Day of the Russian Air Defense Forces (10/04)

Day of the Air Defense Forces (Day of the Air Defense Forces) is a memorable day in the Armed Forces of Russia and is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of April in accordance with Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 549 of May 31, 2006 "On the establishment of professional holidays and memorable days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation".

The establishment of the date of the holiday is due to the fact that in April the most important government decrees were adopted on the organization of the country's air defense, which became the basis for building the air defense system of the Russian state, the organizational structure of the air defense forces, their formation and further development.

The history of air defense, as a special type of armed support in the defense of the state, has more than a century. In December 1914, the first units equipped with machine guns and light cannons appeared to fight German and Austrian airplanes.