Day of Missile Forces and Artillery
|Day of Missile Forces and Artillery|
|Next time||19 November 2016|
The holiday was first established by a Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union decree on 21 October 1944 as Artillery day of Red Army (Russian: День артиллерии Красной Армии). The date was chosen because the Red Army began their successful counter-attack (Operation Uranus) in the battle of Stalingrad on 19 November 1942, with much help from the artillery of the Red Army.
Since 1964, the holiday bears its present name.
In modern Russia, the holiday has the status of memorable day.
- Presidential Decree #157, 1998-03-26
- Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union decree N3027-VI, 1964-11-17
- Established by Presidential Decree #549 on 2006-05-31