Every year on December 17, a memorable day is celebrated in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - the Day of the Strategic Missile Forces, established by Decree of the President of Russia No. 549 of May 31, 2006.
Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) as a branch of the Armed Forces were created on December 17, 1959 by decision of the USSR government. For the first time as a professional holiday, Strategic Missile Forces Day was established in 1995.
In 1997, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Military Space Forces, the Rocket and Space Defense Forces of the Air Defense Forces of the RF Armed Forces were merged into a single service of the RF Armed Forces - the Strategic Missile Forces.