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Operation Danube: why did Soviet airborne troops take Czechoslovakia in 1968

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On August 21, 1968, the combined troops of the Warsaw Pact countries, numbering half a million soldiers and officers, crossed the state borders of Czechoslovakia. On the part of the USSR, 18 motorized riflemen took part in the operation, tank and airborne divisions, 40 and 15 thousand soldiers arrived from Poland and the GDR, respectively. The entry of troops was carried out from four directions: from the territory of the GDR, the USSR, Poland and Hungary. In Europe, the smell of a big war ...


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  1. svp67
    svp67 17 November 2017 14: 53
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    .... why did the Soviet airborne troops take Czechoslovakia in 1968
    Yes, because these are “first strike troops” or “quick reaction forces”. Carrying out a "vertical maneuver" in capturing particularly important enemy targets and places or terrain, the capture and retention of which determines the success and rapid advancement of the main strike groups.
    And here's an interesting question, “West” requires Russia to REPENT, for everything, but did the Czech Republic personally repent for this?

  2. antivirus
    antivirus 17 November 2017 16: 37
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    Dubcek is a friend of Gorbachev MS at the Moscow State University
    then did not isolate the MSG from the government?
    weakness in relation to Czechoslovakia was even under Khrushchev-- it was necessary to keep the conquered
    how much the military generation and semi-literate peasants did, how happily we let down our inheritance
    one acquaintance: "they entered Czechoslovakia 68g, the Germans were near. The German stood on the post (on the street?). He drew a circle with 2 m chalk. The dog went into it, he shot it." ORGNUNG
    and only shouts "get away" from the windows of a bourgeois kennel ..
    1. Fedya2017
      Fedya2017 17 November 2017 20: 02
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      Quote: antivirus
      entered Czechoslovakia 68g, near the Germans. German stood on a post (on the street?). outlined a circle of 2 m in chalk. the dog entered him, he shot her. "ORGNUNG

      It’s time for you to know that the army of the GDR was not introduced into Czechoslovakia. That friend of mine lied to you ... Then these stories were popular. But it's still tales ...
      1. 32363
        32363 17 November 2017 20: 59
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        Quote: Fedya2017
        Quote: antivirus
        entered Czechoslovakia 68g, near the Germans. German stood on a post (on the street?). outlined a circle of 2 m in chalk. the dog entered him, he shot her. "ORGNUNG

        It’s time for you to know that the army of the GDR was not introduced into Czechoslovakia. That friend of mine lied to you ... Then these stories were popular. But it's still tales ...

        were there GDRovtsy .. this is a fact.
        1. Fedya2017
          Fedya2017 17 November 2017 21: 17
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          Quote: 32363
          were there GDRovtsy .. this is a fact.

          The fact ??! Then the "fact" in the studio ...
          1. 32363
            32363 17 November 2017 21: 31
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            Quote: Fedya2017
            Quote: 32363
            were there GDRovtsy .. this is a fact.

            The fact ??! Then the "fact" in the studio ...

            Yes, there have already been so many docks here on the site with the memoirs of the Soviet military, for the sake of one overslept topic, I will not waste time searching ... look for yourself.
            1. Fedya2017
              Fedya2017 17 November 2017 21: 36
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              Quote: 32363
              Yes, there have already been so many docks here on the site with memoirs of the Soviet military

              These are not facts. Such "memoirists" have always been enough everywhere. For any reason ... Memoirs never, anywhere and by no one are taken for fact. From the GDR there was a small number of observer officers at headquarters. There were no army units, from a word in general ...
      2. Stas157
        Stas157 19 November 2017 01: 12
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        Quote: Fedya2017

        It’s time for you to know that the army of the GDR was not introduced into Czechoslovakia. That friend of mine lied to you ... Then these stories were popular. But it's still tales ...

        I respect your opinion, but in this case, since you are busy debunking the "established myths" that are obvious to everyone except you, then take the trouble to find the evidence yourself. Where did you get this that the German Democratic Republic’s army was not in Czechoslovakia when there is so much evidence for this? Maybe people are mistaken, judging by your opinion, but then prove it yourself, and do not demand proof from everyone. After all, you are in the minority in this case! You act selfishly, forcing everyone to seek one confirmation for you.
        1. Fedya2017
          Fedya2017 19 November 2017 12: 52
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          Quote: Stas157
          After all, you are in the minority in this case! You act selfishly, forcing everyone to seek one confirmation for you.

          I do not force anyone. Simply, if anyone is interested, let him hammer a question into a search engine and look for it himself. This is not a difficult matter ... But to argue with those. who "saw with their own eyes" or "matchmaker brother and friend told" - I do not see the point. Some aliens have seen or something else like that ... Try to convince them ... They will also require proof.
  3. In100gram
    In100gram 20 November 2017 20: 55
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    They left the Warsaw Pact to lie under NATO. Ungrateful am
    They also ruined the country