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The delegation of the Airborne Forces went to Havana to get acquainted with the preparation of the Cuban special forces

A group of servicemen from the Russian Airborne Forces departed for Cuba to familiarize themselves with the training of special forces and intelligence units of the republic’s armed forces, reports MIC with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

“During the five-day visit, Russian military experts, in addition to familiarizing themselves with the training of military personnel of a foreign state, will consult with the Cuban side on the participation of the military personnel of this country in the upcoming International Army Games in 2016 on the territory of the Russian Federation”, Says today's release.

It is reported that the delegation was headed by Commander Vladimir Shamanov.
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  1. Ajent cho
    Ajent cho 16 November 2015 18: 03
    As far as I understand, special forces are very different, including - on a climatic component. Ours needed experience in operations in hot and humid climates?
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 16 November 2015 18: 04
      This is great! We must begin to gain a foothold in Cuba specifically! From a small, slowly, and then it can reach the bases of the airborne forces and naval forces and strategic missile forces, etc. reach! Right under the nose of the USA! Dashing trouble began! Happy! soldier

      PS: Cuba is an old friend who is better than the new two! (Russian proverb)
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 16 November 2015 18: 05
        there the trail has already been trodden by our experts during the Cold War.

        Judging by the interviews of retirees from the group "B" of the TsSN, everything is in order with the special forces in Cuba. Ours had a lot to learn.

        Everything new is well forgotten old. (with)

        1. Black Colonel
          Black Colonel 16 November 2015 18: 14
          There was once a program about how in Soviet times our specialists went to learn how to shoot a pistol from "some Nicaraguan." According to the recollections of one of them, "... our arrogance was immediately knocked down by what we saw in his performance."
          1. cniza
            cniza 16 November 2015 19: 57
            Learning is always good.
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        2. wandlitz
          wandlitz 16 November 2015 18: 56
          there the trail has already been trodden by our experts during the Cold War.
          It’s just those specialists who previously went there at a respectable age, but now it's time for the young to train ...
        3. Civil
          Civil 16 November 2015 19: 21
          SPEAK AND WRITE that the Cubans saw in Syria!
      2. Angro Magno
        Angro Magno 16 November 2015 18: 30
        I believe this is being done in preparation for the operation in Nicaragua. Or maybe the Cubans will raise it. It will even be easier.
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    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 16 November 2015 18: 07
      It's a good thing, the Cubans were excellent warriors and they have something to adopt and we have something to learn from them.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 16 November 2015 20: 53
        take root, settle about staying in Cuba !!!! No options!
    3. vodolaz
      vodolaz 16 November 2015 22: 15
      I visited Cuba a couple of times and still want to)
      1. Alexey Boukin
        Alexey Boukin 16 November 2015 22: 28
        Or is it better to conduct joint exercises in Cuba?
    4. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 16 November 2015 22: 56
      Quote: Ajent Cho
      As far as I understand, special forces are very different, including - on a climatic component. Ours needed experience in operations in hot and humid climates?

      Apparently an exchange of tactics is planned: D For example, I am pleased to think that our Cubans are taught how to storm the cities occupied by the enemy: D
    5. Monetniy
      Monetniy 17 November 2015 09: 34
      Also thought about it
    6. Lexa-149
      Lexa-149 17 November 2015 10: 21
      Even if you don’t need to, but to have knowledge and develop tactics applicable to our special forces, oh, how it is!
  2. Strezhevchanin
    Strezhevchanin 16 November 2015 18: 06
    Nothing, this is now called))) well done!
  3. S-cream
    S-cream 16 November 2015 18: 07
    Five days, six nights? wink

    What can be learned in 5 days? Who should be scooped from whom, in fact?

    I am inclined to the fact that just specialists from the Russian MTR are taken out for training in real conditions that cannot be found in Russia. Jungle, tropics, all things ...
    1. demo
      demo 16 November 2015 18: 14
      A correctly asked question contains 50% of the answer to it.

      What can be learned in 5 days? Who should be scooped from whom, in fact?

      It was just a re-location.
      Shamans, just like that, I would not go there.
    2. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 16 November 2015 18: 16
      Exchange of experience is necessary, especially in such specific climatic conditions. good
    3. padded jacket
      padded jacket 16 November 2015 18: 21
      It is very good that our country finally remembered Cuba, the Cubans are good and persistent warriors who are very nice to our country, despite its betrayal on our side during the time of Yeltsin and his gang of different Chubais and Gaidars.
      The army of Cuba is armed of course very poorly, but the equipment is in very good condition despite its age and many of its developments:

    4. avia1991
      avia1991 16 November 2015 23: 04
      Quote: S-cream
      Who should be scooped from whom, in fact?

      Cuban commandos are one of the best special forces in the world. In Soviet times, they were like a "plug in every hole" into which the USSR intervened.
      I spoke with one veteran of the Angolan war - he expressed rave reviews about these guys. And when our transport workers landed in Angola, the flyers admitted that they slept peacefully only when there were Cubans in the inner ring of guards: they did not let a single local "marshal" pass without a detailed check, and they "extinguished" saboteurs on the approaches, and not "on fact ".
      So, I think OUR THEM has something to learn.
      And I think that those commentators who suggest that there was a need for our landing, after the Arctic, to master the peculiarities of action in tropical latitudes are right wink
  4. marinier
    marinier 16 November 2015 18: 11
    Hello dear!
    So you will bring amers to a heart attack.
    Probably after this news all the east coast of the United States, added red
    Hazard level.
    So ached RUSSIAN GO.
    That nakarkali on his Bosko.
    Do not wake famously (RUSSIA) while it is quiet !!!
  5. yuriy55
    yuriy55 16 November 2015 18: 11
    Airborne flies to Cuba
    From the Russian side.
    If only they didn’t play too much,
    If only there was no war ...
  6. 31R-US
    31R-US 16 November 2015 18: 25
    The base there will be Russian.
  7. lukke
    lukke 16 November 2015 18: 25
    It is nice to read about innovative ideas and their implementation of at least one state husband in the country! and doubly pleased that he was in uniform. But Chubais and others like him, let him continue to smoke quietly aside, if he is remembered in Russia, then I hope only with obscenities.
  8. Terrible_L.
    Terrible_L. 16 November 2015 18: 29
    their test gear! laughing
    1. mav1971
      mav1971 16 November 2015 18: 48
      Quote: Scary_L.
      their test gear! laughing

      this photo is probably 30
  9. Proud.
    Proud. 16 November 2015 18: 43
    Visit the Black Wasps!
  10. Alagez
    Alagez 16 November 2015 18: 47
    In the case when someone will have to run away from a country such as a backup airfield
  11. For Courage
    For Courage 16 November 2015 19: 13
    It's high time to answer the abrams in the Baltic states!
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 November 2015 19: 22
    "Calibers" are easily placed in a standard sea container. And it is impossible to track such a "bookmark", in contrast to the times of the "Cuban missile crisis".
    And it’s clear that the special forces will guard these containers. So the guys went to look around on the ground. This is me, for example. Maybe so, let's go hang out, the girls in Cuba, they say, fire!
    1. cherkas.oe
      cherkas.oe 16 November 2015 23: 40
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      the girls in Cuba say fire!

      Very - fire. repeat good drinks soldier
  13. muhomor
    muhomor 16 November 2015 20: 12
    Shaman Exotics laughing lacks?
  14. moskowit
    moskowit 16 November 2015 20: 34
    Judging by the level of leadership of the delegation, the documents should be signed quite significant. And meetings with the leadership of the Cuban parallel structures will be at a high level. This is evidenced by the short duration of the visit. Learning will come later. The colonels will agree about it ...
  15. da Vinci
    da Vinci 16 November 2015 21: 58
    During the USSR, GRU and Alpha special forces actively exchanged experience in Cuba, Nicaragua, Vietnam, and other friendly countries. This was described in the memoirs of the heads of these special services. bully
    1. lukke
      lukke 16 November 2015 23: 04
      The lane "Os" (there was such an "attraction" for the amigo) the first time the guys from the Office "B" could not pass, and these are not ordinary paratroopers ...
  16. Dinko
    Dinko 17 November 2015 03: 51
    The Cubans are strong guys, it’s time to learn from them. Our military men who served in Cuba have always respected the Cubans as fighters.
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 17 November 2015 08: 07
    I envy business travelers: Rum, cubes, sea .... In between.
  18. sokudo
    sokudo 17 November 2015 13: 37
    While in Cuba, I came across several young officers (mostly the Airborne Forces) who were resting on vacation several times. It was always surprising that the MO really paid so well that the guys have enough money to stay with their family in Cuba in 4-5 * hotels.