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