First muslim

The Soviet forces, introduced to assist in 1979 in the year of “friendly” Afghanistan, consisted of one unique, well-prepared special unit consisting exclusively of representatives of Central Asian nationalities. It is because of the origin of its personnel that this unit was called the "Muslim battalion." This battalion, unfortunately, did not last long, but managed to leave a bright trace in stories Gru.


First muslim


Already in the spring of 1979, the leadership of our country firmly understood that the situation in Afghanistan required military intervention. That is why it is necessary to be ready for any variants of succession of events. Here the idea of ​​a quiet and imperceptible introduction of small military units into the rebellious country arose. In the late spring of 1979, this decision was finally made and Vasily Vasilyevich Kolesnik (GRU colonel) was ordered to create a special forces battalion staffed by representatives of the indigenous nationalities of the southern republics. Carrying out the order, Kolesnik collected soldiers from various parts of the Soviet Union. Motorized infantrymen and tankmen, paratroopers and border guards got into the detachment. They were sent to a small district Uzbek town of Chirchik. All the soldiers, warrant officers, officers and even the battalion commander himself were of Central Asian nationalities, mainly Uzbeks, Turkmen and Tajiks, nominally Muslims. With such a composition, the detachment had no problems in language training; all Tajiks, as well as half of Turkmen and Uzbeks, were fluent in Farsi, which was one of the main languages ​​in Afghanistan.

The first Muslim battalion (but not the last, as history has shown), in the world being the 154-th separate special-purpose squad as part of the fifteenth brigade of the Turkestan IN, was headed by major Khabib Tadzhibayevich Khalbaev.

Initially, the unit had the following goal - to protect Nurmuhamed Taraki, the president of Afghanistan, who was trying to quickly lay down the socialist foundations in his country. Opponents of such radical changes were enough, and therefore Taraki very rightly feared for his life. By that time, political upheavals accompanied by bloodshed had become quite commonplace for Afghanistan.

The new formation was well provided with all the necessary resources, the fighters did not have limitations and limits on the means. The squad personnel received a completely new weapon. In accordance with the Decree of the General Staff of the Turkestan Military District, the battalion was allocated training grounds for two military schools: the Tashkent All-Arms Command and Tank School, located in Chirchik.

Throughout July and August, the soldiers were intensively engaged in combat training. Daily conducted tactical exercises, driving military vehicles, shooting.

Endurance fighters tempered in thirty-kilometer marches. Thanks to extensive material and technical means, the personnel of the "Muslim battalion" had the opportunity to achieve a high level of training in conducting hand-to-hand combat, shooting from all available types of weapons, as well as in driving BMP and BTR in extreme conditions.

Meanwhile, in Moscow, the soldiers of the “musbat” hastily sewed the Afghan uniform and prepared the necessary papers. Each fighter received documents of the established type in the Afghan language. Fortunately, there was no need to invent new names - the servicemen used their own. In Afghanistan, especially in the north of the country, there were many Uzbeks and Tajiks, and there were also Turkmen.

Soon the battalion replaced the Soviet military uniform with the uniform of the Afghan army. In order to make it easier to recognize each other, the soldiers of the detachment wound bandages of bandages on both hands. For even greater realism, military personnel constantly trained in Afghan uniform so that it had a well-worn look.

When at the end of the GRU check the battalion was already preparing to be sent to Afghanistan, another coup took place in Kabul. The closest associate of President Taraki Hafizullah Amin eliminated the previous leadership, taking control of the country. The reinforced training of the special detachment was suspended, visits to the higher commanders ceased, and life in the battalion became similar to ordinary army days. But such a lull did not last long, soon an order was received from Moscow to resume training. However, the purpose of training has changed completely. Now the servicemen were preparing not for defensive, but for assault operations against the Afghan government. This time, with the departure of the battalion, they did not delay. A list of the personnel that December 5 of December 1979 was supposed to take off on their first flight to prepare the camp was announced. The rest of the battalion was to join them on December 8.

During the flight, the soldiers of the "Muslim battalion" noticed one unusual fact: a detachment of military men of mature age was flying in the plane, but in soldiers' overcoats. Interested fighters were told that a group of sappers had gone with them. Only later it turned out that these were important "bumps" from the KGB and the GRU.


The detachment under the leadership of Uzbek Habib Khalbayev joined in Bagram a battalion of the security guard of the airbase from the 345-th separate parachute regiment, which had been stationed here since July 1979. And on December 14, another battalion of 345 arrived to them.

According to the original plan of the GRU leadership, the Muslim battalion was to come out of Bagram, immediately capturing the residence of Amin, who was in Kabul. However, at the last moment, the dictator moved to the new residence "Taj Bek", which was a real fortress. Plans quickly amended. The detachment was tasked to get to Kabul under its own power and appear near the Taj Bek Palace, as if to reinforce security. On the morning of December 20 around 540, GRU special forces fighters moved to the capital of Afghanistan.

In appearance, the detachment was very similar to the usual military formation of the Afghans, and the new president, Amin, was confident that the fighters had arrived to exercise external security for his new residence. On the way to the palace, servicemen stopped patrols more than a dozen times, passing only after receiving the appropriate password or permission from above. At the entrance to Kabul, the battalion was met by Afghan officers who escorted a special detachment all the way to the presidential palace.

The first line of protection of the "Taj Bek" was considered to be a company of personal bodyguards Hafizullah Amin. The third was a security brigade, under the leadership of Major Dzhandat - the main charge of Amin. Our Muslim battalion was to make the second line. From the air strike the palace was defended by an anti-aircraft regiment. The total number of soldiers at the palace reached two and a half thousand people.

The fighters of the GRU were placed in a separate unfinished building, located four hundred meters from the residence. The building did not even have glass on the windows, instead of them the soldiers pulled blankets. The final stage of preparation for the operation has begun. Every night on the nearby hills our fighters produced lightning flares, and in the boxes they launched engines of military vehicles. The commander of the Afghan guard showed dissatisfaction with such actions, but they explained to him that a routine training was under way related to the specifics of possible military operations. Of course, everything was done in order to put down the guard's vigilance, when the detachment would indeed go on assault.

Colonel Kolesnik, who drew up the plan for the operation, later talked about it: “I signed a signed and developed map on the map to Ivanov and Magomedov (respectively, chief adviser to the KGB of the USSR and chief military adviser to the Ministry of Defense). They approved the plan orally, but did not want to put their signatures. It was clear that while we were thinking how to accomplish the task set by the leadership, these cunning people would decide how to avoid responsibility in case of failure. Then I wrote on the plan in their presence: “The plan is approved orally. They refused to sign. ” I set the date, time and went to my battalion ... ".


In our operation to storm the palace, we took part in: the groups “Thunder” and “Zenith” (24 and 30 people, respectively, the commanders Major Romanov and Major Semenov), the Muslim battalion (530 people, headed by Major Khalbaev), the ninth company of 345. regiment (87 man, commander of the senior Vostrotin), anti-tank platoon (27 man under the leadership of Starley Savostyanov). The operation was supervised by Colonel Kolesnik, and his deputy was Major General Drozdov, the head of the illegal intelligence service of the KGB.

The time of the assault was postponed, as the information came that the Afghans were beginning to guess about everything. December 26 fighters were allowed to make a hiking bath. Fresh linen, new vests were distributed to all. Khalbayev received an order to cover the special forces of the KGB and suppress any groups trying to break into the residence. The main task of seizing the palace was entrusted to the fighters of the Zenit and Thunder groups.

At around 7 in the morning of December 27 on the 1979 of the year, the assault brigades of the KGB began to climb the mountain along the only serpentine road on a conditional signal "Storm 333". At this time, the people of Khalbaev seized important positions and firing points near the palace, they removed the guards. A separate group managed to neutralize the leadership of the infantry battalion. Twenty minutes after the start of the attack, "Thunder" and "Zenith" in combat vehicles, overcoming external guard posts, broke into the square in front of the palace. The doors of the troop compartments opened, and the men poured out. Some of them managed to break into the first floor of the "Taj Bek". A fierce clash began with the personal protection of the self-styled president, most of which consisted of his relatives.

Parts of the Muslim battalion, together with a company of paratroopers, formed an external defense ring, reflecting the attacks of the guard brigade. Two platoons of GRU special forces seized the barracks of the tank and the first infantry battalions, fell into their hands Tanks. It turned out that there were no bolts in tank guns and machine guns. This was the work of our military advisers, who, under the pretext of repair, removed mechanisms in advance.

In the palace, the Afghans fought with the stubbornness of the doomed. The hurricane fire from the windows pressed the special forces to the ground, and the attack choked. It was a turning point, it was necessary to urgently raise people and lead forward to help those who already fought in the palace. Under the leadership of officers Boyarinov, Karpukhin and Kozlov, the fighters rushed to the attack. In these moments, the Soviet soldiers suffered the greatest losses. In an attempt to reach the windows and doors of the palace, many soldiers were wounded. Only a small group rushed inside. In the building was a fierce battle. The commandos acted decisively and desperately. If nobody left the premises with raised arms, then grenades immediately flew through the broken doors. However, the Soviet soldiers were too few to eliminate Amin. Only about two dozen people were in the palace, and many were injured. After a short hesitation, Colonel Boyarinov ran out of the main entrance and began to call for help the fighters of the Muslim battalion. Of course, the enemy also noticed him. A stray bullet, rebounded from a bulletproof vest, pierced the colonel's neck. Boyarinov was fifty-seven years old. Of course, he could not participate in the assault, his official position and age allowed him to lead the battle from headquarters. However, it was a real officer of the Russian army - his subordinates were going into battle, and he had to be with them. Coordinating the actions of groups, he also acted as a simple attack aircraft.

After the soldiers of the Muslim battalion approached the help of the KGB special forces, the fate of the defenders of the palace was sealed. Amin's bodyguards, about one hundred and fifty soldiers and bodyguard officers bravely resisted, not wanting to surrender. The fact that the Afghans were mainly armed with German MP-5, who did not pierce the armor of Soviet soldiers, saved us from great losses of our servicemen.

According to the story taken by the captive assistant Amin, it became clear about the last moments of the dictator's life. In the first minutes of the battle, the "master" ordered to inform our military advisers about the attack on the palace. He shouted: "We need the help of the Russians!" When the adjutant rightly remarked: “That's how the Russians are shooting!”, The president lost his temper, grabbed an ashtray and threw it in the slave’s face, shouting: “You're lying, this cannot be!” Then he tried to call him. But there was no connection. In the end, Amin dejectedly said: “That's right, I suspected it ...”.


When the skirmish stopped, and the smoke in the palace cleared, the corpse of Hafizullah Amin was found near the bar. What actually caused his death, remained unexplained, whether our bullet, or a fragment of a grenade. There was also a version that Amin shot his own. This operation was officially completed.

All the wounded, including Afghans, were treated. The civilians under protection were taken to the battalion location, and all the killed defenders of the palace were buried in one place not far from Taj-Bek. The graves for them dug prisoners. To identify Hafizullah Amini Babrak Karmal specially flew. Soon the radio station of Kabul transmitted a message that, by decision of the military tribunal, Hafizullah Amin was sentenced to death. Later, the words of Babrak Karmal to the people of Afghanistan sounded on tape. He said that "... the torture system of Amin and his entourage - the executioners, murderers and usurpers of tens of thousands of my compatriots ..." was broken.

In a short but furious battle, Afghans lost about 350 people killed. Approximately 1700 people were taken prisoner. Our soldiers lost eleven people: five paratroopers, including Colonel Boyarinov, and six soldiers of the Muslim battalion. Also killed was a military doctor Colonel Kuznechenkov, who happened to be in the palace. Thirty-eight people earned injuries of varying degrees of severity. During the shootout, two young sons of the president were killed, but Amina's widow and her wounded daughter remained alive. At first they were kept under guard in a special room at the battalion location, and then were transferred to government representatives. The fate of the other defenders of the president turned out to be tragic: many of them were soon shot, others died in prison. This outcome was apparently promoted by Amin’s reputation, which even by Eastern standards was considered a cruel and bloody dictator. By tradition, his surroundings also automatically fell a spot of shame.

After Amin was eliminated, a plane immediately flew to Bagram from Moscow. In it, under the supervision of KGB workers, was the new head of Afghanistan, Babrak Karmal. When the Tu-134 was already going down, the light suddenly went out on the entire airfield. The plane landed only with the side headlights. The crew of the aircraft threw a brake parachute, but the plane had sunk almost to the edge of the runway. As it turned out later, the head of the airbase was an ardent supporter of Amin and, suspecting that something was wrong when landing a strange plane, turned off the lights, hoping to arrange a plane crash. But the high skill of the pilots avoided the tragedy.


Interesting facts about the operation began to emerge much later. First, it turned out that during the entire assault there was no connection with the command post. The reason for the absence so no one could clearly explain. An attempt to immediately report on the liquidation of the president was also unsuccessful. Secondly, it was only a couple of years later, at a meeting of the participants in those December events, it became known what could have been the delay in reporting the death of the president. It turned out that the military leaders had developed a reserve plan for the destruction of Amin and his entourage. A little later, the assault brigades, the task of seizing the presidential palace, received the Vitebsk division, which did not know about the earlier actions of the KGB and the "Muslim battalion." If the message about the achievement of the goal did not come in a timely manner, the Belarusians could start a new assault attempt. And then it is not known how much unknowingly, in the resulting confusion, the participants of the first offensive would have been killed. It is possible that just such an outcome of events - to remove more witnesses - was planned.

And here is what Colonel Kolesnik said: “In the evening of the next day after the assault, all the leaders of this operation were almost put to rest by a machine-gun burst by a Soviet soldier. Returning from a banquet organized on the occasion of the successful completion of the operation, we were fired at the Amin’s “Mercedes” near the General Staff building, which is under the protection of the paratroopers. Lieutenant Colonel Shvets was the first to notice strange flashes on an asphalt road and understood what they meant. He slipped out of the car, cutting the watch with a choice mat. It worked better than the password. We called the head of the guard. The appeared lieutenant first received in the ear, and only then listened to the end the order of the use of weapons by sentries at the posts. When we examined the car, we found several bullet holes in the hood. A little higher and neither me nor Kozlov would be alive. Already at the end, General Drozdov quietly said to the lieutenant: "Son, thank you for not teaching you to shoot your fighter."


The unique Muslim unit created under the auspices of the GRU was almost immediately after the storming of the palace was withdrawn from Afghanistan. All equipment was transferred to the Vitebsk division. The servicemen were left with only personal weapons and on January 2 of X-NUMX by two An-1980s in full were sent to Tashkent. For the successful conduct of the special operation, the fighters of the “Muslim battalion” were awarded orders and medals: seven people received the Order of Lenin, ten people received the Order of the Red Banner, forty-five - the Order of the Red Star, forty-six fighters were awarded the Medal of Courage, and the rest were awarded the medal "For military merit." Colonel Kolesnik became the Hero of the Soviet Union, he was soon granted the rank of general.

The battalion temporarily ceased to exist, the servicemen were discharged into the reserve, and all the officers were scattered around the various garrisons for further service. After the re-formation by October 1981, there was no one in it who took part in the storming of the palace.

Many events connected with the coup in Afghanistan were presented by the Soviet press in a completely different light. According to the original media version, President Amin was arrested. And then a fair trial, he was sentenced to death. The film was shot in advance and prepared for the show after the death of the dictator. The participation of the Soviet special forces and the real death of the self-styled president was not mentioned anywhere.


After the killing of Hafizullah Amin, the 40 Army units occupied cities, villages and the main centers of the country continued to enter Afghanistan. Industrial and administrative objects, highways, airfields, mountain passes were taken under control. At first, no one was going to fight, hoping only to convince those around them with serious intentions. As a last resort, solve all the tasks with a little blood, without assuming about the future scale of the hostilities. The point of view of the General Staff was such that it suffices only to demonstrate powerful military force, missile units, tanks, artillery. This will instill horror into the hearts of the opposition, forcing them to surrender or just run up. In fact, the emergence of aliens in an Islamic country that holds the experience of countless wars, a country where the majority of the population knows how to handle weapons from early childhood, has ignited a civil war that has already begun, giving it the meaning of jihad.

Despite the fact that the operation to eliminate the president was carried out successfully, Western countries were not slow in identifying this fact as evidence of the occupation of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, and the subsequent leaders of Afghanistan (Karmal and Najibullah) were called puppet leaders.
October 30 1981-th year at two o'clock in the morning 154-th separate special forces unit, previously called the "Muslim battalion", crossed the state border of the USSR and rushed to the place of the future deployment. Thus, the second arrival of the “musbat” to the Afghan land took place. The new unit commander, Major Igor Stoderevsky, served with him until the very end of the war.

Information sources:
-http: //ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/
-http: //sevastopol.su/conf_view.php? id = 17319
-http: //afganrass.ucoz.ru/publ/musulmanskij_batalon/1-1-0-36
-http: //www.desant.com.ua/spn1.html


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  1. Apollo 11 February 2013 09: 27 New
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    An interesting and intriguing article. One can say how details of the operation would not be described vividly and vividly. Nevertheless, some points remained behind seven seals, due to the secrecy stamp. I think that someday this stamp will be removed.
    1. valokordin 11 February 2013 10: 22 New
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      of course first
    2. Kaa
      Kaa 11 February 2013 10: 49 New
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      Quote: Apollon
      Interesting and intriguing article
      I do not argue, although the first Muslim can not be called. I recall an old story (oh, long boas laughing )
      "In the 20s, Central Asia was swept by a wave of Basmachism organized by rebel forces with the support of England, which supplied bandit groups with the most modern weapons. The militants were based in Iran and the northern regions of Afghanistan.
      In the second half of the 20s, the Soviet government began severe political pressure on Afghanistan to expel bandit groups from its territory. As a result of the measures taken, Amanullah Khan, who was friendly to Soviet Russia, sharply limited the assistance to bandits coming from the British special services, and forced some of them to leave the country. The British did not like it. And at the end of 1928 a rebellion began in Afghanistan. The rebels were led by the English agent Bachai Sakao (Habibullah), who was supervised by the "super spy" Lawrence The Arabian Padishah Amanullah was forced to flee to the mountainous regions, and immediately after that the invasion of the reorganized and re-equipped Basmachis from Afghanistan into the Soviet republics of Central Asia began.
      In March 1929, Stalin held a strictly confidential meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Sidik Khan. Immediately after this, an instruction was sent to Tashkent: urgently to form a special detachment of communists and Komsomol members to be sent to Afghanistan. The participants in the campaign were personally selected by the deputy commander of the Central Asian military district M.Germanovich. This was, perhaps, the first Soviet special forces of the NKVD. After 50 years, this was repeated, but on a different scale..
      “On April 15, 1929, a strange-looking detachment crossed the Soviet-Afghan border. Two thousand horsemen dressed in Afghan military uniforms, but communicating with each other in Russian, well-armed and equipped, with a supply of provisions, crossed the deep Amu Darya and entered Afghan territory. The crossing was carried out in the Tajik city of Termez, almost at the very spot where, half a century later, Soviet sappers would build a floating bridge for the troops of the 40th Army entering the DRA to become the "Limited contingent."
      The detachment was commanded by a man called the "Turkish officer Ragib Bey." In fact, it was a hero of the Civil War, Ataman of the Red Cossacks of Ukraine Vitaliy Markovich Primakov, since 1927, he served as the Soviet military attache in Afghanistan. ”
      The Ragib-Bey detachment immediately began military operations on the Afghan coast of Amu-Darya, suddenly attacking the Pata-Kisar border post with the support of aviation. Of the 50 Afghan soldiers who occupied him, two remained alive. The reinforcements sent to the post were destroyed almost instantly. A military expedition advanced to the city of Mazar-i-Sheriff. The practically unknown special operation of our troops on the territory of Afghanistan has begun. A fierce battle for Mazar-Sheriff went on all day. Soon the squad radio operator sent a message to Tashkent about the capture of the largest center of Northern Afghanistan. The garrison of the nearby Deidadi fortress and the local militia attempted to dislodge the Soviet detachment. Towards night, it became apparent to the Afghan generals that no courage, fanaticism and willingness to sacrifice could win a war, not just a battle against a staunch and skillful adversary armed with modern weapons.
      1. Kaa
        Kaa 11 February 2013 10: 50 New
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        The Afghans surpassed our detachment in the power of artillery fire - by more than 10 times, in the number of machine guns - by more than 5 times, in manpower - by several dozen times. To help the Primakov detachment, breaking through the border, he went out the second detachment of 400 Red Army soldiers in Afghan uniform under the command of "Zelim Khan" - commander of the SAVO brigade I. Petrov - the future Hero of the Great Patriotic .. After a quick march to Mazar-Sheriff and a fierce short fight, Primakov’s detachment was released, the Afghans, exhausted by heavy fighting, partly fled, partly retreated to the Daidadi fortress, from which they were immediately knocked out by the combined units of Petrov and Primakov, with the support of several Turkestan Front aviation, the Soviet squad began to advance south, where one of the convoys of 350 fighters soon met “old acquaintances” along the way - another 3-strong gang of Ibrahim-bek and a 1,5-strong detachment of Afghan rebels under a coma dovaniem "Minister of Defense" Seid Hussein, who personally decided to demonstrate his stupid generals how to fight a "shuraviDva hours lasted a terrible battle ... Basmachi fiercely resisted. The military ingenuity of Ivan Petrov helped to win the battle. By his order, three prisoners captured from the bek were sent to the enemy to inform the leader of the second gang about the results of the previous battle - 2500 were killed, 176 were captured and only three hundred fighters managed to escape. The warning worked: the Basmachi laid down their arms. Primakov’s detachment takes one after another the important cities of Balkh and Tashkurgan, but they recall him to Moscow, where he was transferred by special flight. The command of the detachment was taken by “Ali Avzal Khan” - Alexander Ivanovich Cherepanov, a former headquarters captain of the tsarist army, a talented Red Army brigade commander who served in the Red Army as a volunteer from February 23, 1918, and participated in the very first battle of the Red Army - with the Germans near Pskov. In 1923-27 he was a military adviser in China, where in 1938-1939. again performed a special task of the Red Army Intelligence. In 41-44, Lieutenant General Cherepanov commanded the 23rd Army, which successfully defended Leningrad from the Finnish direction - on the Karelian Isthmus.
        Suddenly, for all, Amanullah, who was very determined before that, refuses to continue the struggle, takes the state funds that were in his hands and leaves for the West forever. He finished his days in Switzerland as early as 1960.


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        1. Kaa
          Kaa 11 February 2013 10: 51 New
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          It was a big win for the British intelligence services. The Soviet military presence in Afghanistan was now without any diplomatic justification, in which case the USSR would be declared an aggressor. Therefore, the Cherepanov-Petrov detachment was ordered to return to their homeland. The feats of the Soviet soldiers were amazing without any exaggeration, over 300 soldiers and officers from about 2500 received the highest USSR award in those years - the Order of the Red Banner.. Our losses amounted to about 120 people killed and wounded against more than 8 thousand killed (!) From the enemy. Although it is impossible to establish the exact amount of enemy losses, it seems to be sharply underestimated. In all likelihood, the loss of Afghans killed and captured significantly exceeded 20 thousand. Despite the fact that the task was not completed, the maximum of the special operation - the establishment of a friendly regime in Afghanistan, owed much to the USSR, the minimum tasks were completely fulfilled - the Basmachi bases in Northern Afghanistan were destroyed, the bandits suffered irreparable losses. The Afghan leadership was, so to speak, very impressed with the fighting ability of the Red Army and the determination of the Soviet leadership and no longer had illusions about what awaits the Afghan army if it confronts the Red Army and what will happen to them personally if they decide to seriously quarrel with the British under pressure THE USSR.
          Reliable data from Soviet intelligence on plans to tear off Northern Afghanistan and form a separate Basmachian state led by Ibrahim-bek were transmitted to Bachai Sakao. The Afghans were furious and soon agreed to a military operation.
          At the end of June 1930, Soviet troops, parts of the combined cavalry brigade reappeared in Afghanistan in coordination with the Afghan authorities. The effectiveness of the operation, taking into account the losses, was without exaggeration brilliant. The operation was led by a knowledgeable local manners. Communist Yakov Melkumov (Hakob Melkumyan), who lived in Turkestan since 1890, whose cavalry brigade defeated the army of a high-ranking Turkish intelligence officer Enver Pasha in 1922, whom Melkumov personally hacked with a saber in a cavalry battle Last year’s experience was impressive, so Ibrahim-bek and several other prominent kurbashi fled to the mountains, experiencing panic in terror at the thought of fighting with Soviet special forces. The Soviet leadership in the early thirties achieved its goal - after “an offer that could not be refused” (and in fact, the ultimatum of the Soviet special services) part of the Basmachi was disarmed by the Afghan army, and in the spring of 1931 the cavalry of the nomad Turkmen, who were well paid by the Afghan government, dealt a sudden blow to the bases of the irreconcilable Ibrahim Bek stvo, apparently Soviet money. “Ibrahim-bek was escorted to Tashkent, where he appeared before a revolutionary court. Hundreds of residents of Turkestan, one way or another affected by gangs led by Ibrahim-bey and his minions, took part in the show trial. The sentence was revolutionary in short - execution. ” The effectiveness of the actions of the USSR special services in the defeat of the Basmachis and the capture of Ibrahim-bek was noted at a meeting of the Politburo led by Stalin.http: //www.vkimo.com/node/451
          1. Egoza 11 February 2013 12: 23 New
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      2. Jadid 3 February 2019 08: 18 New
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        The crossing was carried out in the Tajik city of Termez, almost at the very spot where, half a century later, Soviet sappers would build a floating bridge for the troops of the 40th Army entering the DRA to become the "Limited contingent."

        Mr. Kaa, the entire former Union knows that the city of Termez is an Uzbek city, and if from the point of view of those times they wanted to say, then Turkestan. And after such an elementary mistake, one hardly believes in your “story”.
    3. yak69
      yak69 11 February 2013 19: 21 New
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      I think that the bar "SovSekr" will be removed very soon. There is not a word about the very first capture of the airport. In a word, much more of what is "interesting" has not been completed ....
    4. vladizlov
      vladizlov 11 February 2013 22: 55 New
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      reliably all the same never unfortunately we will not know anything
    5. ramzes1776 12 February 2013 02: 12 New
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      Now we would have to send such a battalion to Syria incognito. It would be a good idea to let the whole opposition go for mince amHe would not only be useful in Syria now. Fact !!!
  2. wolf1945 11 February 2013 10: 19 New
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    Soon February 15, All who have not returned from the Afghan war have eternal memory, and who survived the glory!
  3. valokordin 11 February 2013 10: 21 New
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    Course first
  4. valokordin 11 February 2013 10: 23 New
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    checked min no
  5. borisst64
    borisst64 11 February 2013 10: 28 New
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    "The appeared lieutenant first got in the ear"

    Is it a lieutenant paratrooper in the ear? Do not make me laugh! If someone touched me as the head of the guard, it would be a great emergency. And fighters always dreamed. Something Colonel Kolesnik says too much.
    1. Eugene 11 February 2013 13: 33 New
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      Easy! From the Colonel then.
    2. Corsair 11 February 2013 17: 45 New
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      Well, after the banquet ...! what
    3. Quiet
      Quiet 11 February 2013 18: 30 New
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      In that setting from Grushnik ??? EASY !!!! . And easy to get off !!!! angry
  6. andrey903
    andrey903 11 February 2013 10: 41 New
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    Although they have written the truth, the alpha veteran is credited with taking the palace of Amin for himself, in the amount of 40 people. In fact, they were only a small part of the combined detachment. I’ll add from the words of friends of the assault participants that many of the guards of the palace died during the construction of silks from the mountains as a result of the fire
    1. Zynaps
      Zynaps 11 February 2013 19: 27 New
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      I will say more. near Moscowbad, in Dolgoprudny, there lives a man from the KGB assault group, so he was appointed official and personal liquidator of Amin. while it has not yet been authentically ascertained who actually flunked Amin (most likely someone from the "Musbat"), because the KGB specialists got the already cooling carcass of Amin. and it’s even a shame that mostly the KGB agents for Afghanistan were awarded the highest awards. only Kolesnik became from the GRU GSS; Vostrotin from the Airborne Forces received the Hero after two missions to Afghanistan and the command of the 345th Guards Detachment. when I served in the first half of the 80s — I personally saw Kolesnik — he visited our detachment as a major general and commander of special GRU intelligence forces.

      one of those killed is very sorry - this is Colonel Boyarinov from the KGB. old special, since the Great Patriotic War. In fact, he created the KUOS, an officer forge of personnel for the KGB special operations.
      1. yak69
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        Yes, Vostrotin Valery Alexandrovich is a real officer, a wonderful man! Had the good fortune of getting one of his rewards from his hands.
        I am grateful to fate for meeting with such people.
        He is certainly harsh and merciless, but fair.
        Glory to the heroes!
  7. vladeinord 11 February 2013 12: 16 New
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    All this is very interesting, but we don’t know and don’t know much. Congratulations to my colleagues and all who were there with the upcoming holiday- Day of withdrawal from the RA. Especially 350 regiment of 103 Airborne Division !!!
  8. smprofi
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    Recently came across a photo: Afghan. before the war. and before the revolution, under the king.
    photo of the second half of the 60s:






    1. Marek Rozny
      Marek Rozny 11 February 2013 18: 36 New
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      And now a photograph from the same place, taken in our time (40 years after the first photograph):

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        abaldet ... even no stumps left. they deliberately chtoli destroyed this beauty
        1. Marek Rozny
          Marek Rozny 12 February 2013 04: 17 New
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          Do not make extreme only Afghans. All they wanted was to conduct their policy with the USSR and the West at equal partner distance. But the games of the two superpowers turned this country into medieval ruins.

          Z.Y. Although Kabul in some places is now very good and quite modern.
  9. mamba
    mamba 11 February 2013 13: 36 New
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    Glory to the heroes and eternal memory of the dead. I hope that we will soon read about the battles of the Musbat during the second period of stay in Afghanistan.
    1. Zynaps
      Zynaps 11 February 2013 19: 03 New
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      there was no second period of stay in Afghanistan for the "musbat". the detachment was created for a specific operation, conscripts were recruited from it from the inhabitants of Central Asia who had served a year and a half (according to other sources, six months and a year) in motorized rifle or tank troops. The OSH of the new detachment was new and was created specifically for Afghanistan - 520 people. soldiers were trained according to an intensive program. after completing the assignment, who was buried, who was awarded, but all conscripts were fired to the reserve, even those who had to serve another six months. already in the early days of 1980, the detachment was withdrawn to Chirchik near Tashkent and until March of that year existed purely nominally. in March he was re-staffed (not as a “musbat”, but as a 154 military unit) led by Major Stoderevsky and again sent “across the river”, but with a rather prosaic task to guard the fuel pipeline stretching across the border of the Union to Puli-Khumri. Until the beginning of 1984, several detachments were replaced by the detachment (including Kvachkov), and all this time the detachment was actually a motorized battalion for guarding the pipeline. he did not participate in any special operations. at that time in Afghanistan only the Kabulskaya 459 special forces unit fought as special forces. but when the 154th detachment was re-staffed from special forces and transferred to Jalalabad, along the way carrying out the “Veil” plan to close the border with Pakistan (to fulfill which two more special forces were entered into Afghanistan) - then the second one began life as a part of a special purpose.
  10. Eugene 11 February 2013 13: 36 New
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    Awesome article. So many new things! By the way, who knows what the “Prague version” is. Sometimes they mention it in connection with these events, but it seems like a bike. After reading.
    1. smprofi
      smprofi 11 February 2013 14: 25 New
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      Quote: eugene
      what is the "Prague option

      does that mean?

      At 2 a.m. on August 21, 1968, advanced units of the 7th Airborne Division landed at the Ruzyne airport in Prague. The capture of the airfield was carried out using a deceitful maneuver: a Soviet passenger plane approaching the airfield requested an emergency landing due to alleged damage on board. After allowing and landing two transport An-12, the paratroopers captured the control tower and blocked the connection of the airfield with the outside world. Part of the landing remained at the airport, and a small group in two cars went to Prague and arrested Alexander Dubcek (the leader of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, due to the reforms of which, in fact, it was decided to bring the Warsaw Pact troops into Czechoslovakia). Then Dubcek was taken to Ruzin, put on a plane and taken to Moscow. Quiet and without any noise. And then transport planes with the main forces of the airborne division began to arrive at the airport.

      Classics

      The operation was performed not by "special forces", but by ordinary paratroopers.
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т 12 February 2013 07: 46 New
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        Quote: smprofi
        Part of the landing remained at the airport, and a small group in two cars went to Prague and arrested Alexander Dubcek (the leader of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, due to the reforms of which, in fact, it was decided to bring the Warsaw Pact troops into Czechoslovakia). Then Dubcek was taken to Ruzin, put on a plane and taken to Moscow. Quiet and without any noise. And then

        Shopipets!
        In my closet is the album of the artist, who seems to be the Minister of Culture in the Dubcek government. On the title page, with the hand of Dubcek, it says: "To the winner from the vanquished." Below are the signatures of all the arrested "members." Dubcek presented this album to my father when boarding a plane. My father was then seconded from 10 Volunteer Guards.td (Krampnits) to 14 Poltava Guards.msd (Uterbog) as a commander of a deep reconnaissance company. The company had, inter alia, the tasks: to seize the airport, to ensure the landing of planes with paratroopers in Prague, to seize the Prague Kremlin and to arrest the rebellious government, as recorded in the Historical Form 32 of the ORB. So the airborne forces participated there as a “field filling”. The main problems were solved by units introduced from the GSVG territory. In any case, in Prague. Legends and myths are good and beautiful, but the truth is usually prosaic and uninteresting.
  11. s1н7т
    s1н7т 11 February 2013 13: 44 New
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    There are a lot of small “jambs” in the article, perhaps the author himself is not entirely “in the subject”, but the article as a whole is useful.
    P.S. Sclerosis tells me that there was still a Shilok platoon in the battalion - can someone clarify?
    P.P.S. And how many glorious deeds of the Soviet GRU we still do not know! laughing
    1. andrey903
      andrey903 11 February 2013 13: 47 New
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      Shilka installed ours on the mountains supposedly to protect the palace
    2. Sirocco 11 February 2013 16: 08 New
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      There is a book by S.Kozlov et al. Special Forces of the GRU (fifty years of history, twenty years of war) 2 parts. This and other operations are described in detail there.
    3. Zynaps
      Zynaps 11 February 2013 19: 12 New
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      OShS of the 154th separate detachment of the Special Forces ("Muslim battalion") May - December 1979:

      - management

      - headquarters

      - four companies (in 1, 2, 3 companies in 6 groups):

      1st company: 13 (according to other sources, 5 units) BMP-1, military unit Sharipov (+ translator, cadet of VKIMO) - 120 people.

      2nd company: BTR-60PB (+ translator, cadet of VKIMO)

      3nd company: BTR-60PB (+ translator, cadet of VKIMO)

      4th company of weapons (+ translator, cadet VKIMO):

      - Grenade launcher platoon (6 AGS-17)

      - Flamethrower platoon (RPO “Lynx”)

      - Sapper platoon.

      - individual platoons:

      anti-aircraft platoon (4 ZSU “Shilka”, senior gunner Pautov Vasily (which is interesting - the only Russian in the detachment for the duration of the operation))

      communication platoon,

      car platoon (UAZ, GAZ-66)

      platoon of logistics.

      BCH (AP-66)

      In total: 520 people (including 60 officers), national composition: Tajiks, Uzbeks, Turkmen.

      WKIMO - Military Red Banner Institute of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR, in which military translators were trained
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т 12 February 2013 07: 54 New
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        Quote: Zynaps
        anti-aircraft platoon (4 ZSU "Shilka", senior fighter Pautov Vasily

        So, that’s why I asked about Shilka what later happened to serve together. He told a lot of interesting things "for a glass of tea" laughing Why the picture described in the article seems incomplete and a little clumsy.
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          Sadroger 10 March 2013 00: 28 New
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          Not Pautov Vasily, but Prauta Vasily. For this operation he received the Order of Lenin, in the 80s he served as head of the air defense of a motorized rifle regiment in Kizyl-Arvat.
  12. erix-xnumx 11 February 2013 13: 48 New
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    Great things of a great country ... How recently and how long ago all this was.
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    ECHO SHURAVI SHURAVI, WHICH ONLY THE HOURS WERE NOT STUFFED BY US BY OUR MOTHER .................... AND TO THE PARENTS, WIFE AND CHILDREN OF THE DIED, THE PENSION WHICH THE CAT PAID AND A MONUMENT WITH A FIVE-POINT AND GUARD IN ADDITION .................... FOR WHAT AND FROM WHOM AND WHAT ?????????????????????
    1. Eugene 11 February 2013 15: 14 New
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      Is it better to die in the entrance, drowning in your own vomit?
    2. Quiet
      Quiet 11 February 2013 18: 53 New
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      Do not confuse the MOTHERLAND with the bureaucratic earcups from the military registration and enlistment offices who screamed in the face of the HEROES "I WERE NOT SENDING TO YOU", who envied all the Heroes who returned because of the River .... The bureaucrats were upset that THEY !!! "Such Hard Workers !!!" PEOPLE will never have such honors and awards, and they will never receive 'benefits' from such non-received awards which were received by “AHANS” !!!! Guys !!! To all the survivors GLORY !!! To all the victims ETERNAL MEMORY !!!. Great Thank you and a deep bow to their parents for raising the BEAUTIFUL GUYS !!!! .... FOR THOSE WHO WENT FOR THE "RIVER" drinks
  14. Eugene 11 February 2013 14: 50 New
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    That's it. And how sideways did this topic come about in Afghanistan?
  15. Eugene 11 February 2013 15: 13 New
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    It's about the "Prague version".
  16. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 11 February 2013 16: 21 New
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    It was the first, but not the only Muslim battalion of the Soviet army in Afghanistan.

    "... The 154th Special Forces detachment, the so-called Muslim battalion, especially distinguished itself during the assault on Amin’s palace, proved itself to be excellent. In its image, it was decided to create several more special forces. In the Central Asian military district, near Almaty, near the city of Kapchagay The formation of the 177th Special Forces detachment of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the USSR began.

    After a long selection of candidates, Major Boris Tukenovich Kerimbaev was appointed his commander - a strong-willed, proactive, clear leader, capable of leading an attack, at the same time smart and cautious, for whom soldier blood is not vodka. One bad luck, the major recently went on a business trip to Ethiopia. Kerimbaev is urgently being withdrawn. Directly from the ramp, a dusty, perplexed officer is taken to SAVO headquarters. The father of Boris Tukenovich, having learned that his son was in Almaty, came to the checkpoint. We managed to talk only ten minutes. But then the last word was for Moscow, for the chief of the General Staff, Marshal Sokolov.

    ... The parting words of the head of the GRU, Army General Ivanshutin, sounded like a sentence: "Boris, when we voted for you, we raised one arm at a time. If you fail, the question arises of shooting you, we will raise two arms. The commander is responsible for everything."

    The squad recruited mostly volunteers. Although no one officially spoke, everyone knew that the detachment was being prepared for Afghanistan. Most of it was made up of Asians: Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tajiks. Taught hard. Excellent command of all types of small arms, hand-to-hand combat, command of cold steel, sabotage techniques, parachuting ... "
    ==========

    From an interview with the commander of the "Muslim battalion" B. Kerimbaev:
    "... Ahmad Shah Masoud vowed on the Qur'an that literally a month later the last Soviet soldier in this gorge he would roast at the stake. These words spread throughout Afghanistan - as a symbol that the Panjshir lion is invincible, that even the Soviet troops cannot When the paper with the report lay on the table to Commander Marshal Sokolov, I, as the commander of a separate 177th “Muslim” special forces detachment, was called to his headquarters and set the task to go into the Panjshir Gorge and hold out there for a month, that is, to prove Ahmad Sha in that he can not fry Soviet soldiers at the stake in AD is the gorge.

    They threw us into the gorge, but they forgot to withdraw, as promised, a month later. We had to run in the mountains for eight months in Panjshir and fight with Ahmad Shah Masoud.

    Before the assignment, I was prematurely assigned the rank of lieutenant colonel. Frankly, I was very afraid that I and my people would leave alive there? Imagine: 10 thousand Soviet soldiers are withdrawn and a little less than the Afghan ones, and one detachment is sent there in one and a half thousand soldiers. In the gorge - heights, hills; wherever the stone is thrown from, it will still fall “into the well”. And at the bottom of this “well” with my detachment I remained. They started to bomb us. Without even arranging cars, without digging in, at once six companies went to work (to fight, that is), to occupy the nearest heights. If I hadn’t taken them, we would have lost a lot there. During the two years of the war in Afghanistan, I had an average of about a thousand people. About fifty were killed, including 45 soldiers and sergeants, one ensign and four officers. I passed Afghanistan with the smallest casualties among unit commanders. And most of it - about forty people - I left in Panjshir. If I didn’t resist, I wouldn’t show my teeth, they could well fry me and my guys at the stake ... "

    Z.Y. Karimbaev became the personal enemy of the famous Ahmadshah Masoud. For the head of the Soviet officer, they were awarded a prize of one million dollars.
    1. Karlsonn 11 February 2013 18: 11 New
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      Marek Rozny good

      The most famous military operations of the detachment 154 ooSpN, after the "Storm 333", were:
      - Capture of Dushman bases in Jar-Kuduk (Jauzjan province, December 1981),
      - Capture of the Dushman bases in Darzab (Fariab province, January 1982),
      - lifting the blockade of Sancharak (Jauzjan province, April 1982).
      - the destruction of 2 gangs in Kuli-Ishan (Samangan province, October 1982),
      - Capture of Dushman bases in Marmolsky gorge (Balkh province, March 1983). Operations in the provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar near Kulala, Bar-Koshmund, Bagicha, in UR "Goshta", UR "Karera", Loy-Termai, in the Black Mountains, near Shahidan, Mangval, Sarband, army operation "East-88" and others .

      The combat order of the commander of 40 OA 01 dated March 13.03.1988, 154, the withdrawal of 15 ooSpN was determined by the first convoy from Jalalabad on May 1988, 228. 18 units of military equipment with one convoy completed the march of Jalalabad-Kabul-Puli-Khumri-Khayraton in three days. On May 20, they crossed the state border of the USSR in the Termez region. May 1988, XNUMX by rail completed access to the place of permanent deployment in the city of Chirchik USSR.
      1. Karlsonn 11 February 2013 18: 20 New
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        In the area of ​​the city of Kapchagay, the formation of the 177th Special Forces detachment of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the USSR began.

        drinks
        1. Marek Rozny
          Marek Rozny 12 February 2013 03: 34 New
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          Thanks for the video. Did not see him. Looked at all three parts. True, this is already the end of the war - 1988, it was then that they were thrown under Kabul. And here's another interesting info from Wiki:

          The lack of control over reconnaissance in the held provinces of Afghanistan forced the General Staff of the USSR Ministry of Defense to again introduce special (assault) reconnaissance into Afghanistan. At the end of October 1981, 154 oSpN (1 omsb) was returned, with a new composition and new commander Igor Stoderevsky [2], and a “fresh” Muslim battalion of 177 oSn spn (2 omsb) was commanded under the command of Boris Kerimbaev, who was part of 1984 in the composition of the 15 ObrSpN in Jalalabad.

          The 2nd Muslim battalion (177th Special Forces Command) under the command of Major Karimbaev is known for participating in the history of the Afghan war as the only GRU special intelligence unit that was used (the 5th and 6th Panjshir operation - Panjshir operations) not for their intended purpose reconnaissance - sabotage specifics, and as a mountain rifle unit to capture the high mountain fortified areas of the Mujahideen. Neither before nor after the 2nd Muslim battalion tasks of this nature and complexity were not posed to the special forces in the Afghan war. By the time the 177th Special Forces Group entered Afghanistan, the task of collecting personnel on a national basis, certainly the same as in the case of the first composition of the 1st Muslim battalion, who stormed Amin’s palace by storm, was no longer in place. Therefore, the 2nd Muslim battalion corresponds to its name by 80%.
          Organization and Staff Structure of the 177th Separate Special Forces Unit for Summer 1982

          Until 1984, they acted on the same tactics as the Dushmans - ambushes and raids. Rarely, but had to take part in combined arms operations of the 40th Army. Since the beginning of 1984, the strategy of the General Staff of the USSR Ministry of Defense in Afghanistan has changed towards the destruction of caravans and stockpiles of weapons of the Mujahideen, and not the struggle against individual groups. However, the actions of the GRU special intelligence in Afghanistan did not end there. They were the last to leave, covering the exit of the main troops along with units of the Central Asian Border District of the KGB of the USSR.
      2. vorobey 11 February 2013 18: 28 New
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        Quote: Karlsonn
        access to the place of permanent deployment in the city of Chirchik USSR.


        Oh, this was a serious opponent for us tankers. If the showdown on the street did not end. then recouped on each other on the garrison kitsch.
        truth. I will not tell everything - tin.

        But there were some cool positives. At the training ground, they studied for us and we studied for them. We trampled them once cool during the landing. The company was landing from an airplane, and we attacked them from an ambush. Landing is defenseless at this moment, and then the guys quickly organized a defense. Then, we and the airborne forces examined this situation together.

        Chirchik is a nice city. helicopter pilots, paratroopers specialists, plus training was landing. TVOKovtsy from Tashkent studied at Baghee. So everyone worked against each other, so to speak, they really saw the enemy. drinks
  17. Eugene 11 February 2013 16: 23 New
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    I read in one book the phrase of a brow who was demobilized, but didn’t take root in a civilian: “I want to die for my homeland!”, Paphos, it seems, but still ...
  18. vorobey 11 February 2013 16: 45 New
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    Colonels Rashidov and Abdulaev back in 79, the starleys, the commanders of the Muslim battalion companies, in Chirchik 10 years later taught us the yellow-handed in the Tashkent tank. the truth about those events is only one of them Abdulaev mentioned only once and then only briefly.

    And they taught us precisely from our own experience - to survive and win at the same time.
  19. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 11 February 2013 18: 24 New
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    One thing is not clear why the headline is Muslim, some kind of nonsense, they were not Muslims, they were Soviet soldiers and Islam had nothing to do with it.
    1. vorobey 11 February 2013 18: 40 New
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      vladsolo56,

      It was he. And he entered the history of the Armed Forces of the USSR and the Russian Federation precisely as a Muslim battalion, and those who served in it accepted it with pride. so there’s nothing abusive here.
      1. 77bor1973
        77bor1973 11 February 2013 22: 28 New
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        In my opinion, Khalboyev taught the shot at Solnechnogorsk courses before his appointment.
        1. Zynaps
          Zynaps 12 February 2013 03: 21 New
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          Nope. Halbaev before the "Storm" was the head of the GVA in one of the ODSBR. He was in charge of parachuting and jumping. in this service - really - the most severe men in the landing.
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      and Islam has nothing to do with it.

      and by the way this topic is long ....
    3. Guun
      Guun 11 February 2013 21: 19 New
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      You see think Islam and Islam are two different things? Sadness. Muslims fought in Afghanistan, how many Kazakhs in Kazakhstan who went through the war, a familiar Afghan Tajik came to visit from Samarkand and reads prayer and does not regret it.
      Respect the warriors no matter what religions they abstain, because they fought for one country while it was destroyed.
      If you weren’t served in Afghanistan immediately to write that this was nonsense, I’m Muslim and fought in Afghanistan, is that also nonsense?
      1. Marek Rozny
        Marek Rozny 12 February 2013 03: 45 New
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        my uncle Omar Askarov was a reconnaissance paratrooper in Afghanistan. Order of the Red Star.
        and it seems that from the Turkestans, the Uzbeks and Tajiks somehow didn’t seem to show themselves in Afghanistan, since it wasn’t very nice to shoot at Afghan relatives. but the Kazakhs did not feel any kindred feelings towards dushmans, and we are not particularly zealous muslims. although in the first film of the now famous Timur Bekmambetov's “Peshawar Waltz” there is a moment in which one Soviet Kazakh refuses to shoot Muslims, and the other Kazakh calls on him to fulfill his military duty. but this is a movie. but in real life, I didn’t hear that the Kazakhs were disturbed by something in the Afghan war in religious terms.
        1. Eugene 12 February 2013 09: 22 New
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          You have to watch this movie. I haven’t heard about it yet.
          1. Marek Rozny
            Marek Rozny 12 February 2013 14: 17 New
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            I hope that someday Bekmambetov will re-shoot this film at an updated technical level. The topic that he raised there is very interesting - the uprising of Soviet prisoners of war in the Badaber camp (Pakistan).
        2. Zynaps
          Zynaps 12 February 2013 16: 40 New
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          there were no problems with Tajiks in Afghanistan. they fought well - I heard from many commanders. they were willingly taken to OSNAZ, to reconnaissance, and to raid battalions for language skills. it was more difficult with the Uzbeks, but there were no particular problems either. I remember how, even in training, one of the Uzbeks in our company wrote a report asking him to send him to Afghanistan. to the question - "why the hell do you need it?" - answered in the sense that everything in their town was seized for seven five-year periods ahead and he won’t be able to go upstairs, and if he returns home after Afghanistan, and even with a medal, he’ll quickly build everyone and take the place of the director of the restaurant where he worked before the call to Army.
      2. vladsolo56
        vladsolo56 12 February 2013 05: 55 New
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        I grew up and lived in Kazakhstan (eastern), so I had Kazakh friends and I don’t remember that one of them claimed to be a Muslim, we were pioneers, Komsomol members, and we didn’t even stutter about religion, it’s now become fashionable to classify ourselves to believers. so all the nonsense and lies.
        This is the same as saying that all Russian Orthodox, for example, I am an atheist, and it really annoys me when I am considered to be Orthodox without me.
        1. Marek Rozny
          Marek Rozny 12 February 2013 14: 13 New
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          Vladsolo56, well, sort of like yes. But on the other hand, try to bury the Kazakh not Muslim! Or try treating pork)))) Or find an uncircumcised Kazakh in a public bath)))) My father was a political officer, so circumcision was done to me on the day of the October Revolution)))))))))))
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      In fact, people knew the language, they knew customs. And yet ...
  20. Quiet
    Quiet 11 February 2013 19: 23 New
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    Now you can EASY only in Moscow to form not only a Muslim battalion but also a division or maybe an army of guest workers !!!! . Only these "warriors" will not arrive at their destination !!! THEY WILL RUN ON THE WAY OF FOLLOWING !!! lol Collect scrap !!! And they do not care that their fathers and grandfathers shed their blood when we all lived in the USSR ..... recourse
    1. Eugene 12 February 2013 00: 40 New
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      We, Crimea have so many Muslims. !! Since 43 years old! And nothing, faith has allowed them all. Motherland is one for all!
    2. Marek Rozny
      Marek Rozny 12 February 2013 03: 48 New
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      Quote: Quiet
      Now you can EASY only in Moscow to form not only a Muslim battalion but also a division or maybe an army of guest workers !!!! . Only these "warriors" will not arrive at their destination !!! THEY WILL RUN ON THE WAY OF FOLLOWING !!! lol Collect scrap !!! And they do not care that their fathers and grandfathers shed their blood when we all lived in the USSR ..... recourse

      Uzbek Tajiks may run away, and that is not a fact. but the Kyrgyz migrant workers will recapture as expected. they have the right military mentality.
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      Mr. Tikhiy, Muslim brothers will never forget how their grandfathers defended their homeland of the USSR and celebrated it together, but unfortunately, such Nazis as you forgot about it and call your grandchildren and the grandson of the sons of our Muslim grandfathers “guest workers”. And about scatter, there are cowards and even heroes in every nation. Now every country is faced with such dishonesty as international terrorism. And today every nation has its own heroes and, to the greatest regret, cowards and runners. So here it is specifically about some nation to speak incorrectly and a big mistake.
      On February 2, 2019, Tashkent celebrated the 30th anniversary of the withdrawal; Afghans arrived from all the CIS countries, led by Lieutenant General Aushev.
      And what do you think, what the real participants of the Storm 333 and other Afghan operations said about the Muslim brothers, who shoulder to shoulder together carried out combat missions of the higher command ???? !!!!!
  21. Quiet
    Quiet 11 February 2013 19: 51 New
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    News from a neighboring branch:
    The Taliban promised to kill NATO translators after the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan lol laughing wassat ... !!!!

    Apparently, the NATO "interpreters" with translations had great fun !!!! , Under Ivan the Terrible, they were cooked in a cauldron (the movie "Ivan Vasilyevich Changes the Profession") ....
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      kill NATO translators


      I would also be soaked for this. translator to that.

      It also has its own specific language group. Well, for example, a translator from Pashto or Farsi, and then a translator for that.
  22. Quiet
    Quiet 11 February 2013 20: 12 New
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    I recommend reading on the next branch How Moscow saved Syria
    Amer "seduced" on the "duck" of Russia and abruptly removed their fleet, having profiled by this the final part of the operation to invade Syria !!! wassat

    Special thanks to the special services of fraternal Ukraine for their help in the "des" !!!! good
  23. DDR
    DDR 11 February 2013 20: 17 New
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    Guys on Friday is the anniversary of the CONCLUSION.
    Congratulations to ALL, and THIRD as usual.
  24. воронов 11 February 2013 21: 37 New
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    They did their job, honor and respect.
  25. uncle Vasya
    uncle Vasya 11 February 2013 22: 34 New
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    A question for connoisseurs: what kind of decree is the General Staff of the Turkestan Military District? And the second question: what kind of illegal KGB intelligence?
    1. Viktor123 11 February 2013 23: 51 New
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      Quote: Uncle Vasya
      In order to conduct training firing, according to the Decree of the General Staff of the Turkestan Military District, the ranges of two military schools were allocated to the battalion
      ... A small amendment: The decree is a state legislative act. In those days, only the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR could issue decrees (naturally, the President of the Russian Federation now issues decrees). It follows that there was an order of the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces on the allocation of training grounds for combat training. Illegal KGB intelligence is the first main department of the KGB of the USSR. At present - the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation. And in conclusion. Kolesnikov could not select military personnel from the border troops, since the Border Troops were structurally part of the KGB system of the USSR (now they are part of the FSB of Russia and all this is called the Border Service of the FSB of Russia), which have their own specifics and tasks. And no one, even at the very “top”, would give the green light to the selection of border guards in the “Musbat”.
    2. Zynaps
      Zynaps 12 February 2013 03: 37 New
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      Quote: Uncle Vasya
      Decree of the General Staff of Turkestan Military District?


      already funny. The General Staff is the brain center of the entire Soviet Army. in TurkVO, as in other districts, there was only the district headquarters. and not a decree, but an order. usually given to the troops of the district. something important was necessarily coordinated with Moscow.

      Quote: Uncle Vasya
      And the second question: what kind of illegal KGB intelligence?


      this is PSU - the First Head Office of the KGB. under Yeltsin, she was torn out of the KGB and is now known as the SVR. the goal is to create secret residencies in countries of interest to the leadership. the residency includes both our scouts introduced and recruited agents from citizens of foreign countries.
  26. Eugene 12 February 2013 00: 45 New
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    It seems that ours still got off cheaply, in due time. But the amers seem to have gotten along. One of their boss said correctly in Vietnam: Let us all say that we won and get out of here .....
  27. knn54 12 February 2013 21: 28 New
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    I repeat, but the Defender of the Fatherland must have one faith-PATRIOTISM!
    For example, the Israeli armed forces also have two separate special forces consisting of Druze Muslims and Bedouins.
    The parachute commando reconnaissance unit Saeret Ha-Druzyim. During the war against the Palestinians, not a single soldier from this unit refused to participate in battles (with co-religionists).
    Saeret Ha-Bedouin serves along the southern border with Jordan and Egypt and counteracts the penetration of Hamas Islamists and arms smuggling.
  28. ko88
    ko88 13 February 2013 14: 54 New
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    I heard that in a limited contingent there were up to 60% of Muslims and other peoples.
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    The crossing was carried out in the Tajik city of Termez, almost at the very spot where, half a century later, Soviet sappers would build a floating bridge for the troops of the 40th Army entering the DRA to become the "Limited contingent."

    Mr. Kaa, the entire former Union knows that the city of Termez is an Uzbek city, and if from the point of view of those times they wanted to say, then Turkestan. And after such an elementary mistake, one hardly believes in your “story”.

    Now you can EASY only in Moscow to form not only a Muslim battalion but also a division or maybe an army of guest workers !!!! . Only these "warriors" will not arrive at their destination !!! THEY WILL RUN ON THE WAY OF FOLLOWING !!! lol Collect scrap !!! And they do not care that their fathers and grandfathers shed their blood when we all lived in the USSR.

    Mr. Tikhiy, Muslim brothers will never forget how their grandfathers defended their homeland of the USSR and celebrated it together, but unfortunately, such Nazis as you forgot about it and call your grandchildren and the grandson of the sons of our Muslim grandfathers “guest workers”. And about scatter, there are cowards and even heroes in every nation. Now every country is faced with such dishonesty as international terrorism. And today every nation has its own heroes and, to the greatest regret, cowards and runners. So here it is specifically about some nation to speak incorrectly and a big mistake.
    On February 2, 2019, Tashkent celebrated the 30th anniversary of the withdrawal; Afghans arrived from all the CIS countries, led by Lieutenant General Aushev.
    And what do you think, what the real participants of the Storm 333 and other Afghan operations said about the Muslim brothers, who shoulder to shoulder together carried out combat missions of the higher command ???? !!!!!