On March 27, Russia celebrates the Day of the National Guard Troops – a holiday for representatives of the security forces that ensure public safety and order within the country. In 2023, the celebration falls on a Monday. Izvestia covers the history and traditions of the holiday.
National Guard Day 2023 – the history of the holiday
The roots of the holiday go back to the beginning of the 19th century. On March 27, 1811, Emperor Alexander I created a new law enforcement unit – the internal guard. This structure became the prototype of the National Guard, but it took more than two centuries to come to its modern name and appearance. The division underwent significant transformations, and its powers also changed.
So, after the revolution of 1917, special detachments of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage (VChK) appeared in the country. The Soviet power structure was reorganized several times, changed many names and abbreviations, but its main purpose remained to deal with internal threats to national security.
Law enforcement officers had their own holiday only in 1996 under the name of the Day of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
And in 2016, the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation received a modern name, and in 2017 the holiday was also renamed. Today, the Russian Guard includes the governing bodies and units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for control in the field of arms trafficking, private security activities, special rapid response units (SOBR) and mobile special forces (OMON) and other law enforcement structures.
National Guard Day 2023 – holiday traditions
The celebration is celebrated by the current employees of the National Guard Troops of all ranks and units, veterans of the profession and cadets. As a rule, celebrations are local in nature and take place within the walls of departments in the form of solemn reviews, concerts, meetings of veterans and feasts. The best fighters are given to titles and awards.
According to tradition, the Russian Guards lay flowers at the memorials of fallen colleagues and arrange minutes of silence.
On the day of the holiday, the media acquaint viewers and readers with the history of the Russian Guard and the merits of this power structure throughout the various stages of the formation of the state.
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