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Throw on Kosovo

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Throw on Kosovo

The throw of the Russian paratroop battalion from Bosnia and Herzegovina in Kosovo 11-12 on June 1999 on the Slatina airfield has already become history. New events in the world, no less disturbing, excite people's minds, new problems and open questions need to be resolved. But the participants of the unparalleled march certainly will not erase those unforgettable days and nights from memory.



One of those who walked in front of the peacekeepers was Colonel Sergei PAVLOV, the battalion commander. It was on his shoulders, on the shoulders of his subordinates, that the main burden of preparing and making the 600-kilometer march lay.

Today Sergey Evgenievich Pavlov teaches at the Ryazan Institute of the Airborne Forces. He is the head of the department of daily activities and methods of combat training. It is in this department that future paratrooper commanders are taught how to fight. It is great that Colonel Pavlov helps the experience he gained during the year he went to Yugoslavia. We asked Sergei Evgenievich to tell more about the famous march to Slatina and today we are offering to the attention of the readers of “Brothers” the material prepared by him.

We took to heart what was happening in Yugoslavia. We were worried that we could not influence events, to help the Serbian brothers. Although, I confess, there was a feeling: something extraordinary had to happen. Nevertheless, we continued to carry out the tasks assigned to the Russian peacekeepers-paratroopers, organized the transfer of equipment for the summer operation period, carried out service, were engaged in combat training, prepared for the rotation of personnel. In short, everything went in the usual, planned mode.

On the afternoon of June 10 I was called by the brigade commander and, announcing a possible long distance battalion, ordered the 18 watch to arrive at him.

When I arrived at the brigade headquarters, I received a combat order from the brigade commander, from which I realized that the battalion, as an advanced unit, was to march more than 600 km along the route, which mainly runs through the territory of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and by the morning of June 12 seize the airfield Slatina, in 12 kilometers southwest of Pristina. The battalion was reinforced by part of the means of brigade submission. It was indicated where, when and in which composition the reinforcement means would arrive. Kombrig also gave instructions on issues of support, interaction, management organization and educational work. Battalion readiness for march - 3 June 11 hours. Thus, we had eight hours to prepare, of which three were daylight hours.


Having clarified the task, I concluded that it was necessary to concentrate the main efforts on the training of personnel, equipment, and stocks of material means to make a march over a long distance, moreover at a high rate and across unfamiliar territory. The matter was complicated by the fact that the battalion was stationed in four base areas, part of the reinforcement equipment was at observation posts, moreover, it was necessary to remove one of the fixed observation posts. By phone ZAS, I contacted the battalion chief of staff and ordered what preparatory activities should be carried out immediately.

On the way to the base location of the battalion, I continued to mentally assess the situation. It is clear that we didn’t have the experience of such actions, that the matter is risky and responsible, and there is extremely little time to prepare and perform the task itself. But then he reassured himself: why bother? People are prepared, everyone has experience driving cars in the mountains. Technique serviceable, tested. The unit commanders are skilled people, techies are the masters of all trades.

In the location of the battalion, work on preparing for the upcoming actions was in full swing. Strenuously, and at the same time, the headquarters worked without fuss. Boiled serious work and divisions. By one o'clock in the morning of June 11, the decision to march was made by me and reported to the brigade commander. A combat order was given, interaction and control were organized. Then we with the deputies and heads of services carefully checked the readiness of the subunits for the march, made sure that the attitude of the combat personnel, equipment was prepared, refueled, supplies and ammunition loaded, communication was organized, the personnel knew the task and was ready for action.

At three o'clock in the morning on June 11 I reported to the brigade commander about the readiness for the march. Kombrig listened to me carefully, gave a number of orders. His voice, as usual, was even, confident, but still I felt that the brigade commander was worried, What, I think, to him, what responsibility falls on his shoulders! Himself too restless. The operation is serious, too much at stake.

I didn’t have time to sleep that night, once again I had to figure everything out, think it over, check it out. In 5.00, the call of the ASA device rang. Kombrig ordered to raise the battalion, to make a sixty-kilometer march to the area of ​​concentration as part of the previously mentioned grouping. It is time to act.

Engine engines roared. Last instruction, and at my signal the battalion column began to move. All were focused, but calm, acted without fuss, confidently, everyone knew their task, their own maneuver.

The battalion has gone. Confident, beautiful, powerful. I remembered with gratitude the brigade commander Colonel N. Ignatov - a tough, demanding, who did not let him descend for failures and indulgence in combat training, the chief of staff of the brigade Colonel S. Pivovarov - a combat officer, staff officer to the marrow of the bones, who plagued us with checks day and night, did not recognize in combat training trivia. He remembered all his subordinates - officers, warrant officers, sergeants and soldiers. It is thanks to their labor that the battalion was always combat ready. Without reservation.


In the area of ​​concentration we were already awaited by the senior operative group, Major General V. Rybkin, and the brigade commander, Colonel N. Ignatov. I reported to the general about the arrival, the condition of the battalion and its readiness for action. He listened carefully, asked a series of questions, and then spoke to the battalion. The general emphasized that the task was to be carried out extremely important, he aimed everyone towards full dedication, discipline, diligence, caution.

By the way, Rybkin enjoys great respect in the Airborne Forces. This is an exceptionally competent general, strong-willed, energetic, physically strong (his fingers crunch from his handshake), attentive to people, their problems, never disdain to talk with soldiers, can talk with people intelligibly, with normal human language. And how many people he helped! After the speech of the general, the battalion somehow pulled up, cheered up. It was felt that people believe this man, they will follow him into fire and water. Both during the march itself and in Kosovo, Major General Rybkin carried the greatest burden, both moral and physical. There was no place on the airfield where he personally would have been: at posts, at facilities, in trenches, in secrets. It's amazing how he has so much energy ...

In the area of ​​concentration made some changes in the composition and construction of the battalion column. I had to leave some of the equipment, mainly rear and heavy engineering. This was dictated by the need to make the convoy more mobile, since by that time there had already been reliable information that the advanced units of the NATO troops crossed the border of the FRY. We had to hurry, because we had to overcome a much longer way than they. And the goal with them, and we have one - the airfield Slatina.

It was early morning, rare passers-Serbs, accustomed to our troops, did not pay attention to us, absorbed in their cares. The column went to the outskirts of the city, into the open and ... the race began. It seemed that nothing could stop this colossus in its swift flight — neither mountains nor ruins. Soon they slipped through a small river and found themselves on the territory of Yugoslavia.

In my head one thought - to have time. So far, everything went fine. The equipment did not let down, the commanders worked great, the drivers ... I must say so much about the drivers. Here is who fully showed real courage and the highest professionalism. Agree, to overcome 620 kilometers along the most difficult road, in a terrible heat, with only three short stops, constantly maintaining the speed of 80 km / h and more is worth a lot. But before the march was a sleepless night, someone was on the road, someone was on patrol, someone was on guard. And with all this, not a single prerequisite for an accident ...

Villages and villages woke up, more and more passers-by began to recognize us, and their surprise knew no bounds. Where are the Russians from? Has it really happened? Yes, it happened. Russia again came to the aid of the brotherly people, this long-suffering land. The news of our appearance, apparently, instantly spread throughout the country, as cameramen began to appear, crowds of people applauded us on the streets of cities. Men were happy, women were crying. We had no time for emotion, we were in a hurry. In one breath flew Belgrade. It became more difficult to move further. Roads filled with transport, columns of the Serbian army appeared, leaving Kosovo. The Serbian military barely dropped out of the cabs, greeting our soldiers. We understood their feelings. They left their land against their will. Who knows if they will ever return to Kosovo?

Towards noon, we stopped to refuel equipment. The head of the fuel service, Major V. Maslennikov organized the work with knowledge of the matter. All went in minutes. The crews dismounted, so that people could warm up, check the equipment, exchanged a few words. Major General V. Rybkin called me up and led me to a small man in military uniform. This was Lieutenant-General V. Zavarzin. He asked me about the battalion, about the training of people, about the state of technology, the mood of the personnel. He said that he was instructed to ensure the holding of a battalion in Kosovo, clarified the task. So we met and then for a month together performed the work assigned to us: he is at his level, we are at his. For myself, I concluded: this is an experienced person, literate, exceptionally strong-willed and principled.

Again in a way, forward and only forward. Now everyone knows about our appearance in Yugoslavia. Imagine what a panic has now risen in NATO headquarters, how the face of “our” American commander Kevin Burns was stretched out when the Russian battalion left his nose. For us, there is no way back. Now the one who comes first wins.

We approach Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. Two o'clock in the morning, and on the streets the entire population of the city - from small to large. What started here! I have never seen such glee in my life. Shooting, firecracker blasts, flares in the sky. Crowds on the sidewalks, screams, whistles, camera flashes everywhere, flags, banners. People kneel in front of armored personnel carriers, blocking the way. Youth, like flies, stuck to the technique. My God, what to do? After all, they will not let us through! I give the command to all close the hatches, the movement does not stop. I request the commanders of companies on the radio station. Everyone reports that the situation is tolerable, everything is going fine, there are no laggards. After an hour and a half, we finally get out of Pristina.

Ahead of Kosovo Field. We stop, once again we clarify the task of capturing the airfield, we hear the scouts - and off we go. Here it is, the long-awaited, most crucial moment. The battalion, like a spring, taken from the stopper, takes off and rapidly, from different directions, rushes to the airfield.

Continuously reports of commanders. I listen, briefly give instructions. The companies under the command of Majors V. Kovalev and A. Simakov confidently act. As always, the platoon commander, Senior Lieutenant N. Yatsykov, is a brazen and determined trooper, a paratrooper to the bone. I worry, as if somebody ran into a minefield. We have no schemes for minefields. And mines here apparently invisible. The sappers of Lieutenant Colonel A.Morev are trying their best. The commanders of the company are in a hurry, they have to be held on until aisles are made.

Periodically indiscriminate shooting is heard, mines tears are heard somewhere. The situation is tangled: Serbs are retreating, then fighters of the Kosovo Liberation Army appear in one place or another. Great are the scouts of Major S. Matvienko. I can not imagine how in this darkness, in this mess you can understand and give clear information!

Soon, the first encouraging information arrived: the platoon commander, Senior Lieutenant N. Yatsykov, reported on the seizure of a road junction in the southeast of the airfield. This is a very important success for us, since the OAK fighters are pushing from this direction, the British have to come up from there, now Yatsykov needs to dig into the ground and keep the roads until the others fulfill their task. A company commander, Major A.Simakov, reports - two of his platoons made their way to the runway. Fine! Now it is necessary to develop success and immediately proceed further. Assertively, defiantly and ... very carefully. The voice of Major V. Kovalev bursts into the air - the company reached the specified line, capturing the airport building. Well done Kovalev! And then, one by one, reports are received on the seizure of a fuel depot, a residential campus, an energy supply point, and the blocking of a tunnel ...

Morning is coming. With the dawn we realize how big the airfield is: the runway is 2500 long, meters, taxiways, technical and defensive structures, warehouses, hangars, a huge residential town. Add here a considerable underground part of the airfield. And almost all of it is mined. How to keep this colossus? After all, there are only two hundred of us, and to solve such a task, we need at least a regiment with its own artillery, air defense systems, support units. It means that the load of the whole department falls on each of us. Well, we will hold on.

By five o'clock in the morning 12 June airfield was taken. Now the main task is to gain a foothold, to create a security and defense system. The entire task force, the entire battalion control, leave in different directions, study the terrain, help the unit commanders to select positions, organize their engineering equipment and fire system. The soldiers are falling down from exhaustion, but you have to hold on. The English are about to come, and who knows what is on their minds. You need to be ready for everything.

In the morning 7.30 from the observation post received the first report on the approach of the English column. A little later, Yatsykov reported that the British outposts were trying to break through to the airfield. But our officer will not take fright. I move to the post and see the picture: our BTR-80 stands across the road, blocking the way to the English paratrooper battalion. A little away Yatsykov explains something to the English officer. In addition, on the face of amazement: where did the Russians come from and why are they, the British, not let through? And do not let you pass because you are late, gentlemen. As the ancients said: "Who comes first, he takes the prey." So now we will dictate terms to you.


Later the English brigadier general appears. He was also amazed, although he didn’t give a damn, calm. I report to General V. Rybkin on the situation and accompany the English brigade commander to our headquarters for negotiations. Then higher NATO ranks appeared, and there was no end to the negotiations.

In the meantime, we were doing our job: we studied the airfield, organized a security and defense system. The titanic work was carried out by the chief of staff of the task force, Colonel V. Zarubitsky. He personally examined every knoll, every bush, every hollow, determined hidden approaches, threatened directions, created an effective system of observation and listening, and organized reconnaissance. During the first two or three days, we had already settled down thoroughly at the aerodrome and began to set up everyday life: we set up food stations, equipped a bathhouse, placed property and material resources, fuel and ammunition. Just earned a great rear, led by Colonel A. Rudnev.

Having settled down a bit, we started to restore the airfield, realizing that it should function. Much of the equipment was rendered unusable. Piles of metal, rubble, junk, fragments of rockets and bombs, burned planes were scattered everywhere. The airport building was dilapidated, huge holes gaped in the roof, wires sticking up everywhere, mountains of broken glass and concrete underfoot. But above all these two flags proudly towered - the Russian and the Airborne Forces. It gave us strength, and we worked. All day long. And still waiting for reinforcements. But our former brothers in the social camp did not give the aircraft from Russia a corridor for the passage. And we were left alone. Nevertheless, no one was discouraged, we knew that we had a huge country, they would not abandon us. And there was no time to faint. The NATO troops are full around, the OAK fighters and local partisans, who kept us constantly on sight, provoked us in every way, did not give rest to the night.

Soon we received information: as a result of the negotiations, an agreement was reached that Russia in Kosovo is assigned in each sector by area of ​​responsibility. The status of the Slatina airfield has been determined. It will be international, with a complex control system. Moreover, the main burden of restoring the aerodrome, all its systems fell on the Russian side, and the work was to be completed in the shortest possible time.

And a few days later the joyful news came - the transfer of the main forces from Russia to Kosovo begins. We began to work with even greater zeal to prepare for the placement of the arriving contingent: clearing the rubble in the residential town, setting up tents, equipping dining rooms, preparing storage facilities ... This went on day after day. Affairs was a great deal, and the day seemed so short.

Finally, the long-awaited moment has come - we meet troops from Russia. On the day of taking on 5-6 aircraft. We became more and more, but worries increased. Gradually, they began to replace personnel at their posts and prepare for their return to Bosnia. We accompanied us solemnly. Warm words were said by Lieutenant-General V. Evtukhovich, commander of the Russian forces in Kosovo, a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, officers and soldiers. It was sad to leave new friends, to leave these places ...

We had the great honor, it was shown great confidence. We have completed the task and are proud of it. How things are going in Kosovo, we all know. The whole world community still has a lot to do to return peace to this region. But be that as it may, the process is underway. With the participation of Russia. And there can be no other way.

Photos of Vladimir Nikolaichuk
and from the archive of Sergey Pavlov
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  1. Denis
    Denis 27 September 2013 07: 41 New
    38
    We will be proud of the guys!
    Despite the drunken impotence, panimaesh, the authorities did it. And they did it without noise and dust, without rallies and unnecessary chatter
    1. slacker
      slacker 27 September 2013 08: 44 New
      49
      For all the years after the collapse of the Union, this was the only day when tears of pride came out for me in Russia. Eh, you should have seen how literally they pulled their heads into their shoulders and pressed their ears to all the local Russophobes ...
      Everyone already dreamed about the return of Russian tanks to the streets of Europe ...
      It is unfortunate that Yeltsin did not have the courage to develop success!
      1. Denis_Rossiya
        Denis_Rossiya 27 September 2013 09: 32 New
        17
        And then .... and now I read this article and tears of pride ....
        1. Vovka levka
          Vovka levka 27 September 2013 14: 07 New
          -13
          Quote: Denis_Rossiya
          And then .... and now I read this article and tears of pride ....

          And where is the result? He is not and could not be. Where is Serbia now, where is it striving and where will it be soon? Ask yourself this question.
          From a military point of view, sheer adventure. Of course, the soldiers and officers did well no questions, but they could have put people, would have knocked them out like in a shooting gallery.
          Or forgot the lessons of World War I? Why was the Russian Empire drawn into this war, and how did it end for the empire?
          1. 0255
            0255 27 September 2013 16: 19 New
            +3
            And where is the result? He is not and could not be. Where is Serbia now, where is it striving and where will it be soon? Ask yourself this question ... Or did you forget the lessons of the First World War? Why was the Russian Empire drawn into this war, and how did it end for the empire?

            Lenin and Kerensky would have made their revolutions equally, if Russia had not participated in the First World War.
            And in Yugoslavia, the NATO Allies were afraid of Russia, despite the Yeltsin collapse of the army and the whole country. And if the Russians did not take the airfield, it is not known how many Serbs would have died from the bombing.
            1. Vovka levka
              Vovka levka 27 September 2013 22: 52 New
              +5
              Quote: 0255

              Lenin and Kerensky would have made their revolutions equally, if Russia had not participated in the First World War.

              In 1914, they could not even dream of such a thing. Study history; Lenin has a statement on this subject.
              1. gunnerminer
                gunnerminer 27 September 2013 22: 58 New
                +2
                In 1914, they could not even dream of such a thing. Study history; Lenin has a statement on this subject.




                + 10!
            2. Pamir210
              Pamir210 28 September 2013 22: 27 New
              -3
              Quote: 0255
              in Yugoslavia, the NATO Allies were afraid of Russia

              did they tell you that? or yourself have reached such nonsense?
              1. bif
                bif 5 October 2013 04: 33 New
                0
                After NATO’s aggression on Serbia 1999, one American general visited the military museum in Belgrade.

                General went to one of the museum’s coats, a young retired Serbian officer, and asked a question:
                '' Well, was it difficult to fight the largest and most powerful force in the world? ''

                The officer replied:
                `` I don’t know, we never fought against the Russians. ''
                1. VARCHUN
                  VARCHUN 23 October 2013 18: 01 New
                  0
                  The fellow answered beautifully, but Russia's betrayal of the Serbs in '99 and throwing through ***** Milosovic is a feature of only one people.
            3. VARCHUN
              VARCHUN 23 October 2013 17: 58 New
              0
              Something too late all this happened. It is clear that Russia just threw the Serbo brothers if Russia wanted, she would have done so, but for some reason Alkash did not want to get involved.
          2. Bort radist
            Bort radist 28 September 2013 05: 55 New
            0
            Quote: Vovka Levka
            forgot the lessons of the First World War?

            And we did not forget the first and second world lessons and we remember how it ended.
            You, dear, I want us to remember only the bad!
            PS Kostya Kinchev has words about you
            "My flowers are cotton wool,
            My river is ice.
            My heat is slushy
            Oh, my honey. "
            1. Vovka levka
              Vovka levka 28 September 2013 13: 08 New
              +4
              Quote: Bort Radist
              Quote: Vovka Levka
              forgot the lessons of the First World War?

              And we did not forget the first and second world lessons and we remember how it ended.
              You, dear, I want us to remember only the bad!
              PS Kostya Kinchev has words about you
              "My flowers are cotton wool,
              My river is ice.
              My heat is slushy
              Oh, my honey. "

              Everything must be remembered. And soberly look at life.
              1. Bort radist
                Bort radist 28 September 2013 14: 48 New
                0
                Quote: Vovka Levka
                Everything must be remembered. And soberly look at life.

                Gold words. good
              2. cdrt
                cdrt 28 September 2013 16: 00 New
                +1
                And look at life soberly


                This is not our method. laughing
                And about WWI and how RI got into it without essentially a conflict of interests with Germany and Austria (well, except perhaps in addition to the Slavophil doctrinaire) - a fact.
                About the fact that Lenin even in 1916 was thinking of going to the USA forever, because in Russia nothing shone for him (in his opinion) is also a fact.

                Although the march throw, though pointless, is dashing, that pride really takes laughing - also a fact
      2. washi
        washi 27 September 2013 13: 56 New
        -14
        Quote: Loafer
        For all the years after the collapse of the Union, this was the only day when tears of pride came out for me in Russia. Eh, you should have seen how literally they pulled their heads into their shoulders and pressed their ears to all the local Russophobes ...
        Everyone already dreamed about the return of Russian tanks to the streets of Europe ...
        It is unfortunate that Yeltsin did not have the courage to develop success!

        Sit already and decompose your new homeland, for the good of the old.
        Most of the article is true, the embellished evidence of an eyewitness fulfilling his duties. (Only for this minus (a “hero” was found)
        But there is no IDEA. WHY IT DID. WHO gave the order and why?
        Show off? Show off. Left their positions - left. So, what is next?
        These did not comply with the MO order in 1991. In 1993, the last Council of People's Deputies was shot through.
        And does this still raise Airborne Officers?
        This was one of my reasons for my dismissal from the sun. Betraying once .....
        1. gunnerminer
          gunnerminer 27 September 2013 18: 23 New
          +2
          The commander of the battalion of paratroopers, while standing with a sagging belly, is outwardly dismissed, not pulled up like a son-in-law of Serdyukov Puzikov, a marshal-tractor driver. .None a Russian politician or major military leader can publicly, loudly and clearly explain the political and military necessity of this throw. Besides the stray Secretary General Ivashov.
          1. washi
            washi 3 October 2013 17: 35 New
            0
            Quote: gunnerminer
            The commander of the battalion of paratroopers, while standing with a sagging belly, is outwardly dismissed, not pulled up like a son-in-law of Serdyukov Puzikov, a marshal-tractor driver. .None a Russian politician or major military leader can publicly, loudly and clearly explain the political and military necessity of this throw. Besides the stray Secretary General Ivashov.

            About the belly: and with it you can competently act yourself and apply subordinates. I agree about the rest
        2. gunnerminer
          gunnerminer 27 September 2013 23: 12 New
          +3
          But there is no IDEA. WHY IT DID. WHO gave the order and why?
          Show off? Show off. Left their positions - left. So, what is next?
          These did not comply with the MO order in 1991. In 1993, the last Council of People's Deputies was shot through.
          And does this still raise Airborne Officers?
          This was one of my reasons for my dismissal from the sun. Betraying once .....


          +10! Yes.
          1. chehywed
            chehywed 27 September 2013 23: 20 New
            +5
            Quote: gunnerminer
            This was one of my reasons for my dismissal from the sun. Betraying once ...

            Well, it’s clear that every traitor wants to make excuses ... What ..? Really only once betrayed? And he did the right thing about the dismissal ... Although there is no sin on anyone, otherwise they would have shot.
            1. gunnerminer
              gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 01 New
              +3
              Well, it’s clear that every traitor wants to make excuses ... What ..? Really only once betrayed? And he did the right thing about the dismissal ... Although there is no sin on anyone, otherwise they would have shot.



              Then several waves of contractions of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and the Russian Federation passed. From 1989 to 1998. And all the traitors? An extravagant conclusion.
              1. chehywed
                chehywed 28 September 2013 00: 31 New
                -1
                And what conclusion can there be, after gunnerminer stated that he quit the Army betraying once, because this is your comment
                This was one of my reasons for my dismissal from the sun. Betraying once .....
                ..? .
                1. gunnerminer
                  gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 34 New
                  0
                  what can be the conclusion, after the gunnerminer said that he quit the Army after betraying him once, because this is your comment




                  I quoted a comment I liked. For myself, I personally do not consider any information to be necessary to upload before the Internet.
                  1. chehywed
                    chehywed 28 September 2013 02: 57 New
                    +1
                    Quote: gunnerminer
                    I quoted a comment I liked

                    Well yes, clumsy quoted Vasya.You do everything in your life through ... also clumsily? Be that as it may, God marks the huck. You know the direction, the way !!!
              2. VARCHUN
                VARCHUN 23 October 2013 18: 09 New
                0
                And why not ask the question of who and why, and to what tune did he dance? Yeltsin is pure drunk, and his daughter Dyachenko is a thief like ours Tymoshenko, and what to say then everyone saw and didn’t do anything.
      3. VARCHUN
        VARCHUN 23 October 2013 17: 54 New
        0
        And after the booze he didn’t even understand what happened laughing
    2. hiocraib
      hiocraib 27 September 2013 23: 50 New
      0
      Quote: Denis
      We will be proud of the guys!

      can anyone clearly explain what exactly is proud of here?
      the allies did exactly the same thing a bit later.
      knew about the operation of the allies to "capture" the airfield, why did they have to scatter the show off?
      at the same time, NATO does not consider the capture of the airdrome (on its own) for something heroic ...
      but the Russian military presented itself as a dust bag knocked down ... with such "allies" and enemies are not necessary.
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 03 New
        -1
        can anyone clearly explain what exactly is proud of here?
        the allies did exactly the same thing a bit later.




        They won’t be able to explain it clearly. There will be many emotions, like in elderly bazaar women.
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 28 September 2013 05: 47 New
          +1
          Quote: gunnerminer
          can anyone clearly explain what exactly is proud of here?
          the allies did exactly the same thing a bit later.

          Who are you ALLIES?
          1. hiocraib
            hiocraib 28 September 2013 12: 42 New
            +1
            Quote: Corsair
            Who are you ALLIES?

            allies are those with whom certain agreements are concluded. in this peacekeeping mission, NATO was an ally.

            what "allies" of the Russian peacekeepers - this "feat" showed.
          2. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 28 September 2013 19: 24 New
            0
            Who are you ALLIES?





            And who are you?
            1. Corsair
              Corsair 29 September 2013 05: 32 New
              +1
              Quote: gunnerminer
              And who are you?

              Who are the allies for Russia, even in the 19 century the emperor Alexander III the Liberator prophetically said ...
    3. cdrt
      cdrt 28 September 2013 15: 54 New
      0

      Despite the drunken impotence, panimaesh, the authorities they did it


      I agree about EBN, only he had enough guts to give such an order ...
  2. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 27 September 2013 07: 51 New
    12
    One of the few acts at that time for which it is not a shame.
  3. Horst78
    Horst78 27 September 2013 08: 29 New
    +6
    Glorious work was done, and most importantly, they showed everyone who we are and what to reckon with. good
    1. VARCHUN
      VARCHUN 23 October 2013 18: 11 New
      0
      And that's all
  4. Alexander I
    Alexander I 27 September 2013 08: 57 New
    +6
    Well done! Glory to the Airborne Forces!
    1. washi
      washi 3 October 2013 17: 37 New
      0
      Quote: Alexander I
      Well done! Glory to the Airborne Forces!

      Airborne Well done. But there are no politicians and military leaders
  5. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 27 September 2013 09: 04 New
    16
    Thank you guys! It was that rare day in those filthy years when one could truly be proud of the Motherland.
    1. Denis
      Denis 27 September 2013 11: 49 New
      +5
      Quote: smiths xnumx
      It was that rare day in those filthy years when you could truly be proud of Rodino
      Yeah, dig that fucking fuck up ... and hang
    2. transbiz-ka
      transbiz-ka 27 September 2013 13: 44 New
      +2
      The film is wonderful !!! There are no questions ... But the conclusion is somewhat alarming and overshadows everything seen. There must be good reason for such a result. Do they have ..?
    3. Corsair
      Corsair 27 September 2013 13: 46 New
      0
      Quote: smiths xnumx
      Thank you guys!

      I apologize for (-), "poked" the wrong way. In your next comment I will correct what
    4. smile
      smile 27 September 2013 14: 04 New
      +4
      smiths xnumx
      Greetings! As always, you post either an exhaustive comment or an informative video. Thank.
      The epigraph is appropriate for the first half of the video - “It happens where democracy comes” ... and then ... you look at these insanely happy faces of the Pristina Serbs, and catch yourself thinking how many of them could survive? .... what did they feel then, when their own government passed them ... when we left, being powerless to stop almost the genocide committed by the cannibals led by Tachi-president and part-time, a merchant of organs cut from Serbs ..
      1. smiths xnumx
        smiths xnumx 27 September 2013 15: 55 New
        +3
        Volodya, and since when, you began to dignify me. You yourself know that you and Den on the site are my best friends. drinks Gd will give you a live see you, overturn a glass of tea.
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 28 September 2013 05: 44 New
          +1
          Compensate involuntary (-)
  6. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 27 September 2013 09: 13 New
    +6
    from the Don.
    Legendary campaign! I will always remember! Well done guys !!!
  7. smersh70
    smersh70 27 September 2013 10: 08 New
    +3
    .... here one comrade, a participant in that raid, a couple of months ago expressed an interesting version of those events ... the rpavda then did not open it extensively ... maybe now he will come here and tell about those events ..... hi
  8. Klim podkova
    Klim podkova 27 September 2013 10: 15 New
    +8
    But the mediocre politicians in the end are about ... whether the results of a brilliant military operation.
    1. chehywed
      chehywed 27 September 2013 10: 58 New
      +6
      Quote: Klim Podkova
      about ... whether the results of a brilliant military operation

      By the way, no, in Kosovo, Russia was not allocated a special sector for fear of NATO that this would lead to the actual division of the region. The Russian Federation, disposing of the only airport in the region, was able to dictate its position to NATO, which ultimately led to the fact that NATO allocated the Russian peacekeeping forces zones of responsibility, including under the control of Russia the airport "Slatina" remained.
      1. washi
        washi 27 September 2013 14: 04 New
        -1
        What's the point? What is the outcome? Serbia was bombed, the leadership of Serbia in the EU, production was bought by the EU, Kosovo - the EU recognized, Orthodox churches were destroyed, residents were allowed to go to organs.
        Where is the honor and glory of the Airborne Forces?
        Maybe in this operation - shame and humiliation?
        1. chehywed
          chehywed 27 September 2013 15: 52 New
          +3
          Quote: Vasya
          .
          Where is the honor and glory of the Airborne Forces?
          Maybe in this operation - shame and humiliation?

          Liberals then shouted about shame. Mol Russia is no longer capable of anything. But they count chickens in the fall.
          Here's what I found on the topic.
          First contact with NATO. The Russians took the airfield at four in the morning. And by dinner, the British appeared.
          “They were literally stunned to see us. And they didn’t even hide it. ”
          "Anger was read in their eyes, but they behaved correctly."
          “Our armored personnel carrier stood across the road. The Englishman is trying to go round on the right - the armored personnel carrier is passing to the right. The one to the left - and ours to the left. ”
          Among the episodes of the confrontation, the monologue of the Russian paratrooper soldier became final. He jumped off the armor with a grenade launcher at the ready and shouted to the English tankman: “You have an order and I have an order! If you snoop around, I’m so yeah ...! ”After which the tank turned and departed in the opposite direction.
          The British were invited to stand outside the airport.
          There they were right up to the political decision on the presence of NATO in Slatina.

          If it came to the "fried" they would have dared in 10-15 minutes. And they knew that. In my subjective opinion, the landing party has something to be proud of.
          A quote from here:
          http://zaputnoe.blogspot.ru/2013/09/12-1999.html
          1. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 16 New
            -2
            Among the episodes of the confrontation, the monologue of the Russian paratrooper soldier became final. He jumped off the armor with a grenade launcher at the ready and shouted to the English tankman: “You have an order and I have an order!” If you snoop, I’m so so ...! ” Then the tank turned around and departed in the opposite direction.



            Pitiful agitation. Does the Airborne Forces command speak spoken English? Does the British soldier understand spoken profanity? Was there no officer nearby? Did the soldiers communicate uncontrollably? A lie.
            1. Russ69
              Russ69 28 September 2013 00: 44 New
              +5
              Quote: gunnerminer
              Pitiful agitation. Does the Airborne Forces command speak spoken English? Does the British soldier understand spoken profanity? Was there no officer nearby? Did the soldiers communicate uncontrollably? A lie.

              Why agitation, this case has been discussed for a long time. Just in different interpretations, the main thing remained only the fighter with a grenade launcher, who stood in front of the tank.
              But here you don’t need to understand the language ...
              1. gunnerminer
                gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 52 New
                -7
                Why agitation, this case has been discussed for a long time. Just in different interpretations, the main thing remained only the fighter with a grenade launcher, who stood in front of the tank.
                But here you don’t need to understand the language ...




                Yeah. The fighter himself decided to move with a grenade launcher to a foreign tank. And at the same time he started to hold a meeting there. Discipline is like in a bad agricultural cartel.
                1. Russ69
                  Russ69 28 September 2013 01: 18 New
                  +4
                  Quote: gunnerminer
                  Yeah. The fighter himself decided to move with a grenade launcher to a foreign tank. And at the same time he started to hold a meeting there. Discipline is like in a bad agricultural cartel.

                  Why he jumped, there was an order "Do not let anyone go." No automatic machine against the tank to expose ... smile
                  Do not look at the case, exclusively from one angle ...
            2. chehywed
              chehywed 28 September 2013 01: 00 New
              +1
              gunnerminer
              , Private Airborne Forces owns a conversational Russian reinforced grenade launcher. It reaches everyone. I've tried to argue with you and made a mistake. There are a lot of Kazakhs on the site, but for some reason this little Russian victory is rooting for you. Please follow the link http: // natribu.org/ or by coordinates: 14 ° 24′28 ″ y. w. 71 ° 18′00 ″ s. d
              Have a nice trip.
              1. gunnerminer
                gunnerminer 28 September 2013 01: 05 New
                -2
                , Private Airborne Forces owns a conversational Russian reinforced grenade launcher. It reaches everyone. I've tried to argue with you and made a mistake. There are a lot of Kazakhs on the site, but for some reason this little Russian victory is rooting for you. Please follow the link http: // natribu.org/ or by coordinates: 14 ° 24′28 ″ y. w. 71 ° 18′00 ″ s. d
                Have a nice trip.


                You are weak, especially in hanging agitation noodles. I help gullible people to shake it off.
          2. Jogan-xnumx
            Jogan-xnumx 29 September 2013 21: 19 New
            +1
            If it came to the "fried" they would have dared in 10-15 minutes.

            Who knows, who knows how much they would dare ... no And how many “sweepers” the guys would bring with them ... I don’t think that the boys were sent there right after the KMB. what Yes, and somehow I did not notice shyness behind the landing, and a skilled battle in defense oh, as sometimes it comes out sideways ...
      2. washi
        washi 3 October 2013 17: 40 New
        0
        Quote: chehywed
        Quote: Klim Podkova
        about ... whether the results of a brilliant military operation

        By the way, no, in Kosovo, Russia was not allocated a special sector for fear of NATO that this would lead to the actual division of the region. The Russian Federation, disposing of the only airport in the region, was able to dictate its position to NATO, which ultimately led to the fact that NATO allocated the Russian peacekeeping forces zones of responsibility, including under the control of Russia the airport "Slatina" remained.

        And where is it?
        Show off and wound.
        There is a film "special forces". The start of one of the series takes place in Serbia. I have no further words
  9. Bort radist
    Bort radist 27 September 2013 10: 23 New
    +5
    This is the Russian fighting spirit. Neither technology nor tablets can achieve it.
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    1. evgenm55
      evgenm55 27 September 2013 13: 10 New
      -4
      And the faster - the better for the country, otherwise it seems they are surrendering us quietly ....
    2. smile
      smile 27 September 2013 14: 15 New
      13
      Sergey Medvedev
      Let's-let's-arrange a small and victorious civil war-at once everyone in Russia will feel better ... well, and since you personally are unlikely to get to the Kremlin for completely objective reasons - come to the local administration building, shoot the cop that guards the entrance, and then you’ll still have time to shoot patriotically at the secretaries and visitors rushing around in the lobby, maybe which deputy will turn up ... yes, do not forget about the guard in the wardrobe, she also serves Putin’s anti-people regime .... your heroism will undoubtedly benefit the Motherland .. .on the kind will certainly thank you ...
      What did the krovushki want? Are you a vampire? Or unable to understand what such appeals lead to?
      1. Corsair
        Corsair 27 September 2013 14: 26 New
        +2
        Quote: smile
        What did the krovushki want? Are you a vampire? Or unable to understand what such causes lead to?

        Using the notorious Breivik as a common name, and without going into a deep analysis of his actions, and the reasons for prompting him to do so, I want to note that a sufficiently large number of our fellow citizens excite his "laurels" in the brain.
        And this is a symptom of the disease of society, and it must be eliminated, if necessary, with hot iron ...
        1. chehywed
          chehywed 27 September 2013 20: 00 New
          +4
          I apologize to everyone, for the comment is not in the subject. Sergey Medvedev.For the call to go to the Kremlin with him (+ 4), and y evgenm55 for his support (-3). I am against the "campaign to the Kremlin" and put a minus Medvedev(nothing personal) because I believe that Russia chose the limit on the revolution in the twentieth century. But! Did it seem strange to me alone?
          1. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 27 September 2013 20: 04 New
            0
            I apologize to everyone for not commenting on the subject. In the subject, Sergey Medvedev commented on the call. For the call to the Kremlin he has (+4) and evgenm55 for his support (-3). I am against the “trip to the Kremlin” and set minus to Medvedev, because I believe that Russia chose the limit on the revolution in the twentieth century. But! Did it seem strange to me alone?



            Revolutionary situations and conditions for revolutions are created by the military-political leadership in the state itself. From time to time they are only a little push in the right direction. And can anyone set or dismantle the limits of revolutions?
            1. chehywed
              chehywed 27 September 2013 20: 29 New
              0
              gunnerminer
              I'm not talking about revolution, this is a topic worthy of a separate article. I mean that for one and the same they “kissed” and “kicked” the other. People put pressure on “+” and “-” without thinking about the topic “why on their own?”
              1. smile
                smile 28 September 2013 00: 08 New
                +1
                chehywed
                No, it’s just that people who read the article and comments appreciated and went further. The materials on the site are sea. You understand that no one is able to control the appearance of a new comment and evaluate it ... I won’t even have time to read all the articles that interest me, not that it’s physically impossible to evaluate all the comments and answer all those with whom I disagree. ..
            2. smile
              smile 28 September 2013 00: 03 New
              +2
              gunnermine
              revolutionary situations can be created anywhere - this is an elementary question of the amount of resources that you can spend. Technologies have been worked out for a long time.
          2. smile
            smile 28 September 2013 00: 01 New
            +1
            chehywed
            Hi colleague!
            Everything is simple. Hover the cursor arrow over a number - you will see, sk, only for. how much it’s against ... just the comments, due to different times, were read and appreciated by a different number of people ... That's all business ... :))) And you + :)))
            1. chehywed
              chehywed 28 September 2013 00: 23 New
              +1
              Quote: smile
              And you + :)

              smile,good evening. Behind the “+” Velmé ... laughingIt’s not clear, because for the same thing !!!
              1. smile
                smile 28 September 2013 01: 13 New
                +2
                chehywed
                Sam good night :)))
                And what surprises you is that fewer people just read the second one, and less than those who, without reasoning, put the pluses, focusing on populist slogans ... all business. Those who praised the first have not returned.

                And I understand perfectly well, like you, that the pluses are pleasant, but, in fact, they do not matter ... it's just an indicator of whether you were able to convince people or not ... and that is not too accurate :)) ) because one convinced is more important than a dozen of those who are already a supporter of those ideas that you uphold .... :))) Therefore, with a light soul, I say nothing! :)))
                1. chehywed
                  chehywed 28 September 2013 01: 38 New
                  0
                  Quote: smile
                  Sam good night :)))

                  I'm reading good night laughing Here you cut me to pieces, but I'm already stopudo sure that hell can anyone convince (well, except that sometimes you raise your paws and self-scalp laughing)
    3. Ruslan_F38
      Ruslan_F38 27 September 2013 21: 04 New
      +5
      Quote: Sergey Medvedev
      The legendary throw in Kosovo will always be proud. It is only a pity that the political leadership constantly surrenders to us. They surrendered Afghanistan, surrendered Serbia, surrendered Chechnya.


      Tough, but fair.

      In order for this disgusting to stop it's time to throw at the Kremlin.


      But this is superfluous. The revolution of Russia is not needed. But you also need to understand that the limit of citizens' confidence in the current government is close to zero and there are more and more people offering to "go to the Kremlin." And blaming them for this, and even more so stigmatizing unfairly.
    4. cdrt
      cdrt 28 September 2013 16: 11 New
      -1
      Your actions are very similar to the composition of Article 280 of Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Public calls for a violent change in the constitutional system of the Russian Federation" ...

      Or turn on the brains themselves, or it’s time for the moderators to take a closer look
  11. Old_kapitan
    Old_kapitan 27 September 2013 11: 37 New
    +3
    Glory to the Russian soldiers! I once read a note by a Western journalist how a Russian paratrooper came out to breathe fresh air in a bronzer, but without a helmet. Rhrenel not only he, but NATO’s peacekeepers. They’re not something that they don’t know how to fight without helmets, without dry closets.
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 27 September 2013 20: 48 New
      -4
      They’re not something that they don’t know how to fight without helmets, without dry closets.




      Yes, yes. They have cardboard tanks, guns of oil. They will throw all of them with hats. On their land, we will defeat them with little blood. Slogans are famous.
      1. Bort radist
        Bort radist 28 September 2013 06: 08 New
        +2
        Quote: gunnerminer
        Yes, yes. They have cardboard tanks, oil guns.

        The advantage in technology itself, but they did not touch Syria, and they signed an agreement on liquidation. Because they remember the lessons of Pristina.
        1. gunnerminer
          gunnerminer 28 September 2013 19: 29 New
          0
          The advantage in technology itself, but they did not touch Syria, and they signed an agreement on liquidation. Because they remember the lessons of Pristina.





          In Syria, the fighting does not stop even for a minute. Why should the coalition command risk the lives of their military personnel who are ready to fight with the Assad units? How was it - they did not touch Syria - when the fighting goes on in the suburbs of Damascus. The raids took place in January, May, July.
    2. cdrt
      cdrt 28 September 2013 16: 26 New
      +4
      They’re not something that they don’t know how to fight without helmets, without dry closets.

      You tell this 22nd regiment SAS - then they will be surprised laughing
      Or the same paratroopers that were in Kosovo.
      Their units participated in the battles at the Volklands, and before that, near Arnhem, in Normadia, in Italy ... i.e. glorified by feats, as though not less than ours, and maybe more ...
      It seems to me that you have mixed up love for your country (in your case, for a foreign country) with ignorance and propaganda cliches.
  12. Ihrek
    Ihrek 27 September 2013 11: 43 New
    12
    Perhaps this is the only bright memory for those gloomy Yeltsin 90s.
    1. German
      German 27 September 2013 13: 01 New
      0
      what h (m) blow minusanul? after all correctly said! I set +
      1. smile
        smile 27 September 2013 14: 17 New
        +2
        German
        And some swampy liberal who minded to overthrow the regime and return to that blessed time for them minus. Fix it! :)))
  13. Rusi dolaze
    Rusi dolaze 27 September 2013 12: 54 New
    +6
    Brothers Serbs! We will be back soon, Rusi dolaze!
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 28 September 2013 16: 29 New
      +1
      Brothers Serbs! We will be back soon, Rusi dolaze!

      We may return, but the brothers will already leave for the EU, or even for NATO.
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 28 September 2013 19: 31 New
        +1
        We may return, but the brothers will already leave for the EU, or even for NATO.




        In both organizations. NATO will definitely leave, out of a sense of gratitude.
  14. Prometey
    Prometey 27 September 2013 12: 59 New
    10
    But still, what a huge risk it was. After all, the English General Jackson, upon encountering a Russian checkpoint at the airport, received a direct order to seize the airport and refused to carry out this order, in fact sending General Clark to understandable where. If, instead of Jackson, an English column were commanded by a less friendly warrior's head, then a full-scale war would actually begin.
    1. washi
      washi 27 September 2013 15: 52 New
      0
      Quote: Prometey
      But still, what a huge risk it was. After all, the English General Jackson, upon encountering a Russian checkpoint at the airport, received a direct order to seize the airport and refused to carry out this order, in fact sending General Clark to understandable where. If, instead of Jackson, an English column were commanded by a less friendly warrior's head, then a full-scale war would actually begin.

      What kind of war?
      Temporary tactical successes and strategic victory?
      Which Serb remembers this?
      SHOW, WHICH ALLOWED TO MAKE US AMERA.
      If you stayed and PROTECTED REALLY.
      I am ashamed of this evidence.
      1. Ihrek
        Ihrek 27 September 2013 16: 20 New
        +1
        At least some success than a constant concession in everything.
      2. Setrac
        Setrac 27 September 2013 23: 02 New
        +3
        Quote: Vasya
        SHOW, WHICH ALLOWED TO MAKE US AMERA.
        If you stayed and PROTECTED REALLY.
        I am ashamed of this evidence.

        Yeah, let the Russian paratroopers die, and the Serbs will meet them with flowers! It was not the Russians who lost that war.
    2. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx 27 September 2013 16: 00 New
      0
      Quote: Prometey
      it would actually start a full-scale war.

      Or maybe it would have been better. The war would have quickly put everything in its place. The risk is of course enormous, but as they say - "either pan or disappeared"
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 28 September 2013 16: 32 New
        0
        Or maybe it would have been better. The war would have quickly put everything in its place. The risk is of course enormous, but as they say - "either pan or disappeared"


        I already wrote today in the comments to another article “Yeah, fools are 100 years old in Russia” (c) Features of national fishing.
        Folk wisdom strongly disagrees with you.
        Any bad world is better than the best war.
        1. velikoros-xnumx
          velikoros-xnumx 29 September 2013 10: 29 New
          0
          Quote: cdrt
          I already wrote today in the comments to another article "Yeah, in Russia fools are 100 years old

          Do not switch to insults. Everyone has the right to an opinion.
          Quote: cdrt
          Any bad world is better than the best war.

          Strictly following this generally simple and correct thought, you can go far. Maybe you should throw a white flag in June 1941 ???
          A person does not have extra parts of the body, but sometimes in order to save life, you have to remove something, it is painful, but necessary. I did not claim that in that situation this would be the best solution, but merely expressed a purely speculative doubt.
  15. Admiral 013
    Admiral 013 27 September 2013 13: 39 New
    +5
    From this page of history, the famous nickname pend.osy has stuck to the Americans! For their cowardice. And of course, our paratroopers so called them! Well done boys! No one but you would do that!
  16. Wii
    Wii 27 September 2013 13: 41 New
    13
    This is not the only bright memory for those gloomy Yeltsin years. I also remember how in 92 the Russian paratroopers entered the city of Bender on BMDs and with what gratitude the Bendermen met them. And I remember because I saw it all myself.
  17. Zomanus
    Zomanus 27 September 2013 13: 55 New
    +4
    Yes, this remains for centuries. Personnel as during release during the Second World War. I still remember the surname Zavarzin.
  18. chushoj
    chushoj 27 September 2013 14: 44 New
    -5
    I would like to believe that this shameful page of the Russian army will be the last.
  19. wrangel
    wrangel 27 September 2013 17: 15 New
    +8
    At that moment (throwing to Pristina) he was in Germany. The Germans (the real ones are not Turks and our "former" ones) were really afraid of a new War- "Russian tanks are coming!", Apparently the genetic memory of the spring of 1945 is strong!
  20. GVARDEETS
    GVARDEETS 27 September 2013 18: 12 New
    +7
    Many thanks to the Guard Colonel Pavlov as a teacher of the RVVDKU and as a good person who sent us cadets along the right path for future officers! soldier hi
  21. GUSAR
    GUSAR 27 September 2013 18: 18 New
    +6
    I remember these events very well, this operation was an extravaganza, a breath of fresh air, everyone thought at last, but then ... Serbs also thought that Russia would protect them and many did not leave Kosovo, it would be better if they left God immediately - We would have survived what the Albanian u.b.lu.d.k. did to the remaining Serbs and I think there is no need to tell. Our contingent was withdrawn in 2003, and who was in power in 2003? Well, certainly not Yeltsin ...
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 28 September 2013 01: 34 New
      +1
      Quote: GUSAR
      Our contingent was withdrawn in 2003, and who was in power in 2003? Well, certainly not Yeltsin ...

      The contingent was withdrawn, not at the request of the GDP, but by decision of the UN and the leadership of Serbia, under pressure from the West. And then not only our units were deduced.
    2. cdrt
      cdrt 28 September 2013 16: 39 New
      +1
      Serbs also thought that Russia would protect them

      The Serbs have the same national infantilism of some kind.
      RI was not involved in the WWI because of what, protecting the Serbian terrorists.
      In the course of the Yugoslav wars - again, Russia fit in with the Serbs who had skittered before that ...
      Russia has only its own interests, since there are traditionally only 2 allies (although today it may wink - The Air Force appeared), then ... it’s time for the Serbs to somehow grow out of short pants, accustoming themselves to solving their problems on their own.

      By the way - in my opinion, Serbia did not enter into any war for the interests of Russia (when they fought together, Russia rather fought for the Serbs, and the Serbs for themselves).
  22. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 27 September 2013 18: 21 New
    -4
    The commander of the battalion of paratroopers, while standing with a sagging belly, is outwardly dismissed, not pulled up like a son-in-law of Serdyukov Puzikov, a marshal-tractor driver. .None a Russian politician or major military leader can publicly, loudly and clearly explain the political and military necessity of this throw. Besides the stray Secretary General Ivashov.
    1. smile
      smile 28 September 2013 00: 32 New
      +7
      gunnerminer
      The funny thing is that, according to a friend of ours, seconded to ours in Slatine (later) as an interpreter :))) our landing made these youthful in all the numerous competitions that were organized among the KFOR forces, as I wanted, mainly in profile competitions (I hope , you know what I mean), including uncles with belly-officers were also involved ... you can’t imagine how much our potential friends respected our landing, they were shocked by the preparation of our ....
      I forgot the name of the commander of our group, which belongs to the famous speech, the essence of which is this, at the construction he said: So it means. I don’t ... dos complain that you don’t call them dos! So it is. If again, someone p ... dosov p ... dosami call, I personally .... then everything is standard .... :)))
      He was indignant at the fact that our cunning assault changed different badges, passing them for orders for Chechnya, buttons and other rubbish on their bayonet-knives, watches, uniforms and even pistols .... again NATO political workers complained and the commander tried to restrain his eagles ... well aware that the eagle-bird is free-looking, it was ...:))) ...
      while Sashka was alive, I believed him as myself, therefore, my colleague, I believe that this is true. And you would do less self-derogation, this is a bad thing, chesslovo :)))
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 42 New
        -3
        The funny thing is that, according to a friend who was seconded to ours in Slatine (later) as a translator :))) our landing made these youthful in all the numerous competitions,



        Agitation: In the words of a friend; In the words of a talker of a translator, not a combat officer. I do not consider translators to be military personnel. They hold personal weapons like a bottle of vodka. It’s unlikely that Russian paratroopers in some elements of personal training were superior to NATO military personnel. The uselessness of the Slatin adventure, disregard for the fate of the nation-military youth, which was thrown without meaning and military-political calculation in front of the NATO columns, is discussed. You don’t hang noodles for me in the competitions of fat-armed officers. I know the story about the word, you perverted it. The NATO troops were loyal to the Russian paratrooper, kindly. As soon as they heard this insulting nickname and learned its translation, the attitude changed. Lie a little, even from other people's words. I apologize, did not want to teach or somehow hook.
        1. Russ69
          Russ69 28 September 2013 01: 37 New
          +3
          Quote: gunnerminer
          As soon as they heard this insulting nickname and learned its translation, the attitude changed.

          That sounded, the main phrase; "Guilty, of course, Russian" .... smile
        2. smile
          smile 28 September 2013 02: 03 New
          +3
          gunnerminer
          So it is. Sasha graduated from Kiev VOKU. managed to serve in the GDR as the commander of a motorized rifle platoon, then in Kaliningrad in the 1st Guards of the Moscow-Minsk Order of Lenin, the Red Banner, orders of Suvorov, Kutuzov of the 2nd degree of the motorized rifle division company commander. From there I went ... to another place of service, which fully realized his profile German and the specialization obtained while studying at KVOKU (take an interest in this school) is further uninteresting ...
          6 business trips to the Czech Republic in two wars ... you don’t have enough brains for that. to understand where the military translation officer serves?
          Sasha died in an accident in Moscow, getting to the place of study ...
          And speaking with you, honestly, is disgusting.
          Your pearl that the NATO began to treat us badly as soon as they learned. what our word was called Americans characterizes you sufficiently. I can only attribute it to your poor mind-Germans, for example, they themselves despised ... and mutually ...
          I can’t recommend you what you really deserve — moderators will beat .... but you’re simply unworthy of other words ... Goodbye.
          1. chehywed
            chehywed 28 September 2013 02: 22 New
            +5
            Quote: smile
            I can’t recommend you what you really deserve — the moderators will beat .... but you’re simply unworthy of other words ...

            smile, don’t worry, the coordinates have already been given to him and the moderators will not touch laughing
            1. smile
              smile 28 September 2013 03: 08 New
              +3
              chehywed
              You know, I’m really angry ... well, since you say that, since target designation and the place where to go are issued, I’m calm ... I believe you ... :)))
              1. chehywed
                chehywed 28 September 2013 03: 23 New
                +2
                Quote: smile
                since the target designation and the place where to go are issued, I’m calm ... I believe you

                Why should I lie? I also contemplated ...
                Quote: chehywed
                Please go to http://natribu.org/ or the coordinates: 14 ° 24′28 ″ y. w. 71 ° 18′00 ″ s. d

                Don’t drop it yourself, TAM is all very specific. laughing
                1. gunnerminer
                  gunnerminer 28 September 2013 19: 37 New
                  -1
                  Why should I lie? I also contemplated ...





                  You have an exhausted nervous system. Lack of composure. Military topics are difficult for you to tolerate.
          2. Corsair
            Corsair 28 September 2013 05: 38 New
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            Quote: smile
            I can’t recommend you what you really deserve — moderators will beat .... but you’re simply unworthy of other words ... Goodbye.

            Peasant's answer good
          3. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 28 September 2013 19: 34 New
            -1
            And speaking with you, honestly, is disgusting.




            No one forced you to sentence or by force try to hang noodles about Sasha from KVOKU.
    2. Bort radist
      Bort radist 28 September 2013 06: 17 New
      +5
      Quote: gunnerminer
      , but stands with a sagging belly, outwardly dissolved,

      And you look at the fights of heavyweights, they often do facturized and smart ones at a time. You look into the eyes of such people. Churchill, at one time understood everything and gave advice to others for centuries.
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 28 September 2013 19: 39 New
        0
        And you look at the fights of heavyweights, they often do facturized and smart ones at a time. You look into the eyes of such people. Churchill, at one time understood everything and gave advice to others for centuries.




        The paratrooper outwardly should be youthful and fit. Moreover, wearing the shoulder straps of a senior officer. This paunch looks like a market kebabchi. There is not enough towel over his shoulder.
    3. washi
      washi 3 October 2013 17: 47 New
      0
      Copying expressions, without reference to the original, is not beautiful. I will not demand copyright protection, but minusut, with subsequent theft, I will not forget.
  23. Snoop
    Snoop 27 September 2013 18: 23 New
    +4
    Soldiers and officers well done, I agree. But here’s the leadership of the country ... maybe Yeltsin did it so that the people didn’t stink too much, they say we are helping the fraternal people, showing off. And the result is what it is.
    1. Klim podkova
      Klim podkova 27 September 2013 19: 42 New
      +4
      I honestly doubt that Yeltsin had anything to do with this operation. It seems to me that this shot is a private initiative of some military who were not afraid to make responsible decisions. And EBN just stuck to victory. If the paratroopers did not reach the airfield, he would be the first to unscrew the head of the initiator of the operation to the joy of the Western and Russian democrats.
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 27 September 2013 20: 11 New
        -8
        I honestly doubt that Yeltsin had anything to do with this operation.




        An irresponsible adventure. The command of the Russian Armed Forces for the sake of showing off, without sense and military necessity, pushed the paratroopers into an adventure. Only the coolness, endurance and general decency of the British General M. Jackson did not allow the fighting for this airfield to begin.
        1. aleshka
          aleshka 27 September 2013 20: 51 New
          +6
          decency of the British towards Russia ??? Do not tell, it was not and never will be!
          1. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 27 September 2013 21: 53 New
            -1
            decency of the British towards Russia ??? Do not tell, it was not and never will be!



            I can’t discuss all the English. I wrote about the restraint and sanity of the British General M. Jackson.
            1. Bort radist
              Bort radist 28 September 2013 06: 23 New
              +3
              Quote: gunnerminer
              restraint and sanity of British general M. Jackson.

              If from our side - That is a violation of the order, and from theirs - Common sense.
        2. chehywed
          chehywed 27 September 2013 21: 01 New
          +6
          gunnerminer
          , in the situation that was in Russia after the First Chechen War sold, when people didn’t receive salaries for half a year, when officers were ashamed to wear uniforms (not all, but they were) and when the very existence of Russia as a state was at stake - this, though small, more moral, but victory was necessary. And M. Jackson, whom you praised, simply showed common sense. The general said a historical phrase:
          - Mr. President, I will not take responsibility for the start of the third world war.- This is on Clinton’s suggestions to blame the Russians.
          1. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 27 September 2013 21: 59 New
            -3
            in the situation that was in Russia after the First Chechen War sold, when people didn’t receive salaries for half a year, when officers were ashamed to wear uniforms




            They began to beat the servicemen of the SA and the Navy, throwing them out of the trains, mainly officers, around the autumn of 1988. They were not ashamed to wear uniforms, they should not be distorted. The command of the units, garrisons, naval bases was recommended to officers, midshipmen, and conscripts living in the suburbs and problem areas to come to the service in civilian life. The first delays in monetary allowances (salaries are received in civilian life) for about 3-4 months for the first time IMHO began in the spring of 1992. A couple of years before the Chechen campaign.
            1. chehywed
              chehywed 27 September 2013 22: 14 New
              +5
              Quote: gunnerminer
              They began to beat the servicemen of the SA and the Navy, and to throw them out of the trains, mainly officers, around the autumn of the 1988 year.

              I can’t advise anything else ...
              1. gunnerminer
                gunnerminer 27 September 2013 23: 00 New
                -4
                I can’t advise anything else ...





                About how!
                1. chehywed
                  chehywed 27 September 2013 23: 41 New
                  +4
                  Quote: gunnerminer
                  About how!

                  No, well, you can of course present the head to specially trained people ... for leukotomy. It’s your thing, I wanted the best ...
                  1. gunnerminer
                    gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 04 New
                    -2
                    No, well, you can of course present the head to specially trained people ... for leukotomy. It’s your thing, I wanted the best ...




                    The Moscow Ivashovs who sent the paratroopers, led by the thick-bellied colonel, also wanted the best! Who would argue? Yes.
          2. El13
            El13 27 September 2013 23: 26 New
            +6
            chehywed
            You are the first who here voiced the true value of this operation so explicitly, "+".
            1. chehywed
              chehywed 27 September 2013 23: 53 New
              +2
              El13,hidamn pleasant Your assessment, mutually ...
        3. cdrt
          cdrt 28 September 2013 16: 50 New
          0
          Only the composure, endurance and general decency of the British General M. Jackson did not allow the outbreak of hostilities at this airfield

          That's the way +100500.
          On the one hand, our scumbags, on the other, an American clown in uniform. And only the British had the brains enough to correctly resolve everything.
          And by the way - 2lesha, decency, it is either there or it is not. Whatever the situation.

          Although ... 2gunnerminer - in vain you are so pro about this march-throw.
          Yes, military significance is insignificant, political is also doubtful, but what propaganda!
          Over here on the site they still urinate with boiling water ... laughing

          So - the airborne forces really showed morale and daring then.

          By the way - a somewhat similar example - the bombing of Tokyo in 1942 by Mitchell. Also, only propaganda, but as a feat, everyone who writes about WWII in the Pacific Ocean recalls
          1. hiocraib
            hiocraib 28 September 2013 16: 57 New
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            Quote: cdrt
            By the way - a somewhat similar example - the bombing of Tokyo in 1942 by Mitchell. Also, only propaganda, but as a feat, everyone who writes about WWII in the Pacific Ocean recalls

            Excuse me, who, besides the Americans themselves, recalls this feat !?
            how can it be a feat of targeted mass destruction of civilians?
      2. hiocraib
        hiocraib 27 September 2013 23: 53 New
        -3
        Quote: Klim Podkova
        And EBN simply clung to victory.

        and what is the victory? to drive heavily armed in a union country and "capture" the airfield from a couple of Vkhrovites?
      3. Russ69
        Russ69 28 September 2013 00: 40 New
        +3
        Quote: Klim Podkova
        I honestly doubt that Yeltsin had anything to do with this operation. It seems to me that this throw is a private initiative of some military men who were not afraid to make responsible decisions.

        They said that it was so. As they learned at the General Staff that the airfield was taken, they began to create a commission from whom to remove epaulettes and went to report to the EBN. Ah, he said something like that; "They gave the nose to the Americans, Alright!" Everyone immediately began to report; "Yes, they did." As a result, the commission was disbanded before it was created, and they began to distribute awards, not forgetting themselves ...
        1. gunnerminer
          gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 55 New
          -4
          They said that it was so. As they learned at the General Staff that the airfield was taken, they began to create a commission from whom to remove epaulettes and went to report to the EBN. Ah, he said something like that; "They gave the nose to the Americans, Alright!" Everyone immediately began to report; "Yes, they did." As a result, the commission was disbanded before it was created, and they began to distribute awards, not forgetting themselves ...



          About the reaction of the EBN to the sober-up RTR and Radio of Russia drooled for about a month. Especially the Secretary General (did not command anything more than a platoon) Ivashchov jumped out of his pants.
  24. crambol
    crambol 27 September 2013 20: 16 New
    +2
    Administration Question: Why the hell can't I put a hundred or two pluses for an article?
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    2. Alex 241
      Alex 241 27 September 2013 20: 27 New
      +3
      March march to Kosovo. 1999.
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 28 September 2013 17: 17 New
        -1
        2Alex 241 - Really valuable shots corrupted by stupid agitation of the text. Products of the propaganda department of the village council ...

        By the way, I thought about it here.
        Nobody naturally thought of any world war then.
        Therefore, he looked like an absolute scumbag Clark.
        That’s why the British didn’t shoot either, it’s the same landing force as ours, also without a head.

        But what is interesting.
        The political leadership of Russia, judging by the subsequent actions, also did not take this decision.
        It turns out - a provocation of the highest generals, in order to start shooting at ours, and then ... or the beginning of the Cold War again, or an attempted coup, or at least a serious movement to change course ...
        Moreover, the main goal of those who gave the order is the loss (demonstrative, under the gun of the cameras) among the paratroopers in Pristina.

        Correctly after that the GSH was cleaned out, oh, how right ...
  25. repytw
    repytw 27 September 2013 20: 28 New
    +7
    In my opinion, Yevkurov received a colonel and a hero for this operation, and not Colonel Pavlov, can someone clarify the role of the General Staff of the General Staff in this operation, in my opinion, 10-12 people were already taken by the GRU reconnaissance group before the approach of the Airborne Battalion.
    1. smile
      smile 28 September 2013 00: 52 New
      +5
      repytw
      Well, what could be different? And nobody will specify. After all, this is the specificity of their work. Everyone should believe newsreel footage, such as the last Bester left when the troops were withdrawn from the River, with "the last soldier of a limited contingent." It is very pleasant that you spoke on this subject. And do not demand such details - nobody will tell you them. And rightly so.
    2. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 58 New
      +4
      In my opinion, Yevkurov received a colonel and a hero for this operation, and not Colonel Pavlov, can someone clarify the role of the General Staff of the General Staff in this operation, in my opinion, 10-12 people were already taken by the GRU reconnaissance group before the approach of the Airborne Battalion.




      It is unlikely that there will be a talker commenting on the whole broadcast about such actions of scouts.
  26. Garrym
    Garrym 27 September 2013 22: 23 New
    +5
    Well done boys!!! Just chest with pride for our parses !!!
  27. chushoj
    chushoj 28 September 2013 00: 21 New
    -1
    Well done guys. They made fools of no use to them. They occupied them with useless heroic labor. This is a dirty page of history that neither Serbs nor Bulgarians understand, and cannot forgive the Russians. So defeated that the contaminated territory was in Hungary. By deplomatia what is called surrendered with giblets. The local presence in no way affected the Serb genocide, which was later accused of genocide themselves. I do not understand you all.
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 28 September 2013 00: 32 New
      0
      This is a dirty page of history that neither Serbs nor Bulgarians understand, and cannot forgive the Russians.



      The Serbian military command, even Russian volunteers, simply sold for 20 thousand euros, expelling wounded volunteers from hospitals. The Bulgarian state always fought against Russia. The Balkan wars after 1910. During the Second World War, the Bulgarian watchmen Belomorets and Chernomorets sank two Soviet submarines, and in neutral waters. The Bulgarian government regularly supplied food to the Wehrmacht, the Bulgarian military-sanitary trains evacuated wounded Wehrmacht troops from near Bryansk quite well.
  28. Kolovrat77
    Kolovrat77 28 September 2013 02: 57 New
    +2
    200 against against NATO block. This is normal. This cannot be changed. This is forever in the history of the Airborne Forces. And that means in the history of the army and in the history of Russia. There will be no Internet, they will pass word of mouth as about Ilyusha of Murom. And the Bad will be forgotten or become irrelevant. Glory to the Airborne Forces.
    1. hiocraib
      hiocraib 28 September 2013 12: 58 New
      +2
      Quote: Kolovrat77
      200 against against NATO block. This is normal.

      you just don’t tell the NATO bloc about it - they don’t know about it laughing
  29. Vitali-46
    Vitali-46 28 September 2013 05: 25 New
    +4
    Quote: repytw
    In my opinion, Yevkurov received a colonel and a hero for this operation, and not Colonel Pavlov, can someone clarify the role of the General Staff of the General Staff in this operation, in my opinion, 10-12 people were already taken by the GRU reconnaissance group before the approach of the Airborne Battalion.

    Reading this article, I was looking for the name Evkurov in it! So, I remember very well when he was completely assassinated, (I don’t remember the year, it seems 2009. The car in which he was driving literally tore to pieces after his cottage was even with oncoming car stuffed with trotyl!) So! It was then that I heard from the mailbox that Yevkurov was the first to arrive at this airport, and it was he who directed this entire operation !! I remembered this fact very well !! But in this article, I don’t mentioned !!!! Strange !!
    Regards to you !!!
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  31. FAO_48E
    FAO_48E 28 September 2013 09: 34 New
    +5
    Quote: chehywed
    gunnerminer
    , in the situation that was in Russia after the First Chechen War sold, when people didn’t receive salaries for half a year, when officers were ashamed to wear uniforms (not all, but they were) and when the very existence of Russia as a state was at stake - this, though small, more moral, but victory was necessary. And M. Jackson, whom you praised, simply showed common sense. The general said a historical phrase:
    - Mr. President, I will not take responsibility for the start of the third world war.- This is on Clinton’s suggestions to blame the Russians.


    I apologize terribly, but President Clinton has nothing to do with it. This confrontation occurred between Lieutenant General Michael Jackson and Commander-in-Chief of NATO Troops in Europe (SACEUR), General Westley Clark. It was Clark who ordered Jackson to occupy the runway of the Slatinsky airport by landing on it several helicopters of the 5th British Airborne Brigade in order to prevent the start of the process of transferring Russian reinforcements by air. Jackson tried to explain to Clark that the Russian contingent was already in fact isolated, that there was no reason to climb on the rampage, and that he had already managed to meet with General Viktor Zavarzin and agree to leave everyone in the status quo until they figured out “upstairs” , what to do next. According to him, Clark did not want to hear any of this, as a result of which they began fierce during which Clark repeated the same order several times. It was then that Jackson told him about his lack of desire to start III MV. Clark continued to push, and then Jackson quickly got in touch with General Guthrie, the Chief of the Defense Staff in London. Guthrie asked Jackson to hand the phone over to Clark and explained that he supported Jackson and that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton agreed with the British position. Soon after, Shelton himself called and ordered Clark to calm down.

    Two months after the events described, Clark was removed from office SACEUR much earlier than the due date. After that, he resigned in 2000 and tried to run for the presidency from dem. party. In response, Shelton publicly announced that Clark had problems with “honesty and certain character traits” and that he would not vote for Clark, thereby actually torpedoing Clark’s political ambitions. (Source - newspaper The Telegraph, article by Gen Sir Mike Jackson: My clash with Nato chief (General Mike Jackson: My Clash with NATO Commander), September 4, 2007).

    PS Today, retired General Westley Clark is in the States a kind of television clown appearing on third-rate television shows, and the community of retired generals and admirals treats him with very poorly concealed contempt.
    1. chehywed
      chehywed 28 September 2013 10: 14 New
      +1
      This does not change the essence. Thanks for the clarification.
  32. Pamir210
    Pamir210 28 September 2013 22: 33 New
    +1
    1. And what actually caused pride by some “coolness”? There was nothing “cool in this throw. We drove quietly along public roads, in front of a local police car, clean intersections, etc. What is heroic is that the personnel just calmly (except that the fur of the water were sleeping) proceeded from point A to point B? Moreover, despite the fact that there is a popular bike that they allegedly wanted to bomb, the participants themselves admit that the command was absolutely sure that this would not happen.
    2. What kind of “suddenness” of the march for NATO can we talk about if local TV companies removed them at crossroads (as the author writes) from ADVANCE positions? It is doubtful that the local media were more knowledgeable. YES that local if everything filmed including CNN.
    3. What is heroic about “seizing” an airport that was already occupied by the Evkurov group by the time of the approach?
    4. Absolutely hooligan behavior of paratroopers, which prevented the admission of the same British to the airport. Although, in fact, both of them were there for one purpose. But then, even without water, they themselves proposed to "divide" the airfield. They could not swallow the prey, I had to drink from those who were not allowed .. What to be proud of?
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 28 September 2013 22: 44 New
      -1
      What to be proud of?





      I agree on all points.
  33. xomaNN
    xomaNN 29 September 2013 15: 59 New
    0
    How hotly the topic stirred up! Although history does not tolerate a subjunctive mood, imagine what advantages Russia would have gained in world politics from the situation if in those years a half-drunk and not quite adequate person were at the helm of the country, and the current system leader is Putin?
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 29 September 2013 17: 00 New
      +2
      How hotly the topic stirred up! Although history does not tolerate a subjunctive mood, imagine what advantages Russia would have gained in world politics from the situation if in those years a half-drunk and not quite adequate person were at the helm of the country, and the current system leader is Putin?



      What is stopping the current system leader Putin from gaining advantages in world politics now?
  34. Dry66
    Dry66 30 September 2013 13: 56 New
    0
    Sit already and decompose your new homeland, for the good of the old.
    Most of the article is true, the embellished evidence of an eyewitness fulfilling his duties. (Only for this minus (a “hero” was found)
    But there is no IDEA. WHY IT DID. WHO gave the order and why?
    Show off? Show off. Left their positions - left. So, what is next?
    These did not comply with the MO order in 1991. In 1993, the last Council of People's Deputies was shot through.
    And does this still raise Airborne Officers?
    This was one of my reasons for my dismissal from the sun. Betraying once ..... [/ quote]
    I completely agree!!! Honor to you and Respect!
    Oaths, oaths, but sold for stories about Western carriages. Until now, I can’t calmly listen to these prostitutes in uniform, who are served by the authorities, and not by the people, and they came up with a philosophy of betrayal, how to be and not to be at the same time!
  35. Stalinets
    Stalinets 6 October 2013 18: 36 New
    0
    Why didn’t I notice the name of General Kazantsev?!?!?!?!?! But it was he who sat in the armored personnel carrier and commanded this throw. When Moscow chewed on snot, he made all decisions. Just like during the Cuban crisis. By the way, after returning to Moscow, he died tearing off the BALCONY ..... That's how he was eliminated. Such articles offend emotional strings, but pervert the truth. angry yes
  36. Stalinets
    Stalinets 6 October 2013 18: 39 New
    0
    "They stopped at the border with Kosovo - they waited for further instructions. They constantly contacted their superior officers. Neither Minister of Defense I. Sergeev nor Chief of the General Staff V. Kvashnin could squeeze out orders to cross the border with Kosovo and occupy the airport in Pristina. Then the general Major Vladimir Kazantsev, taking the initiative into his own hands, gave the order to continue moving and seize the airfield. The narrator emphasized that Major General Vladimir Kazantsev made the decision to take the airfield on his own, as the combat mission was under threat. The British were literally ahead a few hours. When they arrived, they demanded to get out of their hands. Major General Vladimir Kazantsev gave the command to prepare for the battle - the British retreated. "http://www.duel.ru/200417/?17_3_2 If not laziness, read it !! !!!
    1. Janis SU
      Janis SU 6 October 2013 18: 46 New
      0
      I'm sorry, but this is very well described and shown on YouTube. By the way, I fully support your opinion. Off-topic question - why is there no star on your avatar, in the center of the Airborne Forces logo?