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Vostok brigade commander: In the current situation, we need to stop being afraid to leave our personal “comfort zone”

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Vostok brigade commander: In the current situation, we need to stop being afraid to leave our personal “comfort zone”

The commander of the Vostok brigade, Alexander Khodakovsky, posted a short post on his Telegram channel in which he urges fellow citizens, as he put it, to leave the comfort zone in which most Russians have become accustomed to living lately. This is a certain psychological trait within us that "we are afraid to cross."


This fear, Khodakovsky believes, is due to the fact that an ordinary person is afraid to bring the situation to such a level from which there will be no way back to the familiar and calm world. Although now the situation more and more clearly requires us to abandon the usual and convenient dualism, the brigade commander is sure.

Ordinary people are used to the fact that everything terrible and dangerous, even concerning our country, happens mainly somewhere far away and does not personally affect them. This does not prevent one from hypothetically participating in such events in fantasies, thereby creating an internal complicity in them. Continuing to stay in the usual comfort zone, "plunge yourself into the abyss of trials."

We knew that there were Arctic researchers somewhere, that somewhere in Syria our VKS were smashing bad guys - this added color and fullness of life to us

Khodakovsky says.

But now the situation has changed dramatically, the brigade commander is sure. Most people are aware of these changes and that what is happening in the country in connection with the special operation now affects everyone and everyone in a real, real way.

We are aware of this, but we are still fighting, because any decision of such significance as order 227 is a subsequent chain detonation at all levels and in all areas: to the end, without return, without options. And it's scary

Khodakovsky concludes.

On July 28, 1942, the Order of the People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR No. 227 was signed, which was included in history as an order "Not a step back!". To use Khodakovsky's emotional definitions, this order was then a "sobering slap in the face" that brought the Red Army out of the knockdown it received after the failures of the summer of 1942. The defenders of Stalingrad and the Caucasus, who fought for every centimeter of their native land, turned the course of the war 180 degrees, starting a long and difficult journey to the west, ending in Berlin.

It should be noted that the famous Order No. 227 signed by I.V. Stalin, publicly read to all personnel, was entitled: “On measures to strengthen discipline and order in the Red Army and prohibit unauthorized withdrawal from combat positions.” It became one of the documents aimed at improving military discipline. At the same time, penal units began to be formed in the Red Army from those guilty of violating discipline due to cowardice or instability; barrage detachments appeared in the armies.

One realization of the need to get out of the personal "comfort zone" in a difficult struggle will not achieve victory.
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  1. dmi.pris1
    dmi.pris1 14 December 2022 16: 27
    +17
    Dear brigade commander went to fight on the ideological front? Ah! We have no ideology. Then on the front of blogging .. Although he is right, we have not realized all, without exception, the danger threatening us.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 14 December 2022 18: 10
      +4
      that's when the "deputy" battalion is formed, and sent to the front, then I will pull myself up, despite my 60 ...
  2. Foundling
    Foundling 14 December 2022 16: 28
    +32
    Is Peskov's son being called to the front? Since we are talking about Stalin
    1. dmi.pris1
      dmi.pris1 14 December 2022 16: 43
      +12
      Are you crazy??? Do not scare the ostriches, the floor is concrete ..
      1. Foundling
        Foundling 14 December 2022 19: 16
        +5
        In the comfort zone, we only have a great demilitarizer, a denazifier and just a political galosh and Co.
  3. Hypertension
    Hypertension 14 December 2022 16: 36
    +19
    But what about "CBO is carried out by the forces of professionals, according to plan"? And now even the 227th order began to be remembered. Well things...
    And what exactly does Khodakovsky want to say? All to the front or what? Get out of your "comfort zone" and enter where?
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 14 December 2022 16: 39
      +4
      Quote: Hyperion
      But what about "CBO is carried out by the forces of professionals, according to plan"? And now even the 227th order began to be remembered. Well things...
      And what exactly does Khodakovsky want to say? All to the front or what? Leave the "comfort zone", and enter where?

      I hope the morale at the front has not fallen so much that it will be necessary to lead detachments.
      At the same time, penal units began to be formed in the Red Army from those guilty of violating discipline due to cowardice or instability; barrage detachments appeared in the armies.
      1. AdAstra
        AdAstra 14 December 2022 20: 34
        +3
        What are you talking about, we don’t have a “front”, but there is a “Line of Contact”, and a special military operation. And if we only have our own where the "professional army" should cope, then which 227?
    2. Adrey
      Adrey 14 December 2022 16: 51
      +7
      Quote: Hyperion
      But what about "CBO is carried out by the forces of professionals, according to plan"? And now even the 227th order began to be remembered. Well things...

      Tongue removed laughing hi
    3. Gardamir
      Gardamir 14 December 2022 16: 56
      +4
      Leave the "comfort zone", and enter where?


    4. skeptick2
      skeptick2 14 December 2022 16: 57
      +4
      Quote: Hyperion
      And what exactly does Khodakovsky want to say?

      And I'm at a loss ... Why mention order number 227?
      It can be understood that we can no longer do without detachments?
      1. Hypertension
        Hypertension 14 December 2022 17: 01
        +5
        Quote from: skeptick2
        It can be understood that we can no longer do without detachments?

        Considering Strelkov's words about "apathy in the troops", and after that - Khodakovsky's reasoning about order 227, you no longer know what to think and how to understand ...
        1. runway-1
          runway-1 14 December 2022 20: 23
          +3
          It remains to be understood only as another confirmation of the ambiguity of the current situation ...
    5. Ohsetin
      Ohsetin 14 December 2022 17: 38
      +13
      Quote: Hyperion
      according to plan


      Quote: Hyperion
      Get out of your "comfort zone" and enter where?

      This is just an echo of AP propaganda. Everything is about a truce, and he is also about mobilization.
    6. flicker
      flicker 14 December 2022 22: 28
      -1
      But what about "CBO is carried out by the forces of professionals, according to plan"? And now even the 227th order began to be remembered. Well things..
      And what the plan cannot include order 227?
      1. Hypertension
        Hypertension 15 December 2022 12: 51
        0
        Quote: flicker
        And what the plan cannot include order 227?

        Why do professionals need order 227? And what kind of plan is this, which, in the case of an NWO (and not a war), forces one to take such exceptional measures?
  4. ALARI
    ALARI 14 December 2022 16: 37
    +17
    Did this brigade commander accidentally get a headache? Is he suggesting that 10% of the population leave the comfort zone? For this they will mix it with a brown substance in passing. If he addresses the remaining 90% of the population, then again by, they have never been in this zone.
    1. dmi.pris1
      dmi.pris1 14 December 2022 16: 53
      +1
      You exaggerated with 10%. No more than 4-5%.
      1. ALARI
        ALARI 14 December 2022 16: 56
        +7
        I also included the service staff there, without it I’m nowhere.
  5. isv000
    isv000 14 December 2022 16: 40
    -6
    calls on fellow citizens, as he put it, to get out of the comfort zone in which most Russians have become accustomed to living lately. This is a certain psychological trait within us that "we are afraid to cross."

    Yes yokarny babay!!! We will live in dugouts, no question, the question is different: when will the lights, water and cane be turned off on the outskirts, will JPS be suppressed?!!!
    1. Mihail0221
      Mihail0221 14 December 2022 16: 51
      -1
      Yes yokarny babay!!! We will live in dugouts, no question, the question is different: when will the lights, water and cane be turned off on the outskirts, will JPS be suppressed?!!!
      Judging by the forum, the last blow was not very effective. It is impossible to comment.
  6. RED_ICE
    RED_ICE 14 December 2022 16: 45
    +6
    Let this Mr. Khodakovsky better say how many men from the LDNR have fled to Russia since 2014? And why didn't they stay to defend their land? The whole city is crammed with cars with LDNR numbers. And mobilize our men.
  7. Postcode
    Postcode 14 December 2022 16: 49
    +10
    Khodakovsky really doesn’t know how MOST Russians live?)))) It is the majority of Russians who are not in the comfort zone, and those who stay in that comfort zone are definitely not going to leave that zone))))
  8. Old Horseradish
    Old Horseradish 14 December 2022 16: 50
    +12
    And at this time, the loot was flowing out of Russia and flowing away:
    “The outflow of funds from Russia in 2022 can update the historical maximum.
    This year, the outflow of capital has reached almost record levels and is equal to an amount exceeding $250 billion. The Bank of Russia predicts that by the end of the year this figure will reach $251 billion and will be the highest since 1994.
    Nothing new.
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  10. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 December 2022 16: 51
    -11
    One realization of the need to get out of the personal "comfort zone" in a difficult struggle will not achieve victory.
    Do you offer to sleep in warmth further, and then there will definitely be a victory? Khodakovsky invited everyone to take the first step.
    1. Foundling
      Foundling 14 December 2022 19: 24
      +6
      Mr. Peskov, log in and address your tirade to your household members.
  11. Michael
    Michael 14 December 2022 16: 53
    +11
    "Comfort zone" - what is it? I hit the age of majority at 92, so I never felt comfortable. And if you list all the global uncomfortable events from vouchers to SVO, then there will not be enough fingers.
    1. isv000
      isv000 14 December 2022 20: 52
      -1
      Quote: Michael
      "Comfort zone" - what is it? I hit the age of majority at 92, so I never felt comfortable. And if you list all the global uncomfortable events from vouchers to SVO, then there will not be enough fingers.

      Exactly. I, as a soldier, went in -85, and I live like in a fairy tale - the farther the worse. Not to say, of course, that the country is not developing, but we are still far from the comfort zone, like cancer before China ...
  12. faiver
    faiver 14 December 2022 16: 59
    +10
    An incomprehensible brigade commander is friends with his head? There is no Patriotic War, there is an incomprehensible one, going according to some plan of the NWO.
    1. Ohsetin
      Ohsetin 14 December 2022 17: 45
      +7
      Quote: faiver
      going according to some plan

      Moreover, it is not clear what plans this "plan" has for you. Some attempts to launch ammoniaa pipeline across the entire territory of a warring country, and even without electricity, constant regroupings and grain deals, as steps towards a peaceful settlement. Precisely Khodakovsky writes about this situation? Not a step back - does it mean not a step towards Kyiv?
    2. isv000
      isv000 14 December 2022 20: 57
      -2
      Quote: faiver
      An incomprehensible brigade commander is friends with his head? There is no Patriotic War, there is an incomprehensible one, going according to some plan of the NWO.

      This brigade commander has been fighting properly, since 2014, from an ordinary soldier. He protects people, does not spare the enemy, but what he began to write - so each hut has its own rattles ...
  13. Epaulettes
    Epaulettes 14 December 2022 17: 15
    +4
    The defenders of Stalingrad and the Caucasus, who fought for every centimeter of their native land, turned the course of the war 180 degrees


    Here the dog is buried. Ukrainians are fighting for the land where they were born, where they grew up, where they raised their children. For the land they call their own.

    In our country, a huge number of men were born after the collapse of the Union, and they have never been on the territory of Ukraine in their lives. How and why should they consider Odessa or Chernihiv their native land in order to fight for them with all their might?
    1. Kaiten
      Kaiten 14 December 2022 20: 36
      -1
      Quote: Shoulder straps
      The defenders of Stalingrad and the Caucasus, who fought for every centimeter of their native land, turned the course of the war 180 degrees


      Here the dog is buried. Ukrainians are fighting for the land where they were born, where they grew up, where they raised their children. For the land they call their own.

      In our country, a huge number of men were born after the collapse of the Union, and they have never been on the territory of Ukraine in their lives. How and why should they consider Odessa or Chernihiv their native land in order to fight for them with all their might?

      This is decadence, but what about "to Berlin" and "we can repeat"? These were not empty words.
      1. Epaulettes
        Epaulettes 14 December 2022 20: 46
        +1
        Well, here are those who glued these slogans to their cars - let them go to Berlin, repeat, who keeps them?
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          1. Epaulettes
            Epaulettes 14 December 2022 21: 13
            0
            From the stories of relatives who caught the Second World War. whose parents died in the war. Who cried, remembering this horror. And "if only there was no war" ...

            And then a generation was born that did not see this war in the eyes. And these stupid "we can repeat!" fell down ... Can you? It's about time! Go and repeat.
        2. Foundling
          Foundling 14 December 2022 22: 49
          +1
          They were with these slogans on cars just at the checkpoint to Georgia. Patriots in one word
    2. isv000
      isv000 14 December 2022 21: 01
      -1
      Quote: Shoulder straps
      Here the dog is buried. Ukrainians are fighting for the land where they were born, where they grew up, where they raised their children. For the land they call their own.

      In our country, a huge number of men were born after the collapse of the Union, and they have never been on the territory of Ukraine in their lives. How and why should they consider Odessa or Chernihiv their native land in order to fight for them with all their might?

      Well, this is the logic of the fish - he turned away, turned around - he forgot everything. And what about those families where parents or grandparents come from Ukraine and live in Novosibirsk?! Eh! Youth! Mom said - learn history, son ...
  14. Ohsetin
    Ohsetin 14 December 2022 17: 35
    +5
    And what parallels did he find between the situations now and at the time of the issuance of order 227?
  15. Mint Gingerbread
    Mint Gingerbread 14 December 2022 18: 32
    -4
    Quote: Shoulder straps
    The defenders of Stalingrad and the Caucasus, who fought for every centimeter of their native land, turned the course of the war 180 degrees


    Here the dog is buried. Ukrainians are fighting for the land where they were born, where they grew up, where they raised their children. For the land they call their own.

    In our country, a huge number of men were born after the collapse of the Union, and they have never been on the territory of Ukraine in their lives. How and why should they consider Odessa or Chernihiv their native land in order to fight for them with all their might?

    - The capture of the regime, by people of the far right with the support of the United States.
    - The revival of Nazism and the glorification of Nazi followers.
    - Purge of the population and the prohibition of the Russian language.
    - Denial of recognition in the special position of the Russian-speaking republics.
    - The genocide of the population of the republics for 8 years.
    - Preventive strengthening of the Ukrainian army with weapons and training, for further escalation and advancement to the border regions of Russia with the support of mixed troops of Western countries, with the readiness of an armed conflict on Russian territory.
    - Planned seizure of control over the Black Sea and blocking of sea routes.
    - Planned deployment of long-range missiles and the creation of bases on the territory of Ukraine.
    - Violation of the agreement by Ukraine, about not joining NATO and maintaining a special neutral status.
    - Violation of the NATO treaty, on the termination of further advance to the east.

    In total, if there were no NWO, the battles would probably have been on the territories of the regions of Russia, where only for now they fart sometimes, from afar.
    And it also helped to partially reset the internal system and begin to reconfigure the country's development vector into its own strengthening against the global background.
    1. Alf
      Alf 14 December 2022 19: 10
      +3
      Quote: Mint Gingerbread
      and begin to reconfigure the country's development vector into its own strengthening against the global background.

      What is this reconfiguration?
      1. runway-1
        runway-1 14 December 2022 20: 26
        +5
        It is expressed in rampant cynical demagoguery...
    2. Foundling
      Foundling 14 December 2022 19: 26
      +5
      Bases will also be supplied in Finland. Even closer. What is the reinforcement?
  16. Raccoon Raccoon
    Raccoon Raccoon 14 December 2022 18: 41
    +7
    I would also like to know what a "comfort zone" is. And then he lived more than half his life, and did not feel it.
    1. Kaiten
      Kaiten 14 December 2022 20: 38
      0
      Quote: Poloskun raccoon
      I would also like to know what a "comfort zone" is. And then he lived more than half his life, and did not feel it.

      When you change your home to a dank trench where the water is knee-deep, you will surely feel it.
  17. IvanR
    IvanR 14 December 2022 19: 02
    +3
    It’s hard to see completely with motivation, well, actually what Strelkov wrote about
  18. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 14 December 2022 19: 25
    +3
    Yes. Comrade is correct.
    Nevertheless, there are people who do not need to be agitated especially. For example, I am already engaged in defense orders. And I work with my hands ten hours a day.
    On the other hand, no one declared martial law, there is no war. On what grounds, for example, can I detain Seryozha, for example, stay with me until seven to work?
    None. And Sergey does not want to stay at work from the word at all, since he has a wife, a child, etc. request
    1. Foundling
      Foundling 14 December 2022 22: 53
      +1
      Serezha should be interested! Since he is doing something important for the front, give him part of the salary of a plywood, for example, who did not provide Seryozha with work in the interests of the country in a timely manner
      1. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter 15 December 2022 19: 20
        0
        Duc after all Seryoga and so, will not be free to party. Overtime hours will be paid according to the tariff. Like me.
        But people want to receive some extra tariffs. Triple/Quadruple.
        And it is difficult to bend about consciousness. Bo capitalism in the yard. However. feel
  19. runway-1
    runway-1 14 December 2022 20: 29
    +1
    L. Mazurova wrote well about the comfort zone:

    https://lgz.ru/article/-48-6862-30-11-2022/koshelyek-pokhudeet-chut-chut/
    How does the increase in gas and electricity prices inside Russia fit in with the gloating of some of our propagandists about the Europeans, who, due to rising energy costs, are barely making ends meet? As for "barely" I have my doubts. According to the German energy supply company Rhein Energie, before the imposition of sanctions against Russia for centralized heating of an average-sized apartment in Cologne, one had to pay about 407 euros, and since October of this year already 705 euros. But this is a year. We divide by 12, turn it into rubles, and it turns out that Cologne residents paid 2100 rubles for heating every month, and now the same service will cost 3642 rubles. True, not everyone has central heating there. By the way, I pay 3214 rubles in Moscow.
    The price of electricity in Germany, depending on the region, ranges from 16 to 22 rubles per kWh last year to 23,4 rubles this year. The cost of electricity there is about four times higher than ours, but the Germans still, I think, will not sit in the dark. The price of gas has risen sharply. The owners of a large apartment or a small mansion with an annual need of 15 kWh (gas volumes in Germany are calculated in such units) will have to pay not 000 euros for heating, water heating and cooking, as before, but 1353. Per year. Those who receive the minimum wage - 2918 euros a month - will really have to save a lot so that after deducting taxes, mandatory payments and paying for gas, something is left for clothes and food. But it is unlikely that those who have only a “minimal salary” live in a “large apartment or a small mansion”.
    The Germans are accustomed to comfort, good clothes, gatherings in restaurants and traveling. Now, having abandoned our cheap gas, we are forced to save. But after the huge number of sanctions imposed against Russia, it is difficult to sympathize with them. They won’t freeze (gas storage facilities are full, terminals for receiving LNG are being built) and they won’t go begging. And the state promises them subsidies.
    The average monthly salary in Germany is 4330 euros, which is more than four times less. The average pension is from 1200 to 1500 euros. Not surprisingly, many retirees spend the cold months in warm and hospitable Turkey. The pension does. Our elderly fellow citizens with their allowances of 19-20 thousand rubles (about 315 euros) do not even dream of all inclusive. My cousin, who lives in Nalchik and worked as a teacher, has a pension of only 13 thousand. For her, any increase in tariffs is critical.
    In addition to a slight, but still deterioration in the standard of living, there is also a certain unpleasant psychological side to this double increase in gas prices in our country in a year. Simultaneously with the announcement of the upcoming increase in tariffs, there was information about the payment of record dividends by Gazprom - 1 trillion 208,059 billion rubles. (50% of XNUMXH adjusted net income).
  20. Rustic
    Rustic 14 December 2022 22: 45
    +3
    I don't understand something. Putin says that we haven’t started anything yet, and Khodakovsky - that it’s almost the summer of 1942. Is Khodakovsky hinting that Putin is yap, and generally doesn’t cut the clearing?
  21. Eugene Zaboy
    Eugene Zaboy 15 December 2022 03: 49
    0
    In some ways, he is right, if so far missiles and UAVs reach Russian cities and military infrastructure.
  22. Private SA
    Private SA 15 December 2022 04: 05
    0
    And who is afraid to leave her after serving in the Soviet Army in 1986-1988?
    Even then they fought against the non-statutory, with hazing. A year before being drafted at the institute
    the lecturer on safety engineering (leading a seminar on "Civil Defense") told,
    that most likely to our city a kiloton warhead of 200 TNT equivalent
    will arrive ... We are afraid and have nothing to leave ...
  23. Hindu
    Hindu 15 December 2022 05: 07
    0
    Quote: flicker
    But what about "CBO is carried out by the forces of professionals, according to plan"? And now even the 227th order began to be remembered. Well things..
    And what the plan cannot include order 227?


    The urya-quack bird is neither smart nor quick-witted
  24. Hindu
    Hindu 15 December 2022 05: 08
    -2
    Quote: isv000
    calls on fellow citizens, as he put it, to get out of the comfort zone in which most Russians have become accustomed to living lately. This is a certain psychological trait within us that "we are afraid to cross."

    Yes yokarny babay!!! We will live in dugouts, no question, the question is different: when will the lights, water and cane be turned off on the outskirts, will JPS be suppressed?!!!


    GPS so then, you are our patient.
  25. Epaulettes
    Epaulettes 15 December 2022 07: 35
    -1
    Quote: Foundling
    Is Peskov's son being called to the front? Since we are talking about Stalin


    The most interesting thing is that the sons of our most aggressive "hawks", namely Solovyov and Medvedev, for some reason, do not run headlong to fight with Ukraine. Kinda suspicious...

    Judging by what their dads are broadcasting, their children should have signed up as volunteers on February 24th.
  26. mongolian9999
    mongolian9999 15 December 2022 19: 45
    0
    Before signing Order 227, Stalin sent his son to the front.
  27. g_ae
    g_ae 15 December 2022 19: 50
    0
    Well, he said! I remember after similar words about the "comfort zone" they raised the retirement age. Can you put it in other words?
  28. Swarotwar Hort
    Swarotwar Hort 16 December 2022 06: 57
    0
    X-th in my blog. Read without your opinion. Yes, I, as a commander, wanted to spit on him. Pearls are amazing. But there is also useful information.
    A long-standing "zaruba" with an archival polkan made it possible to understand in which structure (Wagner PMC) the future dictator was in the shoes of the battalion chief of staff)))
    This post is great too!
    In 2014, Resistance activists came up with the New Russia project (not to be confused with Novorossiya. The idea was simple - to set fire to the entire Russian Federation. But were they just naive dreamers then?
    In this regard, the post of brigade commander is interesting with indignation - why are we, the heroes, given so few places in power structures? The blog on the cart, in principle, is wonderful. Interesting. Thoughts aloud(?) But without an echo, because it's not interesting, and there's no time. Now, if "Get up a huge country!" We would have won on the battlefield on the same day ..