Day of a legal service specialist in the Armed Forces of Russia (29/03)

Every year on March 29, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrate the Day of a Legal Service Specialist - a professional holiday for military lawyers, established by 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."

As stated in the Decree, this professional holiday was established "in order to revive and develop domestic military traditions, increase the prestige of military service and in recognition of the merits of military specialists in solving the problems of ensuring the defense and security of the state."

Military lawyers are called officers with a legal education, holding positions in the bodies of the military prosecutor's office, military courts, military justice bodies; there are many military lawyers among the teaching staff of the country's military universities.