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Day of Remembrance of the Russians, who were performing their official duties outside the Fatherland

February 15 in Russia officially marks a relatively new (since 2011 of the year) memorable date - the Day of Remembrance of the Russians, who performed their duty outside the borders of the Fatherland. This date has an alternative name - Internationalist Day of the Warrior. In the calendar of memorable dates, such a day appeared on the basis of a presidential decree of November 2010. The date 15 was chosen in February was in connection with the anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the territory of Afghanistan as a tribute to the memory of almost 15 to thousands of Soviet soldiers who died during the Afghan war.

Day of Remembrance of the Russians, who were performing their official duties outside the Fatherland

It should be noted that at one time the UN condemned the entry of Soviet troops into Afghanistan, calling that military operation “aggression”. The most surprising (although by today's standards there is nothing surprising in fact) that the invasion of, for example, NATO troops and specifically the American army in the same Afghanistan and other countries (Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq) in the UN is still not officially called aggression , echoing the States that these are operations either "to democratize" or "to destroy terrorists."

Today, as is known, the Russian Aerospace Forces perform international duty and protect the interests of the Russian Federation in Syria. With the help of effective actions of the Russian Aerospace Force, the Syrian government army has achieved tangible success over the past few months. If in September-October last year, gangs of terrorists fired at the center of the Syrian capital, Damascus, in preparation for taking control of all Syria, now the militants are suffering one defeat after another, suffering losses in both manpower and military equipment.

Russian warplanes are involved in the destruction of the infrastructure of militants of various groups, who, on behalf of notorious owners, have been tasked to tear apart Syria and turn it into an analogue of Libya, which has lost even a hint of unity and statehood. Russian military personnel performing anti-terrorist tasks in the SAR, destroy warehouses and command posts of militants, oil-extracting towers and processing plants, which brought the militants hundreds of millions of dollars in profits annually.

The actions of Russian pilots in the Syrian sky are provided from the ground and from the sea. Recall that the Hmeimim airbase is covered by a group of ships, at the head of which is the Varyag missile cruiser. At the airbase itself, the C-400 anti-aircraft missile complex was deployed, which is ready to shoot down any air object threatening Russian planes in the sky of Syria and the very air base in the province of Lattakia.

"Military Review" congratulates all the internationalist soldiers and expresses condolences to the families of those who lay down their head, fulfilling military duty outside the country.
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  1. Hubun
    Hubun 15 February 2016 07: 13
    Good luck to all those who fortify the distant frontiers of our country. Eternal memory who laid his head
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    2. Tatyana
      Tatyana 15 February 2016 08: 07
      I congratulate all soldiers and veterans of military operations in Afghanistan and other local conflicts, and now in Syria, on the Day of Internationalist Warriors - the defenders of our Motherland, who have performed official duties outside the Fatherland!
      I wish you success in battles in the BV and a long life for you! As well as health, happiness and all prosperity to all of you and your family and friends!
      With gratitude and respect, we think about you!
      1. Mareman Vasilich
        Mareman Vasilich 15 February 2016 08: 32
        In Afghanistan, Soviet people actually fought. Anyone who renamed this holiday is either a bastard or a moron.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 15 February 2016 09: 18
          Dedicated to the Real Heroic Warrior-Afghans of the 9 company.

          1. Alena Frolovna
            Alena Frolovna 15 February 2016 23: 51

            Someone believed in victory, someone believed in love,
            Someone knew that he would return, but fell under the fire,
            And the string will echo our memory of him.

            And all living beings always remember and bequeath to their children that there is nothing on earth above the Soldier's Debt!

            There is something akin to gilt epaulet,
            The shining of golden domes and icons ...
            Suffering and pain cleansed souls
            Those who meekly serve the homeland.
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  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 February 2016 07: 14
    Congratulations to the Afghan soldiers! Congratulations to all the soldiers-internationalists!
    The mournful memory of the dead.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 15 February 2016 16: 42
      All involved, congratulations on the next Date!
      Unfortunately, our ranks are thinning, let us remember ALL who are not with us,
      and I wish us all a peaceful sky and good health.
      We will live, Shuravi! soldier

      1. Panikovsky
        Panikovsky 15 February 2016 20: 44
        Uv.Stroporez, you are certainly a plus. but from my point of view, I emphasize only with mine, and so it seems to me that a hymn has already been written to Russian soldiers who died abroad, and no one will compose better. it's a waltz-On the hills of Manchuria Ilya Alekseevich Shatrov.
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 15 February 2016 07: 19
    Congratulations, guys. Eternal memory to those who died ..
  4. cobalt
    cobalt 15 February 2016 07: 23
    Give me your hand help rise
    I’m unlucky again, brother
    Than to fight with souls now
    My submachine gun smashed
    That you wash your face with tears
    There are no weak in our company
    Something is bad with my eyes
    Give me no hand i can go
    In a dusty cloud, a helicopter lands
    Well, why would I be able to stretcher myself
    But they carry it and hide it
    Be careful, brothers, he is without legs.

    To all warriors internationalists of health and longevity. My father left for Moscow today, today there is a memorial meeting with Afghan veterans. Good luck to him.
  5. sledge
    sledge 15 February 2016 07: 28
    All warriors - internationalists bow deeply - THANKS GUYS! The deceased is a blessed memory.
  6. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 15 February 2016 07: 35
    Appreciation and praise to those who honorably performed military duty outside the homeland. To those who are still remembered with respect, friends and enemies.
  7. Telemon
    Telemon 15 February 2016 07: 41
    I join the above. I don’t know whose verses, but:


    Tears of Eternally Waiting Wives ...
    soldier soldier soldier
  8. bionik
    bionik 15 February 2016 07: 44
    Breastplate "To the warrior-internationalist"
  9. bronik
    bronik 15 February 2016 07: 44
    The third toast is always for fallen friends.
  10. cniza
    cniza 15 February 2016 07: 48
    Eternal memory to the fallen, low bow and long summers to the living.
  11. with
    with 15 February 2016 07: 55
    "Military Review" congratulates all the internationalist soldiers and expresses condolences to the families of those who lay down their head, fulfilling military duty outside the country.
    Join now!
    1. Vadimsh
      Vadimsh 15 February 2016 14: 59
      not many monuments were destroyed, but many remained
  12. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 15 February 2016 08: 05
    The guys working today in Syria, good luck and speedy return home.
    Happy Holidays!
  13. polite people
    polite people 15 February 2016 08: 20
    He became a man when he accompanied the 200 cargo and first looked the soldier's mother in the eye. She called me the named second son. Eternal memory to the heroes-internationalists.
  14. Balagan
    Balagan 15 February 2016 08: 31
    He paid attention or I’m just so lucky - but everywhere there are such beautiful monuments to the Afghans.
  15. shelva
    shelva 15 February 2016 08: 33
    I congratulate those who served abroad of our country, were not considered a warrior - internationalist.
    Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia, etc.
    1. creak
      creak 15 February 2016 09: 33
      Quote: shelva
      I congratulate those who served abroad of our country, were not considered an internationalist warrior. Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia, etc.

      Well wrote in due time about our advisers and translators who served in different hot spots on different continents, said the poet who served with us in Egypt:
      In a foreign land
      In another's system
      We are carrying other people's battalions ..
      Ah there were times, and now the moments ....
  16. PKK
    PKK 15 February 2016 08: 39
    Anniversary of Debaltseve. In memory of all who died. A moment of silence. Health of the wounded. Congratulations to the Victors.
  17. raid14
    raid14 15 February 2016 08: 49
    Congratulations to everyone who was across the river!
  18. Bort radist
    Bort radist 15 February 2016 08: 50
    Quote: bronik
    Third toast
    "even the wind on the hills has died down ..."
    Thanks guys! Who was, who is, who will be.

    PS He served in a great country, remembered the place of service - almost internationalist.
    1. Agent_017
      Agent_017 15 February 2016 20: 58
      Guys, bow to you! A stingy tear flows from evil to soul !!! Nobody is forgotten .....
  19. Breard
    Breard 15 February 2016 09: 21
    Health and Memory to everyone who was there! (Puli-Khumri, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kabul 1986) ... Hmm, I swore an oath and served the USSR ... I don’t know such a holiday .. "The Day of Remembrance of the Russians who performed their official duty outside the Fatherland"
    1. Comrade Bender
      Comrade Bender 15 February 2016 09: 34
      Happy holiday, Brother! Health and peaceful sky! (Kabul, Host 1984-85.)
      1. Breard
        Breard 15 February 2016 09: 40
        Mutually .. and from the heart!
    2. Bacha
      Bacha 15 February 2016 15: 37
      Was not far away.))) Aivaj 11 outpost of Termez border guard detachment. Later became the 2nd Panj. 92-94g.
  20. vitya1945
    vitya1945 15 February 2016 09: 24
    not only Russians served in Afghanistan, but also Kazakhs, Ukrainians, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kyrgyz, Moldovans, Gagauz, Balts, Belarusians, Armenians
    e, Georgians, Azerbaijanis and many other nationalities of the vast Soviet Union.
    The alternative name sounds more correct, International Warrior Day.
    Eternal memory to those who have fulfilled their duty.
    1. Agent_017
      Agent_017 15 February 2016 21: 00
      The sons of the USSR served in Afghanistan! There and then were all brothers!
  21. n.dybnev
    n.dybnev 15 February 2016 09: 47
    Congratulations to those who have done their duty in Egypt.
  22. tolancop
    tolancop 15 February 2016 10: 01
    I read the comments. It became sad. For some reason, the "internationalist warrior" is strongly associated with Afghanistan. And only with him, as if there were no other internationalists. And the list is long: Spain, Mongolia, China, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, Africa .... (probably only in Australia and Antarctica they were not marked). And EVERYONE deserves memory.
  23. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 15 February 2016 10: 16
    “There is no greater love, as if someone would lay down his life for his friends ...” Scripture.
    Here it is, true patriotism, not in words but in deeds!
    God bless the souls of warriors and civilians who sacrificed their lives for the good of our Fatherland. Forgive them all sins, free and involuntary, and grant them the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen!
  24. Faust
    Faust 15 February 2016 12: 04

    All the holiday!
  25. Bacha
    Bacha 15 February 2016 12: 23
    Sad holiday ...
  26. iouris
    iouris 15 February 2016 12: 34
    It is no longer possible to explain to modern Russians what "Soviet man" and "internationalism" are.
    After the "withdrawals", "Soviet people" turn into "Russians", "international duty" - into "official duty."
    Will we start jumping and throwing down monuments soon?
    1. Agent_017
      Agent_017 15 February 2016 21: 06
      Well, why so sad? Many people remember all this, and children need to be told, carried out explanatory work with them, and taught the correct history, following the example of the deeds of the dead! And then they will continue the memory of their generations. But dirty films from the West and the USA need to be slowed down, because they poison souls with poison, death, debauchery. This scum should leave our country ...
  27. Bashibuzuk
    Bashibuzuk 15 February 2016 12: 36
    Do what you must - and let it be, what will be!
    Glory and memory to those who have done their duty.
    And performing.
    1. Agent_017
      Agent_017 15 February 2016 21: 07
      Great shot! This is our story! No one is forgotten!
  28. Andrey591
    Andrey591 15 February 2016 13: 02
    Mongolia, Khalkhin Gol
  29. Andrey591
    Andrey591 15 February 2016 13: 10
    On May 5, 2015, a monument to Soviet pilots who fought on the side of China during the Sino-Japanese War was unveiled in Nanjing. The total number of Soviet volunteer pilots was about two thousand people. More than 200 of them died. (Photo: China Daily / Xinhua)
  30. Karavan-150
    Karavan-150 15 February 2016 13: 56
    Memorial Day of the internationalist warriors.

    War ... a very scary word. It is also scary because of what happens in peacetime, when young soldiers have to fulfill an international duty, following the order of the government of their country and protecting the interests of a friendly state. Unfortunately, thousands of young servicemen died in armed conflicts in other countries, and for many, the war broke their lives. But they honestly performed their duty, proving their loyalty to the historical traditions of Russia. On February 15, the war in Afghanistan, which lasted 10 years, was completed and the last convoy of Soviet troops was withdrawn from Afghanistan. In memory of the heroic deed of our military, and paying tribute to their deed, February 15 is considered in Russia as the Day of Remembrance of the Internationalist Warriors.

    Far from the family, from the heat of the hearth,
    From a dear paternal home
    Your faithful companion has become an automaton,
    And it could not be otherwise

    Where the mountains fired, sand exploded
    Where the enemy was treacherous and vile
    You like grandfathers once - not a step back,
    Obeying orders and duty.

    You are the heroes of distant unknown wars
    Not for fame and rewards
    They said: “Well, if not us, then who?
    Don’t give up, brother, so be it! ”©
  31. kostya-petrov
    kostya-petrov 15 February 2016 15: 27
    Colonel-General Boris V. Gromov, the last commander of the 40th Army, expressed the following opinion about the results of the actions of the Soviet Army in Afghanistan: “I am deeply convinced that there is no reason to assert that the 40th Army was defeated, as well as that we won a military victory in Afghanistan. At the end of 1979, Soviet troops entered the country without hindrance, fulfilled - unlike the Americans in Vietnam - their tasks and returned home in an orderly manner. "
    We need to argue whether we were in Afghanistan or not indefinitely. But I think everyone will agree that the Soviet Army and its soldiers and officers have shown themselves worthily there. Under the most difficult conditions, real Heroes were forged, our equipment passed a rigorous test. Glory to everyone who went through the crucible of the Afghan war and their long years of life.
  32. Valery 1966
    Valery 1966 15 February 2016 16: 36
    We would die if we did not die. Eternal memory to the fallen.
  33. parafoiler
    parafoiler 15 February 2016 17: 14
    Glory to the soldiers-internationalists !!!
  34. Avtopilot
    Avtopilot 15 February 2016 17: 44
    At the ATO zone, 150 veterans of the Afghan war were kicked off as a result of combat engagements. On the occasion of the day of the day of the participation of the participants in the fighting on the territory of the other powers, having declared the People’s Deputy, the head of the All-Ukrainian Association of Veterans of Afghanistan Sergiy Kunitsin, transferred to LIGAnet.
    1. Agent_017
      Agent_017 15 February 2016 21: 12
      It is very difficult to read, I do not quite understand the language. If you publish a speech, translate into the language of the country in which you are sending the text. I think that you know the Russian language, very little time has passed so that you forget it, forget what you were taught at school ...
    2. saygon66
      saygon66 15 February 2016 21: 51
      -This is what they did to us ... It's how we got to this ... and how now we will get out of this shit ...
    3. Rivares
      Rivares 15 February 2016 22: 36
      Quote: Avtopilot
      At the ATO zone, 150 veterans of the Afghan war were kicked off as a result of combat engagements.

      Just did not indicate for whom they fought. Likely stopping pravosekov and vsu.
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  36. saygon66
    saygon66 15 February 2016 20: 00
    - Forever to be remembered as the Day of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan ...
  37. Undermined ustoev
    Undermined ustoev 15 February 2016 21: 15
    Day of Remembrance of the Russians, who were performing their official duties outside the Fatherland

    International debt, international, eprst! Lavrov is not on you.