2 September celebrates the Day of the Russian Guard. This holiday set December 22 in 2000 by decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in connection with the 300th anniversary of the Russian Guard (Presidential Decree number 2032 of December 22, 2000 "On establishing the Day of Russian Guards»).
Russian Imperial Guard was established at the beginning of the reign of Peter of the Transfiguration and the Semenov regiment. In 1918 it was dissolved and re-established in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Distinguished near Smolensk in 1941, four infantry divisions under the order of were named Guards. In September of that year, the Red Army was introduced concept of "Guards part».
The title "Guards" is awarded to military units, ships, connections and associations of the Soviet armed forces distinguished themselves in combat during World War II. Guards military unit received a banner, and personnel — Guards rank and badge.
Guard modern Russia, members of the Armed Forces of Russia, it is: 908 Guards Tank Division Kantemyrivs'ka , Taman Guards Motorized Rifle Division, the Guards Motorized Rifle Division, the Carpathian-Berlin, separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade Sevastopol, 28 Guards Red Banner Missile Division, located in the 27 Missile Army, Navy line connections, the Guard units and ships of the Navy, the Guard of the Army and the Air forces.