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Afghanistan: war, love and bare knees

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In this article I gathered the most vivid memories of Afghanistan of all my friends and acquaintances - participants of the Afghan war.


Ramil Salimagaraev, paratrooper, Moscow:

- Afghans have a completely different attitude towards life and death. And to the war. I remember that during one of the operations the helicopter pilots took me aboard - to deliver ammunition. Flew "process" the gorge, which was infested with spirits. And from there we are also “treated” from all trunks in a black way. We shot out, go to the new corner, fly to the next gorge - and there is a man with a horse on the slope plowing the ground. Calmly as if nothing had happened. On the roar, shooting and explosions in the nearby gorge - zero attention. The usual thing, the working moment is war. I was shocked then to the ground. Then I got used to it.

Dmitry Fedorov, machine-gunner, 860 SME, resident of Kolomna:

–Under Faizabad in a battle seriously wounded one of our company, a Tatar. Lying, no signs of life. And spirits from all trunks work for us. Need to save. I tell my - ship it to me. Vzvalili. And it is heavy, a kilo per hundred. I rushed, as dry for dry. So fast I never ran again - neither before nor after. I run, looping like a hare, and they sit down for me. One of the bullets on my belt was cut in half, another shoulder strapped on my shoulder, the third flask flashed. Total "enclosed." And on the body - not a scratch. In what happens. And the Tatar did not save then. For three days, doctors conjured over him - they never took me out of a coma ... I then dreamed of this jog many times. In a cold sweat I woke up.

Sergey Sysolyatin, nurse (in Afghan - “tweezers”), city of Orsk, Orenburg region:

- At one time, spooks adapted to put anti-tank mines with a delayed explosion. The pin with the spring is placed vertically over the fuse at some distance on a weak spring. One tank drove - pin dropped. The armored troop-carrier pressed down - he sank even more. And so several times. And somewhere in the middle of the column an ​​explosion occurs. In our column, a few units of equipment over such a mine passed. The pin pressed in and hung in a millimeter from the fuse. Or even closer. One of the fighters jumped from the board and landed his boots on this pin. It is evident that this effort was enough. Right in front of the paratrooper, the explosion gasped. He flies off to the side. I run up to him - still alive ... But I turned him all over from head to toe. I touch my nose - it remains in my hand. I pull out my tongue - to free my breath - the same. So on my hands and died, poor fellow.

Dmitry Scheglov, Orenburg:

During one and the operation in the village, they visited one of the local women. Small so dry, skinny. We sit, drink tea, talk. And the women from the female half, one after another, run to us - they bring food, tea, flat cakes. We ask him: hey baba, and how many wives do you have? Eight, says. And what does Allah allow. We fell silent. And children, I ask, how many? Bye fourteen. We choked. Here is such a cool babai then caught us. We bought a ram from him, the soup was bungled. It was the most delicious soup in my life ...

Ramil Salimgaraev, paratrooper, Moscow:

When I spirits from three slopes of the DShK scouts covered, which entered the gorge in Zelenka entered. Hit at the same time, tracer. These queues in a narrow band of green and met. There is no place left alive. Well, I think Khan boys ... And in the evening it turned out that no one had even scratched them. As it turned out, the scouts in Zelenka along the stream found some half-meter side of stones. Apparently, one of the dushmans wanted to build a house there. He began to build walls, but he never finished. Half a meter above the ground only stones were enough. But they had enough of this. They are during the shooting along the side lay - one by one, a living chain. The board all bullets at itself and accepted. So a few hours and lay until the spirits ammunition ran out. Then they got up, shook themselves off and flipped on.

Dmitry Fedorov:

I returned home after Afgan, walk through the streets, gawk at the girls. And I catch myself thinking: damn it, yes, they are almost all naked! In Afghanistan, the women in some black bags go, even the eye can not see. And then - bare knees, thin waist, elegant hangers. Not life, but a song!

Pavel Vedeshkin, scout, city of Mednogorsk, Orenburg region:

Returned from Afghanistan, flew to Tashkent. Went to the city, began to drink. Glass, the other - does not take. It can be seen that the accumulated nervous tension over the past year and a half has become so strong - even vodka does not relax. Only on the train and let go. In Samara, he gave a telegram to his mother: meet me, mommy. The train arrives in my hometown. It is worth three minutes, as expected. I get out of the last car, I look - at the other end of the platform, mom runs, looks out for me. The car, apparently, was mistaken. My legs immediately became wadded, they grew to the ground - I can't step. Mom turned around and saw me. Runs to me, stumbles, hands forward pulls. I will die - I will remember how my mother ran to me then ...

... That was such a war. Such experiences.

All "Afghans" - with the Day of the withdrawal of troops! Mark the fallen, congratulate the living. Live happily ever after!
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  1. Tartary
    Tartary 15 February 2018 04: 03
    +10
    I didn’t get it myself ... B-shnik - they didn’t take it, and the reports didn’t help ... Maybe someone knows about the “Black Captain” whom the spirits did not kill on purpose, knowing that he was looking for death ??
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 15 February 2018 07: 52
      +22
      On concrete road
      Past the mines and the ambush
      You and I are not gods
      We’ll go to hell in Kandahar.

      The crosshair crosses us
      A bullet will take life.
      Again, someone marks us
      The sniper is waiting for us again.

      We are a convoy of goods
      We are transporting here.
      From the native Union.
      And shelling is not a problem.

      It doesn't matter dust and heat
      Days without mail from home.
      We are used to you
      No other is given to us.
      Remember the Afghan warriors.
      1. Cormorants
        Cormorants 15 February 2018 08: 54
        +16
        Cool article.
        1. Hoc vince
          Hoc vince 15 February 2018 10: 09
          +18
          Thanks to the author for the article. The dead - eternal memory and GLORY, and alive - happiness, success and health ....
  2. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 15 February 2018 04: 51
    +17
    Recall and remember the dead.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 15 February 2018 06: 38
      +12
      Very slowly I read the Book of Memory of the Leningrad Region about the Soviet soldiers of that war. Their letters, names, faces, fates ...
  3. bionik
    bionik 15 February 2018 07: 19
    +34
    Good memory to the children who died in this war !!!
  4. vladeinord
    vladeinord 15 February 2018 07: 28
    +11
    Shalom bacha, "fifty dollars" with the 29th anniversary !!! All long years and with a significant date!
  5. Coma_64
    Coma_64 15 February 2018 07: 54
    +21
    Every first one who was there will never forget that.
    And if he did not have enough strength, he returned in his thoughts there.
    Every second will break the conversation, nipping it in the bud.
    If someone suddenly starts a dispute, who will be responsible for this war.
    Every third no longer has the strength to prove anything else.
    But every fourth has not cooled down yet and is ready to continue to fight.
    Every fifth has nothing: no family, no yard, no stake.
    And every sixth departed from everything, chose the Bible or the Quran.
    One in seven was once married, but now he is already divorced.
    And this is not only the fault of the guys, just a few good wives.
    Every eighth came in orders, and they said to him: "Hero."
    Now everything is debunked to pieces. Who counts with this war?
    Every ninth in cold delirium, waking up, screaming at night.
    Not because he saw the war, because he just was there.
    Every tenth shed their blood - there is no war without losses.
    Today the war is back again, only who will pay now?
    Every twentieth sees nothing around except vodka and tears.
    Life for him is like a vicious circle - not so long before the mourning roses.
    One in thirty sits on a needle, but does not believe that he is a drug addict.
    And only a new dope can warm it in this ash.
    Every two hundred without legs or arms, and prostheses are not a joy to him.
    Who in this life has helped at least something - these benefits are now useless.
    And if one drops out of a hundred, who in prison continues his journey,
    This is a lot, but it’s exactly what they like to reproach us more than once.
  6. polpot
    polpot 15 February 2018 08: 13
    +16
    Youth, there is something to remember, a bow to all the fallen, hello to all living things, the 40th army who was one will not forget
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 15 February 2018 08: 39
    +20
    A blessed memory for those who have not returned ... health to those who are alive ...
  8. Dashout
    Dashout 15 February 2018 09: 30
    +12
    Eternal memory to the dead guys! Good luck and good health!
  9. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 15 February 2018 09: 41
    +11
    Mom turned around, saw me. He runs to me, stumbles, pulls his hands forward. I will die - I remember how my mother then ran to me ...
    Already tears from the eyes knocks ...
    I didn’t get to Afghanistan, although I wanted to ... I served in the artillery regiment at the state border guard.
    1. your1970
      your1970 15 February 2018 13: 11
      +1
      Quote: Tartar 174
      Mom turned around, saw me. He runs to me, stumbles, pulls his hands forward. I will die - I remember how my mother then ran to me ...
      Already tears from the eyes knocks ...
      I didn’t get to Afghanistan, although I wanted to ... I served in the artillery regiment at the state border guard.

      Not in Kushka for an hour?
      1. Tatar 174
        Tatar 174 15 February 2018 15: 36
        +2
        No, not in Kushka, although for some reason we were driven to Termez-Tedzhen-Mary-Karshi, then to Ashgabat, but did not stop in Kush ..
  10. shuravi
    shuravi 15 February 2018 09: 46
    +22
    From me. Earlier, a little clumsy, but from the heart.
    http://artofwar.ru/l/lisowoj_w_i/text_0330.shtml


    This is called - Home!

  11. glum
    glum 15 February 2018 09: 57
    +9
    all past and returning health and many years who have fallen eternal memory.
  12. freddyk
    freddyk 15 February 2018 10: 01
    +12
    Happy Holidays, friends !!!
  13. helmi8
    helmi8 15 February 2018 10: 22
    +22
    The third toast - standing and silently ... Returning - health.
    Ghazni, July 1984 - October 1985
    1. shuravi
      shuravi 15 February 2018 10: 33
      +20
      Quote: helmi8
      The third toast - standing and silently ... Returning - health.
      Ghazni, July 1984 - October 1985


      Faizabad 1986-87
  14. shuravi
    shuravi 15 February 2018 10: 26
    +18
    A few photos.





    1. Jabal
      Jabal 15 February 2018 10: 43
      +5
      The last photo - where was such a take-off? Not Surubi?
      1. shuravi
        shuravi 15 February 2018 10: 57
        +8
        Quote: Jabal
        The last photo - where was such a take-off? Not Surubi?


        Fayzabad. This is it now like this:
      2. Cannonball
        Cannonball 15 February 2018 22: 14
        0
        Nickname from there?
        1. Jabal
          Jabal 16 February 2018 11: 00
          0
          Yes. It was too lazy to think long ...))
          1. Cannonball
            Cannonball 16 February 2018 22: 52
            0
            I am also from Jabal. 177th Dvinsky. ADN.
  15. Sling cutter
    Sling cutter 15 February 2018 10: 42
    +19
    Dear Shuravi Friends! Congratulations to all of you on the Holiday! Health to you, longevity and peaceful sky.
    Eternal Glory to the dead! soldier
    Recall all and remember how it should be standing without clinking glasses.
  16. Altona
    Altona 15 February 2018 11: 25
    +14
    To everyone who was "across the river", thank you for being alive. Dead, blessed memory.
  17. merkava-2bet
    merkava-2bet 15 February 2018 17: 47
    +6
    I lived in Mary, I was small then, I saw these men and officers who were not even 25 years old but all gray-haired, I called them grandfathers unknowingly, and then I became gray-haired in 26 after all operations and wars as well as injuries, bright memory fallen brothers and survivors health.
    1. shuravi
      shuravi 15 February 2018 17: 54
      +5
      Quote: merkava-2bet
      I lived in Mary, I was small then, I saw these men and officers who were not even 25 years old but all gray-haired, I called them grandfathers unknowingly, and then I became gray-haired in 26 after all operations and wars as well as injuries, bright memory fallen brothers and survivors health.


      Well, all gray-haired is too much. Not everyone.
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  19. merkava-2bet
    merkava-2bet 15 February 2018 17: 59
    +2
    Quote: merkava-2bet
    Most, since I saw mostly tank officers, infantry and army aviation fliers.
    1. shuravi
      shuravi 15 February 2018 18: 47
      +5
      Quote: merkava-2bet
      Quote: merkava-2bet
      Most, since I saw mostly tank officers, infantry and army aviation fliers.


      Well? I myself am from the army aviation, will you see a lot of gray here?
      http://mi-24v.users.photofile.ru/photo/mi-24v/115
      492984 / 131748042.jpg
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 15 February 2018 19: 20
        +7
        Quote: shuravi
        Well? I myself am from the army aviation, will you see a lot of gray here?

        So you had more alcohol than in the entire SA and Navy combined drinks
        1. shuravi
          shuravi 15 February 2018 19: 37
          +5
          Quote: Stroporez
          Quote: shuravi
          Well? I myself am from the army aviation, will you see a lot of gray here?

          So you had more alcohol than in the entire SA and Navy combined drinks



          Alas, Mi-24, this is not a MiG-25. We have a miserable 3,2 liter tank for spraying windshields. But there is also the Mi-8 in the regiment, and the technical composition. And you can’t marry consumption standards. All fraudulently divided as just a bottle per crew per week.
          1. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter 15 February 2018 19: 56
            +5
            Quote: shuravi
            But there’s also the Mi-8 in the regiment, and the technical composition.

            Yeah, the pilot personally filled some capacity with Mishka-8 to me, flew from Kabul to Gardez from the Kabul Central Hospital in January of the 87. wink No need to stoop bully
            1. shuravi
              shuravi 15 February 2018 20: 50
              +4
              Quote: Stroporez

              Yeah, the pilot personally filled some capacity with Mishka-8 to me, flew from Kabul to Gardez from the Kabul Central Hospital in January of the 87. wink No need to stoop bully


              Not all Mi-8 had the chance to dangle for alcohol in Kabul. There were few such lucky ones. The main points and landings dangled. What alcohol is there.
              1. Jabal
                Jabal 16 February 2018 11: 17
                +1
                Yes, yes, yes ... And then the 12th from the Union empty flew, without vodka 10 checks (for "strangers"). For my friends, for the flyers, there was always 5, as far as I remember ...))) At I confirm Stroporez’s words that you’ve never had a dry experience - that's why there are less gray-haired ones))))) I’m joking, don’t shoot. I mean that personally even I tried beer from Bagram helicopter pilots. I give a tooth)))
                And we usually refueled at the nalivniki for the holidays ... Also on the dime ... Well, or sharop in continent. Although at least under one cot on a tent in a tank of "thorn" on a loaf of sugar wandered. This is at the very worst ...)))
                1. Cannonball
                  Cannonball 16 February 2018 22: 54
                  0
                  "Kishmishovka" checked onion?
  20. Radikal
    Radikal 15 February 2018 20: 54
    +3
    Quote: Coma_64
    Every first one who was there will never forget that.
    And if he did not have enough strength, he returned in his thoughts there.
    Every second will break the conversation, nipping it in the bud.
    If someone suddenly starts a dispute, who will be responsible for this war.
    Every third no longer has the strength to prove anything else.
    But every fourth has not cooled down yet and is ready to continue to fight.
    Every fifth has nothing: no family, no yard, no stake.
    And every sixth departed from everything, chose the Bible or the Quran.
    One in seven was once married, but now he is already divorced.
    And this is not only the fault of the guys, just a few good wives.
    Every eighth came in orders, and they said to him: "Hero."
    Now everything is debunked to pieces. Who counts with this war?
    Every ninth in cold delirium, waking up, screaming at night.
    Not because he saw the war, because he just was there.
    Every tenth shed their blood - there is no war without losses.
    Today the war is back again, only who will pay now?
    Every twentieth sees nothing around except vodka and tears.
    Life for him is like a vicious circle - not so long before the mourning roses.
    One in thirty sits on a needle, but does not believe that he is a drug addict.
    And only a new dope can warm it in this ash.
    Every two hundred without legs or arms, and prostheses are not a joy to him.
    Who in this life has helped at least something - these benefits are now useless.
    And if one drops out of a hundred, who in prison continues his journey,
    This is a lot, but it’s exactly what they like to reproach us more than once.

    good drinks
  21. Badger
    Badger 15 February 2018 21: 58
    +3
    The son-in-law served in Puli-Khumry. In 1981-1983 Respect to you and Good luck. It was all in vain
  22. Cannonball
    Cannonball 15 February 2018 22: 36
    +4
    One of the first impressions that shocked me after returning "from beyond the river" is silence, here you can not hear how they shoot.
    There you get so used to the sounds of shooting that you simply stop paying attention to them, they become an everyday daily background, like a Mayak popping on a transistor, like the noise of a metropolis or a motorcycle rattling in the yard ...
    And upon arrival in Tashkent, I felt a strange feeling, as if something was missing ... And I realized that I can’t hear the sound of bursts, it’s quiet here, they don’t shoot here. And in this silence, the sound of an electric train approaching from childhood suddenly erupted ...
    And only after that it finally dawned on me - I am at home, I returned. Although the house still had 3000 km and a year of service.
    1. shuravi
      shuravi 15 February 2018 23: 06
      +7
      Waking up in the middle of the night, eagerly rummaging under the pillow.
      Wife - What are you doing?
      - Sleep, I just want to go to the toilet.
      - What are you looking for?
      - Like what? Pistol.
      - What a gun, you're home already!
      - Exactly! - and slapping yourself on the forehead with your palm, slipping slippers on and then crawling under the bed for an automaton.
  23. SASHA OLD
    SASHA OLD 15 February 2018 22: 54
    +6
    Health to all those who returned alive from there, eternal memory to those who died, thanks for the fulfilled international duty, fathers!
  24. EwgenyZ
    EwgenyZ 15 February 2018 22: 59
    +8
    Good article, thanks to the author. No matter who says it, and the soldiers have honorably fulfilled their duty to their homeland, at least someone else thinks differently. Politicians got involved in this war, politicians lost it. The army did not lose. To all the dead and returning - eternal glory, to all politicians who threw the soldiers to their fate - eternal shame!
  25. Soviet Union
    Soviet Union 15 February 2018 23: 04
    +3
    Red Banner Moscow Software KSAPO 3 MMG Chahiab in 87 ....
    ......... Better than mountains can only be mountains .... struck by its beauty and volume ....
    ........ Our helicopter pilots aces on MI-8 and MI 24 ..... such a beauty and the vital necessity of piloting .... in a meter above the hill and a stone down .....
    I remember.
    1. shuravi
      shuravi 15 February 2018 23: 25
      +4
      Quote: Soviet Union
      Red Banner Moscow Software KSAPO 3 MMG Chahiab in 87 ....
      ......... Better than mountains can only be mountains .... struck by its beauty and volume ....
      ........ Our helicopter pilots aces on MI-8 and MI 24 ..... such a beauty and the vital necessity of piloting .... in a meter above the hill and a stone down .....
      I remember.



      And if you look from the cab, then nothing unusual.)

  26. shuravi
    shuravi 15 February 2018 23: 29
    +7
    Eight needed a long unloading. Well, we got hooked so that we wouldn’t burn kerosene in vain. What fighters from the point immediately took advantage of, they asked for a bit, a hundred liters.
    True, the photo does not show how the car is “milked.”)

  27. Mavr-85
    Mavr-85 16 February 2018 05: 46
    +1
    Thanks for the info