Botlikh border: 20 years ago, Russia was saved from collapse

On 20 years ago on 7 on August 1999, armed and well-trained gangs of terrorists in the amount of two thousand, led by Basayev and Khattab, crossing the Chechen administrative border, broke into the Botlikh district of Dagestan.


Botlikh border: 20 years ago, Russia was saved from collapse


There was a real threat of the loss of Dagestan, which was even mentioned on the sidelines of the Kremlin. The loss of control over this important region meant for the Russian authorities the beginning of the collapse of the country.

The militants planned to get support from the local population and with their help reach the shores of the Caspian Sea, spreading the ideas of pseudo-Islamic radicalism around them. However, residents of nearby villages refused to help extremists, and before the arrival of federal troops, they heroically fought against the heavily armed gangs of Basayev and Khattab. As a result of cleansing the territory of Dagestan from militants, the Russian military destroyed over one and a half thousand extremists.

Colonel General Vladimir Bulgakov, the hero of Russia, will tell in more detail about what happened on the hot August of 1999 and how the chain reaction of the collapse of the country was stopped.

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  1. Monster_Fat 8 August 2019 05: 17 New
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    Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia and other Caucasian enclaves are legally part of Russia, albeit with reservations, but de facto these are territories living by their own laws, where the central Russian authorities only with great difficulty manage to maintain at least some semblance of centralism.
    1. Aerodrome 8 August 2019 05: 32 New
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      Botlikh border: 20 years ago, Russia was saved from collapse
      that is, the "Belovezhsky conspiracy" does not count? there was no decay? oh yes ... there the USSR collapsed ... another country.
      1. Basil50 8 August 2019 07: 19 New
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        the monster
        You correctly emphasized that TAM live according to their ideas and about the law and much more.
        They rubbed us on that the conscious civilians of Dagestan offered armed resistance to international terrorists armed to the teeth and trained by import instructors. It seems like * what a fine fellow *.
        My question is, where did the * peaceful * Dagestanis get weapons? Yes, and able to stop the armed * to the teeth * trained terrorists?
        Why do RUSSIAN people DO NOT have such weapons? Why, until now, do Caucasians have weapons and do they use them at least for gang warfare, at least for shooting for pleasure, for intimidation, for weddings?
        Remember HOW the bandits captured RODDOM, and the weapons turned out to be ONLY from police officers and rare officers. And even then only pistols. All people turned out to be unarmed, only because they were LEGAL obedience and did not steal, they bought illegal weapons.
        Little has changed since then. People from the Caucasus still flaunt their impunity and willingly show their contempt to all of us.
        And what? They are not threatened by anything, they go in droves and weapons are used willingly .........
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        1. Monster_Fat 8 August 2019 07: 27 New
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          Basil 50
          You know very well that Caucasians have a “roof” at the very “top” —so say “personal devotion” (burping the notorious “power vertical”), from here everything gets away with it.
        2. vladcub 8 August 2019 08: 05 New
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          Once upon a time, we must allow the population to have weapons.
          If in the 70's there was no terrorism as such, now terrorism is a reality.
          Already no one can guarantee that terrorists or organized crime groups will not start a showdown under your window. Lord forbid this, but if something like this happens, what will you do: read morality to bandits rejoice that the state does not allow weapons?
          1. 210ox 8 August 2019 09: 04 New
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            I can agree and not at the same time. I myself live in the North Caucasus and I have no weapons. I am not a hunter. But what I’ll say is that the problem is in the heads and not in weapons and in the inability of us, Russian people to unite. Only if the threat to the existence of the nation itself. They will rob the neighbor, FIG who will lift the ass. Here a couple of years ago I had to defend ourselves with an ax addict. They were blown away by the wind. And in the Kuban, the local government, badly or not, keeps the national situation under control. Unlike Stavropol neighbors. Here it is shitty with the national question.
            1. tihonmarine 8 August 2019 09: 52 New
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              To live in peace in a large and multinational Russia, you need to learn from I.V. Stalin. (I know the opinion of users from neighbors with Russia, as well as liberal democrats. Do not litter the site).
              1. Astra wild 8 August 2019 13: 55 New
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                If a miracle happens and in the place of V.V. , by the way, a person who is not stupid (unfortunately or fortunately) will prove to be beloved by you and Vladkub Stalin, what can he do? Where are the Communists Leninists? Where is the NKVD, among them were real Chekists? Nobody can do without all this
            2. Astra wild 8 August 2019 09: 56 New
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              It’s your happiness that they were random drug addicts, and now there are a lot of drug robots. They will promise him a dose and indicate what to do.
          2. Doctor 8 August 2019 13: 06 New
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            Once upon a time, we must allow the population to have weapons.
            If in the 70's there was no terrorism as such, now terrorism is a reality.
            Already no one can guarantee that terrorists or organized crime groups will not start a showdown under your window. Lord forbid this, but if something like this happens, what will you do: read morality to bandits rejoice that the state does not allow weapons?

            World statistics confirm your words.
            https://pikabu.ru/story/statistika_po_oruzhiyu__50_faktov_5206975
            1. Pike 9 August 2019 07: 39 New
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              "An American politician from Arizona cited the murder of his own mother as an argument in defense of the free carrying of weapons. This is reported by the New York Daily News.
              According to Bobby Wilson, when he was 18 years old, his mother tried to shoot him with a semi-automatic rifle while he was sleeping. However, he woke up on time and, dodging six bullets, was able to get a single-shot rifle from under the bed and killed the attacker. "©
              All you need to know about the free circulation of weapons
              1. Doctor 9 August 2019 09: 19 New
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                his mother tried to shoot him with a semi-automatic rifle while he was sleeping.

                A special case. The rifle has nothing to do with it. These are cockroaches in her head. With the same success, she could slaughter him with an ax or strangle him with a pillow.
                1. Pike 9 August 2019 09: 40 New
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                  There are three mass executions of dozens of dead in such US cases in just one day.
                  1. Doctor 9 August 2019 11: 19 New
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                    Again. The problem is in the heads.
                    Weapons and guns are cognate words. In Chechnya, every second goes to Stechkin. The crime rate is the lowest in the country - 1,9 at 1000.
                    In Rwanda, people do not have money for a firearm. This did not stop them from knocking out a million machetes with primitive machetes in 1994 in 3 months.
        3. CommanderDIVA 8 August 2019 09: 38 New
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          “I have a question: where did the * peaceful * Dagestanis get weapons? Yes, and capable of stopping the trained terrorists * to the teeth *" - there they gave the Dagestan militias weapons in some cases in advance, and the gangs of Basayev and Khattab knew about the campaign in Dagestan waited for the time to get drawn into the region, local supporters would come to light and then, during the military operation, neutralize everyone
    2. seti 8 August 2019 09: 04 New
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      Monster_Fat - Well, you also impersonate a Russian user, but nevertheless hide behind a striped flag. And live by your own laws.
    3. Underwater hunter
      Underwater hunter 8 August 2019 09: 06 New
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      Quote: Monster_Fat
      de central Russian authorities only with great difficulty manage to maintain at least some semblance of centralism.

      I absolutely agree with your comment. I believe that the world is very shaky there, this world is supported by Chechnya, but until Russia has money to pay for this world, and when the financial situation in Russia is aggravated (everything goes to that), then the big question is how Chechens will behave .. Something tells me that they don’t want to give up a good life (elite) and work like everyone else ...
      1. Cat man null 8 August 2019 12: 31 New
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        Quote: Underwater Hunter
        I absolutely agree with your comment ...

        With the comments of the thick state troll, you agree. As before, they agreed with the comments of the troll, ahem, Israeli.

        And why am I not surprised? request
        1. Underwater hunter
          Underwater hunter 8 August 2019 12: 36 New
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          Quote: Cat Man Null
          Quote: Underwater Hunter
          I absolutely agree with your comment ...

          With the comments of the thick state troll, you agree. As before, they agreed with the comments of the troll, ahem, Israeli.

          And why am I not surprised? request

          For me it doesn’t matter where the commentator comes from or what nationality he is, it matters only how the commentator sees the situation .. And you, apparently, are only listening to Kiseleva, Skabeev, Solovyov .. Why am I not surprised either? laughing hi
          1. Cat man null 8 August 2019 12: 44 New
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            Quote: Underwater Hunter
            For me it doesn’t matter where the commentator comes from or what nationality he is, it matters only how the commentator sees the situation ..

            Willingly I believe. You do not care in which company, if only to understand, "how everything is bad here."

            The funny thing is that in your company more and more foreign trolls are yes

            Quote: Underwater Hunter
            And you apparently ...

            Man, please be kind - fire me from your, ahem, conclusions ...

            Quote: A. Raikin
            You, Fedya, are able to be an advocate ... not to be.
            You, Fedya ... the power in words is great ... but you have them you do not know how to arrange.
            1. Underwater hunter
              Underwater hunter 8 August 2019 13: 07 New
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              Quote: Cat Man Null
              Willingly I believe. You don’t care in which company, if only to feel like “everything is bad here.” The funny thing is that in the company you are increasingly finding foreign trolls

              I'm not in the company, it's you in the company, I'm on my own))


              Quote: Cat Man Null
              Man, please - fire me

              You're fired laughing
            2. vladcub 8 August 2019 17: 29 New
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              Cat, I also readily recall A. Raikin, but I don’t remember something badly about Fedya. I envy your memory
              1. Cat man null 8 August 2019 18: 04 New
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                Quote: vladcub
                about Fedya, I remember something badly

                Arkady Raikin - "The Power of the Word".

                ... you speak for a long time, Fedya, and rightly ... but - it is not clear what ...

                Quote: vladcub
                I envy your memory

                It is a professional laughing
          2. Okolotochny 8 August 2019 17: 56 New
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            For me it doesn’t matter where the commentator comes from or what nationality he is, it matters only how the commentator sees the situation ..

            That's it. Monster Fit sees her from the picture of CNN and co. And you ... as M. Zakharova said for the US vassals, what do they do in unison with the cartridge? So you do it. I live in the Caucasus, go to Adygea, Karachay-Cherkessia, before the stupid American chants helpfully assent. Most of them live in Maykop, Russians, in Cherkessk percent 40. Personally familiar with the priest, rector of the church in Cherkessk. Adherents of Grudinin assent to either (the expression of Zakharova) the American troll. Your deeds are wonderful, Lord!
    4. Okolotochny 8 August 2019 12: 25 New
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      Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia and other Caucasian enclaves are legally part of Russia, albeit with reservations, but de facto these are territories living by their own laws, where the central Russian authorities only with great difficulty manage to maintain at least some semblance of centralism.
      Says a person living in the United States. And the eternal dissatisfied only have time to assent.
    5. Ursus 8 August 2019 16: 06 New
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      It remains only to silently flood this region with money, otherwise ...
  2. Mikhail Drabkin 8 August 2019 06: 30 New
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    However, residents of nearby villages refused to help extremists, and before the arrival of federal troops, they heroically fought against the heavily armed gangs of Basayev and Khattab.


    I watched the movie. 13 minutes. Not a word, no shot about "... the inhabitants ... heroically fought ..." ... NOTHING !!!
    The article and the film are out of phase. The story of the paratrooper battalion, serpentine and inconsistencies, battery shooting, personal actions, and most of all, about the management of the situation and the battle by Dmitry Bulgakov (like “I took the decision ... I flew around twice ... reported to the Chief of the General Staff before his conversation with the President .. "). The tactic was to delay in time the detachment of Basayev and Khattab ...
    Mounted art and documentary frames not related to events ... Draw your own conclusions ..

    But this whole film does not correspond to the concept of “SAVE RUSSIA FROM THE CROSSING”. And he emphasizes how artificially difficult even manual control turned out, making a decision in the conditions when the default order was “.. you are there, without initiative ..”, with an eye on the political leadership in the EB chain ... On.

    And only illustrates how long the Russian Armed Forces have done in a relatively short time!
    1. Uncle lee 8 August 2019 06: 58 New
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      heroically fought
      And twenty years have not passed before they were “enrolled” in the participants of the CTO!
      1. Avior 8 August 2019 07: 39 New
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        Which of them? Chechens or Dagestanis? Or both?
        1. Uncle lee 8 August 2019 08: 38 New
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          Some earlier, others later ....
    2. vladcub 8 August 2019 17: 36 New
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      I agree, the headline could and should have been different, for example: "How Basayev’s gangs were detained. General Bulgakov recalls." Would be better
  3. Butchcassidy 8 August 2019 11: 14 New
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    Some comrades are carrying some nonsense here. The area is such, there are no other options how to have your own "tool." And there are many more such areas.
    1. Okolotochny 8 August 2019 17: 57 New
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      Some comrades are carrying some nonsense here.

      So they work out the money.
  4. 7gor 8 August 2019 12: 08 New
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    Yes indeed, and 20 years have not passed since we were assigned to the participants in the hostilities! It isn’t very hot and cold for me, but then in the forest I would honestly repulse these bandits! Praise to the Almighty passed, in a week I never saw anyone! It could have been otherwise! All adequate (almost all) Dagestanis for peace and tranquility! The republic has the same problems as the whole of Russia!
    1. vladcub 8 August 2019 18: 08 New
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      I once wondered: why do reporters start shouting like: “they cut everyone in the North Caucasus. In Ryazanshchyna everyone walks on their heads, in Kryzhople everyone in the palace” doesn’t think of anything. I decided this way: in most regions, ordinary people live about the same way, where they are a little richer, where they are poorer, and reporters are bored. They begin to look for something like that, and not adequate everywhere there.
      Today on TV they said that agritourism began in the Kostroma region: some Muscovite is going to bring her daughter to see how the cow is milked, and somewhere they are learning to mow grass with a scythe. But this does not mean that all the villages of the Kostroma region are crowded with tourists
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  6. iouris 11 September 2019 23: 50 New
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    The collapse of what remained of Russia by the beginning of the XNUMXst century has been halted.