.
      Happy holiday comrades.
  22. kamakim
    kamakim 21 January 2014 14: 07
    He served in the engineering forces at one of the largest arsenals in Ukraine. all the soldier’s gratuitous work, how many tons of explosives, mines and different boxes he dragged for service at all unimaginable. the food was just disgusting, they didn’t give out a new uniform and served almost in rags, and hazing was fierce with particular cruelty ... I personally don’t see what to rejoice and celebrate for myself, but I congratulate all those who belong to normal engineering troops!
  23. moremansf
    moremansf 21 January 2014 14: 10
    I congratulate all servicemen and veterans of the engineering troops on their professional holiday !!! I would especially like to congratulate the graduates and teachers of the Tyumen Higher Military Engineering School named after Marshal of Engineering Troops A.I. Proshlyakova, Tyumen Branch of the Military Engineering University. All the years officers - graduates of this school performed combat missions in peacetime. More than 500 alumni have been doing military duty in Ethiopia, Angola, Algeria, Vietnam, Afghanistan and other "hot spots". In the summer of 1993, they provided engineering support to the Tajik-Afghan border. Health, luck, prosperity and peaceful sky !!!
  24. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 21 January 2014 14: 19
    Military Engineering Troops: the deepest respect for these Men with a capital letter.
    Always amazed at their work.


    Both war and peacetime yaki bees work with almost the same voltage. They have no rest.
    Happy Holiday !!!
    drinks drinks drinks
  25. anomalocaris
    anomalocaris 21 January 2014 15: 29
    Low bow to all sappers and engineers from the motorized rifle. Your work is not noted in military treatises, but it puts off death and brings victory closer.
  26. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 21 January 2014 15: 49
    Quote: perepilka
    And IMR, BAT-M, PKT, PZM, MDK, BTM and leaking, this is as the sapper evolves

    Hello. Memories. Especially about the BAT-M. Three hours at -25 trying to revive the monster !!!!!!! Done. So many years have passed, but I remember. Good luck to you guys!
  27. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 21 January 2014 15: 58
    Serdyukov destroyed the Engineering Academy and did not suffer any punishment. On the contrary, when leaving the post, they appreciated and thanked.
  28. 2sila
    2sila 21 January 2014 16: 01
    Congratulate everyone!
    Greetings to all graduates of the 320 Junior Specialist School of the Engineering Troops in Glau
  29. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 21 January 2014 18: 00
    Hooray!!!! Happy holiday to us !!!! I’ll go and grind my MSL, but instead of flowers, I’ll put it on the table while the guests go! drinks
  30. konvalval
    konvalval 21 January 2014 18: 18
    Happy Holidays, Brothers in Arms! Good health, family happiness, success in combat training!
  31. Samaritan
    Samaritan 21 January 2014 18: 49
    Happy holiday, dear!
  32. horoh
    horoh 21 January 2014 19: 29
    Happy holiday guys !!!! HAPPY ENGINEERING DAYS !!!!
  33. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 21 January 2014 20: 48
    Congratulations to Russian colleagues on a holiday. Peaceful work and safe roads.
  34. alone
    alone 21 January 2014 21: 15
    A very important component of the Armed Forces. I congratulate those who served in the engineering forces.
  35. PSih2097
    PSih2097 22 January 2014 01: 06
    Congratulations to all of the engineering troops, especially from the IRD ...
  36. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 22 January 2014 07: 24
    happy holiday! your service is scrap, not easy .... soldier
  37. Des10
    Des10 22 January 2014 22: 37
    Congratulations to the Engineering Troops and ITSO Specialists!
  38. Leader
    Leader 22 January 2014 23: 51
    Happy holiday, dear sappers! drinks
  39. sasha.28blaga
    sasha.28blaga 23 January 2014 06: 09
    He served in 517 UNR 461 OVSR Shkotovo-17 Primorsky Territory 1990-1992. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Very proud.