День пограничника: Day of Frontier/Border Guards!

День пограничника!

Frontier/Border Guard badge.

On the 28th of May in 1918 the Russian Frontier/Border Guard was established and former President Yeltsin declared 28 May as a day to keep the tradition alive of honouring the men and women who guard the earth’s longest borders. Border Guards’ today face the modern threats of terrorism and drug-trafficking as opposed to the old days of catching spies and smugglers.

Border Guard hot spots include the Caucasus region where the government annually allocates billions of dollars to modernize frontier outposts.

28 May, Day of the Border Guard.

Today is  День пограничника in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.