Today, we want to show you again how they train divers in Russia. We chose the 187th training center located in the city of Volzhsky, the Volgograd Region. What does the Army need divers for? First of all, divers inspect underwater constructions.
Then, they do all kinds of underwater works, like construction or blasting; they detect mines, bombs and other ammunition; work in sunk ships and boats, explore the shoreline, measure depth and do other very important things.
The red beret is the pride of each special squad soldier. They treat it as a decoration for their services in battle. Not everybody is strong enough and has enough endurance to pass a test to receive it. Usually, they have to make 5-6
tries to deserve a red beret and those who manage to do it in one try are considered true heroes. Below are some photographs of a special squad unit taking a test for the red beret in the Krasnodar Territory.
‘Rynda’ is an armored corvette built for the Russian Emperor’s Fleet. It is one of the first ships in Russia with a steel body. In the end of the 19th century, they invested a lot of money into construction of armored cruisers and ‘Vityaz’ and ‘Rynda’ were the first to be made. Construction works began in 1883 and it was later that I. Shestakov, Minister of the Admiralty, demanded to protect the machinery and boiler departments with steel sheets of 1 to 2 in. thick. Increasing
the weight of the ship, they had to decrease the amount of coal it carried. Steel masts were installed instead of the wooden ones. In 1886, the ship entered the Atlantic Ocean and then the Pacific Ocean. In 1888, it visited Sydney to celebrate the 100th anniversary since Australia became an English colony. In 1892, in crosses the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean again. 1906, it was transformed into a training ship. In 1922, it was scrapped.