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Yuri Babansky will not forget Damansky

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From the chronicle of an undeclared war



On March 2, 2021, on the 52nd anniversary of the events on Damansky Island, I followed the news television and radio, hoping to hear at least a few words about that undeclared war. But, unfortunately, I never heard anything ... But I heard a lot from the one who, together with his comrades, defended our island in March 1969.


Yuri Babansky:

“I am not afraid to speak of that conflict as an“ undeclared war ”, since there were those killed and wounded from the USSR and the PRC, which is simply pointless to deny. And the named word "event" does not at all properly place the accents of what is happening, only thickens the colors on a positive or neutral note. "

Meanwhile, from the TV screen I was cheerfully told about the coal industry and Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, the radio air chirped something about the first and last president of the USSR, but not a word was heard about the feat, which had already passed fifty years. No one!

The feat on Damanskoye slowly began to be forgotten ... Although the indisputable heroism of the border guards still stands out among the "heroes" of show business, who involuntarily meet at the moments of switching channels.

So why did the Russian press, juggling opinions, finally come to the conclusion that the conflict was provoked by the once great Union? Is it not for the sake of a politically strong partner, China, annually organizing a holiday with pomp on the occasion of the "gift" of the sacred and inviolable territory for which the Soviet border guards laid their heads there?

In addition, it was at the present time that the Chinese installed a memorial plaque on Damansky Island in honor of their victims:

How many times went on the attack
How many days have you spent
Clutching the sword, guarding the Fatherland.
Every step here touches the soul ...


Yuri Babansky will not forget Damansky

And in Russia to this day, only the verses of Vladimir Vysotsky have remained:

I used to shoot from my knee: on the run.
I'm not used to just slow decisions
I used to shoot an imaginary enemy
And now it will have to live targets.

And also the memories of living heroes of those times, still able to tell the whole bitter truth.

Fortunately, my conversation with the Hero of the Soviet Union, Lieutenant General Yuri Vasilyevich Babansky (not with that young junior sergeant who was forbidden to talk a lot after 1969) in a cozy home atmosphere dispelled all possible myths and prejudices that were growing like an avalanche.

Preconditions for the conflict


So, Sunday, March 2, 1969, was an ordinary working day for the entire Red Banner Pacific Border District. There were planned exercises. Suddenly, Chinese servicemen appeared on Damansky Island, waving red quotes from "The Great Helmsman Mao" - the Chinese party leader Mao Zedong.

The last time he paid a visit to the Kremlin was in November 1957, so that the first secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU Nikita Khrushchev shared with Chinese specialists the drawings of the nuclear submarine. However, having received a sharp refusal, Mao decided to break the bonds of friendship between the two great powers for good. However, there were many other reasons for this.


The PRC representatives argued that, in fact, the island, as they now call it, "Zhenbao", which means "Precious", historically belongs to their territories, since the official cause of the border incident was the demarcation of the border, laid back in 1860.

Other historians believe that the cause of the military conflict was the "Cultural Revolution", during which the leadership of the PRC urgently needed an external enemy in the person of "Soviet revisionists". And what else to talk about, if the then mentality of the PRC allowed them to start a war with the sparrows, which interfered with the implementation of grandiose plans and devoured, as it seemed to them, the crop reserves.


So, China officially declared then that the crowded warriors on the border were the fruit of peaceful actions. That is, all the savory spitting at the Soviet border guards, hand-to-hand fights and even the emerging cases of damage to property, when Chinese soldiers poured gasoline on our cars and then threw matches at them, had only a simple explanation - “peaceful actions”.

Remember how it all began


“What is empty now is not about that conversation”: in the former Soviet Union, at the very beginning of that situation, it turns out that our border guards were deprived of ammunition, leaving only with bayonets. When they saw Chinese provocateurs, they usually shouted: "Stop, otherwise we will cut."

A person can be judged by his actions, but who, if not the person himself, can tell about himself better than anyone else. Here is what Yuri Vasilievich Babansky told me:

I was born in the village of Krasnaya Kemerovo region in 1948, in December. It was a severe frost, as I remember now. He was brought up like all normal guys - at school, on the street, and with the help of a belt from his mother.

I went to school number 45, where I finished four classes, then transferred to school number 60. I finished eight classes, moved to school number 24, where I studied in the ninth grade. But I couldn't, because I was too lazy to go far to school, through the taiga. Then I went in for sports, I was bribed by cross-country skiing, all kinds of competitions, motocross, which we actively conducted.

All this was extremely interesting to me, and because of this I missed all the lessons. So I was soon kicked out of school. I entered vocational school No. 3, which I successfully graduated with as a mechanic for the repair of chemical equipment.

He graduated from vocational school and was immediately drafted into the border troops. Honestly, conscientiously served as a soldier, junior sergeant, squad leader. At the insistent request and recommendation of my superiors, he remained to serve in the border troops for the rest of his life. And that "Gold Star" with a red ribbon, equally belonging to each of the victims, did not allow me to leave the service so easily.

Tough times give birth to strong people


Yuri Babansky was born after the Great Patriotic War and saw front-line soldiers with his own eyes. Then there was no talk of shirking the service. All the guys with enthusiasm went to fulfill their duty to the Motherland. In addition, constant physical exercise contributed to this, and Babansky was no exception.


A little over a month before the border conflict, he was simply thrown out of a helicopter at his duty station, and he walked with a duffel bag to the border outpost, where he did not find anyone. I barely managed to say: "Where are all the people?" - as a car arrived from Damansky.

From the cockpit I heard: “Hand-to-hand combat is going on in Damansky. Free people get into the car. " Yuri got into the car and drove off to dislodge the Chinese from the island. So he got on January 22, 1969 on Damansky Island. Junior Sergeant Babansky had no idea what could happen in the future during the state border guard service.


From the fact that in this photo, as they say now, the events in Damansky began.

Fatal mistake - fatal outcome


An armed Chinese detachment crossed the Soviet state border. The head of the Nizhne-Mikhailovka outpost, Senior Lieutenant Ivan Ivanovich Strelnikov, boldly went out to meet the border violators with a peaceful proposal to leave the territory of the Soviet Union, but was brutally killed from an ambush set up by Chinese provocateurs.


Later, a non-staff photographer, Private Nikolai Petrov, who is part of Strelnikov's group, was robbed of a movie camera, assuring that the USSR had launched an attack, but Petrov managed to hide the camera with evidence under a fur coat when he was already falling on the snow from his wounds.

The first, along with Strelnikov, were killed three more border fighters, but the surviving border guards held out and fought back. With the death of Ivan Strelnikov, all responsibility fell on the shoulders of Junior Sergeant Yuri Babansky, who was trained to act in a similar situation.


Babansky independently carried the bodies of the dead border guards in his arms. He killed two Chinese snipers and the same number of machine gunners. After March 2, he went out on reconnaissance with a group every day, risking his life. On March 15, he took part in the largest battle, where weapons and military equipment were involved.

We will not forget the "forgotten" battles


Yuri Vasilyevich told me about Damansky, I repeat, quite a lot, and without pathos and without cuts. But, unfortunately, in recent years in Russia the topic of the feat of border guards on Damanskoye has completely ceased to be covered.

Today's youth have no idea at all about that border conflict. And therefore, completing our conversation with Yuri Babansky, I asked him:

- How do you feel about such, say, "forgetting" of the national storiesunlike China, which openly honors its heroes?

- It's a shame to realize, but young people, who are already over 20 years old, do not know about it, as you can see, nothing. Often, you can hear the following: “We forgot the Great Patriotic War, we hardly remember the war with the French in 1812, we don't remember the Civil War at all”.


These are those who do not remember and are losing their country, their authority, their prestige. There is no need to talk about any patriotism. Worse, young people first of all see the pacifist formulation "cannon fodder" and say something like this: "The men were at Damanskoye, they died." And no one will remember with a kind word ...

China in this regard shows the highest degree of public policy, based on a person. He does not forget his fighters: they are shown, honored, they do everything to make them live well and be respected.

In 1969, for example, they made an idol of me. When we were constantly talking about the feat of the border guards from the TV screen, everyone admired us. Then the political power changed, relations with China improved, and we naturally fell silent.


- As far as we know, the border guards were ordered not to respond to provocations from China. But when it was impossible not to answer, an order was received to defend the island in such a way that the conflict remained within the framework of a border clash, so that the two nuclear superpowers did not enter a global war. How did you do it?

- In principle, when wise people wrote instructions, instructions for the border service, they were guided by common sense. There is our frontier outfit, on the other side their frontier outfit, two warring countries, there is no war in the original sense - they don't want to, but they insult each other, maybe there will be a skirmish.


Is this war? A typical example of a border conflict, since then there will be an apology, the whole situation is dealt with within the border conflict. But people like Mao Zedong, although he was smart, and some of our commanders did not fully feel the weight of the entire disaster.

The Chinese were the first to start when our armored personnel carriers were burned on March 2. From their shore artillery fired at ours. We also responded to this with our artillery strike. This is an undeclared war - immediately understandable.

The war is short-lived, because no one can estimate by its length: how many days it will last. Some wars have been fought for centuries, and some - "shoot" and ended. So in this case, there were practically military operations.

We say and write "events", moving away from direct explanations and definitions about what happened. If this is an event, then on an unconscious level it is perceived as something positive, and when people die, it is already a war, because there were casualties on both sides.

How now to directly answer the question: "Who gave the Damansky Island?"

Without hesitation, we boldly say - President of the USSR Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev.

After 1991, we carried out demarcation measures that lasted until 2004, negotiating with China about the exact location of the border. But de facto, since September 1969, the Chinese have possessed this island. Although he was considered ours until May 19, 1991.

- What is your attitude to the fact that Damansky Island, along with other land areas along the Amur River, were given to China?


- Two components are seething in me now. With my emotional feelings for Damansky, I would prefer that Russia stood its ground and did not give this island, and, I think, no one would get any worse from this. And from a sober position, I find China a country that is still capable of snatching its own piece of land.

The fact is that the laid border in 1860 changed over time. It is also necessary to take into account that due to the change in the hydrographic characteristics of the river, the island turned out to be a little closer to the Chinese coast, which is why they began to claim it. I do not exclude that the island may one day be transferred back to Russia. At least, I would like to naively believe in it.

We forget history and it starts to repeat itself


- What feelings did you have when you were called up to serve in the border troops?

- Yes, more than fifty years have passed. What can you remember about those feelings? I remember well the time when I was a young man of military age.

At that time, we did not have such a wormhole in Soviet society that we could not turn away from service in any way. All the young guys were eager to go to serve, despite the fact that then the length of service was longer.

He served in the ground forces for three years. I was drafted into the border troops for three years. We were deeply convinced that these were not just years thrown into the wind, but our sacred duty, which was based on the fact that I was born in 1948.

The war ended quite recently. I could not help being affected by what happened after the Victory: the social upsurge in society, the general mood in the country. As in the song “Victory Day” it is sung: “This is a holiday with gray hair on the temples. It is joy with tears in our eyes. "

We had to work together with the front-line soldiers, as we called them then, at enterprises and collective farms. Many went to work only on foot: at will or due to circumstances, in the morning such a walking cross of 5-6 kilometers.

Everyone then wore greatcoats and boots, in the same soldier's clothes in which they returned from the front. This was normal. Whether it be festive or casual wear, and it was also a working one.

I remember that a military registration and enlistment office worked with us two years before the call-up. They collected us, checked our health, physical condition, after which they worked, of course, with us, checking our abilities in order to distribute among the types of troops.


I ended up in the border troops, whose representatives came to the military registration and enlistment offices in advance, got acquainted with personal affairs and selected suitable guys. Of course, there were examples when someone expressed a desire to get into a certain military unit.

Their desires were sometimes fulfilled, unless, of course, there were any obstacles, for example, with physical health. But so that everyone "wherever I want - I fly there", this has never happened. We learned that we were going to the border to the Pacific Ocean only by train from the sergeants who accompanied us. So I ended up in the border troops.

I want to say that Soviet education undoubtedly brought positive results. Starting from kindergarten, hikes, overnight stays, songs, poems, fairy tales have already been cultivated, and, as a rule, mainly on a patriotic basis. From childhood, we were given the right upbringing.

Then there was a school in which everyone was massively involved in sports activities. A huge number of sections worked. Most importantly, everything was available to each of us, despite the fact that there was no good sports equipment, uniforms, and there were no additional exercise equipment.

I myself was actively involved in skiing at school. The skis were ordinary: drilled boards, which we independently adjusted to mind. Of course, they often broke only because they consisted of two planks.

- How did your future destiny develop? After Damansky.

- Graduated from the Moscow Border School as an external student. Then she studied at the Lenin Military-Political Academy. He served in the North, in the Arctic, in Leningrad, Moscow, in the Baltic. Then I found myself in Moscow again.


He entered the Academy of Social Sciences under the Central Committee of the CPSU. I was recalled when I was almost finishing my studies. True, then they let me finish with my course. And he was appointed a member of the military council of the district in Kiev.

In 1990 he won the first democratic elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. It was a tough election - nine alternative candidates, all from Ukraine, where I ran. But we knew how to work, propagandize, convince: everything was fair.

Until 1995, he headed the permanent commission on defense and state security in the Verkhovna Rada. Then he wrote a report and went to Moscow, he wanted to continue the service. But already, as they say, my train has left.

Now I live and work in civilian conditions.
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Photos used:
Private Nikolai Petrov, from the personal archive of Yuri Babansky,
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  1. Far B
    Far B April 9 2021 05: 11
    +11
    And in Russia to this day, only the verses of Vladimir Vysotsky have remained:
    I used to shoot from my knee: on the run.
    I'm not used to just slow decisions
    I used to shoot an imaginary enemy
    And now it will have to live targets.
    But why? There is also "Son of Russia" ("I fell on the border over the river ..."), "I am leaving" ("The wind is walking on the Damansky bank ..."). It's just that it's not customary to think about it now.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter April 9 2021 05: 39
      +4
      Quote: Dalny V
      But why? There is also "Son of Russia" ("I fell on the border over the river ..."), "I am leaving" ("The wind is walking on the Damansky bank ..."). It's just that it's not customary to think about it now.

      And why should the current Russian Federation remember Damanskoye, provided that the PRC under Putin was donated a number of other territories?
      Now we have privatized not only subsoil and enterprises, but also history, which the authorities use exclusively in their own interests.
      1. Richard
        Richard April 9 2021 06: 09
        +13
        The most famous of course is this
        BOY FROM DAMAN.
        (Unknown author, 1969)

        "I'm leaving ..." - the boy said to her through sadness, -
        "But not for long, wait for me and I'll be back!"
        Left completely, not having met the first spring,
        I came home in a soldier's zinc coffin.

        Only an hour before dawn he didn’t live,
        He fell into the snow and covered the ground early.
        He fell on the snow not in the days of war, but in a peaceful hour,
        When spring the lights of love lit up for us.

        He, like you, walked with a girl in the spring,
        Gave flowers and played the guitar to her,
        And even in the moment when it fell on the wet snow,
        He wrote the name of that girl in blood.

        Mother sobs and father stands like a shadow,
        After all, he is quite a youth for them, still a youth,
        And how many of them, without taking the first step in life,
        We came home in soldiers' zinc coffins.

        The wind blows over Damansky blue smoke,
        The girl is walking around the city with another,
        The girl is the one who promised: "I'll wait."
        Spring will come, the letters will melt to the snow.

        As a child, they sang in the courtyards with a guitar. .. I sang too, not suspecting that in the future I will link my life with PV
        1. Far B
          Far B April 9 2021 06: 16
          +5
          My version of the last verse, as long as I remember, is this: "The wind is walking on the Damansky coast,
          That girl left with another for a long time,
          The girl who said "I'll wait."
          spring came - and erased the name in the snow. "
          However, the song is really a courtyard, so the lyrics can vary infinitely. I even came across an option about the Afghan coast on one forum. The author of the version was quite surprised that the song was originally about Damansky.
          1. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter April 9 2021 06: 42
            +7
            Quote: Dalny V
            The author of the version was quite surprised that the song was originally about Damansky.

            Everyone thought it was folk art about Afghan heroics.
            1. Far B
              Far B April 9 2021 06: 50
              +3
              Well, it is, in fact, folk art, in which the theme can change depending on the spite of the day. It seemed to me something else surprising: the forum was purely seaside, that is, the Daman events, it seems, are closer to us than Afghan (although it is clear that much more Primorye residents passed through Afghanistan). Nevertheless, the people did not know that this was a song about Damansky. It was, EMNIP, in 2002 ...
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter April 9 2021 07: 01
                +4
                Quote: Dalny V
                Nevertheless, the people did not know that this was a song about Damansky.

                Comrade, how do you know, if you consider that in the 80th I was 12 and the song was typed by ear on guitars (from where only the lyrics were taken), when the zinc was already walking, and in the 86th I myself was "beyond the river flew away "and there it was the most tearful-pitiful song, no one could even think where the pedigree came from. Apparently we are so written in the world.
                1. Far B
                  Far B April 9 2021 07: 09
                  +1
                  So the forum was a seaside one, and the seaside people also lived there. You might have known. There are not so many famous songs about the events that took place in Primorye. Offhand, only a line about the storming nights of Spassk and about Damansky's songs pop up in my head ...
                  1. Sling cutter
                    Sling cutter April 9 2021 08: 06
                    +2
                    Quote: Dalny V
                    So the forum was a seaside one, and the seaside people also lived there. You might have known. There are not so many famous songs about the events that took place in Primorye. Offhand, only a line about the storming nights of Spassk and about Damansky's songs pop up in my head ...

                    Comrade, unfortunately, the toyed did not turn out. drinks
                    1. Serg koma
                      Serg koma April 10 2021 11: 07
                      +3
                      Quote: Stroporez
                      Camrad

                      We talk about history, Memory, Fatherland,
                      and we address our comrades in the forum in German (English / French / Spanish), though (probably for now) in Russian letters, in particular -
                      Kamerad
                      m: Kamerad Schnürschuh mouth of a soldier.
                      a) Austrian soldier,
                      b) appeal: brother, friend, sidekick. Na, Kamerad Schnürschuh, wie geht es? (- Well, comrade of cords, how are you?)
                      Deutsch-Russisches Woerterbuch der umgangssprachlichen und saloppen> Kamerad

                      An ancient Russian word, even "before Mongolian", COMRADE is completely forgotten, why is it embarrassing to pronounce it, or the meaning is not clear?
                      Comrade, believe: she will rise,
                      Star of captivating happiness ...
                      (A.S. Pushkin)
                      Die yourself - help your comrade.

                      (A.V.Suvorov)
                      Every man to his own taste.

                      (Russian proverb)
                      Comrades! Citizens! Brothers and sisters! Soldiers of our Army and Navy! I am addressing you, my friends!

                      (I.V. Stalin)
                      PS drinks
                      Who will tell you? A relative will lick, colleagues in spite will praise, and a friend will always point out the shit and say: "Shit!" Because - a comrade.
                      (G. Gorin) wink
                      1. Sling cutter
                        Sling cutter April 10 2021 11: 23
                        +3
                        Quote: Serg Koma
                        We talk about history, Memory, Fatherland,
                        and we address our fellow members in German

                        Comrade, I am addressing comrades-in-arms, comrade, like-minded comrades, all the rest a colleague. wink
                        Thank you for the reminder and for defending this appeal. good drinks
                        firmly shake my hand! soldier
        2. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter April 9 2021 06: 37
          +4
          Quote: Richard
          As a child, they sang in the courtyards with a guitar. .. I sang too, not suspecting that in the future I will link my life with PV

          Comrade, then this song was slightly altered and this song was sung in all platoons and companies of a limited contingent. soldier
      2. Catfish
        Catfish April 9 2021 06: 55
        +7
        Hello my friend! hi

        Yuri is shy
        In 1969, for example, they made an idol of me.
        at that time his name was on everyone's lips, he alone did more there than some officers put together. Babansky and I had a year of difference in birth and in service, my third year of imprisonment began, when the war began in Damansky. Yes, and I also served in the Far East in the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the area of ​​concentration of my separate tank regiment was in Ungun on the Amur. So everything was there. All our guys were eager to break the Chinese in the most "cant", but ... on our site nothing happened.

        I believe that the suppression of the feat of our guys is just a meanness on a national scale. soldier
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar April 9 2021 09: 08
          +1
          Greetings, Constantine! hi
          This is "real politics." If there is an intensification of confrontation with the United States, then you need to "make friends" with China, the partnership with which is a kind of counterbalance to the confrontation with the West.
          As for the PRC, they can afford a lot more, the size of the economies is not comparable.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish April 9 2021 09: 20
            +7
            Hi Albert! hi
            Yes, even with whom they want to and "are friends", I'm talking about something else. Come on, China is generally such a "friend" that it is better not to turn your back on it.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar April 9 2021 10: 28
              +2
              I completely and completely agree
        2. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter April 9 2021 13: 33
          +4
          Quote: Sea Cat
          I believe that the suppression of the feat of our guys is just a meanness on a national scale.

          One hundred poods agree! soldier
      3. Boris55
        Boris55 April 9 2021 08: 03
        0
        Quote: Stroporez
        And why should the current Russian Federation remember Damanskoye, provided that the PRC under Putin was donated a number of other territories?

        Damansky is the result of the policy of our government for the results of which the ordinary soldier paid with his own blood. Eternal memory to them.

        We did not have a demarcation of the border between the USSR and the PRC since it was believed that with the victory of communism throughout the world, they would not be needed. According to all laws, the border between states along the rivers runs along the center of the fairway, and now pay attention to Fr. Damansky and which side of the fairway it is located on.

        Under Putin, the demarcation of the border was completed and in the future another Damansky will not be repeated.

        With regards to the "transfer of land" by Putin. Looks impressive on the map (marked in yellow):



        And on the "ground" like this:



        Not only is it located on the Chinese side of the fairway, but it also goes under water every spring, during spills.

        Quote: Sea Cat
        I believe that the suppression of the feat of our guys is just a meanness on a national scale.

        If we start talking about this, then we will have to admit the strategic mistakes of the party. The heirs of the CPSU (United Russia and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation) will not allow this.

        ps
        We don't have to quarrel with China. We have enough cars from the West.
        1. Blacksmith 55
          Blacksmith 55 April 9 2021 10: 36
          +2
          Boris 55, also read somewhere that according to international laws, the border is drawn along the channel of the river.
          I am not familiar with these laws, specialists should know and decide this.
          If so, then Damansky definitely belongs to China.
          But, in spite of everything, the guys should not be forgotten, they were just doing their duty.
          And at the moment we must blame those who "do not want to" remember this.
      4. Fitter65
        Fitter65 April 9 2021 12: 13
        +1
        Quote: Stroporez
        And why should the current Russian Federation remember Damanskoye, provided that the PRC under Putin was donated a number of other territories?

        It was the EBN who agreed to give the PRC the territory of Russia, Putin arrived on time, or else the Kuriles, this drink gave the Japanese ...
      5. Captain45
        Captain45 April 10 2021 12: 10
        -2
        Quote: Stroporez
        And why should the current Russian Federation remember Damanskoye, provided that the PRC under Putin was donated a number of other territories?

        How now to directly answer the question: "Who gave Damansky Island?"
        Without hesitation, we boldly say - President of the USSR Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev.

        After 1991, we carried out demarcation measures that lasted until 2004, negotiating with China about the exact location of the border. But de facto, since September 1969, the Chinese have possessed this island. Although he was considered ours until May 19, 1991.
        (C)
        You, in your anger at Putin, don't even read articles, it's a shame, sir ... From such anger, the gallbladder may become inflamed ... you live 120 years ...
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee April 9 2021 05: 16
    +4
    From childhood, we were given the right upbringing.
    Therefore, Heroes grew up! hi
    1. Richard
      Richard April 9 2021 06: 27
      +6
      Great comment
      Here is a song by Igor Rasteryaev ... About another war ... But Vladimir's post confirms
  3. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. April 9 2021 05: 26
    +3
    The Kremlin is not interested in covering the conflict with the Chinese in Damansky.
    They prefer to keep silent about a lot, and not only about Damansky.
    Therefore, I have no faith in them in principle.
    The games of the ruling elite at the expense of the territory of Russia have never led to anything good.
    1. Serg koma
      Serg koma April 10 2021 11: 16
      +1
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      The Kremlin is not interested in covering the conflict with the Chinese in Damansky.

      Politics (internal / external) it .... When it was hushed up about the SS units from the nat. the population of the republics of the USSR, about the atrocities committed on the territory of the USSR by "friendly countries" during the Patriotic War ... We are afraid to offend our "friends" am
    2. Captain45
      Captain45 April 10 2021 12: 18
      0
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      The Kremlin is not interested in covering the conflict with the Chinese in Damansky.
      They prefer to keep silent about a lot, and not only about Damansky.

      And that during the times of the USSR and the rule of the CPSU, it was written about everything in the editorials of Pravda, or only what the authorities considered necessary to bring to the attention of the population, because even then, for those in power, the people were only the population.
  4. apro
    apro April 9 2021 05: 35
    0
    However, there were many other reasons for this.

    About which the author did not say. And the main reason for the 20 congresses of the CPSU. And "debunking the cult of personality." How they made an enemy out of an ally.
    1. Free wind
      Free wind April 9 2021 15: 12
      -2
      For denyushki, zaputintsy are ready to sing
      dferambs, for anyone. Just corrupt creatures.
      1. your1970
        your1970 April 10 2021 12: 20
        0
        Quote: Free Wind
        For denyushki, zaputintsy are ready to sing
        dferambs, for anyone. Just corrupt creatures.
        -but then apparently the Zabrezhnevites tried
        "On September 11, in Beijing, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR Alexei Kosygin, who was returning from the funeral of Ho Chi Minh, and the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, agreed to stop hostile actions and that the troops remain in their positions without going to Damansky.
        20 October 1969 years, new negotiations between the heads of government of the USSR and the PRC took place, managed to reach agreement on the need to revise the Soviet-Chinese border."
        Weakly shout that it was Brezhnev who gave the land to the Chinese?
  5. Free wind
    Free wind April 9 2021 05: 45
    +5
    What press writes that the USSR became the cause of the conflict, I have never read it anywhere. But the fact that now we have it carefully hushed up is a fact. Since the Chinese are awesome friends to us, they are against the United States, (although they are investing huge amounts of money in the US economy) I consider this to be a spit in memory of the victims. Then there were more conflicts in the Kaz SSR and the Tajik SSR. And there the border guards had to deal with the awesome hu ywebin. And in arms, in the photo the fighters do not have hunting spears, but ordinary peasant pitchforks for throwing hay.
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 April 9 2021 09: 04
      0
      Quote: Free Wind
      What press writes that the USSR became the cause of the conflict, I have never read it anywhere.

      You have not heard anything about the XX Congress of the CPSU, which led to the breakdown of friendly relations with China and other communist parties of the World? About Brezhnev's degradation, which continued the course of confrontation? It was Khrushchev and Brezhnev who pushed China into the arms of the West. Domansky is the result of the treacherous policy of the Trotskyists of the USSR for the sake of the West.

      Everyone who is trying to aggravate our relations with China is working for the interests of the West. Will our economy withstand the confrontation from the West and the East? I hope it will survive, but with what effort and why do we need it? The fifth column - this is understandable, but for the patriots - why? What's the point of this?
      1. Free wind
        Free wind April 9 2021 09: 56
        -8
        Miao Ze Dong loved Yi V Stalin so much that he did not come to his funeral. Miao was so angry with Khrushchev, for his report at the 20th Congress, in February 1956, that he arrived a year and a half later in November 1957 in the USSR, and of course he met with Khrushchev, so offended. Miao was so offended by Khrushchev that he did not get off the train while stopping on the shore of Lake Baikal, and angrily scolded the attendants that our great Chinese ancestors lived on this land. And why China attacked Vietnam, they were also offended at Khrushchev. Did you supply the dushmans with weapons? All of course the 20th congress is to blame. Khrushchev did not hand over the materials on the atomic bomb, that's the end of all friendship. All who squeal about the great friendship with China are simply those who betray and betray Russia for a bowl of rice.
        1. Boris55
          Boris55 April 9 2021 10: 39
          -2
          Quote: Free Wind
          All of course the 20th congress is to blame.

          It is from him!

          As long as there are three civilizations in the World (European civilization, the civilization of the East and the civilization of Russia), two will always be "friends" against the third. Practice is the criterion of truth:

          - when Russia was "friends" with the West against China (under the tsars), we have a revolution;
          - when the USSR was "friends" with China (under Stalin), the USSR became the world's first economy;
          - when the USSR began to "make friends" with the West (from Khrushchev to Yeltsin), the USSR no longer exists;
          - when today we are "friends" with China (under Putin), the West is degrading, we are developing.

          So who benefits from falling out with China again?
          1. Free wind
            Free wind April 9 2021 13: 54
            -1
            Oh Lord, Light, Committee, Most Holy Theotokos, Party and Government. Alla, Alla, Alaa. Don't cook the pot. request
          2. Free wind
            Free wind April 9 2021 16: 06
            -4
            creature, die. China is my enemy!
          3. Kronos
            Kronos April 9 2021 18: 34
            -1
            There is no separate civilization of Russia.
  6. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 April 9 2021 15: 13
    +4
    I remember Damansky and I will never forgive and never forget because my grandfather died there on March 2. He had 2 months before his demobilization. In our village, a street was named after him and there is a museum in the school. There are his army photographs.
  7. Elena Akinfieva
    Elena Akinfieva April 9 2021 21: 39
    +1
    Years go by, but nothing changes. As always, our leadership, except for words to not respond to provocations, did not come up with anything better. And then the blood, and later forgotten and it seemed there was nothing. New border guards will come and hear the same thing - "Don't answer provocations." Shitty hands
  8. Brylevsky
    Brylevsky April 10 2021 04: 29
    +3
    After the battle, Chinese soldiers finished off our wounded border guards with bayonets and point-blank shots in the face, this is written in the report of the commission of inquiry. The wounded corporal Akulov was subjected to inhuman torture, and then brutally killed. The Chinese cut off the border guards they killed ... guess for yourself. I will not write here what exactly they cut off. When someone wants to assure me of the possibility of Russian-Chinese friendship, photographs of the mutilated faces and bodies of our soldiers come to my mind, as well as fragments of Chinese radio broadcasts in Russian, for example: “Dear Soviet citizens temporarily residing in the occupied territories .. . "," Soviet women, prepare clean sheets, Chinese soldiers are coming to you ... ", do you think that something has changed since then? Their attitude towards us has not changed, in order to realize this, it is enough to live in China, not much at all, and chat with the Chinese over a bottle of beer, or better vodka. The Chinese do not hide their territorial claims to the entire Russian Far East and Siberia to the Urals. They have this territory on school geographic maps painted in the same color as China and there is no state border drawn; I personally saw these maps in a Chinese folk school, and for me this is a one-stop fact, as well as the fact that the Chinese field manual describes methods of survival in the Ussuri taiga. A real war between Russia and China will be in the foreseeable future, and for the Russian Federation, in its present borders, this war will be the last.
    1. your1970
      your1970 April 10 2021 12: 26
      +1
      Quote: Brylevsky
      A real war between Russia and China will be in the foreseeable future, and for the Russian Federation, in its present borders, this war will be the last.
      -And China think 100 dead will cost? The Russian army will not be able to stop the Chinese, even theoretically (ka and the army of the USSR) - there is only one way out - we will beat nuclear weapons along the border (creating a dead belt - so that it would be difficult for new units to overcome them) and large cities
      There are too many of them to resist in a conventional war ...
      1. Free wind
        Free wind April 11 2021 08: 07
        -1
        There are too many for the Utins and the Chinese to do this.
    2. ACCUSED
      ACCUSED April 20 2021 21: 03
      -1
      Brylevsky, you yourself fought in Domansky? How old are you? You better remember the Banderaites, they are now closer and more dangerous and walk among us in Russia. The US is paying you for the loosening of relations with the Chinese. The authorities need to take note of you.
  9. ACCUSED
    ACCUSED April 20 2021 20: 53
    -1
    We remember this! The main thing is not to forget and not to repeat it. Who benefits from these frequent reminders? To drive a wedge between the Russians and the Chinese with this tedding? Remember the dead, but do not stir up the coals.