Day long-range aviation of the Russian air force
Defenders of Russia is celebrated on December 23, one personal holiday. This time the heroes of the occasion are aviators. These brave guys every second, ready to fly anywhere in the world to hit on the order of enemy targets. From these brave military also depends calm airspace, so they constantly conduct strategic and operational reconnaissance.
This holiday is quite young, because he appeared in 1999. This date approved Anatoly Kornukov, which is the commander of the air force. The reason for choosing a specific date associated with the fact that 23 in 1913, rose in the air “Ilya Muromets” – in the early twentieth century it was the largest bomber in the world. The constructor of this hurricane hero is Igor Sikorsky. And in the year 1914 on this day volitional decision of Emperor Nicholas II created the first squadron of these aircraft. That was the beginning of Russian strategic aviation. Now the weapons are completely different aircraft, for example, the Tu-95MS bombers or Tu-160.
Aviators in this day congratulations not only familiar, but also politicians and leaders. Solemn events remind everyone how important the contribution of these military security of the country.