On 25 March 1995 members of Aum Senrike used GB gas in the result of which over three thousand people got affected. 12 of them could never survive the attack. To prevent such an act in the Russian capital a special emergency response team was formed. It includes around 200 people and has more colonels and majors than any other detachment. The fact proves that the unit embraces the best specialists who sharpened their skills in Chernobyl, Afghanistan, Chechnya, etc. Let’s see how the emergency response team dislocated in the Moscow region is trained.
Field Command General Board.
Black crow is the unit’s symbol. This bird lives 200 years and is resistant to any kinds of waste including radioactive. The crow is killing the snake with the spear just like St. George represented on the Coat of arms of Moscow.
Once such a team has already offered rebuff to terrorists from AUM Sinrike. Abusers were found red-handed when somebody saw how they were breaking ampules with colorless liquid and could report about it. However, two assailants managed to disappear in a crowd of people hurrying up away from the subway. One of the criminals who had been caught told policemen to get ready for a plenty of victims. In several minutes after the message about diversion in the Moscow subway was obtained the emergency response unit was on its way.
Road traffic was stopped. Officers went down to the subway station all covered with affected people lying on the floor. Specialists from the unit took samples, checked whether exhaust units were on and entrances and exits were isolated when they got a signal about another planned terroristic attack in a shop. So, a part of the unit went there. A polygon for training depicted in the picture is filled with old tanks that will never be used in field battles anymore.
We can have a look at the fields stuffed with ‘antique ruins’.