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Ukrainians took away the nibbles of the fleet

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How many destinies Ukraine has entwined in a heavy braid, which today is hidden under a black widow's handkerchief, how many generations will now remember that bright, good time when they served and lived here, guarding the general state peace!

There is a long tradition in the village of Don to hold torchlight processions in the evening on the eve of Victory Day. There is something magical in this action, something mysteriously holy, sorrowful, solemn, uniting in the evening half-light of all people.

Journalistic memory gave me such a memory after aviation disaster "Boeing" that happened in Rostov on March 19. These torches and weather are the main motives of the “push”. I met an interesting person, my fellow countryman just recently, and I want to tell you about him, about his Libyan-Yemeni business trips, about a terrible break in Ukraine, which also affected him.

Last year, in the course of the traditional torchlight procession in the evening of May 8, a white-haired colonel walked at the head of the famous group for the first time. Mikhail Stefanovich Viflyantsev - my countryman, a native of the Verkhnedonsky district of the Rostov region, settled in a small village of Kazan in August 2014 as a military retiree. Most of those who became officers have dreamed of this courageous and honorable profession since childhood. You can’t say the same about Michael Stefanovich: he never thought that his life would be inseparable from the sea. And where will this sea come from in the far steppe farm, which perched on a steep slope and drove through the streets of its steppes, tumbleweed, and not green and blue waves of the sea?

Misha Viflyantsev was born in 1954 in the village of Gromchansky in the family of a primary school teacher and a collective farm accountant. He had to go to school for three kilometers, to the next village, but his parents could not afford to think that he would graduate from the eight-year plan. It was especially difficult to walk in the winter when the snow covered the roads and had to wade through heavy snow drifts. School science was very good for him, and in 1971, Mikhail graduated from Meshcheryakovskaya secondary school very successfully. Only in Russian he had a four in his certificate, and the rest were all fives. In the school curriculum, Michael's favorite subject was physics, and after classes he and his friends enthusiastically collected transmitters and other devices from radio components.

Therefore, Michael immediately after school without any problems entered the Taganrog Radio Engineering Institute for the specialty “measuring equipment”. In Taganrog, he saw a sea. There was a military department at the institute, so after its graduation Viflyantsev with other graduates passed military training in Severomorsk, after which he was given the military rank of lieutenant of the reserve.

In Taganrog, our countryman found his personal happiness. Elena Ikramovna, who graduated from the pedagogical institute with a degree in Russian language and literature, became his chosen one. Thanks to his wife, and there have been dramatic changes. Once Elena's friends from the Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye invited the young couple of the Viflyantsevs to visit them. Mikhail Stefanovich and Elena Ikramovna liked this large industrial regional center of Ukraine so much that they decided to move there.

As it turned out later, the move to Ukraine was one of the events that turned Mikhail Viflyantsev’s life into a completely different direction. In Zaporozhye, Mikhail Stefanovich got a job at the Zaporozhye Machine Building Institute as an engineer of the research sector at the radio engineering department. But for a long time to live and work in this city on the Dnieper Viflyantsev not happen.

“In the fall of 1979, I was unexpectedly called to the military enlistment office for a medical examination,” he recalled. - There they explained that due to the lack of officers in the armed forces, reserve officers would be called up for military service.

In May 1980, M.S. Bethlear was called up to the Black Sea Fleet. Since then, he has given several decades naval service. From the very beginning, Viflisflaw was appointed head of the group of the central laboratory for measuring equipment of the Black Sea Fleet.

Since then, Sevastopol has become his second homeland. In September, 1983 was appointed to the position of deputy chief of the measurement and control laboratory of the Black Sea Fleet missile base on the recommendation of the standing commander Viflyantsev. In this position, Mikhail Stefanovich fell first foreign trip.



It was sent in 1986 by the command of the senior group of specialists to the Democratic People’s Republic of Yemen to assist in setting up, repairing and adjusting instruments of the Republic of Yemen’s naval forces, with which the Soviet Union had the most favorable relations among the countries of the Arab world. The state sovereignty of the USSR recognized from the very first steps the formation of a young republic, thus striking a blow at the British influence forces that controlled this country.

Mikhail Stefanovich fell into the thick of the military-political conflict that was rapidly unfolding between the South Yemeni top leadership. The two opposing sides clashed first on the political platform, and then took to the streets: there were battles between supporters of General Secretary Ali Nasser and the opposition leader, Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of Yemen, Haydar al-Attas.

However, a third party was involved in the confrontation - Ali Salem al-Beid, who became 6 in February 1986, General Secretary of the Central Committee YSP, which marked the beginning of the creation of a unified Yemen.

Only two peaceful months worked Mikhail Stefanovich in Yemen, and then the moment came when he received an order to evacuate, which took place under heavy fire. Several Soviet sailors were injured. Michael successfully survived these dangerous moments.



After returning, he was appointed deputy head of the Central Laboratory of Measurement Technology of the Fleet (TsLIT).

And a year after the new appointment, Mikhail Stefanovich was sent on a new mission: this time to another Arab republic - Libya, in the north of Africa. The Libyan mission lasted much longer: seven months.

They had to resist the American military experts who participated in virtually all military conflicts, often incited by the American side: in terms of the number of wars that America was leading, it surpassed all countries.

The largest patrol ship Al Hani, which is still the main ship of the Libyan navy, built by order of Libya in the USSR at the Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant named after AM. Bitter and handed over in 1987-1988's.

For successful completion of the assignment in the Libyan Republic, MS Viflyantsev was awarded a diploma of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR.

Returning to his homeland, Mikhail Stefanovich continued to serve in the Black Sea Fleet that had become native.

It is difficult to live on the break of epochs when the native land is literally being torn apart by political passions that are bubbling with a volcanic vent. In 1990, Vyflyantsev received another promotion - he became deputy commander of the fleet's measuring equipment base. In 1991, he took part in the state tests of the first stationary automated complex for calibration of measuring instruments.

Ukrainians took away the nibbles of the fleet


In May 1993, Vyflyantsev was appointed deputy head of the fleet metrology service.

The service in the Black Sea Fleet was complicated by the fact that at that time the base of the fleet was, unfortunately, outside the Russian Federation. Mikhail Stefanovich today recalls that even then, at the beginning of the 90-s, Ukrainian officials tried to set various obstacles for the fleet, to interfere with its relations with the mainland part of Russia, exposing all kinds of illegal obstacles, thus complicating the normal work of protecting the state border. As is known, in 1991, the then President of Ukraine Kravchuk signed a decree on the beginning of the creation of his own fleet based on the Black Sea Fleet of the USSR. Simply put, it was an order to begin the unprecedented theft of property of the Russian state, whose leaders, unfortunately, mired in oligarchic clashes and plunged them into the officer color of the nation.

The fleet was torn to pieces. Ukrainians took especially tidbits for themselves.

In 1995, in the metrological service of the Navy, Viflyantsev was offered to head the newly created measuring base of the White Sea naval base in the city of Severodvinsk.



“This period of service was very difficult, especially considering the situation in the economy at that time,” recalls Viflyantsev today. - For a whole year I was developing a base: I was recruiting staff, knocking out appliances, equipment, inventory. Salaries were then delayed for three to four months. Had to pay by barter or netting. For example, a local plant manufactured tables for the placement of our devices at the base; we paid for this by repairing various equipment for this plant for a long time. Only a year later I received two rooms in a dormitory, somehow I settled on my life and moved my family.

In the 1998 year, having completed all the tasks, Mikhail Stefanovich returned to Sevastopol. And in the same year he was appointed head of the Metrological Service of the Black Sea Fleet with the assignment of the rank of colonel. In this position, he served until his retirement in January 2006.

During this period, in 2004, for the success in metrological support and safety of the reference base of the Black Sea Fleet, by decree of the President of Russia, Viflyantsev was awarded the honorary title “Honored Metrologist of the Russian Federation”. He also was awarded the badge of Gosstandart of Russia "For merits in standardization."

But when he retired, Mikhail Stefanovich did not break with naval work. Already as a civilian, he worked as a metrologist of the Black Sea Fleet communications center until 2012.

Over the decades of service on the Black Sea, Sevastopol has become a favorite city for Viflyantsev. There is family, friends, usual service. His parents associated him with the Upper Don. In the 2012 year, when, after the death of the father, the aged mother was left alone in Nizhnethovsky; Mikhail Stefanovich moved to her native farm. Later, the Biflyantsevs acquired a residential house in the village of Kazan. Since 2014, they live there with their mother Vera Fominichna. In Sevastopol, their adult daughters Natalia, Aksinya and Lyudmila remained. The two older ones work as arrows of the armed guard of the artillery plant, and the younger one began to serve as a sailor of contract service at the communications center of the fleet.

- When I lived in Sevastopol, from time to time I wanted to visit the Upper Don, says Mikhail Stefanovich. - Now, when he settled in his native lands, not far from his farm, in the village of Kazan, pulls to go to Sevastopol. Thank God, when the Crimea and Sevastopol became Russian again, it became easier to do it.

Mikhail Stefanovich met with many members of the regional club of military sailors, became friends with the crew commander Vasily Bakachev. They are often found, especially 19 March, on the day of the submariner.

Submariners are a special category of military sailors, enjoying unquestioned authority in the past in the fleets of the Soviet Union. And today they have not dropped the honor and glory of Russia. This incident occurred in the middle of the last century.

“In the summer of 1966, I was practicing aboard Baltic Fleet ships with a group of cadets of a naval school,” said Vasily Bakachev. - The ship, to which we were assigned, after repair in the dock, was undergoing planned demagnetization at the test site. A group of students on rosters with maps and tablets were navigating with the repeaters of Gyrocompass. When taking bearings, we noticed that an unmarked submarine plunged miles in three from us, and along the half-circle on the horizon the silhouettes of our escort ships loomed. Here, not far away, shuttle tacks went or two tugs and two raid minesweeps stopped the cars.

Suddenly, shortly before the dining jars, a spherical cloud of steam or bluish smoke formed in the direction of the drifting minesweepers. A few minutes later from the formed water mountain, like a cork, threw out a multi-ton submarine, which astern began to sink under water. The rescue tugs and minesweepers, who rushed to the rescue, did not manage to wind the ropes on the forward part of the submarine, almost vertically under water. It all happened in a matter of minutes.

Half an hour later, this place was cordoned off by missile boats, and from the tugs (it was clearly visible through binoculars) divers went into the water. An hour later, at the signal of the flagship, we left the area.

Then all the tests of our newest ships were highly classified, but then we learned that a tested new submarine was lifted from the depth of 75 meters, and five sailors and two engineers of the ship repair plant were killed in one of the stern compartments.

As you can see, in the struggle for the survival of the ship, the emergency compartment could not be depressurized, and the sailors died, saving the lives of the entire crew.

- Our fleet is alive. We are alive with him, ”says his friend, retired colonel Mikhail Viflyantsev.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 28 March 2016 08: 27
    +5
    The traditions of the Navy will not be canceled. They are strong today, and wherever sailors serve, and in which Navy, they are always faithful to the oath and traditions.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 28 March 2016 12: 55
      +4
      P.C. Somehow, the title is not quite associated with the article. Per article +
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    1. Fotoceva62
      Fotoceva62 28 March 2016 09: 16
      +20
      Dill got almost completed repair three skr pr.1135, two pl, skr pr.1135P, 90% occupied by the construction of the cruiser pr.1164, the reconnaissance ship Transnistria later “Slavutich” and many other units and objects of the fleet. This should not be forgotten in order to remember its traitors who destroyed the fleet. Attempts to capture some ships and ships he observed himself, but there the crews did not allow the betrayal to take place, although there was confusion and shock. Nobody expected such a betrayal from Russia!
      The fate of the transferred floating units was mostly sad "on the needles", and should serve us ... a difficult but necessary lesson ...
    2. ava09
      ava09 28 March 2016 09: 24
      +4
      Quote: EvilLion
      Of course, I wildly apologize, but what kind of particularly tidbits did x_o_x_l_yad get?

      They then "raped" the naval base and the city of Allied subordination, Sevastopol. Few?
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 28 March 2016 10: 42
        -7
        Yes, there were no cities of union subordination in the USSR. Without exception, all territories, without exception, settlements in the USSR were part of one or another union republic. The territory of the USSR consisted of the territories of the union republics and the waters of the Azov and White Seas.
        1. nov_tech.vrn
          nov_tech.vrn 28 March 2016 12: 45
          +9
          By a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the RSFSR of October 29, 1948, the special legal status of the city was fixed. Since that time, there were two administrative units in Crimea with a special economic and legal status: the Crimean region and the city of Sevastopol. At the same time, along with legalized republican status, the union subordination of the city continued to exist and play a decisive role, arising from the functional purpose of the city - the main base of the Black Sea Fleet. According to the Constitution of the USSR in 1936, the Constitution of the RSFSR of 1937 (defense issues were not reflected in the constitutions of the Union republics, since under the Union Treaty of 1924 it was within the competence of the USSR) all military affairs, and for Sevastopol as a naval base this function was the main one, belonged to the competence of the USSR with the corresponding subordination to the People's Commissariat of Defense in Moscow.
          1. Bosk
            Bosk 28 March 2016 15: 39
            +2
            We don't forget “Ulyanovsk” with “Varyag” either. "went over the hill ...
          2. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 28 March 2016 23: 21
            -1
            You do not consider Severomorsk, Baltiysk, the cities in which the command of the military districts in Soviet times were cities or territories of union subordination? Civil power in the city belonged to the Sevastopol City Council of People's Deputies (until 1977, the Council of Workers' Deputies) and its executive committee. In fact, the supreme power in the city was the power of the Sevastopol City Party Committee. On issues related to the republican and local competence, the civil authorities of Sevastopol were completely subordinate to the republican authorities, first the RSFSR, then the Ukrainian SSR. That is, issues of education, health, trade, sewage, etc. supervised by the relevant republican structures, first the RSFSR and then the Ukrainian SSR. In the same way, the city prosecutor was actually subordinate to the republican prosecutor, who, in turn, was subordinate to the USSR Prosecutor General. The first secretary of the city committee and the chairman of the city executive committee in Sevastopol were influential members of the local party-state hierarchy. The life of Sevastopol was not limited to the functioning of a naval base on its territory. It was a major economic and cultural center. Once again, there were no cities of union subordination in the USSR.
            By the way, in the late 40s. About twenty cities in the RSFSR received the status of cities of republican subordination. There was such a fashion. Ten years later, they were returned to the territories and regions, except for Moscow and Leningrad. But these two cities had the status of cities of republican subordination even before. Honestly, I think that Sevastopol retained the status of a city of republican subordination only because it was part of the Ukrainian SSR. It is possible that if it were not for a fatal decision in 1954 to transfer Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR, then in the late 50s the city would be returned to the Crimean region.

            Summary: in some cities of the USSR, in some territories there was a special legal, border, etc. regime, in some cases military, border structures, Sredmash structures, etc. possessed great power, but this did not mean that these cities and territories were of union subordination and were not part of this or that union republic.
          3. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 28 March 2016 23: 37
            -1
            By the way, in 1944 amendments to the Constitution of the SSR were adopted, according to which the People's Commissariats of Defense and Foreign Affairs were transformed from all-Union to Union-Republican. The NKID, and then the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, really became the Union-Republican Ministry, the NKIDs and then the MFAs were created in the republics, albeit with very modest apparatuses and powers. But the decision to transform the People’s Commissariat of Defense was declarative. In most republics, the people's commissariats (ministries) of defense (then the armed forces, then the military, then again the defense) were never created. In the few republics where they were created, they existed for a short time, did not have military units subordinate, and in fact performed the functions of republican military commissariats. But formally, only since 1977, after the adoption of the new Constitution of the USSR, the Ministry of Defense became the all-Union ministry. The Foreign Ministry remained union-republican. Although in the 1977 Constitution of the USSR, the republics formally retained the right to create republican military formations.
            It is interesting that in the USSR the ministry was considered a union republican even when the republican ministry subordinate to the union ministry was in only one republic. Examples; Minugleprom and Minchermet (at the republican level, the relevant ministries were only in Ukraine), Mincvetmet (there was a republican ministry in Kazakhstan), Minnefteprom (there was a ministry in Azerbaijan).))
        2. ava09
          ava09 28 March 2016 19: 07
          0
          This is all Russia !!! And those scumbags are Russophobes who thought they could dump along with the lands on which they were burnt, let them honor what Bismarck said in such cases.
          1. EternalStranger
            EternalStranger 20 February 2017 19: 53
            0
            and what and in what cases did Bismarck say?
        3. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 28 March 2016 22: 51
          -1
          I wonder why minus for this comment? After all, this is a well-known historical and legal fact that cannot be refuted.
    3. veteran66
      veteran66 28 March 2016 19: 50
      0
      Quote: EvilLion
      but what kind of particularly tidbits did h_o_h_l_yad get?

      I agree that the title of the article does not quite correspond to the text, more precisely, does not correspond at all, but the fleet is not only ships and ships. There are also territories of support units, airfields, research institutes, the same "NITKA" complex. And the land under the objects is expensive, moreover, in the bare steppe of Russia they gave it away, and in the city limits they grabbed themselves.
    4. jktu66
      jktu66 29 March 2016 00: 15
      0
      The naval infrastructure in the Crimea was seriously tattered. Having the Nikolaev shipyard, rocket science and the aircraft industry, it was possible to create a serious maritime force, but on the outskirts we went about other things ... And we got the result. Truly the current Outskirts is not Russia. smile
  3. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 28 March 2016 09: 03
    +13
    The title, of course, does not correspond to the article in any way - but the title is flashy, the author embarked on a military trick)
  4. Aquarius
    Aquarius 28 March 2016 09: 26
    +3
    Title does not match content.
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 28 March 2016 11: 47
      +1
      Let me disagree! From our point of view, a "tidbit" is a capable combat unit, with the Ukrainian "tidbit" this is everything that can be easily converted into currency!
  5. fransys.drake
    fransys.drake 28 March 2016 12: 01
    +2
    I had a friend in Sevastopol, her father served on the "Moscow". So she told me that the Russian sailors were like a red rag for Ukrainian "colleagues" or, as it is now fashionable, for "partners", traffic cops (they constantly slowed down, dodged), officials, etc. etc. Salary and allowance were not comparable and close.
  6. Good cat
    Good cat 28 March 2016 12: 12
    +1
    Rather, the content does not match!
  7. Bradypodidae
    Bradypodidae 28 March 2016 12: 52
    +1
    That's when under Yeltsin, your fleet was falling apart and rotting, they said “Yeltsin drank everything and ruined everything.” And in the case of Ukraine, they say “Ukrainians have ruined it.” In our country, the power beat down on the army and navy from the first day of Yeltsin had the same picture. Only when Chechnya began to revolt, they began to remember about the army. And if Putin, but some democrat, did not come to power, then your army and navy would be no better than ours. Yeltsin was initially to blame, but we have ALL the people? To put it mildly, some kind of inadequate assessment.
    1. Dimon19661
      Dimon19661 28 March 2016 13: 46
      +1
      Yes, we had problems, and rather serious ones. But Russia, unlike Ukraine, still retained the core of the army and navy. Therefore, we have one of the most powerful armies in the world, and we are not screaming. AMERICA WILL HELP US. And the people are sleeping with us calmly, because he knows, there is protection against any adversary.
    2. EvilLion
      EvilLion 28 March 2016 16: 40
      +1
      You got a lot more in terms of the army, there were no wars, only the Russian army showed combat efficiency even in the 2008 year, and yours, apparently, wasn’t already then.
  8. xomaNN
    xomaNN 28 March 2016 16: 26
    +1
    According to the name, I tuned in to the topic "How the Black Sea Fleet was divided in a brotherly way in 1996 angry ...
    On occasion, I came across a brochure of Kostrichenko of poor quality from the Kharkov edition of "The Navy ... what .." From it it became clear to me that in 1996, during the carve-up, Ukraine got SEVERAL TFR 1135 projects (among other things). And what? Where have you gone? They were "ditched" in the Naval Forces of Ukraine "at once" ... And so, even then, the largest man of the NK - PSKR "get" remained in the Naval Forces. sahaidachny "- border guard without shock URO drinks
  9. veteran66
    veteran66 28 March 2016 18: 49
    +1
    Quote: EvilLion
    Of course, I wildly apologize, but what kind of particularly tidbits did x_o_x_l_yad get?

    I agree that the title of the article does not quite correspond to the text, more precisely. does not correspond at all, but the fleet is not only ships and vessels. There are also territories of support units, airfields, research institutes, the same "NITKA" complex. And the land under the objects is expensive, moreover, in the bare steppe of Russia they gave it away, and in the city limits they grabbed themselves.
  10. Vitalii
    Vitalii 29 March 2016 09: 42
    -2
    Quote: EvilLion
    You got a lot more in terms of the army, there were no wars, only the Russian army showed combat efficiency even in the 2008 year, and yours, apparently, wasn’t already then.

    Yeah, and in 1994-1995 too.
    1. Now we are free
      Now we are free 29 March 2016 19: 02
      0
      Quote: Vitalii
      Quote: EvilLion
      You got a lot more in terms of the army, there were no wars, only the Russian army showed combat efficiency even in the 2008 year, and yours, apparently, wasn’t already then.

      Yeah, and in 1994-1995 too.

      Klitschko, are you registered at VO? laughing
    2. Uncle Murzik
      Uncle Murzik 31 March 2016 08: 22
      0
      so in Ukraine, the strongest army in Europe was! look at what Ukraine came out of the USSR with without debt, Russia took upon itself a debt burden
  11. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 12 2016 08: 52
    0
    Yes, Russia supplied a lot of things in the former republics ...
    Then it was still poorly understood how much it costs labor and money.
    And what about the lesson, so if the traitors are in power,
    as the same Yeltsin, then these lessons will not work for the future.
  12. nikcris
    nikcris 8 December 2016 22: 56
    0
    Quote: Sergej1972
    You do not consider Severomorsk, Baltiysk, the cities in which the command of the military districts in Soviet times were cities or territories of union subordination? Civil power in the city belonged to the Sevastopol City Council of People's Deputies (until 1977, the Council of Workers' Deputies) and its executive committee. In fact, the supreme power in the city was the power of the Sevastopol City Party Committee. On issues related to the republican and local competence, the civil authorities of Sevastopol were completely subordinate to the republican authorities, first the RSFSR, then the Ukrainian SSR. That is, issues of education, health, trade, sewage, etc. supervised by the relevant republican structures, first the RSFSR and then the Ukrainian SSR. In the same way, the city prosecutor was actually subordinate to the republican prosecutor, who, in turn, was subordinate to the USSR Prosecutor General. The first secretary of the city committee and the chairman of the city executive committee in Sevastopol were influential members of the local party-state hierarchy. The life of Sevastopol was not limited to the functioning of a naval base on its territory. It was a major economic and cultural center. Once again, there were no cities of union subordination in the USSR.
    By the way, in the late 40s. About twenty cities in the RSFSR received the status of cities of republican subordination. There was such a fashion. Ten years later, they were returned to the territories and regions, except for Moscow and Leningrad. But these two cities had the status of cities of republican subordination even before. Honestly, I think that Sevastopol retained the status of a city of republican subordination only because it was part of the Ukrainian SSR. It is possible that if it were not for a fatal decision in 1954 to transfer Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR, then in the late 50s the city would be returned to the Crimean region.

    Summary: in some cities of the USSR, in some territories there was a special legal, border, etc. regime, in some cases military, border structures, Sredmash structures, etc. possessed great power, but this did not mean that these cities and territories were of union subordination and were not part of this or that union republic.


    Oh, I beg you)))
    As a foreman in the USSR Spetsstroy, he received an illegal deduction from the RFP. I turned to the prosecutor of the Ural region of the Kazakh SSR. He told me in open text - "I could have - I would have put your boss in prison long ago, but I can't even get close - stomp in Shevchenko - your military prosecutor's office is there ..."