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How a Russian officer made a film about the Yamadaevsky special forces in Chechnya

Today, the special forces stationed in the Chechen Republic, as well as the training center for special forces soldiers, are known all over Russia and far beyond its borders. But only a few decades ago, few could have imagined the very possibility of creating such a unit within the security forces of the Russian Federation.

How a Russian officer made a film about the Yamadaevsky special forces in Chechnya

The YouTube channel “Sladkov +” tells about how the famous Chechen special forces, a division of the Yamadayev brothers, were created. And told by a man who at one time was directly involved in the filming of a film about this unit.

Important note from the author of the film, officer, war correspondent Alexei Sabirzanov:

A squad can hardly be called simple. Its main core consisted of those who fought against the federal forces in the First Chechen War. They looked at me, maybe they checked it somehow in their own way.

The film tells about the everyday life of Chechen special forces at the first stage of its service in the interests of Russia. Presented footage of the release of special forces on the positions that were previously occupied by the militants - on one of the mountains.

Alexey Sabirzanov says that the “Yamadayevts” were very afraid and gives specific examples about the life and combat work of this unique special purpose unit.


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  1. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 5 August 2019 06: 27
    Thank. Interesting. And no one has information about the participation of Chechen special forces in the 08.08 war?
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 5 August 2019 07: 17
      The east battalion was for sure.
    2. Megatron
      Megatron 5 August 2019 08: 31
      Right now, have you already dispersed all those not under the control of the "infantryman"?
      1. Doctor
        Doctor 5 August 2019 10: 59
  2. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 5 August 2019 07: 22
    Quote: carstorm 11
    The east battalion was for sure.

    I know. That is what I would like to hear about.
  3. Gardamir
    Gardamir 5 August 2019 07: 54
    A good idea! Stalin also had to take SS men to serve.
    1. gridasov
      gridasov 5 August 2019 09: 16
      This is one of many methods to achieve your goals and objectives. It was hard to imagine such an idea at one time. Information technologies expand the potential of human actions. This must be recognized as reality. The world will be ruled by intellectuals who know how to distribute information as real technologies for influencing the development of certain events.
      1. beeper
        beeper 5 August 2019 09: 38
        Comrade Gridasov, in a simpler and more understandable wording, is generalized-figurative:
        "Those who read books rule over those who watch TV"

        correctly?! smile
        1. gridasov
          gridasov 5 August 2019 17: 42
          Thank you.! You are absolutely right. Our officers trained in the towers and in the field are the strongest.
          1. beeper
            beeper 5 August 2019 18: 56
            I completely agree with this, dear comrade Gridasov, I like to read your comments - they "whirl" the brain, do not let the "gray cells" stagnate! wink
            Minus was not from me, probably "our" Banderlog tried, neutralized. smile
    2. Captain45
      Captain45 5 August 2019 16: 23
      Quote: Gardamir
      A good idea! Stalin also had to take SS men to serve.

      Your message is wrong. SS men were not originally citizens of the USSR, we do not take individuals such as the Kaminsky brigade. they are traitors to the Motherland. Let's look at another example - individual leaders of the Bandera fights, who, for forgiveness from the Soviet regime, slaughtered their Bandera friends with a whistle and died in their bed, some even having orders and medals for "work"
    3. Sergey Smirnov_3
      Sergey Smirnov_3 19 September 2019 16: 49
      Do not compare.
      They defended their land from dope scumbags.
      And they died ..
      They helped us a lot.
      I recall:
      Ours surrounded, blocked, and they and special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, or GRU, or VV went into kolko and did the most dangerous and jeweler work.
      I always respected them but treated them with tremendous (and we all) caution.
      Well done, eternal Glory to the fallen fighters!
  4. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 5 August 2019 08: 41
    Quote: Gardamir
    A good idea! Stalin also had to take SS men to serve.

    Maybe you don’t have to jump here? This is just a discussion of what WAS.
  5. Tests
    Tests 5 August 2019 18: 46
    And in the Estonian SSR, basically by 1950, the "forest brothers" were swept out of the forests using the same methods as in the Ukrainian SSR and the BSSR. It is clear that in Estonia there are fewer continuous forests than in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, and, unlike Lithuania, there were also no Poles from AK. It was easier for the operatives of the NKGB and the NKVD in the Estonian SSR - they only had to know the Estonian language. Jews that were not evacuated with the Red Army, the Germans and Estonians liquidated everyone by February 1942, they did not even bother with the ghetto, unlike the territory of the Lithuanian and Latvian SSR and Poland. There were no Jewish partisan detachments, unlike the Lithuanian and Belarusian USSR, in the ESSR ... Unfortunately, the Government of Israel seems to be mistaken about this, I have forgotten today, with the Government of Tallinn today - "peace, friendship, chewing gum" ... So the legendary "militants" of 1944-45 were still alive in the 21st century.
  6. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 5 August 2019 19: 07
    Cool initiative. It is also necessary to create such national gangs as part of the Armed Forces. So what? A special forces detachment exclusively from Russians, for example. For lack of Russian separatists and terrorists, to recruit people, at least from criminals. And so with everyone, from the Adyghe to the Yakuts. Or there are Ukrainian separatists who are still in the ZAIDA men, still serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Of these, too, special forces to collect. So what? Right now, foreigners are legally accepted to serve in our Army. And issuing passports is simplified every year. For everyone.
  7. Butchcassidy
    Butchcassidy 5 August 2019 21: 31
    Great movie. Peace to everyone overhead!
  8. Living7111972
    Living7111972 6 August 2019 10: 48
    February 1, 2015 - 19:57
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    In Moscow, after a serious illness, a Sevastopol journalist Alexei Sabirzanov died.