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29 May - Military Motorist Day

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May is a month rich in military holidays. On the eve of their professional holiday celebrated border guards, and today - May 29 - a significant day for the domestic military motorists. Officially, this holiday entered the army calendar of modern Russia in February 2000 of the year. The then Minister of Defense of the country Marshal of the Russian Federation, Igor Sergeyev, signed the order with the number 100, which marked the day of the annual celebration of the Day of the military motorist 29 in May.


29 May - Military Motorist Day


By and large, the Day of the military motorist can be considered universal for all types and types of troops. Automotive technology is used in almost any parts, whether land, airborne or naval. Transportation of personnel, military equipment, weapons and ammunition, the evacuation of the wounded, the delivery of special cargoes — all this is part of the tasks of military motorists, the importance of which in the military is difficult to overestimate.

Modern Russian military cars are not only essential reliability, but also an increasing level of comfort and ease of operation. Widespread implementation of automation systems, electric drive, electronic systems of navigation equipment, able to lay the most optimal route with less fuel and time. Modern electronics allows military drivers to manage individual segments of even special cars without leaving the car, which is very important both in terms of safety and in terms of accomplishing the tasks set in a short time.

If we talk about stories military motorists in our country, it can be noted that this year marks the 106 anniversary of the formation in St. Petersburg of the first in our country training automotive company. Incidentally, this happened on May 29, on the basis of which the date of the holiday of military motorists was chosen. The tasks of the division of that time included the implementation of measures for the training of driver-mechanics for automotive parts. The special diligence and professionalism of the personnel of the first training autorotim became the basis for a research and testing center to be formed on the basis of the unit. This center is now considered to be a kind of foundation for the entire automobile service of the Armed Forces of the country, as well as a prototype of the domestic technical support system.

Automotive technology was widely used by the Russian army during the First World War. Military motorists, having by far not the most impressive fleet of motor vehicles, transported hundreds of thousands of tons of various cargoes as part of the tasks.

During World War II, the volume of cargo carried by military motorists exceeded the level of 100 million tons. The vehicles were used for towing artillery pieces, supply and sanitary transportation, the movement of rocket launchers, and the personnel of all fronts without exception. This feat was accomplished by motorists who carried out daily routes along the Road of Life, which provided supplies to besieged Leningrad.

19 November 1941, the commander of the Leningrad Front, signed an order on the organization of a highway on the ice of Lake Ladoga. In the documents, the road had the name "autotractor". According to the plans, the daily volume of freight traffic on the formed road according to plans should be 4 thousand tons. Direction of the route: Cape Osinovets - Zelentsy Islands with further ramification into two branches. 26 November 1941, the ice road through Ladoga received the name military road number 101. The main workhorse of the Road of Life, which periodically changed the route line was the famous “lorry” - GAZ-AA - the truck of the Gorky Automobile Plant.



In fact, the "Lorry" became the workhorse not only of the Road of Life, but of the entire Great Patriotic War. Military motorists, without sparing their lives, performed seemingly the most impracticable tasks, making their invaluable contribution to the Great Victory.

For courage, heroism and professional performance of the tasks assigned during the Great Patriotic War, 77 automotive connections were awarded with orders, 15 received honorary titles. 14 military motorists were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
In Moscow, near the metro station "Troparyovo" today is a monument in honor of the hero-motorists. On the wall of the memorial complex are the names 26 of Heroes of the Soviet Union and 49 of Heroes of Socialist Labor.



Military motorists performed their duty during local conflicts. One of the pages of the history of participation in armed conflicts abroad is the war in Afghanistan, where hundreds of military drivers received medals and orders for their courage and heroism.

And today, motorists of the Armed Forces of Russia worthily continue the traditions of their predecessors, improving their skills and training, mastering new equipment that enters the army as part of the state defense order.

"Military Review" congratulates all military motorists of the country on the holiday!
Photos used:
m24.ru/Alexander Avilov, http://function.mil.ru
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  1. kursk87
    kursk87 29 May 2016 06: 29
    +16
    All military motorists a happy holiday !!! Full tank to you, reliable tires and proven brakes!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 29 May 2016 08: 05
      +10
      Happy holiday, military motorists!
      I wish you health, happiness and trouble-free travel!
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  2. staryivoin
    staryivoin 29 May 2016 06: 54
    +8
    Happy holiday, employees of the military auto service. "Hold on tight to the steering wheel, military driver" !!!
  3. Mefodi5124
    Mefodi5124 29 May 2016 06: 56
    +8
    Happy colleagues! Not a nail or breakage!
  4. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 29 May 2016 06: 57
    +9
    Congratulations on a holiday to myself and all military motorists of the Russian troops, health and success !!!
  5. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 29 May 2016 07: 02
    +12
    Happy Holidays, Hard workers of our broken roads !!!

    Across the rivers, mountains and valleys,
    Through the blizzard, fire and black smoke
    We drove around the mines
    On the front-line roads.
    Oh, the front-track path,
    Any bombing is not terrible to us!
    And it’s too early for us to die,
    We still have things to do at home!
    And it’s too early for us to die,
    We still have things to do at home!
    The way for us to Berlin, by the way,
    It was, friends, not easy and not fast.
    We walked days and nights, it was very difficult,
    But the driver did not throw the bagel.
    Oh, the front-track path,
    Any bombing is not terrible to us!
    And it’s too early for us to die,
    We still have things to do at home!
    And it’s too early for us to die,
    We still have things to do at home!
    Maybe for some civilians
    This song is a little unknown.
    We won’t forget where we live,
    Front paved roads.
    Oh, the front-track path,
    Any bombing is not terrible to us!
    And it’s too early for us to die,
    We still have things to do at home!
    And it’s too early for us to die,
    We still have things to do at home!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 29 May 2016 08: 34
      +10
      Heroic military motorists of all time - Glory!


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  6. Million
    Million 29 May 2016 07: 19
    +5
    Congratulations!
  7. cap
    cap 29 May 2016 07: 20
    +11
    A motorist in Russia is akin to a tanker, although he does not have tracks.
    They are just heroes in our everyday life. To ensure the construction of military facilities in the conditions of muddy weather where asphalt appears after a few years, while fulfilling the transportation plan, schedules, to ensure the repair of their cars without workshops in the field. This is real heroism.
    Happiness and good luck in life to all motorists of Russia!
    For you drinks
    1. pv1005
      pv1005 29 May 2016 11: 17
      +2
      A motorist in Russia is akin to a tanker, although he does not have tracks.

      You are mistaken dear. MTLB, MTT, GTT, base complexes TOR, BUK, Tunguska and much more are all the real estate of motorists and relates to automotive technology. So there are enough caterpillars for motorists. hi
  8. Bayonet
    Bayonet 29 May 2016 07: 38
    +6
    GSVG 56th Automobile Regiment.
    All military drivers a happy holiday!
  9. Old warrior
    Old warrior 29 May 2016 08: 11
    +6
    Transport - Army Blood. Happy Holidays, dear comrades! drinks soldier
  10. sabakina
    sabakina 29 May 2016 08: 38
    +6
    Colleagues! HAPPY HOLIDAY! drinks
  11. alex67
    alex67 29 May 2016 08: 39
    +5
    Happy Holidays! soldier drinks
    A military motorist is a profession of courageous.
    Depending on you, sometimes events are many important.
    Evacuate all those who are injured and shell-shocked.
    Deliver to the point an arsenal to those who need it.
    Rush across the minefield, or maybe under fire.
    Then, wagging in the mountains, under a sniper scope.
    Today is your day, heroes of the Autobaht.
    May life be a clean path, thank you guys! ©
    http://supertosty.ru/pozdravleniya/professionalnye/den_voennogo_avtomobilista/
  12. Andreitas
    Andreitas 29 May 2016 09: 13
    +6
    He served as an urgent in the auto 94-96. All drove with a holiday.
  13. Amurets
    Amurets 29 May 2016 09: 23
    +3
    Happy holiday drivers! Good roads, powerful engines of reliable brakes. Happiness in your hectic service, no matter what kind of car you get, military or transport.
  14. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 29 May 2016 09: 28
    +3
    Happy Motorists! Good and peaceful service. PI SUS - PHOTOS One and a half from the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin warm my Volga soul .........
  15. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 May 2016 11: 25
    +2
    "Hold on tight to the wheel, the driver!"
    Happy holiday, steering wheels! Nowhere without you! drinks
  16. Altona
    Altona 29 May 2016 12: 21
    +2
    Happy professional fellow military drivers! Reliable equipment and good road.
  17. Uncle Murzik
    Uncle Murzik 29 May 2016 12: 23
    +3
    In honor of military motorists
    Shout three times cheers!
    Your mission is saving lives
    So honorable, though heavy!

    We sincerely wish you congratulations
    This day is filled with warmth!
    Let courage not leave you
    And love keeps its wing!
  18. dvina71
    dvina71 29 May 2016 13: 15
    +2
    Oh how .. I have a holiday there)))
    VUS 837)) Although he served as a driver in the "khozband" at the communication center in El Mariel ..
    My paternal grandfather was a driver throughout the war. And they bombed it and exploded in a mine .. survived.
    He has a Medal of Honor. An interesting description - for what.
    For the organization of repair and maintenance of automobiles .. at the forefront.
  19. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 29 May 2016 13: 36
    +3
    Happy holiday guys!
    God bless you!
  20. Dr. Sorge
    Dr. Sorge 29 May 2016 17: 07
    +5
    Greetings and congratulations to the Russians from the Belarusian Zampotechs !!!
  21. X Y Z
    X Y Z 29 May 2016 18: 04
    +4
    Congratulations to all military motorists, graduates of MADI. Happy Holiday!
  22. S_Baykala
    S_Baykala 29 May 2016 20: 59
    +5
    VUS 261001. Glad to take off, but the eggs interfere !! laughing
    Happy holiday, guys !!
  23. cast iron
    cast iron 29 May 2016 21: 04
    -3
    As soon as I see a green truck with black numbers, I immediately try to get away from this "motorist" as soon as possible. With all due respect, military drivers drive on public roads is simply ugly and dangerous for others.
    1. not main
      not main 29 May 2016 21: 34
      +1
      Quote: cast iron
      As soon as I see a green truck with black numbers, I immediately try to get away from this "motorist" as soon as possible. With all due respect, military drivers drive on public roads is simply ugly and dangerous for others.

      Put minus mk information is very outdated, now conscripts do not go on public roads! WITH A FRIEND HOLIDAY!
      1. cast iron
        cast iron 29 May 2016 23: 21
        -1
        By type of activity I travel to the Moscow and Tver regions. I travel a lot. Military drivers drive ugly on the roads. Especially on the trucks. You can put as many minuses as you like, they’re better off driving from this.
    2. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 30 May 2016 08: 51
      0
      Quote: cast iron
      With all due respect, military drivers drive on public roads just ugly and dangerous for others.


      laughing



      Happy holiday to all colleagues who turned the steering wheel in the army! wink