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April 11: Day of air defense troops
« on: April 23, 2010, 09:43:09 PM »
According to the Decree of the Russian Federation № 549 from May 31, 2006 "On establishment of professional holidays and memorable days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" annually the second Sunday of April is day of air defense troops - the Day of Defense.
Setting the date of the holiday due to the fact that in April the government adopted important decisions on the organization of defense of the country, which became the basis for the construction of air defense systems of our state, the organizational structure of Defense, their formation and further development.
Merit Defense during the war, as well as for mission-critical tasks in peacetime by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 20 February 1975 established a national holiday - [b]Day of Defense, which is celebrated on April 11[/b]
Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on October 1, 1980 Day of Defense has been moved to the second Sunday in April, this date was fixed by the Decree of 2006, referred to above.

History-defense, as a special type of armed support for the protection of the state, has for several decades. In December 1914, to deal with the German and Austrian airplanes appeared the first unit, equipped with machine guns and light cannons.

Baptism of fire for the Defense became the Great Patriotic War. Suffice it to mention the air battle over Moscow, Leningrad, the Kursk, where the Luftwaffe sustained heavy losses. During the war air defense forces shot down more than 7,500 aircraft, destroyed over 1,000 tanks, over 1,500 guns of the enemy.
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April 10, 2011: Day of air defense forces
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 06:19:45 PM »
April 10, 2011 -- Day of Russian air defense forces- The second Sunday of April.

In the Soviet era, this day was celebrated since April 1975.

For the 2011 holiday  veterans and representatives from the Air Force lay flowers at the monument to Defenders of the Fatherland sky 1941-1945 "and the bust of the hero of the Soviet Union Marshal Paul Batitskogo.

Besides performance of the military songs of the Air Force, there is a special exhibition of photographs and exhibits Defense Forces "-

Air defense forces were first deployed during the First World War with aircraft, balloons and blimps.

During the years of World War II air defense forces shot down more than 7,500 planes, destroyed more than a thousand tanks, over 1,5 thousand guns and thus successfully completed the tasks of air cover major industrial centers of the state.

Currently, air defense forces, drawing on the experience of war and the Armed Forces at home and abroad, are actively working on the preparation of highly qualified specialists of anti-aircraft missile troops and radio-technical troops of the Air Forces of Russia.
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