23 December - the Day of the Russian Air Force long-range aviation

Today is the Day of the Russian Air Force long-range aviation.

Mark their professional holiday hundred airmen directly related to the long-range aviation of the Air Forces of the Russian Federation. The very professional holiday was established in 1990 year, however, he takes its origins more to 1913 year when its first flight made a four-engine heavy bomber "Ilya Muromets", who was at that time the largest aircraft in the world.

It should be clarified that, in spite of the professional holiday, soldiers continue to be alert to ensure high availability of the need to combat aircraft in flight almost anywhere in the country to ensure its protection.