40 years to the first pipeline from the USSR to Afghanistan: Pipeline Forces Day


Today, on January 14, in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, soldiers of the Pipeline Troops celebrate their professional holiday. On the one hand, these are purely rear and non-combat units engaged in logistics. But only this definition can afford, unless, persons who are completely unfamiliar with history Pipeline troops of the RF Armed Forces (USSR Armed Forces).


The livelihoods of not only units and formations, but also important civilian objects, up to settlements and parts of the region, depend on the work of these particular military personnel. The question is, do military pipelines always operate in the rear conditions? Of course not.

An example is the situation in Afghanistan, when the supply of petroleum products for the needs of the Soviet contingent in this country was established in the most real front-line conditions. The militants did everything possible to disrupt the laying of the pipeline, but this important work was carried out by Soviet troops, which ultimately ensured reliable cross-border fuel supplies.

In the creation of the first pipeline branch from Termez to Afghanistan, the fighters of the 95th separate pipeline platoon took a direct part. The pipeline through the Amu Darya appeared exactly 40 years ago - in January 1980. The second pipeline line was laid to Herat from Kushka through the river of the same name.

When fulfilling the task set by the command, it was not without losses. Over the 6,5 years spent by the 276th pipeline brigade of the USSR Armed Forces in Afghanistan, its total losses amounted to 90 people. 24 military personnel died as part of the 14th separate pipeline battalion. So much for the non-combat rear units ...

Military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation today provide mobility of troops in almost any conditions. Including thanks to them, large-scale exercises are successfully carried out with the establishment of fuel supplies to the areas of maneuvers - from the Far East to the Kola Peninsula.

Military Review congratulates the troops of the Pipeline Troops on their professional holiday!
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  1. bessmertniy 14 January 2020 07: 42 New
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    Interesting fact. For some reason, I did not know about him before. Thanks to the author! hi
    1. thanks 14 January 2020 07: 50 New
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      Quote: Military Review * News
      Today, on January 14, in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, soldiers of the Pipeline Troops celebrate their professional holiday.

      Happy Holiday, our dear! Water to the Crimea is your merit in breaking the blockade from Ukraine!
  2. rocket757 14 January 2020 07: 50 New
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    Our warriors have the motto "Nobody but us!", There is a rule for everyone.
  3. Mavrikiy 14 January 2020 07: 57 New
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    I remember that in the USSR, special spiral-seam pipes were made at the Lugansk Pipe Plant, thin-walled with flanges at the ends, and a bolt connection. Diameter 200 mm.
  4. Was mammoth 14 January 2020 08: 28 New
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    Happy professional warriors!
    And almost 10 years have passed after the large peat fires in Russia. Then the cinder burst into almost the whole world. The pipeline battalion took part in the extinguishing. Then almost 5 thousand soldiers extinguished fires.

    Happy New Year to all!
  5. Crimean partisan 1974 14 January 2020 08: 39 New
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    norms theme for the old new year, sha kuma I congratulate
  6. knn54 14 January 2020 10: 32 New
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    The first main pipeline was laid back in 1937 to supply fuel to the Special Red Banner Far Eastern Army. PMT-100 / PMT-150 is still operational.
    Happy Double Holiday. keep it up
  7. Krasnoyarsk 14 January 2020 10: 47 New
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    All professions are important, all professions are needed!
    Happy Holidays!
  8. dandy 14 January 2020 10: 59 New
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    I sincerely congratulate all those involved in this branch of the army! The most interesting thing is that my urgent service began precisely in the training of the pipeline troops, which trains specialists for other military branches. She was then in Naro-Fominsk on the territory of the Central Fuel Storage Base. Now, as far as I know, it no longer exists. This is only later, after graduation, I ended up in Tartu, in the fuel and lubricants service of the DA division, which was commanded by General Dudaev for some time since the 87th year. Happy holiday guys!
  9. Sling cutter 14 January 2020 11: 00 New
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    If we take the percentage of the number of pipelines in Afghanistan, the combat losses will be the highest in the 40th army.
    All involved with all my heart with the Holiday !!! soldier
  10. Monar 14 January 2020 15: 14 New
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    Happy holiday. Thanks you. The day after the accident, water was conducted. For the rest of my life I remembered these green pipes.
  11. Observer2014 14 January 2020 17: 47 New
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    No gods burn pots! Happy holiday. If you press it, I’ll look at those who consider themselves to be the elite and most important .. Each in his workplace and at the military post has a single organism. Named by the state hi