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#321 Nemesis

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:22 PM


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#322 Ivan88

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 01:21 AM

Heroic Russsians, Russians True.


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#323 USC

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:04 PM


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#324 wirehaired

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:31 PM

That looks tough as hell,those instructors looked handy in the one on one combat training.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:35 AM

Spetsnaz funny rap: "Bro! Stop smoking and drink!" (it kills you, better fight for beret) :). Approx. 2001-2002,  Second Chechen war, somewhere near Argun town,- old (in battles) Spetsnaz meets and greets the new coming Spetsnaz:

 


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:57 AM

1971

 

 

 

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#327 Nemesis

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:12 AM

Отлично


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:04 AM


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 02:03 PM

One of 600212. They died at the liberation of Poland, where today polacks destroy monuments to their liberators.
 
Vladimir Podgorbunsky - former criminal, "the Genius of Intelligence", "the real devil in battle."
 
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Vladimir Nikolayevich Podgorbunsky (1916-1944) - Soviet tank intelligence officer, Hero of the Soviet Union (1944).
 
He performed several truly heroic exploits. He could become twice and even thrice Hero of the Soviet Union and enter the pantheon of great national warriors.
 
During the Great Patriotic War, the tank reconnaissance company of Captain V. N. Podhorbunsky's Guards distinguished themselves in a number of operations:
 
- For the crossing of the Soviet troops across the Dniester River, the pontoon park was taken from the Germans;
 
- In the city of Kazanin, Podgorbunsky took prisoner German von Hauber von Habe  and brought him to the Headquarters of General Katukov;
 
- At the Ferdinandovka station (near the city of Vinnitsa), a whole railroad train of German soldiers and officers was captured.
 
Podgorbunsky was wounded 11 times.
 
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:22 PM

Wow, he was beautiful. 

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:24 PM

I would shoot those monument destroyers,they should have left Warsaw in the hands of the SS,then they really would have something to complain about.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

Hunter from Siberia.

 

Sniper Semen Namokonov killed 367 enemies. He started to  use rifle with an optical sight only in 1942.

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:54 PM

Nazis Killed Her Husband, She Bought and Drove a T-34 & Then Went On a Rampage

 

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Mariya Oktyabrskaya
 

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They say that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” But if you take her love away, it gets a helluva lot worse – something the Germans would find out the hard way.

Mariya Vasilyevna was born on August 16, 1905, in Crimea as one of ten children. Coming from a family of dirt poor peasants, she was a serf – which is a fancy word for slave. As such, they could neither go anywhere nor do anything without their landlord’s permission.

It was hardly surprising, therefore, that she took to Communism like a fish to water. Awful though that may sound to the rest of us, it freed her from a life of indentured bondage and allowed her to get an education, a job in a cannery, and later, work as a telephone operator.

Then in 1925, she met the love of her life – Ilya Oktyabrskaya. The Russian Empire had given way to the Soviet Union three years before, and Ilya was a Soviet army officer who must have taken her on interesting dates because Mariya became fascinated with the military.

She joined the “Military Wives Council,” trained as an army nurse, learned how to drive cars (unusual for women back then), and how to use different weapons. She once wrote to her sister and said, “Marry a serviceman and you serve in the army.”

 

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German soldiers in the Soviet Union in June 1941. By Bundesarchiv – CC BY-SA 3.0 de

 

Despite their best efforts, the couple couldn’t have children, but they at least had each other. And they comforted themselves with the sincere belief that they were helping to build a new and better country for their people. It was almost perfect.

Until June 22, 1941. Wanting to increase German territory and destroy communism, Hitler ordered the invasion of Russia – known as Operation Barbarossa. It involved 3.8 million German personnel, 3,350 tanks, 2,770 planes, and 7,200 artillery pieces – making it the largest invasion in history.

Hitler had originally made a pact with Stalin to keep the Soviet Union out of the war. While it lulled the Soviets into a false sense of security, they nevertheless prepared for an invasion. Yet when it came, they were still taken by surprise.\

 

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Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop shaking hands over the Nazi-Soviet Pact (also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact) on August 23, 1939.  By Bundesarchiv – CC BY-SA 3.0 de

 

The Red Army General Staff were convinced that the Germans would come north of the Pripyat Marshes into Belorussia – which was correct. Stalin believed, however, that the invasion would come south of it, since that led to the economically important regions in Ukraine.

They were still deploying their forces when the Germans came. And while some Soviet tank models were superior to what the Germans had, they didn’t have enough of them. The Soviets also lacked ammunition, radios, and supply trucks – giving the Germans a massive advantage.

For her safety, Mariya was sent to Tomsk in Siberia, and there did her best to keep her spirits up. But advanced though Soviet tanks were, their infrastructure and communications systems were otherwise. Two years would pass before she learned the fate of her beloved Ilya.

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A T-34-85 tank at Musée des Blindés in the French town of Saumur. By Antonov14 – CC BY-SA 2.5

 

He was killed by German soldiers just outside Kiev in August 1941. Mariya went berserk. Then she sold everything she had and wrote to Stalin:

My husband was killed in action defending the motherland. I want revenge on the fascist dogs for his death and for the death of Soviet people tortured by the fascist barbarians. For this purpose, I’ve deposited all my personal savings – 50,000 rubles – to the National Bank in order to build a tank. I kindly ask to name the tank ‘Fighting Girlfriend’ and to send me to the frontline as a driver of said tank.

Probably terrified she’d come after him if he refused, Stalin wrote back and said, “Sure!”

The State Defense Committee weren’t as convinced. But they did understand the publicity value she provided, so they got her a T-34 medium tank.

She was then put through a five-month tank training program – unlike male recruits who were given far less time before being sent to the war front (often still unprepared). That done, Mariya was assigned to the 26th Guards Tank Brigade as a driver and mechanic in September 1943 – becoming a laughingstock.

 

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Mariya in her Boyevaya Podruga (Fighting Girlfriend)

 

A woman!? In a tank!? Named Fighting Girlfriend!? There was a real war going on with real people dying! This was no time for a publicity stunt!

Clearly, they hadn’t heard about what happens when a woman loses the love of her life – especially when she loses them to Nazis. But her sister knew, because Mariya wrote to her, claiming that, “I’ve had my baptism by fire… Sometimes, I’m so angry I can’t even breathe.”

Everyone else would find out on October 21, 1943, in Smolensk. Located 220 miles west-southwest of the capital at Moscow, the Germans had taken the city in 1941, but could go no further. The Russians took most of it back on September 25, 1943, but were still dealing with German resistance.

Mariya revved up Fighting Girlfriend and charged – taking out several anti-tank guns and machine gun nests before getting hit. Against orders, she jumped out, and despite heavy enemy fire, fixed the damage before jumping back in to fight. The last German defense rings were finally gone, and their route to Moscow was no longer secure.

They called her “mother” after that, but it wasn’t enough. They also promoted her to the rank of Sergeant.

 

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“Golden Star” medal of the Hero of the Soviet Union

 

Weeks later on November 17, the Soviets recaptured the town of Novoye Selo in Vitebsk. Mariya attacked German defensive positions till an artillery shell blew out her tank tracks. Under cover fire, she again jumped out to fix her beloved tank, before rejoining her unit.

January 17, 1944, saw her outside the town of Shvedy, still in Vitebsk. Mariya attacked several German trenches, machine-gun nests, and artillery guns, when, you guessed it – her tank was hit by a German anti-tank shell.

As usual, she hopped out to fix the Fighting Girlfriend. She had just done so when her luck ran out. Another anti-tank shell blasted several meters away, showering her with shell fragments – some of which slammed into her head.

Mariya never regained consciousness. She was taken to a hospital near Kiev and lay in a coma for two months before finally rejoining her beloved Ilya on March 15, 1944. By August, they made her a Hero of the Soviet Union.

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 08:44 AM

‘Madam MiG’ – Legendary Russian female fighter pilot Marina Popovich dies at 86

 

 

 

Popovich was also well known in later years for her belief in and revelations about UFOs

 

 

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(RT) – Legendary Soviet first class test pilot Marina Popovich, dubbed “Madam MIG” for going supersonic in the cockpit of a MiG-21 fighter jet, has died at the age of 86. The aviatrix developed a passion for the extraterrestrial, claiming to have encountered UFOs and a Big Foot.

 

Born in 1937, Popovich enlisted in the Air Force in the post-war years to revenge the fascist killings in her native village in Smolensk Region. She would tell the Russian media her family was to repeat the fate of many others burned or shot dead by fascists on a killing spree in the village if it was not saved by local militias.

 

The horrific experience left a deep imprint on her. Popovich was only 16 when she wrote a letter to Soviet Minister of Defense Voroshilov asking to let her become a professional pilot, a career then closed to women. She would add several years to her age to pursue her dream, pretending she was 22 at the time she started training.
 
Since Popovich claimed she was six years older than she really was, and that deception was reflected in official documents, her “official” age differed from her actual one and caused confusion over the years.
 

In 1961, Popovich became the only Soviet first class test pilot and in 1964, a military test pilot. A year later, she broke the sound barrier reaching the speed of 2,320 km/h on a MiG-21, a supersonic jet fighter and interception aircraft.

 

During her long career in aviation, she flew 40 different planes and helicopters, setting 102 aviation world records.

 

Ten of these records were set on the Antonov An- 22 Antei heavy military transport aircraft, which remains the world’s largest turboprop-powered airplane to date. She retired in 1984, having flown nearly 6,000 flight hours.

 

After her retirement, Popovich focused on her other long-time passion, the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. She was outspoken about her own experiences with UFOs, claiming to have witnessed them herself three times, first in 1962, and collected numerous accounts of sightings around the world.

 

She also claimed to have met the mythical Bigfoot creature during a trip to the Pamir Mountains in 1982.

 

In her book “UFO-Glasnost” she even wrote that Soviet military and civil pilots have reported some 3,000 UFO sightings and that the KGB had the debris of five crashed UFOs hidden away, claims she reiterated in public interviews.

 

“I believe UFO do exist, its behavior is logical, its behavioral motives are sensible, its origin is artificial…I made another conclusion for myself, a warning – you need to be cautious and vigilant when encountering UFOs, as sometimes these meetings can be tragic,” she wrote in her other book, “UFOs over Planet Earth,” in 2003.

 

Popovich was awarded one of the highest state honors in the Soviet Union, the Hero of Socialist Labor, the Order of Courage in 2007, and other decorations.

 

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

Yes, she was a legend...

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:50 PM

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:22 AM

That's some amazing flying.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:23 AM

Singing Group singing about one of these Heroe's girl friend explaining her love to her mother.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

He was not alone on that day. It was a great fight - our guys won the battle. Also the youngest died - Ill search for his pictures.

 

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