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December 17 - RVSN Day

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Every year December 17 in Russia celebrates the Day of the Strategic Missile Forces. Officially, the holiday in the calendar of the new Russia appeared in 2006 year on the basis of the Decree of the President of Russia No. 549 “On the establishment of professional holidays and memorable days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”. December 17 as the date of celebration of the Strategic Missile Forces Day was chosen due to the fact that on this day in 1959 the Strategic Missile Forces were formed as part of the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union.


The first missile units at one time were formed on the basis of the formations of the Soviet Army, which had the richest front-line experience behind their backs. According to Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev, commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, about seventy different rocket formations inherited both battle flags and high state awards and honorary titles that marked units and formations for the heroism of warriors displayed during the Great Patriotic War. 39 missile divisions on the basis of continuity at the time received the name of the Guards.
At the time of the creation of the USSR Strategic Missile Forces, the number of troops was at the level of 14,5 thousand people.

Today, the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) is a separate branch of the RF Armed Forces, which is the land component of the strategic nuclear forces of the Russian Federation. According to a recent statement by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, about 95% of the nuclear deterrence potentials are in constant combat readiness, which ensures the security of the Russian Federation from external military aggression.

Strategic Missile Forces consist of three rocket armies and several formations.

This is about Vladimirsky rocket association (army), armed with the Topol-M missile systems (stationary and mobile) with the RS-12М2 rocket, and also the Yarsy with the PC-24 rocket and missile systems with the PC-18 rocket.

Orenburg rocket army. Orenburg rocket men carry combat duty on Topol missile systems with intercontinental ballistic missiles RS-12M and Voevoda with the ICBM RS-20В.

Omsk rocket association (Guards Berislavsko-Khinganskaya rocket missile twice of the Red Banner, Order of the Suvorov Army). Equipping the rocket armament is similar to equipping the Orenburg Rocket Army: Topol complexes with the RS-12M ICBM and the Voevod missile systems with the RS-20B ICBM.

December 17 - RVSN Day


In addition to the armies in the rocket strategic forces 12 missile compounds:

Bologoevskoe (Guards Red Banner Rezhitskaya Rocket Division);
Barnaul (Red Banner Missile Order of the Order of Kutuzov and Alexander Nevsky Division);
Irkutsk (Guards Missile Vitebsk Order of Lenin Red Banner Division);
Yoshkar-Ola (Kiev-Zhytomyr Order of the Kutuzov Third Class Rocket Division);
Kozelsk (Guards Red Banner Division);
Novosibirsk (Guards Glukhov Order of Lenin, the Red Banner Order of Suvorov, Kutuzov and B. Khmelnitsky Rocket Division);
Tatischevskoe (Tamansk Rocket Order of the October Revolution Red Banner Division);
Tagil (Tagil rocket division);
Teikovsky (Guards Missile Order of the Kutuzov Division);
Uzhurskoe (Red Banner Missile Division);
Yuryanskoe (Melitopol Red Banner Missile Division);
Yasnenskoe (Missile Red Banner Division).

If we talk about the evolution of the armaments of the missile divisions, then we can consider the Teikov formation as an example. From 1962 to 1977, T-ray missilemen were armed with R-16U missiles (NATO classification - SS-7 Saddler) with more than impressive power (from 3 Mt). 1968 to 1975 - UR-100 (NATO classification - SS-11 mod.1 Sego) with a power up to 1,1 Mt, from 1971 to 1991 years in the compound contained missiles UR-100K, in 1988 year, Teykovo began to receive RT-2M missiles with a power charge to XNX Mt Such a rocket is no longer used in the 0,55 year. From 2009, the divisions began to deploy PT2006PM2 missiles on combat duty, and from 2, solid-fuel PC-2010 (“Yars”) with officially declared charge power up to 24 Mt and maximum range - 0,3 thousand km.

At the disposal of the command and personnel of the Strategic Missile Forces there is a State central interspecific range in the Astrakhan region. This is the Kapustin Yar training ground, which in 2016 will celebrate its 70 anniversary. It was formed on 13 in May on 1946 of the year - more than 13 with years before the formation of the Strategic Missile Forces themselves. "Kapustin Yar" is deservedly called a unique polygon. The fact is that it was on it that a special measuring complex was created, which allows to conduct tests of promising combat equipment in the whole range of probable conditions of its delivery to the target.

Training of future rocket engineers for the troops of the Strategic Missile Forces is conducted at the Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces named after Peter the Great. For reference, those readers who may be going to link their future with service in the Strategic Missile Forces - information on the requirements for candidates for admission to the military academy.

As candidates for admission to the Academy and the branch (the city of Serpukhov) for training cadets in higher education programs are considered citizens of the Russian Federation who have state documents on secondary (full) general, secondary vocational education or state documents on primary vocational education, if He has a record of obtaining secondary (full) general education, from among:

citizens aged from 16 to 22 years who did not serve in the military;
citizens who have passed military service, and military personnel who are doing military service by conscription - until they reach the age of 24 years;
servicemen undergoing military service under a contract (except for officers), entering higher education institutions for training in programs with full military special training, until they reach the age of 27 years, and entering higher education institutions for training in programs with secondary military special training, until they reach the age of 30 years (the age is determined as of August 1 of the year of admission to the university).

Can not be considered as candidates for admission to the academy and branch citizens indicated in the 4 and 5 paragraphs of the paragraph 5 of the article 34 FZ from 28 in March 1998, No. 53-FZ “On Military Duty and Military Service” the requirements specified in the 4 paragraph of paragraph 1 Art. 35 of the said Act:
in respect of which the decision of the commission of the military commissariat or the attestation commission of the military unit was made about the candidate’s non-compliance with the requirements for entering military service under the contract;
in respect of which the conviction and imposition of punishment;
in respect of which an inquiry is being conducted or a preliminary investigation or a criminal case in respect of which they are referred to a court;
having not removed or not canceled conviction for committing a crime;
served sentences of imprisonment;
deprived for a certain period of time entered into force of the court decision the right to occupy military posts.




The Academy of Peter the Great trains officers for command and engineering profiles.

Strategic Missile Forces have not only their own unique traditions, but also their own symbolism. So, there are three types of emblems of the Strategic Missile Forces. The first is a small emblem - a round golden shield with an ornament and 8-nd rivets on a golden sword and gold crossed arrows.

Medium emblem - golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a silver sword and two arrows. On the eagle's chest there is a red elongated shield depicting a rider striking a dragon with a spear - a symbol of evil. The shield holds the crown.

Large emblem - the development of a graphic image of a small emblem on a blue blue heraldic shield with a wreath of golden poplar leaves (the use of the leaves of this particular tree in this case is due to the presence of one of the most effective rocket complexes). In the upper part - the emblem of the Armed Forces.



The strategic missile forces are at the stage of active rearmament and are ready to fulfill any tasks assigned to them for the defense of the borders of the Fatherland.

"Military Review" congratulates servicemen and veterans of the Strategic Missile Forces on their professional holiday!
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  1. bionik
    bionik 17 December 2015 06: 11 New
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    Happy holiday men!
    1. Mihalich17
      Mihalich17 17 December 2015 07: 54 New
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      I join in the congratulations!
      ... Maybe a salute in Syria today? AND?
      Of course ... There are more interesting places! ))) Though...
      Syria is soooooo ...
      For a birthday, maybe "a little"? )))
      1. Nick
        Nick 17 December 2015 09: 38 New
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        Quote: Mihalich17
        For a birthday, maybe "a little"? )

        In a little way you can. The main thing is to flush equipment and wipe the contacts left. wink Happy Holidays! hi
        1. Private IITR
          Private IITR 17 December 2015 09: 47 New
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          Thank you!
        2. Rus2012
          Rus2012 17 December 2015 11: 23 New
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          Quote: Nick
          In a little way you can. The main thing is to flush equipment and wipe the contacts left.


          Orenburg missile army. Orenburg rocket launchers are on alert at the Topol missile systems with the RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missiles and the Voevoda missile with the RS-20B ICBMs.

          Ehhh! The Orenburg army is no longer Poplar, but Yars! bully

          31-I ra (Rostoshi, Orenburg)
          Dombarovsky: 13 rd (Clear) - 18 R-36М2 (SS-18)
          Nizhny Tagil: 42 rd (Upper Salda, Nizhny Tagil-41, Free) 18 RS-24 Yars

          Soon there will be an 3 regiment of Yars and Sarmatians! soldier
          For you guys who are in the taiga!
          And for the veterans!
          drinks
          1. veksha50
            veksha50 17 December 2015 13: 29 New
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            Quote: Rus2012
            In a little way you can. The main thing is to flush equipment and wipe the contacts left.



            Duc ... always remained ... a little, but - enough technology ...
            1. Nick
              Nick 17 December 2015 17: 54 New
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              Quote: veksha50
              Quote: Rus2012
              In a little way you can. The main thing is to flush equipment and wipe the contacts left.



              Duc ... always remained ... a little, but - enough technology ...

              We have the sages on the 122 after filtering through the sand and cotton-gauze after the technique. By the way, it turned out pretty well, everyone is alive and happy, both technology and people.
          2. Nick
            Nick 17 December 2015 17: 52 New
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            Quote: Rus2012
            For you guys who are in the taiga!
            And for the veterans!

            I support and join! drinks
        3. zharam
          zharam 17 December 2015 15: 32 New
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          To wipe - on the exhale. Our technique does not like tenderness.
          Happy holiday, rocket and involved! After you - silence!
      2. Sasha 19871987
        Sasha 19871987 17 December 2015 11: 03 New
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        daddy-colonel of the Strategic Missile Forces in reserve))) oh, there was a lot of fun, all kinds of military towns visited, we lived in half of the country)))
    2. RUSS
      RUSS 17 December 2015 11: 06 New
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      And under the conditions of sanctions, the Strategic Missile Forces troops receive the latest technology.
    3. Quager
      Quager 17 December 2015 16: 22 New
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      Happy Strategic Rocket Forces Day, missile bros !!!
    4. tacet
      tacet 17 December 2015 16: 26 New
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      Happy holiday!
  2. andr327
    andr327 17 December 2015 06: 11 New
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    To the rocket launchers DR and BG on the remote controls, only training launches, and good commanders! happy holidays!
    1. Baikal
      Baikal 17 December 2015 07: 59 New
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      Happy holiday, our guarantors of sovereignty! soldier
    2. andr327
      andr327 17 December 2015 18: 23 New
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      So "Military Review" for the holiday in the rank increased. Thanks everyone!
  3. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 17 December 2015 06: 17 New
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    HOLIDAY !!!! GOOD YES TO PEACE SERVICE !!!!
  4. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 17 December 2015 06: 31 New
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    Happy holiday, colleagues !!!
    Perm, my special congratulations!
  5. Moore
    Moore 17 December 2015 06: 36 New
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    In the photo is the new Academy building? Already the guns from the Chinese passage dragged ... sad
    Well, yes, I know - life does not stand still. But sorry ...
    And all the rocket launchers - Happy Holiday!
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  7. Zomanus
    Zomanus 17 December 2015 06: 37 New
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    Happy holiday.
    And in addition to the good news.
    The plan for the deployment of "nuclear trains" in Russia will be presented to Putin in 2017 - Strategic Rocket Forces
    http://www.newsvl.ru/society/2015/12/17/142505/

    Yes, and Sarmat will soon be in the gland.
  8. EvgNik
    EvgNik 17 December 2015 06: 52 New
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    Happy holiday Strategic Rocket Forces! drinks love
  9. Wolka
    Wolka 17 December 2015 06: 53 New
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    Happy holiday rocket strategic missile forces !!! I apologize, even if not to the topic, and for the stupidity shown, but the rocket launchers will understand me, but in essence I propose to conclude an international treaty on the limitation of strategic offensive arms, according to which, countries cannot have missiles whose range exceeds the maximum length of their own sovereign territory .. . bully
    1. veksha50
      veksha50 17 December 2015 13: 27 New
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      Quote: Volka
      I propose to conclude an international treaty on the limitation of strategic offensive arms, in accordance with which, countries cannot have missiles whose range exceeds the maximum length of their own sovereign territory.



      Um ... And then there is a brazen red face under a star-striped flag that will immediately violate this treaty, at a time when Russia, as always, will honestly fulfill its conditions ...

      No ... We already passed this in the 90s, and almost lost Russia ...

      Especially since yesterday the Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Missile Forces said that the ROC of Sarmatia had ended, and in 2016 he would begin to enter the troops ...

      This is where you should wish good luck and success in the development of new weapons to current, existing rocket launchers ...

      And all - and those who carried, and those who are now on alert - with a holiday !!!
    2. Nick
      Nick 17 December 2015 17: 58 New
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      Quote: Volka
      I apologize, even if not to the topic, and for the stupidity shown, but the rocket launchers will understand me, but in essence I propose to conclude an international treaty on the limitation of strategic offensive arms, according to which countries cannot have missiles whose range exceeds the maximum length of their own sovereign territory .. .

      Not! Well, you are definitely not a strategist. What, beat on their own so that strangers are afraid?
      Let it be known to you that medium-range land-based missiles are prohibited by international treaty
  10. Support
    Support 17 December 2015 06: 59 New
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    Happy People !! Good luck
  11. Same lech
    Same lech 17 December 2015 07: 00 New
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    According to a recent statement by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, about 95% of the nuclear deterrence potentials are in constant combat readiness, which ensures the security of the Russian Federation from external military aggression.


    Very happy ... then we will live.

    Congratulations to the missile ... good luck and peace to you !!!
    1. midivan
      midivan 17 December 2015 07: 22 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      According to a recent statement by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, about 95% of the nuclear deterrence potentials are in constant combat readiness, which ensures the security of the Russian Federation from external military aggression.


      Very happy ... then we will live.

      Congratulations to the missile ... good luck and peace to you !!!

      Well, judging by the flag, I wouldn’t be so happy in your place bully laughing laughing WITH A HOLIDAY HEAT CARRIERS TO ENEMY HOUSES! drinks
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 December 2015 07: 08 New
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    A wonderful celebration of the real shield of the Motherland. It is amazing that we managed to maintain this power. If it weren’t for the Strategic Rocket Forces, they would have “torn” Russia into many specific principalities.
    A bit of humor. Poster from the USSR: "If you want to get to the USA - go to the Strategic Missile Forces!"
  13. Sergey Vladimirovich
    Sergey Vladimirovich 17 December 2015 07: 13 New
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    Colleagues! Congratulations! Health to all! Good luck! For long years!

    Perm graduates! Representatives of the Omsk association in general and the Novosibirsk division in particular! Separate special wishes! All the best to you guys! drinks
  14. Head
    Head 17 December 2015 07: 15 New
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    Happy holiday, dear rockets. I separately congratulate my father, who gave up the Strategic Missile Forces for almost 27 years, of which he spent 7 years on combat duty as part of the combat crew, and among the awards there is the most important - Veteran of the Strategic Missile Forces. He began his service from the moment the troops were formed; he took part in combat launches from Baikonur, Kapyar, Plesetsk. Served BZHRK and the first soil complexes. Directly provided arrangements for the relocation of the Strategic Missile Forces equipment to the east of the country.
    Good health to veterans and current officers.
    1. cap
      cap 17 December 2015 08: 45 New
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      I join in your congratulations to the veterans. For many years of life and health. He served in his youth in the 35th Army. The warmest memories of courageous and devoted homeland to people, missile forces of the Strategic Missile Forces.
  15. Kuzyakin15
    Kuzyakin15 17 December 2015 07: 16 New
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    Happy holiday rocket launchers!
    Good luck to you always and health to all!
  16. KVN
    KVN 17 December 2015 07: 16 New
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    ALL ROCKERS WITH HOLIDAY! HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lt. Col. Strategic Rocket Forces Koltsov
  17. spirit
    spirit 17 December 2015 07: 58 New
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    Happy Holidays!
  18. horoh
    horoh 17 December 2015 08: 11 New
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    With all my heart with HOLIDAY ROCKERS !!!!
  19. belui
    belui 17 December 2015 08: 14 New
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    Happy holiday comrades smile


  20. Old26
    Old26 17 December 2015 08: 23 New
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    Happy Holidays!
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 17 December 2015 09: 37 New
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      Quote: Old26
      Happy Holidays!

      We are waiting for the Sarmatians and Frontiers to replace the Poplars and Voivods, so that our nuclear shield becomes even stronger.
  21. rassom
    rassom 17 December 2015 08: 25 New
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    Congratulations to all involved! Yurya-2!
    1. zharam
      zharam 17 December 2015 15: 37 New
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      I join Pervomaisk - with a holiday!
  22. Doomph
    Doomph 17 December 2015 08: 36 New
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    Nuclear fungus hanging, swinging
    Sand melts underfoot
    It is a pity that the radiation ends:
    I would sit another hour!

    But the song does not end there
    We will build a new training ground
    All that remains after that
    We will load in a blue wagon

    Slowly rockets float away
    Meet with them you do not wait.
    And although America is a little sorry
    The best, of course, lies ahead.

    Tablecloth, tablecloth chloropicrin spreads
    And climbs under the gas mask.
    Everyone, everyone believes in the best.
    Falling, falling nuclear bomb.

    Maybe we offended someone in vain,
    Dropping a couple of extra megatons.
    See how fun the earth is boiling
    Where Washington was once.

    Maybe we offended someone in vain,
    Fifteen megatons dumped.
    All that’s left after that
    We will load in a blue wagon.

    Wonderful song! There are still a lot of verses.
    Actually, happy holiday, dear rocket launchers !!!
  23. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 17 December 2015 08: 46 New
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    Happy holiday to our Russian rocket launchers and talented creators of the defense of our Motherland! The security of Russia rests on you! We are proud of our achievements! A deep bow to those of our designers who are not near them, but who left a great mark in the history of the defense of the state!
  24. alex67
    alex67 17 December 2015 08: 47 New
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    To you, with an instant reaction,
    With a strategic appointment,
    Can I pay my respects
    In a lyrical congratulation?
    Everything is ready, everything is aimed,
    Deafening consequences;
    Let not you be told
    Put it all in action!
    Happy Holiday! soldier drinks
  25. Oznob
    Oznob 17 December 2015 08: 49 New
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    For ours to the bottom!
  26. Oprichnik
    Oprichnik 17 December 2015 08: 54 New
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    Special congratulations to the pioneers and poplars of Yuryansk!
  27. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 17 December 2015 08: 57 New
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    Suffered and created shield of the country, the result of an incredible exertion of the forces of the whole people. Glory to those who created and continue to strengthen the Strategic Missile Forces! Glory to those who serve in these troops! Happy holiday, comrades!
  28. Skalpel
    Skalpel 17 December 2015 09: 12 New
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    Happy holiday Strategic Missile Forces, Active and Spare (for the "former" - does not happen) !!
    Permanent health! Good luck in the "combat" and "political"! Reliable rear! Good luck with business!
    Special and best wishes to the graduates of the valiant Perm VVKIKU RV SN! And also to the guys from the Red Banner Orders of Kutuzov and A. Nevsky (Baranul) Division! "Siberian" - forreva!
    For us - to the bottom !!
    To the glory of the Strategic Missile Forces - Hurray! HOORAY!! URAAAA !!!
  29. nozdrevat58
    nozdrevat58 17 December 2015 09: 22 New
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    Happy holiday to all, colleagues! He served urgently in the 98th Global Strategic Brigade, Orenburg Army.
  30. vlbelugin
    vlbelugin 17 December 2015 09: 22 New
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    Happy holiday! All active rocket launchers. Veterans of the 33rd Guards, Svir, Red Banner, Orders of Suvorov and Alexander Nevsky Missile Division. Veterans of 396 missile regiment, 404 missile regiment. Let this division be gone, but the veterans are still alive. These are the people who were the first to put Pioneer on alert. A 396 missile regiment was called by the Americans "Flying Dutchman."
    Guard Major Belugin V.A.
  31. Denis DV
    Denis DV 17 December 2015 09: 30 New
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    Happy holiday! I was lucky, was on two starts of poplars - impressive good
  32. tsvetkov1274
    tsvetkov1274 17 December 2015 09: 30 New
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    Well, for the Strategic Missile Forces !!! Happy Ohm !!!
  33. Volvitalij
    Volvitalij 17 December 2015 09: 40 New
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    Happy holiday, colleagues! If not enough, add from under the water.
  34. kursk87
    kursk87 17 December 2015 09: 44 New
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    Congratulations on a holiday to all troops of the Strategic Missile Forces !!! You have the responsibility to deter aggressors
  35. MsRedMaster
    MsRedMaster 17 December 2015 09: 45 New
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    I want to warmly congratulate all those who served and serve in the Strategic Missile Forces on the occasion of the holiday. I would especially like to congratulate the native Teykovskaya Guards Order of Kutuzov missile division!
  36. kvs207
    kvs207 17 December 2015 10: 11 New
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    Quote: Oprichnik
    Special congratulations to the pioneers and poplars of Yuryansk!

    I join, though not a rocketeer. 39th BSP.
  37. ruskih
    ruskih 17 December 2015 10: 17 New
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    Happy Holidays, dear Men! I am glad that the keys to the sky were, are and will be in such hands!
  38. Yurich
    Yurich 17 December 2015 10: 17 New
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    With the holidays of all rocketeers.
    I would also like to congratulate my native 42 Nizhny Tagil

    Strategic Rocket Forces - you are pride and stronghold!
    Elite always called you
    Rocketeers are a special people
    You combined mind and duty perfectly.
    Strategic Rocket Forces ... we gave our lives to you
    Counting the time from the cadets' bast,
    Who became a general, who is a captain
    Missile strategic habits.
    Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan ...
    At many training sites we served
    And loyal, as before, to the Poplars,
    The combat duty was not forgotten.
    We will remember everyone with whom the service brought us together,
    How they lived in provincial garrisons ...
    So let’s drink today for the troops,
    For memory and for the past in uniform!
    Homeland entrusted us with peace,
    They served her and kept the honor holy!
    Any order would execute it ...
    But we better not fight, guys ...
    Serious Strategic Rocket Forces troops!
    We have inspired respect in the world ...
    Now we live without nuclear problems ...
    And the rest drowned in alcohol ...
    A little sad ... there is a reason
    - Indeed, in the past, youth, and with it the years of service
    Today's toast is the Strategic Rocket Forces and an honor!
    Come on for us! And for male friendship!
  39. RVSN
    RVSN 17 December 2015 10: 21 New
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    Rocketeers, Happy Holidays to You, Health, Happiness and Well-being to All !!! Congratulations to the "34" -ku and the entire TsKP RVSN !!! Be Calm Country, Alert No. 1. IS ALWAYS!!!
    http://catcut.net/CwC
  40. TARAS BULBA
    TARAS BULBA 17 December 2015 10: 28 New
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    The Strategic Missile Forces motto is “After Us Silence”. Congratulations !!!
  41. Skalpel
    Skalpel 17 December 2015 10: 32 New
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    Happy Strategic Rocket Forces !!!!
    - What is the strength in, brother??
    - In the Strategic Rocket Forces force, brother !!
  42. 33797
    33797 17 December 2015 11: 09 New
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    Happy Strategic Rocket Forces !!! All involved in the evil and success!
  43. thinker
    thinker 17 December 2015 11: 35 New
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    Happy holiday! May the heavenly patroness protect you.
    The late Patriarch Alexy II, having visited the main headquarters of the Strategic Missile Forces in Vlasikha, handed over the icon of St. Great Martyr Barbara. Her image is now on every command post of all Russian missile divisions.
    1. Aleksandr1959
      Aleksandr1959 17 December 2015 15: 33 New
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      In 1998, Barbara was chosen as the heavenly patroness of the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation, and in 2000 her icon, located in the present. time in Samara, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II, visited the Mir orbital station

      Interestingly, Barbara the Great Martyr, known in the West as Santa Barbara, has long been considered the patroness of people associated with rocketry. Even in childhood, when Raya Bredebury read, one of the books mentioned this. It is hardly a coincidence that the celebration of the Strategic Missile Forces Day
      Happy Holiday, rocket launchers !!!
  44. Watchdog
    Watchdog 17 December 2015 12: 02 New
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    I want to congratulate all the soldiers and officers of the Strategic Missile Forces on the holiday!
    Special greetings to the 39 GUARD Rocket Glukhovsky ORDER Lenin of the Red Banner, ORDERS OF SUVOROV, KUTUZOV
    And BOGDAN KHMELNITSKY DIVISION, as well as the entire Guards missile Berislav-Khingan twice the Red Banner, the Order of the Suvorov Army!
    WITH HOLIDAY, COMRADE GUARDS!
  45. OlegV
    OlegV 17 December 2015 13: 04 New
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    HOLIDAY !!!!!

    Strategic Missile Forces Day
    I congratulate the officers and privates without exception.
    You heard a lot of wishes
    But I still have one thing.
    Let the alarm pass you all
    And glory and honor accompany!
  46. veksha50
    veksha50 17 December 2015 13: 13 New
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    “Every year on December 17th Russia celebrates the Day of Strategic Rocket Forces. Officially, the holiday in the calendar of the new Russia appeared in 2006.”

    But I am old-fashioned - at the beginning of November 19th I celebrate, as I used to in my whole life ... Then this was a common holiday for missile and artillerymen ...

    Well, today we’ll note ...

    Happy holiday, both existing and former rocket launchers !!! With the holiday of scientists, developers, designers, with the holiday of manufacturers who provide the Strategic Missile Forces formidable, and - most importantly - reliable equipment and weapons!

    PS We’ll kill you, comrades !!!
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  48. kubanec
    kubanec 17 December 2015 13: 46 New
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    Happy holiday to all strategic rocket launchers !!!!! -V.CH 49494; 1997-1999; Nizhny Novgorod region! ml.sergeant stock !!!!
  49. Leprekon
    Leprekon 17 December 2015 13: 52 New
    +3
    Accept my humble congratulations Russian High-Voltage Troops!
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 17 December 2015 14: 14 New
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      Congratulations to all the rocket men on their holiday.
      Our Strategic Rocket Forces is one of the main factors that keep our opponents, to put it mildly, from aggression against our country. And we should be grateful to our fathers and grandfathers who created this weapon that has been protecting our state for decades.
  50. Altona
    Altona 17 December 2015 14: 13 New
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    I join in the previous congratulations to the strategists who were all involved in our mighty nuclear triad. drinks