Ground Forces Day in Russia Date in the current year: October 1, 2016

Ground Forces Day in Russia Ground Forces Day is an official professional day in the Russian Federation, that is annually observed on October 1. This observance was established to commemorate the day, when Tsar of All Russians Ivan the Terrible issued a special document, that became crucial in further development of the Russian Army.

Ground Forces Day was established by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on May 31, 2006. He designated this observance to be a professional day and a memorial day, commemorating important events in Russia. This professional day is observed by all personnel of ground forces, including the personnel of infantry, tank troops, artillery etc.

Many Russian troops have their own professional days, that also have official status, and appropriate events are organized on these days for different troops. However a general professional day for all of them was also established, aiming to strengthen the brotherhood of all branches of military personnel.

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