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Spetsnaz FSB "Vympel": no margin for error

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They are, as always, hidden under black masks, without mentioning their names, receive military awards with the door closed, and for most of their service at all is a big mystery. But for more than a quarter of a century, they have been performing all the same tasks - protecting the interests of their native state. They are all those who called and call themselves a simple, but very important word for them - “pennants”.

19 August 1981 held a closed meeting of the politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, which jointly decided to establish a special-purpose unit within the KGB structure, the main tasks of which were to conduct secret special operations outside the country. interests. Approximately the same day the chairman of the State Security Committee Yu.Andropov signed an order according to which began the creation of a separate training center of the KGB - is the name given to the new unit. But over the years, another name has become synonymous with true professionalism, valor and honor - “Vympel”. At the head of the group was put the captain of the first rank E. Kozlov. It is similar to the nautical theme (admiral's pennant at the mast head of the ship), and there was a detachment of the name, which has become a legend in the near future ...

Thoughts about creating a unit of this format did not arise overnight, the path to understanding the need for such a unit was quite long. Several years after the end of the Second World War, the formation of the NKVD and MGB Soviet Union, who were engaged in the liquidation of Nazi collaborators and criminals in the enemy rear, have ceased to exist. In the middle of the 1970-ies, the eighth section of the Office of the State Security Committee "C" (in other words, illegal intelligence) was created. The structure of this unit included some former members of those units. Thus, the department became an information and research intelligence structure, which was engaged in the operational tracking of all that was related to NATO special forces. In addition, in case of hostilities, the unit was engaged in the preparation of a special reserve.

If we talk about those units that existed before, then the immediate predecessor of the Vympel special squad was the Officer Enhancement Course, which operated from the KGB since 1968. The courses provided special training for operational officers, which they needed to carry out sabotage and reconnaissance missions in the event of war. Graduates of these courses, while being part of the Zenith unit, together with Alpha and the landing force, took part in the storming of the Amin Palace and other government facilities in Kabul in 1979. Subsequently, the officers of the graduates of the courses were formed units of "Cascade", which took part in the hostilities in Afghanistan, performing reconnaissance, sabotage and combat missions.

The initiative to create a special forces personnel, which is capable of it would have an impact on the enemy, in exceptional circumstances and in any corner of the world, he was made head of the "C" Major General Yu.Drozdov. Later, when the decision to create a new division was finally made and documented, Y. Drozdov received a farewell from Andropov, who took the floor with the major general that the new division would have no equal.

The fact that the order of the chief of the State Security Committee was executed at one hundred percent is evidenced by events that took place only a few months after the creation of the detachment. Equal fighters formation really were not: they were real virtuosos in terms of operational fictions, ready to risk their own lives and intelligence resourcefulness. The main feature of the new special unit was that it was not just a powerful force, but a force able to think, even in the most difficult situations, independently weigh everything, think about and make the right decisions, and then implement them.

Employees of the division received an unusual definition for special forces - “special purpose intelligence officer”. Yuri Drozdov was convinced that it was precisely this term that demarcated the functions entrusted to an ordinary intelligence officer, who acted in quiet peaceful conditions under the guise of diplomacy and was not involved in the performance of complex combat reconnaissance operations, and the functions assigned to perform tasks of particular complexity.

Initially, Vympel units were staffed exclusively by officers, but over time, ensigns began to be accepted as instructors. At the same time, it was very difficult to get into the squadron, because out of a hundred candidates, as a result, no more than a dozen people remained. The most stringent requirements for candidates were put forward regarding the state of health, psychological qualities and knowledge of foreign languages.

Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the fact that almost 90 percent of Vympel fighters not only spoke fluent foreign languages, but also had higher education in 2-3. With all this, the main criterion for selection in the squad was the sincere desire of the candidate himself to serve in the elite special unit.

As soon as the formation was completed, intense training began. Painstaking work was carried out daily, during which officers formed skills in hand-to-hand combat, mine explosives, shooting from many kinds of weapons, mastered the methods of carrying out illegal exploration of objects of particular importance. In addition, much attention was paid to the study and improvement of knowledge of foreign languages, and also studied the features of the regions of possible operations. All this knowledge was necessary so that the fighter, once in a foreign territory, did not fail the operation, did not feel uncomfortable and did not stand out among the local population. Thus, each employee of the Vympel unit became a top-class professional who did not know the word "Impossible." Training of those who came from the "citizen", as a rule, took five years, and about two years to train a fighter who already had military training.

The baptism of the Vympel unit took place in Afghanistan, when, starting from 1982 to 1984, there were fighters of the detachment united in the Omega and Kaskad-4 groups here. Over time, the Vympel officers received the functions of advisers. The stay in Afghanistan helped a lot during the formation of the unit, because there was a real opportunity in practice to work out actions during real hostilities, to gain experience, which was later used to improve the training programs of the young generation of “pennant-men” officers. Moreover, situational awareness, responsiveness, ability to establish contacts with the leaders of the gangs and local authorities helped the soldiers to achieve the main goal - to significantly reduce the loss of the Soviet armed forces in the war.

However, Afghanistan was far from the only place in the world where the Vympel fighters had to hone their skills. Special Forces officers conducted observation and advisory activities in Mozambique, Angola, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

As for the exercises of the unit, the first, called "Neman", were held in 1984-1985. Then during exercises on the territory of Belarus, a large group of saboteurs, spies was abandoned, whose mission was to incapacitate large railway junction, the elimination of an oil mill. In addition, other sabotage attacks were successfully carried out, in particular, at the Armenian NPP and at the synthetic rubber plant in Yaroslavl.

As part of the 1985 exercise, it was decided to check how the authorities, the Ministry of the Interior and the State Security Committee of the Chukotka District and the Magadan Region would act if a group of saboteurs from Alaska penetrated their territory. In addition, the Vympel fighters worked at the Leningrad NPP, the Chita TPP, helping a large number of managers to strengthen the secrecy regime at particularly important, in particular, nuclear facilities. During the entire time since its inception, the subdivision remained in the reserve of the USSR, by force, which it was impossible to resist. However, for its intended purpose, the group was not involved ...

And then perestroika began, which became a powerful catalyst for the bloody, destructive processes in many union republics. The military doctrine has changed, the leadership did not understand at all, under what conditions can Vimpel be used. All this has led to catastrophic consequences: the men who were true professionals in reconnaissance and sabotage activities and that it was not the same, they began to be used as a regular police. This was followed by business trips to Baku, Nagorno-Karabakh, Vilnius, Tbilisi, and other hot spots. All this was a big blow to the spirit and prestige of the fighters of the unit. And even despite the fact that the direct participation in the dispersal of rallies and demonstrations, the group is not taken, the mere presence in the troubled republics evoked fighters protest and incomprehension.

Similar feelings to the "pennant" had to endure later, in 1991, in August. The beginning of the coup, ironically, coincided with the division's 10 anniversary. The country's leadership decided to give the fighters a “good” gift by embedding them in a new adventure. But this was prevented by the order of L. Shebarshin, who at that time was at the head of intelligence, to obey exclusively to him. In addition, the officers themselves were determined not to oppose the people.

When the August events subsided a bit, intelligence from Vimpel turned away. The unit proved to be defenseless against groundless resubmissions, reorganizations and numerous accusations. Unique in their professional qualities, the special forces were first placed under the jurisdiction of the Inter-Republican Security Service, then the Federal Security Agency of Russia, and later, in accordance with the Presidential Decree on the formation of the Security Ministry, Vympel became an autonomous administration since the beginning of 1992.

New times began to dictate and new tasks. Now the priority for the Vampyrelovoe has been the fight against terrorists, the protection of environmentally unsafe and strategically important objects from sabotage and terrorist activities, the fight against drug trafficking and criminal armed groups. Accordingly, the training program for fighters has changed. During the exercises held in the summer of 1992, the special forces beat off the control panel at the Kalinin NPP from the “terrorists”, seized the nuclear-powered icebreaker “Siberia” during exercises in Murmansk.

In 1993, the officers of the unit were once again awaiting difficult tests. Fighters "Alpha" and "Vympel", Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered the storming of the government building, the question about saving the lives of the defenders of the White House did not go. However, this time too, the "pennants" refused to shed the blood of people. Therefore, they entered into negotiations with the besieging government building, taking it a few hours later without firing a shot. It is possible that the actions of special forces saved the country from far more serious consequences. However, the government did not forgive the special forces disobedience. Soon the order of B. Yeltsin appeared, according to which the Vympel group came under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This decision was a real stab in the back for officers ...

This was the reason that most of the officers left the unit, few wanted to serve in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, many transferred to other power structures, in particular, to the SVR, the FSB, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, another part went to commercial structures, non-state security services.

Thus, many years of unique experience and high-class professionals have been lost. For some time the group even lost its proud name, retaining only the first letter in the new name (“Vega”). Then it seemed that the unit, whose fighters did not know the word "impossible", became part of stories. However, the fighters of the new division, who, by the way, continued to call themselves "Vampirelo", proved that they could keep the traditions of "Vympel". The proof of this was the successful operations in Chechnya, Budennovsk, Pervomaisk.

In the end, the common sense of government officials took precedence over ambition and stupidity, and the unit was returned to the control of the FSB. Today, officers of the “A” (“Alpha”) and “B” (“Vympel”) directorates resist terrorism, having turned into a powerful weapon in the war on terror in recent years ...

Materials used:
http://oficery.ru/security/3054
http://specnazspn.livejournal.com/34880.html
http://kuos-vympel.ru/history/vimpel.shtml
http://read24.ru/fb2/yuriy-drozdov-vyimyisel-isklyuchen-zapiski-nachalnika-nelegalnoy-razvedki/
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  1. feanor
    feanor April 10 2013 08: 43 New
    22
    Here's who you need to level off, not the Schwarzeneggers and more ...
    1. Massik
      Massik April 10 2013 10: 27 New
      10
      If their work was shown on TV as often as Schwarzenegger, they would have been aligned.
    2. Orik
      Orik April 10 2013 11: 00 New
      +1
      And who is equal to this old fart who ruined California ?! smile
      1. Proud.
        Proud. April 10 2013 15: 24 New
        0
        How who? TipO Russian "Black Negro" -A. Kuritsin. He is Nevsky.
      2. Massik
        Massik April 10 2013 23: 21 New
        +4
        He needs to be thanked to say that during the period of the 90s, half of the youth, thanks to his films, began to play sports, and did not get bogged down in drugs and alcohol ... Although they didn’t influence much, they did their bit
    3. kaprall
      kaprall April 10 2013 13: 54 New
      -6
      So equal - no problem, just to get started, try at least three months to hold out on the green berets program. Somewhere on the site was. The program is simpler, but requires concentration and dedication, especially if you work all day and spend the weekend as a hobby. Good luck.
      1. Perch_xnumx
        Perch_xnumx April 10 2013 14: 13 New
        +2
        So equal - no problem, just to get started, try at least three months to hold out on the green berets program.
        Green beret. Explain popularly if you do not understand. Special Forces pennant is not an ordinary attack aircraft. The main strength and advantage in the brain and head, in the ability to quickly think and think, and make quick and right decisions.
        PS: there was a “one man army” transmission cycle on discovery, so retired berets, rangers, cats were given to simple fitness instructors and just ordinary ordinary people, simply because they thought quickly and correctly.
        1. kaprall
          kaprall April 10 2013 18: 32 New
          -2
          We didn’t go to you, I think .... somehow unpleasant
        2. Zynaps
          Zynaps April 11 2013 00: 43 New
          0
          Quote: Perch_1
          there was a "one man army" transmission cycle on discovery, so retired berets, rangers, and cats were taken by simple fitness instructors and just ordinary ordinary people, simply because they thought quickly and correctly.


          nonsense. this is a show, and there for any pet hamster they will build a legend that he is a combat swimmer or parachutist. or wait for a retired commando squad champion to become bag jumping champion.

          green berets are very serious guys. in Vietnam they fought very sensibly and skillfully. there was a case when, having lost six or seven people, they repelled several attacking waves of Vietnamese, who were also not sons, with knives and “colts” alone. there are just a few berets now and they are mainly used as instructors. Rangers and navy seals are also special operations forces and are also preparing them very seriously. especially since these guys are constantly fighting and flying around the world, gaining experience from the allied units. DEVGRU unit (5th detachment of SEALs) does not crawl out of fights and comparing them with fitness instructors is utter nonsense.
      2. feanor
        feanor April 10 2013 14: 17 New
        +2
        Well, in general, I’m not just trying, but for most indicators I’m fulfilling this norm, in general, if according to your hobby the weekend should be held at the computer, then I feel sorry for you.
        1. kaprall
          kaprall April 10 2013 18: 26 New
          -2
          You are mistaken with my hobby, it’s just the exact opposite of the computer. I am 45, but regularly do jogging 10-11 kilometers. Well, so that muscles do not sag, the path of "survival" ... And the green berets, this is the basis, so to speak, of preparation. In my 20s, it was absolutely nothing to me, now years let me know. Your head has nothing to do with it if you don’t have it. it will never be.
          Of course, respect and honor to our Pennant. There is no doubt about that. The point is the daily physical training of every young man and man, otherwise soon there will be no one to take in special forces.
      3. Massik
        Massik April 10 2013 23: 29 New
        +2
        Well, why didn’t they hurt so much with this statement, in comparison with our OSPN, green berets are a kindergarten (like their 6km march with a gun and one unloading, it can’t be compared with our delivery to the maroon beret) from the Americans physically like fitness, feeding almost 300 items, they give the entire material base. And here we have: everything needs to be found, given birth, only bolts to eat laughing.The Americans themselves said after they visited us -"We are taught in America to survive in the war, and you Russians learn to survive EVERYWHERE !!!" soldier
        1. Zynaps
          Zynaps April 11 2013 00: 56 New
          +1
          Quote: Marssik
          Well, why didn’t they hurt so much with this statement, in comparison with our OSPN, green berets are a kindergarten


          as shown by the joint exercises in 1994 in Alaska (Fort Richardson) of the national team from the Ussuriysky brigade of the Special Forces (against always being in good standing) against (alas, not even green berets) the command of the 1st airborne battalion of the 501st regiment, everything was pretty hard. for ours. poorly performed in power training and shooting. read the map for a long time.

          there, however, was an excuse - disgusting training of personnel during the command of the brigade of Colonel Kurys. so save earflaps with pockets for the cold season.
          1. Massik
            Massik April 12 2013 18: 15 New
            0
            Well, about the Ministry of Defense, I don’t know honestly did not serve in those years, but even our special forces could not bend them on their own land in 2011
  2. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 April 10 2013 08: 59 New
    +7
    The guys forever inscribed themselves in the history of special forces !!!
  3. fenix57
    fenix57 April 10 2013 09: 00 New
    +5
    Glorious past! God bless you GUYS OF GOOD LUCK! AND WITHOUT LOSS ... soldier drinks
  4. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal April 10 2013 09: 30 New
    +4
    I wish the Vympel guys only good luck, peace and health! Thank you for what you are doing for us and our country!
  5. dmitry46
    dmitry46 April 10 2013 09: 35 New
    +8
    Glory to the Russian special forces!
  6. Army1
    Army1 April 10 2013 10: 58 New
    +5
    Special Forces, how much in this word ........................................... ..........................
    Good luck guys and no loss drinks
  7. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya April 10 2013 11: 13 New
    +2
    Quote: Marssik
    If their work was shown on TV as often as Schwarzenegger, they would have been aligned.

    A person with such muscle volumes (in his youth) can only show off on stage, and not perform special tasks laughing And the work of the special forces must of course be published, but it cannot be shown (sorry for the pun), only our descendants can learn about their glorious deeds, and of course you need to educate young people on the exploits of real, real heroes!
  8. ibn117
    ibn117 April 10 2013 11: 15 New
    +2
    Glory to the Russian special forces !!!
    Still about the founder of "VIMPELA" Yuri Ivanovich Drozdov article.
  9. krokodil25
    krokodil25 April 10 2013 12: 02 New
    +2
    The article does not say anything about military operations at all, and it is a pity that VIMPELA had quite a few operations in Beirut, what it costs and how they trained in Amer special forces, in short GLORY TO VIMPELU !!! good
    1. Slavik Ivanov
      Slavik Ivanov 2 August 2019 05: 47 New
      0
      Another robbery of Chinese businessmen buga-ha-ha-ha-ha !!!!! Cheap stuff !!!!
  10. sergant89
    sergant89 April 10 2013 12: 36 New
    0
    Yes, I would read with interest about operations, Good luck guys and no loss!
  11. knn54
    knn54 April 10 2013 13: 09 New
    +3
    The cost of training one soldier of this special unit was about 100 thousand rubles a year (the average salary in the USSR was less than 200 rubles / month). They went diving in the city of Ochakov, trained in shooting with instructors from Nicaragua, took internships in Cuba, Vietnam ... received mountain training, learned to fly on ultralight vehicles and much more.
    Indeed, “PENNEL” is the Knights of the Special Forces!
    PS http://intellect-video.com/2630/Podborka-filmov-o-spetsnaze-Vympel-online
  12. Volkhov
    Volkhov April 10 2013 13: 33 New
    -8
    The organization was created by Andropov (Glen Miller) as a personal guard, used in the most dirty cases (the killing of Amin, who invited them to guard, and they first tried to poison, and then broke into the house and killed the whole family), to fight for power in The USSR, during the “putsch”, destroyed about 1700 old men from the Central Committee and the army (strangled Akhromeev in the Kremlin) on which the USSR rested - that is, like their creator Andropov, foreign agents.
    The organization was disbanded after the liquidation of the USSR, the new authorities did not want to be eliminated and were not going to keep a snake in the house.
    Remaining ownerless, they engaged in banditry against business, destroying and driving away millions of the most active people abroad who could revive Russia's sovereignty.
    The revival of the organization is rather a sad sign of impending changes in the Russian Federation itself, when the elite again needs a personal guard for dark affairs.
    They can’t act for Russia against the Reich and the USA, and they’re unlikely to try, this can be seen from the results - the US controls the Russian Federation and the Nazis live quietly in the north and do whatever they want.
    There are enough condoms ready to join the ranks of such special forces in the Russian Federation; it is better for patriots to look for other examples in history.
    1. Perch_xnumx
      Perch_xnumx April 10 2013 14: 10 New
      0
      You haven’t messed up anything, the colonel in quotation marks. Shit in a pennant just did not take. Pennant was not stupid killers - liquidators, or chain dogs, and for theirs they stood a mountain for even Afghans, even for Russians. Is there any documentation or evidence? If not, what are you telling us here. Or maybe you yourself know which of the pennants.
      1. Volkhov
        Volkhov April 10 2013 14: 32 New
        0
        Look at the passport - on it, "USSR" is no longer written.
        1. dmb
          dmb April 10 2013 20: 51 New
          +2
          And can you find out about the sources of your awareness of Vympel’s "activity in the collapse of the USSR and the liquidation of those on whom it rested"? It seems either you or you "drove the blizzard." Of course, they did not support the “putschists”, they least of all thought about the people, who by the way would only say thanks to them in this case (see comments on any mention of Gorbachev and Yeltsin on the site). They simply carried out the convenient order of their boss: "Do not lean out so as not to be sold as in Tbilisi and Vilnius" I think if their direct leadership. foresaw the collapse of the country, they would have slammed Shebarshin, not like Yeltsin and Khasbulatov and Gaidar and Chubais. These people alone cannot be denied; they were patriots and not mercenaries.
          1. Volkhov
            Volkhov April 11 2013 00: 46 New
            -1
            Sources - analysis of open information, there is a lot of it, just not everyone is interested.
            Quote: dmb
            if their direct management. foresaw the collapse of the country

            Half the country foresaw, but intelligence and GB no? Do not contradict the facts from the article and logic - they all knew. A patriot is one who seeks to do better for the people of his country, and not to organize his affairs, spitting on people.
    2. Zynaps
      Zynaps April 11 2013 00: 59 New
      +2
      Quote: Volkhov
      The organization was created by Andropov (Glen Miller)


      source - famous shit, such as Rezun. continuous rumors from the OBS telegraph agency - One Baba Said.
    3. Kopeck
      Kopeck April 11 2013 01: 53 New
      0
      Well, you started it .....
    4. brelok
      brelok April 11 2013 08: 07 New
      0
      Quote: Volkhov
      The organization was created by Andropov (Glen Miller) as a personal guard, used in the most dirty cases (the killing of Amin, who invited them to guard, and they first tried to poison, and then broke into the house and killed the whole family), to fight for power in The USSR, during the “putsch”, destroyed about 1700 old men from the Central Committee and the army (strangled Akhromeev in the Kremlin) on which the USSR rested - that is, like their creator Andropov, foreign agents.
      The organization was disbanded after the liquidation of the USSR, the new authorities did not want to be eliminated and were not going to keep a snake in the house.
      Remaining ownerless, they engaged in banditry against business, destroying and driving away millions of the most active people abroad who could revive Russia's sovereignty.
      The revival of the organization is rather a sad sign of impending changes in the Russian Federation itself, when the elite again needs a personal guard for dark affairs.
      They can’t act for Russia against the Reich and the USA, and they’re unlikely to try, this can be seen from the results - the US controls the Russian Federation and the Nazis live quietly in the north and do whatever they want.
      There are enough condoms ready to join the ranks of such special forces in the Russian Federation; it is better for patriots to look for other examples in history.

      Counter Straika seen enough? fool
  13. Perch_xnumx
    Perch_xnumx April 10 2013 14: 05 New
    +1
    New times began to dictate and new tasks. Now the priority for the Vampyrelovoe has been the fight against terrorists, the protection of environmentally unsafe and strategically important objects from sabotage and terrorist activities, the fight against drug trafficking and criminal armed groups. Accordingly, the training program for fighters has changed. During the exercises held in the summer of 1992, the special forces beat off the control panel at the Kalinin NPP from the “terrorists”, seized the nuclear-powered icebreaker “Siberia” during exercises in Murmansk.

    In 1993, the officers of the unit were once again awaiting difficult tests. Fighters "Alpha" and "Vympel", Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered the storming of the government building, the question about saving the lives of the defenders of the White House did not go. However, this time too, the "pennants" refused to shed the blood of people. Therefore, they entered into negotiations with the besieging government building, taking it a few hours later without firing a shot. It is possible that the actions of special forces saved the country from far more serious consequences. However, the government did not forgive the special forces disobedience. Soon the order of B. Yeltsin appeared, according to which the Vympel group came under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This decision was a real stab in the back for officers ...

    This was the reason that most of the officers left the unit, few wanted to serve in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, many transferred to other power structures, in particular, to the SVR, the FSB, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, another part went to commercial structures, non-state security services.

    ... that’s all that can be said. A unique unit with unique experience, how many lives of boys in Chechnya they could save simply by their advice or instruction.
  14. akm8226
    akm8226 April 10 2013 15: 17 New
    +3
    Low bow to you guys from Pennant and Alpha!
    For hundreds and thousands of saved lives.
    For the honor of an officer.
  15. 2я19
    2я19 April 10 2013 17: 14 New
    +2
    There was a country, there was a committee, there was a chairman, there were pennants. Please start all over again.
  16. SlavaP
    SlavaP April 10 2013 22: 39 New
    +1
    An example for every self-respecting man
  17. Alex45
    Alex45 April 11 2013 08: 58 New
    0
    My brother told me. Being an officer of the special forces "Rus" during one of the Chechen companies he was tasked to cover one of the alleged directions for the exit of a group of Vympel fighters from the territory occupied by the militants. As a result, they settled down, disguised themselves on the outskirts of the field. On the opposite side of the forest, 300 meters to it. And to surprise him and his colleagues with more than one year of fighting in various conditions, the fact was that on the third day right in front of those observing the field and the forest, figures of Vympel fighters began to appear from nowhere. No one could imagine how they were able to overcome 300m. open space under constant surveillance.
    Also, repeatedly participating in hand-to-hand competitions held between specials. units, he noted that the most powerful opponents were immigrants from Alpha and Pennant.
  18. zinander
    zinander April 11 2013 20: 06 New
    +1
    Thank you FOR YOU. Good luck and lossless, to always return home!
  19. cahekmosa
    cahekmosa April 12 2013 17: 14 New
    +1
    honor and praise to these Guys. Health to you guys and long life
  20. gych
    gych April 12 2013 19: 49 New
    +2
    the best special forces are those that are unknown to anyone (the enemies after the meeting will not say anything and the guys did not get used to praising themselves)
  21. Ratibor12
    Ratibor12 April 15 2013 04: 04 New
    +1
    Interesting! How were they taught to counteract thermal imagers? After all, are there any developments?
    1. Slavik Ivanov
      Slavik Ivanov 2 August 2019 05: 52 New
      0
      In Yu Tube, see how to counteract thermal imagers!
  22. brush
    brush April 16 2013 01: 38 New
    +2
    Ordinary special forces, but with breasts they do not climb into the embrasure. If a fire is caused by an artel, in addition to the machine gun, everyone owns several more military and non-military skills, such as generalists.
  23. smershspy
    smershspy April 19 2013 17: 24 New
    +2
    Quote: akm8226
    Low bow to you guys from Pennant and Alpha!
    For hundreds and thousands of saved lives.
    For the honor of an officer.



    I agree with you! Real heroes!
  24. smershspy
    smershspy April 30 2013 10: 10 New
    +6
    Lord! I hope you will agree that these special units are needed and should be proud of and cited as an example for the younger generation with patriotic education! Then the attitude towards the army will change! Real heroes !!!
  25. Septugian
    Septugian April 30 2013 16: 33 New
    +5
    Glory to Vympel, if we had more of such units!