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Do we have problems with the defense of Kaliningrad?

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The huge length of our borders, the presence of many "hot directions" for a probable attack at once, as well as the economic capabilities of the country, the conditions for the rapid transfer of troops and other factors forced our military to plan military operations in such a way as to provide the forces available in a given location to contain the enemy for that the period until units from the central regions of the country arrive at the site of the attack.


As a result of World War II, the USSR's capabilities in this matter changed dramatically only in the European theater of operations. Groups of Soviet troops in Europe have become frontier. The border districts in the Soviet Union itself were relegated to the second echelon, to the immediate rear. Hence, by the way, the problem of ammunition depots, a huge amount of equipment, which had to be simply thrown in the Siberian fields while talking about conservation.

With the collapse of the USSR, our European theater of operations not only returned to its original state, but also seriously changed for the worse for us. Now, in this theater of operations, a coalition of states is opposing, which in total has a much more powerful armed forces, a more powerful economy, a larger army and a larger mobilization resource.

But there is an enclave in our state - I deliberately use an everyday term, although it would be more accurate to name an exclave, which is a bone in the throat for our European opponents. I'm talking about Kaliningrad. A region that alone makes it possible not only to control the Baltic, but also the coast of many European states. We will talk about this region today.

Start from the end


The main problem of any enclave, regardless of the country, is the presence of a large number of voluntary or involuntary agents of influence, intelligence officers and collaborators. The reasons for this situation are clear. Open borders, when citizens of opposite states have the opportunity to cross the border in a simplified mode, young people who have opportunities to study in educational institutions of the opposite side, family ties of citizens of different states, etc.

Look at Donbass or Belarus. From 70 to 90% of intelligence information from there floats through these channels. When some grandmother who came for a pension, without hesitation, talks about the fact that the Republicans have equipped positions near her village, and now the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not capture them for sure.

And what about the events in Belarus? Why are there so many young people dissatisfied with life? And not workers and peasants, but those who are doing just fine, who study in universities at prestigious faculties, whose parents provide them with a comfortable existence and occupy not the last place in the enterprises where they work. But the most important thing is that these young men and women do not even understand that they have become instruments for the destruction of the country. For most, this is simply an expression of youthful maximalism.

Kaliningrad is no exception in this regard. More recently, in the spring of this year, the FSB revealed the details of the rather sensational BARS case. Three members of this organization were even arrested. What kind of organization existed in Kaliningrad? BARS, or rather, the Baltic avant-garde of the Russian people, is a movement of marginalized anarchists whose main goal is to return the city to its historical name and establish a monarchy in Russia.

Good ideas, the fight against debauchery, the development of Russian culture and, although controversial, the idea of ​​restoring the monarchy soon turned into calls for a fight against the authorities, the assassination of the Russian president and extremism. The next step was logically fascism. Moreover, the idea of ​​returning the historical name to the city was also transformed into the idea of ​​seceding from the Russian Federation and joining the EU as a free city.

So the defense of the enclave must begin with the fight against agents of influence, extremists and collaborators. This is the task of the relevant special services. We will return to the military aspect, to strengthening the defense of the enclave.

Enclave does not mean one


Recently, Russia has significantly strengthened its military positions in Kaliningrad. Much attention was paid to strengthening the coastal defense of the enclave, creating a serious missile group, strengthening aviation and the transfer of units and formations to the most modern military equipment and weapons. So, this year alone, the region has already received 30 tanks T-72B3M, and this is just the beginning.

The neighbors are especially concerned about missiles. According to the NATO headquarters, only the Kaliningrad group of the Russian army with its blow can "clear" almost the entire European coast of the Baltic from the army and fleet NATO. This situation is being perfectly used by Poland today. Amid cries of the imminent seizure of the Baltic States and the Polish coast, Warsaw is knocking out subsidies from NATO and the United States for the development of its own army, consent to the deployment of American and NATO units and subunits on its territory.

The question arises - why do the Poles go to the deployment of military facilities at home? After all, any sane person understands that these objects will automatically become targets for Russian aircraft and missiles. The answer, it seems to me, lies in the policy of the Polish government.

The centuries-old confrontation with Germany and Russia and the constant being on the sidelines in world and European politics do not correspond to the current aspirations of the majority of Poles - the creation of Poland "from sea to sea". Today Warsaw is openly speaking about its desire to become the main US ally in the fight against Russia in Eastern Europe.

But then the question arises for our military leadership. If we see and understand everything, then why did we not react to the strengthening of Poland earlier? Why did they create a striking fist and not a safety glove? Why is NATO today demonstrating its exercises directly near the enclave and not hiding the fact that it is learning to conduct offensive operations in this particular region?

I can imagine some of the readers smiling now. Was it not the author who wrote about the principle of necessary sufficiency as the main condition for maintaining the stability of the state's economy? Exactly. The grouping that exists today in the Kaliningrad region is sufficient for the defense of this region today. But it is not sufficient for defense if the enemy carries out his plans to strengthen the Polish army, to deploy units and subunits on Polish and Baltic territory, and to re-equip these units.

We were taught, including our media, to view the Kaliningrad group as if in isolation from the main body of the Russian Armed Forces. She alone will take the blow and will resist NATO troops. This view is fundamentally wrong. An attack on any Russian object, on any of our territory, must be viewed as an attack on Russia. With a corresponding response from our military.

Put the aggressor in a puddle before the start of hostilities


Today the situation is changing quite rapidly. The impudent statements of the Polish Defense Ministry are combined with statements from NATO headquarters about the increased danger of a Russian attack on the Baltic States and Poland. Words are quite often accompanied by various teachings, one way or another related to this region. The latest example of such exercises is the Iron Wolf II 2020 maneuvers (Geležinis Vilkas II).

Theoretically, the exercises, which are taking place 252 km from Kaliningrad, do not threaten us too much. But in practice they are worth a closer look. In addition to the Lithuanian military, soldiers from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Estonia, USA, Poland, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal and Germany, as well as about a thousand pieces of military equipment, are involved in the exercises.

But that's not all. NATO is pulling up its units and formations to the near approaches to Kaliningrad. In order not to be unfounded, I will quote the words of the vice-president of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences Konstantin Sivkov, said about the Polish city of Ozhish:

In this town, located 136 km from Kaliningrad, there is a consolidated contingent from the combined arms battalion of the US Army, a formation of elite Scottish dragoons from Great Britain, an artillery battery from Croatia, and a formation from Romania. NATO members are based on the basis of a mechanized brigade of the Polish army in operational subordination to the American contingent in Germany. The Polish military plays a supporting role in this formation.

And what about Moscow? I will refer to the journalists of the Vzglyad newspaper, who report on the decision to deploy a fully deployed motorized rifle division in the Kaliningrad region next year, subordinating it to the command of the 11th Army Corps. The division will be created on the basis of a separate motorized rifle regiment and a separate motorized rifle brigade, a separate tank regiment and an artillery regiment. In addition, the division will include all combat support units, according to the staffing table.

Thus, if you look at the staffing structure of such formations, the division will have about 12 personnel. Given the fact that NATO land formations will not be able to advance on a wide front, this formation is sufficient to ensure a reliable defense of the enclave. Even taking into account the possibility of an amphibious or airborne landing, the division will be able to successfully destroy them on its own.

Here it is necessary to take into account the presence of well-preserved fortifications, some of which even today are quite serious defense facilities. In general, the engineering structures of the Kaliningrad region are again of interest to our military. As the experience of the war in Syria has shown, today's war is largely turning into an underground one. Although the first call about such a prospect was still Vietnam, where the Americans even had to create an elite special forces unit (Tunnel Rats) to fight in the dungeons.

Above, I paid much attention to the Polish army in combination with the Baltic "tigers". This, most likely, caused a somewhat misunderstanding of the Kaliningrad problem among some readers. What the Polish army is demonstrating to us today cannot yet be called serious military training. And the threatening figures of the military budget, like "Poland is increasing the military budget at times", do not look so threatening - up to $ 12 billion.

No, I'm not talking about the impossibility of the Poles to launch an attack on the enclave. The strength of the Polish army today is about 100 people. They are really dangerous for our group, but ... It is worth looking at an even more dangerous player. Those who have ideas for revenge. Those who once owned East Prussia. I'm talking about Germany. Among the military of this country, there are already quite a few supporters of the return of East Prussia to Germany.

Today the German army, the Bundeswehr, has over 180 troops. And the budget of the Bundeswehr exceeds the Russian budget by a decent amount - $ 000 billion against $ 55 billion. Agree, such an enemy must be reckoned with.

Summing up the prospects and dangers


The Kaliningrad region today has become another place that frightens the European man in the street. It is enough to look at the latest issues of the leading European newspapers specializing in military topics to find out a lot of interesting things about this region of Russia.

For example, the "duck" launched in 2018 by the Reuters agency about the presence of nuclear weapons in Kaliningrad has successfully taken root. Allegedly, the Russians, along with the deployment of Iskander missiles, brought nuclear warheads to the city into the city. At least at the end of November, American journalists from the National Interest demanded that the Pentagon place its nuclear bombs in Poland "in order to force the Russians to remove their warheads from the enclave."

All the stupidity of this idea is understood in the American headquarters. Unlike Europeans, Americans have a vast enough territory to understand that it is not at all necessary and even stupid to “keep eggs in one basket”, and even put this basket “in the path of a herd of cows”. But such ideas, expressed publicly, are necessary in order to force Russia to get involved in an arms race. We need to "take the Russians to fear."

We just need to understand that in modern conditions the enclave is practically no different from the point of view of its defense from other regions of the state. It's just that you need to keep as many troops there as is necessary for a successful defense for a certain period, until the main forces strike at the enemy from the depths or begin hostilities directly on the territories adjacent to the enemy's borders.

In principle, the way the RF Ministry of Defense operates today is fully integrated into this logical scheme.
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  1. Toucan
    Toucan 7 December 2020 05: 24
    +30
    Do we have problems with the defense of Kaliningrad?

    There is a lot of water, but the topic has not been disclosed. negative It turns out that the main threat to the security of the Kaliningrad region is those who disagree with the "party line." wassat
    1. faiver
      faiver 7 December 2020 05: 35
      +25
      As for me, the main threat to the country is precisely those who define the "party line" hi
    2. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 7 December 2020 07: 30
      +32
      Quote: Tucan
      There is a lot of water, but the topic has not been disclosed.

      As a resident of the "Enclave" wink I'll reveal a little ...
      At the moment, there are 1,5 operating air bases in KOR. Chkalovsky and Donskoye. Chernyakhovsk is under reconstruction. Everyone is sitting in Chkalovsk, fighters, bombers, and transport workers. On Donskoy, army men on crocodiles and sea on Ka ... There are plans to revive the 689th GIAP (Pokryshkinsky), but until the bombers are gone, all in words.
      About the Moscow-Minsk division, there has also been talk for a long time, but the places of deployment are partly bombed, partly given to the municipal ownership for housing by the migrants.
      Air defense at the level, there is everything ...
      Well, the fleet. The fleet, of course, needs updating, but everywhere it is.
      As for the German fortifications, most of them were killed.
      Well, about Bars ... I'm at work now, I conducted a blitz poll ... No one has ever heard of it ... request You will be surprised, but the Kaliningrad region is one of the most patriotic regions of Russia.
      1. Toucan
        Toucan 7 December 2020 08: 04
        +3
        The main contribution to the defense capability of the Kaliningrad region is made by aviation and air defense. I know one author on VO who could make a competent analysis on this topic. But for some reason he has categorically refused to write about our air defense system lately.
      2. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 7 December 2020 08: 25
        +11
        Here you go! And you "poured water on the shpiens' mill"! Revealed the tactical situation at the airfields!) wassat
        And, to be honest, the analyst from Stver, in 90% of cases, is a finger in the sky.
        I don’t remember, in the last 25 years any calls "to Konigsberg!" To the Kuriles - yes. Each Japanese prime minister promises to return the islands, but nothing about the European enclave ...
        So, the author whips up. Completes membership in the editorial board.
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 7 December 2020 08: 52
          +10
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          Here you go! And you "poured water on the shpiens' mill"! Revealed the tactical situation at the airfields!)

          The secret of Polichenelle ...
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          I don’t remember in the last 25 years any calls "to Konigsberg!"

          Poles recently, very often.
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          Germans resigned

          Here with you, I agree. What, there the author invented about revanchist moods and where he got it from, I don't know. request
          1. Niel-le-Calais
            Niel-le-Calais 7 December 2020 14: 43
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            Quote: LiSiCyn
            What, there the author invented about revanchist moods and where he got it from, I don't know

            Concepts
            Enemy at the gate
            The besieged fortress.

            In general, the presence of an enemy cleanses society and distracts attention from internal problems.
            Well, if there is no external enemy, then he needs to be invented. But he is needed. Otherwise, the attention will be to uncomfortable moments.
        2. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 7 December 2020 15: 59
          +11
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          compresses the author.

          The author is not in the subject. To pick up vershoks is not to engage in analysis.
          1. I have been living in KOR since 87, but I haven’t heard about BARSikov, like my colleague LiSiCyn (Stas). Hello to him. hi
          2. The Germans are serious warriors, but I haven’t heard that any of the officials demanded "vzaddtt" Kemsk volost (s). This cannot be done without taking away 2/3 of Prussia from the patronage. Therefore, the passage about East Prussia to the historical homeland is past the box office.
          3. The key of KOR defense lies in the storage box for heavy equipment at the storage bases with the delivery of the contingent there during the threatened period. For some reason, the Ames have come to this, but our strategists, well, cannot get it to this. Mobresursa in the area - the cat cried. Previously, there were 850 tanks here (LenVO = 400!) And after the EBN's somersault - the cat continues to cry ...
          4. Suvalkovsky corridor. Who needs it? For me, it is necessary to disperse Lithuania from farms at once, as it was before, before its entry into the USSR. Yes, and with other Tribaltic tigers, the same should be done - quickly and decisively, so as not to pick out the Anglo-Saxons from the fortified areas later. And URs are already being prepared. And airfields for basing TNW are also sharpened.
          That is the problem, and not that Pan Vladyevsky will jump on his horse and wave his saber. Polish "zholnezhi" are still those warriors ... Therefore, the Teutons do not take them into account. And at every opportunity (with close contact) they will call a face to fill. I personally saw it. yes
          1. Victorio
            Victorio 7 December 2020 17: 25
            0
            Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
            The author is not in the subject. To pick up vershoks is not to do analysis.
            1. I have been living in KOR since 87, but I haven’t heard about BARSikov, like my colleague LiSiCyn (Stas).

            ===
            how to say, I no longer live there since the second decade of the two thousandth, but I remember the influx of Germans in Svetlogorsk, and the activation of all sorts of German and Prussian societies on the basis of history and other things. Yes, I remember how the hosts (Slavs) bowed before the Bundes in the guest house. the daughter was married off to one of them, and the son, in my opinion, drove off there. although everything may have already changed, and the youth are entirely patriots.
        3. meandr51
          meandr51 7 December 2020 23: 46
          0
          How do you feel about the calls in the Polish media about the "capture of Konigsberg" from the west? And to regular joint exercises on this topic? Are they out of boredom?
        4. Andrey Grad
          Andrey Grad 8 December 2020 13: 05
          -1
          "The Germans have resigned themselves, he is unpleasant for the Balts, as a neighbor, but to seize the Kaliningrad region ..."
          -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          If they do not write about it in Cyrillic, it does not mean that it is not.
          Germans consider not only Konigsberg as their own, but also Riga.
          We are constantly visited in Riga by buses of German tourists, who are driven along the routes of German historical buildings and famous Germans who lived in Riga. I walked with one such German group in the center of Riga, according to the guide, everything was built by the Baltic Germans, not a word about the houses of Russian merchants. And they have not forgotten how their grandfathers were forced to leave their homes and factories, embark on ships and leave for Germany. They even mentioned the moment when the steamer with the German settlers set off, when hundreds of Latin people standing on the pier showed them their fist.
      3. t-34marina
        t-34marina 7 December 2020 22: 45
        0
        Pleasantly surprised! Thanks!
    3. Pravodel
      Pravodel 7 December 2020 07: 37
      +22
      I agree. Another one, written for the sake of writing and a fee, if any, and it is not at all clear why the author wrote. If in order to attract attention, then - attracted, and if to show how well it reveals the topic put in the title, then, I will not be rude, - rubbish: everything is not as bad as it seems, but still, bad, even from the end , at least read from the beginning ...
      In order not to rewrite the above, I will focus on only one point.
      Today Warsaw is openly speaking about its desire to become the main US ally in the fight against Russia in Eastern Europe.

      Question: Does Poland really need to be the main, main ally of the United States in the fight against Russia and why Poland should strive for this. There is no answer to this question in the above. Everything is very simple. Having embarked on the path of ardent nationalism and fighting with its closest neighbors: Russia and Germany, yes, and Germany, Poland, remembering the lessons of history and the previous 4 chapters, is forced to take care of its own security. As historical experience shows, no verbal, written, or even Martian guarantees can save Poland from another partition. That is why Poland, this hyena of Europe, is trying to ensure its security - to prevent another partition by deploying US troops on its territory. Poland remembers very well that the last guarantees from France and Great Britain did not save it from partition. Therefore, now it seeks to deploy as many US troops on its territory as possible in the hope that the United States will fight for it in case Poland attacks Russia or finally quarrels with Germany, namely Germany - not Russia, but Germany will stand behind the next the partition of Poland. At the same time, the Poles do not understand that the hope for the United States is a ghost. The Anglo-Saxons have never fought, do not fight and will not fight for anyone. If Poland nevertheless decides on a small victorious war, the Anglo-Saxons will give her the opportunity to figure it out herself, observing from the side. The only thing that will definitely help is supply for Polish money. This is not a war, but solid commerce. But they certainly won't fight for Poland. How Germany and France will not do it. The only people the Poles will try to involve in their small victorious war are the Baltic sisters. But here is also a question: these sisters also have historical experience, whether they want to repeat it, no one knows ...
      Realizing that Poland is deploying US troops on its territory, first of all, for its own defense, one should not think that these troops do not threaten us. They threaten, and how. But this is a separate game of the United States itself, which, using Poland's fear of another partition, fanning this fear, move and place its own military infrastructure closer and closer to the borders of Russia.
      A separate question: why is the United States doing it, and what tasks are they solving by placing their own military infrastructure closer and closer to the borders of Russia; Are they going to fight Russia now or when they are going to attack Russia, is another 41 years approaching ?! Answer: they will attack in the near future or in a year, after 2 - it is too simplified and does not answer the question why and when ...
      Within the scope of this article, the answer to the question: "why and when" - it is not possible to give. We need a separate article. But one thing is obvious: Russia should always be ready for a big war. And this is the best warning, a guarantee against the war itself.
      1. TatarinSSSR
        TatarinSSSR 7 December 2020 10: 50
        0
        We touched on an interesting topic. We are waiting for your article on VO only in more detail and in more detail. I'm serious.
    4. Civil
      Civil 7 December 2020 08: 20
      +8
      1. It will not be possible to seize Kaliningrad by military means - the answer will be a nuclear war.
      2. The main enemy is the low standard of living in comparison with the surrounding countries.
      1. meandr51
        meandr51 7 December 2020 23: 50
        0
        It is not clear how the presence of a new car or apartment has a positive effect on the defense capability of the region. In my opinion, there is an inverse relationship. The one who has nothing to lose fights well. The richer a person is, the more he values ​​his life.
    5. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 7 December 2020 09: 04
      -3
      So the defense of the enclave need to start from the fight against the agents of influence,
      And not only the enclave, but the whole country. Otherwise, the lards for its defense will simply be buried in the ground. request
      1. TatarinSSSR
        TatarinSSSR 7 December 2020 10: 52
        +4
        The lards of the state budget are buried in the ground in the form of elite houses and villas both in Russia and abroad, both by civilian bureaucrats and by the military.
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  2. 210ox
    210ox 7 December 2020 05: 38
    +17
    Defense of Kaliningrad by divisional forces? Yes, you are laughing. The defense of the enclave should consist in the aggressor's understanding of a simple truth - any small missile in the direction of Kaliningrad is considered nuclear with the corresponding action of Russian nuclear forces on the territory of European countries. We will not be able to defend the area with ordinary forces.
    1. Egor53
      Egor53 7 December 2020 06: 39
      -1
      "We cannot defend the area with conventional forces."
      Excuse me, Dmitry, but from whom to protect? From the great armies of Estonia and Latvia with Lithuania?
      Don't you understand that not a single NATO country will attack Russia under any circumstances.
      1. 210ox
        210ox 7 December 2020 07: 48
        +1
        I certainly understand. Our opponents ("partners", their mother) are playing for a long time. They can do it, and they hope for changes for the worse for us in the Kremlin leadership. I do not exclude the appearance of a new-tagged one in the foreseeable future. It's just that the fact remains that we will not pull the usual war.
      2. Toucan
        Toucan 7 December 2020 08: 08
        +10
        From the great armies of Estonia and Latvia with Lithuania?

        And in the West, who does the Kaliningrad region border on?
        no NATO country will attack Russia under any circumstances.

        Categoricalness usually indicates the immaturity of the mind. The situation in the world is changing rapidly, and one must be prepared for various scenarios of the development of events.
      3. Harry.km
        Harry.km 7 December 2020 13: 10
        +5
        Quote: Egor53
        Don't you understand that not a single NATO country will attack Russia under any circumstances?


        A weather forecast for more than three days is a prediction, and you are about the politics of states ... Not an attack guarantees only an answer. Moreover, no one should have any doubts that the answer will be such that then we ourselves will shudder at its "disproportion". Then all this historical memory will cool the blood in the veins, who want to increase the territory at our expense.

        The only problem is that not even all Russians believe that there will be an answer at all, and not just another concern ...
      4. meandr51
        meandr51 7 December 2020 23: 52
        -1
        It is not clear why Poland cannot use its numerical superiority to capture K. These guys could never boast of being sober.
    2. TatarinSSSR
      TatarinSSSR 7 December 2020 10: 56
      0
      What do you mean we can't? That is, do you think that Russia has only one answer to everything - a nuclear warhead strike? But what about our fighters stood to death, to the last drop of blood in the Second World War, in Afghanistan, in Chechnya, etc.? And who, in your opinion, in the Kremlin would risk a nuclear strike against Europe in response to the hostilities against Kaliningrad? Do you think there are psychos sitting there?
      1. 210ox
        210ox 7 December 2020 17: 26
        +3
        You can stand to the last drop of blood in those contact wars. Modern methods of warfare provide for remote control. I bow to the courage of our soldiers, but God forbid there will be a war, courage alone will be clearly not enough. As for the psychos and Kaliningrad. If this happens, then these are not attacks on Kaliningrad, but on Russia with all the consequences. And as for the psychos, I hope they won't be there. War cannot be allowed. I hope there won't be any psychos on that side either. Everyone will get it in full.
        1. TatarinSSSR
          TatarinSSSR 9 December 2020 19: 43
          0
          Combat operations are not only drones and barrage of ammunition flying clearly into a trench in a pile of soldiers or into a tank hatch. This is also the actions of special forces and saboteurs in the rear, this is the elimination of high-ranking commanders of the opposing side, the seizure of communication centers and other objects - this is contact. And in parallel, retaliatory strikes against the same control points of the UAV and decision-making centers, but already with a great caliber. So that it would not be common to continue to fight without contact.
    3. saygon66
      saygon66 7 December 2020 21: 53
      +1
      - Laughing! At 96 on a command-and-control unit, one motorized rifle regiment on an armored personnel carrier, they burst into Poland with a powerful counterattack ... am
      1. 210ox
        210ox 8 December 2020 04: 46
        0
        Yeah And Grozny took it. Grachev with his airborne battalions ...
        1. saygon66
          saygon66 8 December 2020 09: 52
          0
          - And I would take ... He suggested that the battalion of the "sons" to recruit ... How to drink to give - took wink would be!
  3. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 7 December 2020 05: 44
    -2
    And what did you want?
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 7 December 2020 06: 07
    0
    Those. the third world war awaits us, the war between the capitalist powers is imperialist. The Russians need to rally and defeat the aggressors. Internal problems are on their side. smile
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 7 December 2020 06: 09
      +8
      Quote: parusnik
      The Russians need to rally and defeat the aggressors. Internal problems are on their side.

      Doesn't cohesion mean solving internal problems?

      And if external aggression succeeds, who will remember these problems?
    2. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 7 December 2020 08: 28
      +4
      Agree with the author!
      You will write competent theses, epigraphs to his articles, save us, readers, from puzzles - and why the rest of the text was written!)) laughing
  5. user1212
    user1212 7 December 2020 06: 16
    +4
    Here a similar topic will break the members of the forum into two irreconcilable camps. The first believe that the hypothetical conflict will take place under the slogan "we will all die, the government will betray, the army will scatter", the second will throw hats over any NATU :) And since the first and the second, for the most part, pursue their propaganda interests, then the real state of affairs no one cares for a long time. Unfortunately
    Post-Soviet conflicts show that wars are no longer fought exclusively by military forces. The military only inflict the final blow when the enemy is no longer able to respond, and even then less and less, and everything begins with protest movements, hysterics of "oppositionists" in the media and the Internet, incl. at the VO forum, under the single and eternal slogan "we deserve more, the state has stolen from us." Well-being, rights or erection :) does not matter. Now the main enemy is not NATO's tank armada, but your neighbor, to whom everything around is owed and who still stood under Stalin / Yeltsin. It is he who will come to rob you, and not the enemy's soldiers, as Ukrainian practice shows. Later, new Khodorkovsky, Browder, Berezovsky, Soros and others will come, but NATO armadas will never appear, there is no need hi
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 December 2020 06: 44
    0
    Do we have problems with the defense of Kaliningrad?
    There are no problems with defense as such. But with the internal enemy of Russia, the so-called. "The fifth column" is available and not only in Kaliningrad. When issuing visas, Americans recognize the residents of the Kuril Islands as Japanese, which means that soon the residents of Kaliningrad will be recognized as Germans, which should not only please, but also inspire the liberals.
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 7 December 2020 08: 11
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      So soon the residents of Kaliningrad will be recognized as Germans

      laughing good Bull's-eye. I will not go into% ... But there are many people living in the region, in whose veins German blood flows. It may not be clean, but it is there. yes The fact is that many immigrants chose Kaliningrad in order to be closer to their relatives in Germany. Almost everyone has 2-3 people.
      Quote: rotmistr60
      which should not only delight but also inspire liberals.

      Those who wanted to have made a map of the Pole long ago or left altogether. Everything is easier with us ...
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 7 December 2020 21: 51
        +2
        - These settlers are Germans from Kazakhstan! There may be blood there, but the German mentality - not a pfennig ... Many, having rolled into the once coveted Vaterland, refused to move ... Cultures are too different, but you can visit us too. But these are, of course, those who are older ...
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 7 December 2020 23: 13
          +1
          Quote: saygon66
          These settlers are Germans from Kazakhstan! There may be blood there, but the German mentality is not a pfennig ...

          repeat I am one of them.
          Quote: saygon66
          Many, having rolled into the once coveted Vaterland, refused to move ... The cultures are too different, but you can visit us too.

          96th year still from Kazakhstan. I was 20 years old, on the second week I realized that I just hate them ... With "Ordnung" theirs ... angry
          24 years have passed, I do not regret anything. And I don't plan to leave. soldier
    2. saygon66
      saygon66 7 December 2020 23: 31
      0
      - What is more joyful ... Suddenly two states will have to pay taxes ... and our salary is such that you can't save up for a German pension ... And learn the language again ... laughing
    3. TatarinSSSR
      TatarinSSSR 9 December 2020 19: 48
      0
      You just gave the Americans an awesome idea ...
  7. nikvic46
    nikvic46 7 December 2020 06: 59
    +9
    What kind of opposition are we talking about here? All military professionals, they must know their job perfectly. When you approach your workplace, you don't think about politics, do you? One place confuses me. They say let them attack, and then we will show. On the other side they should know that any encroachment on Kalinin grad will be noted in the most decisive way. This is not only the military's business, but also the Foreign Ministry’s. Otherwise, you understand, the Army was reduced at the expense of officials. Received 9 receipts for payment. What two or three offices used to do, now nine have begun to do.
  8. orcinus
    orcinus 7 December 2020 07: 11
    +7
    After the phrase about "... an offensive on a wide front ..." a number of questions arise to the author about the knowledge of modern tactics of conducting combined arms combat by NATO units .... And so, a "loud" name and a lot of "water"
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 December 2020 07: 27
    -4
    NATO understands perfectly well that if at least one missile accidentally or intentionally arrives at our Kaliningrad, the city of the Great Victory, a white fluffy animal will come to them. five to ten minutes earlier. That's why they get angry. It didn't work out with Belarus, and it won't work out with Russia. The world is at peace, but there is no need to relax.
  10. north 2
    north 2 7 December 2020 07: 36
    +1
    First.
    The opposite is true. Not because the Kaliningrad region is heavily armed to the West, but it is fighting its throat because NATO has now surrounded Kaliningrad from all sides with its bases. During
    The USSR, when the NATO base closest to Kaliningrad was over XNUMX
    km in Germany, Kaliningrad in the West then did not tear his throat. And when NATO dragged its bases fifty kilometers from
    Kaliningrad region in Poland and Lithuania, suddenly Kaliningrad began to tear the West's throat.
    The second one.
    Until we see the daily authoritative articles that the initial stage of the restoration of the Russian Empire is the creation of corridors from the returned lands of Crimea through Donbass, Odessa
    and Transnistria connecting with the rest of Russia, and Kaliningrad through Lithuania and Belarus
    connecting also with the territory of the rest of Russia should be performed precisely as a stage in the restoration of the Russian Empire, until then it can be assumed that there is no talk about the truth of Russia's security, and things are done only halfway, or even completely abandoned without completing it. The article does not say a word about the fact that both Crimea and Kaliningrad, through the primordially Russian territories, must be annexed to the rest of Russia.
  11. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 7 December 2020 08: 05
    -1
    And the Helsinki Agreements no longer exist? Have they been canceled?
    1. Machito
      Machito 7 December 2020 09: 31
      +5
      Quote: Daniil Konovalenko
      And the Helsinki Agreements no longer exist? Have they been canceled?

      Ask Yugoslavia about it.
      1. Daniil Konovalenko
        Daniil Konovalenko 7 December 2020 11: 36
        +1
        The trouble is that there was a loophole, which had not yet been noticed ... There is no Yugoslavia and the USSR, by the way ..
        1. Machito
          Machito 7 December 2020 12: 58
          +7
          Any agreements with the West are not worth the paper they are written on.
  12. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 7 December 2020 08: 55
    +5
    The Baltic vanguard of the Russian people is a movement of marginalized anarchists, whose main goal is to return the city to its historical name and establish a monarchy in Russia.

    What kind of anarchists, albeit marginals, and a monarchy ?! fool
    According to the NATO headquarters, only the Kaliningrad group of the Russian army with its blow can "clear" almost the entire European coast of the Baltic from the NATO army and navy.
    And the Crimean whole Black Sea coast ?! And Vladivostok is all Pacific Ocean, right up to Australia ?! Where does the author write from, in general ?! wassat
    1. Daniil Konovalenko
      Daniil Konovalenko 7 December 2020 10: 08
      +4
      The author writes for the rallying of the nation, so that everyone rallied around the ruling party and the authorities. The oligarchs, the middle class with a salary of 17000. The war, from day to day. Their capitalists want to wring our capitalists accounts, real estate, etc. which is with them, abroad. smile
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 7 December 2020 11: 23
        +6
        I understand everything, the author is already familiar, but confusing anarchists with monarchists is completely beyond the bounds.
        1. Daniil Konovalenko
          Daniil Konovalenko 7 December 2020 11: 26
          +6
          They are anarchist monarchists or monarchist anarchists. smile I agree, the marginals are anarchists, for the restoration of the monarchy. smile
      2. EvilLion
        EvilLion 7 December 2020 14: 21
        -4
        It seems that PMA has passed, where some citizens are cap. countries were happy to kill each other, like WWII went through, where the same thing was done, and you still have some nonsense about some capitalists at the head of Russia who have accounts there. Yes, for these accounts, they will kill even more Europeans than any Mikhalych from the Chelyabinsk Tractor, who really has nothing to share with the burgher.
  13. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 December 2020 09: 05
    -4
    Alexander, start at least from the end, at least from the beginning about the defense of Kaliningrad, just answer one question, but how are things going with the problem of defense of the gamerope?
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 7 December 2020 22: 02
      0
      - laughing Strongly against starting the description of the situation in Kaliningrad "from the end"! Better "From the head"!
  14. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 7 December 2020 09: 28
    +1
    When an article is long - first of all I look, is it Damantsev the author? If he is, I don’t read it. And if not him - with pleasure I scroll up and read. After reading this article, I was left with conflicting thoughts. Could it be that everything is so bad with us or vice versa, at least it is good, it could be worse ...
  15. EvilLion
    EvilLion 7 December 2020 10: 51
    0
    Neither Poland nor Germany by themselves are capable of fighting for Kaliningrad even if Russia does not use nuclear weapons, which is not guaranteed. The beginning of a major war with all NATO, or its main participants, automatically cancels the need to observe at least some decency in relation to the Baltic extinctions, they are also limitrophes. That is, the tanks will go along the shortest road, and the enclave is an enclave only in peacetime.
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 7 December 2020 11: 17
      +3
      Quote: EvilLion
      That is, the tanks will go along the shortest road, and the enclave is an enclave only in peacetime.

      hi
      Let's develop the topic ... I live in Kaliningrad and this topic interests me. wink Where will the (tanks) come from and what route?
      1. kamakama
        kamakama 7 December 2020 13: 06
        +5
        Well, theoretically, through the Suwalki corridor. But this is still Lukashenka in place and Grodno obeys him. And so ... Alas, all the forces and means on the territory of the Kaliningrad region will be enough for one non-nuclear powerful strike in all directions, and then ... Then there is a staunch defense until the fleet tries to break through to Kronstadt. After this, further existence is meaningless - long-term supply is impossible, the territory is completely under fire and is flown by planes in all directions. If it is impossible to break through the main forces through the Baltic states in the shortest possible time (up to a week), then that's it, the final comedy
      2. EvilLion
        EvilLion 7 December 2020 14: 17
        -5
        Open the map, draw a straight line from Kaliningrad to the right (right and up) to the Russian border. Everyone whose territory she crossed, well, it sucks to be them.
    2. Daniil Konovalenko
      Daniil Konovalenko 7 December 2020 11: 31
      0
      I always wondered why NATO and the United States would fight against Russia, there are no ideological differences ... The desire to resettle migrants to Russia after the destruction of Russian citizens? And the third world will definitely be nuclear-free? Have the parties already agreed?
      1. Mooh
        Mooh 7 December 2020 16: 03
        +2
        For resources, of course. Territories are no longer needed by anyone, just like the population, but the possibility of robbing is still extremely attractive.
        1. saygon66
          saygon66 7 December 2020 22: 05
          +1
          - Resources of the Kaliningrad region .... crying There are resources in Siberia and the Arctic, but ours are not very ... Even Lukoil migrated ...
          1. kamakama
            kamakama 8 December 2020 12: 01
            0
            I visited you a couple of years ago, I was driving east of Kaliningrad, I saw oil rigs right by the road. There, the cat cried, but still. Or is it already closed?
            1. saygon66
              saygon66 8 December 2020 17: 49
              0
              - They are pumping somewhere on the sly! There is gas, but there is no gasification ... The forest is being finished off - it is already artificially planted (not by us, mind you) ... The land is scanty - like in the entire Northwest.
              - There is still amber left - but it is unlikely that anyone would take it into their heads to fight because of it.
              - To be fair, it should be said that the situation in the neighboring regions of Poland is no better ...
  16. iouris
    iouris 7 December 2020 11: 17
    0
    Reassured? Well, good.
  17. horror
    horror 7 December 2020 11: 49
    0
    Prussia is not only Kaliningrad, it is even larger territories belonging to Poland. So which country the Germans have more claims to is a question)
    1. iouris
      iouris 8 December 2020 16: 36
      -3
      Quote: horror
      to which country the Germans have more claims this is a question

      Clear. And you are afraid.
      1. horror
        horror 8 December 2020 21: 47
        0
        Yes, you are just a prophet! Give it out ...
  18. UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 7 December 2020 12: 02
    +2
    In addition to the military component of Kaliningrad's security, one should not forget about the political one. And for us, oddly enough, it is relatively favorable. Who can encroach on the territory of the Kaliningrad region? This is primarily Germany. But as a result of the Second World War, most of the annexed German territories went to Poland. There is no historical basis, and no practical sense for the Deutsche to claim Kaliningrad / Königsberg, while not putting forward territorial claims to the Poles. But in this case, everyone will take up arms against Germany, first of all - the Anglo-Saxons on both sides of the Atlantic who are completely uninterested in reviving the excessive German power.
    So I can quite imagine the blockade of Kaliningrad, ultimatum demands for its complete or partial demilitarization, but it is impossible to challenge its belonging to the Russian Federation in the present historical period.
  19. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 7 December 2020 12: 20
    +4
    I will allow myself to express a somewhat seditious thought - is Kaliningrad so important for us from the point of view of the defense of the Russian Federation in the current situation?
    We have a very fashionable expression "wear out at the temple of Europe" and so on - but objectively all this is "somewhat outdated" since the collapse of the USSR - time does not stand still. So what do I mean?
    1) NATO has moved significantly closer to our borders - it is under the enclave, above the enclave and to the right of it. Accordingly, to a certain extent and taking into account the planning initiative, it has an advantage over our forces there.
    2) Since the collapse of the USSR, an American missile defense system has been deployed and is developing in Poland, which poses an increasing threat to our missiles as a deterrent, due to the increasing success of the United States in the kinetic interception of such objects. The problem is aggravated by Poland's location relative to Kaliningrad and its peremptory long-term Washington policy vector.
    3) The successes of the US naval missile defense component, as well as their active and consistent work on the Baltic, does not inspire confidence that in this direction the threat of our "pistol" will not be stopped at the right time either partially or completely.
    4) At the moment, strategically from the point of view of the defense of the Western direction - Kaliningrad is less important than 20 years ago, because practically the entire massif of Ukraine takes an openly anti-Russian position, this situation unfortunately plays against us over time - and is a huge space from the point of in view of the possibility of an aggressive strike on the territory of the Russian Federation, bypassing the Kaliningrad "outpost" and so far loyal to us Belarus.

    It may happen that in the event of a major (nuclear-free, or limited-nuclear) conflict, this area will simply be blocked, a strike delivered through the territory of Ukraine - on a much wider planning front than would be provided by a strike through Blr, which we have after 1941, probably expected more in planning. In this case, part of our forces would have to be kept in this direction for reasons of protection, some would have to be sprayed over the occupation of the Baltic states - partly to conduct military operations on a wide front on the border with Ukraine and on its territory.

    Even if all this is just a deep hypothesis of an amateur, are we not overestimating our Western trump card?
  20. boris epstein
    boris epstein 7 December 2020 16: 16
    -2
    "The main problem of any enclave, regardless of the country, is the presence of a large number of voluntary or involuntary agents of influence, intelligence officers and collaborators. The reasons for this are understandable."
    “But the most important thing is that these young men and women do not even understand that they have become instruments for the destruction of the country. For the majority, this is just an expression of youthful maximalism.
    Kaliningrad is no exception in this regard. More recently, in the spring of this year, the FSB revealed the details of the rather sensational BARS case. Three members of this organization were even arrested. "
    Where did this problem come from? Where do Kolis from Urengoy come from? Read the program guide of the Viasat History TV channel.
    Programs: "Life under Hitler", "Cretan Operation", "Secrets of the Nazi War Machine", "Hitler's Generals", "Hitler's Superstructures", "Nazis and the Supernatural", "Amateur Shooting in Nazi Germany", "Secrets of Nazi Gold", "Hitler's Supercars", "Sacred Treasures in the Hands of Hitler" ... And that's not all. It all pours into the fragile minds of youths and youth.
    Isn't it time to restore censorship?
  21. NF68
    NF68 7 December 2020 19: 29
    0
    Will there be any willing to seize the enclave of a nuclear power? Among sane people, hardly.
  22. Radikal
    Radikal 7 December 2020 22: 09
    +1
    Quote: LiSiCyn
    Quote: Tucan
    There is a lot of water, but the topic has not been disclosed.

    As a resident of the "Enclave" wink I'll reveal a little ...
    At the moment, there are 1,5 operating air bases in KOR. Chkalovsky and Donskoye. Chernyakhovsk is under reconstruction. Everyone is in Chkalovsk, fighters, bombers, and transport workers ...
    And they probably stand like the pioneers on the line - shoulder to ..., in the sense - wing to wing? sad
    1. huntsman650
      huntsman650 7 December 2020 22: 55
      0
      The script was already skipping. Poland begins a provocative shelling of the naval base from its territory and rushed ...
    2. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 7 December 2020 23: 30
      0
      Quote: Radikal
      And they probably stand like the pioneers on the line - shoulder to ..., in the sense - wing to wing?

      sad Only I didn't tell you that ... winked
      It seems that some work is underway ...
      I don't know what they do in Chernyakhovsk. request
  23. BUSEYN
    BUSEYN 7 December 2020 23: 42
    +2
    Friends, it's funny to read many "tips". When the Kaliningrad region was created, Lithuania was its own, Poland was almost its own. Now it is enough to check the trucks going to and from the region, not 15 minutes, but 1,5 hours. And there is no region. Even if the glorious 11 Red Banner Guards Army was restored, consisting of 4 divisions (2 tank divisions), in a month there would be no region. Although we are almost provided with food and electricity. And it is very easy to find a reason to strengthen checks. Understand. The Kaliningrad region, unfortunately, is now a very sore spot. No need to write such bad articles about her.
  24. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 9 December 2020 19: 51
    0
    Sorry. I re-read the article again, all the comments, and still did not understand - is everything bad or is it still bearable?
  25. av58
    av58 9 December 2020 23: 27
    0
    No need to dramatize. Kaliningrad is part of Russia, the attack on the Kaliningrad region means the beginning of an all-out war, in which the size of the army of Poland and Germany, and even more so the size of their military budgets, does not matter. The Kaliningrad garrison (in the sense of all units on the territory of the region) needs to hold out only until the first missile launch at Warsaw and Berlin.
  26. Tektor
    Tektor 11 December 2020 14: 14
    0
    On the eve of WWII, we had samples of equipment that ensured victory in those conditions. Everyone knows them. But it became clear that these very samples are the wings of Victory far from June 22 ... Therefore, today it is difficult to say what can ensure victory in the next war. Maybe Hermes, Tornado-S, Iskander ... Onyxes, Caliber ... Or maybe some kind of virus, live or computer. Or maybe the military information system of the general staff, which will take control of any area of ​​possible hostilities. Those. ahead of the development of events. But we can confidently say that it will be impossible to win without knowing the strength of the enemy and his intentions.
  27. kondrat
    kondrat 11 December 2020 22: 11
    +1
    The topic is not simple. I always try to ask the same question, but I don't get an answer: why is territorial defense not developed as a reserve for the Armed Forces and the basis of national resistance to aggression? Appointed commanders of territorial subdivisions are often not informed about possible combat missions, do not know their staffing schedule, any special preparation is not carried out. There is simply a task, let's say, in 2 hours from Nesterov to arrive at the RVC Gusev. Nesterov -30 km from the border-to Gusev another 50. Will there be at this time, about the evacuation of civilians -tasks are not posed-meaningless. All this can lead to panic and clogging of already narrow clds. roads. Defense of Kld. is built not along borders, but along certain lines, and in order to keep these lines, a lot of help could be from trained "civilians". In Poland, such training is taken very seriously.
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 12 December 2020 18: 44
      0
      - We can say that the matter is in the absence of a coherent mob training system. reserve. And if it exists on paper, it doesn't work in life.
      - One of the reasons can be called the modern system of the economy - employers do not intend to tolerate the absence of an employee for a long period ... And to force them to pay the "partisan" a salary for the time of absence ... Well, the soldiers themselves are not ready to switch to the minimum wage, which is supposed to be paid at the training camp - families, children, loans!
      - Somehow in the summer, when I drove into the military registration and enlistment office, I began to ask the local aunts about going for three months to the training camp - everything was even bored ... Get distracted ... They answer: There will be fees, but the official minimum will pay ... you definitely won't want this !
      - The second, as it seems to me, is the lack of understanding in the Ministry of Defense what specialists are needed in case of war ... Or the lack of desire to understand anything on this topic.
      - Third. The inability to acquire military specialties. I do not know anything about the possibility of being trained in a military specialty, say, an armored personnel carrier driver, an ATGM operator, an artillery spotter, an ADO technician ...
      - If we take specialties closer to civilian life, the picture is drawn no better ...
      - Shooters (sniper, machine gunners) - the cost of ammunition is too high, there are practically no shooting ranges that meet military standards.
      - Military paramedics (eternal deficit) - only for a fee, only in person, in a civilian educational institution.
      - Parachutists - again too expensive and in few places ...
      - Well, the very state of the mentioned human resource! Somehow I had to take part in the selection of mobility resources for our company ... At the military registration and enlistment office I took away a stack of personal files, went to the military commissar, for viewing ... The military commissar goes through the cases: "drunken", "at sea", "sitting" ... and circle! As a result, there are about five personal files ...
      - It seems that those sitting in the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense, and above, are not going to seriously fight with anyone ...
      - There is only one way out: "Weekend Soldiers". smile
  28. Taol
    Taol 11 December 2020 22: 12
    +1
    Especially pinned "... until the main forces strike at the enemy from the depths or begin hostilities directly in the territories adjacent to the enemy's borders."
    From what "DEPTH"? In what "territories adjacent to the enemy's borders"? Does it work on its own territory?
    Ravings of a madman. What the hell is defense? The only option to defend the enclave is a lightning strike and connection with the main territory of Russia until NATO captures it first.
  29. Petro_tut
    Petro_tut 12 December 2020 12: 40
    0
    Again an article about preparations for the war of yesterday
  30. alexander ivanov_9
    alexander ivanov_9 14 December 2020 05: 17
    0
    what a terrible Russia attacks everyone !!
  31. looker-on
    looker-on 18 January 2021 14: 44
    -1
    And what about the events in Belarus? Why are there so many young people dissatisfied with life? And not workers and peasants, but those who are doing just fine, who study in universities at prestigious faculties, whose parents provide them with a comfortable existence and occupy not the last place in the enterprises where they work. But the most important thing is that these young men and women do not even understand that they have become instruments for the destruction of the country. For most, this is simply an expression of youthful maximalism.


    Author, go to the forest. Or come to Minsk and see live the mood and what is happening in reality and not from the words and shots of Channel One.

    As for the enclave: it will fall in the first days of hostilities ... will be neutralized and isolated. Anyone interested in history understands this.