The first piece of legislation in the field of military engineering was the decree of Peter I on January 21, 1701 on the opening in Moscow of “School Pushkarsky order.” In 1797 was formed the first engineering regiment composed of two minernyh, two demining companies and two companies of workmen.
Warriors Russian engineering troops took part in all the battles to defend the Fatherland: World War II in 1812, the defense of Sevastopol (1854-1855), during the Russian-Japanese War (1904-1905), the First World War (1914-1918).
In the USSR, the Corps of Engineers created during the organization of the Soviet Army. During World War II performed the tasks of the engineering operations.
During the Second World War, more than 100,000 soldiers, sergeants, officers and generals of the Army Corps of Engineers awarded orders and medals. 655 — became Heroes of the Soviet Union, 294 — Holders of the Order of Glory. 201 engineering and part of the compound converted into guard.
A significant role was played by the Corps of Engineers to provide a limited contingent of combat troops in Afghanistan, the resolution of the armed conflict in Tajikistan, Transnistria and in the North Caucasus region.
Army Corps of Engineers — special forces for performing the tasks of engineering support of combat operations that require special training of personnel and the use of engineering equipment, as well as for application losses the enemy through the application of engineering ammunition.
System resources engineering equipment includes more than 800 items of various designs and kits.