Day tanker in Russia

On the second Sunday of September in Russia is celebrated to mark the Day of tanker the great achievements of armored and mechanized forces in the defeat of the enemy in the Great Patriotic War, as well as the merits of tank builders in equipping the armed forces of the country's armored vehicles.

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In the late 40's of the 20th century, after the Second World War, the Soviet government issued a decree on the celebration of the Day of tanker. That same day, during the war in 1944, tank troops, is a more fire power and force of impact made a breakthrough in the enemy's defenses and stopped his advance. A September 8 in 1946, according to the order of the Minister of the Armed Forces in Moscow at the Red Square parade was held march Guards Tank Division Kantemirovsky, that and accelerated the establishment of the Day tanker.

This professional holiday ever since been one of the most revered holidays in the army. Some time (between 40's to 50's) in major cities of the Soviet Union Day tankers even celebrated a solemn promotion of armored columns through the city and fireworks.

In the documents of the Russian government of the day also marked the tanker. In the Presidential Decree number 549 of the May 31 in 2006 "On the establishment of professional holidays and memorial days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" in particular said:

In order to revive and the development of domestic military traditions, enhancing the prestige of military service and in recognition of military experts in the task of defense and state security decree: 1. Set in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation:
a) professional holidays:
... tanker Day — the second Sunday in September; ...

Along with Russian tank crews today celebrate their professional holiday tankers Belarus and Ukraine.