Today celebrate their professional holiday, people who routinely solve problems related to ensuring public safety. However, only those terms of reference of the employees of state security is not limited, because the state's interests are closely related with satisfaction the possibility of progressive development of the individual and society, so we are also talking about national security.
national security — is protection of vital interests of citizens, society and state, and national values ??and lifestyles of a wide range of external and internal threats.
In the era of the Soviet Union this holiday was well known as the Day of Cheka. The history of its establishment originates December 20 (December 7 in the old style), 1917 — it was then that was formed by the Cheka — All-Russian Extraordinary Commission. Cheka later changed many names — the NKVD, OGPU, MGB, KGB.
This Day Cheka was the foundation of the national holidays of national security, which today are found in some CIS countries.
According to tradition, this professional holiday of workers of the security is celebrated at the state level are various celebrations honoring veterans, rewarding the best employees.