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"Third defense of Sevastopol": the city does not forget its defenders

In Sevastopol, on Sunday, rewarded self-defense fighters. They received certificates and thanks from the city authorities. Thousands of volunteers stood up in February to defend the peninsula and did not let radicals into the Crimea. Now the troops are disbanded, but their defenders in Sevastopol are not forgotten.

While two sons and her husband were patrolling the streets at night, Natalya Kaminskaya hardly slept. When the formation of self-defense detachments began in February to protect against the Kiev radicals, her men were among the first to sign up.

No one can calculate how many people in February and March came to defend the city. 5 printed thousands of letters of honor, but not enough for everyone. There will be special badges, however, they risked their lives, of course, not for awards, but for the elderly, women and children, who say thank you today.

In the detachments of self-defense of Sevastopol were recorded mostly men. But there were also brave ladies. Natalia Novitskaya put 8-year-old son to bed and went on duty. Led a rapid response squad.

They all call themselves members of the "third defense of Sevastopol". And the fact that now in the city is calm, they call their main victory. Celebrated with a military band and St. George ribbons.

After the reunification of Sevastopol with Russia, the self-defense units were disbanded. A new public organization, the Sevastopol Defense Committee, was formed from their participants.

May 9 will host a naval parade now in the Russian city of Sevastopol. Self-defense fighters are not invited to it as spectators, but as participants. Sevastopol will celebrate not only the 69 anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, but also a round date - the liberation of the city from the Nazi invaders.
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  1. awg75
    awg75 April 7 2014 14: 57
    people defended their raging. well done!
    1. Sakhalininsk
      Sakhalininsk April 7 2014 15: 04
      Thanks to the guys for making the story. The history of the revival of Russian unity and I hope this revival will not stop only in Crimea.
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    3. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB April 7 2014 15: 10
      Southeast is next in turn!
      1. olegglin
        olegglin April 7 2014 15: 15
        Southeast: “Well, boys, let's go!”
        1. sazhka4
          sazhka4 April 7 2014 15: 41
          Quote: olegglin
          Well, guys, we drove

          When you speak, respect your native language. Nobody canceled the letter Е ..
          1. lelikas
            lelikas April 7 2014 20: 34
            Quote: sazhka4
            When you speak, respect your native language. Nobody canceled the letter Е ..

            Currently, the Rules of Russian spelling and punctuation, approved in 1956 by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, the Ministry of Higher Education of the USSR and the Ministry of Education of the RSFSR (hereinafter referred to as the Rules), are applied, which indicate that the letter "e" is written in cases where it is necessary to prevent incorrect reading and comprehension of a word, or when it is necessary to indicate the pronunciation of a little-known word. hi
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        2. seller trucks
          seller trucks April 7 2014 15: 41
          Quote: olegglin
          Southeast: “Well, boys, let's go!”

          kind cards yes nude without access to the sea, a meaningless misunderstanding, or rather, it is already a misunderstanding, but will be without access to the sea crying
        3. GDP
          GDP April 7 2014 15: 47
          We defended the Crimea, and what will happen to the Southeast?
          It seems that large-scale protest actions started there, as in the Crimea they seized the administration building, the SBU, called on Russia to help.
          I wonder how our Cossacks react to these events. It seems that thousands of them were going to go by volunteers to the Southeast ... And where is the great Don army? Have you ever seen Cossacks anywhere in Donetsk or Lugansk? All the same, the southeast of Ukraine is the birthplace of the Cossacks ...
          1. Genry
            Genry April 7 2014 17: 40
            No need for excessive emotions. Something heavy cannot be accelerated immediately. But stop the figs, then. good
    4. maks-101
      maks-101 April 7 2014 18: 53
      people defended their raging. well done!
      power in Kiev has staggered and the Turchins of the Yatsenyuk are not so confident in themselves today.
  2. Lantau
    Lantau April 7 2014 14: 57
    Well done you guys !!!
  3. konvalval
    konvalval April 7 2014 14: 57
    That's why he is the legendary Sevastopol.
  4. svetlomor
    svetlomor April 7 2014 14: 57
    "The third defense of Sevastopol"
    In the light of recent events in the near future, the next liberation of Kiev!
  5. Monk
    Monk April 7 2014 14: 58
    They defeated fascism.
  6. moremansf
    moremansf April 7 2014 14: 58
    The country must know its heroes !!!
  7. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 April 7 2014 14: 59
    Honor and Glory to the guys from the self-defense units!
  8. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 7 2014 15: 01
    Sevastopol is saturated with the blood of our ancestors! There is even heroic air! Well done well done!
  9. Kodar 75
    Kodar 75 April 7 2014 15: 03
    Sevastopol - you are the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, military glory and valor. In truth, the great pearl of Russia! We are proud of you!
  10. Oleg Prophetic
    Oleg Prophetic April 7 2014 15: 09
    Well done didn’t let the gangs make a mess like ours in the north. Glory to Sevastopol city hero.
  11. ZU-23
    ZU-23 April 7 2014 15: 10
    That's right, heroes need to be encouraged, only in this way a person will begin to understand that his homeland will never forget him.
  12. Russ69
    Russ69 April 7 2014 15: 10
    Interesting article ...

    Crimean border special forces began combat training under the programs of Russian special forces. And border guards who received Russian passports can now officially conclude a contract with the FSB of Russia. The department of special operations on water, or, as they are called here, "border seals", was part of the exemplary Ukrainian maritime border unit in Balaklava near Sevastopol. The squad consists of contract soldiers, midshipmen and officers. All with experience in special forces. There are, for example, those who served in Berkut. The specifics of the detachment are counteraction to smugglers, poachers and violators of the maritime border. Moreover, both from water and from under water. This was the first and only detachment of border special forces in the Crimea, which almost in full force switched to the side of Russia. Only the commander and another commando went to Ukraine - their families live there. The Kiev command called the remaining in Crimea traitors. “What traitors we are, we were born and raised here.” How could we go against our people. And even more so for whom to fight, for Bandera or what? - the guys say. On March 2, part of them were blocked, asked to open the gate and surrender. Now they remember this with humor, although a month ago everyone was, of course, not to joke. Now, as they admit, they began a completely different life and a completely different service. Previously, firing was every two months, and only 50 rounds per brother. Daily special training and exercises, twice a week for many hours of live firing. Number of rounds: as much as needed, they shoot as much and it’s obvious that they shoot with pleasure. Previously, when they served in Ukraine, firing was every two months and only 50 rounds per brother. “And indeed it wasn’t any shooting, and so, picking up cartridges,” suddenly breaks out at the fighter with the call sign Samurai. - Imagine, one shoots, and holds the second hat so that the sleeves fall into it. Then, all the same, we crawl and look for those who flew away, because you have to account for them. According to another special forces officer - Casper, it is natural that in such circumstances there could be no talk of any tactical combat shooting. Therefore, the guys began to purchase airsoft and air guns themselves and trained with them. And they themselves bought most of the equipment and uniforms with their own money. This is with an average salary of 4-5 thousand hryvnias, which in terms of rubles is about 16 - 20 thousand. A similar picture was with diving training. At the end of last year, Kiev finally gave the go-ahead to the border special forces for the purchase of new equipment. It was already dangerous to dive with the old one. The soldiers signed in advance for receiving equipment, which so far was only on paper. They waited a month, after which a team came from Kiev: for everything you signed on receipt, now sign that you again handed over to the warehouse. “You don’t think - we don’t cry, after all, we had one of the most elite parts of Ukraine,” says another spetsnaz - Mad. According to him, their salaries are four times higher than those of the same marines, they constantly had access to the sea and real combat operations. But at the same time, the special forces are offended that some commanders of the Ukrainian border service were "friends" with poachers and smugglers, drove "official" BMW X6s, were engaged in business instead of service, but in reality only fans were guarding the border, and for the idea. According to the Crimean border guards, the Russian instructors who are now helping them, in a couple of weeks, have already become much more familiar than many of the officers who have commanded them for several years.

  13. mountain
    mountain April 7 2014 15: 21
    Sooner or later, everything that was so stupidly lost will return, which was not before the leaders. I hope not I alone believe in it.
    1. jayich
      jayich April 7 2014 15: 28
      We all believe, hope and look forward to new achievements! drinks
    2. jayich
      jayich April 7 2014 15: 28
      We all believe, hope and look forward to new achievements! drinks
    3. el.krokodil
      el.krokodil April 7 2014 20: 45
      not one .. I also believe that during my life, God forbid! it will be so ... people cannot endure for so long ..
  14. Alexey M
    Alexey M April 7 2014 15: 32
    Ukraine come back to you Russia is waiting !!!
    Drive out your freaks and join Russia.
    1. Genry
      Genry April 7 2014 17: 44
      Do not worry! We will be back !!!
  15. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv April 7 2014 15: 34
    Rarely when all people have SUCH unanimity...
    And the point here is not even joining the Russian Federation, namely - PROTECTION OF ITS CITY:
    - Self-organized and did not allow turmoil, robbery and robbery,
    - Without any payment, they guarded the city and its approaches, leaving work,
    “They showed such discipline, which is difficult to do even by order.”

    Sincere Respect.
    Impressed as a military man.
    ps And they didn’t tell the Sevastopol grandma, WWII veteran that ... the "fascists" were coming ...
    1. Aleksandr1981
      Aleksandr1981 April 7 2014 19: 16
      Grandmother Respect))))))))))))))))))))
  16. Estet59
    Estet59 April 7 2014 15: 36
    Crimeans, ZEMLYAKI! You made the history of Great Russia, continuing the work of Potemkin, Suvorov, Ushakov and many patriots of our Motherland! Victory Day will now rightfully and directly be your well-deserved holiday! With gratitude and respect from all Russians!
  17. Arh
    Arh April 7 2014 15: 45
    We Become Stronger From Feats, From Courage !!! ***
  18. kvnvolga2008
    kvnvolga2008 April 7 2014 15: 47
    A good example for the Southeast is less words and more deeds! High activity and jewelry organization of the process, including the preparation and conduct of the referendum!
  19. kudwar68
    kudwar68 April 7 2014 15: 51
    Thanks to the Crimeans, Sevastopol from all over Russia! You survived!
  20. Russ69
    Russ69 April 7 2014 15: 56
    In general, it must be admitted that Crimea changed the situation in Russia itself. The psychology of people has changed. The country has become more rallying, the fifth column has shown its true face to those who have doubts, people are ready to lose something, but to stand their ground, their attitude towards the West has begun to change, even among hamsters who recently cursed GDP and looked into the West's mouth.
    1. Evgeniy152
      Evgeniy152 April 7 2014 16: 31
      I fully support! drinks Brilliantly held Olympiad, then Crimea. Now the main thing is not to lose your mood and develop success, crush the remaining fifth column, remove as a tumor on a healthy body of the country soldier

      Not one step back!
  21. vladstro
    vladstro April 7 2014 16: 02
    Could it be that they would have given up in front of this scum, but they have the memory of their ancestors in their blood, who just did not rake near Sevastopol and in the Crimea, the Turks more than once, the French, the British and the "invincible Hitlerite army" and these imperfections in Kiev thought that they they will march victoriously to school, teach history, maybe something will appear in your head under a saucepan, but if not, the same Sevastopol residents will remind you. themselves would have run away, but only who needs them there.
  22. SS68SS
    SS68SS April 7 2014 16: 34
    GOOD FELLOWS !!!! RUSSIA IS proud of its citizens !!!!
  23. Deadmen
    Deadmen April 7 2014 16: 37
    Heroes !! I'm proud of them !!
  24. jktu66
    jktu66 April 7 2014 16: 38
    My grandfather had one of the medals for the Defense of Sevastopol. It is necessary to award all activists of Crimea with a specially issued medal, a government award so that descendants know and be proud!
  25. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S April 7 2014 16: 44
    Sevastopol is handsome, which means a hero city and people to match the city. The heirs of immortal glory, conquered and paid for by the blood of our ancestors, Now looking from there from their heights, you are probably glad that the city of Russian glory has returned to Russia. till the end of time.
  26. mamont5
    mamont5 April 7 2014 16: 44
    And now we need to introduce another holiday - the day of the liberation of Sevastopol from the Bandera-fascist invaders.
  27. Rusin Dima
    Rusin Dima April 7 2014 17: 29
    Sevastopol city of Legend as Putin said and I completely agree with him
  28. Nonik
    Nonik April 7 2014 17: 44
    Quote: GDP
    It seems that large-scale protest actions started there, as in the Crimea they seized the administration building, the SBU, called on Russia to help.
    It seems to me that they should not be able to raise the issue of joining Russia in a referendum. Then, after independence - it is possible. Russia will probably not be able to digest all territories at once, besides, the howl in the west and fear will intensify. I would like to think that our experts have calculated everything.
    If fear intensifies, NATO will seriously prepare for war from fear, although a split is already brewing there ..
    But Russia is proposing federalization, but Kiev certainly does not agree. Since I do not agree, I would suggest that the entire southeast of Ukraine simply withdraw from Ukraine. And then it will be seen. But the south-west has yet to reach the exit process .. Alas, one cannot get along with the current Kiev. Although, what will happen there after the election - xs.
  29. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 7 2014 17: 49
    The people must know their heroes! Many human thanks for their dedication and heroism!
  30. Nonik
    Nonik April 7 2014 17: 49
    Quote: Evgeniy152
    Now the main thing is not to lose your mood and develop success, crush the remaining fifth column, remove as a tumor on a healthy body of the country
    First of all, with corruption, and not with the 5th column. There is some sense in her - as an object of contempt and frightening (something like "don't go with Makarevich - you will become a Bandera member"). Yes, and there is a lot in Navalny, he tries to follow corruption, or pretends smile Now, probably, his popularity has greatly diminished, after his famous letter to the USA with an appeal with sanctions ..
  31. Chikua
    Chikua April 7 2014 17: 49
    Well done Brothers that came out on one front supporting each other!
  32. ken
    ken April 7 2014 17: 52
    Thanks to all the commanders and fighters of self-defense!
  33. Pioneer Tanya
    Pioneer Tanya April 7 2014 18: 34
    Honor and praise to you, Sevastopol! A beautiful city, we were there in the early 90's, and now we will definitely visit again!
  34. bistrov.
    bistrov. April 7 2014 19: 17
    Well done Sevastopol and Crimeans in general. My father defended Sevastopol in the Second World War, for almost four months, commanded a company of marine corps there until he was wounded. Therefore, Sevastopol is not a stranger to me!
  35. shelva
    shelva April 7 2014 19: 17
    Well done Sevastopol. They have adequately organized the seventieth anniversary of freedom from fascists. On May 9, it doesn’t work at all, but I’ll definitely get out at the Navy.
  36. Kulneff2009
    Kulneff2009 April 7 2014 19: 42
    Honor and praise, BROTHERS and SISTERS!
  37. Oleg777
    Oleg777 April 7 2014 20: 25
    Crimea set only the 11-th German army of Manstein 45 000 (!) Bayonets, which took part in the assault on Sevastopol.
    In the 17th army of the Wehrmacht, nine separate Russian companies were formed.
    Crimean “volunteers”, unlike the UPA, which defended their own lands, took part in the blockade of Leningrad. By the way, they didn’t take Crimean Tatars into the Wehrmacht, therefore one cannot hide here for the theses about “Crimean Tatar traitors”.
    Modern Crimean “fighters against fascism” are in no hurry to tell Crimeans how and from whom the 1942th Simferopol Cossack Squadron of the Cossack Cavalry Regiment “Von Yungshults” and the 5st Andreevskaya Hundred near Simferopol were formed in Simferopol.
    Also from the Russians, the Nazis formed four Russian Cossack battalions on the peninsula, which became the basis of the Von Schulenburg Russian Cossack Security Division. This division was finally destroyed precisely in the battles with the UPA in 1944.
    In February 1942, in Simferopol, the headquarters of the 11th Wehrmacht Army formed the 5th Simferopol Cossack Reytarsky Squadron, on the basis of which the Cossack Reytarsky Regiment was created under the command of Lieutenant Colonel von Schulze of the 1st Tank Army. In 1943, this regiment, as one of the best in the fight against the Red Army and partisans, was included in the 1st Cossack Cavalry Division of the SS troops, and subsequently expanded and was transformed into the 15th Cossack Corps of the SS troops.
    It should be noted that Hitler included Crimea in the Reichkomisariat “Ukraine”. Therefore, it was the 15th Cossack SS Corps, formed in Crimea, and not the Galichina SS division, that became the first collaborationist formation in Ukraine that was fully included in the SS troops.
    The corps is not a division, but still much larger. Therefore, Lvov, with its Galichina division and two battalions, which did not swear allegiance to the Führer and the Reich, and in the majority transferred to the UPA, oh, how far to the Crimean Cossacks.
    In addition to the above facts, three Russian marching battalions of the Wehrmacht, the 560th and 994th field battalions of the ROA were formed from the inhabitants of Crimea.
    In addition to the Cossack corps, first in Sevastopol, and then in Simferopol, the headquarters, management and two battalions of the 1st grenadier division of the SS "Russia" were understaffed and the formation of the 2nd division began.
    Of the residents and prisoners of war in Sevastopol, the 381st Sevastopol Training and Field Division of the Wehrmacht was formed.
    The coastal defense from Sevastopol to Feodosia in 1942-1944 was provided by the “Kingsmarine of the Black Sea” team, in which the officers were Germans and the soldiers were exclusively Russians, recruited from local residents and prisoners of war. And although these “Kringsmarians”, when approaching the Red Army, shot their officers and went to the partisans, they nevertheless served the invaders for two years.
    Separately, it should be said about the Crimean police battalions - the so-called “ХІVі" ("Voluntary assistants" - of the Nazis, of course). In Sevastopol, such a battalion was formed of 450 local residents and guarded the seaport, while in Crimea the same “helpers” blocked Soviet partisans in the mountain forests.
    If we compare the number of collaborators of Crimea and Western Ukraine in their relation to the number of local population in 1941, we get interesting results. In the western regions of Ukraine, the number of collaborators who have joined the occupiers (even including the Ukrainian division Galichina and the battalions Roland and Nachtigal in the general list) makes up about 2,5% of the total population of the region. In Crimea - almost 12% ... And the Crimean Tatars have nothing to do with it!
    1. BYV
      BYV April 8 2014 07: 09
      Quote: oleg777
      Crimea set only the 11-th German army of Manstein 45 000 (!) Bayonets, which took part in the assault on Sevastopol.

      Now inhale, and slowly, I repeat SLOWLY, say this number out loud. Do you yourself believe in that? If, after that, you continue to insist on the reliability of this information, it remains only to measure the temperature.
      By the way, any historical research is usually accepted to confirm with documents.
  38. GalDucat
    GalDucat April 7 2014 21: 17
    Quote: oleg777

    This vyser is taken from the "research" of the famous Ukrainian nationalist Myroslav Mamchak. Believing him is not respecting yourself. As for you, oleg777, that is, there are two ways to become better than everyone: 1. to do self-improvement 2. to throw mud at everyone around so that your insignificance is not so noticeable. You chose the second path. I feel sorry for you.
  39. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. April 7 2014 23: 25
    Quote: MIKHAN
    Sevastopol is saturated with the blood of our ancestors! There is even heroic air! Well done well done!

    This is a special holy city.
    He has been to Sevastopol many times. In total, about a year and a half of life has been recruited.
    Leningrad and Sevastopol is something that no one can ever break, even after centuries. These are Russian wonders of the highest standard.
  40. BYV
    BYV April 8 2014 15: 35
    Quote: oleg777
    Therefore, Lvov with its division "Galicia" and two battalions that did not swear allegiance to the Fuhrer and the Reich

    And now attention, the correct answer is:
    The oath of members of the SS division "Galicia", like that of other volunteer units of the SS, was somewhat different from the "original" oath of the SS troops:
    “I, the Ukrainian volunteer, voluntarily surrender myself to the German Army with this oath.
    I swear allegiance to the German Leader and Supreme Commander of the German Army, Adolf Hitler, in unwavering loyalty and obedience.
    I solemnly undertake to execute all orders and orders of superiors, as well as all military, government and official affairs to strictly keep secret and thereby faithfully and faithfully serve the German Army and at the same time to their homeland.
    It is clear to me that after my oath I am subjected to all German military disciplinary sanctions. The end of my service as a Ukrainian volunteer is determined by the German Army. ”