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Happy Defender of the Fatherland!

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February 23 - Defender of the Fatherland Day. Defender of the Fatherland - in the broadest sense of these terms. For more than a quarter of a century, certain forces forced us to divide our homeland - one for all, inherited from the great ancestors who shed blood to protect its unity and independence and worked, creating a solid foundation for all subsequent generations.


90's hard times showed that the destructive bacillus, which was contaminated by society by the force of contrived and brought from outside the ideological and cultural contradictions, can lead to a catastrophe. The catastrophe turned the Fatherland into bleeding ruins, filled with tragedy separated by families. However, the spirit of Russian (in the widest sense of the word) unity and readiness for self-sacrifice, to gnash the teeth of “our friends,” could not be eradicated from the people, because that spirit lives in us on the gene level created by thousands of great history and culture.

And today, February 23, is a holiday that allows you to feel the continuity of the high mission to protect the Fatherland. It also allows you to fully understand how great the role of statehood and the real sovereignty of a huge country and an even more enormous Russian world is - a world that has always been aimed at creation.

Happy Defender of the Fatherland!


Despite the fact that the date of the holiday is associated with the birth of the Red Army, today it has become a date that reflects all milestones of the history of the defense of the Fatherland, without exception, in which times and whatever it was called - Russia, the Russian Empire, the USSR or the Russian Federation. On this day, Russia honors all defenders of the Motherland, who wear shoulder straps for military personnel or fulfill their duty in civil status, but no less important and significant.

Defense of the Fatherland is a great mission, because you can listen to ultra-liberal songs for as long as you want that “defense of the Fatherland was equated with the defense of oligarchs or undemocratic ideologies”, but you need to understand that millions of people have once lost their homeland. The echo of this loss is still echoing in different parts of a huge country, and first of all it is a long-suffering and heroic Donbass. Gorlovka, Donetsk, Debaltsevo, Lugansk. Radicals once again demonstrate their bloodthirsty mood on the streets of Kiev and Odessa, finally plunging the once prosperous republic into the Middle Ages and the real battlefield between oligarchic capital to the applause of those who made this mess and turned the defenders of the Fatherland into soldiers of the civil war.

The attitude to the holiday of February 23 demonstrates the attitude of citizens to the two main allies of the Fatherland - the army and the fleet. Based on the February survey of the Levada Center, today 81% of Russian citizens express confidence in the army. 81% in 2016 and 82% in 2015 of respondents believe that the Russian army is able to ensure the country's security from an external enemy - this is an absolute record for the last 15-16 years. Confidence in the army on the part of the people plays an important role from the point of view of state security, because, as old folk wisdom says, the army should have a strong and reliable rear. And today there is such a rear. These are patriotic citizens who understand that the defense of the Fatherland is not empty words.

Today, Russian military personnel perform an anti-terrorist duty in Syria, in effect defending the Fatherland on long-distance approaches. The daily successes of the Syrian army and the militia of the Syrian Arab Republic, who are liberating their country from all sorts of militants with the support of Russian pilots using Russian military equipment, suggest that the right cause sooner or later will lead the Syrian people to the final victory over the terrorist plague brought to this Middle Eastern the land of the notorious "doves of peace" from Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia.

"Military Review" wishes the indispensable success in the fight against international terrorism to our soldiers in Syria, expresses hope for the early accession of the world in the long-suffering Ukraine, which is now occupied by adherents of chaos and discord. And congratulates all the defenders of our Fatherland on the holiday!
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  1. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 23 February 2016 05: 37
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    Happy Defender of the Fatherland! drinks
    1. Sensatus
      Sensatus 23 February 2016 05: 56
      48
      Happy holiday to all! And so that the anxieties were only educational!
      1. Persistent
        Persistent 23 February 2016 06: 00
        147
        Breakfast for today ...
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          1. Tersky
            Tersky 23 February 2016 08: 06
            25
            Well, guys, we are the same with our day!
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            2. Aleksander
              Aleksander 23 February 2016 09: 26
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              Separate holiday greetings defenders of DONBASS (it’s the hardest thing for them now) -good luck to them, success, health and peace!
            3. Andrey Yuryevich
              Andrey Yuryevich 23 February 2016 12: 47
              +6
              [quote] [quote = major071], Tersky, [/ quote] Major, Victor ... for you! drinks
        2. Ivan Tucha
          Ivan Tucha 23 February 2016 08: 37
          +7
          oh, in the photo of eclair in honor of the holiday is not enough), and so very much, I already wept.
        3. Monos
          Monos 23 February 2016 08: 40
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          Happy holiday, men!

        4. Noisy
          Noisy 23 February 2016 10: 33
          +7
          Give the oil to the elephants)
        5. Military Builder
          Military Builder 23 February 2016 12: 58
          +7
          instead of bread, for tea, shortbread Camomile was given

          ALL WITH A HOLIDAY !!!! soldier
        6. Passer
          Passer 23 February 2016 15: 46
          +4
          Quote: Persistent
          Breakfast for today ...

          Did you take the second piece of butter from the "spirit", or from your wife? wink
        7. sibiryouk
          sibiryouk 23 February 2016 17: 31
          +1
          Weekend breakfast!
        8. Filing
          Filing 23 February 2016 20: 14
          +2
          In the festive portion there is not enough red caviar. (Magadan border detachment 1978)
        9. Gost171
          Gost171 23 February 2016 22: 44
          +1
          Thank you not forgetfully, with the great
        10. Mhpv
          Mhpv 24 February 2016 00: 30
          +1
          I ate butter and a day passed, two eggs, a week passed, would you .... h, ate boiled, so that they fly by three years
        11. polite people
          polite people 24 February 2016 01: 20
          +1
          Comforted. Thank you for the memories.
      2. go21zd45few
        go21zd45few 23 February 2016 07: 36
        15
        Happy holiday to all of you who serve, who will serve and veterans!
        So that the number of take-offs is equal to the number of landings, the number of dives = ascent and that they would only fight at the training grounds.
        1. Duke
          Duke 23 February 2016 08: 00
          12
          I join in the congratulations!
          1. Duke
            Duke 23 February 2016 08: 14
            34
            Congratulations to all site visitors "MILITARY REVIEW"Happy Red Army Day !!!
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        2. 79807420129
          79807420129 23 February 2016 08: 44
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          Brothers! With the Feast of All Defenders of the Fatherland! That would always be healthy and happy, those who serve the veterans, THANKS TO YOU AND A BOW! Well, brothers for us more than once! drinks drinks drinks
      3. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 23 February 2016 08: 06
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        Quote: Sensatus
        Happy holiday to all! And so that the anxieties were only educational!

        And readiness is always combat! WITH HOLIDAY, Men !!!
      4. Persistent
        Persistent 23 February 2016 08: 19
        13
        Congratulations on your 23rd! As a defender, I wish: A tank similar to the "Armata", with the onboard computer rumbling.
        Dry rations with black caviar And a Versace-modest overcoat, And a dugout in Miami.
        Front 100 grams with friends, Weasel of a military girlfriend And God forbid war!
    2. Aleksander
      Aleksander 23 February 2016 06: 07
      26
      Guys, -all the strength and skills for reliable protection of the Fatherland! Happy Holiday!drinks hi
      1. Corporal Valera
        Corporal Valera 23 February 2016 06: 18
        42
        I join in the congratulations! Happy Holidays! Peace to everyone!
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      2. Aleksander
        Aleksander 23 February 2016 13: 30
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        Beautiful song for the holiday .:
        1. Max_Bauder
          Max_Bauder 23 February 2016 15: 19
          +7
          A great song, it breaks down tears, and goes to beat the enemy under this one. Before my eyes, a walking column of Red Army soldiers going to the front.
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    4. Al_oriso
      Al_oriso 23 February 2016 06: 23
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      For the Motherland and the Fatherland!
    5. cap
      cap 23 February 2016 06: 33
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      Quote: Andrew Y.
      Happy Defender of the Fatherland! drinks


      drinks We will!
      And for those who are at sea !!! drinks
      1. askort154
        askort154 23 February 2016 07: 47
        12
        cap ..... drinks We will!
        And for those who are at sea !!! drinks

        And for those who are in the sky !!! drinks
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    7. GYGOLA
      GYGOLA 23 February 2016 08: 06
      10
      Now the Fatherland is under reliable protection! Thank you. Happy holiday.
    8. vovanpain
      vovanpain 23 February 2016 08: 06
      21
      Happy Holidays Defender of the Fatherland! Who was not, that will be, Who was will not forget! drinks
    9. atalef
      atalef 23 February 2016 08: 20
      32
      All a happy holiday !!!!
      One of the few holidays uniting all compatriots, wherever they live !!!!
      1. Aleksander
        Aleksander 23 February 2016 08: 42
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        Quote: atalef
        One of the few holidays uniting all compatriots, wherever they live !!!!


        And you, happy holiday!
        But I do not agree about the "few" uniting holidays - except for February 23, there is also March 8, New Year, May 9 - our people celebrate them everywhere! And what's left?
        1. EvgNik
          EvgNik 23 February 2016 10: 10
          11
          One of the few holidays uniting all compatriots, wherever they live !!!!

          Here I agree with you, Alexander. For us, these are decisive holidays (I mean the older generation, to some extent children), and young people, unfortunately, get used to the holidays that are imposed on them.
          Happy holiday, dear.
          And do not be offended by mine, sometimes not very correct attacks against Israel. I have nothing against the people. For any government - I will always find a tooth in my bosom.
    10. moskowit
      moskowit 23 February 2016 08: 26
      +9
      Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
    11. Finches
      Finches 23 February 2016 09: 09
      15
      Happy Defender of the Fatherland Day! Happy Soviet Army and Navy!

      In St. Petersburg, it’s only 9am - they woke up the SMS with congratulations, and on the site I’m looking all our elite was already marked! smile

      I hasten to join! drinks

      How would it be, my life has developed, now it’s hard to say, but somehow, on New Year’s, a military commissar knocked on our apartment with a summons ... and, well, hello the Trans-Baikal Military District, a whole tank division ...! The first military rank is corporal then junior sergeant ...
      It was thought - and not to enter my military school ...! In short, I still serve and I think that today I have every right to roll 100 grams and even more! laughing

      Happy holiday to all!
      1. Stas57
        Stas57 23 February 2016 10: 25
        +4
        Why is the Day of the Soviet Army and Navy celebrated on February 23?

        “Dear comrades! - writes retired major A.P. Popov from Vladivostok. - I would like to find out, or rather to clarify, one question related to the Day of the Soviet Army. According to established tradition, the Day of the Soviet Army is celebrated on February 23. Since when, when and where did he begin to celebrate? I have not seen any press reports about this. ”

        The editors asked for an answer to this question of the doctor of historical sciences, professor of the major general of the reserve S.F. Naidu.

        more...
        http://paul-atrydes.livejournal.com/37363.html
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 23 February 2016 12: 11
          +9
          Quote: Stas57
          Why is the Day of the Soviet Army and Navy celebrated on February 23?

          “Dear comrades! - writes retired major A.P. Popov from Vladivostok. - I would like to find out, or rather to clarify, one question related to the Day of the Soviet Army. According to established tradition, the Day of the Soviet Army is celebrated on February 23. Since when, when and where did he begin to celebrate? I have not seen any press reports about this. ”


          In the midst of hostilities during the First World War, on February 21, German troops captured Minsk. On this day, the Soviet government addressed the people with an appeal “The Socialist Fatherland is in danger!” On February 23, the Day of the Red Army was held in Petrograd under the slogan of protecting the socialist Fatherland from “Kaiser troops”. The documents of that time did not contain the words “German” or “German” troops, but only “Kaiser” ones: apparently, in the interests of proletarian internationalism and by analogy with the “tsarist troops”.

          German troops 25 February captured Tallinn (Revel) and Pskov, 3 March - Narva. In Ukraine, the Austro-German troops, advancing along with Petliura's counterrevolutionary troops, seized Kiev on 1 March and restored the power of the Central Rada. The Soviet government, which did not have enough forces to repel the German invaders, was forced to sign a peace treaty on 3 March 1918 in Brest-Litovsk.

          On February 23, 1919, at a meeting of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and Red Army Deputies dedicated to the anniversary of the creation of the Red Army, Ya. M. Sverdlov, Chairman of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, made a welcoming speech, emphasizing that the Red Army was created primarily against a foreign enemy . Since 1922, the celebration of the Red Army and Navy on the day of their anniversary has acquired the character of a large nationwide holiday. On February 22, 1922, a parade of troops of the Moscow garrison took place on Red Square, and in the evening a ceremonial meeting of the Moscow Soviet was held together with representatives of military units of the Moscow garrison. In 1923, in honor of the Day of the Red Army and Navy, the order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic was first issued.

          Since then, February 23 has been celebrated annually as Red Army Day. Since 1946, it began to be called the Day of the Soviet Army and Navy. In Russia, this day is officially called: “February 23 is the Day of the Red Army victory over the Kaiser troops of Germany (1918) is the Day of Defender of the Fatherland”. Indeed, the February 1918 offensive of the Kaiser forces in Russia led the German Empire to death.

          Happy holiday to all !!!
          1. Lone wolf
            Lone wolf 23 February 2016 17: 30
            +2
            Yes, this is from the school history of the USSR they knew, wink drinks
      2. Lone wolf
        Lone wolf 23 February 2016 17: 28
        +3
        Quote: Finches
        Happy Defender of the Fatherland Day! Happy Soviet Army and Navy!

        In St. Petersburg, it’s only 9am - they woke up the SMS with congratulations, and on the site I’m looking all our elite was already marked! smile

        I hasten to join! drinks

        How would it be, my life has developed, now it’s hard to say, but somehow, on New Year’s, a military commissar knocked on our apartment with a summons ... and, well, hello the Trans-Baikal Military District, a whole tank division ...! The first military rank is corporal then junior sergeant ...
        It was thought - and not to enter my military school ...! In short, I still serve and I think that today I have every right to roll 100 grams and even more! laughing

        Happy holiday to all!

        Happy holiday !!! And be healthy, you have the right without any questions !!!
    12. Rus2012
      Rus2012 23 February 2016 10: 40
      +9
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      Happy Defender of the Fatherland!

      All who are in the ranks!
      And those who were!
      And those who will be!
      Hurray!
      soldier
      1. Rus2012
        Rus2012 23 February 2016 19: 25
        +5
        Happy Defender of the Fatherland! Worthy heirs are growing up!

        soldier bully laughing
    13. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 23 February 2016 12: 36
      +6
      With all my heart everyone a happy holiday! Peaceful sky and health! drinks
    14. Blondy
      Blondy 23 February 2016 22: 48
      +1
      Poems by Maria Zakharova on the downed Russian pilots
      November 24 2015 years

      Remember brothers those
      Who closed the world
      About your personal success
      For us forever forgot.

      Remember them with a prayer
      To forgive those
      Who didn’t take us with him
      Leaving on the ground.

      Remember them a hundredfold
      And a glass and a tear
      And the bitterness of rewards
      For their farewell fight.

      Remember all standing
      Leaning over the grass.
      They left where
      Light hides behind the mist.

      Let us reach out to those
      Whose eyes are full of tears
      Whose house is orphaned
      From the horror of trouble.

      Remember them, please
      Let us remember them in peace
      Dead for the country,
      For honor and for their own.

      For our defenders!
    15. Aitvaras
      Aitvaras 24 February 2016 09: 12
      +2
      I want to congratulate my fellow soldiers on service in the Soviet Army on this holiday! Yesterday we celebrated Defender of the Fatherland Day in Lithuania too. We carefully store our army photos and officer epaulets.
      Regards, Aitvaras.
      1. Finches
        Finches 24 February 2016 21: 43
        +1
        That’s why I would have instructed more pluses !! soldier
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  3. Persistent
    Persistent 23 February 2016 05: 42
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    Everyone !!! Everyone !!! Everyone !!! Happy Holiday !!!!
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 23 February 2016 05: 53
      40
      today, by all means, watch:
      1. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan 23 February 2016 08: 37
        12
        Wow! The film was painted. And I have not seen! Thank. And a happy holiday.
      2. Tanker55
        Tanker55 23 February 2016 10: 46
        +9
        Happy Men! And for the reminder of the masterpiece of Soviet cinema in color, special thanks! With great pleasure I looked again.
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  6. Persistent
    Persistent 23 February 2016 05: 46
    21
    Have fun guys !!
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 23 February 2016 05: 54
      25
      guys have fun !!!
  7. Persistent
    Persistent 23 February 2016 05: 47
    29
    Hooray !!!!!!!!!!
    1. Persistent
      Persistent 23 February 2016 05: 52
      48
      Everyone !!! Everyone !!! Everyone !!! Happy Holiday !!!!
      1. 2С5
        2С5 23 February 2016 07: 09
        44
        ... right guys with the holiday wink
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 23 February 2016 08: 44
          16
          Happy Holidays!
          1. The centurion
            The centurion 23 February 2016 09: 26
            18
            The correct girls also with a holiday !!!
        2. The centurion
          The centurion 23 February 2016 09: 19
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          Quote: 2C5
          ... right guys with the holiday
        3. The centurion
          The centurion 23 February 2016 09: 22
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          Quote: 2C5
          ..right boys with a holiday
  8. avvg
    avvg 23 February 2016 05: 47
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    We congratulate all visitors of the site "VOENNOE OBOZRENIE" Happy Red Army Day !!!
  9. Masya masya
    Masya masya 23 February 2016 05: 48
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    Enduring and legendary,
    Knowing the joy of victory in battles -
    You beloved, native army
    Sends our Motherland a song - hello!

    Happy holiday to all the defenders of the Fatherland! love
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  12. sl22277
    sl22277 23 February 2016 05: 51
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    On the twenty-third of February, without flattery,
    Congratulations sincerely, my friend!
    On a holiday of courage, military honor,
    I wish peace to all around!
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  14. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 23 February 2016 05: 54
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    Our proud Variag does not surrender to the enemy,
    No one wants mercy. Happy Holidays !!!!!!
    1. gjv
      gjv 23 February 2016 06: 42
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      Quote: Siberia 9444
      Our proud Varangian does not surrender to the enemy. Nobody wants mercy.

      Gunners, - Stalin gave the order!
      Gunners, the Fatherland calls us.
      Out of many thousands of batteries
      For the tears of our mothers,
      For our Motherland - fire!

      Tanks rushed, raising the wind,
      There was a formidable armor.
      And samurai flew to the ground,
      Under the pressure of steel and fire.

      Defense is our honor
      nationwide business.
      There is an atomic bomb,
      there is also hydrogen!

      Higher, higher, and higher
      We fly our birds
      And in every propeller breathes
      The calm of our borders. ...

      Behind the duralumin board, the noise of the engine,
      The blue lies on the wings like paint
      Do not be afraid of the blue, do not drown.
      This is a fairy tale, not a fairy tale ...

      We’ll sing, friends, because we’ll go camping tomorrow
      Let's go into the predawn fog
      Let's sing more fun, let us sing
      The gray-haired combat captain.

      Goodbye beloved city!
      Leaving tomorrow at sea
      And in the early days
      Flickers aft
      The familiar shawl is blue.

      Soldiers - go, go, go!
      And for you, dear,
      There is field mail.
      Goodbye, the pipe is calling!
      Soldiers - on a hike!

      Every warrior is a brave guy
      Looks falcon in the ranks.
      We related with glory
      Glory gained in battle.
      soldier
      Come on for them, come on for us
      And for Siberia, and for the Caucasus
      For the light of distant cities
      And for friends and for love
      Come on for you, come on for us
      And for the landing and for the special forces
      For battle orders
      Let's pick it up, old man
      drinks
  15. Nehist
    Nehist 23 February 2016 05: 55
    30
    To whom is the holiday and to whom is the Service! All a happy holiday !!! Well, who will be at the service of the nose in the tobacco tomorrow! :)
    1. Beaver
      Beaver 23 February 2016 07: 14
      19
      Everyone: who served drinks who serves soldier and who is going to serve our great Motherlandgood - happy holiday!
  16. yuriy55
    yuriy55 23 February 2016 05: 57
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    Congratulations on the holiday to all who served the Fatherland with weapons in their hands!
    Good health, strength and courage, happiness in personal life and success!
  17. IrOqUoIs
    IrOqUoIs 23 February 2016 06: 04
    28
    Tock-4. 27th peacekeeping division of the order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky. Himbat. 94-96 years.
    The first toast to those who are not with us.
    The second toast to those who are now serving in the vastness of our great Motherland.
    The third toast for us Guys!
    Further along the thumb ...
    Happy Defender of the Fatherland Day comrade!
  18. vostok sibiri
    vostok sibiri 23 February 2016 06: 10
    25
    Happy holiday to you, defenders !!!
  19. Neophyte
    Neophyte 23 February 2016 06: 12
    21
    We will see the Russian: Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Do not stop wondering at the transformation and magnificence of our Army and Navy! Happy Holiday!
  20. Andryukha G
    Andryukha G 23 February 2016 06: 13
    23
    Everyone who serves and served the Fatherland with a holiday, let us remember the third toast of those who gave their lives for the Fatherland !!!
  21. bear
    bear 23 February 2016 06: 15
    26
    Outside is warm and clouds
    H..n stands just in case
    And not a ruble in your pocket,
    From February 23rd !! !

    Happy Holidays !!!
    1. PValery53
      PValery53 23 February 2016 07: 30
      14
      All employees and those serving the Motherland - with the Feast of the Defender of the Fatherland!
      And to the Bear - "to the kit" - so that there was money!
  22. vostok sibiri
    vostok sibiri 23 February 2016 06: 15
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    Dedicated to the Defenders of the Fatherland.

    How do I understand the Fatherland today?
    What to protect, and from whom I do not know
    The boundaries of holiness, firmly abide by
    But the enemy is inside, I know that for sure.

    He is invisible, he is in you and me
    He crawled inside and turned off consciousness,
    In this main, true war,
    Destroyed our worldview.

    How to live on your own land,
    Honor Rod, children, keeping the covenants of their ancestors,
    And weaknesses, do not allow yourself
    Everything that today is extremely rare.

    We see everything, but do not want to understand
    How our people are dying out today
    As the verdict is signed by the mother,
    The one that Maltz leaves in the hospital.

    Like youth, lust, and debauchery,
    They give for the norm, the modernity of the world,
    From screens to home, family, glamorous hell,
    Free pidrils are carried.

    And the devils jump, sparkling colors
    In the spotlights, in the halo of glory
    And we live, looking at all this,
    Considering the norm of all these fun.

    And our children imitate them
    Idol, completely artificial world,
    Consciousness them, enslaves the smoke,
    A continuous, ubiquitous broadcast.

    Make slaves, deprive memory
    Eclipsing consciousness with a dose of vodka, beer,
    And people began to get used to it somehow,
    To such orders, in the dispensation of the world.

    Where is the word conscience, this is complete nonsense,
    The boss became, almost today, God,
    And to us from the old, grandfather's victories,
    Got slavery and money on the road.

    With which, soon, let's go around the world,
    Leaving children to reproach,
    And we will interrupt our light births,
    Today these are morals protecting.

    So wake up, Motherland sons!
    A defender is one who has honored honor and conscience,
    Who will protect from the kingdom of vile darkness
    Today, Russia, correcting the darkness of the tale.

    The one that began to embody so zealously,
    On our lands, we, having decided to get rid of,
    Get up, around the lands of the Slavic Rat!
    The fatherland needs protection!
    Posted by: Vitbor
  23. seregina68
    seregina68 23 February 2016 06: 15
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    Dear Defenders of the Fatherland! I heartily congratulate you on your professional holiday! Peaceful sky, strong rear, indestructible health, well-being! I consider this holiday and my little length as the officer’s wife is 19 years old.
    1. IrOqUoIs
      IrOqUoIs 23 February 2016 07: 21
      10
      Thank you, the rear is strong at the man, strong and defense!
    2. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 23 February 2016 12: 16
      +5
      Quote: seregina68
      Dear Defenders of the Fatherland! I heartily congratulate you on your professional holiday! Peaceful sky, strong rear, indestructible health, well-being! I consider this holiday and my little length as the officer’s wife is 19 years old.


      And where are we without you. As Vinokur used to say - a man without a woman, that a parrot without wings. So this is your holiday. And let the enemies take care of the diapers. Do not go to us - you will not become a dandelion.
  24. Bayonet
    Bayonet 23 February 2016 06: 17
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    THOSE WHO SERVED FROM FEBRUARY 23 !!!!! And the rest - Happy Shaving Foam !!! smile
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 23 February 2016 06: 19
      59
      Something like this...
      1. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 23 February 2016 13: 07
        +3
        Quote: Masya Masya
        Something like this...


        Ay, laughed, great written and shown. The plus sign is fattest.
    2. Titanumide
      Titanumide 23 February 2016 06: 23
      +5
    3. gjv
      gjv 23 February 2016 06: 54
      +9
      Quote: Bayonet
      And the rest - Happy Shaving Foam !!!


      fellow
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  25. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 23 February 2016 06: 22
    25
    Fighters of the Red Army defended their homeland, despite all the slogans that the authorities imposed on them about internationalism ... And this is the main thing in the life of everyone who loves his family, his family, his people, his homeland. Wherever they live and no matter what slogans they palm off world puppeteers.
    Happy holiday to all residents of the former Soviet Union! There it was bad only to the rootless cosmopolitans - the liberals. But they feel bad everywhere and at all times, because. they have no homeland and they have nothing and no one (except themselves) to protect.
  26. SAM 5
    SAM 5 23 February 2016 06: 26
    15
    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! soldier drinks
  27. EvgNik
    EvgNik 23 February 2016 06: 29
    24
    All who served soldier happy holiday! And ours in Syria! Victory will be! drinks
    1. Alexanderrr
      Alexanderrr 23 February 2016 08: 33
      11
      But not only those who served, but also those who did a lot to better serve, who defend Russia differently (without weapons)! Happy holiday, men!
  28. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 23 February 2016 06: 30
    22
    Happy Holidays, men. Happy holiday. And if someone is dissatisfied, well, of course, yes, why say something.
  29. sa-ag
    sa-ag 23 February 2016 06: 37
    19
    Happy holiday to all !!!
  30. Vlad74 Q
    Vlad74 Q 23 February 2016 06: 37
    15
    Happy Holidays Us, Guys !!!!
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 23 February 2016 07: 47
      48
      My mommy ... Women who served and employees on the holiday !!! love love love
      1. Very old
        Very old 23 February 2016 10: 10
        13
        Marina Vitalievna, my mother in World War II was an anti-aircraft gunner - she defended the sky of oil Baku

        Children know, grandchildren know - ALL will know and remember
        Happy Holiday YOU!
        1. Masya masya
          Masya masya 23 February 2016 10: 47
          11
          Mine served as a radio operator in 63-64gg. Pacific Fleet
          Happy holiday to you too!
  31. Sakhalin.
    Sakhalin. 23 February 2016 06: 38
    24
    All the servants and office workers, happy men!
  32. Renat
    Renat 23 February 2016 06: 41
    23
    Who was not, that will be. Who was will not forget. 730 days in boots. Happy Soviet Army and Navy, comrades. Hooray!
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 23 February 2016 07: 30
      +7
      Quote: Renat
      Who was not, that will be. Who was will not forget. 730 days in boots. Happy Soviet Army and Navy, comrades. Hooray!


      As I remember now, "grandfathers" wrote out about "730-hang yourself." Nothing, in fact, I remember with gratitude, I began to understand life ... And the grandfathers also began to understand after answering.
  33. MAXAN
    MAXAN 23 February 2016 06: 43
    35
    Happy Holidays! Let's break through to spite everyone!
  34. horoh
    horoh 23 February 2016 06: 45
    16
    Happy holiday comrades !!! drinks soldier
  35. avva2012
    avva2012 23 February 2016 06: 46
    28
    Happy Holiday! Glory to our great Country and its Army!
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 23 February 2016 07: 05
      24
      Add a favorite song about us and our comrades:
  36. s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 23 February 2016 06: 48
    20
    February is sweeping outside
    And frightens with frosts!
    A special day is coming to us -
    All men celebrate!

    Since 23 February!
    Let the wishes come true!
    I sincerely wish
    Live, love and smile!
  37. ovod84
    ovod84 23 February 2016 06: 50
    23
    I congratulate all the sons and daughters of our great Motherland, as well as the children from the Dnieper, LNR, Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the great holiday of the defenders of the fatherland
  38. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 23 February 2016 06: 53
    15
    Let's drink for the Motherland!
    Let's drink for Stalin!
    Let's drink and pour it again! !! Happy Holiday! !! drinks soldier
  39. Alexart
    Alexart 23 February 2016 06: 55
    22
    Happy Holidays, Guys!
  40. aszzz888
    aszzz888 23 February 2016 06: 57
    21
    How not to congratulate real men on the holiday!
    "The destroyer was on the roadstead by the sea,
    Sailors said goodbye to their relatives
    And the sea was full of beauty
    And somewhere in the distance it was disappearing!

    He took off his cap, waved her hand,
    Goodbye dear Maroussia!
    We’ll take Sevastopol home soon,
    To you, dear, I will return! "

    The song of our platoon in training.
  41. ImPerts
    ImPerts 23 February 2016 06: 58
    12
    Comrades men, as well as other defenders and defenders of the Fatherland and their faithful rear! Happy holiday, sofa and not sofa troops! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
  42. Good cat
    Good cat 23 February 2016 07: 02
    14
    Happy Soviet Army and Navy!
  43. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 23 February 2016 07: 03
    18
    Everyone who has remained faithful to the traditions of the Soviet Army, no matter what flag he serves today, HOLIDAY !!! Military pensioners health worthy of old age and good spirits !!!
    1. Mangel olys
      Mangel olys 23 February 2016 07: 17
      10
      Thank! Mutually, with a holiday, men!
      1. Raven1972
        Raven1972 23 February 2016 10: 19
        +8
        I join in the congratulations on the occasion of all the servants and employees !!!
      2. novel66
        novel66 23 February 2016 10: 46
        +4
        happy holiday!! plump from under the "azalea", comrade rebovets ??
  44. avva2012
    avva2012 23 February 2016 07: 04
    16
    Happy Holiday!
    It is believed that the holiday received its official name only in the 1922 year, it was established much earlier. The proposal to establish a celebration of the Day of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army was sent to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee by the chairman of the Higher Military Inspectorate of the Red Army on January 10 of 1919. The proposal said that very soon, February 28, a significant date would come - exactly one year from the date of the creation of the decree on the organization of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army. The chairman of the inspection of the Red Army Nikolai Podvoisky presented a proposal to celebrate the anniversary of the Red Army by associating this event with the day the decree of the Red Army was created, that is, January 28. It was then that Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin), as chairman of the Council of People's Commissars, personally signed a decree that laid the foundation for a long process of organizing a regular army. The purpose of the decree was to mobilize volunteers for the creation of the Red Army, with the goal of defending itself against enemy Germany at that time. By the will of fate, the letter with the proposal of Nikolai Podvoisky was received by the All-Russian Central Executive Committee with some delay, in connection with which the Presidium decided to refuse. Despite this, exactly one day later, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee returned to the question of establishing a holiday in honor of the creation of the Red Army and appointed February 17 as the day of celebration of this significant event - the day when Red Gift Day is celebrated. On this day, various material means were collected for the valiant Red Army. That year, Red Gift Day, and with it the day of the organization of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army, fell on Monday, and therefore were moved to Sunday. This day fell on February 23. Hence the tradition to celebrate the holiday on the 23 day of the last month of winter. Despite the fact that the holiday was paid attention to by the Presidium, they soon forgot it and remembered it only in the 1922 year. Therefore, often, exactly 1922 year is considered the year of the creation of the holiday. The reason for this was also the fact that only on the eve of the 23 of February 1922, a solemn parade of troops took place in honor of the creation of the Red Army. Earlier, the holiday was not given such a grandiose value, it was held much less solemnly.
    Source: http://pozdravdruga.ru/istoriya-prazdnikov/23-fevralya.html
    1. thinker
      thinker 23 February 2016 07: 48
      13
      “In short, Sklifosovsky!” lol
      1922 - Day of the Red Army
      1946 - Day of the Soviet Army and Navy
      1995 g. - Day of the Red Army victory over the Kaiser forces of Germany (1918 year) - Day of Defenders of the Fatherland
      2002 - Defender of the Fatherland Day
      Happy holiday, comrades! drinks
      1. avva2012
        avva2012 23 February 2016 09: 54
        +4
        Quote: thinker 1995 g. - Day of the Red Army victory over the Kaiser forces of Germany (1918 year) - Day of Defenders of the Fatherland


        "The victory at Pskov and Narva was proposed by Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin in 1938. In the February issue of the Izvestia newspaper, an article was posted containing information about the valiant feat of the Red Army in 1918. About eight months after the start of the Great Patriotic War, in Stalin's order , dated February 23, again contained references to the feat of the Red Army near Pskov and Narva against the Kaiser's troops in Germany, and noted the special heroism and courage of the valiant Soviet soldiers.
        ... it is worth agreeing with the fact that these lines instilled in people hope for victory, made it possible to feel themselves part of history, part of the might of the great Soviet people. It was very opportune, considering the fact that the attack of Germany and a number of countries on the USSR was a surprise both for the heads of state and for the people. "
        1. Andrey77
          Andrey77 23 February 2016 19: 25
          0
          Well, and what was reported to Stalin? ABOUT THE REDY OF THE Red Army in February 1922?
        2. iouris
          iouris 24 February 2016 21: 34
          0
          Quote: avva2012
          "The victory at Pskov and Narva was proposed by Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin in 1938

          Some sources indicate that Stalin (and not only) expressed bewilderment on the feasibility of celebrating the anniversary of the Red Army on 23.02.
          I have a version:
          1) 23.02.1918/XNUMX/XNUMX the decree "The socialist fatherland is in danger!" (In Soviet times, it was argued that the Decree was written by Lenin. However, some researchers now give the authorship of the Decree to Trotsky, which is more likely).
          In the event of a victory over the "Kaiser's troops near Pskov," the "Brest Peace" concluded in March 1918 would not have taken place.
          2) Holidays February 23 ... March 8 - the replacement of the Shrovetide with Orthodox in the Soviet state.
      2. Andrey77
        Andrey77 23 February 2016 19: 19
        0
        1922 we don’t think - the defeat of the Red Army was there. 1946 ... the party said it was necessary ... A good holiday, the girls have no complaints ...
      3. Andrey77
        Andrey77 23 February 2016 19: 30
        0
        "Defender of the Fatherland" ... Ie 23.02 can be celebrated by any US soldier.
        1. Dart2027
          Dart2027 24 February 2016 09: 01
          0
          Quote: Andrey77
          Those. 23.02/XNUMX can celebrate any US soldier.

          Do you know of cases when US soldiers defended their homeland?
          1. Andrey77
            Andrey77 24 February 2016 14: 16
            0
            From Arden and Vietnam to Iraq and Syria. If you argue like you, then our soldiers in 45 did not defend their country.
            1. Dart2027
              Dart2027 24 February 2016 22: 02
              0
              Quote: Andrey77
              From Arden and Vietnam to Iraq and Syria. If you argue like you, then our soldiers in 45 did not defend their country.
              Do not consider it work and tell me the date when the armies of Vietnam, Iraq or Syria invaded the territory of the United States, or these countries simply declared war on them.
              In the Ardennes, they simply sought to cling to the victories of Russian weapons.
  45. Dart2027
    Dart2027 23 February 2016 07: 07
    17
    For God's sake, give me the phone!
    Put the bottles in front of us
    Call all riders
    With a twisted mustache!
    To rattle here in chorus
    Hussar Squadron Volatile,
    So that I flew to heaven
    I am in their mighty arms;
    To the walls from cheers
    And trembling and trembling! ..
    It would be better if they screamed in the field ...
    But others throated:
    "And the time will come before us!"
    Burtsev, brother, what a vast expanse!
    The punch is cruel! .. Chorus rattles!
    Burtsev, I drink your health:
    Be a hussar, a century drunk and full!
    Pont how you pont
    Flank as you flank;
    Cheer up in peace days
    And in battles download-play!
    Life flies: don't be ashamed
    Don't wake her flight
    Drink, love and have fun!
    Here is my friendly advice.
    (D. V. Davydov "Hussar Feast")
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  47. rf xnumx
    rf xnumx 23 February 2016 07: 16
    21
    Happy Defender of the Fatherland!
    For those who pricked at this moment

    To the cold steel of the machine ...

    I raise my glass

    For a man, for a soldier! drinks
  48. bionik
    bionik 23 February 2016 07: 18
    13
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS MEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! drinks
  49. Sergey Vladimirovich
    Sergey Vladimirovich 23 February 2016 07: 18
    28
    The soldiers were hoppy, the tear was rolling,
    Played a trophy saxophone
    And on his chest shone
    Medal for the city of Washington ...
    He finished the soldier, adjusted his helmet,
    He drove the cartridge into the barrel with a bolt:
    "Still free Alaska ..."
    And crushed the iPhone with his foot ...

    Happy Defender of the Fatherland! All a happy holiday, regarding! drinks soldier
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 23 February 2016 09: 34
      +6
      Great verse, to the grudge of the day!
      Happy Holidays! fellow
    2. mirag2
      mirag2 23 February 2016 09: 34
      +2
      Great verse, to the grudge of the day!
      Happy Holidays! fellow
    3. Raven1972
      Raven1972 23 February 2016 11: 19
      20
      soldier drinks bully Happy holiday !!!!!!!!!
  50. Fox
    Fox 23 February 2016 07: 20
    21
    I read the comments ... as in my hometown I visited an urgent one. I thank the commentators and all of you on the occasion!