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.
Military training exercises at the frontier post in December 1968.
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.
Chinese analogue of the Soviet TT pistol captured during the battle on Domansky island in March 1969.
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.
Military operations on Domansky island, 15 March 1969.
Mi-4 helicopters were mainly used for intelligence service and evacuation of the wounded.
Frontier guarding helicopter Mi-4 above the Domansky island.
Scattering the Chinese provokers with armoured vehicles.
Simonov Self-loading Carbine and Kalashnikov gun taken from the Chinese during the military actions.
The hunting forks were used to ‘contactless’ displacement of the Chinese from the Soviet territory.
A frontier post.
A citizen from the village next to frontier post. He together with two of his relatives helped frontier guards.
The Chinese soldiers argue with the Soviet guards about the border.
Frontier guards are getting ready for a combat action.
A shot down GAS-69 that used to belong to the 2nd frontier post.
Armored motor cars are occupying their positions.
Frontier guards are delivering combat on Domansky island covered by the armored motor cars.
Soviet frontier guards are forcing the Chinese to leave the Soviet territory.
At the frontier.
Fronier guards in December 1968.
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.
One of the Chinese provokers killed in the fight.
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.
T-62 tank that was shot down in March 1969.
Chief of the Soviet frontier post protests against violation of the border.
The bottles with alcohol were used by the Chinese soldiers desperatelt trying to get warm.
The last photo made before the battle when the Chinese will bring down fire on the Soviet guards.
A fight between the Soviet and the Chinese.
Chinese analogue of the Soviet Kalashnikov captured during the battle on Domansky island.
Location: Domansky island