Tankman's Day in Russia Date in the current year: September 11, 2016

Tankman's Day in Russia Tankman's Day is one of the Russian professional days, established by presidential decree in order to honor and appreciate the role of tankmen in defense of the country and the role they played during World War II.

Tankman's Day is a professional day for all military personnel, serving in the Tank Forces of the Russian Federation. This observance appeared during the Soviet era, annual tank parade was organized in the major cities of the Soviet Union. This tradition was established to commemorate the great achievements of the tank troops during the war. Before 1980 this day was annually observed on September 11 to celebrate the great success of tank troops in the Battle of Dukla Pass in 1944. The present-day date was established in 1980.

No tank parades are organized in present-day Russia to celebrate this day. However, this professional day is very popular among the military personnel. Russian tankmen receive congratulations and words of gratitude from their relatives, friends and authorities.

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