28 Sort Of Guys You Feel Secure With

Sort Of Guys You Feel Secure With

Posted on January 5, 2011 by team

On these pictures you may see Russian Special Mission Units doing tactical exercises. These brave men can safely be called the pride of Russia.


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These exercises lasted 3 days and included the enemy bases detection, their complete destruction and training of the actions when both being ambushed and making the ambush. As an enemy there was another group of soldiers.

The alert sounded at 5 a.m. and the soldiers quickly took their things, got on the special bus and left.

There were a lot of arms - 2 or 3 guns for each soldier. There were pistols, submachine guns, grenades and grenade launchers. Cartridges were more than enough.

They also took sleeping bags, food, water, underwear, knives, first-aid kit and other necessary things. As a result each of them carried a huge knapsack on the back.

The most important arm is considered to be pistols, because first of all they are intended for defense.

Every soldier has a nickname. Something like "Ninja", "Mongoose" or "Engineer".

Before setting off on a "trip" the soldiers loaded their guns, painted their faces and cut some twigs for personal disguise. At the head of the group was a soldier with a map, compass and GPS-navigator.

The main form of moving is called the "snake" - 2 people in front of the others, then follows the main core (including the commander) and the last part is called the "tail". Several hours later the soldiers found the place where the camp of the criminals was expected to be.

At the command the soldiers started to attack the criminals using the noiseless arms.

But the highlight of the first day was an ambush. The most important part about it is to find a place which is both suitable for you and unsuitable for your enemies.

The main task is to determine who is the commander, machine gunner and sniper, then destroy them and therefore create a panic among the enemies.

In this way our soldiers have been ambushed but they were ready for this attack, pulled themselves together and successfully neutralized the threat.

The soldiers walked 20 km and settled for the night.

Even at night everybody was disguised.

Though nothing strange happened.

In the morning they had quick breakfast, painted their faces again and went to the firing ground.

This time firepower was required so it was time for the machine and submachine gunners to show their talents.

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28 Responses to “Sort Of Guys You Feel Secure With”

  1. Maraudon says:

    Superiour military force!

  2. George Johnson says:

    Yeah, are you SURE these are professional soldiers? They were using a Garmin eTrex Vista GPS device, the same I use. Good luck getting a signal with that thing when you REALLY need it. Basically, they’re only good on bright sunny days, out in the open. Any other time, and you may not be so lucky.

    I think these guys were just your average “Joe” (or “Joeski”).

  3. Lick Talbot says:

    “At the head of the group was a soldier with a map, compass and GPS-navigator.”

    you must have meant “Glonass-navigator” right?

  4. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.

    They are some kind of police special forces no soldiers, they’re wearing milicija vests.

    Ya Bum Ya!

  5. tung says:

    Erhm.. Why do they have their finger on the trigger when not engaging a target? Not very prof. is it?…

  6. Yubin Yankinov says:

    The first group of photos seem to display a militia unit based on the stuff they’re wearing (one guy has it written on his back).

    The second set of photos taken in the snow show Spetsnaz soldiers, which are most assuredly elite troops by any measure.

  7. Boritz says:

    These guys a bunch of clowns! Equipments look scrounged from second hand store, no commonality of ammunition, either. Fail.

    • Jeff says:

      Russian equipment looks old because it’s painted, not parkerized/phosphated like most American guns. Ammunition used in these photos is pretty standardized for the Russian military, so not sure what you’re talking about – 7.62x54r, 5.45×39, 9×39, and 9×18 Mak

  8. testicules says:

    I think I have better gear than they do

  9. CZenda says:

    Nice paintball get-together, until somebody gets drunk and starts firing the real bullets :(

  10. Jerry Barada says:

    … could go to any gun-show in U.S. and pull together 200 guys w/ better equipment just by offering free beer. Not impressed with these yokels.

  11. perristalsis says:

    Sure, it’s all fun and games until someone accidentally gets poked in the eye with a bayonet.
    Posers!

  12. Spear says:

    These guys belong to a regular police rapid reaction unit (Russian equivalent ot SWAT). Regretfully, but they don’t look like – top-notch professionals – some are out of shape/overweight, others apply face-paint in a way that shows they don’t do that too often. But again, it is not their job. They job is to operate in urban environments mostly. And this training is probably intended to prepare them for a tour of duty in North Caucasian mountains.

  13. Cindy says:

    They’re older and some are out of shape but MAMA LIKE!

  14. Chris says:

    You gotta admit, unlike the Canadian and American military, the Russian military actually does defend freedom (or whatever passes for freedom in Russia) from an active enemy.

  15. Redneck says:

    Give me one week and I can scrounge up a bunch of civilians from the backwater that are better equipped than the crew in these photos.

    I really hope this is russian special ops, because they’ll be lucky to make it to the drop zone, let alone actually engage a target effectively.

  16. Ramses says:

    Every soldier has a nickname. Something like “Piggy”, “Fatty” or “Drunkard”.

  17. PsycloneJack says:

    Also there are a lot of different camouflage texture types. Some fo them looks like the British DPM or US’ BDU. There is a digital one. And I’d swear that on pic 39 (p3) it’s German Flecktarn.
    As far as I know in Russia everybody has their own Spetsnaz except the Salvation Army and some may offer the liberty to their soldiers do decide what equipment they want to use but still… some of them look like quite ragtag.

    Also, any Drill Sergeant will start screaming at a zillion decibel after seeing this:
    http://englishrussia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/21august_2010_spetsnaz_edDSC_45891-1024×682.jpg
    I would.

    • Boritz says:

      Soviet/Russian camouflage often copied western designs. The Soviet version of “Woodland” camouflage is nearly indistinguishable from that of U.S., for example.

  18. Kerozin says:

    Garmin civilian GPS units (no glonass?) and Motorola commercial radios, wtf is this, paintball party?

  19. Saras says:

    Soldiers are trying to avoid black color in woods – when you will be wearing camouflage uniform, enemy can see black color easily.
    Now these clowns paint ALL face in black, and are wearing black tactical vests.
    Airsoft players have better equipment, and even when they just enjoying hobby with guns imitations, they’re not holding finger on trigger while not engaging enemy.

  20. fibo nacci says:

    China’s New J-20 Stealth Fighter Jet – First “Flight” Video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTzlhAH7aeY

  21. LMHTFY says:

    I agree with you dude

  22. Bigg Fredd says:

    page 3:

    “After that they clean their guns.”

    This is a rifle, this is a gun. This is for killing, this is for fun.

    “Targets are at the distance of 30-40 m

    The exercises were gradually growing harder and harder”

    I can’t imagine anything much harder than hitting a target at 30-40 m with a STAPLE gun.

  23. CZenda says:

    In “real situations”, all front-line soldiers are either drunk or high on hard drugs. I have read too many first-hand descriptions of Yugoslav Wars, Wars of USSR Succession etc. to believe otherwise.

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