From the archive of the press photographer
After a quick diesel refueling column tanks in dust clubs, the “quarry” went to the deployment site and immediately entered the battle with the “enemy”.
This is just one of many episodes of the 2005 Strategic Deployment exercise, which took place in the Novosibirsk region at the Shilovo training ground of the Siberian Military District. The main purpose of the exercises, which was headed by the Head of the Logistics of the RF Armed Forces - Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General V. Isakov, was working out the main issues of logistic support for troops during the hostilities. In addition, questions were worked out on the interaction of the rear structures and the largest in Russia JSC AK Transnefteprodukt to provide fuel for units and divisions of the armed forces.
At headquarters and in the field, the tasks of connecting to the main pipeline, obtaining fuel from rail and road vehicles, refueling military equipment, repelling the actions of sabotage groups of a conditional enemy, fighting fires, restoring destroyed buildings, protecting rear facilities from raids aviation.
Large-scale exercises were practical and educational-methodical in nature. Special rear forces, structural subdivisions of Transnefteprodukt OJSC, logistics services and subdivisions of the Siberian Military District, railway troops, as well as command personnel of the rear of the Armed Forces, combat arms and military districts were brought to them.