Slavyansk Resistance Online, along with all long-suffering souls of the hero-cities under occupation by the Ukrainian-nationalist clique, congratulates all residents of Donbass on the 94th anniversary of “February 23 – Defender of the Fatherland Day (the Soviet Army and Navy of the USSR)”!
Now, after almost 100 years, we feel more than ever the moral and psychological support of the memory of our ancestors in the fight against Ukro-fascism.
Congratulations to all! – February 23 – Defender of the Fatherland Day!
Defender of the Fatherland Day was established in the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic on January 27, 1922, when the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the RSFSR issued a decree on the fourth anniversary of the Red Army, which stated: “In accordance with the decree of the IX All-Russia Congress of Soviets on the Red Army, the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee draws attention to the upcoming anniversary of the founding of the Red Army (23 February).”
Originally it was called the “Day of the Red Army and Navy.” From 1946 until 1993, it was called the “Day of the Soviet Army and Navy.” After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the holiday continues to be officially celebrated in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Novorossiya.
Translated by Greg Butterfield