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On November 13, 1918, by order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic No. 217/33, the staff of the Organizational Directorate of the All-Russian General Staff was announced, in which, for the first time, the General and Encryption Department was separated as an independent subdivision within the Reporting and Organizational Department. From this moment, the history of encryption bodies begins, which later became the basis of the entire system of protecting state secrets in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Historically, more than one generation of service specialists have been brought up on this date, which was celebrated on November 13 in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, first as the “Day of the Cryptographer”, and for the last 18 years has been celebrated as the “Day of the State Secret Protection Service”.

The first official mentions of the need to carry out special measures to protect state secrets are found in archival documents during the reign of Peter I, in particular, the Decree of January 13, 1724 “On matters of secrecy of the subject” and others.

The path traversed by the personnel of the special agencies is marked by historical events and heroic deeds. in the fire of the battles of the Great Patriotic War, they honorably and dignifiedly fulfilled their duty to their homeland. at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, information flows many times exceeded the physical capabilities of the personnel of special agencies. The officers constantly worked hard, taking breaks for eating and 2-3 hours for sleeping a day.

The current generation of personnel of the state secret protection service of the Western Military District preserves and enhances the best traditions – organization, endurance, devotion to their homeland and people, loyalty to the Oath, courage and perseverance in the performance of special and combat missions.

At present, information security (as a means of achieving superiority over the enemy) is one of the most important aspects of the conduct of hostilities, command and control of troops (forces) and the security of the Russian Federation as a whole. The success of the battle has always depended on the quality of covert command and control of troops: the skillful leadership of subunits and units contributed to the defeat of the enemy with the least losses and in the shortest possible time.

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