40 years ago, the detachment of the Special Forces “Vityaz” of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs fulfilled its first tasks


40 years ago, in 1980, the Vityaz special forces unit of the Internal Troops of the USSR performed its first tasks. In the summer of 1980, Vityaz fighters were instructed to ensure the safety of the capital's Vnukovo airport due to the fact that the An-22 Antey plane crashed there. That summer, Vityaz employees were involved in ensuring security at the Olympics-80.


Veteran of the service in Vityaz Sergey Lysyuk tells about the formation and formation of the special forces unit on the Lazarev Tactical channel. This is the second interview with Sergey Lysyuk, published on the mentioned YouTube channel.

According to the veteran of the special forces detachment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, initially (when forming the unit) the term "special forces" did not sound. Just because at that time there was no such tradition in the names of units. They preferred to say that this is a special or assault company. But then Vityaz gradually became that Vityaz, which is well-known not only in our country, but also abroad.

Sergey Lysyuk talks about how he arrived in 1978 for further service in the special forces unit. Sergey Lysyuk:

I served in this special unit from 1978 to 1994, passing posts from platoon commander to detachment commander.


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  1. Sergei 777 28 February 2020 11: 09 New
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    But is a separate banner laid combat banner? Or does the Ministry of Internal Affairs have its own subtleties?
    1. YOUR 28 February 2020 11: 43 New
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      The combat banner is handed over to military units and formations, and I will not list organizations equated to them (military schools, etc.) A separate battalion, regiment or higher is considered to be part. If the Vityaz detachment is equated to at least a separate battalion, then yes it has its Banner.
      1. Okolotochny 28 February 2020 13: 02 New
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        At first he was a company in OMSDON (Dzerzhinka), the 9th company. Then the strength near the battalion, now I do not know.
        1. YOUR 28 February 2020 13: 19 New
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          In 1977, a company of special forces, at that time just the 9th company of the 3rd battalion of the 2nd regiment of the OMSDON them. F. Dzerzhinsky. Since May 1999, the 1st Red Banner Special Forces Regiment. Apparently the word Red Banner causes irritation and in 2002 it was renamed to the special unit "Vityaz".
          1. Okolotochny 29 February 2020 06: 01 New
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            That's right, ATP for clarification. At our place, sergeants spoke for the famous 9th company.
        2. YOUR 28 February 2020 13: 20 New
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          In general, a regiment, or even more.
          1. Okolotochny 29 February 2020 06: 04 New
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            By the way, about 15 years ago on TV they showed a report for a separate company of explosives intelligence. They said that it was she who ensured the security of the Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during business trips to hot spots. This company is not from Vityaz?
            1. YOUR 29 February 2020 07: 03 New
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              What I don’t know, I don’t know. I have nothing to do with BB.
  2. Alexga 28 February 2020 11: 11 New
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    Is this the one who shot people at Ostankino !? Hero, however ...
    1. carstorm111 28 February 2020 11: 19 New
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      everyone has their own work. and there are enough heroes.
      1. Whispering in the night 28 February 2020 11: 45 New
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        There are enough heroes there, but Lysyuk is definitely not a hero, but exactly the opposite.
  3. saygon66 1 March 2020 21: 54 New
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    - And who is now in the heroes? Just interested in knowing ...