Monday 10 September 2018

Tankers' Day

"Order of the Minster of the Armed Forces of the USSR #27
July 16th, 1946

Order of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on the establishment of the annual holiday "Tankers' Day"

Considering the special significance of tank and mechanized forces and their achievements during the Great Patriotic War, as well as the achievements of tank builders in equipping the Armed Forces with armoured vehicles, the annual holiday of "Tankers' Day" is established.

"Tankers' Day" will be celebrated annually on the second Sunday of September.

This day will be celebrated in every capital of the Soviet republics, as well as Leningrad, Stalingrad, Chelyabinsk, Gorkiy, Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlovsk, Kharkov, Omsk, Habarovsk, and Vladivostok by 20 artillery volleys.

Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, N. Shvernik
Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, A. Gorkin

Moscow, Kremlin
July 11th, 1946"


  1. I must say the Soviets were on to something there. I think in the spirit of openness America should also establish the second Sunday of September for Tankers Day as well. We could have local have local Army units park tanks in public parks and have large picnics while children get to sit in those tanks and traverse the main gun around while they pretend to shoot their parents and hated members in charge of their schools. It's about time Tanks received their proper recognition.