Translated by Leo V.
Ramzan Kadyrov Forms a New Regiment
National units are a long tradition of the Russian Army.
Article by Sergei Kozlov, a military historian and Soviet-Afghan War Veteran.
In relation to the Special Military Operation (SMO) in Ukraine, President of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov demonstrates a solid patriotic position. And he personally oversees the activities of the national Chechen units of the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardiya) operating in Ukraine.
These units, which are often called special forces, perform the corresponding tasks: cleaning occupied territories, protecting the rear and communication between the Russian Army and the People’s Militias of the DPR and LPR.
They Showed Themselves in Battle
These units include: OMON “Akhmat-Grozny”, the 249th Separate Special Motorized Battalion “South”, the 46th Separate Brigade of Operational Purpose of the Rosgvardiya, the 141st Special Motorized Regiment of the Rosgvardiya named after Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov (formerly known as “North” Battalion) and the SOBR “Akhmat”.
OMON “Akhmat-Grozny” is by far the oldest structure that operated during the first and second Chechen campaigns. In total, there are about 30 thousand people in the units.
Since these are not army units, but units of the Russian National Guard, all of them (except for the 141st Special Motorized unit) are armed only with small arms and light equipment. The 141st Regiment has combat equipment on staff.
Participating in Mariupol and Volnovakha, in the battles for Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, Chechen armed formations demonstrated a high level of discipline, field training and the will to win, achieving significant results.
Special Upbringing of Men
Information about the fighting of Chechen units regularly reaches the residents of Chechnya and causes pride among young people. At the same time, attention should be paid to the upbringing of Chechen youth, which explains the patriotic impulse among conscripts. The boy is initially brought up there as a warrior, as a man.
I remember how in 1985, a batch of young recruits arrived in our detachment in Kandahar, and among them four guys from Chechnya. Many officers were wary of them. But I selected two of the newcomers to my group and never regretted it.
One was a gunner-operator in my vehicle, and the second was a squad commander, he later became my deputy.
Of course, there are national peculiarities that need to be taken into account in communication. These people will never respect the boss just because of the position they hold. You need to prove that you really deserve respect – and then you will not find more reliable and loyal subordinates! I succeeded. The newcomers did not study in the training regiment for Spetsnaz in Pechora, but were trained in ordinary infantry training schools. But in spirit they were special forces, and they fought excellently and fearlessly.
And this is not an exception, but rather the rule. Which was later confirmed by the soldiers of the Zapad (West) Battalion, which was formed in 2003 by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (the 305th Separate Spetsnaz Detachment) and supervised by him. The battalion was commanded by Said-Magomed Kakiyev, Hero of Russia. A man of boundless courage and devotion. And the soldiers were a match for the commander. There was not a single former militant in the squad. Everyone fought against Dudayev’s regime from the very beginning.
A little later, the Vostok (East) Battalion was created under the command of Sulim Yamadayev. But in 2008, it was disbanded and the “North” and “South” Battalions were created. They became the basis for modern formations of the Rosgvardiya.
In August of the same 2008, Chechen units distinguished themselves during the operation to force Georgia to peace.
The Russian Army has a wealth of experience in creating national, or, as previously said, native formations.
So, on August 23, 1914, at the beginning of the First World War, the Caucasian Native Cavalry Division was created. It was staffed by 90% Muslims – natives of the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia. According to the laws of the Russian Empire, these people were not subject to military service. But being volunteers, they enlisted in the ranks of national formations.
The division fought bravely on the Southwestern Front since November 1914, its merits are great. In 1916 alone, the division conducted 16 mounted attacks. In general, the entire division accounts for the number of prisoners, four times its composition.
There is an important nuance that should be paid attention to now. As the witnesses of those events write, there was a special moral and psychological atmosphere in the division, which largely determined the relationship between its officers and riders. An important feature of the highlander rider was a sense of self-esteem and a complete absence of servility and sycophancy. Above all, it was not ranks and titles that were valued, but personal bravery and loyalty. This is confirmed by my personal observations.
And one more interesting fact. At first, the Muslims of the division were awarded St. George’s Crosses for distinction in battle, where instead of St. George, the coat of arms of the Russian Empire was depicted so as not to infringe on the feelings of the faithful. But after a while, the mountaineers demanded to be given the same awards as Christians. After all, there was a picture of dzhigit George on a horse, and not a “chicken”, as they called the coat of arms.
Following the Traditions of the Ancestors
Thus, it can be argued that the Russian Army has a long tradition of creating national units in the North Caucasus. The competent national policy pursued by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief makes it possible to use this force more widely and effectively. After all, in mid-March 2022, according to Kadyrov, a thousand volunteers went to Ukraine. At the beginning of April, another thousand, in May 600 more volunteers left for the war.
The Spetsnaz training center established in Gudermes has been training not only special forces fighters, but also has been training volunteers for months. Moreover, volunteers who specially come from all over Russia to get trained and go to war. And they are fighting as part of national units.
So don’t be surprised when you see a soldier of absolutely Slavic appearance who proudly shouts: “Akhmat – power!”
Now the formation of new battalions is beginning in Chechnya. But not from volunteers from all over the country and not on the basis of the Russian National Guard, but exclusively from citizens of the republic and as part of the Ministry of Defense. In total, it is planned to create four battalions under the general name “Akhmat”. According to the staffing size, we can say that the Motorized Rifle Regiment “Akhmat” is being formed, which will include the battalions: “North-Akhmat”, “South-Akhmat”, “West-Akhmat” and “East-Akhmat”.
The composition of a modern motorized rifle battalion, depending on the state, may include management and headquarters, three motorized rifle companies on either BMPs or BTRs, a tank company, one or two artillery batteries, a mortar battery, an anti-air defense platoon, an anti-tank platoon, communications platoons, reconnaissance platoons, an engineering platoon and a logistics platoon.
In order for the units to become a real force, careful training of both individual soldiers and units as a whole is needed. According to Ramzan Kadyrov, the places of formation, smoothing and training of two battalions on the territory of the republic have already been determined, bases will be deployed in Khankala for two more.
“Together with the Chairman of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic, Magomed Daudov, I visited the inner-city village of Khankala to inspect a potential building that is to be converted to the needs of two battalions being formed. An approximate location has already been chosen for the first two groups,” Kadyrov said.
The Head of the republic instructed the members of the government to prepare design and estimate documentation, to bring the necessary communications and to asphalt the roadway leading to the territory of the facility.
For the education and training of the military, all amenities are provided, starting with comfortable living and staff quarters and ending with football, volleyball, tennis and sports grounds. There will be a parade ground and a shooting range, the entire surrounding area will be equipped.
Selection of Officers
An important success factor is the competent selection of officers.
It is assumed that for the new battalions they will try to select Chechen officers who are already serving in the ranks of the Russian Army. But they may also be officers of other nationalities. Just as many officers of the Cossack army served in the Native Division at the beginning of the last century.
Special work will be required with candidates for command positions. They are obliged to study the national characteristics of the Chechen people in order to understand their subordinates. To earn their trust and respect, an officer must show that he is better, more professional, stronger and braver than his subordinates. Only then will they follow him into fire and water. At the same time, the officer must know and respect national customs.
For example, mountain customs were strong in the regiments of the [First World War] Native Division: respect for elders, hospitality, etc. This left its mark on life and service in the division.
The guests in the units of the division were welcomed as at home in the Caucasus. The young officer showed respect to his older riders – especially at a rest area, during their break. Contrary to the charter, but according to mountain customs.
It seems to me that it is appropriate to send candidates for the positions of commanders to Chechnya, where they, communicating with the residents, would study local traditions. And as commanders, they could subsequently correctly apply their power to subordinates.
For example, in the Native Division of the 1914 model, newly accepted volunteers made a solemn promise to serve throughout the war. For misconduct, a volunteer could be dismissed from the service. In this case, he lost his shoulder straps in front of the formation, his offense was reported to his native village, benefits were collected from him, weapons and uniforms were taken away. Those dismissed in this way were permanently deprived of the right to hold any elected positions.
In a combat situation, the Native Division proved to be strong, distinguished by high discipline and did not have a single case of desertion before the February Revolution.
The use of such educational techniques will help to form and prepare a new combat-ready unit in a short time. Which is what I sincerely desire for their command, and personally to Ramzan Kadyrov.
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Akhmat sila – Urban Dictionary
Word popularized by the president of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. Akhmad which is his father. Sila which means strength
there so many aspects to the chechens here. the SMO has unified and allowed the past to be now behind them. certainly why western media tries to play this angle
these guys ran away from the town when Ramzan challenged them to stay and fight chechen to chechen a few weeks ago. a few village idiots that are not missed and would fit in with the lgbt shaitans.
Sweet. No really … wowzers. If anything is striking. If anyone has shown true grace, true mercy, true diligence, indeed a chivalraic knightly comportment, it has been he. I can’t imagine anyone who could not be moved by the man’s fighting spirit, his unflagging energy and dedication, his humour … I could go on and on.
The man is almost of another time, as are his men. It’s truly inspiring to see such a wonderous bunch of noble paladins. I can’t say enough about them.
You said it well.
Ameen. Very well said brother!
They are truly men of the Mountains.
Thank you, Lily, and Arab. Good wishes to you!
@ Bones @FiveGunsWest on July 21, 2022 · at 5:03 am EST/EDT
The man is almost of another time, as are his men. It’s truly inspiring to see such a wonderous bunch of noble paladins. I can’t say enough about them.
You said more than enough in a few words, and you said it well.
“Noble paladins,” yes, that is what Chechens are.
They encapsulate all the qualities of warriorship, courage, dignity, nobility, mercy, and endless humor. You see them on videos, either fighting or posing for pics, they are a happy crew.
Kadyrov’s two videos on clown Zelensky’s surrender, was a masterstroke.
On another note, only a TV-infested mindset would stupidly compare reality to US-created trash. Comparing Chechens to “Klingons,” “Minbaris,” or whatever TV trivia, is truly banal.
Chechens are larger-than-life, and they are real, have no equivalent in the fantasy world.
“Chechens are larger-than-life, and they are real, have no equivalent in the fantasy world. ”
Hi LW, the warriors of Hizbollah come very close, if not equal. We just don’t have the amount of video footage of them in battle. The next big war with the Zimnist settlers will have embedded video I’m sure.
@ grr on July 21, 2022 · at 6:11 pm EST/EDT
Hi LW, the warriors of Hizbollah come very close, if not equal. We just don’t have the amount of video footage of them in battle. The next big war with the Zimnist settlers will have embedded video I’m sure.
Spot on, buddy!
I said “in the fantasy world,” Hezbollah is very real, and in terms of courage and gallantry, they are high up there. My diatribe was against the TV-trash filled heads who look at reality inverted, for them, reality is “like in TV,” or “like in the movies,” the brainwashing is so deep.
Hezbollah is a great analogy, I wouldn’t want to face either one of them in the battlefield. They are fierce and know no defeat.
Thank you, Lone Wolf, for your kind words. I wholly agree on the TV comparisons. I occasionally screw up in America and mention something real only to get it compared to a fictional movie or TV show, which has nothing to do with what I brought up and I can’t relate to their fictional analysis as TV, I never watch.
I concur also about Hezbollah. The time will come soon when we see their mettle.
The Chechens are the ‘Klingons’ of the Russian Federation.
“Today is a good day to die!”
I don’t know about Chechens being like “Klingons”. They remind me more of the Minbaris of Babylon 5 TV series.
Nicely explains why Chechens are so feared. Their culture is of “peoples of inhospitable places” and so is of a /brutal/ meritocracy. This naturally weeds-out incompetent leaders which is essential for survival in harsh conditions.
Such forces are fearless and to be feared. Both by their enemies, and by their superiors.
You convince them, they will go and die for you.
You cross them, they will go and die destroying you.
This is why some western “analysts” cannot understand that “Chechens fighting and dying for Russia” will NOT makes Chechnya “less Russia-aligned”. To the contrary.
Russian Federation invested, and invests, heavily in the Chechnya’s economy since the second war. Not to mention ridding them of the wahhabis for a start. In return, they will fight and die for the state and be proud of it. End of.
I am not quite sure, but I think I heard/read somewhere that there is a street in Grozny called after Putin.
@Oscar, there is. Its a boulevard actually. You can check on the google maps. :)
“… attention should be paid to the upbringing of Chechen youth, which explains the patriotic impulse among conscripts. The boy is initially brought up there as a warrior, as a man.”
There now. No “woke”. No trans-this-that-and-the-other.
We in the West might learn something… but it’s probably too much bother.
Hope for mankind yet.
The US military used to organize its formations along regional lines until the Vietnam debacle where replacements were fed piecemeal to fight and die among strangers. The Austrian and German military also organized their formations along regional lines up until the 1950s. I believe the English also used regional formations until the reforms of the late 1980s.
The arguments in favor of regional formations are powerful.
Its almost like war has become a way to rid the population of strong young independent men than to win anything. Well, the powers that be who benefit from a weak malleable dependent population win, but thats just crazy conspiracy theorist kind of stuff.
To the contrary.
In The West, the /professional/ military is effectively a way to “off-load” the mediocre-but-still-useful. The top people become either senior officers or do not serve at all. Leaving the dying for the “plebei”. It is a good system when war a “daily use” tool.
In the “East”, here Russia, China, et al, where war is seen as absolutely the last option culturally, you want your best to be in the military – as you want to win/not lose as a first priority IF it comes to the fight.
Soviet Union moved away from this concept, for ideological and practical /need for a huge conscript army/ reasons, but Russia is reverting to its tradition naturally.
Historically Russia always deployed SMALLER but more capable and more mobile forces in almost all their wars. This nazi propaganda crap of “there are a lot of us” was not true even during the WW2 where the Stalin purges decimated their officer corps. They had lot of dead simply because of HUGE /several million/ losses at the start of a war and then effectively fighting a continued offensive against a well-entrenched Wehrmacht for the rest of the war. In individual engagements they were about equal.
It is enough to look at the Suvorov campaign in Italy to understand how Russians fight – culturally.
user: “They had lot of dead simply because of HUGE /several million/ losses at the start of a war and then effectively fighting..”
Effectively fighting? According Krivosheev Soviet military losses reached highest point in period from July 43 to May 44, staggering over 8 million soldiers killed, wounded or missing.
When we follow combat armor losses they peaked annually in 1944 and monthly losses during 4 months of 1945.
Aircraft combat losses peaked 1943 (Germans had to pull fighter aircraft from east to west and Reich from mid 1943, in 1944 they were lacking heavily aviation fuel also).
Soviet own horrible losses in 1943-45 are not suggesting anyway “effective” and certainly not cost effective Armed Forces. Most Russians who have carefully studied those loss figures do agree. It’s well known fact that Red Army during latter part of war was lacking foot soldiers. The main reason why size of division went down from 14,000 to even as low as 5,500-6,000 during late 1944.
I am not sure why are you straw-manning here. You do not appear to be so uninformed.
8 million are their overall non-civilian losses during the whole war. From that 2-3 million were killed or captured /and died in captivity/ during the first few months of the German blitz.
Next, I said that, in the latter parts of the war, they were effectively fighting an “urban” campaign with almost every city and town booby-trapped and used by the Germans /not only/ to cause maximum casualties on the advancing Red Army. Added to that the Red army orders were to spare civilian infrastructure – where possible – as they were mostly liberating their own territory or territory of their allies with sympathetic population.
If you want to look and systemic loss rates, dig into the Battle of the Kursk Bulge. That was a prolonged enagagement where civilians were evacuated on both sides and classic field battles were waged.
EQUIPMENT losses ARE NOT MANPOWER losses. So how many tanks they lost is inconsequential here. They made so many they indeed where “over-armored” by the end of the war as in THEY GAVE the available soldiers *more* all the armor that can be produced.
That was actually to save lifes – 4 tanks and 10 infantry are stronger /and will have less mapower losses/ than 2 tanks and 18 infantry. It is simple as that. Sure, 4 tanks and 18 infantry could be optimal economically, but they did not have the manpower for that. You need to understand that in WW2 most tank crews survived their tank destruction but would not survive being hit by the same cannon while on foot.
I mention this as the Western narrative completely misses the point that the Russians – in this conflict – intentionally sacrificed a pile of equipment at the initial engagements as their objective was to minimise manpower losses. An immobile tank in enemy territory is a dead tank. And the crew with it. So a mobility kill, be if hostile or from malfunction, becomes a real kill/capture under forced-march tactics. That is part of the game. Besides, the US operated in the same manner in Iraq or AFG. Only difference being they took the care to blow up the kit they left behind.
You are reaching wrong conclusions by looking at the specific and being blind to the more general.
The high loses are a consequence also of the high scale of the battles. A scale unseen and unknown in the West. Not only the axis forces attacking the USSR where huge in numbers in scale unable to grasp in the west, the quality level in both matériel and combat ability where a scale different than in the West front. British, French, US soldiers never truly faced the real power of the German army.
But indeed the red army soldiers fight better and they won.
And they fought more effeciently than any western army too. For that, you need to compare ratio kills. In the West front the ratio of axis/allied killed and captured soldiers is more favourable for the axis than the axis/red army killed and captured soldiers ratio.
And that despite the fact that axis divisions in the east were more efficient than those in the west.
Not sure the trhead line, but I undersing most of your comment.
Would not go as far as to state the Red armny was more efficient – later on they had huge advantage of scale. But they definitely did not waste manpower just for the fun of it – as the German propaganda stated and the Western one now states.
For Germans, in a way, it is understandable. For the “superior” Nordic race to have their asses handed over to them by “untermensch Slavic tribes” there was no other way to spin their defeats. Millions of Germans fought the Soviets in real battles though, so the post-war generation greatly respected the Soviets. Not liked. Respected. Personal experience always trumps any propaganda.
For the West, it is essentially the same – it is a way of “coping” on a societal scale. They simply could not maintain the “we are a superior society/culture/etc.” and at the same time accept defeats on the scale “their kin” Germans were handed out.
As in personal relations, dismissing he other party is a sign of weakness. The strong do not need to belittle the “weak” to prop up their egos.
This is different, though.
In Russia there are *wastly* different cultures. Unlike in Germany, or US. This is slightly similar to Austrian organization which was grandfathered from the times of the multi-ethnic Habsburg empire of late.
The major cultural differences – within Russia – make cross-nationality units less cohesive and at same make “national” units more functional. Besides the volunteer/contract divide.
Im pretty sure the use of replacements from a national pool started at the end of WWII for Americans. It was our way of coping with the unexpected high losses associated with our first real contact with the German Army after D day. It wasnt a problem since the sense of national unity in America was immense.
But then the Vietnam system where there was a definite one year term of service in a combat zone and corresponding lack of regional ties really did cause problems. But the lack of regional cohesion was seriously aggravated by “short timer” syndrome, when a soldier would become more concerned about not dying in his last month in ‘Nam than the welfare of his comrades
Those severely wounded Vietnam vets were getting $4000/mo in 2008, i’m sure their cost of living increases kept pace with inflation, the rest of us, not so much.
And we wonder why we need $600 army toilet seats.
USA relocates and shuffles all military families every three years. This erases any regionalism, no allegiance, no civic ties, no lasting friendships – a disoriented drone serving the Neocon masters.
“These people will never respect the boss just because of the position they hold.”
A rarity in a world infatuated with appeal to authority logical fallacies, and full of midwits who fall for that sort of thing.
Respect is earned, and authority just means you have to work more for it, not less. Show me an “expert” and I will show you someone who relies on anyone else for everything else.
It is also why “the West” analysts cannot comprehend the “lack of NCOs” in the Soviet military structure.
They are not needed or even desired.
Natural leaders are expected to rise to the occasion – and they do. Formal NCO structure would only hinder that. An officer then just delegates sub-command ad-hoc based on capability /and authority/.
user: “It is also why “the West” analysts cannot comprehend the “lack of NCOs” in the Soviet military structure.They are not needed or even desired.”
Lack of competent NCO’s will lead the situation where more and more officers have to be sent to dangerous front line battleground. It’d be useful to know what percentage of Russian losses in Ukraine has been officers. If much more that 5% (e.g over 10%)then NCO problems must be real.
Well operating competent NCO’s are very important to every ground forces.
You are missing the point here.
NCO corps does not exist in Soviet/Russian doctrine because EVERY SOLDIER is formally trained to be one. Today every contract one.
They have a hybrid force model where /almost/ every contract soldier is trained to be an officer under mobilisation conditions.
This means there is no need/purpose for formal NCO corps.
Under peace conditions, you train ALL your contract soldiers as officers. However, there is no point in -making- them ones as there would have no one to command. But this training also means that any (non-junior) soldier is pretty much qualified for ad-hoc leadership roles.
Under wartime /mobilisation/, almost all your /former/ contract soldiers become officers commading mobilised reserves. These then pick (officer while conscripted) as their seconds and delagate as applicable.
Basically, they have a more flexible model where the tasks are delegated ad-hoc.
As for their commanders going into battle with their units. This is more a cultural thing. In this way Russians are a “warrior culture” meaning it is considered shamfull for commander to watch his unit into battle form a safe distance.
I would advise you read up on the famous VDV unit stand in the Second Chechen war where all their commanding officers were killed. Yet the unit maintained functional operational cohesion – with broken comms and under constant attack – until a day later when a commander of a nearby unit personally led a relieve company to provide the besieged unit comms and command.
That story is extensively documented and shows two things:
– the Russian rank-and-file are trained to operate/command “themselves” as in a natural leader picks the command or has it delegated ad-hoc, they thus do not depend on any /individual/ NCO etc.
– the culture is such that /sometimes stupid, but that is not the point here/ their commanders are EXPECTED to lead by example and die with the troops, if necessary
We can argue if that approach is more effective or less effective in winning wars. No argument there. But neither the laser focus on flexibility and natural leadership or their commanders being with their units are a sign of “incapability” or accident.
Both are intentional choices – these are part of the Russian way to fight wars. So far it worked for them well the last couple centuries. This may change, of course. Though we are not there to be able to judge that. Not yet.
Sending officers to front lines tend to cut down the need for fragging.
This is not a “lack of NCOs in RU Armed forces”, this is an “surplus of NCOs in the US Army”. If you count the number of NCOs in the US military, you will find that every fifth is NCO. For comparison, in the Soviet army, a sergeant was the commander of a squad of 10 men. In the modern, Russian army, the squad has decreased to 7-8.
From the Russian point of view, the surplus of NCOs in the US Army” is a very unfavorable sign – at best it is corruption, at worst, the US military needs a babysitter for every five people, since American soldiers themselves cannot take off their pants to go to the toilet.
In reality it is a need for a “colonial” military. In a colonial army, the last thing you need is any “morals” idead for the soldiers to get. This is in contrast with a “territorial” force where you, intentionally, stand your units morals of “defending the homeland” narrative.
So in a “universal/collonial” force you need the NCOs for two reasons:
– to “keep tabs” on the soldiers (and NCO has more to lose /financially/ than a common soldier so is more loyal to the corps)
– to allow a lower /average/ education/training level of common soldiers, you do not want them too capable for they may get “ideas”, then you need to compensate by having an NCO to baby-sit such soldiers
A territorial force you instead shoot for the “best-bang-for-the-buck” so you invariably tap into the “morals” stream for motivation, getting same results for less /financial/ outlay. But once you did that, there is exactly zero benefit to keep soldiers stupid – you already got to the position they are not corps-loyal but country-loyal. So there is no point in keeping them down and you instead want to spread knowledge/capability as much around as possible as it increases the overall efficiency of your force. That in turn makes such a high NCO corps ration just another waste. You do not need it for loyalty to corps – you already gave that up, and you do not need it for management of the unit – your soldiers are more than capable to handle themselves.
Long story short, a “high-officer” force is inherently more loyal to whoever pays it and also more expensive.
That loyalty is not needed for a territorial/defensive military, so the money is not wasted and the resources are used elsewhere.
There is nothing better or worse about either approach. These are just the natural outcomes of the scenarios the various militaries historically operated in and so tuned their structure to match.
The only reason the Western “analysts” have an insurmountable challenge to accept this is that accepting such would destroy their “western liberators” and “eastern agressors” narrative which is foundational for their PR. So even those who understand it prefer not to publish so. They understand it is not in their /side/ interest.
The Chechens are incredibly brave and honest people. It is a wonder to watch them in action. Russia is lucky to have such a dedicated people fighting for them. Credit is where credit is due. I look around at Muslim lands and I cannot but admire their resilience and courage. I hope they will win over the western backed terrorists pretending to be muslims.
If St George is truly unacceptable, you dont join a essentially strongly christian state religion army.
And as noted personal bravery and ability being important, no mention of piousness.
Concentrate on personal circumstances like field mosque and food stuffs, even on which day is the “sunday” not on altering official symbols like how west is banning the national flags to please minorites.
Not sure what you are about.
Firstly, the Russian state was NEVER a religious entity. It was ALWAYS a military aliance-style entity.
Secondly, that the Russian empire – effectively at peacetime – respected the faith of its subject by offering to NOT grant -potentially-seen-as-religious- symbols was exactly why the Chechen soldiers later on DEMANDED the standard orders be issued also to them.
Remmeber, Chechnya was not trully “conquered” or “incorporated” into the Russian empire at the time. It is quite possible that granting “Cross” orders on Day 1 would have resulted in a conflict. By -respecting- the Muslim soldiers faith, without beinf forced, the state acquired their respect in turn.
You do not get respect by dis-respecting someone /even by a misunderstanding/. However well meaning one is.
There is a wonderful Russian movie, a remake of ‘Twelve Angry Men’, ’12’, where I first became aware of the awesome Chechen culture. See it if you can.
The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is reporting as of 7 July that they had 2,343 soldiers killed and 9,663 wounded (4.12-to-1 wounded-to-killed ratio).
The Luhansk People’s Republic has not reported its losses since April 5 when published losses between 500 and 600 killed. LPR losses were at that point around half of DPR losses.
The Chechens are brave and relentless fighters plus loyal friends to Russia. Let’s also salute the fighters of the DPR and LPR who have been doing a lot of the fighting and dying.
The evil ukie Azov SBU scum murdered 3 heroes of the region when they murdered Givi, Motorola and Alexander Zakarchenko. The evil vermin who assasinated them will hopefully be found someday and executed.
“To earn their trust and respect, an officer must show that he is better, more professional, stronger and braver than his subordinates.”
USN officers were brainwashed into acting superior but occasionally a good one showed up.
This reminds me of reading about 19th century Indian wars on the American plains. Crazy Horse wasn’t a chief. He was a warrior that other warriors chose to follow into battle for the same reasons, and with the same attitude as these Chechnyans have.
Unlike the US soldiers, the Indians were not obligated to follow high ranking idiots into suicide missions.
Theres something I dont understand here. How could Chechens fight with such tenacity for a country that, in a previous decade, leveled their capitol city of Grozny. Do they consider that act justified due to the terrorist atrocities that other Chechens inflicted on the Russian people?
Or, do they fight for Russia out of respect for the strength the Russians showed in their response to the Chechen terrorist attacks. Or maybe this shows that Chechens consider the neo Nazi movement in Ukraine to be a existential to themseves and all Muslims
It is simple. Chechnya was rebuilt. Japan is pro usa because they have risen economically and yet usa had nuclear bomb dropped on them. Does that make today’s Japanese the enemies of the usa ?
Chechnya was a mess with a bunch of warlords, criminal gangs, slavers & jihadis all fighting each other. With the Russians being an occasional outside imposition, although many Chechens aided with the federal forces from the start.
So the choice was a ruthless campaign by the federal to impose order or a seemly endless anarchy.
To accept the separatist pretensions & titles. Which imply they created anything vaguely resembling a functional civilised state contradicts reality and is propaganda that is boosted by the West for cynical reasons.
This is very interesting, it’s about MH17 but relates to Dnepropetrovsk airport:
MH17? The secret visit of American attaches to the East of Ukraine on 17 July 2014. PART 1
“In this video, You will learn about amazing coincidences that occurred on July 17, 2014 in the South-East of Ukraine.
On this day, American intelligence officers arrived at the Dnepropetrovsk airport. Their purpose of the visit was extremely unclear. Besides there was almost no coverage of this event in local media.
And on the same day, July 17, 2014, at 16.20, the MH-17 disaster happened in Donbass.
These events are united by one remarkable detail – at the time of the crash, the flight was controlled by the air traffic center of Dnepropetrovsk airport.
Who exactly arrived at Dnepropetrovsk airport? What was the purpose of their visit? You will find answers to these questions in new video.”
You mean they are not woke and do not wave Pride flags with other young men or the transgendered? That is terrible (joking).
The West and NATO better stay off the battlefield. The West is too woke and waves Pride flags and worries about fake globullwarming with Greta.
Many thanks to President Putin and President Kadyrov from America for destroying the US Dept of Defense (DoD) and Hunter Biden (Biometa?) owned 46 bioweapons labs in the corrupt Ukraine.
Ukrainian Military – please surrender now or go take out your corrupt govt and negotiate for peace to end the war. Do not throw your life away for scum like Zelensky, Kolomoisky, Pinchuk, Soros, Nuland, Poroshenko and other Ukie criminals.
These men are an example to us all. Brave fearless disciplined and loyal to their country and leaders.
No one can fail to be impressed by their exploits.
May you live and prosper and return to your families.
Ukraine foreign legion was created by the coward satanic nato.
Russian government should work with the Islamic scholars so many muslims around the world are ready to fiiht The Satanic Global Elites, they are threat to humanity.
I am confused about the Chechens. I don’t know anything about their history but the Russians were at war with the Chechens in the First and Second Chechen Wars in, what, the past 30 years or so? And according to Wikipedia (pace, friends) there are Chechens fighting on the Ukrainian side, too. Does anyone understand this?
Chechens have been warring among themselves, Russia took a side and joined their civil war, and brought order and relative peace. Not even fearcest warriors want to fight all the time, people appreciate some order in their lives, there is many opportunities in Russian Federation to be a warrior and then come home and enjoy some peace with your wife(s).
When’s the last time a white man heard someone shout “Alah Akbah” and sighed in the knowledge that he and his family are now safe?
This is what we exactly await of a serious army. Congratulations!!!