The celebration dates back to the beginning of the Soviet era and is a tribute to veterans, the army and the families of those who protect the country.
A few months after the Bolshevik Revolution, on February 23, 1918, the newly created Red Army achieved its first victories against German forces near the cities of Pskov and Narva, which were recorded as the fire baptism of the emerging army.
For the year 1922, the date was set for the Day of the Red Army and the Navy and by 1949 it was given the name Day of the Soviet Army and Navy.
After the disappearance of the Soviet Union, the Russian government decided to keep the anniversary as a defender of Fatherland Day, and in 2002 this date was officially designated as a day of rest.
Every year, the celebration officially begins when the president of the country places flowers on the eternal flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the Kremlin wall, in Moscow, the center of the pilgrimage continuing on this date.
The huge complex is located in the gardens of Alexander, the huge complex was approached with bouquets of Moscow flowers and travelers from different parts of the country and other countries, as a sign of respect and respect for the fallen soldiers of the Great Patriotic War.
Informally, this day in Russia is also celebrated as Men’s Day, when the Defender of the Fatherland feeling is dedicated only to men. Hence, during the anniversary, Russian women traditionally give gifts to their husbands, boyfriends, or co-workers.
In addition to Russia, Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated in many former Soviet republics such as Ukraine and Belarus, although history is still a working day.
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