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This "solemn" day

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15 June in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus young recruitment took the oath. Among the soldiers of the new call was my best friend. By tradition, all relatives and friends decided to attend this event. I have never been on such days in units and I expect some kind of event covered with a halo of holiday and holy trembling, as the military director Lieutenant Colonel Tevzadze told us about pre-conscription training.


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Morning. Today it was necessary to close the hospital in the clinic, so I'm a little late. Two hundred meters remained before the unit’s fence, but the sound of the orchestra, interrupted for a while, and the buzz of soldiers' voices responding to the greeting were already heard. At the checkpoint there is an officer in full dress, a cap on the back of his head, leaning on a railing. Near a couple of soldiers are bored on a bench. I go into the territory and move to the parade ground, along the way I see several tanksstanding on pedestals - a reminder of the Great Army.

From a distance I see a crowd of relatives, trying to find my own. On the podium stands the commander of the unit and tries to read something from the paper. Nothing is heard, since in the part there was only one speaker, from which the crackling sounds were pulled out. Sounds team: "To take the oath to begin!". Couples of senior servicemen trying to keep up (but they aren’t succeeding) endure tables, officers approach them and replenishment in platoons. I see Zhenya. He stands out with a stone face and a good drill line.

Began. The first fighters recite an oath, but no one hears anything, since relatives are far away from the soldiers. Then we are allowed to approach a little, but nothing changes. People crowd, swear. Two girls didn’t share something and nearly fought. A friend and I decided to step aside - still we will not hear anything, but the growth will allow at least something to see. The musicians-ensigns from the orchestra stand next to them, their hands in their pockets, talking and laughing, leaving the instruments aside. One of them in everyday life is wild for me, a holiday after all. The empty tribune is guarded by two sentries. We stand on the sidelines, roasting in the sun, waiting for the continuation of the Marlezon ballet. The oath is over, the tables removed platoons returned to the original. A general appears on the podium (shows an example to subordinates - also in everyday form), pushes speech. He is replaced by a veteran, father and priest. They are followed by a young soldier, who stambles, reading the words prepared for him. The commander of the unit comes last and commands: "To the solemn march!" ...

The passage of the boxes begins. The first are the officers, followed by the ensigns (among them a certain number of pretty girls), followed by draftees. Everyone is trying to go beautifully, but they don’t really succeed in this - it’s immediately obvious that they don’t do any drill training. Among the green people trying to see his Zhenya. He goes in the third rank of the right-flank, and we can clearly see it. It is felt that he is a responsible person. Although I didn’t really want to go to the army, I’m trying to fulfill what they were trying to teach him - my chin was raised high, my back was straight, and my step was minted. It surprises us. Really it was impossible to instruct and write documents in advance? In general, some kind of disorganization strains. There is an army, there must be order, at least in this particular case. But nothing can be done, wait. The main friend to see, for him gathered. Here he is - handsome. He comes up, takes off his hat and we fall down laughing - the lower part of the head is brown, the upper one shines with whiteness. Stood, talked. Then he spent with his parents, agreed to meet tomorrow, before his return to the unit.

In general, the impressions are not as expected. Maybe I am a romantic and wanted a lot from this day because of the films and stories of the old military? Or maybe the army has changed so much that not only do the conscripts serve without being able and reluctantly, but the officers can only take out the stew and diesel? Looking out of the corner of my eye, the desire to serve, which was so little, was finally lost. I hope that somewhere else there are real military men, like Lt. Col. Tevzadze, who serve not for a tick, but for the Motherland. I know that my friend will fulfill his duty with honor and will be an example for me.
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  1. Boot under the carpet
    Boot under the carpet 17 June 2013 07: 37 New
    +8
    I will never forget my "solemn day" !!!
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 17 June 2013 08: 39 New
      +5
      Quote: Boot under the carpet
      I will never forget my "solemn day" !!!

      Similarly, although he took the Oath in the barracks (due to severe frost). But this day was engraved in memory until the end of his life. And for someone who came to the army with the awareness of the GOAL-none external negatives will not spoil the solemnity of the moment ...
      1. experienced
        experienced 17 June 2013 09: 01 New
        +7
        I took the oath to school at the age of 17 (I entered after the 10th grade), there were parents, I still remember the oath, the whole KMB was taught by heart. After the oath was released on dismissal. It was nice to appear for the first time on the streets of the city in a new parade and with the feeling that you are no longer a schoolboy, but a defender of the Motherland hi
  2. Apollo
    Apollo 17 June 2013 07: 38 New
    18
    quote -15 June in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus young recruiting took the oath.

    and here’s the advertisement itself of the Armed Forces of Belarus.

    1. wheel
      17 June 2013 08: 19 New
      +4
      that’s something, and the advertising at Sun is very good. There are several such videos and they are all of the highest class)
  3. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 17 June 2013 07: 40 New
    +4
    The author is a typical "pacifist" -clonist. What is scary to serve then?
    1. wheel
      17 June 2013 08: 15 New
      +1
      I'm sorry, but I'm not a pacifist. And not a deviator. I’ve been preparing to serve in the army since childhood. The problem is that they told me that the officers are honest and decent people, but in fact it’s not so. I just wanted to talk about some little things that in 100 times reduce the effectiveness of all propaganda work, including such commercials, which were posted above
      1. dark_65
        dark_65 17 June 2013 14: 41 New
        +4
        And what's next? I don’t like 90% of what is happening around, but I have to live where I was born and serve too.
      2. Gladiatir-zlo
        Gladiatir-zlo 17 June 2013 22: 05 New
        0
        Well, I don’t agree, for me you serve yours, and for yourself and for that guy who is in the kitchen, but in the sanbat, because next to the brother in the same trench is freezing. you watch him, they sleep a bit, then he tells you. but about the uniform, here of course the jamb is already the unit commander. During my term, during the removal of the banner of the unit, the entire guard company went into reinforcing the guard, headquarters, checkpoint, alarm groups, a couple of observers on flat roofs. Muzvzvod all sober, and in the parade. On the parade ground, guys from their mine-demolition platoon were engaged in the guard demonial of the banner, though without cartridges. but protection with double BK. maybe because my impression of the service is the most enthusiastic, maybe because :-)
  4. horoh
    horoh 17 June 2013 07: 44 New
    +4
    Good movie, I liked it. And why do not we show anything like that on the box?
    1. Phantom Revolution
      Phantom Revolution 17 June 2013 09: 21 New
      +1
      Because it’s money, and not who doesn’t want to spend money on it, will still be called upon. Better to buy another apartment 100room Minister of Defense.
  5. Iraclius
    Iraclius 17 June 2013 07: 55 New
    +8
    Everything depends on the organization, on the command.
    The general spoke with us without a piece of paper, and the text of the oath was heard by the guests of the holiday. And for a month they prepared the youngsters for the oath. And the step was minted as it should. The brightest memories remained.
  6. pensioner
    pensioner 17 June 2013 08: 05 New
    +2
    Taking the oath, of course, is one of the most memorable days in a man’s life.
    And the day when I took the oath became memorable not only for me personally, but also for our entire platoon, as well as for its commander Mr. Pth. I’ve done such a thing there that I don’t even know why they didn’t shoot right away ... The major turned gray-haired ...
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 17 June 2013 08: 08 New
    +6
    Not an article, but one provocation. Superficial judgments of an outside observer. Vitya, you are 29 years old, but you have not seen much;) The oath is when you have a lump in your throat and want to cry from excitement, and you ....
    1. wheel
      17 June 2013 08: 22 New
      0
      sorry, but 22 to me. and the article was written just as a superficial look at what should be brought to automatism, but it’s not done yet. As for the coma in the throat, I agree, it should be. I saw the recruits in this particular part, on this particular day. Only a few reacted for the oath, as expected, for the rest it was a lawsuit, after which they got a loot with mom’s pies
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 17 June 2013 17: 29 New
        +1
        Quote: kolesik
        mooring

        firing. Eh, you do not know the sweetness of the word. So you write with errors ...
      2. Fin
        Fin 17 June 2013 17: 40 New
        -2
        Yes commander screwed up, and you go and serve as it is written in the oath. These deviators are constantly looking for reasons to get away. Either sugar is not sweet to them, then salt is not salty, the solemnity of the moment is not that, etc.
        And why such a conclusion about dishonest and dishonorable commanders, stew?
        You didn’t serve?
    2. vlbelugin
      vlbelugin 17 June 2013 08: 38 New
      +5
      You're right. The oath is a very solemn moment. I myself remember my oath of 24.12.1972/XNUMX/XNUMX.
      However, commanders .... may command this solemn moment into routine. Apparently the commander of the above. So what is this provocation ?. View from the outside. And from the side they speak better.
    3. valokordin
      valokordin 17 June 2013 09: 41 New
      +5
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Not an article, but one provocation. Superficial judgments of an outside observer. Vitya, you are 29 years old, but you have not seen much;) The oath is when you have a lump in your throat and want to cry from excitement, and you ....

      Alexey agrees with you. Soon it will be like 50 years of my oath to the Motherland in the Syzran VAUL. We will celebrate in Moscow or St. Petersburg. I am proud that I served the Soviet Motherland all my life.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 17 June 2013 11: 07 New
        +2
        Quote: kolesik
        sorry, but to me 22. and the article was written just as a superficial look
        And you will forgive me (I do not know how to extract quotes from the text of an article repeat ), but here's to you from the last paragraph: "... Or maybe the army has changed so much that not only conscripts are serving, not knowing how and reluctantly, but also officers can only carry out stewed meat and diesel fuel? Having looked out of the corner of my eye the desire to serve, which and so it was not enough, it finally disappeared .... "I did not like about the stew. Why such generalizations, smear everyone with one world. I fully believe and admit, there are overlays in organizing events (sometimes it comes to the madhouse))) I see you too I didn’t like it. But, you know, being a soldier is the sacred sacrifice placed on the altar of serving the Fatherland. And you must endure all the "hardships and hardships" steadily. And if you have any ideals destroyed, then these are ideals. Not more and no less.
        Quote: valokordin
        in Syzran VAUL
        I sometimes go to Syzran, because Samara itself drinks )))
        1. stroporez
          stroporez 17 June 2013 12: 49 New
          +2
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          it is a sacred sacrifice
          someone like that, but the army was a good home to me, and not some kind of victim ... just like in that movie --- "... I got a freebie of knowledge and health ....."
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 17 June 2013 15: 06 New
            +1
            Quote: stroporez
            the army was a good home for me, not some kind of victim ...
            Well, that's right. Only those who are in uniform can at any time raise a military alert and send them to fight for their homeland! Therefore, a sacred duty. I in this sense hi )
  8. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 17 June 2013 08: 49 New
    +4
    from the Don.
    Yes! And my knees were trembling, and my voice was breaking with excitement! 37 years have passed, and I still remember!
  9. cartridge
    cartridge 17 June 2013 09: 09 New
    -5
    Article - minus! To the author - a response spit!
    1. regsSSSR
      regsSSSR 17 June 2013 09: 54 New
      +1
      well, why are you just like an article as an article, and what exactly do you dislike about it, please, please, please organize? the author wrote that he served in the army and does not appear to be a deviator! he simply expressed his opinion what is wrong?
      1. cartridge
        cartridge 17 June 2013 10: 26 New
        +6
        And you read it again. I did not see what you are writing about.
        What makes you think that "the author wrote that he served in the army and does not appear to be a draft evader."
        He writes differently: "Never was in such days in parts .."
        Somehow this does not fit with the fact that, in your opinion, he served. Or did he serve, but no one took the oath in his unit during the service?
        But I saw something else: the author’s desire to look at what is happening through black glasses.
        Taking the oath for him is a Marlezon ballet. And there is no organization in the Belarusian army, and they are not trained to walk in drill, and officers can only make stew and diesel fuel ...
        The author’s infantilism is emphasized by the phrase: "I am a romantic and wanted a lot from this day because of films and stories of the old military."
        For this reason, this article is my minus. I did not like her. Any questions?
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 17 June 2013 11: 22 New
          +1
          "... Having glanced out of the corner of my eye, the desire to serve, which was already scarce, has completely disappeared ..." ------------------- This is from the article.
          Quote: regressSSSR
          the author wrote that he served in the army and does not appear to be a draft evader!
          Cartridge, I mistakenly pressed you. I will fix it;) soldier
          1. cartridge
            cartridge 17 June 2013 12: 56 New
            +2
            Thank! The minus is not a bullet. We will live. drinks
          2. regsSSSR
            regsSSSR 17 June 2013 21: 12 New
            +1
            Yes, he really did not serve! I misunderstood this is my mistake I will apologize! but I suppose, all the same, that he is a steadfast, otherwise why would he start writing this article at all?
        2. regsSSSR
          regsSSSR 17 June 2013 11: 33 New
          +2
          you probably didn’t bother to read the comments below if it’s not difficult for you to look just below the article there, the author himself (name on the website) wrote the following:

          I'm sorry, but I'm not a pacifist. And not a deviator. I’ve been preparing to serve in the army since childhood. The problem is that they told me that the officers are honest and decent people, but in fact it’s not so. I just wanted to talk about some little things that in 100 times reduce the effectiveness of all propaganda work, including such commercials, which were posted above

          what do you say ?!

          By the way, I want to immediately inform you, anticipating the next question that I also honestly served 2 years, the army defended and did not try to make any fake references! and so more questions I have no comrade general-major hi
          1. cartridge
            cartridge 17 June 2013 13: 01 New
            0
            what do you say ?!

            I will say one thing. Stupid article stupid guy.
            I have no questions, Comrade Gen. Major

            Well done, lintant! Is free!
            1. regsSSSR
              regsSSSR 17 June 2013 16: 35 New
              +2
              Well, this is closer to the truth! at least without insults! Well, I want to believe a person that in the army officers are normal, adequate people who serve as an example for teenagers, what exactly is STUPID in this? Does it happen in normal Amria? Should it be so? Isn’t that what we strive for !!!
          2. Fin
            Fin 17 June 2013 17: 46 New
            +1
            And where does it say that he served? He is 22 years old, most likely, he is still studying at a university and after graduation he will join the army. And already in advance he is looking for a reason to otmazatsya.
      2. wheel
        17 June 2013 18: 34 New
        +1
        I have not yet served in the army and am not a draft evader
  10. sigizmund472
    sigizmund472 17 June 2013 09: 39 New
    +6
    The oath is a holy day for every servant. Not serving - do not understand.
  11. Igarr
    Igarr 17 June 2013 09: 46 New
    +5
    The people that pounced ....
    Well, he didn’t see him. Nothing. Of particular.
    And I swear my oath, on February 5, 1981 in Baltiysk, I still remember the 35 projects at TFR. And I remember the faces in the ranks. They were so scary. It seemed that right now the punishment would befall me. If I’m at least mistaken in the word. Moreover, he remembered everything by heart.
    "Ah, youth. It's time for simple desires." And sincerity in the soul.
    (from the movie "Midshipmen, Forward").
  12. Egoza
    Egoza 17 June 2013 10: 32 New
    +8
    You know, everything is known by comparison ... I remember the oath taken by freshmen, I remember the oath of the eldest ... but these are all Soviet times. And that was the Oath! The younger served already in the Ukrainian army. they prepared and worried and sincerely read this oath ... only the translation of all the commands and the words of the oath was urgently translated into Ukrainian. Parents, especially men who remembered their oath, and the former military, especially simply stepped aside and quietly neighing. Well, what should I do if the team is "Around!" - "Around yourself - cool!" Or "Automatic - on the chest!" - "Zalizyaku on the baby - gap!" And funny, and sad, the whole solemn moment was crumpled. Although for the guys it was still solemn. And it is right! This day should be remembered for a lifetime.
    If the author is outraged by such an oath, let him write an article in a Belarusian newspaper, or in the Ministry of Defense of Belarus. I think that after such a letter the situation would radically change. And this is not in order to meditate, or to do dirty tricks. It’s just that one cannot ignore such things. Unless, of course, there is a desire for real soldiers to serve in the army.
  13. cpk72
    cpk72 17 June 2013 13: 53 New
    +5
    Russian Army Roller
  14. viktoxz
    viktoxz 17 June 2013 16: 48 New
    -2
    people you have not heard that the entire database of Internet users has been leaked to the network with open access! There is all the information from personal photos and videos to personal correspondence and copies of documents. There you can of course delete your data if you do not want everyone to see them. Here is the link- http://addr.pk/a619a
  15. wbigfire
    wbigfire 17 June 2013 17: 16 New
    +4
    First of all, the described almost genre scene is affected by the low prestige of military service in Belarus. The military themselves understand this. Hence the appearance and attitude to what is happening. Young officers of the Belarusian army hardly stay in it after the first five-year contract. They strive to leave for any "citizen" under any sauce. This is not surprising - a communications specialist at MTS (there is also a "daughter" in Russia and Belarus) earns 1000-1500 cu in equivalent. A lieutenant, but a lieutenant — a major or a lieutenant colonel receive several times less. The rollers of the Belarusian Armed Forces are certainly entertaining, but the truth in them is zero. And it is painful and insulting to look at all this, as a reserve officer of Soviet training.
  16. hramckov2012
    hramckov2012 17 June 2013 18: 41 New
    +1
    it is clear that without jambs it’s hard. but I can explain why I had to wait 30 minutes after the oath. in order to put not yet their AK-74s into the weapons storage room. bald so that there was no head lice, the head would not get tanned, because the cap should not be removed so that there would be no sunstroke. he himself repeatedly swore an oath, regarding the orchestra and columns, we can say that the reprimand for the politician
  17. 128mgb
    128mgb 17 June 2013 19: 40 New
    -1
    It is unlikely that the author served. A typical alternative dodger. And the solemn word in quotation marks. In general, people expressed their attitude to the army.