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General Romanov: go to the end

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For nearly eighteen years, the struggle continues for the life of Colonel-General Anatoly Alexandrovich Romanov, who was seriously wounded in October 1995 near Minutka Square in Grozny. Continuing all these years, his opposition to death cannot but arouse respect for Anatoly Alexandrovich. 27 September 2013, General Romanov will be 65 years old. As usual, he will meet this day in a special ward of a military hospital.


Fatal october

The fate of General Romanov mercilessly dissected into two different parts of the drama. In one of them, he is still full of bright, strong, courageous life, which, as it seems to everyone, is only entering the time of real flourishing. Forty seven years old. Peasant son, just became the commander of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Husband and father, who found simple human happiness in his close-knit family.

In another part of life, which lasts almost eighteen long years, this is a heavily wounded man with a life still burning in him, like a candle flame. Hospital ward and white gowns of doctors. Undefeated general, whose consciousness has not yet returned from the war ...

Since spring 1995, he got into the lenses of many journalistic cameras and cameras, when, after a dramatic assault on the Chechen capital and driving militants into the mountains, the Russian government began to strengthen the peaceful order of life in the cities and villages of Chechnya. Often, without protection, Romanov fearlessly went into villages where militants were still hiding. I talked with representatives of the rural government and the clergy, with residents for whom the future world was not an abstract concept, but meant the return of a familiar life: with the aroma of fresh bread, a sense of security, pensions for the elderly and education for children.

In Chechnya, which had recently lived with separatist dreams, these very things were suddenly the most deficient. It often happened that after the conversation with Romanov the residents themselves drove out the remaining militants from the villages, and the flags of Ichkeria hanging on the administrative buildings quickly gave way to the tricolor flags of the Russian state.

In the summer of 1995, Romanov was promoted to the post of commander of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and appointed commander of the United Group of Federal Forces on the territory of the Chechen Republic. A participant in the negotiation process with leaders of illegal armed groups, he was responsible for developing and implementing the so-called military bloc of issues.

The natural diplomatic talent of Romanov, his ability to translate the most violent disputes into a constructive dialogue and transform the old enemies into new like-minded people only with the power of charm of past enemies in his own way in a unique way.

But most importantly, ordinary Chechens began to trust Romanov. The farther - the more. And in this sense, for the ideologues of the rebellion and Chechen separatism, as well as for those who were hiding behind their backs in those days, General Romanov remained a deadly figure.

This world went downhill on October 6, 1995, on the day when General Romanov, who had left Khankala for Grozny to meet Ruslan Khasbulatov, was seriously wounded. The high-explosive charge, equivalent to 30 to the kilograms of TNT, was remotely blown up around 13 hours, when part of the column of internal troops, including Romanov’s UAZ and several escort escorts, was already drawn into a tunnel near Minutka Square in Grozny.

Of those who were in the Romanov UAZ, Assistant Commander Colonel Alexander Zaslavsky, driver Vitaly Matviychenko were killed immediately. A little later, fighter Denis Yabrikov, a fighter from the special-purpose unit “Rus” of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, who was guarding that day from the general’s army, would die of wounds. Another two dozen people were injured and contused.

Immediately after the explosion, the tunnel was clouded with smoke. Romanov was not immediately able to find human bodies among the exploded bodies. He was identified by a belt with a general's buckle and a gold wedding ring on his right hand ...

Rescue relay

The struggle for the life of General Romanov has already become history worthy of a detailed story about the courage, patience and professional skills of those people who saved the wounded Romanov, who has been treating him all these years.

In Moscow, the Minister of Internal Affairs General Anatoly Kulikov was the first to learn about the injury of Romanov. For him, Romanov was not only a military leader, who had recently replaced Kulikov himself as commander of internal troops and commander of the United Group, but also a close friend.

The minister had just returned from Chechnya the day before, and in the morning of October 6 had time to talk with Romanov on the phone, taking his morning report.

... The commander of the helicopter unit (he is the commander of the crew of the Mi-8 helicopter) Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail Karamyshev (lives in Khabarovsk) didn’t have to fly anywhere that day: it was a day free from combat work. But war is war. According to her laws, the crew - except for the commander included captain Andrei Zhezlov (lives in Kostroma) and onboard technician, senior lieutenant Alexander of Cities (lives in Chita) - still had to fly to Severny airfield. Already requested permission to return flight, as the team came to jump "on the meadow" - this was the name of the helipad of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Khankala. They explained: “There are eighteen“ three hundredths ”(seriously wounded).

There really were wounded. On a stretcher. All in blood and torn camouflage. KP duty officer aviationHe smoked a cigarette silently and didn’t really explain anything, in the end he made a strange reservation: they say, now the commander will fly with you.

Pilot knew well the Commander of the Romanov United Group. Respected for the fact that he did not keep himself a gentleman in front of subordinates. For intelligence. For the fact that the forty-seven-year-old Romanov could turn the sun on the bar, wearing a heavy soldier body armor for the load.

He expected to see the smart, tall general with his assistants now, surprised to himself by the suppressed nervousness of the people around him. He did not immediately realize that Romanov himself was wounded, who, along with other victims, should be immediately evacuated to the Vladikavkaz military hospital.

Having concentrated, Karamyshev estimated that the shortest way, which takes 17 minutes of flight, is the road through the Bamut helicopters. A guaranteed safe route would take them almost twice the time.

Hurried. They passed Grozny. "Eight" was ten meters above the ground at a speed of 315 — 320 kilometers per hour, significantly exceeding the allowed. So they jumped into the open field. Out of the corner of his eye, Karamyshev saw a sudden rise from arable land and soar a vague silhouette soaring upwards with a candle. I managed to make a maneuver and - almost jumped the eagle flying to intercept, like an anti-aircraft missile. A powerful blow shook the fuselage. The bird with all its scope crashed into the steering lights, turning it and spraying the bottom of the helicopter with eagle blood. This was discovered later, wondering at his own success: if a frontal hit or a bird hit the engine, the helicopter could simply collapse.

Under Bamut, 152-mm self-propelled artillery mounts were beating for all their remarkable strength. There was a planned shelling of the squares, and the G8 had to scour the gaps between the sultans in order not to fall under the flying projectile or its fragments.

Karamyshev sat down at the airfield. I also looked at my watch — we got exactly a quarter of an hour. The wounded were handed over to local doctors. And they just had to shake their heads: "Even ten minutes, and you could not rush ..."

The lieutenant colonel Karamyshev, who was in charge of the helicopter, could not know what was going on in flight behind him, in the troop compartment of the turntable. The medical team aboard was spontaneously formed at the time of loading the wounded.

Dmitry Davydov, a lieutenant of the medical service who had just graduated from the military medical faculty, got into a helicopter to accompany the wounded soldiers of the special-purpose unit “Rus”, of which he was the head of his first mission to the war. Volunteers climbed on board the turntables lieutenant colonel of the medical service Yevgeny Kirichenko and the nurse warrant officer Irina Burmistrova.

Among the wounded, Davydov immediately recognized Denis Yabrikov. He was in the protection of Romanov and with him fell into the epicenter of the explosion. Denis was still alive, his face was bandaged, but when Davydov asked “How are you?”, He rather cheerfully moved his lips: “Normally”. (Denis Yabrikov will die later, already in the Vladikavkaz garrison hospital, from injuries incompatible with life.)

The condition of two more wounded - a soldier in a gray police uniform and an officer in camouflage - seemed just as heavy, if not worse. The officer’s pressure was “zero in general”. Only having handed over the wounded alive to the local doctors there, they heard from the crew of the helicopter who had just been taken to Vladikavkaz and who were in an explosion and bloodied officer's camouflage ...

The decision to send a military plane-hospital "Scalpel" to Vladikavkaz was made almost instantly. The main anesthesiologist of the Main Military Clinical Hospital named after Academician N.N. Burdenko, Honored Doctor of Russia, Colonel of Medical Service Mikhail Rudenko received, returning from a regular operation.

He was summoned by the head of the hospital, Major General Vyacheslav Klyuzhev. Rudenko just asked Klyuzhev how many minutes he had left ...

“Twenty,” the head of the hospital answered, and Rudenko sighed with relief in response: his suitcases with the necessary equipment, medicines and materials that could be useful in any situation complicated by circumstances, were always collected ahead of time.

Soon, the whole team of military doctors of the Military Hospital. N.N. Burdenko consisting of Mikhail Ivanovich Rudenko, Sergey Nilovich Alekseev, Grigory Borisovich Tsekhanovsky, Vladimir Borisovich Gorbulenko and Igor Borisovich Maximov, hastily submerged in the car, was already heading towards the Moscow-based Chkalovsky airfield.

Upon arrival in Vladikavkaz, it turned out that Romanov had a very strong intra-abdominal bleeding caused by a rupture of the liver. Having quickly dressed, Rudenko went into the operating room ...

We must pay tribute to the medical staff of the Vladikavkaz garrison hospital, led by Colonel Rudolf Nikolayevich An. To save the wounded, everything that was possible was done there. But the nature of the injuries received by Romanov and his condition demanded the immediate evacuation of the wounded to Moscow.

General Romanov was in the intensive care unit of the Main Military Clinical Hospital named after Burdenko.

“In principle, he was killed,” Major General Vyacheslav Klyuzhev will say later about Anatolia Romanov.

However, he would immediately add: “He would have been killed if, from the first minute of his salvation, he was not in the hands of professionals of the highest class ...”

The fight goes on

Despite the severity of the injury, this eighteen-year struggle for the life of a general does not stop until now - for doctors, for Larissa’s wife and Victoria, for close friends.

It is possible that Romanov would not have lived a day if Larisa Romanova, his wife, were not with him. Love is not called a feat as long as it lives for its own pleasure, but any feat becomes possible if it is driven by true love.

For the last four years, General Anatoly Romanov has been at the Central Hospital of the Interior Forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, located in Balashikha, Moscow Region. Around the clock next to him are medical sisters from internal troops. Over the years, they have changed a lot, but each of them has invested a considerable share of work, supporting the life of the wounded general in the lasting and day and night troubles.

After the reconstruction of the hospital, with the cares of the current commander-in-chief of the internal troops of the Russian Interior Ministry, Army General Nikolai Rogozhkin, a special unit for Romanov was equipped in one of the buildings. He often sits in his wheelchair near the window opening, and it is difficult to say what is in his soul.

... Shortly before his injury, General Romanov, without any pathos, told his colleagues: “Each of us is ready to perform a combat mission, even if it costs him his life. Nobody wants to die, but if necessary ... "- he fell silent, without completing his sentences.

It is not important that at that moment he did not know his fate. The important thing is that together we were ready to go to the end. And, having gone on a journey together with Romanov, we never regretted it.
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  1. ICT
    ICT 3 October 2013 08: 17 New
    +3
    Vladikavkaz Scalpel military hospital hospital was taken almost instantly

    But there wasn’t anything like that; we’ll start, the doctors didn’t say, but they brought Romanov and with him still a large number of wounded on an ordinary Tu-154
    1. jasper
      jasper 3 October 2013 20: 26 New
      +1
      FORGIVE US (NOTHING TO ADD)
  2. PDM80
    PDM80 3 October 2013 08: 54 New
    +4
    More to such doctors! And God forbid the General to get out, such people are needed in the army, not in the hospital soldier
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 October 2013 09: 00 New
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    Hang on, Comrade General. Health and only health!
    God bless you!
  4. kci
    kci 3 October 2013 09: 36 New
    +3
    God grant health and long life!
  5. 12061973
    12061973 3 October 2013 09: 50 New
    +5
    “Each of us is ready to carry out a combat mission, even if it costs him his life. Nobody wants to die, but if necessary ... ”- he fell silent, and did not finish the sentence.
    Romanov commanded the internal forces during the assault on the government house in 1993. It would be interesting to know if the neurosurgeon who had been called from Japan helped him.
    1. karal
      karal 3 October 2013 17: 16 New
      +4
      most likely he lost his memory about how he gave orders in 1993 to kill his compatriots!
  6. Ulysses
    Ulysses 3 October 2013 09: 56 New
    +6
    But nothing, what exactly Anatoly Romanov led the actions of the Internal Troops on October 4, 1993 during the execution of the White House ??
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 October 2013 12: 15 New
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      Quote: Ulysses
      But nothing, what exactly Anatoly Romanov led the actions of the Internal Troops on October 4, 1993 during the execution of the White House ??

      But nothing that at this very time and in this very “White House” Ruslan Khasbulatov took place, who did a lot to become an “independent Ichkeria”? .. And how much would he manage to do for her, did not think? ..
      1. dmb
        dmb 3 October 2013 12: 44 New
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        For all my dislike of Khazbulatov, he did much less than Yeltsin, Shakhrai, Shaposhnikov, Grachev and the rest of the bastard.
        1. Chicot 1
          Chicot 1 3 October 2013 20: 53 New
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          Quote: dmb
          For all my dislike of Khazbulatov, he did much less than Yeltsin, Shakhrai, Shaposhnikov, Grachev and the rest of the bastard.

          My apologies for the late reply ...

          Dmitry, I treat the persons you have indicated no better than yours, but ...
          It will not be amiss at all to remind you that at the time of the transfer of arms to the "independent Ichkeria" this whole group was still very friendly and acted together. And Ruslan Imranovich as well, and in the very front ranks. So his role in this is in no way worth (yes, and cannot be) understated. It is very large ... Another thing is that after the October events of 1993, he received (but basically put on his own) the crown of thorns of the “victim of the regime” and “fighter for a better future”. However, one should not forget that he took the most active part (and again in the forefront) in creating and strengthening this very regime ... He also did a lot to clear the way for Dudaev to power , having displaced the sufficiently loyal and pro-Soviet (and in the future also pro-Russian) leadership of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic ... If this is not enough in your opinion ...
          I’ll also add Burbulis and Starovoitova to the list that you’ve provided. They also very often shone at the very beginning of the "formation of Chechen independence" in Grozny ...

          And in October 1993, spiders were biting at the bank. And I think that we do not need to become like them ...
  7. pawel57
    pawel57 3 October 2013 10: 21 New
    +5
    And let the snot on it. Better cry for the thousands of Russian-speaking people cut in the same Chechnya, or for ordinary soldiers and ordinary officers who died in the same Caucasus. Romanov is one of Yeltsin’s active comrades-in-arms, committed the state with him. coup. He wiped his feet on the Russian people and the heritage of their ancestors. God paid him back on business. let it suffer.
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 October 2013 12: 21 New
      +1
      Nobody lets snot. Yes, and it’s too late to shed tears for those who died in Chechnya. But in no case should you forget about it ...
      About the state coup, it’s you too bent. Just the Yeltsin brigade gobbled up the duet of Rutskoi-Khasbulavtov and others like them. And nothing more ... But the people divided this political trap so that they still argue. Well, at least they are just arguing, but not grabbing at the heavy and clumsy ...
      About "retribution for deeds" is not for us to decide. And about paying for sins, too ...
    2. BBM
      BBM 4 October 2013 02: 14 New
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      Quote: pawel57
      Better cry for the thousands of Russian-speaking people cut in the same Chechnya, or for ordinary soldiers and ordinary officers who died in the same Caucasus. Romanov is one of Yeltsin’s active comrades-in-arms, committed the state with him. coup

      Ok, kid. Romanov, first of all, carried out the order, whatever it was. and not someone but the supreme commander. But your favorite Rutskoi, along with his boss Yelkin, was just a traitor and participant in the 1991 unconstitutional conspiracy. In 1993, they simply did not share power. If there were people like Romanov in the GKChP instead of these old marzmatic and cowards, then ebn and rutskoy would have sat down in 1991 seriously and for a long time.
  8. deman73
    deman73 3 October 2013 11: 56 New
    +1
    May God grant him health and recovery, a very good man, an excellent officer, and did a lot of good for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation
  9. Russ69
    Russ69 3 October 2013 11: 59 New
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    At one time, I had to work for a long time with a former officer who participated in the storming of Grozny (where he was wounded and commanded), under the command of Romanov. As far as I remember, he was very critical of him ...
    I won’t prove anything, I expressed the opinion of the man who served under him ...
  10. Des10
    Des10 3 October 2013 12: 34 New
    +5
    Each has its own memory and account. VV remember you, Comrade General.
  11. Witch
    Witch 3 October 2013 12: 34 New
    +7
    Hmm ...
    The respected community seems to have little idea of ​​what General Romanov is now.
    It so happened that while I was lying in surgery in Burdenko and my attending physician talked a lot about the situation around Romanov. If you discard all the lyrics by the time the general was delivered to Burdenko, his brain actually died. They brought only a physical shell. It was not possible to get him out of a coma.
    Further, I proceed from the stories of my classmate Antosha Gorokhov, whose father (V.F. Gorokhov) was the head of the emergency department of the hospital, by the way, a brilliant neurosurgeon. The Kremlin received a directive - “create a miracle”, showing that Romanov is recovering. As a result, a series of operations was performed to implant a certain device such as a toggle switch: the lever is up - the eyes are opened, it seems that a person is awake, the lever is down, he fell asleep.
    Therefore, alas, there can be no talk of any recovery, and in my opinion all this is somehow not human. It’s better to let a person go without torturing him or his family ...
  12. Alexander 1958
    Alexander 1958 3 October 2013 12: 53 New
    +9
    Good afternoon! I will not say anything about the exploits of Romanov. but for completeness, one more detail must be remembered .. It was Romanov who commanded the explosives in October 1993. It was his riot policemen who dealt with the Muscovites and White House defenders.
    1. Alekseev
      Alekseev 3 October 2013 14: 02 New
      +3
      Quote: Alexander 1958
      It was his riot policemen who dealt with the Muscovites and White House defenders.

      OMON is not included with the structure of the explosives. This is the police.
      With “Muscovites and White House defenders” tanks 4 TD, etc. also dealt etc.
  13. George
    George 3 October 2013 13: 05 New
    +9
    Hello all.
    I read a gene book. Trosheva G.N. "My War", in which he spoke very warmly about Romanov.
    Quote: Alexander 1958
    It was Romanov who commanded the BB in October 1993 of the year. It was his riot policemen who dealt with Muscovites and White House defenders.

    Well, many believed Eltsin (and among the members of the forum, I think there are enough of them), so now they have to strangle themselves? It is unfortunate that many (including in the Chechen war as well) had to pay someone else's treason with their lives.
    1. Hleb
      Hleb 3 October 2013 16: 01 New
      +2
      I read a gene book. Trosheva G.N. "My war" in which he spoke very warmly about Romanov
      I don’t remember his kind words about Romanov, I remember his explanation about the death
      6 company
      1. George
        George 3 October 2013 17: 31 New
        +1
        Quote: Gleb
        I read a gene book. Trosheva G.N. "My war" in which he spoke very warmly about Romanov
        I don’t remember his kind words about Romanov, I remember his explanation about the death
        6 company

        You better tell me about whom we are talking about in these lines:
        Then in Grozny Dudaevtsy
        sincerely admired the officer from the special forces squad of the North Caucasus Military District, alone
        restraining the onslaught of the enemy. “That's it! Enough! Well done!” Shouted
        surrounded and wounded Russian warrior. - Go away! We won’t touch you! we
        we’ll carry you to yours! ”the Chechens promised.“ Good, ”said the lieutenant. -
        I agree. Come here! "When they approached, the officer blew himself up, and
        militants grenade.

        I don’t understand, was it difficult to write the name of the hero? Can someone tell me.
  14. Lopatov
    Lopatov 3 October 2013 14: 06 New
    +1
    Quote: TIT
    Vladikavkaz Scalpel military hospital hospital was taken almost instantly

    But there wasn’t anything like that; we’ll start, the doctors didn’t say, but they brought Romanov and with him still a large number of wounded on an ordinary Tu-154

    To Beslan? Sorry to clarify, just not in the know.
    1. ICT
      ICT 3 October 2013 18: 31 New
      +2
      Quote: Spade
      To Beslan? Sorry to clarify, just not in the know.

      no, I mean Moscow Chkalovsky airfield (stood on patron peron when he was brought)
  15. Djozz
    Djozz 3 October 2013 15: 03 New
    +9
    The Supreme Council was legitimate, and the EBN was deposed, Romanov took the blood of parliament defenders on his side on it!
  16. zinander
    zinander 3 October 2013 15: 26 New
    +1
    The military has an order, and at that time choosing between Yeltsin and Khazbulatov ... the difference is not great. Now, as time passes, much is clear to you ... and then? Time of trouble, the division of power and everything that is possible. And the general did his work, a real military general ... and not for you to judge him ..
    1. Djozz
      Djozz 3 October 2013 16: 58 New
      +4
      Shooting from the tank guns of the defenders of the White House, the general solidly did his bloody work, a real general!
      1. Nikolski1973
        Nikolski1973 3 October 2013 20: 12 New
        +1
        The tanks respected by VV appeared only in the 101st in Grozny. And the bloody work is better to ascribe to Pasha Grachev, there is nothing to dishonor General A. Romanov ..
  17. Stasi
    Stasi 3 October 2013 15: 28 New
    +6
    I consider the main mistake of General Romanov that he was negotiating with Maskhadov and other leaders of the bandits, hoping to incline them to the peaceful side. In fact, the bandits used negotiations to lick their wounds and regroup. Romanov should have beaten the bandits and not negotiated with them.
  18. GUSAR
    GUSAR 3 October 2013 17: 01 New
    +6
    But why didn't the author write about the shooting of the Supreme Council? After all, Romanov, there, how he distinguished himself, everyone probably knows that Mr. Romanov was an active supporter of the Yeltsin-Grachev group
  19. karal
    karal 3 October 2013 17: 15 New
    +5
    Quote: PDM80
    More to such doctors! And God forbid the General to get out, such people are needed in the army, not in the hospital soldier

    Such generals are not needed by Russia! He is a traitor to his own, Russian people!
  20. godun
    godun 3 October 2013 17: 40 New
    +2
    You can argue for a long time about the actions of General Romanov, but one thing is for sure, he was never a parquet general ... And about 93, well, AB Suvorov also drowned a peasant uprising in blood ... Respect and best wishes to you comrade general.
    1. Ulysses
      Ulysses 3 October 2013 18: 06 New
      +4
      It’s you finger in the sky.
      The entire “field” service of Romanov was completed in 1984-1988. - Ural Military District, VV MVD of Russia (chief of staff, regiment commander)and 1991 - 1992 - Ural Military District, explosive division commander Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk.
      And that 5 years in the "field". what

      Read the wiki:
      In October 1969 he entered the Saratov Military School named after F. Dzerzhinsky, which he graduated with honors in 1972. From 1972 to 1984, he served in the Saratov Military School (course officer, assistant to the head of the training department, teacher of the fire training department, commander of a cadet battalion). 1978 - 1982 - student of the Frunze All-Arms Academy. 1984-1988 - Ural Military District of the VV of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (chief of staff, regiment commander). 1988 - 1989 - Chief of Staff of the Division of the Moscow Military District, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation 1989 - 1991 - student of the Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. 1991 - 1992 - Ural Military District, commander of the division of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk 1992 - 1994 - Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. 1995 - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation - COMMANDER OF THE INTERNAL FORCES of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

      Is this the career of a "non-market general" ?? laughing
      1. Nikolski1973
        Nikolski1973 3 October 2013 20: 17 New
        -2
        To pay tribute to such "SUVs" they are remembered and honored in the units where they served from a soldier to an officer, they are not a match for academic upstarts like Makarov.
        1. Ulysses
          Ulysses 3 October 2013 21: 24 New
          +1
          Not an admirer of Makarov, but for the sake of truth, compare the above with the military career of Makarov (if the wiki does not lie):
          In 1967-1971 - cadet of the Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School named after the Supreme Council of the RSFSR. He graduated with a gold medal.

          In the years 1971-1977 - platoon commander, company commander, battalion commander in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.

          In 1977-1979 - student of the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze. He graduated with a gold medal.

          In the years 1979-1991 - chief of staff - deputy regiment commander, regiment commander, chief of staff - deputy division commander, commander of a motorized rifle division in the Trans-Baikal Military District.

          In 1991-1993, he attended the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He graduated with a gold medal.

          In 1993-1996 - Chief of Staff of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces in Tajikistan; Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the 11th Guards Army (combined arms) (Kaliningrad).

          In 1996-1997, he was the commander of the 2nd Guards Tank Army of the Volga Military District (Samara).

          November 1997 - September 1999 - commander of the land and coastal forces - deputy commander of the Baltic Fleet for land and coastal troops (Kaliningrad).

          September 1999 - December 2002 - chief of staff - first deputy commander of the troops of the Moscow military district.

          May 9, 2001 commanded a military parade in honor of Victory Day on Red Square in Moscow.

          In April - July 2001, he served as commander of the troops of the Moscow Military District.

          From December 2002 to April 2007 - the commander of the troops of the Siberian Military District.

          From April 2007 to June 2008 - Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

          Since June 3, 2008 - Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

          http://topwar.ru/34077-general-romanov-idti-do-konca.html#comment-id-1552918


          So compare the equal intervals of biographies.
          It is clear who was in the field, and who was hanging around at schools and headquarters. IMHO.
  21. igor67
    igor67 3 October 2013 23: 11 New
    +2
    And I perfectly remember his interview on television, where he holding grenade launchers from which Russian tanks were shot, showed serial numbers and said that the grenade launchers were from the latest plants only, and he knows who paid and through which bank, the result is known. Then they showed the investigation. The attack, the guard was removed from the bridge, I don’t remember how much, but there was enough time to mine and undermine
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 4 October 2013 00: 44 New
      0
      The attack, the guard was removed from the bridge, I don’t remember how much, but there was enough time to mine and undermine




      As soon as General Romanov became interested in arms transfers and financing, he was promptly liquidated.
  22. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 4 October 2013 00: 43 New
    0
    Given the operational situation in Chechnya and Grozny, in particular, to assign security to General Romanov, consisting of conscripts? Why? Drive a car with the general through the tunnel, knowing that such structures are relatively quickly and easily mined? Before the passage of the car, someone forbade check out the tunnel?
  23. sillsas
    sillsas 4 October 2013 08: 36 New
    +2
    Against whom General Romanov fought, now the hero of Russia. All this is gloomy.
  24. Anubis
    Anubis 4 October 2013 21: 30 New
    0
    Despite all the comments on the article, as having served in BB for 2 years, I take off my hat to General Romanov and wish him a speedy recovery.
  25. Natalia Medvedeva
    Natalia Medvedeva 8 May 2020 03: 04 New
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    The “Explosion Under the Bridge” book by Natalya Medvedeva is an investigation of a war crime - the explosion of a car of Colonel General Anatoly Romanov that occurred on October 6, 1995 in the city of Grozny, in Chechnya, during the fighting.
    My book, Explosion Under the Bridge, is completely different from everything you read about this crime in the city of Grozny. What I wrote in the book should be read first of all to the relatives of those killed in this explosion, the surviving and injured servicemen, and I also recommend that the book be read to security officers, military and ordinary citizens.

    In the book "Explosion under the bridge," I will point out the customers, the perpetrators of this crime, explain the motive and tell a lot of useful information for any person in uniform.
    Read online: https://mne-book.com/catalog/books/vzryv-pod-mostom/
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