Today Russia celebrates the Day military translator. May 21 1929 Deputy People's Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs and the Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the USSR Joseph Unshlikht signed a decree "On establishment of the title for the command staff of the Red Army " Military translator. '" This order, in effect, legalized profession existed in the Russian army for centuries.
Celebrate holiday in Russia began May 21, 2000 at the initiative of the Club of graduates of the Military Institute of Foreign Languages ??( VIIYA ).
Day May 21 is worthy as military interpreters and other linguists. This day should be one of the professional military holidays, just as we celebrate the Day of tank, artillery or representatives of other branches of service.