The first time the celebration of the Day of artillery on the 19th of November was approved by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on the 21st of October, 1944. This date was chosen because it is the 19th of November 1942 a powerful artillery preparation of the red Army started the counteroffensive in the battle of Stalingrad.

Since 1964, the feast is known as the Day of missile troops and artillery, keeping its name in Russia to this day. Edition of YIA “Novorossia” congratulates defenders of the Motherland with their professional holiday and wishes of fortitude and unwavering faith in Victory!
Postage stamp of the USSR “The artillery — is God of war!”


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