November 15 - All-Russian conscript day
The All-Russian Day of the conscript is, of course, a special day for any man between the ages of 18 and 27 years old who fall under the draft for military service in the ranks of the Armed Forces of our country in accordance with Federal Law No. 53-FZ of March 28, 1998 "On military duty and military service ". The people call the holiday briefly: "Day of the conscript", and is celebrated every year on November 15. If you look into history, you can remember that the holiday began to be celebrated in 1992.
The holiday itself was established by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation. Its main goal is to increase the prestige of military service for modern young people, to organize their military-patriotic education.
Young people are drafted into the army in Russia twice a year, so there is a spring draft (April 1 - July 15) and autumn (October 1 - December 31). First of all, according to the legislation of the Russian Federation, a conscript must undergo a medical examination. In the event that he does not have any deviations in health that would not allow him to serve, the young man will be considered a conscript. According to paragraph 1 of Article 26 of the above federal law, the appeal also includes:
attendance at a meeting of the commission;
- attendance at the military commissariat in order to be sent to the place of service;
- being in the military commissariat before being sent to the place of military service.
We all remember that not long ago, or rather, until 2008, service in the ranks of the Russian army was 2 years. Since 2008, the call has been carried out for only one year.
According to tradition, on November 15, the military registration and enlistment offices every year organize special talks and consultations for the parents of conscripts, hold a meeting of young people and veterans, and also provide visits to military units. In the parts themselves, as a rule, the program of the event includes:
- Acquaintance with the military unit.
- A small festive concert.
- Hike to the Museum of Military Glory.
- Demonstration performances of fighters.
- Competitions of recruits and fighters in pull-ups on the horizontal bar, in assembling and disassembling weapons for a while, and so on.
In the capital, on the Day of the conscript, young people come to Poklonnaya Gora. The company of the guard of honor arranges demonstration performances. Fighters demonstrate popular hand-to-hand combat techniques. After the show, the recruits go on an excursion to the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War, where the guides, together with the veterans, tell the recruits about the victories of our Armed Forces.
Unfortunately, today military service is not at all prestigious and honorable. Few people want to serve in the ranks of our army, and this is primarily due to major problems in the Russian army itself, which have not yet been resolved. Some are scared off by hazing, others by being separated from home. In any case, military service today is much easier than it was several years ago, and twice as fast.
So why not repay this debt to your homeland, instead of remaining in debtors all your life?
Author: Zhanna Sh. (Specially for Calorizator.ru)
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