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Helicopter landing area restored by the participants of the expedition on the island of Matua

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The expedition members exploring the Kuril island of Matua restored the helipad and began to study the former residence of the Japanese command, reports press office Eastern District.


Helicopter landing area restored by the participants of the expedition on the island of Matua
On the island of Matua

Now on Matua is a joint expedition of the Ministry of Defense and the Russian Geographical Society.

“The participants carried out repair work on the restoration of artificial turf and marking the helipad. The personnel of the expedition examined the area of ​​Ainu Bay, where it was assumed that the battalion strong point was located. Search groups have begun to investigate fortifications, warehouses, and the former residence of the commander of the 2 of the Kuril garrison of Japanese troops, ”the release said.

It is noted that "the expedition members begin to carry out engineering work in Dvuyna Bay, which will allow preparing the coastal section of the island for the approach of a large landing ship to the coast using the" emphasis ”method for loading / unloading equipment and materiel."

In addition, "carried out landscape mapping of the island," the report said.



Earlier, the district command reported on the study of the possibility of basing Pacific forces on Matua fleet.
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  1. avvg
    avvg 31 May 2016 17: 50
    +10
    There is no doubt that on the island of Matua, there will certainly be a base station for the TMF of Russia!
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 31 May 2016 17: 54
      +3
      Here is Japan's mom, the answer ... Soon it will be very crowded, as in the Arctic!
      1. Dembel77
        Dembel77 31 May 2016 18: 21
        +2
        Good news! Here are some Japanese upset! And if our prime minister would also be there, then in general ... The Japanese Foreign Ministry would throw us with notes of protest.
      2. rubin6286
        rubin6286 31 May 2016 19: 08
        +3
        Is it really crowded in the Arctic?
    2. rubin6286
      rubin6286 31 May 2016 19: 07
      +10
      Probably even the General Staff does not know about this today. In such areas, it is necessary that, first of all, it is warm, light, fresh water, food, suitable for living residential, industrial, administrative, warehouse and other premises, a stable modern connection with the Big Land. All this has to be built by someone first, and only then start talking about some kind of basing of something and for some reason. The area is seismic and still there are tsunamis. The Japanese held a temporary garrison on the island in time of war with a minimum of personnel. It is quite another thing to have a permanent contingent there.
    3. Aryan
      Aryan 31 May 2016 19: 42
      +2
      it always wondered why tanks were delivered to such islands,
      in the same place where you turn around, at those heights ...
      Yes, and as a mobile firing point on the shore, and then only in the first time, until the army fixes itself properly ...
      can enlighten the civil ignoramus? I will be grateful. It’s a pity that Vitya’s grandfather served as a tanker in the Kuril Islands, didn’t have time to ask, he was too small then ...
      1. oldzek
        oldzek 31 May 2016 19: 54
        +1
        tanks are usually used in defense as a mobile reserve.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 31 May 2016 21: 40
          +3
          Interestingly, why does it not surprise anyone that from 2 to 6 thousand Japanese soldiers were based on this island?
          The tanks somehow surprise ... Strange ... hi

          But the fact that the BDK is going on a camping trip there is already quite interesting!

          Back in Soviet times, they found some cards that a man I knew had taken by special flight to Moscow.

          Of course, I don’t know the details, but such a scope of the operation did not arise from scratch.
      2. Chertkov Oleg
        Chertkov Oleg 1 June 2016 04: 28
        +1
        it always wondered why tanks were delivered to such islands,
        in the same place where you turn around, at those heights ...

        If there is a base with an airfield on the island, then the "gate" to our internal Sea of ​​Okhotsk will be tightly controlled. And tanks on the defensive on the island are never superfluous, especially during the Second World War.
    4. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 1 June 2016 12: 19
      +2
      The island is unique in its location. The center of the Kuril ridge!
      I don’t know how about the whole TMF, but the fact that the island of Matua is the essence, an unsinkable almost ready aircraft carrier covering the entire region, is a fact! The possibility of this use is confirmed in practice, by the Japanese. Now they’ll check how much something can be restored and restructured, because it wasn’t just a simple airfield, but heated from a geothermal station! They will figure it out, and make a decision. In general, such a cool carrier would have turned out, the area allows it! Inspect the satellite image; the entire southern part of the island is torn like an anthill. They dig out many more interesting things, more than sure.
  2. dmi.pris
    dmi.pris 31 May 2016 17: 53
    +4
    After such visits, the samurai will make hara-kiri ... Or are they gone ??
  3. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 31 May 2016 17: 54
    +4
    God grant. It is possible not the fleet base, but the checkpoint reinforced by anti-ship missiles, air defense and infantry is guarded.
    1. rubin6286
      rubin6286 31 May 2016 19: 12
      -3
      Anti-ship missiles, air defense, infantry, border guards. All of them need to create conditions for the service. Remember K. Chukovsky: "Oh, this is not an easy job - to drag a hippopotamus out of the swamp!"
      1. midivan
        midivan 1 June 2016 02: 29
        +4
        Quote: rubin6286
        Anti-ship missiles, air defense, infantry, border guards. All of them need to create conditions for the service. Remember K. Chukovsky: "Oh, this is not an easy job - to drag a hippopotamus out of the swamp!"

        laughing could you have a wrong address? Chukovsky for the kindergarten, and in this case, I would recall other lines-the soldier must endure all the hardships and deprivations of military service, and it's okay if they live in tents for the first time while the infrastructure is built
        1. rubin6286
          rubin6286 1 June 2016 07: 50
          0
          You can write with grammatical errors, but it is much more important not to make other mistakes related to the professional, creative activity of a person: industrial, mental. It should be about the professionalism and competence of both people who make certain responsible decisions, and the discipline, organization and motivation of those people who have to execute these decisions. I will tell you another “military secret”: in peacetime, a soldier should not experience the hardships and deprivations of military service, but should faithfully fulfill the duties assigned to him. For this, in peacetime in places of constant deployment all necessary conditions must be created. You will understand what the "first time" is, why is a soldier needed there and is it needed? The tourist living in the tent is responsible for himself, and the state is responsible for the soldier, sergeant, ensign and officer. It is necessary to organize their accommodation, bath and laundry, food, clothing, financial, medical support and state insurance. Add to this the correct maintenance of weapons and ammunition (since we are talking about soldiers), the serviceability of communications, the ability to evacuate in emergency situations and much, much more. In a word, “oh, this is not an easy job - to drag a hippopotamus out of a swamp”, especially today, when the army is being transferred on a contract basis.
          1. midivan
            midivan 1 June 2016 11: 36
            +2
            Quote: rubin6286
            . For this, in peacetime in places of constant deployment all necessary conditions must be created. You will understand what the "first time" is, why is a soldier needed there and is it needed?

            I don’t agree with you in peacetime, it’s as it were, but a soldier must (must) and in peacetime taste such deprivations as a soft warm bed, comfort and amenities — hard in learning .....-, otherwise we risk not getting combat-ready army without toilet paper for example laughing Do I understand in the first time and why is a soldier needed there? There were clarifications about the time, but I don’t understand about a soldier there, because I have a different profession, but I guess that the soldier was needed there now in connection with the hugs of the descendants of the samurai with Americans and all sorts of hints of the Kuril Islands, so that they have the impression that they should not rely on those islands because our soldier settled there and heaps even without special living conditions and even without - bath-laundry, food, clothing, financial, medical providing nie and state insurance. I agree and I am convinced that the soldier must have the correct content of weapons and ammunition, the serviceability of communications, this is what we are strong and this is called the spirit and character wink IMHO
            1. rubin6286
              rubin6286 1 June 2016 18: 15
              0
              I will give you another “military secret” again. The training of a soldier is carried out in part in strict accordance with the requirements of the governing documents and is divided into stages. At each stage, a soldier must be trained in what is necessary for him to perform a combat mission as part of a unit in peacetime and wartime. To do this, in places of permanent deployment should be everything you need: a place of training. "Teachers", weapons, military equipment and so on. To check the training level of personnel, units (units) as a whole, training control field exercises are held in the subjects of training, live firing, tactical and special exercises. But the soldier is not “settling in” on them, but the commanders are training him to act in wartime conditions and endure the hardships and deprivations of military service that may arise. For this, commanders of all degrees have special documents on the various support of military operations: ammunition. food, medicine, fuel, etc. etc. For the fulfillment of these requirements in wartime, they bear personal responsibility, up to the execution. The presence of everything necessary for a soldier is an example of the country's concern and the most important incentive to maintain a high fighting spirit, and, conversely, neglect of the issues of military operations, simplification and formalism, demagogy and fraud are the constant companions of any military defeat.
              The army is now being transferred to a contract basis. For the contractor to go “to hell with pies”, he must be appropriately motivated: conditions of service, benefits, monetary allowance, etc. Without this, there will be no one "to pacify the descendants of the samurai and Americans". Previously, this was not, and party political work came to the rescue. That's why you need to first understand what needs to be built there, when, to whom, how much and for how much, whether a soldier is needed there now and for what. First you need to build everything you need and only then place personnel, weapons, equipment, etc. etc. You can train soldiers in another place, and on the islands it is already concrete to improve skills.
              1. midivan
                midivan 2 June 2016 00: 54
                +2
                Quote: rubin6286
                I will give you another “military secret” again.

                not a bad secret for about 10 years, and if you need to do this within a maximum of 3-5 days, then in your secret the island is no longer ours yes I just wanted to say just about everything, that such a situation may have developed and that we must be present there, smile now it’s already, or the thought will come to the neighbors, it’s crawled with Crimea, and suddenly it’ll crawl with us, raise the howl, the island is empty, and there’s no place for people to live with us, and there’s no place to ship the boat with democracy, you’re an island to us, we recognize Crimea request
  4. Kotost
    Kotost 31 May 2016 17: 54
    +4
    Good news though!
  5. lukke
    lukke 31 May 2016 17: 57
    +12
    Damn, I want on an expedition from the Russian Geographical Society)
    1. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 31 May 2016 18: 00
      +2
      Samurai mow ??
      Quote: lukke
      Damn, I want on an expedition from the Russian Geographical Society)
      1. lukke
        lukke 31 May 2016 19: 31
        +1
        Samurai mow ??
        For mowing the samurai, you need another travel agency, which was also mentioned there - the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation))
        1. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 31 May 2016 20: 03
          0
          You will pay attention under whose patronage the Russian Geographical Society operates .. It is under this so-called "travel agency"
          Quote: lukke
          Samurai mow ??
          For mowing the samurai, you need another travel agency, which was also mentioned there - the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation))
          1. midivan
            midivan 1 June 2016 02: 41
            +6
            Quote: dmi.pris
            You will pay attention under whose patronage the Russian Geographical Society operates .. It is under this so-called "travel agency"

            Well, not only the Russian Geographical Society is under patronage, even small private groups appear under it (for example, I have a friend who was familiar with this year on Dixon Island, an auto-expedition broke out, so they provided the satellite from the Moscow Region free of charge with the condition — to report everything! not working points (non-coverage area) and if the area is as if covered and the connection is lame, indicate in the report that there is no connection smile "similar" connection was provided by private traders but asked to indicate that there is a connection at any point, even though there it did not smell and this is already to the public laughing I don’t know if anyone is talking about this, but it’s somehow calmer for our troops, it’s like a trifle, but it’s very big and important smile PS I write from the words of the narrator and did not notice in a lie
  6. Bramb
    Bramb 31 May 2016 17: 59
    +3
    Wow geographers! A week later - already a helipad!
    If this is after visiting scientists, what will happen after visiting military builders?
    1. guznorodov
      guznorodov 31 May 2016 18: 38
      +7
      There was a Japanese airfield heated by thermal springs from a nearby volcano. For this, it was not a big deal. They are there for about a month, moving very slowly. Or they give us information in small portions. there, in the walled up bunkers, a lot of equipment and ammunition remain that say that somewhere under the ground they developed chemical weapons. so the news coming from there you need to wait, it will be interesting. There are many secrets and the Japanese do not want to reveal their secrets.
      1. avt
        avt 31 May 2016 18: 51
        +1
        Quote: guznorodov
        There was a Japanese airfield heated by thermal springs from a nearby volcano.

        In general, these hitans settled there in due time, very competently from an engineering point of view, and really
        Quote: guznorodov
        . There are many secrets and the Japanese do not want to reveal their secrets.
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 1 June 2016 09: 03
        0
        Quote: guznorodov
        They are there for about a month, moving very slowly.


        About 2 weeks. One landing, with blasting rocks by divers, which was worth it. Then the camp was set up with all the support.
        Everything is fine.
  7. Afinogen
    Afinogen 31 May 2016 18: 00
    +6
    restored helipad


    They restored it when it used to be (I do not think that the Japanese had helicopters during the war laughing ) correctly probably made a helipad for receiving helicopters.
    1. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 31 May 2016 18: 35
      +7
      They restored it when it used to be (I don’t think that the Japanese had helicopters during the war), they probably correctly made a helipad for receiving helicopters
      On the island, there was a helipad! In the days of the USSR, there were border guards, a radio engineering company, maintenance personnel of the airfield, etc. The border post lasted the longest, until 2000.
      1. Afinogen
        Afinogen 31 May 2016 18: 51
        -1
        Quote: Red_Hamer
        The border post lasted the longest, until 2000.


        And why did you decide not to guard the border after 2000? Like partners all around, there are no more enemies.
        1. faiver
          faiver 1 June 2016 07: 04
          +1
          something on them at the frontier post burned out well and the frontier guards took off from the island ...
        2. Red_Hamer
          Red_Hamer 1 June 2016 10: 20
          0
          I think you will be interested in http://www.istpravda.ru/excursions/15020/ There are many interesting photos. Pay attention to the quality, concrete strip of the airfield. (Built by the Japanese).
          1. faiver
            faiver 1 June 2016 12: 01
            0
            the first two photos from the link are clearly not from Matua, rather from the noise ...
      2. your1970
        your1970 31 May 2016 22: 40
        -1
        Then what did they restore ??? the patch was cleaned of garbage? They patched up the concrete? Even ANO lights are not needed for helicopters. Did they put the control room with the communication? It’s not clear somehow ...
  8. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 31 May 2016 18: 07
    +3
    I hear screams from Tokyo - "nisya severny teretori rusika go without nasa I permit or not, rrrrr, please"! wassat
  9. Petr1
    Petr1 31 May 2016 18: 12
    +6
    Maybe something is dug up interesting.
  10. Bramb
    Bramb 31 May 2016 18: 15
    +9
    Yeah. An archaeological expedition digs up a runway, several SU, MIG, bunkers, guns, a mooring ...
    Archeology - it is so ...
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 31 May 2016 21: 49
      0
      And anti-ship missiles with air defense. And also the item of material and technical support of the Russian Navy.
  11. Berber
    Berber 31 May 2016 18: 36
    -1
    If not for the Americans, then a peace treaty with Japan has already been concluded. And we did not discuss the Japanese.
    1. proud
      proud 31 May 2016 21: 48
      0
      My dear, you yourself believe in what you wrote?
  12. guznorodov
    guznorodov 31 May 2016 18: 45
    +6
    There is an unusual hill on the island more than 120 meters high and 500 meters in diameter. Nature does not like such regular forms, and this involuntarily suggests that he is man-made. This is an artificial hill, served as a disguised aircraft hangar. A very wide man-made hollow, overgrown with trees and shrubs, clearly stands out on its slope. Probably, there were gates to the hangar, which were first blown up, and then covered with ashes of an erupting volcano. What does the Kuril island hide in its depths? What if the death of the military explorers of the island, the volcano that didn’t wake up in time, the American president’s interest in Matua, and the Japanese’s refusal to provide materials is not an accidental chain of events? It is believed that in the secret dungeons of the fortress island that have not yet been found are hiding military equipment that has not rusted and is no longer needed by anyone, but secret laboratories that developed bacteriological and nuclear secret weapons that were never used during the war? Submarines and raiders of Germany came to about. Matua Indirectly, empty German barrels of those years with Wehrmacht emblems that are still found here can confirm this. At the end of the war with Japan, the Japanese military garrison of 3 people was on the island of Matua. During World War II, allied aviation, which bombed everything in the Pacific Ocean that belonged to Japan, bypassed Matua. After the war, the United States really wanted to get Matua, but Truman did not accept Stalin’s crafty offer to exchange it for one of the Aleutian islands.
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 31 May 2016 18: 59
      +3
      Quote: guznorodov
      After the war, the United States really wanted to get Matua, but Truman did not accept Stalin’s crafty offer to exchange it for one of the Aleutian islands.

      Here is a photo from the time of the technician
      .
      1. Bayonet
        Bayonet 31 May 2016 19: 26
        +1
        Quote: CORNET
        Here is a photo from the time of the technician

        Tractor "STALINETS". This is already from our ...
        Click photo.
    2. faiver
      faiver 1 June 2016 07: 09
      0
      German barrels after the war throughout the union there were many and not only barrels but also equipment and other trifles - trophies ....
  13. guznorodov
    guznorodov 31 May 2016 18: 53
    +2
    Who cares to read about the island go to the site. www.kurilstour.ru
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 31 May 2016 19: 28
      +1
      Quote: guznorodov
      Who cares to read about the island go to the site. www.kurilstour.ru

      Here, too, http://www.mastak.gorod.tomsk.ru/index-1385312600.php
      http://www.krasfun.ru/2013/11/zagadochnyj-matua/
  14. midshipman
    midshipman 31 May 2016 18: 53
    +5
    When we deployed the Tropic RSDN Eastern chain on the islands, I still caught up with whole Japanese tanks. And 40 years have passed since the war. The work will be interesting, it is a pity that the specialists have grown old, and some have passed away. I have the honor.
  15. masiya
    masiya 31 May 2016 19: 12
    0
    Finally, both arms and legs reached, now it is necessary to equip and dispose, cross-eyed point blank.
  16. nrex
    nrex 31 May 2016 19: 23
    0
    Obviously "BASTION" and S-400 will begin to conduct combat duty.
    1. rubin6286
      rubin6286 1 June 2016 08: 08
      0
      Maybe there will be coastal missile systems and air defense systems there, but very, very soon.
  17. kind
    kind 31 May 2016 19: 33
    0

    Submarines of the Third Reich came here, having made an almost round-the-world trip. The Americans have repeatedly tried to destroy airfields and island objects, having lost a dozen aircraft and at least two submarines in battle. After the war, Roosevelt asked Stalin to give about. Matua USA, but the wise Stalin politely refused. There is something mysterious there.
    1. Roman 11
      Roman 11 31 May 2016 21: 42
      +2
      Quote: Good
      After the war, Roosevelt asked Stalin to give about. Matua USA, but the wise Stalin politely refused.
      Roosevelt could not ask, he did not live to see the end of the war.
  18. Bayonet
    Bayonet 31 May 2016 20: 00
    0
    The photo at the beginning of the article shows the T-20 "Komsomolets" light artillery tractor-transporter. or rather, what is left of it. The production of artillery tractors T-20 "Komsomolets" began in 1937 at the head plant No. 37 and special productions of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant and GAZ. Until 1941, 7780 artillery tractors of three series were manufactured, differing in the arrangement of the platform, seats, cooling system, chassis and weapons. All of them played a significant role in the motorization of the Red Army.
  19. atamankko
    atamankko 31 May 2016 20: 27
    0
    Another headache of the Japanese and not only.
  20. santer2069
    santer2069 31 May 2016 21: 46
    +1
    This tractor used to stand in the thickets of alder, it was pulled out, it stood not far from the former fishing village, not far from the DOS of the air defense company. I'm wondering why the TOF needs him, why they scored a PV on him, is the outpost really unnecessary anymore? By the way, there is a Japanese cemetery, they came there to honor their ancestors. So there they probably know for sure, by the way, the farthest pillbox is on the cape to which even "running if you run" for 2 hours, how they served there, I was surprised
  21. fa2998
    fa2998 31 May 2016 22: 06
    +1
    Quote: Expelling Liberoids
    I hear screams from Tokyo - "nisya severny teretori rusika go without nasa I permit or not, rrrrr, please"! wassat

    It should be noted that the Japanese never disputed Matua Island. It is located in the middle of the Kuril ridge, hundreds of miles from Japan. But our fellows, the Kurils, are extended in the North like a sentry Kamchatka, in the South-Kunashir and Iturup-a Matua. will be the "center-back" good hi .
  22. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 1 June 2016 00: 10
    +4
    The view of the fortifications on the island from space is impressive - this is something!
    1. Roman 11
      Roman 11 1 June 2016 19: 27
      0
      Quote: Vladimir61
      The view of the fortifications on the island from space is impressive - this is something!

      Can’t see anything, where are the objects? Aerodrome?
      1. Bayonet
        Bayonet 1 June 2016 20: 29
        0
        Quote: Novel 11
        Nothing is visible

        You need to click on the photo. hi