Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Russian people have been neighbors of the Chinese for centuries and got used to peaceful life and friendly relations. However, in 1969 there had been an armed conflict when China occupied a disputed territory deciding to capture it.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Military training exercises at the frontier post in December 1968.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The BM-21 launch vehicles. They were considered as secret weapons in 1969 that is why photos of those used on Domansky island on 15 March are missing.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Chinese analogue of the Soviet TT pistol captured during the battle on Domansky island in March 1969.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The view of Domansky island from a heliopcter window. The border stretched along the middle part of a narrow space that separated the island from the Chinese coast.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Military operations on Domansky island, 15 March 1969.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Mi-4 helicopters were mainly used for intelligence service and evacuation of the wounded.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Frontier guarding helicopter Mi-4 above the Domansky island.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Scattering the Chinese provokers with armoured vehicles.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Simonov Self-loading Carbine and Kalashnikov gun taken from the Chinese  during the military actions.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The hunting forks were used to ‘contactless’ displacement of the Chinese from the Soviet territory.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

A frontier post.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

A citizen from the village next to frontier post. He together with two of his relatives helped frontier guards.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The Chinese soldiers argue with the Soviet guards about the border.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Frontier guards are getting ready for a combat action.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

A shot down GAS-69 that used to belong to the 2nd frontier post.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Armored motor cars are occupying their positions.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Frontier guards are delivering combat on Domansky island covered by the armored motor cars.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Soviet frontier guards are forcing the Chinese to leave the Soviet territory.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

At the frontier.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Fronier guards in December 1968.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The Chinese poster stating: ‘Soviet revisionism that entered into collision with USA against China has no future’ was intentionally attached to thick sticks and used as a batt in fighting.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

One of the Chinese provokers killed in the fight.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The BTR-60P.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The Chinese try to provoke a fight. Carbines and guns are used as batts till now. Chief of the Chinese frontier post is in the middle of the crowd. January, 1969.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

T-62 tank that was shot down in March 1969.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Chief of the Soviet frontier post protests against violation of the border.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Soviet soldiers.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The bottles with alcohol were used by the Chinese soldiers desperatelt trying to get warm.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

The last photo made before the battle when the Chinese will bring down fire on the Soviet guards.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

A fight between the Soviet and the Chinese.

Soviet Conflict With The Chinese

Chinese analogue of the Soviet Kalashnikov captured during the battle on Domansky island.

Location: Domansky island

31 thoughts on “Soviet Conflict With The Chinese”

    • Today the Russian military must contend with a larger more modern chinese military on it’s border. If China were to invade Pacific Russia, the Russian military woiuld be powerless to stop it. The Chinese military is larger and in better condition and better trained. Russia would face the same logistical problems the Nazis faced in WW2. With out nuclear weapons the Chinese could not be pushed back. China is in need of resources Russia has. If China was able to catch the Russian Pacific fleet in harbor, and simultaneousely strick Russian airbases in the middle of the country, it would take Russia months to recover and counter attack.

      • Not only the russians have to worry.

        If the Chinese stop lending money to the US, or simply collect some, the States would collapse. US Government is already bankrupt (meaning, it can’t do without borrowing from abroad).

        Russians can be the best of your friends, even if you have a bad case of Russophobia.

      • LMAO @ you, testiculese

        “If China were to invade Pacific Russia, the Russian military woiuld be powerless to stop it.”

        1) The Chinese aren’t enemies. Russia and China hold co-operation exercises every year. If I were American then I might be worried, but thankfully, I’m not.

        2) If, for some reason, China does invade, it will only be to be blown to smithereens. Russia stores the largest tactical nuke arsenal just to deter such a conventional invasion. They take the scorched earth tactic to a new level. When a brigade dis-engages and retreats, a nuke is launched, “scorching the earth behind”. The Chinese aren’t stupid. They are not going to lose everything and gain nothing.

        “The Chinese military is larger and in better condition and better trained.”

        1) Size isn’t everything. Asymmetrical warfare is designed specifically to deal with larger enemies.

        2) “Better training”, that is a matter of opinion. Without a doubt, the Spetsnaz and VDV are better trained than almost any Chinese force, that for sure.

        3) Better condition, lol, most of the Chinese equipment are watered down versions of RUSSIAN ones. Like the Su-27 and the J-11.

        “Russia would face the same logistical problems the Nazis faced in WW2.”

        1) Yeah right. Dozens of bases and airfields within the borders vicinity would present a real logistical nightmare.
        2) Most of the Russo-Sino border is formed by rivers, and most of the rest is mountainous and deemed impassable to tanks and heavy equipment. Get past that and you have Siberia I think it was Rommel, who once described the North African desert as being “a tactician’s paradise, a quartermaster’s nightmare”. The Siberian tundra can be “a tactician’s nightmare, a quartermaster’s nightmare”.

        3) Being on the offensive, it would be the Chinese that would face supply train problems.

        “If China was able to catch the Russian Pacific fleet in harbor”

        There is a reason why the Admiral Nakhimov is being commissioned to the Pacific Fleet. Adding to that already awesome firepower, would be the Varyag. Between them, they carry 36 powerful supersonic cruise missiles. If the Chinese ever try to “catch the Pacific Fleet”, those P-700s would rain down on them. And that’s just two ships.

        😀

      • I pity any country that goes to war with the Russian Federation, even if it is China. The losses would be so high that the CPC would have to worry about losing power. Russia will fight to the last child, it just needs an invasion to provoke it into doing so.

  1. Historical border of the China proper is the Great Wall of China, and historical border of the Russia proper is Oka river (1-2 hours to drive to south of Moscow).

  2. well, i have to say it’s a pity…
    no permanent enemies, no permanent friends, only permanent interests!!!(没有永远的敌人,也没有永远的朋友,只有永远的利益!!!)

  3. TASS reports: Yesterday, drunk Chinese soldatesque opened fire on Soviet tractor, which was peacefully plowing the field on Soviet territory. In accordance with the peaceful foreign policy of USSR, the tractor only shot back and flew away.

    • Please give us a break, this joke was heard thousand time in various forms. The same with radio. The same with radio “Radio Yerevan”

    • Please give us a break, this joke was heard thousand times in various forms. The same with radio. The same with radio “Radio Yerevan”

    • Please give us a break, this joke was heard thousand times in various forms. The same with radio. The same with radio “Radio Yerevan”

    • I heard different version:
      “The tractor responded with rocket artillery salvo and flew away towards Moscow. Comrades from Kremlin warn comrades from Beijing that if this situation occurs again, they’ll send combine harvesters instead!”.

  4. ‘Soviet revisionism that entered into collision with USA against China has no future’
    Collision should be read as collusion.
    The mistake is not intentional, is it?

  5. Interesting note: after one of the assaults against Soviet positions Chinese soldiers had found the battlefield scattered with burned out vehicles, charred bodies and detonated ammunition. Due to the nature and scale of destruction, they were convinced that Soviets had used laser weapons against their comrades. As it turned out, it was less sci-fi, but no less devastating “oruzhye” – rocket projectiles wtih incendiary warheads fired from BM-21 launchers.

  6. China Russian boundary issue was just based on historical but not economical or strategy factors. that’s mean it’s able to settle with a friendly and open face to face dialogue! even China is so “aggressive” as described as Western and Japs media, there’re no reason for them to expand their power to Siberia, to make enemy with Russia just for a piece of vast wasteland…

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