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Today in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is celebrated the Day of the military intelligence officer.

On November 5, 1918, as part of the Field Headquarters of the Red Army in Petrograd, by order of the chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, Lev Trotsky, a Registration Department was formed to coordinate the efforts of all intelligence agencies of the army. Military intelligence has been leading its history since that day. Later, the professional holiday was established by order of the Minister of Defense of Russia No. 490 of October 12, 2000.

On the eve and during the Great Patriotic War, military intelligence provided the Headquarters of the Supreme High Command and the General Staff of the Red Army with information not only about the plans of the military-political leadership and the command of the German armed forces to wage war against the USSR, but also about the plans and decisions of the allies in the anti-Hitler coalition.

Reliable information obtained by military intelligence officers was actively used by the General Staff of the Red Army in developing plans for strategic defensive and offensive operations.

It is symbolic that the Banner of Victory over the Reichstag was hoisted by military scouts Mikhail Yegorov and Meliton Kantaria, and the Act of Japan’s surrender (2.09.45) was signed by a military intelligence officer, Lieutenant General Kuzma Derevyanko.

Modern military intelligence is a well-structured system – these are parts of the analysis and processing of information, parts of information impact, reconnaissance formations and special-purpose units.

Today, the Ground Forces continue to actively work to provide reconnaissance units with the latest technical reconnaissance equipment, special small arms, new generation equipment, including Sobolyatnik-O ground-target reconnaissance radar stations, Strelets reconnaissance, control and communications systems, and radar stations short-range reconnaissance “Fara-VR”, reconnaissance and signal systems “Sextan”, electronic intelligence stations “Radiotekhnika”, complexes of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as combat equipment specially adapted for reconnaissance units “Ratnik”.

All units of military and special reconnaissance are engaged in airborne training with the practical performance of parachute jumps, the number of which in the Ground Forces is constantly increasing as part of the training program. The intensity of practical training in the field is also increasing.

The training of officers for reconnaissance units of the ground forces is conducted at the Novosibirsk Higher Military Command School (NVVKU). Every year, the recruitment of students and cadets in the specialties of military intelligence to military intelligence universities is growing, and the competition is more than 5 people per place.

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