We were forbidden to say exactly where we were, what we saw, what it was called, and what the rate of fire was. You can not show the faces of officers and contractors.
But, I think, even under these conditions, I will find something interesting to tell you. :)
So, the Order of Zhukov is a special-purpose brigade. A brigade engaged in reconnaissance, combat operations in extreme conditions, search for bandit formations, which participated in the settlement of the Ossetian-Georgian conflict.
Immediately warn you that the show was not a drop. All that was shown to us, that we saw on the training ground and on the grounds - the soldiers train like this every day, this is the usual system. :)
This was the first visit to a military unit by civilians. Not just a press tour, earlier civilians were not allowed there at all.
The first we visited the brigade museum of military glory. It presents military trophies, weapons samples found on missions. Goblets and medals are also displayed and a brief historical help of this brigade. The team is young, she is less than 10 years old. Until 2009, it consisted of contractors, now it is a mixed type unit. Accordingly, everything used to be equipped for contract soldiers, the conditions in which soldiers live and train are now very comfortable. These are barracks hostels and barracks of improved type. In the barracks there is a shower and a toilet in each room, in each room there are two sinks, everything is very civil.
So, a brief announcement ... What will happen under the cut:
How soldiers train to crimp detonators and plant projectiles.
What do parachutists train on?
A dog who already has three business trips to Chechnya.
Ambush in the forest.
Capture cars with two militants.
Here we go? :)
The press tour was organized by the Ministry of Defense of Russia military_press. We were gathered early in the morning in Krasnodar, and taken by minibus to the area of the military unit. When we arrived, we were met, taken to the office of the commander, over whose desk hung a portrait of a man who is actually the founder of the Russian school of intelligence. We were told "Actually, the portrait of the president should hang here ..." In general, this is a clear indicator - the military has its own structure, it is a kind of "country in the country." And it is natural.
Next we were taken to the museum of military glory. Samples of weapons found in the mountains, bent and melted.
A small part of the awards and diplomas. Then we met in the corridor a huge stand with cups.
Map of the time of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict. There also hung a map taken from enemies, drawn entirely by hand.
A sign that you should pay attention to. Yes, it is important, it plays a role.
Further we were led to the educational building. There are classes in which soldiers study different disciplines. A small reference - each officer maintains an 4 item. Each soldier while studying 34 different subjects. A communications object is added to the signalers, as well as other special directions.
In general, 4 discipline is a lot. But otherwise it does not work, the program is rich, the training is serious.
Layout base. With nyashnyh cars and roads. This is exactly the building in which we were at that time. :)
On this model, the soldiers are shown the detours, and in general the system of the location of buildings.
And here they show a parachute. There are two parachutes laid out on the floor, an officer standing at the blackboard tells about them.
Class communications. Soldiers receive by ear messages transmitted by Morse code. Sit listen.
Stuffed enemies. :))
In the corridor, soldiers are trained to perform construction when shooting.
By the way, they say, we passed the chemical laboratory, in which there were flasks with sarin and other gases.
Well, this is exactly the same simulator for shooting. Two targets, for AK and for here RPG.
This is the technique goes. On the site there are mirrors, they can be clearly seen on the photo.
Sports town, very large.
The town of radiation, chemical and biological protection.
The soldiers are just standing, standing like this all the time while we were going there.
Here the soldiers squeeze the detonators.
Here they lay the shells and flee to the position.
And here you can see how what they laid, bahnul.
Herringbone with weed. :)
Here is the shield "Special Forces - the elite of military intelligence." In general, the entire base in the boards with patriotic, inspiring slogans. About cool special forces and the entire Russian army.
Parachute tower painted in the colors of the Russian flag. From it they train to jump, but not on the actual parachute, but on such a circle covered with cloth. A huge metal ring attached to the platform by plumb lines. The canvas is stretched on it, and the person jumps, slowly going down at the expense of the cargo system. The officers said that with this jump even worse than with a parachute.
Outdated military intelligence badge.
Rafters, which work out various situations parachute. People sit on the bottom of the loop, and the officer simulates a collision, anything else.
Hero of Russia, a participant in the military actions of 2008 of the year with Georgia, died in the line of duty. The title of Hero of Russia was awarded posthumously, colleagues have achieved this year and a half. Now they are trying to ensure that his name is included in the lists of the military unit forever. At present, each roll call begins with his name; this is an initiative of the servicemen, like his many photographs on the territory.
Barracks, a wardrobe with a form.
Gym, one of its small part.
And this is the Barkas dog. He already has three business trips to Chechnya. They told that as soon as he sees a KAMAZ with soldiers, he jumps up and it is simply unrealistic to pull him out. So she rides a field exercise with soldiers. This is the mascot of the brigade. By the way, civilians, they said, does not like.
This is a weapon for us.
They also showed us a shooting robot, they were forbidden to photograph. He is tough.
Here is a soldier in full combat gear. Glasses are not designed for winter, they must be protected from dust. :)
Further fire training.
Here, the only thing that was done specifically for us - they kicked out the Tigers. Those cars that participated in recent years in the parade on Red Square. :)
And then we were taken to the forest. An ambush was arranged there. Soldiers are trained to survive in the field, imitating military life in the mountains.
Tent covered with fluffy branches.
The soldier makes a fire, a few more people strengthen the tent and collect firewood.
Well, and when we were in the forest, we were again brought to the base and fed. Lunch was served in the officers' canteen; during the excursion they told that the service there was directly a restaurant.