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Cuban "Black Wasps"

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Cuban "Black Wasps"



Until now, it is surprising that the Republic of Cuba, in the immediate vicinity of the United States, has become a country that has taken the path of building socialism in the 50 years of the last century.

History Cuba is very interesting. And it has been going on since 1492, when the foot of the famous European - Columbus set foot on the island. Since then, the indigenous people - Taino Indians - had to fight for their independence with the colonialists: first with the European, and then the United States declared their right to the island.

From 1952 to 1959, there was a tough Batista dictatorship in Cuba. Cuban revolutionaries have repeatedly tried to destroy the dictatorship that has already outlived itself. The Batista regime is fed up with left and right forces, both rich and poor. The desire to get rid of the dictatorial regime was reinforced by the open connection of the Cuban authorities with the American mafia. The worst economic and social situation in the country, the lack of democracy and the ability to take into account the interests of the discontented led to an explosion. The revolution in Cuba has become inevitable. General outrage led to the success of the revolution, led by F. Castro.

We can confidently say that the revolution in Cuba was carried out not so much by a bunch of revolutionaries, but with the help of the people and those who were in power (except for Batista himself, of course). The United States tried to maintain its influence on the island. The so-called “operation in the Gulf of Pigs” is known as the crushing defeat of US mercenaries inflicted by Cuban rebel forces more than half a century ago in Cochinos Bay. The battle lasted only 72 hours. The Cubans utterly defeated the so-called "2506 Brigade", which consisted of Cuban immigrants trained by the US special forces. The "2506 Brigade" included 4 infantry battalions, tank unit, airborne troops, heavy artillery division and special forces - only 1500 people. As a result of the battle, almost all the interventionists were captured or destroyed.

Cubans defended their right to live the way they want. But they had to constantly be ready to defend their independence. Cubans all this time live in constant readiness to repel a military invasion of the "rebellious" island by the United States.



Today, after a rather long period, it is possible to note the achievements of the country after a radical change of regime. It is believed that Cubans have the longest life expectancy among the countries of the Western Hemisphere. Cuba has high-quality free healthcare and advanced education. If earlier Cuba was a supplier of sugar, now it exports brains: for example, Cuban doctors provide highly qualified assistance in different continents of the world. It is difficult to say whether government regulation of the economy can be recorded as an asset to the Cuban regime, but transformations are also under way in this industry: small private enterprises are allowed in Cuba - hairdressers, workshops and production cooperatives. Now Cubans get passports without any problems: many leave the country, but there are those who return to the sunny island. Despite great changes and strengthening contacts with the outside world, the Cuban regime not only survived, but also strengthened.

A rather reasonable question arises: why the United States of America, dictating its will to many countries of the world, easily carrying out military intervention in the affairs of sovereign states, has not yet subjugated Cuba? The answer lies on the surface - Americans are well aware of how much it will cost them. All these years, the Cuban armed forces, which grew out of the insurgent detachments of the Cuban revolution, are the most prepared and well-armed army in the world. And although in numbers it is inferior to many armed forces of other countries, but the morale of military personnel and excellent training of officers makes the Cuban army the most efficient.

The armed forces of Cuba are recruited on the basis of conscription, the service life is 1 a year. Both men and women serve in the army: there are even tank companies and helicopter regiments in which only women serve.



Liberty Island has long been turned into an impregnable citadel. Many holidaymakers on the wonderful sandy beaches do not even assume that there are well-camouflaged pillboxes and military installations just a few meters away from their deck chairs. And in the karst caves, of which the Cubans are so proud, the bases for the storage of military equipment and the prepared firing points are equipped. The Cuban military has implemented an effective way to preserve military equipment. 70% of existing weapons are located at the storage bases and are ready for immediate use, and with associated equipment and equipment. For example, tanks, self-propelled guns, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns and infantry fighting vehicles are stored porotno, along with the necessary stock of batteries and ammunition. The stored equipment created the necessary climatic conditions - the optimum humidity and temperature. For this purpose, modern expensive equipment was purchased.

Back in the 80 of the last century, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro officially voiced the Cuban military doctrine with the meaningful name "National War". The implementation of the doctrine has led to the fact that Cuba has become a powerful fortified area and base capable of ensuring a general guerrilla war in the event of an external attack. Not only the country's armed forces, but also civilians who are united in the territorial divisions of the people's militia are involved in the fulfillment of the tasks assigned to defend the island. The harmony of the people's forces and the regular army is so great that together they can effectively resist any aggressor. Cubans claim that every citizen of a country, whether military or civilian, knows where and when he should arrive in the event of military action or threat of attack. In Cuba, about 1,4 thousand defense zones and lines are formed. The aggressor is unlikely to be able to cope with such an organized confrontation.

In order to maintain a high level of readiness to repel any attack, in Basa, the Bastion military exercises are held once in several years, in which military personnel and civilians participate. The number of civilians participating in the exercise significantly exceeds the number of the Cuban army. Russia (and not only it) should envy such an organization and the level of patriotism of every citizen of Cuba.



Virtually every Russian knows about the Alpha and Vympel special units, but Cuba also has highly professional military units, although little is known about them. We are talking about special forces of Cuba - Tropas Especiales "Avispas Negras". This unit is also called the “Black Wasps”. It was formed in order to ensure the security of the top leadership of the country. Initially, it consisted of experienced fighters who had served in Latin American countries and who had experience in partisan and rebel battles during the period of the annihilation of the Batista dictatorship. With the permission of Fidel Castro, the Black Wasps Special Forces took part in supporting revolutionary movements abroad.

So, in 1975, Cuban special forces were deployed to Angola to help the People’s Liberation Movement for the Liberation of Angola. This African state was a very tasty morsel for the USA and South Africa - the country possessed rich minerals: diamonds, oil, phosphates, gold, iron ore, bauxite and uranium, so they made every effort to prevent the pro-Marxist movement from coming to power. Today, it is safe to say that the mission of Cuban military experts contributed to the choice of the socialist development path by Angola.

In addition, Cuban special forces fought in Ethiopia and Mozambique, in the countries of Central America. One of the Cuban officers who fought in Ethiopia said that “Russian advisers for Ethiopians are just like Martians. First, they are "faranji" (white), and secondly, they live almost under communism. Another thing - we, the Cubans: among us there are many mulattoes, there are negros. In addition, most recently we lived in the same dirt and hopelessness, just like Ethiopians. Therefore, we understand each other easily. ” And today, Cuban military advisers are fighting in many countries around the world.

The Cuban Special Forces "Black Wasps" specializes in combat operations in jungle conditions. Experts recognize that today “Black Wasps” are the best special forces that can operate effectively in the tropics, and the level of training of each fighter in complexity has no analogues in the world.



For the training of special forces of this level requires a well-equipped training center. And such a Center was opened in 1980 in the city of Los Palacios. The Cubans gave it the name "School" - Escuela Nacional de Tropas Especiales Baragua. On the territory of the Center, which occupies a huge territory, artificial reservoirs, marshes, the layout of the city, a network of underground communications and much more are built. At the same time, about 2,5 thousands of cadets can undergo retraining in this Center. And not only the “Black Wasps”, but also paratroopers, marines, and soldiers from other countries. The instructors are not only Cubans: for example, officers of the Chinese army teach as instructors at this Center.

The main disciplines at the Center are tactics for conducting combat operations in the jungle, learning how to survive in difficult conditions and covertly penetrating enemy territory, methods of conducting sabotage, learning martial arts, sniper art, diving and parachute training, and mastering the skills of information and psychological wars. . By the way, it was the Cuban officer Raul Riso who developed a special style of martial arts on the basis of the "karate-operative", which was used in the training of specialists of the KGB of the USSR and the GRU of the General Staff of the USSR MOD, fighters of the Vympel and Alpha special forces.



The tactics of the "Black Wasps" is based on the action of singles or small groups of reconnaissance-saboteurs, who are in a state for a long time offline in action on the territory of the enemy. Fighters "Black Wasps" masterfully own all kinds weapons many countries of the world: whether AKMS, AKMSN, Vintorez, RPG-7B, SVD, AS Val or Hungarian ADM-65 or Czech CZ 75, or weapons of Cuban production. Cuba can be proud of its special forces.

This is how Cuban Special Forces "Black Wasps" trainings were described by fighters of the Soviet Alpha unit who were trained in the Cuban military training center. The camp was located in a picturesque lowland, surrounded by hills covered with forests. The teaching was conducted by the aces of their field. Especially alfovtsy remembered training on the so-called "Che Guevara path." The trail is a route that passes through seven hills, the length of the trail is about 8 km. Training traps, obstacles of various difficulty, stretch marks and other unexpected surprises for the special forces were set up on the trail. Uniform - shorts and without shoes. To increase the load, each fighter carries with him a blank weighing about 8 kg, imitating a Kalashnikov assault rifle, and a cartridge pouch with training mines was attached to the belt. Alfovtsy well remember that from the first training they returned “dead”. In the future, the center’s teachers taught cadets to pass minefields, and it was necessary to clear all types of mines “blindly” and quickly overcome barbed wire barriers, remove sentries and penetrate airfields, warehouses, fuel terminals, etc.



The daily passage of the Che Guevara path, working out various methods of movement, intensive physical training is a regular training for a Cuban commando. Moving in a bent position after 15 minutes causes pain in all muscles, and cadets must walk for hours. In addition, this walk was worked out in the group: in front of him, he feels with his feet the ground in front of him in order to find stretch marks and mines. The group goes to the next. As the human eye responds to rapid movement, the group for greater secrecy moves slowly and smoothly, to be able to immediately stand still if the lighting rocket takes off. Special Forces are taught to fully merge with the environment.

It takes tremendous will and, of course, time to master all the disciplines at the Cuban Special Forces training center.

What are the only night movement crawling on 12 hours in a row. The task of the group in this case is an imperceptible penetration of the protected object. The fighters move slowly, overcoming obstacles of different levels, including reed noise mats, dry leaves, slate fragments, barbed wire fences (the wire is first bite, break open with its hands - in this case it does not make a sound, then it is bred in different directions with different hooks and provide passage for exit). In complete darkness, the leader of the group, when finding the mines, checks them for recoverability, neutralizes traps, removes stretch marks or designates their location. At this time, the group is still lying and waiting for his team. The fighters are smeared with mud or grass masking composition, the weapon is also processed so that no glare is visible.



In the process of learning, Cuban special forces soldiers, in addition to group operations, participate in complex exercises at various sites. For example, they learn to put a magnetic mine on a tank that turned out to be empty, because when you bring a magnet to it, you hear a sound comparable to a small explosion, and as a result the task will be considered failed.

In the training task for the destruction of the battalion stationed in the barracks, seven Cuban special forces soldiers quietly approach the object and throw tol bombs, previously brought in belt bags (large), to the windows of the barracks. At the same time, the watch towers are also destroyed. Those few enemy fighters who survived after the first strike of special forces, as a rule, can no longer provide decent resistance.

Fuel terminals, airplanes at airfields, ammunition depots explode, and the special forces group has already left the facility, disguising their trips. Such training forms the power and energy in each fighter.

The training center mastered all existing weapons. Cuban instructors teach how to shoot for real: during the day, at night, in motion, at the sound, at a moving target, from the hip, at the flash and much more. The fighters learn a unique skill to shoot from a mortar without a base plate (from the moment of the first launch to the first break the cadets had time to make up to 12 shots) - the fire strike was deafening, and the calculation left the shooting point in time.

The fighters also undergo training in the conduct of combat operations in urban environments — mastering caches, methods and locations, methods of movement around the city, detection and avoidance of surveillance.

It is believed that the Cuban special forces - one of the best in the organization of ambushes and kidnapping.

Cubans, teaching the tactics of the operation in the most detailed way, make all participants without exception think. They believe that a commander or a fighter will be able to take the only right decision only if he knows many such decisions, and for this, training is based on working out any surprises. Introduction to the tasks can be the most incredible. The main purpose of the training is that there should be no unexpected questions and situations during special operations. All possible situations are thought out as much as possible - only then any operation is “doomed” to success.

The Cuban army is in constant alert. Meanwhile, the country lives, works, rejoices, raises children - its future. The world is experiencing an economic crisis, and Cuba is implementing social programs, strengthening the health care and education system. Cuban authorities are investing in “human capital,” which means the country has a future.

Materials used:
http://forts.io.ua/s423545/#axzz2jmLMcTIQ
http://www.bratishka.ru/archiv/2011/8/2011_8_4.php
http://www.redstar.ru/index.php/news-menu/vesti/iz-moskvy/item/9914-pod-zharkim-nebom-afriki
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  1. omsbon
    omsbon 6 November 2013 08: 59 New
    76
    Always with great sympathy for the Cubans and Fedel!
    Happiness to them and prosperity!
    1. Che burashka
      Che burashka 10 November 2013 13: 39 New
      +8
      Quote: omsbon
      Always with great sympathy for the Cubans and Fedel!
      Happiness to them and prosperity!

      I completely agree and join !!! Cuba is one of the few countries that can be proud of its past, present and (hopefully) future. How easy it would be to drain the striped island for a couple of wagons of green candy wrappers and live happily ever after somewhere in Florida or New York. And there would be now in Cuba a banana casino paradise for "masters of life" (moral monsters) from all over the world. But we didn’t agree to this and saved a beautiful country. And many of us could refuse this? Especially from modern officials and oligarchs?
      And sad and joyful from this article. It’s sad for us, because we gave them the right direction, but we ourselves could not keep it .... But joyfully for them - there are still normal people on the planet, which means that not everything is so bad.
      PS If only with the departure of Fidel nothing has changed, otherwise some bad trends seem to be outlined ....
      Viva la CUBA! Viva !!!
    2. alex popov
      alex popov 10 November 2013 15: 58 New
      +2
      I agree . The cube has a very beautiful nature, sea and most important !!!! great people!
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 6 November 2013 09: 12 New
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    "Cuba is far, Cuba is far - Cuba is near!" Remember the words of this song.
    Here Cubans do not give offense, more than once the mericatos broke their teeth about them. Well done! Keep it up! And the people are really very friendly, hospitable and cheerful. And for this it is necessary to protect him.
    1. shtanko.49
      shtanko.49 6 November 2013 16: 02 New
      +3
      Once it was with us.
    2. Siberian German
      Siberian German 6 November 2013 19: 52 New
      +8
      and it’s never occurred to their leadership to sell their country, unlike some of our leaders
    3. Che burashka
      Che burashka 12 November 2013 19: 16 New
      +2
      Quote: aszzz888
      "Cuba is far, Cuba is far - Cuba is near!" Remember the words of this song.

      As we remember! drinks hi
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N6m6lCLVdo
  3. Ols76
    Ols76 6 November 2013 09: 21 New
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    viva la Cuba & viva la Castro!
  4. makarov
    makarov 6 November 2013 09: 38 New
    +8
    The Cuban warrior is always, and under any circumstances, faithful to his sense of duty.
  5. Rinat 1
    Rinat 1 6 November 2013 09: 59 New
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    Glory to Cuba and the leadership of his country. Since they know that the main capital of the country is not gold and minerals, but PEOPLE. And knowing this, people themselves will do everything so that the country flourishes and will be ready to respond to any threats from outside. soldier
  6. demon ada
    demon ada 6 November 2013 10: 11 New
    +5
    to Syria for their internship, show the insolent mother Yankee Kuzkin
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 6 November 2013 10: 43 New
      +9
      What for? After all, their homeland is not Syria, but a small but very proud Cuba!
    2. Mairos
      Mairos 7 November 2013 10: 06 New
      +3
      They do not specialize in deserts and mountains, but in the jungle. Although the general level of training. The special forces are generally specific - in essence, the FSB special forces and the GRU special forces are very different - the purpose is different.
  7. Vasia kruger
    Vasia kruger 6 November 2013 10: 27 New
    +7
    The article is good .... but watery.
    I have no doubt that Cuba has highly professional commandos, and I have no doubt that the armed forces of Cuba are among the most combat-ready on the planet. But the actual materials are very few.

    viva la Cuba! viva la Castro!
    1. alex popov
      alex popov 10 November 2013 16: 08 New
      +3
      It's not even about "the highest professionalism", but about practice. During the Soviet era, Cubans as "advisers" participated in almost all conflicts in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America where there were instructors from the USSR, and after 91 years and without them ... And it was in such a role, as he describes author. They were "closer", it was easier to understand them, they were a clear example and great authority and not for "beautiful shape". On Angola, at least I can say for sure from the words of one of our advisers. He spoke of them as the only allies to whom it was never scary to turn their backs ...
  8. Semurg
    Semurg 6 November 2013 10: 35 New
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    I read somewhere that the Americans got a lot from the builders of the Cubans during the occupation of Grenada. there, like the locals ran away and the builders took the abandoned weapons and fought until the ammunition ran out. Once in my life I encountered Cubans back in the Soviet Union when they went to rest on Lake. Borovoye and there came the Cubans from the MTR detachment there met cheerful cheerful guys.
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 6 November 2013 10: 52 New
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      Quote: Semurg
      I read somewhere that the Americans got a lot from the builders of the Cubans during the occupation of Grenada


      The striped nazovites were still very lucky in that they only found themselves at the airfield from the broad Cuban soul who piled on the "seals" for the most part. Fighting real guys is not cheap Hollywood show-offs!

      Steep "seals" got a big stick at the capture of a local airfield. And that was absolutely true - in a very simple operation, six combat swimmers were killed and fourteen were injured. However, the task was not completed, and the airfield was not captured.

      The American press immediately howled: they say that Cuban commandos dug in at the airport! But the Cubans instantly countered these allegations, saying that there wasn’t a single Cuban soldier in Grenada, and simple builders were defending themselves at the airport, whom Cuba had sent to Grenada to reconstruct the runway.

      The Americans could not take the airfield until the evening. Only after a massive bombing of the positions of the defenders of the airfield, troops were able to enter there. The interrogation of the surviving Cubans confirmed that not a single commando was among them - indeed, builders!
      1. Volkhov
        Volkhov 6 November 2013 11: 38 New
        +3
        If you open the Google map and look at that airfield, it looks very much like an underground port for submarines - they clung to it and held on until they took it out or destroyed everything secret.
        The Soviet military in Grenada was, but did not fight, and their wards from the local army immediately surrendered and the Americans had no complaints against them - so the Cubans did not build a garage for Soviet submarines (and not for American), their own few - apparently for Martians.
      2. clidon
        clidon 6 November 2013 11: 57 New
        +8
        It only says that the Cuban commandos know how to keep their mouths shut. )
  9. sub307
    sub307 6 November 2013 12: 55 New
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    Like it or not, Cubans are cool.
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 6 November 2013 13: 16 New
      -2
      You also say: "Steel balls!" laughing
      1. gold
        gold 11 November 2013 21: 45 New
        +4
        Well, probably you are not familiar with Cuban boxing, it is characterized by good physical preparation and a high technical and tactical level. Adherents of this direction are distinguished by professional aggressiveness, a constant desire to attack and conducting combat at medium and close ranges, a wide variety of strikes (straight, uppercuts, hooks) throughout the round. This brings amateur boxing to professional boxing. irony would be reduced.
  10. waisson
    waisson 6 November 2013 14: 28 New
    +6
    well done Cubans respected and respect
    1. AVV
      AVV 6 November 2013 22: 28 New
      +4
      It would be nice to miss all our special forces through the Chegevara trail! And then to the ocean. To relax, a bit! Anyway, our preparation is different from Cuban !!! An exchange of experience is necessary !!!
  11. Andreitas
    Andreitas 6 November 2013 14: 30 New
    +6
    My friend served urgent in Cuba in the 80s. He still remembers the service positively.
  12. kafa
    kafa 6 November 2013 14: 31 New
    +1
    our Cubans were taught, they then developed what they got ours and the Vietnamese were taught and others then this international taught others ...........
  13. i_vam_ne_hvoratj
    i_vam_ne_hvoratj 6 November 2013 15: 22 New
    10
    A beautiful country, wonderful people, a visionary Leader who is well aware of the limited resources set priorities: defense, medicine and education at the head (A nation must be strong, healthy and competent.). In the not very distant 80s of the last century, I had a chance to visit many parts of Cuba. Only concerned people have always met. Many had a chance to talk with - guys without special complexes. I also had the opportunity to use the services of Cuban medicine (If it weren’t for the Cubans, I would not have written comments.) We abandoned them, but the Cubans are proud people. Good luck to them!
  14. FID
    FID 6 November 2013 15: 38 New
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    A week ago he returned from Cuba. Kubana de Aviation flies on our aircraft (IL-96-300, Tu-204-100, An-158). Good country! Great people!
    1. gispanec
      gispanec 9 November 2013 11: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: SSI
      A week ago he returned from Cuba. Kubana de Aviation flies on our aircraft (IL-96-300, Tu-204-100, An-158). Good country! Great people!

      I agree completely .... but it’s very poor ... a lot ... a lot of beggars ... it’s painful to watch ...
  15. knn54
    knn54 6 November 2013 16: 26 New
    +5
    Cuban special forces are some of the best specialists in organizing ambushes and kidnapping. They taught all of this to our officers.
    From the memoirs of the “Pennant” veteran Lieutenant Colonel Vitaly Albertovich Eremeev ...
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  17. NSG42
    NSG42 6 November 2013 17: 40 New
    +2
    I want to join the "Black Wasps" squad.
  18. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 6 November 2013 18: 19 New
    +2
    Well done Cubans !!!!! The only shame is that the victory was given to Theophile Stevenson, and not to Peter Zaev, probably the politician.
  19. Savva30
    Savva30 6 November 2013 18: 23 New
    +2
    Respect to Cuba !!!
  20. Osnaz
    Osnaz 6 November 2013 18: 45 New
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    In 1984, I had a chance to communicate with a military translator, who at that time served with our military advisers in Angola, where there was also a large Cuban military contingent. He spoke very highly of the fighting efficiency and courage of the Cuban soldiers, especially of the paratroopers of the Olivo Verde (Olivkovo-Zeleny) division.
    He was particularly struck by one case when he and our military adviser, guarded by four Cuban soldiers, flew by helicopter to the location of a group of our advisers. When approaching their destination, they hovered at a low altitude at some distance from their destination, because there no one showed any signs of life and it was unclear whether this point was occupied by the rebels or if ours were still there. Two Cuban soldiers jumped from a helicopter and went to check this place. Before that, the translator asked them what to do if the rebels were there. “Fly away,” the Cuban answered, “do not worry about us.” Moreover, everything happened somehow mundane, without pathos, although the Cubans, in fact, were going to certain death if this point had been captured by the rebels. Thank God, then everything worked out, but the courage of the Cuban soldiers caused the translator a sense of deep respect for them.
    In general, the Cubans are well done: their education and medicine are at a very high level.
  21. Osnaz
    Osnaz 6 November 2013 18: 46 New
    0
    In 1984, I had a chance to communicate with a military translator, who at that time served with our military advisers in Angola, where there was also a large Cuban military contingent. He spoke very highly of the fighting efficiency and courage of the Cuban soldiers, especially of the paratroopers of the Olivo Verde (Olivkovo-Zeleny) division.
    He was particularly struck by one case when he and our military adviser, guarded by four Cuban soldiers, flew by helicopter to the location of a group of our advisers. When approaching their destination, they hovered at a low altitude at some distance from their destination, because there no one showed any signs of life and it was unclear whether this point was occupied by the rebels or if ours were still there. Two Cuban soldiers jumped from a helicopter and went to check this place. Before that, the translator asked them what to do if the rebels were there. “Fly away,” the Cuban answered, “do not worry about us.” Moreover, everything happened somehow mundane, without pathos, although the Cubans, in fact, were going to certain death if this point had been captured by the rebels. Thank God, then everything worked out, but the courage of the Cuban soldiers caused the translator a sense of deep respect for them.
    In general, the Cubans are well done: their education and medicine are at a very high level.
  22. Roman_999
    Roman_999 6 November 2013 23: 51 New
    +6
    An economic crisis is raging in the world, and Cuba is implementing social programs, strengthening the health and education system. Cuban authorities are investing in "human capital", which means that the country has a future .....

    I really want to say this about Russia, I really want to, but I can’t

    Recently, there was news about the Ministry of National Happiness being created in Venezuela, at first it smiled me a lot, somehow unexpectedly, strange, funny ... but then thinking, it was already a little tired because I realized that in essence the State is needed just to make it Citizens were HAPPY not in words but in essence and content ..... and then I realized how We are, in Russia - far from this. It's a pity!
  23. baku1999
    baku1999 7 November 2013 00: 19 New
    +1
    CUBA, MY LOVE ................ GOOD FAMILY CUBAN !!!!!!!!!!!! VIVA CUBA, THE ONLY. PLEASE COMRADES WHICH WE HAVE REMAINED, KEEP ONE FRIEND FRIENDS, NOT CLOSE CENTERS IN LURDES !!!!!!!!!! What interesting saboteur thought of this ???????
  24. wolf1945
    wolf1945 7 November 2013 00: 21 New
    +3
    well done Cubans do not let it go downhill brazen Americans! soldier
  25. ko88
    ko88 7 November 2013 00: 21 New
    +1
    one of the few countries where the Americans have not yet "gash" their "makalovo" VIVA CUBANOS !!!
  26. Bugivugi
    Bugivugi 7 November 2013 01: 12 New
    +1
    I respect Cuban people and Fede very much.
    Who can explain how the mattress base is still located there?
  27. George
    George 7 November 2013 01: 43 New
    +1
    Thank you for the article.
  28. Scout
    Scout 7 November 2013 02: 08 New
    +1
    Korzhakov, when Yeltsin BUT - certainly sent a l / s for an internship to their Cuban colleagues. The Cuban PM is traditionally considered the most effective. The indicator is the number of attempts to prevent Fidel Castro Russ and his brother Raul. The most useless person - the Prime Minister of Canada - is traditionally recruited from retired hockey players.
    1. alex popov
      alex popov 10 November 2013 19: 24 New
      +2
      It is not useless, but adequate)). Just, apparently, no one in the world of the city of Canada needs a nafig.)
  29. SlavaP
    SlavaP 9 November 2013 22: 31 New
    +1
    All right. Cubans are a wonderful people. And now, even after they were so meanly thrown, they have not changed their attitude towards the Russians. So everything is still to come.
  30. avg
    avg 9 November 2013 23: 49 New
    0
    I love Cubans and Cuba very much. But there, too, is not so simple. On the one hand, soulfulness and friendliness, and on the other hand, suspicion and total surveillance literally permeated the whole society. We knew that the Cubans were obliged to inform about meetings and conversations with us, but did not betray this much importance and even made fun of them. As it turned out in vain, some of the Cuban comrades I knew were repressed and even shot by the Cuban special services of DGI and UA. Of course, not for friendship with Soviet officers, but for fictitious accusations of counter-revolutionary activity, ties to the drug mafia, etc. But close communication with us was not very welcome. The Cuban political leadership believed that we had too loose thoughts.
  31. prophet190
    prophet190 10 November 2013 14: 29 New
    +1
    Well done! And the fact that people is the main thing in them makes them even better.
  32. coserg 2012
    coserg 2012 10 November 2013 18: 39 New
    +3
    I did not meet or communicate with the Cubans. But according to the uncle who served in naval aviation (helicopters) in Cuba, he was delighted with them. A good friend, unfortunately the late (aviation colonel) said that there were Cuban pilots with them in Egypt who showed themselves from a very good side. I think it's time for Russia to help them specifically.
  33. EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 11 November 2013 15: 22 New
    +1
    Well, what can I say, hammers. I wonder who taught them this?
  34. Demetrius
    Demetrius 11 November 2013 20: 45 New
    0
    Quote: EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 (1) Today, 15:22 PM
    Well, what can I say, hammers. I wonder who taught them this?


    Who did it?
  35. luka095
    luka095 11 November 2013 21: 00 New
    +2
    Article "plus". Cubans - success in everything.
  36. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 11 November 2013 22: 41 New
    +1
    I remember in 1986 I met North Korean special forces. Their test passage included running along a vertical wall over a ravine and working on the pain points of an "enemy" soldier 35 meters away after a single flash. Hand-to-hand combat of a North Korean special forces soldier is classified, which is typical. It seems that the special forces should cooperate, and the Cubans can teach interesting things, and their Russians - work in the snow)))), and not only.
  37. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 12 November 2013 19: 32 New
    +2
    Two employees worked in Cuba during the Soviet era, they still remember with warmth this friendly people, one of the few nations, without a stone in their bosoms for Russia!
    Prosperity, YOU FRIENDS!
  38. tchack
    tchack 12 November 2013 23: 58 New
    -2
    I don’t know about the military, but the last lines are clearly not about Cuba:
    "Meanwhile, the country lives, works, rejoices, raises children - its future. An economic crisis is raging in the world, and Cuba is implementing social programs, strengthening the health care and education system. The Cuban government is investing in" human capital ", which means the country there is a future. "

    A large number of Cuban youth now live in Russia; obviously they didn’t escape from a good life. The average salary of the indigenous population in Cuba is 8-10 US dollars per month. What kind of future are we talking about ??? Castro in Cuba do not like, ask any Cuban. The Cuban people are waiting for the death of Castro.
  39. Alex Bugur
    Alex Bugur 13 November 2013 22: 42 New
    +1
    My cousin had an urgent husband in Cuba. He talked a lot about them. Good people, sincere. Our military was called Sovetiko militar. Of course, the country is poor, and even after the collapse of the Union, Russia stopped helping. But I think this will change soon.
  40. Chief Officer
    Chief Officer 21 May 2017 09: 44 New
    +1
    The most beautiful beaches, the most magnificent sand on them ...
    1. Mista_dj
      Mista_dj 21 May 2017 09: 47 New
      +1
      + 100pitsot!
      I haven’t seen anything more beautiful.
      Cuba is cool in this regard!