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Soldier of the elite division of the United States


... An experienced American soldier frankly told the author about the Russians and why they were so afraid in the United States.

It so happened that I happened to participate in the same project with real Americans. Good guys, pros. For half a year, while the project was ongoing, we managed to make friends. As expected, the successful completion of the project ends with a booze. And now our banquet is in full swing, I caught my tongue with a guy with whom they were sharing the same topic. Of course, we discussed who is “cooler”, talked about the first satellite, the lunar program, airplanes, weapons etc.

And I asked the question:

- Tell me, American, why are you so afraid of us, you have been living in Russia for six months, you have seen everything yourself, there are no bears on the street or on tanks no one drives?

- Oh, I'll explain it. The sergeant instructor explained this to us when I served in the US National Guard. This instructor went through many hot spots, he twice went to the hospital, and both times - because of the Russians. He told us all the time that Russia is the only and most terrible enemy.
The first time was in 1989, in Afghanistan. It was the first business trip, young, not yet shelled, he helped civilians when the Russians decided to destroy the mountain village.

- Wait! - I interrupted. - us already There was no 89 in Afghanistan.

- Us too more There was no 91 in Afghanistan, but I don’t see any reason not to believe him. Listen up

And I listened, in front of me was not a peaceful young engineer, but an American veteran.

“I provided security, the Russians were no longer in Afghanistan, the local began to fight each other, our task was to organize the redeployment to the area controlled by a friendly partisan detachment, everything went according to plan, but two Russian helicopters appeared in the sky, why and why I do not know. Having made a U-turn, they restructured and began to enter our positions. Volley Stingers, Russian gone for ridge. I managed to take a position for a large-caliber machine gun, I waited, because of the ridge, Russian cars were to appear, a good line-up would go to their advantage. And the Russian helicopter did not keep itself waiting, it appeared, but not because of the ridge, but from the bottom of the gorge and hung in 30 meters from me. I desperately pressed the trigger and saw how the carving sparkles, bullets bounced off the glass.

I saw a Russian pilot smiling.

I woke up at the base. Easy contusion. I was later told that the pilot was sorry for me, for the Russians it was considered a sign of skill to deal with the locals and leave a European alive, why I don’t know, and I don’t believe it. Leaving in the rear of an enemy capable of a surprise is stupid, and the Russians are not stupid.

Then there were a lot of different business trips, the next time I ran into Russians in Kosovo.

It was a crowd of untrained nonsense, with machine guns from the time of the Vietnam War, armor, probably from the second world left, heavy, uncomfortable, no navigators, NVD, nothing more, only an assault rifle, helmet and armor. They went to their armored personnel carriers wherever they wanted and wherever they wanted, kissed passionately with the civilian population, baked bread for them (they brought a bakery with them and baked bread). They fed everyone with their porridge with canned meat, which they themselves cooked in a special boiler. We were treated with disdain, constantly insulted. It was not an army, but the dick knows what. How can you interact with them? All our reports to the Russian leadership were ignored. Somehow we grappled seriously, did not divide the route, if it were not for the Russian officer who reassured these monkeys, he could even get to the trunks. These idiots had to be punished. Give n ... dy and put in place. Without weapons, we only lacked Russian corpses, but to understand. They wrote a note, in Russian, but with errors, like the Serb wrote that nice guys were going to go at night to give n ... to the impudent Russian dumbasses. We prepared carefully, light bulletproof vests, batons, night vision devices, shockers, no knives and a gunshot. We approached them, observing all the rules of disguise and sabotage art. These morons didn’t even put up any posts, that means we’ll be sleeping, we deserve it. When we almost went to the tents, there was a shit “RYA-YAYAA-AAA”. And out of all the cracks, these nonsense climbed, for some reason dressed only in striped shirts. I accepted the first.

I woke up at the base. Easy contusion. They told me later that the guy took pity on me, hit me flat, if he had really hit, he would have blown off his head. I, b…, an experienced fighter of an elite unit of the US Marine Corps, is cut down in 10 seconds by a Russian, skinny bastard — and with what ??? And you know what? Garden Shantsevoy tool.

Shovel! Yes, it would never occur to me to fight with a sapper shovel, and they are taught this, but unofficially, the Russians considered it a sign of mastery to know the techniques of battle with a sapper shovel. I later realized that they were waiting for us, but why did they come out in shirts, only in shirts, because for a person it is natural to protect yourself, put on a bronik, a helmet. Why only in shirts? And their fucking "rya-yaya-aaa"!

I once waited for a flight at Detroit airport, there was a Russian family, mom, dad, daughter, also waiting for their plane. My father bought somewhere and brought a girl, about three years old, a hefty ice cream. She jumped from delight, clapped her hands and know that she screamed? Their fucking "rya-yaya-aaa"! Three years, speaks badly, and already shouts "RYA-YAYA-AAA"!

But those guys with this cry went to die for their country. They knew that there would be just a hand-to-hand fight, without weapons, but they were going to die. But they did not go to kill!

It is easy to kill while sitting in an armored helicopter or holding a scapula honed like a razor. They did not spare me. Killing for the sake of killing is not for them. But they are willing to die if necessary.

And then I understood: Russia is the only and most terrible enemy. ”

This is how a soldier of an elite US unit told us about you. Come on, another glass? .. Russian! And I'm not afraid of you!

The presentation and translation of mine, do not look for inaccuracies and discrepancies, they are, I was drunk and I don’t remember the details, retold what I remember ...
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  1. major071
    major071 27 December 2013 09: 28
    Interesting article. It is a pity the author did not mention the construction battalion in conversation with the American, they don’t get anything but shovels. laughing But seriously, this is how the impression is made of Russians. Like the sergeant told me. This sergeant had to immediately unscrew his head for his words. And it seems to me that he will not survive the third meeting with the Russians.
    1. kapitan_21
      kapitan_21 27 December 2013 09: 58
      For all the guys who serve and have served! soldier Two short and one long with overflows ...
      URA, URA, URAAAAAAA ..... soldier
      1. kotvov
        kotvov 28 January 2014 19: 07
        and again ,, RYA-YAYAA-AAA ,,
        1. BLACK-SHARK-64
          BLACK-SHARK-64 27 November 2016 22: 43
          I AGREE AT 100 PERCENT .......
          1. KUOLEMA
            KUOLEMA 20 July 2017 11: 16
            Agitation I read it about three years ago))) there is still a storytelling applied as the author was in Fort Bragg and did not find green berets there, but only their museum plus a veteran who told him another fable
      2. tank 34
        tank 34 29 January 2014 23: 38
        A deep bow to all our guys !!!!!! THANKS
    2. Andrey57
      Andrey57 28 January 2014 18: 58
      Well, at least twice this "elite warrior" understood. that it’s cheaper not to fight the Russians, they’ll take your head off laughing In this case, "Russians" are all of us who served and serves in our army, for mattress makers we are all Russians laughing Once I watched an interview with our paratroopers in Kosovo, the starley told a case when the mattress mats came under fire from Albanian bandits, then they abandoned their wounded man and washed off, our "dropped everything" and pulled that poor fellow out of the fire, our turntable amer took away fire, they managed to take that guy alive to the hospital, only the doctors could not save him ...
      That's all their "elite", or rather the essence in one episode of someone else's war ...
      1. stayer
        stayer 23 July 2014 10: 16
        It is correct that they put it in the section of Soldiers' tales. Everything described is a work of art. Described in the book by S. Alekseev "Treasures of the Valkyrie" book 2ya. Everything is taken straight from the text. Then at the end of the book, this American Marine will come over to our side, the book is set in the warring Yugoslavia of the 90s. A patriotic work, but artistic, so - stories ...
        1. Mitsvod
          Mitsvod April 10 2015 13: 12
          No, it's a real story. I personally know a sergeant of the Airborne Forces who served in Yugoslavia as part of our contingent. Once during a smoke break, I casually mentioned this scene from the book, to which he said "so it was with my platoon ..." he himself did not participate in the events. was away, whether on business or on leave. He said that "the Americans decided to arrange a" comic "attack and fought hard, because our jokes there did not understand, as a result, their underground went to the hospital with a craniocerebral." He also added that the money was paid very good, and the guys there had a lot of fun and the booze and drugs were different and every evening they were "smoky".
          Moreover, I did not have time to tell him that in the book the American also went to the hospital, having received a scapula on the head.
          I was extremely surprised, I also considered this an author's invention. Since then, I have been thinking hard about the author of the book. So this is not a fiction, at least the episode was the place to be.
          1. 2ez
            2ez 6 October 2018 22: 58
            For 8,5 months my brother was there as part of the peacekeepers ... He was responsible for communication with the Americans. He drank with them, he doesn’t hide, but he couldn’t have "fried" soldiers simply by definition ... After the first Chechen war (and before that Nagorno-Karabakh, North and South Ossetia, Abkhazia, but this is so, just business trips, although and there they were shooting) what war was he no longer knew from the movies ... And right after Bosnia, he left Ulyanovsk for Dagestan on the first side in August 1999. Don't talk about what was there at that time? And bikes in the army were, are and will be!
        2. gladcu2
          gladcu2 26 November 2016 03: 16

          I also thought that "button accordion" ...

          Or maybe I just live a long time ...
          1. ssergn
            ssergn 19 December 2016 19: 07
            Quote: gladcu2
            Or maybe I just live a long time ...

            Experience and sexual weakness come over the years ... laughing
      2. edge
        edge 9 September 2014 14: 32
        among the Russians it was considered a sign of skill to get rid of the locals and keep the European alive, why, I don’t know, and I don’t believe it. Leaving behind an enemy capable of a surprise is stupid ...... bullshit; the enemy either surrenders or is destroyed ... especially Caucasians, for they always act as initiators and hunters of squabbles (poison everyone, but they strive to drift to the side - and it is precisely for this that they should be severely punished, so that they cannot be sucked up at the genetic level), and this is especially true for all britain speakers.
        1. dustycat
          dustycat 22 July 2017 06: 56
          But we are such Russian savages.
          We do not arrange the regime of scorched earth, just in case.
          A mess we can. Easily. But not a scorched wasteland.
          The regime of "scorched earth" is an achievement of Western civilization.
    3. spiriolla-45
      spiriolla-45 1 December 2016 14: 05
      What is written in the article, I read in an art book, it seems "Valkyrie" is called. Of course, you need to cultivate a sense of pride and patriotism in people, but it's better not to use fictional stories, to do this.
    4. sellrub
      sellrub 23 January 2017 15: 29
      This article is at least FIVE years old. I somehow even published it on my website. Good article. Little truth .... More like a legend. But that is good. Legends are also fighting.
      By the way. The age of the photo for this article is more than 10 years. The officer on the right often met in the reconnaissance regiment of one of the combined arms armies of the Far East. This beautifully can give to the snout .... even commandos from Japan. wink
    5. Shelest2000
      Shelest2000 25 September 2020 12: 18
      Alekseev. "Treasures of the Valkyrie", fantasy. The author of the article stole everything from there))))
  2. kimanas
    kimanas 27 December 2013 09: 31
    Do not underestimate the enemy, no matter what he did not tell you booze! Warrior Be Vigilant!
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  4. Baron Wrangell
    Baron Wrangell 27 December 2013 10: 23
    When we almost went to the tents, there was the rya-yaaya-AAA. And out of all the cracks, these nonsense climbed, for some reason dressed only in striped shirts.
    They haven’t heard "POLANDRA" yet! and the same striped shirts!
    the Nazis remembered !!!!
    1. Zabvo
      Zabvo 28 January 2014 16: 42
      That's right to the point, the Marines would have been so off .... and that the scandal would have been oh-oh-yoy ... angry
    2. sellrub
      sellrub 23 January 2017 15: 35
      Half a half .... Striped shirts .... Guys .... And in the distant Patriotic War, special forces globally did NOT solve ANYTHING. I will say more: If the special forces began to use weapons or came into direct contact with the enemy .... MEAN this special forces PROS. L combat mission. The special forces quietly overcame the front end, quietly completed the task, quietly returned, quietly reported on the completion of the task ..... And, most importantly - did not tell ANYONE about the completion of the task.
      1. Weyland
        Weyland 11 July 2017 19: 15
        But what does the special forces have to do with it? Vests are marines, "black jackets" ...
  5. Ustian
    Ustian 27 December 2013 10: 38
    I read something very, very similar, in the book by Sergei Alekseev (one of the volumes of "Valkyrie treasures", in my opinion) !? The story is not bad, but No.For the sake of interest, I’ll look at the source and I can say more precisely. His works are quite interesting!
    1. Ustian
      Ustian 27 December 2013 11: 31
      "treasures of the valkyrie" - "Land of radiant power"... And the platoon had already prepared for the assault on the barracks, dispersed near each window and door. One guy was already shoved into a window neatly devoid of glass - in order to block the weapons room, several people in different places of the village controlled the situation on the street in order to avoid any surprises during the assault. Everyone was waiting for the commander's signal, and Jason imagined how the guys were now springing up before the throw and barely holding back the jubilant war cry.

      And suddenly something incomprehensible happened: the whole space around the barracks began to stir, obscure striped shadows ran, and a polyphonic cry broke the silence, rolling in a wave around the district - Hooray! Jason remembered the device, but in a hurry he breathed on the lens and clouded the glass. After a second, the haze melted ...
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    3. sPS
      sPS 15 March 2014 11: 53
      quite right, I also read from Alekseyev’s book, but I would like our warriors to be proud not only of engineer sappers ... but also to have the best examples of personal weapons and equipment
  6. predator.3
    predator.3 27 December 2013 11: 07
    I woke up already at the base. Light concussion.
    Easy to get off!
    Three years, he speaks badly, and already shouts "RYA-YAYAA-AAA!"

    I suppose I put it in my pants, from a sudden childhood cry! laughing
  7. Lelek
    Lelek 27 December 2013 11: 58
    American warriors are successful when - with the wrong hands, when - for armor, when - nothing threatens, and when - against unarmed. History has proven this.
  8. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 27 December 2013 14: 48
    Somehow I had a chance to participate in a similar ... uh-uh ... "mahache" (I can't say where).
    Until recently, we did not know whether there would be a run over or not.
    And he happened ...

    We were "in civilian life" and absolutely nothing, but ... everyone had under their jackets BELTS...

    Otmudohali d.Bil.v for a sweet soul.
    Our cohesion, recklessness and anger - that was all we had.

    Respect to the author.
    These are the articles that young people should read.
    1. Captain45
      Captain45 27 December 2013 23: 37
      And the strap is from the latest issues. I had an urgent leather with a brass badge. By the way, on the inner side of the badge the lower right corner was slightly sharpened for the convenience of opening cans.
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 28 December 2013 00: 00
        Quote: Captain45
        leather was with a brass plaque.

        If only not "wooden".
        And the badge was polished with nulevka, then with a needle, and then only pid.rka with Goya paste a couple of times you go through and ...
        Edge, yeah, sometimes grind, but a knife from zinc is better.
        1. ch28k38
          ch28k38 17 January 2017 22: 05
          Goya paste is something Semitic. Paste of the State Optical Institute (GOI). Instead of it, asidol was good.
      2. Artyom
        Artyom 8 January 2014 21: 34
        there were two types of belts, for everyday wear, we had leather guards with a brass badge, and also belts with unloading for warfare — it was just that, but I didn’t wear it, they hung it on leather, the foreman apparently decided that and one is enough;)
      3. Vasek
        Vasek 14 January 2014 01: 55
        Quote: Captain45
        And the strap is from the latest issues. I had an urgent leather with a brass badge. By the way, on the inner side of the badge the lower right corner was slightly sharpened for the convenience of opening cans.

        This is "partisan", from the NZ. soldier
      4. dustycat
        dustycat 28 January 2014 20: 53
        Quote: Captain45
        And the strap is from the latest releases

        This is the so-called canvas field with a steel buckle.
        Wearing it was considered not very decent, so they always lay in the capers.
        But who called this creation field - I do not know.
        Heavy, sturdy, uncomfortable.
        But in the cold it did not crack and did not break.
        And it could be used instead of a tugboat. Some.
        And it was really easy for them to kill.
      5. RABIT102
        RABIT102 21 December 2016 15: 26
        the canned lid of the receiver opens well.
    2. VseDoFeNi
      VseDoFeNi 28 January 2014 20: 00
      Stroybatovsky strap. :)
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 28 January 2014 21: 03
        Here are the wise men. Before civilians do not disgrace.

        In total, the SA soldier was supposed to have three belts. (The guardsmen had four - the fourth was ceremonial gold weaving with a brass plaque, which was worn by the "amusing" ones)

        Ceremonial - white with a brass plaque.
        Casual - brown accustomed to everyone with a brass badge.
        Field - in the photo - tarpaulin with a steel badge.
        Also called mabuta.
        In the construction battalion it was worn by "devils" - because the everyday man, if he didn't drink the capters, would drink or take away the greyhound. But the construction battalion always knew where, who and how much could "fit" the everyday.
        1. vampirchik
          vampirchik 25 March 2014 15: 06
          Quote: dustycat
          There were three belts for the SA fighter.

          There were exactly one belts to us) And it was canvas, as in the photo.
          They were worn only by young people, "grandfathers" wore leather, but because they were no longer given out - they were passed on "by inheritance", and the older the belt was, the cooler it was considered to be its owner)
          And in the white belts we only had the clowns on the demobilization left.
          1. ch28k38
            ch28k38 17 January 2017 22: 08
            In the 60s, we had only one belt in the airborne forces - a leather one with a brass badge. There was still a narrow tarpaulin for trousers, but everyone replaced it with two parachute elastic bands.
            1. tso1973
              tso1973 20 July 2017 13: 45
              In the 90s, the same thing happened in the Airborne Forces.
          2. dustycat
            dustycat 8 February 2018 15: 18
            Do not dust.
            There were always three.
            They were given out along with a whole bunch of junk including a duffel bag upon the arrival of the spirit at the location.
  9. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 27 December 2013 15: 14
    It was a crowd of untrained idiots, with submachine guns from the time of the Vietnam War, the armor, probably from the Second World War, remained
    Amers were "trained" well .. laughing laughing Eh Russia .. "to walk like this .. shoot like that shoot .."
  10. Auditor
    Auditor 27 December 2013 17: 07
    Liked it)))) It is necessary to translate into English and show the Americans)))
    1. Ustian
      Ustian 27 December 2013 18: 50
      Quote: Examiner
      Liked it)))) It is necessary to translate into English and show the Americans)))

      Their propaganda machine works great on this.
      "To hate the enemy, you need to be afraid of him," and they hate Russia to the point of horror! smile
  11. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 27 December 2013 18: 47
    Quote: Examiner
    Liked it)))) It is necessary to translate into English and show the Americans)))

    They know ..))) It’s not for nothing that UAVs are stamping .... And in the Second World War the Germans were afraid of our bayonet attacks .. (the Russians are not Japanese Chinese kamikazes or now martyrs .. everything is stereotyped and fanatical just to die ..) The Russian soldier is on to death as a last resort .. (this is me about the experienced and shot) Our generals are more often sent to death obvious and meaningless, and yet they survived ... and won! That's why they are afraid of us!
  12. Ingvar51
    Ingvar51 29 December 2013 01: 27
    About 15 years ago I read the story of A.P. Haydock, (it seems a white emigrant) "The Manchurian princess". I remember well one episode from this story, When the manchurs surrounded the Russian robbers, it became clear that now everything, the khan. Ataman jumped on a stone and Shouted Well, the guys had enough beaten, robbed, enough women, It’s time and honor to take a walk. ...
  13. visitor
    visitor 30 December 2013 09: 24
    I read the story about Serbia: author Alekseev Sergey
    Series: Treasures of the Valkyries I don’t remember which book. Was it really? Or someone stole an idea from someone?
  14. Kunar
    Kunar 30 December 2013 15: 46
    It was in Kunar .....))))
  15. pvv113
    pvv113 2 January 2014 02: 02
    everyone under the jackets had BELTS.
    1. morpex
      morpex 2 January 2014 17: 39
      Quote: pvv113

      Your man is a company man ... a real man!
    2. BLOND
      BLOND 27 November 2016 09: 34
      Quote: pvv113
      everyone under the jackets had BELTS.

      At AVATU 1986, she left for the city ... for the same reason, 4 companies of the 3rd course ...
      Then they excluded the "extreme" if I am not mistaken 6 people from the graduation course to the troops.
      And so in the dismissal so that there was no belt under the walk - nonsense
  16. rocketman
    rocketman 3 January 2014 20: 05
    I read about landing with shoulder blades somewhere, this is definitely true. That's right, they are afraid of us.
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 28 January 2014 21: 07
      You will still laugh, but some construction battalion did teach the methods of battle with a trench tool if the battalion commander was in authority. Which was very rare.
    2. ch28k38
      ch28k38 17 January 2017 22: 12
      One hundred percent truth. A folding small infantry shovel is quite a tool for hand-to-hand combat, and the barbed wire was cut with a sharpened edge.
  17. I'm Russian
    I'm Russian 3 January 2014 23: 58
    They are afraid. but all sorts of sheikhs and sixes of the Chiristan, unfortunately, have not yet.
    1. Cossack23
      Cossack23 7 January 2014 20: 33
      they respect
    2. tracer
      tracer 28 January 2014 18: 34
      Not raked for a long time. So they’re not afraid.
  18. Ashibokov57
    Ashibokov57 5 January 2014 12: 58
    Guys, this is an excerpt from Sergei Alekseev's novel "VALKYR'S TREASURES". Word by word .
  19. Cossack23
    Cossack23 7 January 2014 20: 32
    Quote: Baron Wrangell
    When we almost went to the tents, there was the rya-yaaya-AAA. And out of all the cracks, these nonsense climbed, for some reason dressed only in striped shirts.
    They haven’t heard "POLANDRA" yet! and the same striped shirts!
    the Nazis remembered !!!!

    remembered until old age in a cold sweat
  20. Ashibokov57
    Ashibokov57 7 January 2014 21: 59
    And another quote from the same novel.

    ... "If you know that the Russians are sharpening shovels, you should know that they are vile atheists. Because they swear at God and at Christ.
    “It must be, sir, that they are allowed.”
    - Who is allowed ?!
    “Lord, sir.” Who else can let swear by that name and not punish blasphemy in any way? Only the Lord. After all, he did not punish the Russians?

    ... And swearing is, sir, not a swearing at all.

    “What else if they dishonor even the Mother of God?” ...

    - Prayer, sir. - It's hard to imagine, but prayer. Only they pronounce it not in the temple, and not at bedtime, but in battle. This is the military prayer of the Russians. It has very ancient roots. The Slavs thus called on the gods to help in the battle. And when Christianity came to them, the tradition was preserved. And the new Lord allowed the barbarians to pray as before. And today, the Russian guys prayed very sincerely, therefore luck came to them.

    ... The Lord has a love for Russians.

    - You want to say, they are also God's chosen people, like the Jews?

    “No, sir, the God-chosen people on earth are Jews.” Therefore they are called - SLAVES of God. And the barbarians are the Grandsons of God. They have kindred relationships and kindred love. ... Who is closer to the Lord, a slave or grandson? And who is forgiven more?

    ... They always thought of themselves as the grandchildren of God, and therefore they still say to the Lord "you", as is customary among relatives. ...
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 11 July 2017 19: 22
      Quote: Ashibokov57
      therefore, they still say to the Lord “you,” as is customary among relatives. ...

      The author is clearly not aware that in English, “you” (thou) refers only to God and the monarch, and everyone else, including animals (!), Refers to “you” (you)
  21. Riperbahn
    Riperbahn 8 January 2014 22: 35
    I wrote off all the author from Alekseev! And serves as the ultimate truth. In general, narcissism is pleasant, but counterproductive. Do not consider yourself better than other nations.
    1. kotvov
      kotvov 28 January 2014 19: 32
      I don’t think that anyone here considers himself better than other nations. But here is another case: in 90 in Europe joint exercises of the Airborne Forces took place, both our and the French landed. Task: capture the object, time is limited. To complete the task, move at an accelerated pace. after some time the French asked for a respite. Ours looked at each other but agreed. Then they moved on. Soon the Franks again wanted to relax, ours were indignant, there wasn’t much time left. The French said: they do not give a damn about orders. ,,relax ,, They themselves continued to move. The task was completed on time: the object was captured, albeit by lesser forces. I forgot it happened in the foothills.
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  24. kostik1301
    kostik1301 18 January 2014 22: 06
    P N N D S S should always be afraid, especially since there is something ............................
  25. gych
    gych 24 January 2014 15: 24
    the author of the molokchag slightly altered told an excerpt from the book "treasures of the Valkyrie", by the way, according to the story, the word ur was translated to the sun or to the light I don't remember exactly
  26. tolancop
    tolancop 25 January 2014 19: 29
    Quote: Captain45
    And the strap is from the latest issues. I had an urgent leather with a brass badge. By the way, on the inner side of the badge the lower right corner was slightly sharpened for the convenience of opening cans.

    I served in the mid-80s. If memory serves, then in the SA at that time only cadets of military schools and conscripts who served "over the hill" were entitled to leather belts throughout the state. For the rest - "pieces of wood". I served in Siberia, in the cold the "pieces of wood" really grew rustic, sometimes they even cracked (infrequently). Once they turned to the brigade commander for permission to wear leather belts, after all, but the violation of the form !!! The brigade commander was "just right", the soldier's arguments were assessed: "I PERMIT to wear them, but we will not give them out, whoever wants to - let him buy himself !!!" But the plaques were not sharpened ... Zinks did not have to be opened - not the infantry, but the tin can was always opened with a knife. And they cleaned the badge every day and to a shine ... For 2 years of service, the sharp edges of the asterisk were grinded from daily cleaning ... There were some file lovers, but I did not sin with this - there is no need. Almost 30 years have passed, and my army leather belt is still alive! Already cracked from old age, but he carries out his service regularly: he supports the country work pants ...

    ps I apologize for the verbosity, but I saw a photograph of the belt and I remembered ...
    1. altman
      altman 28 January 2014 16: 49
      My quarter century, leather inherited .. the son still wears wink
      1. ch28k38
        ch28k38 17 January 2017 22: 15
        The belt has not been preserved, and the plaque has been at home for 52 years.
    2. tundra
      tundra 1 May 2014 22: 11
      Only now I learned that there were pieces of wood. We only have leather ones. He served in Kamchatka.
    3. ddd1975
      ddd1975 24 November 2016 02: 51
      My 42 years old (harness), Dad still wore - now he deserves to go hunting with me :)
  27. poccinin
    poccinin 28 January 2014 15: 45
    even BISMARK the Great said "IT IS NECESSARY TO TRADE WITH RUSSIANS AND NOT TO Fight. RUSSIANS WILL RESPOND TO EACH OF YOUR SMART THOUGHTS WITH UNPREDICTABLE STUPIDITY." SMARK.INDRESSABILITY.CHOROST AND DARE. In the blood of the Slavs. how much we fought in 2000 years. we have a heritage of ancestors and who are the Americans? hucksters and cowards. but what to say, history has many examples of heroism. Slavs.
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 28 January 2014 18: 33
      Quote: poccinin
      BISMARK the Great spoke ...

      Bismarck is also credited with words that Russians can attack even if their legs are torn off (this is according to the First World War).
      And our bayonet attack from the outside looked scary: a soldier stabbed the enemy and threw over himself, the next ..., the next ... like a peasant hay.
    2. volga
      volga 5 February 2014 19: 12
      also in the bulk, the basis of the Americans are runaway criminals and scumbags.
    3. SAG
      SAG 7 May 2014 01: 32
      You're not right! ... initially, criminals, convicts, and politically disagreeing people were sent to the "new world". Lovers of profit "sick with the gold rush" went there at will.
  28. Serega Valentinovich
    Serega Valentinovich 28 January 2014 16: 05
    eeh, I immediately recall my youth, the 90s, for some reason we often fought with the locals, served in the autobath, when you are in the army and next to the same guys as you are shoulder to shoulder, in a fight you hear only noisy breathing and groans of those who fell out of a fight or battle, whoever likes it better when the belts whistle and after the next collision and victory you look who needs your help now, rewinding the belt around your hand, no fear, no doubts. we didn’t think about the sapper blades, it’s like a machine gun in a fight, after the belt you can move the fins, but the sapper blade leaves no chance at all. Good or bad, I don't know, I liked it) In our country, no matter what they say, most of the men are like that, in suits, with briefcases, pot-bellied, and as soon as it sounds "they are beating ours," belts and grief are already on their hands to the one who beats ours !!
  29. Vitaminchik05
    Vitaminchik05 28 January 2014 16: 11
    America argued with Russia, whose Army is cooler! And filled
    arrow on a desert island. Americans landed their best
    seals units on this island are waiting for the Russians! well and
    in Russia the army is breaking up, there is no one to send. Well decided to send
    crowd of convicts for excuses! Zeki landed on this island. And here
    firing at once, the whole war! It's the third day. American
    it became interesting to the major that his cats were busy there for so long.
    He calls means one and asks:
    “Sergeant, what's going on there?”
    And he answers:
    - Sir, for the goats we answered, at the moment we are responsible for
    stupid bazaar!
  30. AlexxxNik
    AlexxxNik 28 January 2014 18: 21
    but I recently remembered and re-read how JG-54 in 43 painted over green "assholes" so that Ivanov would not be teased, I imagined with what feeling the most arrogant squadron, all in crosses, salads and diamonds, covers up its battle emblem with neutral gray, which - so as not to tease the gray ivans, who were going to hunt merrily. and indeed they hunted merrily, though in post-war memoirs. the author, of course, could have embellished, could have come up with, but the idea is clear - if it comes to close combat, so beloved by our strategists, then one can argue that there will be more adrenaline in their pants
  31. tracer
    tracer 28 January 2014 18: 21
    They are not afraid of us .. They HATE us. This is a slightly different thing. Very often and a lot I visit the USA practically from ocean to ocean. What immediately catches your eye in Airports, for example? So this is the number of military personnel of all types of troops who are in a hurry to fly away and arrive. Either the infantrymen are running around dirty spotted, now the sailors, then God knows who else. (I immediately recall the years of the USSR and the railway station, for example, in Moscow.) And few of the respected visitors to the site have seen with their own eyes the four Raptors under a canopy on alert. The American army is a very, very serious competitor in terms of military confrontation. No "hats" can "shower" such an opponent. It is also interesting that the majority of servicemen (ordinary Americans from not at all rich families) do not feel anything against Russians personally. Because many of them had either neighbors or friends who were Russians, or studied at school or institute. And no problem, because we are all human beings, we want to live and feed our families. But in terms of the "Russian military threat," their eyes begin to glow like those of "Roquefort", these are rats from chipmunk rescuers from the word "cheese". The Russian military threat has been hammered into the heads of Americans almost from infancy. If we add to this, to put it mildly, "weak" public education and naturally colossal egoism laid down in upbringing, then the perception of the "Russian military threat" as a threat of under-talkers in animal hats with earflaps is not something that is real, but simply inevitable.
    Yes, there are more of them, and their technique is much better. But the Potential Opponent knows he can get it "not childishly." And there will be no mercy. Americans, ordinary people, are not our enemies at all, they are no better and no worse than you and me. Enemies are transnational corporations that control the consciousness of millions of people through the mass media. The owners of these corporations dream of conquering the whole world and making the people inhabiting it their slaves, not through iron chains, but through financial debt obligations ..
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 28 January 2014 21: 23
      The adversary is certainly serious.
      But seeing the awesomeness in the eyes of Japanese officers when 8 people roll a cable reel AABvK 3x70 No. 18 on which 1870m is written in the DCE window - you start to respect yourself very much.
      Especially when then they begin to bow even after they themselves have tried to simply roll it along the floor along the pool.
      They left somehow boring and not so arrogant.
      And more at the sight of a not very presentable look, fighters of different kinds of SA and Navy did not grin.
  32. nnz226
    nnz226 28 January 2014 18: 42
    In the book "Treasures of the Valkyrie" just an episode is described, how our desatniks (only they could be in vests in Yugoslavia) aligned the Americans with sapper shovels. Interestingly, in a recent article on this SME tool, it is described that in the charters of all armies there are articles on the use of a sapper blade in hand-to-hand combat. Why, then, was the American Marine surprised at this use? Although, if I had not received a spatula flat, I would not have been surprised at anything.
    1. AlexxxNik
      AlexxxNik 28 January 2014 19: 02
      Quote: nnz226
      Why, then, the American Marine was surprised at such an application?

      As far as I understand, hand-to-hand combat, and this is a loss of 50/50, is unacceptable for their generals in principle, therefore the Germans did not shine in this matter, hand-to-hand combat is a necessary measure, and the fact that the Russians often have to resort to it, says about the "professionalism" of our generals
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 28 January 2014 21: 31
        With competent interaction trained in hand-to-hand and bayonet combat this is by no means 50/50.
        Here, the morale of the unit is more important.
        Whoever is stubborn will win.
        Yet again.
        What other population of ZS has a tradition of wall combat?
        And the same hopak or scrap (not a steel pood bar, but a type of dance)?
        It looks like a dance, but take a closer look - the capuéra is resting - try a capuere on ice or make an unstable surface? From that.
        And hopak or scrap easily.
        1. AlexxxNik
          AlexxxNik 30 January 2014 01: 27
          like that, probably at headquarters, they argue, under vodka, competent interaction, the sea is knee-deep, the Russian spirit and so on. but it turns out, by accident, on the opposite side, also with eggs, and then 50/50 will be for happiness. for me, cases of hand-to-hand skirmishes must be investigated individually, in the majority it’s someone’s flaws
        2. Weyland
          Weyland 11 July 2017 19: 27
          Quote: dustycat
          try an ice capu or an unstable surface?

          Different conditions of occurrence, different purposes ... Where did the ice come from in Brazil? But hardly in a hopak or crowbar there are fighting techniques lying on your back, and with your hands tied behind your back!
          1. dustycat
            dustycat 8 February 2018 15: 23
            Like blows up with getting up and flipping?
            Yes, in bulk such pa.
            Watch the performances of the Alexandrov Song and Dance Ensemble.
    2. Maz
      Maz 28 December 2016 11: 35
      Not SMEs, but MPL, it’s time to already learn the simplest infantry equipment.
  33. tomcat117
    tomcat117 28 January 2014 20: 01
    "With a shovel! It would never have occurred to me to fight with a sapper shovel,"

    I wanted to correct some inaccuracy that even our servicemen admit:
    The sapper shovel - in fact with which they usually go to hand-to-hand combat, is called the MPL-50 small infantry shovel.
    But the real Big Sapper Shovel is BSL-110 (this is its length) with which the soldier "inspired" injects.
    Although our soldier doesn’t care what, just to mow the adversary.
    1. yawa63
      yawa63 20 December 2016 06: 23
      Right, you can immediately see the military professional! Of course, MPL!
    2. Pathos
      Pathos 21 December 2016 13: 43
      BSL-110-ChK-DD Large sapper shovel 110 centimeters, painted stalk, come on come on laughing
    3. ch28k38
      ch28k38 17 January 2017 22: 20
      More precisely, the MPL 75 is the unfolded length of 75 cm.
  34. garik77
    garik77 28 January 2014 21: 00
    Americans value only their lives, and Russians alien. According to the reviews of those who fought in the Second World War, there was no heroism among the Americans, just that, their paws up and gave up, and ours blew themselves up with the last grenade, just to grab more enemies with us ..
    Something like that..
  35. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 30 January 2014 23: 43
    On the head of this sergeant to put for "nipples in striped shirts." Let him stand, think, Mabutei pin_dostan.
  36. DPN
    DPN 2 February 2014 21: 32
    Even if it's a bike, it’s still very nice to read. Thanks to the author for the good words about our guys.
  37. volga
    volga 5 February 2014 19: 03
    The true truth. Kosovo. The Americans will not crawl out of their base unnecessarily, and if they are driven away, they are hung with weapons as if they were the third world war, accompanied by armored vehicles and aircraft, where operations are more difficult to get off to avoid problems and losses. And Russians with a machine gun or machine gun at the ready, without any escort - a pawn on the night. By morning, the tasks were completed in the best possible way.
  38. Gunner
    Gunner 10 March 2014 01: 57
    I would give everything to shout "Uraaaa" in front of him asleep and see how he crushed .. the wounded one will climb the wall.
  39. polite people 2
    polite people 2 19 March 2014 22: 00
    How many times at a meeting without screaming everyone was taken away, tied up and ... then given in the 80s. They are afraid of us more than death. URAYAYAYAYAYAYA !!!! soldier soldier soldier
  40. Karela71
    Karela71 22 March 2014 10: 11
    Positively good
  41. dimitris
    dimitris April 22 2014 14: 13
    I wish Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry to fake MPL-50 or BSL-110 with a sapper blade with a cloak between the eyes ...
  42. papont64
    papont64 5 May 2014 11: 40
    Vladivostok. TOVVMU in 85, too, broke his mouth to dance ...
  43. MaksoMelan
    MaksoMelan 16 October 2016 10: 50
    About meeting with sapper blades. This is something from Alekseev’s book about Valkyrie. Only whether or not. No evidence no ala zadornov told. Neighing figured out what could be.
    1. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 26 November 2016 00: 07
      That's for sure. But Alekseev writes science fiction, he invented it himself and it is written on the book - science fiction. And the author is trying to pass off the truth of life. Inadmissible.
  44. ded100
    ded100 23 November 2016 17: 40
    Here it is what is now understandable RYA-YAYAA-AAA and a full diaper from partners !! laughing
  45. Blondy
    Blondy 24 November 2016 16: 55
    Interesting about helicopters. Of course, the production is Russian, but who said, showed that they belong to the Russians? Local guys could arrange work out at their own level.
  46. tracer
    tracer 24 November 2016 20: 19
    What article is bearded. I often communicate with former military personnel from the American Army and the Canadian Army. When they find out that they have a “colleague on the other side,” the conversation is usually more interesting. Summarizing what has been said, they respect, some hate through smiles, but respect and fear
  47. nezvaniy_gost
    nezvaniy_gost 25 November 2016 19: 29
    ))) myth. invented by Russian ... like warm oil to my liking ...
    But let it be .. myths are they necessary
    1. Maz
      Maz 28 December 2016 11: 38
      Well, how could you not get your corpses a week from a minefield in Yugoslavia? An engineering mine clearance vehicle arrived and in half an hour reached the American bodies. What did the American general say to his officers? - Nonsense, who are you going to fight with?
  48. Des10
    Des10 25 November 2016 20: 39
    You can make a fool of you from a non-current VO - either they twist the ads of others, or they publish an old VO, of course, a crisis of the genre and abilities ... smile
    Try hard.
    All the enthusiasm of such patriots disappears when approaching the natives of the Caucasus.
    With all due respect to the landing, the rules. men and the Caucasus.
  49. Akuzenka
    Akuzenka 26 November 2016 00: 05
    Ahahaha. Author, you also read "Treasures of the Valkyrie" ?! Congratulations. To raise your spirits, get hurt. I do not argue. For the truth of life, it sucks. There was a lot, but this was not.
  50. dvortsov1984
    dvortsov1984 26 November 2016 22: 05
    The tale is a lie, but a hint in it ...)))