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We raised the alarm. Internal troops led to full combat readiness

We raised the alarm. Internal troops led to full combat readiness

From 10 on the morning of September 17, the Internal Troops of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia began to live according to a new routine - they were brought to full alert. It is known that a sudden check of the combat readiness of this structure was carried out by order of the Supreme Commander Vladimir Putin. But the announcement of full combat readiness is associated with large-scale combined-arms exercises.

The press service of the Interior Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia announced that the troops would take part in special exercises "West - 2013". At a time when units and formations of the Ministry of Defense will fight with a conditional enemy, the Internal Troops are entrusted with the tasks of territorial defense. This is a fight against sabotage and reconnaissance groups, terrorist formations and enemy landing forces, taking highly important objects under enhanced protection. Within a day, the organization of interaction with the bodies of military administration, the executive power of the subjects and local self-government should be worked out.

In the Internal Troops - about 180 thousand "bayonets". This is one of the most prepared and combat-ready components of the Armed Forces of Russia. Together with the internal affairs agencies, they participate in the protection of public order, ensuring public safety and a state of emergency, in the fight against terrorism and in ensuring the legal regime of a counterterrorist operation. The troops guard important state facilities and special cargoes, participate in territorial defense, assist the FSB border guards in protecting the State Border.

The structure of the troops includes military units for operational purposes, special motorized military units for the protection of important state facilities and special cargoes, aviation, marine, reconnaissance and special purposes.

The troops are almost professional - on average, military units are staffed by contract servicemen by half, and there are quite a few where over 80 percent. In general, the staffing of the Internal Troops with soldiers and sergeants is 98 percent.

Several years ago, here they passed on to colleagues from the Ministry of Defense their Tanks and large caliber artillery. Such weapons do not meet the challenges facing the Internal Troops today. Now in service mainly light armored vehicles are used - BTR, BMP, BRDM. But they are gradually being replaced by Tigers and armored Urals - there, of course, where it is required. The fact is that BB units often have to operate in settlements and move along busy roads. Army armored vehicles - armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles - are not road users, they must be accompanied by traffic police vehicles. But “Tigers” and “Urals” such support is not required.
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  1. nov_tech.vrn
    nov_tech.vrn 19 September 2013 09: 25 New
    see the changes in the manual and whether there will be changes in the tasks.
    1. albanech
      albanech 19 September 2013 10: 00 New
      Nothing to add! That's right!
  2. Nursultan
    Nursultan 19 September 2013 09: 32 New
    Good luck with the exercises. as they say hard on learning easily in battle
  3. slacker
    slacker 19 September 2013 10: 00 New
    Russian "Vovans" are normal guys. Good luck on the training grounds and victory in battle!
  4. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 19 September 2013 10: 24 New
    In the course of the Zapad-2013 exercise of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, tasks were worked out to combat sabotage groups in the Crimea, the District of Columbia, and the city of Brussels. The illegal armed groups are destroyed, there are no losses. laughing
  5. military
    military 19 September 2013 12: 01 New
    In the Internal Troops - about 180 thousand "bayonets". This is one of the most trained and efficient components of the Russian Armed Forces.

    an interesting passage ... and how long have BBs with their security and punitive mission left the Interior Ministry and become part of the Armed Forces? ...
    1. Kaetani
      Kaetani 19 September 2013 16: 16 New
      In Chechnya, too, punitive ???
      1. ilf
        ilf 19 September 2013 16: 40 New
        Maybe the military is referring to punitive militants
        1. military
          military 20 September 2013 09: 21 New
          Quote: ilf
          Maybe the military is referring to punitive militants

          well ... at least someone correctly understood ... hi
    MIKHAN 19 September 2013 12: 32 New
    The Balts have nausea and vomiting .. Brzezinski has already begun to "love" Russia .. The Swedes remember Peter 1 and even fighters do not lift into the air (useless)))) That's how we live!))
  7. Odonushka
    Odonushka 19 September 2013 13: 20 New
    This exercise is certainly not bad, but VVshniki often go to various events (football, concerts ..) with these exercises it will be hard for some guys to sleep. Yes, and there is a lot of old technology. But sudden anxiety is certainly a must. I hope no one was hurt and the right conclusions will be made.
    MIKHAN 19 September 2013 15: 15 New
    Scary .. panos .. ??? We haven’t destroyed all of your SSs yet ... in the Russian Federation they are tearing and dreaming .. and they are only waiting for an order .. !!!
  9. axpert2008
    axpert2008 19 September 2013 16: 29 New
    Today, 19.09.013. in Europe, the Arctic Challenge aviation military exercises were to begin. Due to the runways that had suddenly become unusable, the exercises had to be canceled. Some European experts are trying absolutely groundlessly to blame the sudden inspection of internal troops in Russia for this. smile
  10. svp67
    svp67 20 September 2013 09: 16 New
    The rear of the active army must be reliably covered and this will be the main task of the Internal Troops, in the event of a "mess" ...
  11. POBEDA
    POBEDA 22 September 2013 12: 14 New
    But interestingly, even in one country of the world there are internal troops for action against their own people? Moreover, it consists of almost 200000 people, with armored vehicles, transport aircraft and attack helicopters .... And? ...
    1. POBEDA
      POBEDA 22 September 2013 12: 24 New
      By the way, almost a MILLION employees serve in the Ministry of Internal Affairs! This is the size of the Russian Armed Forces!