Suspect preparations for a revolution based on rare collections of knives and cartridges, various types of small weapons, a rusting shooting fountain pen, a 50 thousand rubles and a first-aid kit with a 30-year-old prodolom brought from a Soviet field hospital in Afghanistan - this is some sort of mockery of revolutionaries of all times and peoples. Nevertheless, the investigative department of the UFSB of the Sverdlovsk region of this "revolutionary ammunition" was enough to bring the legendary Afghan veteran, order bearer, patriot, respected resident of Yekaterinburg, Colonel Leonid V. Khabarov to responsibility for preparing for the organization of an armed insurgency to overthrow the constitutional order of the Russian Federation, as well as recruitment and involvement of persons in terrorist activities. By hiding a 64-year-old pensioner, a second-group disabled person, the UFSB reported that the cell of the Minin and Pozharsky people's militia was eliminated in Yekaterinburg.
And in September, the patient, crushed by the monstrous injustice of the veteran, was transferred to Moscow, to the Lefortovo SIZO for medical and psychiatric examination, which to this day has not even been appointed. According to the lawyer Colonel, Andrei Burmistrov, the Institute. Serbian still did not receive documents on the case of his client. Meanwhile, the veteran's health continues to deteriorate.
Retired Colonel Leonid V. Khabarov - a graduate of the Ryazan Airborne School and the Military Academy. Frunze, Ph.D. He performed international duty in Afghanistan as a reconnaissance platoon commander, commander of the assault battalion in Chirchik, 4 commander of the assault assault battalion 56 of a separate assault assault brigade. 25 December 1979. His battalion was the first of the troops of the Soviet Army to enter Afghanistan and took control of the Salang Pass. He was seriously wounded during the fighting in the Panjshir Valley. Having recovered from his injury, he graduated from the Frunze Academy in absentia, after which he served in Chirchik as commander of the cropped motorized rifle regiment. In 1984-1985, Leonid Vasilyevich was again sent to Afghanistan, already as the chief of staff of his native 56. There also received a second severe injury. After serving in the DRA, he served in the Ukrainian SSR in Lviv, in February 1991 transferred to the military department of the Ural Polytechnic Institute. From 1991 to 2010, he worked as the permanent head of the military department, which he reorganized first into the faculty of military training, and then into the Institute of Military Technical Education and Security of UrFU.
Choosing the candidacy of Leonid Khabarov for the role of conspirator-revolutionary causes, to put it mildly, bewilderment. It seems that in the growing anti-extremist psychosis in the law enforcement bodies an officer phobia has developed. All past military hot spots will be automatically credited to the category of unreliable.
The arrest of Colonel Khabarov caused a great public outcry. Three days after the arrest of Leonid Vasilyevich, as well as four others suspected of “preparing the uprising” (businessman S. Katnikov, former police officer V. Ladeyshchikov, inventor V. Kralin and reserve officer A. Ermakov), on July 22 the Yekaterinburg media quoted the retired spouse Colonel of the GRU V. Kvachkov, who is also under arrest: Nadezhda Kvachkova reported that in Yekaterinburg there was no branch of the “People’s Militia”, to which, according to the Yekaterinburg “vazhnyakov”, belonged to the detainees of Yekaterinburg, although with ApoB her husband and was familiar - "he has a lot of friends and acquaintances in the military all over Russia." A veteran of the Afghan war, a member of the board of the regional branch of the Union of paratroopers of Russia Gennady Kunyavsky does not hide that he was also acquainted with V. Kvachkov, but he sees nothing reprehensible in this. “Brothers in arms” communicate tightly enough, they meet periodically, but this does not mean that they are all in a criminal conspiracy.
Kvachkova’s lawyer, Oksana Mikhalkina, told reporters at the same time that the case of Yekaterinburg prisoners with the case of her client was not yet merged. In her opinion, as reported by the media, the arrests in Yekaterinburg are caused by the fact that there are “too few accused persons” in the case of an armed insurrection. It is worth recalling that about a year ago, the secret services already stopped one “attempt at armed insurrection” by detaining a citizen with a crossbow in the forest near Vladimir, who turned out to be the head of the Togliatti branch of the “People’s Militia”. A citizen with a crossbow showed that Kvachkov had been sent to raise an armed insurrection in Vladimir. After that, V. Kvachkov, who was acquitted on the eve of the jury trial of the attack on Chubais, was again taken into custody, now - for "facilitating terrorist activities" and "attempting to organize an armed insurrection" - it is known that these articles are not within the competence of the jury ...
Almost immediately after Khabarov’s detention, UFSB information began to spread through local information channels. Journalists vied with each other to repeat the same thing, peering from the Decree on engagement and from each other: “August 2, on the day of the 81 anniversary celebration since the founding of the Airborne Forces, an armed coup organized by supporters of retired Colonel Vladimir GRU could begin in Russia Kvachkov. The program of the planned uprising, which had been torn down by the state security bodies, was quoted as a copy: about how the conspirators were going to kill a number of responsible Yekaterinburg figures, blow up the power lines, cause panic, arm the volunteers and wait for a chain reaction all over Russia. L. Khabarov and the four "associates" from the publication to the publication were presented as supporters of an extremist organization and its leader V. Kvachkov, "underground fighters", "rebels", etc. And for everything about everything - 50 thousand rubles, a first-aid kit with promedol and a collection of captured ammunition ... Gradually, as they were understood, irony began to appear in the publications of journalists.
Meanwhile, relatives, friends and colleagues of Leonid Khabarov began to organize events in his defense: they held a rally, started collecting signatures on citizens' appeals to the President of the Russian Federation asking to change the preventive measure to an innocent, weakened by diseases and consequences of severe injuries to the veteran.
Veteran organizations, the Union of Russian Officers declared their petitions in defense of the colonel. The leaders of the Russian Paratroopers Union in an open letter addressed the FSB director Alexander Bortnikov: “In the Russian Paratroopers Union, Leonid Khabarov is known as a thoughtful person with an active lifestyle. He has a personal, professional, largely grounded, opinion on the problems of military development, army reform and fleet, on the state of law and order in the Sverdlovsk region, openly speaks about the need to improve them. His position as a statesman and defender of the Fatherland is well known and arouses respect among people. Leonid Khabarov is open to friends, conducts work on patriotic education of youth, enjoys authority in the youth and student circles. He and on his example of serving the Fatherland raised thousands of young patriots of Russia. That is how we know him. We are convinced that there are no grounds for accusing him of “preparing an armed rebellion” and “promoting terrorist activities”. Relatives and comrades are concerned about the state of health of Leonid Khabarov. We know that he was tormented by battle wounds. The detention in a pre-trial detention center of a person in need of constant medical care is commensurate with the intentional infliction of harm to his health. ”
In the context of the accusations made against Leonid Vasilyevich, special attention should be paid to the work on the patriotic education of young people, to which he has the most direct connection. As part of the completely official integrated program “Preparing Youth for the Sverdlovsk Region for Military Service” for the 2011-2013 years, adopted by the Resolution of the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region in September 2009, a military-sports airsoft club, in which the patriotically-minded youth is engaged, legally operates. The tasks of the club include pre-draft preparation of young men. The organizer of the club is one of the detainees simultaneously with Khabarov - A. Yermakov. At one time, the club management had planned command and staff exercises (ESS) with a current counter-terrorism focus. As in the classic game “Zarnitsa”, according to the plan of the exercise, two opposing groups were to be created - “sabotage” and “counterterrorism”.
Naturally, each of the groups has its own plan of action: one “captures”, “undermines” and “eliminates”, the other “neutralizes” the first. Apparently, as suggested by Leonid Vasilyevich, the plan of the “sabotage group” KSHU was taken by the FSB officers as the basis of the charge. In addition, Khabarov, as a public man and an excellent organizer, actively supports the idea of forming voluntary national teams in Yekaterinburg (DND). The draft law “On the participation of citizens in the protection of public order”, which regulates the activities of DND, was submitted to the State Duma two years ago on the initiative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Unfortunately, he has not yet been adopted. But in many regions, the work of organizing national teams has long been conducted on completely legal, official grounds. Local authorities are issued orders and regulations governing the activities of the DND to help the police. Leonid Khabarov was also engaged in projects of this kind, considering the self-organization of the population to ensure public order is necessary against the background of helplessness and corruption of law enforcement agencies. Probably, all these noble and useful for society initiatives have awakened some kind of anti-extremist reflexes in the special services, which have found a way to interpret them in the spirit of the articles of the Criminal Code ...
In September, close relatives and military friends of Leonid Vasilyevich carried out an impressive rally in his defense: the Yekaterinburg-Moscow motor rally, which was supposed to draw the attention of the people to outrageous outrage and help collect signatures in defense of the colonel. The rally, in which representatives of the Union of paratroopers of Russia took an active part, was headed by the son of Leonid Vasilyevich, a veteran of military operations in Chechnya, and major reserve Dmitry Khabarov. Throughout the route - in Ufa, Tolyatti, Penza, Ryazan, Moscow - activists collected signatures under the appeal of citizens to the president, the convoy was replenished with new participants. Instead of eight cars starting in Yekaterinburg, twenty arrived in Moscow. In the capital, the rally organizers handed over an appeal to the Presidential Administration and held a press conference, telling journalists in the capital about the circumstances of the colonel’s arrest, and the public’s paratroopers ’opinion on the matter and the ideas of the military’s participation in insurrections and upheavals were made very clear to the public. maturing in the wild heads of the FSB.
The organization of a coup d'etat, the incitement of civil war are incompatible with the mission, the mission of the landing troops — as the elites of the armed forces serving the state. “We have seen in reality that such a war is scary, believe us, the military: we will eat up the last bread, but we will not allow a military nightmare to occur in our Homeland. And accusing us of extremism is ridiculous. We understand perfectly well what chaos is - we saw it in the countries of North Africa, in Syria - we don’t want it! ”- assured journalists the deputy chairman of the Central Council of the Union of Paratroopers of Russia Valery Yuriev. “Our organization is not political. The only political demand that the organization has put forward throughout its existence is the resignation of Defense Minister Serdyukov, whose activities, we believe, are aimed at the collapse of the Russian Armed Forces. The arrest of Leonid Vasilyevich Khabarov provokes the politicization of the veterans of the Airborne Forces. Because Khabarov is a legendary personality for every paratrooper. His name is written in gold letters in history Airborne. Every trooper knows his name and his exploits. I think this is a fabricated case for someone’s political order. ”
Alexander Masalov, Deputy Chairman of the Voronezh Branch of the Officers' Union, on behalf of the Voronezh officers expressed extreme indignation at the arrest of Colonel Khabarov and, by the way, noted that he himself had recently been prosecuted for the current 282 article distribution of materials of the All-Russian officers' meeting of 2009 of the year, in which an analysis was made of the state of the Russian Armed Forces. “Criticism of the leadership of the country, which allows the state in which our Armed Forces are now, is now regarded as a crime,” said Alexander Masalov: “You can’t treat the people this way ... The authorities accuse absolutely innocent people of insurrection and pushes them to this rebellion. It reminds of the innocent victims of the Stalinist regime, and immediately these sacrifices are made ... ”
“Khabarov has always stood up for the law, for order in the army. Yes, we asked to remove the Minister of Defense - but by lawful means, no armed seizure! ”- Anatoly Khan, a veteran of the Airborne Forces from St. Petersburg, who served with Khabarov in Afghanistan, told reporters.
Some Moscow publications believe that the Khabarov case was inspired directly at the direction of Serdyukov (The Moscow Post). The direct and fearless colonel repeatedly criticized the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, and the policy in the country as a whole ... He did not hide his intransigent position regarding the policy of the collapse of the country, freely said that Serdyukov was ruining the Russian army worse than the Western special services. His opinion sounded openly in conversations with comrades and from the stands. But true conspirators do not behave this way: they carry out their plans quietly, in an atmosphere of the strictest conspiracy. Politically, the colonel supported the party "Fair Russia" and always voted for it in the elections.
“I support the social revolution and the national revival of Russia of all nations and nationalities headed by the main constituent (state-forming) Russian people,” Leonid Vasilyevich openly admits in his supervisory complaint. “That's why I am a particularly dangerous state criminal for those who are currently in the upper echelon of power, who lead Russia to complete spiritual, moral decay and degradation at any level, be it economics, industry, agriculture, army, science, education, the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and others. And, unfortunately, including law enforcement agencies, if the Laws are not being carried out, but the Laws in the conduct of legal proceedings are being violated. ”
If this point of view is interpreted by the authorities as extremist, then there are not enough prisons in the country to imprison all such “extremists”. However, on the eve of the elections, interpretations of extremism sometimes blur in any direction. For example, with reference to the law “On Countering Extremist Activities”, an election campaign video of one of the parties with a story about meager pensions and rising utility fees was filmed on television. This is despite the fact that this video was already broadcast during the March election campaign, when extremism apparently meant something else ... So, imperceptibly, we came to the conclusion that any talk of social injustice, any criticism of the authorities on obvious and blatant facts of infringement of the interests of the people, became the basis for criminal prosecution. In the eyes of the police structures, the enemy is not the one on whose will the iniquity is created, but the one who speaks about it openly. Although 29-th article of the Constitution of the Russian Federation has not been canceled ...
In early September, the court considered the issue of changing the preventive measure to Colonel Khabarov, whose state of health had deteriorated sharply by that time, and, without taking into account the weighty arguments in the complaints of the defendant and his lawyer, he extended Leonid’s stay under arrest for another four months. A collective appeal of citizens to change the measure of restraint to the colonel from the Presidential Office through the Prosecutor General's Office returned to the prosecutor's office of the Sverdlovsk region. In early October, advocates Leonid Khabarov appealed to the governor of the Sverdlovsk region Alexander Misharin with a request to assist in the fair consideration of his criminal case. Despite the public response, which by this time had already received the “Khabarov case”, the governor did not deny the public the answer, concerned about the dramatic fate of his esteemed countryman. After all, he, as a prominent United Russia party, already had to prepare for the elections with might and main! Nonsense any time to do.
Currently, the son of Leonid Vasilyevich - Dmitry Khabarov is being pressured by the FSB bodies to force him to stop active actions in defense of his father. According to the confessions of Colonel Khabarov’s relatives, representatives of the regional FSB bodies are trying to gather evidence and evidence already against Dmitry, sufficient to initiate a criminal case - they check his activities, interrogate his friends. Meanwhile, the Khabarov case remains motionless. Under the pretext of secrecy, the investigating authorities mysteriously remain silent. The defenders of Khabarov do not try to influence the course of the investigation, but such a measure of restraint as arrest for the elderly, sick person is considered completely unjustified. For many, it is obvious that the "case of Colonel Khabarov" will "live" until the next court session, where it will collapse safely. Therefore, it is so diligently delayed, which gives the impression that the purpose of this case is not to establish the truth, but only to ensure that Leonid Khabarov "sits."