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Alone and without weapons

Alone and without weapons


“I got into the army right after graduation,” Rinat says. - Got to Samara sergeant school. Six months later, at the end of the "training" was sent to the division of the North Caucasian Military District.

Our military unit was located in Volgograd. For more than 6 months, I trained young cadres as a castle platoon of the artillery intelligence control battery. For good service, in November 1994 was encouraged by 10-day home leave. It so happened that I returned to the military unit just in time for the beginning of the turmoil in Ichkeria. Rumors spread that our division might be transferred to Chechnya.

Young CSKA did not explain anything. Simply 2 weeks before the new 1995 year, the guys were ordered to dive into the trains and the composition moved in an unknown direction.

“The day went by. What awaits the war and did not guess. Arrived in Mozdok, reached Pervomaisky. Almost a week lived here in an abandoned pioneer camp. They were already pretending how to celebrate the new year, but on December 30 in a hurry (even the suhpay did not have time to distribute) the column moved towards Grozny.

Already after 2 hours, Rinat realized that he had hit the “hot spot”. The Russian convoy (15 machines) was fired from a mortar "Czechs".

- Toward evening, we drove to the outskirts of Grozny. And immediately the first car in the column was hit. The BTR caught fire, the movement stalled. We started shooting. And here on the radio report that "our" seized the cannery and artillery reconnaissance should keep this fighting position.

The colonel, in whose guard I served, immediately laid out a map of the city and “figured out” on it where to go. He said that the plant is located two blocks from our current location.

And since the advanced car burned and blocked the way, then we decided to make our way to the plant on our BTR, which closed the column.

In the front compartment of the BTR there was a driver, a colonel, and a signalman, and I got into the rear compartment of the vehicle. In short, I don’t know how the colonel was guided on the map, but he led us, like Ivan Susanin, to where ours were not. Ahead was not a cannery, but a huge palace of Dudayev ...


Here we were hit. Caught from a grenade launcher in the engine. The armored vehicle stalled, and its rear compartment, where I was sitting, flared up.

It was possible to move to our “colonel’s” compartment only from above, through the hatch, which meant certain death — an incessant fire was being fired at the APC.

However, I didn’t smile too, and sit to roast alive. I realized that I still have to go outside. Worse, it is necessary to jump out under the bullets with one grenade, without a machine gun - weapon out of order. And, was, was not ...

Jumped out of the hatch and slid down to the ground. I am lying, trying to find my way where the Chechens are watered with lead. Scorched from the side of the high-rise under the number 13 (here and do not believe in signs later!).

He decided to hide from the fire behind the wheel of his BTR. I see how the bullets bounce off the armor, and some of them fly in centimeters from my head. In general, not a comfortable state. Although I didn’t feel fear then, I thought unaccountably: “Now they crash, now they crash”.
Next to our wrecked car, another Russian tank was burning.

Dead soldiers burned with a tank. Apparently, they also tried to escape, but they were "removed" by snipers.

Realizing that the armored personnel carrier was a bad shelter, he looked back over his shoulder and saw the ruins of a five-story building ten meters away. Short dashes - to the ruins of the building, there collapsed behind a pile of bricks. But the Chechens noticed the movement and opened up such dense fire for me that they could not breathe around from the barbed brick dust. While they were spending the bullets on my destruction, a tank approached our BTRu. Stopped close with a fuming machine. I looked, mine — Colonel Susanin, the signalman and the driver — jumped into this tank and drove off. And for me thrashed with might and main from the skyscraper, you can not rise in any way. In general, the tank left, and I stayed.


Here I was really scared. I think it’s good that I’ve seen my family, I went on vacation.

It's getting dark. Fearfully. I lie, do not move. Chechens apparently thought I was killed, do not fit.

At night, he crawled to his BTRu, climbed into the first compartment, and here again, machine guns pounded around. Notice!

I heard, it crashed - from a grenade launcher jumped. Got on an armored personnel carrier. I looked into the loophole go. 5 militants: scream, shoot on the go at the open hatch. Bullets like grapes roll on my head. The thought burned: now everything is for sure ...

And suddenly a tank appeared at the beginning of the street. Stood in the distance, turned the barrel in our direction. And the Chechens got up, and I see what happens next. It is not clear after all - whose came: their own or others?

In short, they fired from a tank at random. The Chechens ran one way, and I jumped out of the car and rushed into the other. Again to the "inhabited" ruins. A tank stood for a minute and went about his business.

I lay, lay - tired. I decided to explore the situation, orient myself where I am, because I have no idea: where are ours, where are not ours. Here I hear voices, someone in the Chechen is talking. I looked at my right - the door to the basement. He pulled at himself - locked. Without hesitation, knocked the door, I run into the dungeon - in the hand of a grenade.

And in the basement - the locals. Ten people intimidated to death: men, women, children.

- Soldier! We are peaceful! We are against war. Dont kill!

- Yes, I also seem to be particularly unwilling to fight, - I answer. - Better tell me where are those whose positions?

The basements themselves do not know who shoots from where: “We lived in this five-story building. Then the house was blown up. Now we sit, we are afraid to leave. Everyone can kill both theirs and Russians. ”

I got out of the shelter. I decided to wait for the offensive "feds".

Scary. By morning, again to the BTR native pulled. Again closed in the "colonel" compartment, looking into the loophole.

As it dawned, ours went on the offensive. Moving column. I ran to meet the joys. The armored personnel carriers stopped, but far away — about a hundred meters from me. And then the “Czechs” started shooting again. The column "backed away" and disappeared around the bend. I again remained standing between life and death.


Finally, an hour and a half later, a Russian tank approached my burned-out BTR. I again ran out of the ruins. The guys opened the hatch. "Alive? Whole? - shout. “Where are you from here?” Showing on a padded BTR.

In general, the fighters of a special department, the Volgograd guys, picked me up, as it turned out. Was taken to the cannery. (Finally got to the place!). I met acquaintances of familiar boys here, they quickly explained everything to the authorities: how they threw theirs onto the battlefield, and how I spent the whole day with one grenade on the territory controlled by the “Czechs”. I was immediately enrolled in the special department. With this part, I also fought 4 of the month in Grozny.

And even by chance he met with the commander of his artillery intelligence. It turns out that I have been listed as missing for a month already. Already the command of my home letter prepared. Good not sent away.

And on January 27, 1995, I received the medal “For Courage” in Grozny. War correspondents shot the plot, history my recorded. And they showed everything according to ORT. ”


As Rinat Bakirov was awarded a medal, almost all of Krivoyere saw on TV. Only Rinat’s mother, unaware that her son was in Chechnya, did not watch that day. news from the hot spot. Villagers "enlightened" Bakirov: go, call, congratulate. The mother’s answer to all the talk about the son-hero was tears. She prayed to see him alive. And he came back without a scratch.

He does not want to hear about war and the army any more: “They are still offering to serve as a contract soldier. But I do not need this. Though they promise decent money. But then, in 1995, I didn’t receive a penny in Chechnya for half a year. ”

February 23 Rinat Bakirov considers a special day: “I think I deserve this holiday. I experienced myself. Checked for strength. And I made my conclusion about war: it is not scary because death is everywhere, but because you live without plans for the future, without dreams, without perspective, you live in the same day, the present, every minute, every second "...

* * *

Now Rinat Bakirov - 27 (article 2003 of the year - approx. "Courage"). He lives in the parental home (Kryvozerye village, Lyambirsky district), completes in absentia 4 the course of the Faculty of Economics with a degree in finance and credit (Moscow State University named after NP Ogarev). In general, a completely civilian person. Meanwhile, in his native village, Rinata, not without pride, they are hailing the hero of the first Chechen war and retelling with satisfaction the circumstances of the feat of their resourceful countryman.
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  1. Fibrizio
    Fibrizio 15 June 2013 08: 37
    Well done for surviving. Here the task is just not to take more with you to the grave, namely to survive.
    1. Rudakov
      Rudakov 15 June 2013 09: 34
      True, in a war because of politicians, dying is stupid.
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    2. vezunchik
      vezunchik 15 June 2013 11: 49
      And what if it breaks out in the Volga region now? Can you imagine what will happen? While the fucking "elite" divides money ...
      1. zvereok
        zvereok 16 June 2013 16: 47
        Do not blaze. The elite, when they pinched the law of Magnitsky with an egg, raised such a howl, and in the Volga region they already put a knife to the throat of a dairy cow. A lean owner will not allow this to happen.
      2. Dilshat
        Dilshat 17 June 2013 01: 37
        Why are you minus him? If only the taxes on time weren’t buzzing on the central government. And what is happening in Tatarstan is all about it.
    3. honest jew
      honest jew 15 June 2013 13: 35
      If our grandfathers fought in such a way that "the main thing is to survive", then the German would easily walk to the Bering Strait! Therefore, there were 2 Chechen Czechs ... Because the main thing was to "survive"! , not "win"!
      1. SlavaP
        SlavaP 15 June 2013 15: 27
        I do not know. Although it sounds cynical, the one who survived wins the war.
      2. KononAV
        KononAV 15 June 2013 15: 52
        If we fought so that we would die immediately, we would also have reached the East, and people never changed; at that time there were heroes and cowards and traitors in our time, everything remained in the same proportion.
      3. iSpoiler
        iSpoiler 15 June 2013 17: 32
        If grandmother had eggs .... she would be grandfather .. !!
        We didn’t miss anything there .... since there is no Ichkeria but there is a Chechen republic within the Russian Federation.!
        1. zvereok
          zvereok 16 June 2013 16: 49
          Quote: iSpoiler
          If grandmother had eggs .... she would be grandfather .. !!
          We didn’t miss anything there .... since there is no Ichkeria but there is a Chechen republic within the Russian Federation.!

          Remember the Hosavyurt Accords.
      4. gagarinneon
        gagarinneon 16 June 2013 11: 42
        Excuse me, please, but how do you, dear man, know about this "survive"! And not "win"! Or try to say the same to the guys from the special forces of the GRU or the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and not only special forces, you never know we have examples of young boys from combat units. If you are talking about courage and courage, then this is already laid in our mother's womb, the mentality of such a Russian person. All this is revealed in some extreme or stressful situation. I am telling you this as a direct participant in this senseless and corrupt war.
      5. Sergey_K
        Sergey_K 16 June 2013 18: 16
        You should be there. And don’t remember grandfathers, they just tried to live and give their families life!
    4. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 16 June 2013 20: 15
      Quote: Fibrizio
      Well done for surviving. Here the task is just not to take more with you to the grave, namely to survive.

      Well said
    5. Mite27
      Mite27 17 June 2013 10: 15
      So it is, killing, and you survive in the war.
      1. Vovka levka
        Vovka levka 17 June 2013 16: 30
        Quote: MITE27
        So it is, killing, and you survive in the war.

        Dead, can't kill.
  2. ed65b
    ed65b 15 June 2013 08: 49
    This is how the kid ran with one grenade through the ruins and cellars because of the mud.ka "Susanin" and also a coward. I survived and thank God.
    1. Rider
      Rider 15 June 2013 10: 05
      Quote: ed65b
      because of the mud.ka "Susanin" is also a coward.

      far from a fact.
      in the confusion the "Polkan" could have considered him dead, and the tank was not made of rubber either.

      but the fact that Susanin, so before the New Year, the spirits of tobliches with the name of the streets took off.
      here and try to navigate in an unfamiliar city for a pack of Belomor.
      1. cartridge
        cartridge 15 June 2013 10: 50
        I agree with you! We have all the masters to blame the bosses, but few people know how to be objective! I am far from thinking that the commander was guided in Grozny as at home.
        By that time, our troops had not been in Chechnya for several years now, there was no one to ask the knowers of the city, and what exactly would you ask? Excuse me, girl, but you won’t tell me where the nearest grenade launcher is located here?
        Among the Russian officers are natives of the Terrible unit, but this does not mean that they all serve in the infantry, and even in the North Caucasian Military District. And before studying this Terrible in that turmoil?
        Most likely, at the last moment they gave him a map without the situation, set the task in general terms and spin as you want ... This was most often the beginning of the first campaign!
        1. Black
          Black 15 June 2013 14: 30
          Quote: cartridge
          I am far from thinking that the commander was guided in Grozny as at home.

          With the capture of Berlin, almost every sergeant had the most detailed. detailed map. In the capital of the Reich, hardly any of them was until April 45.
          1. cartridge
            cartridge 15 June 2013 16: 24
            You invented it in spite of me, dear Chyony!
            Providing cards goes from the level of the platoon commander. If you provide the regimental secret with the whole range of cards with the calculation of their issuance to each sergeant, then they will no longer need Zil-131 or the Urals, but rather Belaz in order to carry these piles of cards.
            I explain to you that even the most warring infantry sergeant, the maximum that is supposed to be from combat graphic documents is just a squad fire card.
            The card is put only to the officer.
            Why isn't the sergeant put a card? I will explain very briefly only a couple of points. The value of the card as a combat document is not in the card itself, but in the situation applied to it. If the sergeants had cards, then in conditions of combined arms combat, some of them would inevitably fall into the hands of the enemy along with the bodies of those killed and would reveal to him information about the location of our troops, about the location of enemy troops, callsigns and map encoding. Even such an insignificant amount of information that is supposed to be put on a work card may well be enough for a savvy adversary to confuse our cards. Sorry for the tautology! )))
            A sergeant with his motorized rifle division is not an independent unit and operates, as a rule, in the main types of combat as part of a platoon under the command and leadership of a platoon commander, who personally determines the course of action for each of the three subordinates subordinate to him.
            The sergeant does not decide on the battle. Only an officer does this. Therefore, sergeants never receive cards. This is if very briefly.
            But the local area plan or settlement plan can be issued to a sergeant, but the situation is not applied to it. The maximum HF will indicate to the sergeant with a pencil point the immediate task of his separation and that’s all.
            This is in the infantry.
            The artillery sergeant in Berlin is also useless. he directs the calculation of guns strictly at the command of his immediate commander, officer and acts as part of a full-time fire platoon under his command. If a separate gun is given for actions in the city to support an infantry company or platoon, then the tasks will be assigned to the commander of the artillery crew by the infantry officer. What goals to hit in the first, and which in the second place will be determined again by the officer.
            A card for an artillery servant is also not needed for this.
            Similarly with the sergeant-commander of the tank. He acts either under the command of his KV or on the instructions of the commander of the infantry company, to which he will be assigned during the battle.
            With regards to Grozny, in December 1994 the troops did not have plans for this city, since no one seriously considered the possibility of intense and prolonged battles in the city. It was hoped that the population would be truly peaceful and prudent. but it turned out how it happened.
            So with all due respect to your position on this forum, in this case you are wrong. Yours faithfully!
            1. Black
              Black 16 June 2013 14: 48
              Quote: cartridge
              You invented it in spite of me, dear Chyony!

              Thank. Interpreted. As if sitting on a bench in the audience. hi

              I did not write to you personally "in spite". And for the "sergeant cards" undoubtedly he hypertrophied. But according to the stories of his grandfather, each assault group had a detailed map of the area. Not every group went with an officer. But not the point.
              I just wanted to say that we learn to fight every time as if anew.

              Military topographers made a great contribution to ensuring the combat operations of the troops. Timely and fully, the military topographic service provided the troops with topographic and special maps, prepared the initial geodetic data for conducting artillery fire, took an active part in deciphering aerial photographs, and determined the coordinates of targets. Only the troops and headquarters of the 1st Belorussian and 1st Ukrainian Fronts were given 6,1 million copies of maps, 15 thousand aerial photographs were decoded, coordinates of about 1,6 thousand reference and artillery networks were determined, and 400 artillery batteries were geodesically linked. In order to ensure the fighting in Berlin by the topographic service of the 1st Belorussian Front, a relief plan of the city was prepared, which turned out to be a great help for the headquarters in the preparation and conduct of the operation.

              That's it. 50 years have passed. They didn’t go along Grozny by map, but by outline.
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            2. dustycat
              dustycat 17 June 2013 16: 20
              It is not enough to have maps; one must still be able to navigate them on the ground.
              War is not staff card games without reference to the terrain.
              By 1945, every shot fighter knew how to tie a map to the area.
              What was not with our staff by 1991.
              It was funny to watch on Zarnitsa 1986 how the staff generals, having decided to "show the class" in three pines, got confused trying to tie the map to the terrain, having such a landmark as a bridge across the Volga, and how 16-year-old boys easily did the same task.
          2. ViPChe
            ViPChe 16 June 2013 08: 09
            Map 1: 100000 in the city - complacency. You won't find nichrome on it, especially in Grozny, where the last shots are dated 74-78. And the blanks or plans of the city were on the fingers of one hand, and they were in the headquarters. the task was received "on fingers", without graphic design, there was nothing on it. To whom it is funny, laugh, but like this
            1. dustycat
              dustycat 17 June 2013 16: 27
              And is there anything that in every city of the USSR there was a situational survey of 1: 500?
              With sidewalks, lawns, houses, nets.
              And one instance - when laying every new pipe, cable, footpath - got into the special department?
              And now this practice is ..
              What prevented them from being distributed to the units ?! "ERA" was in every design bureau and every regiment.
              Forgotten ravines on paper?
        2. Captain Vrungel
          Captain Vrungel 15 June 2013 15: 26
          I, having some military experience, was struck by the words about my commander, by the way, whom I should protect, about my colleagues. He escaped without an order. Threw a guarded face. All of the armored personnel carriers were evacuated by tankers. He remained, alone with a grenade and without weapons. The big question is what really happened with the weapon. Everything was much simpler. The first trouble. Confusion, fear. The instinct of self-preservation and the abandonment of your small unit. To the ass colonel, driver and signalman. I realized that he was not abandoned, but he escaped. And these are two big differences, as we say in Odessa.
          1. Captain Vrungel
            Captain Vrungel 15 June 2013 21: 38
            "... the soldiers of the special department, the Volgograd guys ...". "... I was immediately enrolled in the special department ...".
            He has no idea about the special departments and to whom they belong. There is no doubt that a special department was involved in it after the return. But has anyone ever seen the soldiers of the special department driving around in a tank in the vanguard of battle formations? They are the knights of cloak, pen and paper. "The source said," in short.
      2. vezunchik
        vezunchik 15 June 2013 11: 56
        Well, no one can survive such a dyogog ... Who will answer for the deaths of tens of thousands of our guys? And peaceful - about a hundred thousand died. The Chechens took them out in advance ...
      3. Black
        Black 15 June 2013 14: 26
        Quote: Rider
        here and try to navigate in an unfamiliar city for a pack of Belomor.

        We have idiocy in that war - above the roof ... no communication, no interaction, no intelligence. we start to fight, when we grab it off I don’t want .... We suppress stupidity with courage.
      4. ed65b
        ed65b 15 June 2013 23: 29
        And I did not forget to throw my point in the armor. The kid was abandoned without a barrel. so everything is in a mess and used to write off. The bosses are bad.
    2. zvereok
      zvereok 16 June 2013 16: 51
      I'm not sure that colonel was a coward. Those. maybe he was, maybe he wasn't - he was just sure that the soldier was dead. He will remain on his conscience.
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 15 June 2013 08: 55
    The first battle, it is the hardest. The guardian angel of this guy did not go far from him.
    Good luck, you Rinat!
  4. George
    George 15 June 2013 09: 06
    Thank you for the article.
  5. erased
    erased 15 June 2013 09: 14
    How many times has already been said - because of the bastards of the commanders (some), such heroic soldiers appear. Well done, the guy saved and survived! Such as then pulled the whole war on themselves.
  6. atalef
    atalef 15 June 2013 09: 49
    Yes, the guy had a chance to love all the conscripts of the first Chechen war and most of the officers deserve the medal "For Courage"
  7. Captain45
    Captain45 15 June 2013 10: 30
    Then in 1994 almost the entire Kryazh (Samara training camp) was thrown into Chechnya, but not everyone returned. The guy was lucky. Good luck and happiness to him in life.
  8. individual
    individual 15 June 2013 11: 03
    “Meanwhile, in their native village, Rinat is proudly called the hero of the first Chechen war and retells with satisfaction the circumstances of the feat of their resourceful countryman.”

    How many such nameless warriors. How many soldiers who put their lives to the defense of the motherland. And as many unjustly forgotten and living in poverty and oblivion heroes.
    Thanks to fellow countrymen Rinat Bakirov remembering his courage and duty of a soldier.
  9. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 15 June 2013 12: 13
    Honor and glory! He survived, well done, not bewildered, man! On such both the Army and the Country hold on!
  10. Matt eversmann
    Matt eversmann 15 June 2013 12: 34
    Many thanks to the author of the article. Honor and glory to the Hero! soldier
  11. Sinbad
    Sinbad 15 June 2013 14: 45
    A wonderful article about a real guy - a MAN. Only that is why our "valiant" command did not mark it financially. Or all the worries, like that of "Susanin", to save their own. By the way, I wonder, was that "commander" put under a tribunal? He abandoned his soldier!
    1. atalef
      atalef 15 June 2013 17: 34
      Quote: Sinbad
      A wonderful article about a real guy - a MAN. Only that is why our "valiant" command did not note it financially

      You know, maybe I’m a little divorced from reality (in my department, 80% of veterans of some wars, and 10% of people with disabilities) well, the state should not celebrate heroism if the hero did not become disabled, protecting the homeland is a sacred duty - remained alive and well, well , suffered - Homeland will not forget you.
      But protecting the country as a fact is a sacred duty, an axiom, one does not need to be rewarded for this - it is like air, there is no other.
      It's my opinion .
  12. Avenger711
    Avenger711 15 June 2013 15: 21
    That war is still awaiting trial of those who put our guys there.
  13. KononAV
    KononAV 15 June 2013 15: 54
    There was a terrible war and even more terrible its background, full of tears of betrayal of the death of heroism and so on .......... Thousands of fates thousands of stories
  14. andrey903
    andrey903 15 June 2013 16: 56
    As it all jumped into the tank, there is absolutely no place. It’s hard for a man who is more than average to get into a tank. I didn’t hear what kind of special department I was at the cannery for 2 months. Lost weapons, pretended to be rags, hero
    1. sergey261180
      sergey261180 15 June 2013 17: 07
      Here we were hit. Caught from a grenade launcher in the engine. The armored vehicle stalled, and its rear compartment, where I was sitting, flared up.

      It was possible to get to their "colonel" compartment only on top
      And what kind of APC was that? If the BTR-80 then there seems to be no rear compartment. Then in the story three people jumped into the tank. There is actually a crew there, 3 people, if it's a T-72. Where did they fit there? He sees if he couldn’t raise his head from bullets, and with that henna bullets jumped into the tank and that’s it! In short, the story is a newspaper shnyaga for housewives.
      1. Foamas
        Foamas 15 June 2013 20: 09
        Quote: sergey261180
        And what kind of APC was that?

        Judging by the description, this is BTR-60 (KShM145-Chaika)
        (there is no bulkhead between the compartments, this is a transverse strut with communication equipment, with a certain dexterity and knowledge, you can remove the latches, disconnect the power and push out the 130-station block on the port side, the vacant opening will be enough to go to the front compartment
        (without bronik and pea jacket))
        ps in time it's about 5min, although of course they may not be
  15. andrey903
    andrey903 15 June 2013 17: 02
    There is no place for the three of us to jump into the tank. I have never heard of special departments. The weapon, as I understand it, was lost as a hero with a rag. The military had a map of Grozny for tourists, I saw it myself. Mortars fired without a map, they simply scribbled paper into squares, and what is unknown there
  16. creak
    creak 15 June 2013 17: 51
    Often subordinates have to show heroism when the command is not up to par (a consequence of someone’s gouging, although there are exceptions).
  17. Totenkopff
    Totenkopff 15 June 2013 18: 26
    There were a lot of heroes, but many were forgotten ..... well done warrior, he deserved his award
  18. artgrad
    artgrad 15 June 2013 20: 27
    It's not at all clear what is heroic in this story? Well, the soldier was hiding for a day, so what? If specifically for this, they were awarded a medal, then, of course, excuse the "brave" one here. I understand if he would have used a tower travel guide and mowed at least those 5 chocks ...
    1. Totenkopff
      Totenkopff 15 June 2013 22: 51
      at the end of 94 and the beginning of 95 years there was hell in Grozny, and it was not easy to survive there, their batches were fired at their own, at strangers .. The army was not trained, and they threw everyone into battle, Dudaev’s palace was taken with great strength to sit down in his case a tower machine gun would mean death, but he survived the war and arrived, unlike the 10 thousand killed compatriots, and you sit there and say that there is nothing heroic.
    2. ed65b
      ed65b 15 June 2013 23: 34
      Were you there to measure the heroism of a soldier with your measuring spoon? Sit do not tryndit not know what.
  19. galiullinrasim
    galiullinrasim 15 June 2013 20: 59
  20. krpmlws
    krpmlws 15 June 2013 21: 03
    The fact that a fellow survived, but was awarded undeservedly. He didn't want to fight - his own words. All his aspirations are to survive and that's all. To give a medal "For Courage" only for the fact that a soldier spent a day alone under enemy fire. ..A similar incident happened with my grandfather in the Second World War, he did not receive any reward for this and in his thoughts he had nothing of the kind.
    SERGEYTSIKALUIK 15 June 2013 21: 05
    To win later, you must first survive! In that order !!
  22. IRBIS
    IRBIS 15 June 2013 21: 46
    "Yes, I don't really want to fight either," I answer.

    With this it was necessary to start! A story from the category of soldier's tales, unsuccessful tales. All my platoon soldiers were awarded the medal "For Courage". So they went through Grozny, shell-shocked and burned. And this "hero" got a medal for sitting in the basement. Surviving is good, but rewarding for it .... Then it was necessary to give mine orders, in batches, after each battle.
    1. Totenkopff
      Totenkopff 15 June 2013 22: 54
      And who wanted to fight there? they drove cannon fodder, Grachev shouted that Grozny would take it in 3 days, and that as a result, the guys sold and died, and Chechnya should not be compared with the Second World War, all of them had grandfathers there.
      1. krpmlws
        krpmlws 16 June 2013 08: 06
        It’s really difficult to compare the Chechen and the Great Patriotic War, because the whole of Europe is rushing at you in the Great Patriotic War, millions of soldiers, tanks, artillery, aviation .... Moreover, especially in the initial period of the Great Patriotic War, we did not have much and the situation did not differ much from the first Chechen . In the Great Patriotic War and in the Chechen no one wanted to fight, but some fought heroically, while others simply survived or saved their skin.
  23. ed65b
    ed65b 15 June 2013 23: 41
    Quote: IRBIS

    With this it was necessary to start! A story from the category of soldier's tales, unsuccessful tales. All my platoon soldiers were awarded the medal "For Courage". So they went through Grozny, shell-shocked and burned. And this "hero" got a medal for sitting in the basement. Surviving is good, but rewarding for it .... Then it was necessary to give mine orders, in batches, after each battle.

    Well, what would be better if his head were cut off in captivity or rotted away in the zindan? The first day, the boy survived to his came. Honestly deserved. I think "Susanin" won more medals for himself, and for this episode too.
    1. andrey903
      andrey903 16 June 2013 08: 04
      He took part in the New Year's storm. Solid ruins how to navigate unclear
  24. Argon
    Argon 15 June 2013 23: 43
    The quality of the article (general pocephistic tone) does not allow us to assess the actions of the fighter objectively. Certainly, only not deservedness of the award (again, from the content of the article). I would not judge him harshly, now society has decided on its views on that war, in 94 it was not so unequivocally (before the New Year's storm), the Union recently collapsed, while not who did not consider former fellow citizens "bad guys." And here the Chechens seem to want the same thing (coverage of the topic in the media, a separate question), but they are not given ( I mean, it was quite difficult for an 18-20 year old guy to form his attitude to what was happening, and, accordingly, a line of behavior. It remains to state that the guy in the "shirt was born", to wish him good health and good luck.
  25. Tao
    Tao 16 June 2013 06: 33
    Heroism and all that, it’s nice of course, but for 1 such rinat, 100 ordinary Russian guys who died or were tortured for nothing. That is precisely why the question is - what is the actual fight? Chechnya is a good example of the fact that it is impossible to trust pro-government.
  26. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 16 July 2013 20: 07
    I didn’t understand that the people attacked the kid. In the first battle and without weapons, I was not at a loss. Why not believe that it is out of order, especially more than once climbed into an APC. And about the medal, the article does not say that she was handed over for this case.