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The fuel service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrates the anniversary

February 17 celebrates its 80 anniversary with a special formation of the Logistics Services of the country's Armed Forces - the Fuel Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Exactly 80 years ago - February 17 of the year 1936 - on the basis of the order number 024 of the USSR People's Commissar of Defense Kliment Voroshilov, the Fuel Supply Office, the Fuel Service of the USSR Armed Forces, was created. A significant increase in the technical fleet of troops and the increased needs of the Armed Forces in the uninterrupted supply of fuel and lubricants played a role in the creation of such a service.

The military service specialist, Colonel Nikolai Movchin became the first to lead the Fuel Service of the USSR SSR Fuel Service. However, Nikolai Nikolayevich headed the Department of Fuel Supply of the USSR Supreme Soviet for a very short time. Already in December 1937, he was arrested on charges of military conspiracy in the case of M. Tukhachevsky. Nikolai Movchin’s rehabilitation took place almost 28 years after the execution of the death sentence imposed on him in September 1938.

The first truly significant test of the effectiveness of the Fuel Service took place two years after its formation. Providing fuel for the Red Army troops was needed during the conflict with Japan near Lake Hassan. According to archival data, 39 fuel trucks, as well as several tens of horse-drawn carts with fuel tanks, were involved in the process of providing the Soviet military grouping near Lake Khasan. The service was to provide an uninterrupted fuel supply of almost three hundred tanks, about 250 aircraft, two hundred military vehicles, in turn used to transport personnel, as well as weapons, food, medicine. According to historians, more than 8 thousand tons of fuel was consumed during the battles on Lake Hassan.

However, much more ambitious work before the start of the Great Patriotic War, a soldier of the Fuel Service of the Armed Forces of the USSR had to do during the Soviet-Finnish (Soviet-Finnish) war. At that time, almost a quarter of a million tons of fuel was sent to supply the troops to the shifted front line.

The work of supplying troops with fuel and lubricants during the war with Finland became a kind of dress rehearsal before the start of the Great Patriotic War. At the same time, the “rehearsal” took place, as is well known, against the background of only timid assumptions that the war with Hitler Germany becomes inevitable.

The fuel service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrates the anniversary

Today, it is often possible to hear questions from the representatives of the younger generation about the problems of supplying troops and civilian objects during the war years. One of the questions invariably concerns the provision of fuel to besieged Leningrad. The question is reasonable, if we consider that in modern textbooks stories not particularly taken to delve into the history of the Great Patriotic. The answer to this question is as follows: the problem of supplying fuel to besieged Leningrad was solved by the very force of the Fuel Supply Department. With incredible efforts, the service’s servicemen managed to accomplish what seemed impossible: in the shortest possible time, a pipeline was laid along the bottom of Ladoga. Its length was about 27 km. It was through a pipeline to the city, which the Nazis intended to turn the city of the dead into, received fuel, which, to put it mildly, played an important role in the defense of Leningrad and in the daily work of its heroic population.

This page from history must be unknown to those representatives of the Ukrainian Maidan gathering, who intimidate the citizens of Russia with a certain “blockade” and “isolation”. When today Leningrad blockade look at reports on how the Islyamovskaya group in Kherson region threatens to cut off the Crimea from supplies, they say to the Crimeans: “Hold on, guys!”, And see Islyamov and his followers as a clear natural misunderstanding.

If we talk about the work of the Fuel Service today, then its scale looks impressive. Over the past 2-3, the volume of fuel consumed annually, including rocket fuel, amounted to more than 2-million tons.

The increase in fuel consumption in the troops eloquently indicates that the activity of combat training has increased. The beginning of the counter-terrorist operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria also played its role. The fuel for the supply of the Syrian operation is supplied, among other things, through the use of the logistics station of the Russian Navy in Tartus.

Today, according to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, about two hundred different brands of fuel and lubricants are used in the Russian Armed Forces. At 2016, design and exploration work is planned for the construction of six new fuel-filling complexes for the needs of the Russian army.

Last year, the developers and the Russian servicemen of the Fuel Service conducted a series of tests of the new refueller, which is highly versatile. The versatility is that such a tanker is capable of transporting simultaneously up to 14 tons of various grades of fuel. In this case, the tank body is made of a material that has the ability to withstand the hitting of bullets from a small arms. With the help of a special distribution system, an autofuel-servicing truck is able to fuel several units of military equipment at once, and this, as already noted, can have a different nomenclature.

With 2014, the troops began to receive a new "arctic" fuel. This is a special type of fuel that can be used in extreme conditions of the North with consistently high efficiency. Diesel "arctic" fuel showed that its use can be carried out even at a temperature of "minus" 65 Celsius. For obvious reasons, the composition of the Russian fuel is of particular interest to representatives of those countries that are trying to make efforts to counter the steps to develop the Arctic spaces of Russia.

From the message press service Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:
Also being developed fuel for hypersonic aircraft. The recipe is created, and the energy that is accumulated in this fuel will allow our products to exceed the speed of 5 moves.

"Military Review" congratulates all the servicemen and veterans of the Fuel Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (USSR) on their professional holiday!
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 17 February 2016 06: 15
    Where without this service .. Happy Holiday! drinks
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 17 February 2016 07: 48
      Quote: parusnik
      Where without this service ..

      The warrant officers with fuel and lubricants immediately come to mind. However, in order for some kind of equipment not to fly or ride, because there is no fuel, I don’t remember in the Soviet Army. And if so, then the men did their job sparingly and therefore happy holiday! drinks
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 17 February 2016 07: 55
        Fuel is blood and food for all motors!
        Happy holiday to you military personnel and veterans of the Fuel Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (USSR)!
        Health and good luck to you in everything! love
      2. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 17 February 2016 07: 55
        In the Soviet army, there really were no problems with fuel and lubricants; they also managed to help the national economy. If necessary, it was possible to get hold of alcohol without compromising combat readiness. Happy holiday!
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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 17 February 2016 20: 38
      Of course, happy holiday! I want to drink for the service of asenizatorov, but I do not know when they have a holiday. All sorts of mothers are needed, all sorts of mothers are important! You can blame it, but if such a date appears tomorrow, then who will repent? laughing
      For example, twice a year, a wizard with dichroletane came to our unit. At the same time, she washed mattresses and overcoats. And where is their holiday! Or is this not an honor?
    4. Wasiliy1985
      Wasiliy1985 17 February 2016 22: 51
      The service of the rear - but without its work, military units that kittens without a cat. And, most importantly, everyone knows this PERFECTLY.
  2. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 17 February 2016 06: 16
    I have a friend, I have served in this service all my life, maybe I can determine the quality of alcohol by smell! Happy Holidays! Quality alcohol in the service!
  3. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 17 February 2016 06: 22
    ensign's paradise ... magical dream ... dream! laughingwhat kind of ensign is minus? wassat found an honest GSM operator? wassatZampoteha with obscenities, drove to the state gas station? I don’t even argue ... in the army of gasoline and diesel fuel, Serdyukov didn’t dream of stolen ... during the service of my younger boy, they brought fuel from the ship to the car! nothing changes...
    1. Great-grandfather of Zeus
      Great-grandfather of Zeus 17 February 2016 07: 01
      Andrei Yurievich-spit on the minuses, you just stepped on a sick mazol to someone!
    2. ya.seliwerstov2013
      ya.seliwerstov2013 17 February 2016 07: 39
      Your truth. Andrei Yurievich. My foreman was just a drainer and a seller of fuel and lived in Germany in 1987, passing an emergency as part of providing an airfield near Berlin.
    3. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 17 February 2016 07: 57
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      in the army of gasoline and diesel fuel stolen-Serdyukov did not dream ...

      Duc, at the same time, and equipment NEVER stood due to the fact that there is nothing to ride or fly on. I myself remember how HB was washed from fliers on fuels and lubricants with a barrel of kerosene borrowed. Changed the barrel as kerosene is contaminated. And they always had alcohol for them - there was never a refusal ... And in the 90s, freedom and democracy shook on the head - and where kerosene was barrels, they began to count it as glasses .... But there’s nothing to fly on suddenly became ... Maybe, after all, not thieving ensigns are to blame? Yes, and people have a holiday ...

      And for Taburetkin, Alexander Yuryevich, you are right - he didn’t steal so little. And does not steal. Just think of a diesel fuel tank ...
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 17 February 2016 11: 36
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        And for Taburetkin, Alexander Yuryevich, you are right - he didn’t steal so little. And does not steal. Just think of a diesel fuel tank ...

        Of course, Andrei Yuryevich. Miles sorry ... hi
    4. Alexey M
      Alexey M 17 February 2016 14: 48
      And we called our great-grandparent at the store of fuels and lubricants an oil magnate.
      Happy Holidays!
  4. SAM 5
    SAM 5 17 February 2016 06: 27
    On the occasion of the fuel and lubricants industry. Oh how much alcohol was drunk. drinks
  5. rpek32
    rpek32 17 February 2016 06: 33
    Pour it in! drinks laughing
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  6. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 17 February 2016 06: 36
    Technique without flammability, like a man without water, neither tuda nor syuda. Happy holiday to all fuel workers!
  7. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 17 February 2016 06: 46
    good service !!!! where are we without you! Happy Holiday!
  8. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 17 February 2016 07: 03
    In our winter, the chief of the fuel and lubricants was a god who ran away to the warehouse with the gunmen and rode the entire officer corps of the military camp !! As I recall, 88-89 ...
  9. Taygerus
    Taygerus 17 February 2016 07: 07
    Happy holiday fuel trucks, good luck, good health and GOD! drinks
  10. kind
    kind 17 February 2016 07: 48
    Happy holiday fuel oil !!!
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  12. bionik
    bionik 17 February 2016 08: 06
    The military operations in Afghanistan also required a considerable ingenuity and heroism from the personnel of the Fuel Service. It was there, on a large scale, and for a long time, field trunk pipelines were used to provide fuel for the connections and parts of OKSVA. In total, 1200 million tons of oil products were delivered to the 40 army troops through field trunk pipelines with a length of 5,4 km.
    Pumping fuel through the pipeline was carried out around the clock. Pipeline protection was not an easy task. Sabotage and accident happened very often, day and night. The pipeline was blown up by mines, shot, pierced with picks and hoes, sawed pipes with hacksaws. Such sabotage was carried out not only by mujahideen militants, but also civilians. In Afghanistan, firewood is expensive (sold by weight), this circumstance pushed civilians to break through the field pipeline. So they could get fuel for heating and cooking. The personnel of the Fuel Service constantly had to eliminate the consequences of accidents and sabotage.
  13. TsShVS
    TsShVS 17 February 2016 09: 23
    Without fuel and without service of the rear there will be no army! Happy holiday!
  14. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 17 February 2016 10: 04
    At first glance, there is nothing heroic in this service. But it is precisely it that provides energy to all army equipment (including electric generators), thanks to which the victory of the army and navy is forged. Happy holiday!
  15. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 17 February 2016 11: 57
    Happy Holidays guys!
  16. killganoff
    killganoff 17 February 2016 12: 02
    This service after Serdyukov still remained in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation ?!
    I thought of this structure only the museum remained.
  17. serezhasoldatow
    serezhasoldatow 17 February 2016 12: 27
    Happy holiday colleagues!
  18. cosmos111
    cosmos111 17 February 2016 12: 55
    Happy holiday, health and new technology !!!! soldier

    we need new technologies in the transportation and storage of fuel and lubricants ...

    As an example: tank - container (tank - container) - 20 or 40 foot container has one or two sections, inside of which, a stainless steel tank is fixed.

    in NATO logistics, they are widely used ...

  19. EVPanov
    EVPanov 17 February 2016 20: 22
    Unfortunately, the note did not say anything about how they destroyed the only Ulyanovsk Higher Military Technical School in the former Soviet Union, where they trained specialists of the Fuel Service ... on the occasion of the graduates of this glorious university ...
    there is little heroism in our service,
    flowers don't fly under our feet
    our goal is a pipe, a pump. canister
    and high-purity gasoline ...
  20. n.dybnev
    n.dybnev 17 February 2016 22: 50
    Congratulations to all the fuel workers!
  21. red_october
    red_october 17 February 2016 23: 50
    Happy holiday! The successes of your colleagues, who are always in sight, always ahead - this is, first of all, your successes!

  22. Idiot
    Idiot 18 February 2016 01: 02
    I served in Air Defense 1989-1991. During his time at the "point" in Koltsovo (Sverdlovsk) he served as an aircraft technician AN-12. It was supposed before takeoff, according to the regulations, to drain from each "nipple" in the wings, in number, in my opinion, six, a bucket of aviation kerosene, so that the fuel would not crystallize in winter. For this I had a very long aluminum tube with a bell. It was necessary to hit the "nipple" with this socket, drain the fuel into a bucket. "Nipple", after removing the bell, closed automatically. And so, once again, I pulled out my bell, and the nipple did not close. Kerosene whipped in a jet as thick as a hand. I panicked, tried to hit the "nipple" with a bell again to close it, and kerosene gushes on my head, I don't see a fucking thing, I can't hit it. The pilots were standing nearby, smoking and laughing. Then one finished smoking, took pity. He pulled the pipe out of my hands and closed the valve. All this was seen by Aeroflot technicians, they came up and said: guys, oh ... are you, we pour solarium into beakers (and showed them - real beakers with gram divisions), and you pour buckets on the ground, kid (I that is) will now stink before demobilization. If you have her like ha ... na, then maybe we will also come with buckets? The pilots say there are no questions, a box of "Zhigulevskoe" (in dark bottles), wash it (me that is) and get busy. Pour everything into the ground. I immediately became a very respected person at the airport, my aunt fed me delicacies in the wrestling shop, and so on ... until demobilization. I really liked serving in the Soviet army, I almost got married. The foreman personally bought a ticket and escorted me to the plane's ramp so that I would not return to the barracks. On the second attempt they demobilized.
  23. Flank
    Flank 18 February 2016 01: 22
    It seemed to me alone that the article was stockpiled?

    The first - again mentioned the repressed by the composition of words in phrases as in the late 80s, and the second - where there are timid assumptions about the war with Germany.

    To mention the repression of the chief in the article is bad manners, it's like saying "and Movchan also had a mistress" - what does this have to do with the service of fuels and lubricants? The author of the article copied and pasted the text without reading it.

    And "timid assumptions" - the author of the kagbe did not know that the war with Finland was started with the aim of moving the border before the war with Germany.

    The author is overly illiterate and ignorant.