Emergency Rescuer's Day in Russia Date in the current year: December 27, 2016

Emergency Rescuer's Day in Russia Emergency Rescuer's Day in Russia is celebrated on December 27. It commemorates the day when the Russian Emergency Rescue Corps was created in 1990. The Corps is the forerunner of the country's Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The Council of Ministers of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic established the Russian Emergency Rescue Corps on December 27, 1990. The professional holiday of Russian emergency service workers was established five years later by President Boris Yeltsin.

Emergency Rescuer's Day is the professional holiday of the people who work for regional rescue services, municipal rescue services, private rescue services, firefighting services, voluntary emergency rescue services, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

Just like other Russian professional holidays, Emergency Rescuer's Day is not a non-working day. On December 27, most emergency rescuers stay on duty, ready to help people in emergency situations. They are congratulated by government officials, their superiors, coworkers, family, and friends. The most distinguished rescuers are honored with special awards and prizes for their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments.

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