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Vladimir Nikolaevich Kashirov

Vladimir Nikolaevich KashirovSeriously wounded after an explosion by an armored personnel carrier, without legs and with severe burns, 6 was captured on December 1983 of the year on the Salang Pass. The spirits dragged him to the village and the locals made shuravi stoning, knocked out an eye, but he had a great will to live and he survived. Twice he escaped from captivity on self-made crutches, both times the spirits caught him. In captivity he behaved with dignity, he did not drop the honor of a warrior.

From the investigation materials: “Near 6: 30 6 December 1983 of the year by order of the battalion commander Major Kuzychenko A.Ye. a group of platoon commander Ensign Vladimir Belov, a mechanic-driver of the private Askhat Gabbasov and a senior gunner of the private Vladimir Kashirov on the BTR-70 (board No. XXUMX) advanced to the 347-th sentry post. The task is to deliver the gearbox and the engine for repair of another BTR and bring in a part of Private M. Usenov to the point of permanent deployment.

Along the way, to the south of 19-th stronghold, near the village of Hindzhan, the BTR-70 (board No. 347) was blown up on a controlled improvised explosive device (the weight of the explosive was about fifty-sixty kilograms). As a result of the explosion, the armored personnel carrier was dropped off the road into a cliff and turned over. Thirty minutes later, an armored group consisting of three BTR-70 (commander - senior warrant officer V. Penkov) found an inverted burning armored personnel carrier, inside which the ammunition exploded.

An explosion crater with a diameter of about three meters and a depth of one meter was found at the scene of the incident. When inspecting the terrain, wires were found going up the slope away from the road and connected to five batteries. In addition, the rebels fired two rounds of RPG-7 grenade launchers at the already turned-over BTR. Through the damage to the armor, two burnt corpses were visible. One was in the driver’s seat, the other was at the right landing hatch. The deputy commander of the unit, lieutenant colonel V. Rossokhin, who arrived at the scene of the incident. organized the extraction and shipment of the remains of the dead.

On the basis of the inspection of the armored personnel carrier, the remains of the dead and the inspection of the terrain by the command of the unit, it was concluded that the body of the third soldier was fragmented by an explosion into small parts, and it is missing ... "

It is precisely established: many facts of the Panjshir legend about the wounded “shuravi” are basically true. After the bleeding at Salang Kashirov, bleeding, seized a gang from Khindzhan. It is also true that the insurgents forced the peasants to throw stones at the "wrong shuravi", knocked his eye out. But Kashirov survived the second time. Then he was treated for several months by a French doctor nicknamed Marat in the rebel hospital located in the Astana base camp. Obviously, there he wrote his last message to his mother, which was transferred to the USSR Embassy in France.

The content of the note: “Mom! I, your son Vladimir, am alive and well, am in captivity in Afghanistan. Our BTR shot down, or rather, burned. Two dead, I remained alive. So do not bury me in advance. I hand over a letter with a doctor, a good man, he is from Paris. Our demobels have already gone home. I missed you too, mom, write to you so that they can exchange me for their people, Afghans. You see, mom, instead of home, I ended up in Panjshir, I'm just an unlucky person. Today is December 22. My dear mother, I will finish, kiss you. Vladimir ".

When the wounds on the cult of the right leg healed, Kashirov was again returned to the village of Khindzhan, where he was imprisoned in a torture cave. In the eyes of the Soviet war, they tore off the skin of living prisoners, chained them to decaying corpses, and every day they flogged them with flexible iron rods. They declined to accept Islam, forced them to perform religious rites, gave the Muslim name Karim. Kashirov answered everything: I am a citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Established: twice Kashirov tried to escape from his imprisonment. Both times he was caught. They continued to terribly torture.

From the report of the company commander to the depth of intelligence of the Major Nikolayev Guard:
“18 June 1984 of the year in the course of a military operation in the Panjsher Gorge among the captured documents of the Islamic Committee of one of Ahmad Shah’s gangs was found an anonymous note in Russian. Its content: “I am a citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Hindzhan was here, taken captive by Kolatk-Salang, an armored troop-carrier was blown up by a mine. 2 man died, I was injured and taken. I am writing all this, maybe someone will find this note, now the southern gorge ... ” By handwriting established: wrote a note Kashirov.

In September, 1984, from the captivity of field commander Ahmadshah, our units managed to free Private Andrei Dobychin, captured by the rebels. It is from him that the latest news about the fate of Kashirov emanates.

Excerpt from his testimony: “For the first time I heard about Karim, the insurgents of Kashirov used to call it - in the spring of 1984, in Bazarak, from their arrival Hinjan Dushman. Under a big secret, he told me how a Soviet soldier was captured by the wounded in Salang, how they mocked him, admired his courage - a weak “shuravi” throws out food, beats the guards with a crutch ... When I got to Khosta-Fereng district, I learned that Karim also transferred here. And soon our landing force landed, there was a panic, and Kashirov, the guards told, managed to escape from custody. But the guards sent in pursuit allegedly overtook him and shot him dead. I don’t know where Kashirov was buried ... ”.

This version of the death of Vladimir Kashirov is not proven. His further fate is not known.
But no one saw Kashirov broken and conquered.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 6 December 2015 07: 31
    Thank you, you can’t forget such names ...
  2. strelets
    strelets 6 December 2015 08: 02
    Eternal memory to the unbroken!
  3. hauptman7
    hauptman7 6 December 2015 08: 13
    Everlasting memory!
  4. Vityok
    Vityok 6 December 2015 08: 26
    Recall all those who performed the international duty in Afghanistan! Eternal memory to you!
  5. Zheka40
    Zheka40 6 December 2015 09: 15
    Russian soldier!
    1. Valiich
      Valiich 6 December 2015 21: 23
      Soviet Citizen and Soldier! Eternal Glory to the Warrior the Liberator! To all the wars of the Soviet Union! Glory to the Fallen and Now Living !!!
  6. Nonna
    Nonna 6 December 2015 10: 12
    Eternal memory to the Russian soldier. More often, such articles would be written. Real people and their exploits. And not trash about Ukraine.
  7. Kim Klimov
    Kim Klimov 6 December 2015 10: 13
    Strong-willed, courageous and strong guy - a real Russian warrior and man. Glory to the hero!
  8. Sofia
    Sofia 6 December 2015 10: 17
    My heart sank as I read the letter to my mother. Thank you, I did not know about Kashirov before. What kind of willpower ...
  9. aleksandrs95
    aleksandrs95 6 December 2015 11: 01
    We need to find his burial place, he can give money for information and put up a concrete monument with them, so that they know who will have paradise, and not for shaitans. He is a hero everywhere, and they have more dogs.
  10. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 6 December 2015 11: 07
    Thank you for printing this story. Just to tears ...
    It is necessary that those who live knew what was.
    In the modern history of our country, much is still hidden.
  11. oleg46
    oleg46 6 December 2015 11: 19
    The Kingdom of heaven! Eternal glory! Warrior! There are no words! Thank you mother for such a son! Indeed, a Russian soldier is a soldier of spirit, honor, nobility, dignity! But my heart was pinched ... crying
    1. Militia
      Militia 6 December 2015 15: 25
      This version of the death of Vladimir Kashirov is not proven. His further fate is not known.
      But no one saw Kashirov broken and conquered.

      Already immediately buried? Nobody saw him dead or dead either. It is also here in the article that the version of the death is not proven. So it's too early to bury a hero. But you must always remember.
  12. yuriy55
    yuriy55 6 December 2015 11: 34
    Everlasting memory! A real Russian soldier!
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  14. GEORGE
    GEORGE 6 December 2015 11: 36
    Quote: parusnik
    Thank you, you can’t forget such names ...

    And how many of them are left there ... Eternal MEMORY !!!
  15. vladeinord
    vladeinord 6 December 2015 13: 30
    My countryman, eternal memory to him!
  16. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 6 December 2015 13: 36
    What select guys laid their heads for the Country ... Eternal GLORY TO THE HEROES OF THE COUNTRY OF COUNCILS!
  17. Weaving
    Weaving 6 December 2015 14: 14
    Every time you read about the feat, it is about the feat of our soldiers that you are surprised at the strength of spirit and courage. Eternal memory, eternal glory to such people! It is on such examples that our youth should be educated.
  18. SerB60
    SerB60 6 December 2015 14: 41
    Quote: hauptman7
    Everlasting memory!

    I am joining. What parents survived ... Let's not forget Heroes.
  19. Ulysses
    Ulysses 6 December 2015 14: 42
    Eternal memory to the soldier.
    To tears crept.
  20. Proud.
    Proud. 6 December 2015 14: 52
    I'm sitting crying. Probably getting old.
  21. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket 6 December 2015 15: 18
    A soldier with a capital letter. Everlasting memory..... soldier Salt of the earth ... soldier
  22. Insurgent LC
    Insurgent LC 6 December 2015 15: 38
    When I read an article about the heroes of the war in Afghanistan, one thought comes all the time why the state that sent its soldiers will not make a small allocation of money and make a film about the unknown heroes of the past war who did not break into captivity and fought until the last, for example, about the uprising in the Bardaber camp where Soviet soldiers raised a rebellion and died in battle why the money is on any crap and mediocre series.
  23. lelikas
    lelikas 6 December 2015 17: 10
    Quote: LPR Insurgent
    When I read an article about the heroes of the war in Afghanistan, one thought comes to me all the time why the state that sent its soldiers will not do small, will allocate money and make a film.

    In principle, I agree, but that's just, I'm afraid it will turn out to be another "Stalingrad" and instead of a good film about war heroes, there will be snot, sex, betrayal and other attributes of modern cinema, so it's better not.
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 6 December 2015 17: 18
      In principle, I agree, but that's just, I'm afraid it will turn out to be another "Stalingrad" and instead of a good film about war heroes, there will be snot, sex, betrayal and other attributes of modern cinema, so it's better not.
      There is some progress, they say. Have you heard something about the film "Panfilov's 28". Created partly with public money. Hire, promised, in December.
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 6 December 2015 17: 41
        Quote: avva2012
        There is some progress, they say. Have you heard something about the film "Panfilov's 28". Created partly with public money. Hire, promised, in December.

        I really hope for him.
      2. T-73
        T-73 6 December 2015 17: 48
        Quote: avva2012
        Have you heard something about the film "Panfilov's 28"

        Someone on the internet wrote that he saw either an excerpt, or a trailer - they say they’ve taken a decent shot. And not partly, but indeed, for the most part, they began to withdraw with public money. Then they say the Ministry of Culture has connected, the bastards, they themselves do not catch mice, they go to the finished. Well, okay, it's a bureaucrat’s conscience. The result is important. See you soon.
        1. avva2012
          avva2012 7 December 2015 04: 05
          I saw the trailer and I really liked it. I was interested in the project. As a result: more than 30 million rubles were collected by the people, 30 million were given by the ministry, something, about 1 million dollars, from Kazakhstan. There seemed to be enough money. I liked the very idea of ​​a "people's film". Perhaps there will be other projects.
  24. DDsurgut
    DDsurgut 6 December 2015 17: 37
    heroes do not die, they live by eternal memory !!!
  25. T-73
    T-73 6 December 2015 17: 44
    Soldier and Man, bow down
  26. Stilet
    Stilet 6 December 2015 17: 56
    This must be read aloud in all educational institutions. It is necessary that the younger generation would understand where the true values, and where the flea market. I join the proposal to create a film about such people. The memory of them must be preserved - they did not drop the honor of the Russian soldier. Honor and glory! And eternal memory ..
  27. ANTI.KORR.
    ANTI.KORR. 6 December 2015 18: 21
    We will not forget you, Brother! soldier
  28. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 6 December 2015 18: 45
    I agree with previous authors, those who wrote about new films on a military theme.
    All the time I read articles on the heroic deeds and feats of the Soviet people and Russians on the VO.
    I would like to add that there are films of a military theme, in the form of time travel. Probably, that the youth would go. Unfortunately, a lot was missed. E.BN. Senior relatives say that they ran away from school to "Shield and Sword". We stood in queues to see "Liberation".
  29. Served once
    Served once 6 December 2015 19: 00
    Vladimir Kashirov! Soldier and Man! God bless you to be alive! Articles about such people should become permanent. Young people should know such people. Whatever your fate, for most of the regular readers of this site today you are with us, you are among us. Thank you SOLDIER!
  30. luxprofi
    luxprofi 6 December 2015 19: 05
    True hero. A real Soviet man. A hero with a capital letter .. Yes, there were people in our time ... Liberal metrosexuals do not understand this, and do nothing like that.
  31. driver
    driver 6 December 2015 19: 29
    Yes, there were a lot of courageous people in the USSR ..... Now capitalism has reduced their number many times .... Annoyingly ...
  32. summer
    summer 6 December 2015 19: 36
    Yes. The story is sad and great.
    Sometimes it’s a shame that life didn’t live like that, but here.
    A simple beautiful Russian face. On such guys, no, peasants, our land stood and stands.
    And no one howls about him as “according to the untimely departed from us” ninety-year-old man, whose feat is unknown, but the name is immortal.
    It's a shame for them and a pity for such "Ivanov" - Vladimirov, Petrov, Fedorov, Stepanov.
    If there is God, he will reward the hero according to his deserts, if people could not. His relatives are alive - thank them for the WAR.
    Eternal memory to the Hero!
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 6 December 2015 22: 15
  33. DOMINO100
    DOMINO100 6 December 2015 22: 32
    Here are the same scum now in igil! normal Afghans never touched prisoners! especially Russian.
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 7 December 2015 04: 17
      What do you mean, "normal Afghans"? Everything depended on the particular field commander. According to the stories of our guys, they did not surrender. In reality, they fell mostly unconscious. It was rumored that Ahmad Shah allegedly did not commit atrocities. But, before him, the prisoner had to live.
      1. DOMINO100
        DOMINO100 7 December 2015 22: 52
        I agree. It was just that my friends served and heard a lot. Ahmad-shah-Masood actually represented the northern coalition. And he was kind of loyal to the USSR!
  34. Valkh
    Valkh 6 December 2015 23: 47
    Bright memory to the hero !!!
  35. konvalval
    konvalval 6 December 2015 23: 49
    Quote: DOMINO100
    Here are the same scum now in igil! normal Afghans never touched prisoners! especially Russian.

    And in the right sector, too.
  36. TanyaKar
    TanyaKar 7 December 2015 03: 31
    I wonder if any help was given to the mother of Vladimir Kashirov? This young Russian soldier deserves the award of his country for his courage and feat. Such as Vladimir Kashirov should be included in textbooks on the history of the Russian state.
    In the meantime, only fetish programs like: "Evening Urgant" .... Sick to watch.
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 7 December 2015 04: 10
      In the USSR, there were no prisoners. In this situation, it was considered that the body of the soldier was destroyed. Most likely, the mother’s funeral came. If, I’m not mistaken, then for the deceased son, there should have been certain benefits.