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Wolf Tamers

Yakut OMON: fought sensibly, did not surrender to captivity, did not abandon their

In the spring at the beginning of the 2000s, a column of military equipment stopped on a street in the foothills of the Chechen village - the road was blocked off by a bus with a painted wolf and a grinning driver behind the wheel grinning on board. Suddenly, the driver's expression changed, and he hastily pressed on the gas - from the height of the armor that had seen “behi”, the slanting faces of the Yakut OMON fighters stared calmly at what was happening.

The special purpose police unit of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) formed 1 on April 1993 of the year on the basis of a separate special task platoon of the PPP battalion commanded by then senior police lieutenant Alexander Ryzhikov. Instead of the required staff, hundreds of 20 people scored. Two weeks later, the detachment received the first combat mission and immediately flew to a remote ulus, where the offender killed the security officer, captured him weapons and disappeared into the taiga.

Wolf Tamers
A series of Caucasian business trips began for the Yakut riot police in May 1995-th. Fifty fighters flew to Mozdok for the first time - a transit point on the way to the next in peace to Chechnya. The new location is the city of Argun, the military commander's office, which they took under protection. They also carried out other combat missions: they served at the checkpoint, inspected the passport regime, inspected vehicles, and carried out “stripping”.

In the fall and winter of 1995, a second mission took place - the commandant of the Leninsky district of Grozny. The main task is the same, but others have been added. For example, night patrols in its sector of the destroyed city. Riot police, ready to perform tasks of such complexity, was then a little. Night raids Yakuts gave good results. The enemy got nervous and made unsuccessful night attacks on the commandant's office a couple of times. Then several employees received their first wounds and awards - the Order of Courage.

In the summer of 1996, when a detachment stood in the Naursky district, at the checkpoint at the entrance to the district center, two fighters detained an entire convoy of so-called free-flowing gasoline dealers. The convoy was accompanied by several supposedly local policemen, and in fact, armed people with “necessary” certificates. Having understood that only two OMON fighters want to prevent their illegal business, they began to threaten "these Asians" with a weapon. But one of the "Asians" - the senior police officer Valery Krasikov managed to get in touch with the base, and after five minutes, to the surprise of the fake police officers, at the checkpoint rushed to the old "Ural" with a dozen armed Yakut riot policemen. Dumbstruck offenders were detained without firing a shot.

The second part of the Chechen adventures of the Yakut riot police began in September 1999, when the troops re-entered Chechnya. The new place of service - the border village of Sary-Su. One night, returning to base, the Ural went astray. After a two-hour night walk, the car finally left for some checkpoint. It was there that it turned out that riot policemen several times drove into the territory controlled by the gangs.

The squad suffered its first combat losses in January 2000 in Shali. 7 January, Christians celebrated Christmas, and Muslims - Uraza Bayram. On the eve of the snow fell. The mood of the soldiers was elevated. In the morning, a satellite communication session took place and everyone was able to communicate with family and friends a little. Suddenly, an order was received - to move to the area of ​​the pipe plant in the village of Germenchuk, where a group of militants up to 10 a man held several hostages. The Yakuts headed by the lieutenant colonel of militia Alexander Ryzhikov also entered the formed consolidated detachment from 60.

Intelligence at the time let down. Militants turned out to be several times more. They realized it was too late when they got into a fight. The gangsters had a well-established defense system and targeted fire sectors. They made it possible for the fighters to come closer to the high concrete fence, behind which they sheltered, and opened aimed fire.

In the first minutes of the battle, a machine gunner of the junior police sergeant Stas Golomarev was killed, several employees were injured. Other members of the detachment suffered losses - the Volga Sobrovists, police officers from the Shali VOVD, and military personnel of the explosives who lost two infantry fighting vehicles. The command of the consolidated detachment was lost.

Anticipating an easy victory over the feds, the militants began to shout: “Russians, give up!”. One of the riot police shouted in response: “Do you accept the Yakuts?” - and, after giving an aiming queue, he was able to bring a few wounded to a safe place.

The combined detachment who has found himself in a difficult situation and losing people was led by the commander of the Yakut Special Police Forces, Alexander Ryzhikov. Having assumed the leadership of the battle, he constantly kept in touch with the base, managed to competently organize the departure of people from the trap, evacuate the wounded and thereby save the lives of twelve soldiers. I did not save myself. The sniper mortally wounded him in the neck. Alexander was carried on his hands, but could not be saved. Posthumously Ryzhikov awarded the title Hero of Russia.

The next morning, a gang of several hundred people, led by the former “minister” of the Sharia security of Ichkeria, Aslanbek Arsayev, entered Shali and actually seized the district center. Only the military commandant's office and the ROVD building remained in the hands of the federal forces. The Yakut OMON is one of the few units of the blocked garrison. On the offer to the “Russian dogs” to lay down their arms and surrender, removing the Russian flag, the Siberians responded with accurate shots. Not having suffered a single irretrievable loss, they managed to survive, having destroyed several of the bandits who had lost their vigilance. In the environment they spent almost a week.

After the debacle of Shali was over, the riot police performed combat missions for another two months.

After a month break, the squad was again in Chechnya. Point of stay was the village Kurchaloy. Glory went on the heels of the Yakuts - they do not surrender to captivity, they don’t give up theirs, they fight sensibly. Once again, this was confirmed by the police major Viktor Vologodin, who acted as the detachment commander. The car in which he was driving to the base was ambushed; the driver received several bullet wounds in the stomach. Victor, despite the injury, jumped out of the cab and opened aimed fire at the attackers. Having received a fitting rebuff, the bandits retreated. The commander stopped the first available car and hauled a seriously wounded comrade on it to the nearest medical center: it was not even minutes that his fate was decided - seconds and he tore them from death. The fighter is still alive. Victor Vologodin refused hospitalization and, having made a dressing, returned to the detachment to his own.

He participated in the Yakut riot police and in the "mine war". She turned in Chechnya since the end of 2000, when the separatists realized that they were losing their chances to turn the tide in their favor. Detachment sappers got the hand not only to carefully remove the bombs, but also to put them on the paths of "those born on the night when the she-wolf was whelping" (words from the Chechen separatist hymn. - Author's note). In addition, the Yakuts took patronage over the road in their area of ​​responsibility, and since then the explosions on it have ceased.

On account of strong and courageous guys from the Yakut riot police more than a dozen business trips to Chechnya, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, Kabarda. In memory of them in the detachment survived a trophy - a manual wolf named Storm.
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  1. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 5 March 2014 08: 52
    Honor and praise to the Yakutians. As they always keep the brand of calm, unobtrusive and cold-blooded warriors. Worthy of their great-grandfathers.
  2. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 5 March 2014 08: 59
    from the Don.
    In a word-; WOLVES !:
  3. ImPerts
    ImPerts 5 March 2014 09: 01
    Out of place, but remembered)))
    Good luck guys!
  4. Hikar
    Hikar 5 March 2014 10: 28
    Sakhalar Urui Aihal!
  5. amigo1969
    amigo1969 5 March 2014 10: 45
    Well done Yakuts !!! Real Russian soldiers !! Like their grandfathers in World War II !!
    1. Starina_hank
      Starina_hank 5 March 2014 19: 22
      Not Russian, but Russian!
      1. Pavlouha
        Pavlouha 5 March 2014 23: 41
        You are wrong, old Hank - it is the Russians. This is our strength!
  6. TS3sta3
    TS3sta3 5 March 2014 11: 15
    this also does not care about the builders.
    1. Alibekulu
      Alibekulu 5 March 2014 18: 06
      Quote: TS3sta3
      this also does not care about the builders.
      Well, now the Yakuts are actively reviving the veneration of the "Eternal Blue Sky" wink
      Here on "VO" there is a kazakh story, which says about the Yakut who criticized the Kazakhs, that they departed from the belief in Tengri ..
      Auezkhan Kodar, a Kazakh culturologist, cited as an example to the Kazakhs, "these" Yakuts, as fathers who had returned to the faith.
      1. TS3sta3
        TS3sta3 5 March 2014 21: 42
        Actually, I meant the Turkish project to split the Russian Federation. if the Yakuts believe in tengri, this does not mean that they follow the lead of the Turks. right, by the way, do. and in Kazakhstan, Tengrism is unlikely to be revived now - the Muslim community will be more stable.
        1. RPD
          RPD 5 March 2014 23: 49
          they very cunningly believe))) and go to church and shamans
        2. Asan Ata
          Asan Ata 6 March 2014 00: 05
          Baurym, our Islam - it is not Arabic, our Islam is completely saturated with Tengrianism, our former religion, and this makes it national. One of the most important differences is that we first have a nation, and then Islam, and among the Arabs Islam is above all, the national specificity is erased or already destroyed. This is because Islam came to us as a religion of conquerors, for which it is important to anonymize the nation to begin with, and then absorb it. In our country, Tengrianism is being revived as a culture, and not as a religion, a culture to honor ancestors, to protect the homeland, to respect elders. In our steppes one can often find mazars - adobe domes above the grave. Previously, when a traveler was forced into the night by a steppe, he took refuge in the mazar, believing that the spirit of the deceased protects him. In our Islam, by the way, now there is a new trend - to read it in Kazakh. I think this is correct. Thus, the British ousting the Catholic religion, created the Anglican Church, the Germans - their own, the Russians - their own, in their own languages. This is a sign of a mature nation.
          1. sasha.28blaga
            sasha.28blaga 6 March 2014 06: 53
            In general, I treat the Kazakhs very well, even little is said. He served with them, nothing bad, great guys. Yakutia is in the neighborhood, I can say that the spirit of the Yakuts is very fighting.
            1. TS3sta3
              TS3sta3 6 March 2014 12: 51
              IMHO. the determining factor in relations between people and peoples is information: if politicians are profitable, people will relate to each other normally, and if hostility is needed, the media begin to inflame, historians-prats begin to connect, and then the hostility process begins to support itself, thanks to involvement in clarifying the relationships of more and more people. what we see in the end: peoples who have lived quite peacefully for decades today, at least, do not trust each other, and some even fight. infovoyna - a prelude to this conflict. therefore, the relationship of one or two people does not matter at all to the events.
          2. TS3sta3
            TS3sta3 6 March 2014 12: 39
            Thanks, I didn’t. hi
        3. Alibekulu
          Alibekulu 6 March 2014 18: 48
          Quote: TS3sta3
          in Kazakhstan, Tengrism is unlikely to be revived now - the Muslim community will be more stable.
          By the way, did anyone notice under what flags the Crimean Tatars appeared (sort of like Orthodox Muslims, not like Kazakhs) ?! lol
          1. TS3sta3
            TS3sta3 6 March 2014 19: 31
            What flags did the Crimean Tatars perform under?

            under the Crimean Tatars. it's blue like that. in general, activists from Hizb ut-Tahrir spoke.
  7. Gray 43
    Gray 43 5 March 2014 11: 28
    Real warriors!
  8. Yutas
    Yutas 5 March 2014 11: 49
    It's nice to read about fellow countrymen)))
  9. Orang
    Orang 5 March 2014 12: 45
    Harsh people.
  10. Support
    Support 5 March 2014 13: 05
    Glory to the guys. Good luck.
  11. O_RUS
    O_RUS 5 March 2014 14: 11
    Thank you for the article! Here are the real men! Our defenders! Health to you fighters and your families!
  12. saps
    saps 5 March 2014 15: 05
    We are all Russian! And the whole world should know, though ... for sure ... they know that we are a formidable force, we are all together, all of Russia! That’s why the West freaks out, trying to quarrel us on national grounds !!! we are a nation, Russians, Russia !!! The world will not shudder, the world will love us as a country that saved the whole world from self-destruction .... Russians are all the nations of Russia !!! NOT GONNA GET US !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Sonyman
    Sonyman 5 March 2014 16: 21
    Handsome guys !!!!
  14. stalkerscc
    stalkerscc 5 March 2014 16: 42
    This is not snotty American Delta fighters and green berets. yes
  15. Snoop
    Snoop 5 March 2014 17: 30
    Proud of fellow countrymen! Article plus! Little is not docking - Yakutia is not Siberia. Or rather, the Yakut people answered with well-aimed fire. This is the same if Muscovites are called Petersburgers. Very often I meet such shoals in articles about the Second World War. For example, Polosukhin’s division is often called Siberian, although they are Far Eastern. Historians sometimes write Moscow saved the Siberian divisions))) As I understand for the inhabitants of the central regions of Russia, the Far East and Siberia are generally like another planet))) As a student and studying in St. Petersburg, I was faced with the fact that faculty members were digging up why I had a Russian passport if Yakutia disconnected from Russia))))) These are the events that I slept through)))
    1. amigo1969
      amigo1969 5 March 2014 17: 36
      .... once read the memoirs of a WWII veteran. Soldiers from small ethnic groups of the north and Siberia fought in his unit - Buryats, Yakuts, Evenks. He spoke very highly of their soldier qualities. He wrote: "they did not know who Lenin was, but from 200 meters from the PPSh they beat without miss - the Germans had no chances .." Severe soldiers!
    2. Andrey57
      Andrey57 5 March 2014 21: 11
      A young guy from Yakutia came to General Rokhlin, for a short period he shot almost four hundred spirits with his grandfather three-ruler, I do not remember the name, he was awarded the Order of Courage, although it was worth giving the Hero of Russia!
      1. dzvero
        dzvero 5 March 2014 22: 05
        In his comments on the article, comrade PDM80 talks about this guy.
      2. dmitrij.blyuz
        dmitrij.blyuz 7 March 2014 16: 43
        It was like that. But not a young guy. By age, grandfather. And there are children and grandchildren. I clicked on militants for more than 4 hundred. By the way, if I am not mistaken, there was a story about him on our site.
    3. sasha.28blaga
      sasha.28blaga 6 March 2014 06: 55
      So you probably also overslept the new accession of Yakutia to Russia.
  16. polly
    polly 5 March 2014 18: 05
    People of action always cause respect, the heroes are not in words but in deeds: the wounded major fought off the attackers and managed to send his comrade to the hospital, literally wrested him from death. A real man and a glorious Russian warrior! You read about such people and your soul becomes brighter. ..
  17. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 5 March 2014 18: 07
    Well, about the PPSh, you obviously went overboard. And, the fact that there were snipers from God, so they are all hunters. Although he grew up with the Evenks, but since they did not learn to shoot. They are sharp-sighted like birds. Even snow for them has its own color . It's amazing. For us, it's either just white, or with turquoise, for them, something is generally incomprehensible to us. They can determine the temperature from the snow. Only from the yaranga it will look like this, and immediately - "It's warm, however! Only thirty . You can stomp to the sea "Orientate in the taiga and tundra, we are not standing next to you! This is a nationality, however! good
  18. Gagarin
    Gagarin 5 March 2014 18: 49
    Guardian Angel TO REAL MEN!
  19. kafa
    kafa 5 March 2014 19: 16
    the guys were humorous.
    Chechens asked: - who are you?
    - Chinese
    uncorruptible resourceful real soldier
  20. builder74
    builder74 5 March 2014 19: 53
    Quote: amigo1969
    Well done Yakuts !!! Real Russian soldiers !! Like their grandfathers in World War II !!

    Quote: Starina_Hank
    Not Russian, but Russian!

    It is clear that the Russian, but still - RUSSIAN SOLDIERS. good
  21. Fedya
    Fedya 5 March 2014 23: 09
    They do not need masks at all! hi
  22. PValery53
    PValery53 5 March 2014 23: 14
    The traditions of the Yakuts and Tunguses in the extraction of enemy skins dates back to the time of the Great Patriotic War. Well done, guys, you know how to protect!
  23. RPD
    RPD 5 March 2014 23: 45
    with stas holomarev for infancy in one section went. 10 years ago some ki smashed monuments to Golomarev and Ryzhikov in the cemetery. Stas seems to be the first to open fire
  24. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 6 March 2014 00: 02
    It doesn’t matter what God they prayed for, it’s important what they did, these Russian guys from Yakutia!
  25. sounddoc
    sounddoc 6 March 2014 00: 46
    Good night everybody! I recommend watching the movie "Sakha Sniper". Although fictional, but interesting cinema ...
    1. RPD
      RPD 6 March 2014 02: 04
      yeah normal movie
    2. -Dmitry-
      -Dmitry- 3 October 2014 11: 43
      To be honest, the film is not very - not very filmed.
      Sam from Yakutsk, if that :)
  26. driver
    driver 7 March 2014 12: 23
    Siberia is from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean Yakut baptized bastard 380 years with us, protects its national culture, glory to fellow countrymen heroes
  27. Ols76
    Ols76 17 March 2014 03: 41
    Thank you for the article! real men!
  28. Artem1967
    Artem1967 22 March 2014 15: 04
    Everyone would have fought like that! It would be interesting to look at a manual wolf. Good luck, men!
  29. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
    Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 24 March 2014 01: 32
    Thanks guys! You are real men. If grief politicians (as well as outright traitors to Russia's interests) did not interfere, the second Chechen would not have existed.
  30. Lenar
    Lenar 21 July 2014 14: 15
    Reliable and proven Russian brothers.
    Not that some ...
  31. TRN
    TRN 27 December 2014 05: 39
    dear comrades! yes, comrades! I was very glad to read the article.

    A thought crept into my head after reading about "Turanostroiteli". Personally, I believe that Turan is the USSR, in which most of the Turks have lived under a single banner lately.

    In Yakutsk there are Orthodox and Catholic churches, a church, a mosque and a datsan, which speaks of tolerance for other religions. And the Everlasting Blue Sky and Sun have been revered and revered from time immemorial, even during the Soviet era.