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February 12 marks 121 years since the birth of Marshal Vasily Chuikov, the founder of Civil Defense. On this day, the current employees of the EMERCOM of Russia and veterans of the civil defense remember the marshal with words of gratitude and appreciation for his contribution to the formation and development of civil defense.

It was Vasily Chuikov who in 1961 founded and headed the civil defense of the USSR, creating an effective system of national defense measures to protect the population, territories and facilities of the national economy. Under his leadership, all civil defense measures of a national and national character were planned and implemented throughout the country and concerned every citizen. The system of protective measures was supposed to ensure the protection of the population and territories of the country from all possible damaging factors of weapons of mass destruction.

Recall that Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov – Soviet military leader, Marshal of the Soviet Union (1955), twice Hero of the Soviet Union (1944, 1945), commander-in-chief of a group of Soviet forces in Germany (1949-1953), commander of the Kiev military district (1953-1960), commander-in-chief of the Ground troops of the USSR, Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR (1960-1964). From 1942 to 1946 – commander of the 62nd Army (8th Guards Army), which distinguished itself in the Battle of Stalingrad.

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