The day of February 17, starting from 2016, has become the official holiday of the Russian student teams. This happened after the signing on February 21, 2015 of the corresponding Decree by the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin.
60 years have passed since that distant 1959, when the first detachments of Soviet student volunteers went to develop virgin lands in Kazakhstan. More than one generation of Soviet citizens passed through this social phenomenon.
The student movement became, in a certain sense, one of the hallmarks of the youth movement in the Soviet Union. Over the period of their existence and development, student teams have made an invaluable contribution to the achievements of the USSR economy, especially when it came to the implementation of large-scale construction projects, which, most often, were associated with the development of remote, hard-to-reach areas of the country, and where additional labor reserves were always required .