Veterans of Internal Affairs and the Internal Troops celebrate their professional holiday since 2011, since Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev signed the corresponding order. The date of the holiday was timed to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the public organization of veterans of the Warsaw Pact and the explosive: this event occurred on April 17 in 1991.
Today in Russia live about 650,000 veterans who served in different years in the internal troops and law enforcement bodies. In the veterans' organizations are retired Interior Ministry, the participants of the Great Patriotic War, veterans of the war in Afghanistan and in the North Caucasus, the liquidators of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and other.
Veterans of internal affairs bodies and internal troops, and today continue to bring benefit to society. They are engaged in the promotion of law and order and the rule of law, carry out preventive work among juveniles involved with the young members of the police, giving them the knowledge. As the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, thanks to veterans and their invaluable experience each year revealed a large number of crimes.
Today, April 17, veterans of the Internal Troops of the Interior and accept congratulations from command, colleagues, friends and relatives . In addition, this day often hosts parties in veterans' organizations.