Combat Summary for January 22nd, 2022subject logo
2022-01-22
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from January 14th, 2022, to January 20th, 2022 Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continue at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in six operations in six regions.

1) Meeting engagement. Clear crossroads about two kms north of Damyanovo in western Leskovets. Repair veh was damaged in an encounter with enemy technicals north of Berkovitsa. Tank destroyed two enemy BRDMs. and two BTR-80As. No video or photoplay is available.

2) A recon element from Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade conducted recon probes in Neochori and in areas west of town Saturday.

The unit encountered Russian speaking militia twice in separate operations in Neochori, defeating them a second time.

The unt it also overran Alikompos Hotel area, but was driven back when the enemy counterattacked with heavy armor. A photoplay is available.

3) A rifle task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack and clear the town of Novi Sobor in Chernarus Monday morning.

Separatists took over the town the night before, and already were in the process of setting up a defensive zone, complete with a mortar battery.

The separatist operation was led by enemy criminal operatives Zakhar Prelipin and Anna Rasputin, both of whom were on a Chernarus Defense Forces kill list.

The tactical plan for the attack was for 2nd and 3rd squads to attack from the southwest, while command squad, supported by one BRDM scout car, would attack from the southwest.

The attack operation went very quickly. The task force avoided enemy artillery, and launched an artillery attack on the mortars. Both operatives were eliminated, and important documents were seized.

Losses were heavy, with 2nd and 3rd squads losing eight each. Command squad lost three including the commander. The SU-25 ground interdiction fighter was shot down. The pilot ejected safely and was evacuated with 2nd squad.

A photoplay is available.

4) A Chernarus Naval Forces special operations team inserted into northern Altis with orders to eliminate a pair of enemy criminal operatives, Vladimir Rozhin and Ersela Coba.

The operation went very quickly and very smoothly. The team penetrated the defensive zone at Frini from the northeast, then located the operatives.

Supporting the mission was a pair of A-7 fighter-bombers.

There were no losses. The team returned safely back to ship.

A photoplay is available.

5) Chernarus Coastal Operations Group recon staff received a message that a pair of friendly informants were trapped in Khelm, Chernarus and were in danger of being exposed.

A Chernarus Naval Forces special operations team was dispatched and inserted via boat. Air support was provided by an army MI-24 gunship.

The team approached Khelm from the east, then penetrated the defensive perimeter of the village with the help of air support.

Enemy rifle counterfire was heavy. One exchange resulted in the loss of the team sapper.

The team pushed to the operatives' hideout to find the male element but not the female operative. The mission was adjudged to be a failure even though the male informant was safely evacuated by assault boat.

A photoplay is available.

6) An amphibious naval infantry force, part of 1st Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval nfantry Brigade was ordered to Kauppila in Maksiniemi to attack and clear the town of separatist affiliated forces.

Leading the separatist force was a pair of enemy criminal operatives, Ferid Murad and Ana Senicar. They brought with them a Russian speaking PMC, presumably a death squad to do their dirty/wet work.

The tactical plan was for the task force to attack frm the south on a broad front, with support from a pair of Swedish air force ground interdiction fighter-bombers.

The task force commander located the dead bodies of the operatives, stripping them of intelligence documents they were known to be carrying. Those documents were lists of contractors they use and their cell phone numbers.

The attack went very quickly, and for the defenders very violently. The town was successfully cleared and the PMCs were eliminated.

Casualties were light. Command squad lost one, while 2nd squad lost two and 3rd squad lost two.

A photoplay is available.



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Weekly Combat Summary for Jan. 14th, 2022subject logo
2022-01-14
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from January 7th, 2022, to January 13th, 2022 Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continue at a decreased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in four operations in four regions.

1) Troop relief operation in Batensen. Assigned a new objective almost immediately. Mission successful. Heavy losses during the retreat. Command squad lost four including its BTR.

Tank 2 was abandoned. 2nd squads BTR was damaged. 3rd squad BTR was damaged and undrivable. Field counts of enemy losses include one BRDM, one BTR-80A, one T-34 and two T-55s.

No video or photoplay is available.

2) A task force from 1st Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack and clear the of Querenhorst in Werferlingen Saturday afternoon.

A rebel combat group led by two enemy criminal operatives, Alexei Yakovliev and Anna Alliliyeva, entered town the evening before and were making preparations to fortify the town.

Querenhorst sits across from four bridges. The tactical plan to recapture the town was to cross three of the southern most river crossings covered by tank gunfire, then storm the town.

Among the tasks assigned to the task force, aside from taking over the town, was the elimination of the two enemy criminal operatives. Three supply trucks were brought with the separatists, which were assigned for destruction.

Command squad attempted to rush across the middle bridge, only to encounter heavy enemy rifle fire. Scout 1 attempting to position itself to cover command squad, was destroyed by an RPG shot.

The task force commander was killed in the attempt to ross the river. Command squad pushed into town making for the hideout of the operatives.

Once the two operatives were eliminated and enemy infantry was pushed back, commander pushed command squad to the supply trucks, destroying them.

During the process, two groups of enemy infantry were boring down on command squad. Artillery was launched against one group. Then the commander was killed.

The explosions attracted the enemy which whittled command squad from eight to five. Command squad retreated back to its BTR, then ordered the task force to retreat.

Casualties were high. Command squad lost seven. 2nd squad lost none, while third squad lost two. Tank 1 was abandoned due to a mobility hit.

3) An amphibious task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was rushed to Dorida with orders to intercept a separatist force.

The task force encountered an enemy beach patrol immediately upon landing. The gunfire exchange was quick, so the enemy patrol was wiped out.

The task force then moved through a small enemy held area east of Dorida, eliminating enemy forces holding the area.

The tactical plan was for the task force to take up positions along the northern edge of Dorida.

The enemy hit the deployment as expected, but the great bulk of those enemy forces were either Russian MVD troops or were Russian PMCs.

The task force held the town and gained a victory before being ordered back to the boats.

Casualties were catastrophic, with the entire force of naval infantry being wiped out during the retreat.

4) A task force assembled from 1st Bn Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rfle Brigade was ordered to attack and clear the village of Malye Kuptsy in Beketov.

Command squad first attacked an enemy deployment at the airfield. The tactical plan included the attack on the airfield which enabled command squad to move from the east into the village.

In the attack, 3rd squad took the brunt of the enemy counterfire, as command squad and 2nd squad moved in to clear the village. The commander eliminated two enemy criminal operatives.

Once the town was cleared command squad destroyed three supply trucks the enemy brought with them. The operation failed to get credit for successful completion of the operation.

Casualties were high. 3rd squad was whittled down to two, while 2nd squad lost four. Command squad was untouched.

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Combat Summary for January 6th, 2022subject logo
2022-01-07
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from December 31st, 2021 to January 6th, 2022 Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continue at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in eight operations in six regions.

1) An amphibious task force from 1st Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was ordered to Torppala in Maksiniemi to clear the town of a separatist force.

The force was led by two enemy criminal operatives, Yevginiy Samarchenko and Kata Gorbacheva, who went about collecting tribute and arresting people they considered to be politically unreliable.

The separatists arrested three individuals, two females and a male, and were holding them. The naval infantry force was tasked with their release and evacuation.

The tactical plan was for 2nd and 3rd squad to attack from the southeast, while command squad attacked from the southwest.

Enemy counterfire was very heavy. 2nd squad suffered heavy losses as the task force closed in. The two operatives were eliminated. The town was cleared.

In the retreat back to the boats, command squad was attacked by a heavy machine gun technical, which killed three squad members. The civilian prisoners were released and evacuated back to the ship.

Losses were high 2nd squad lost seven while command squad lost three.

A photoplay is available.

2) A second naval infantry attack mission took place in Nena n Maksniemi. Targeted for elimination were Simeon Sevic and Angela Rexha. Three supply trucks were destroyed.

Losses were heavy with command squad losing zero, 2nd squad losing five and 3rd squad losing eight.

No photoplay or video is available.

3) Behnsdorf in Werferlingen relief mission failed. Commander killed. No photoplay or video is available.

4) An ad hoc armored formation assembled from 2nd Bn Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was rushed to the town of south Schonthal in Cham.

Brigade operations issued a warning order that a separatist affiliated force would attempt take over the town.

2nd and command squad both engaged and destroyed infantry probes into the town.

About 30 minutes into the operation, brigade command issued new orders for the task force to advance to a position about 1,500 meters northeast from south Schonthal.

The task force, as in town, deployed along a broad front facing north. 3rd squad bore the brunt of enemy infantry attacks. Command squad fought off infantry probes as well.

When the retreat orders were issued, command squad led the retreat back to a crossroads east of town. One BRDM scout car (Scout 1) had been deployed there to cover the route to Rally 1.

The retreat route turned out to be clear. The task force retreated to Rally1 in good order.

Losses were high. 3rd squad lost eight. Command squad lost three including its BTR. Both of the scout cars lost one crew member each.

A photoplay is available.

5) A Chernarus Defense Force special forces team was transported to Novaya Petrovka in Chernarus on Sunday night with the task of assassinating a pair of enemy criminal operatives.

Alexei Mishchenko and Valentina Blavatsky long have been on an elimination list by the Chernarus Coastal Operations Group. Electronic intercepts and local friendly operatives indicated the pair would be at the railyard.

The team inserted about a kilometer southwest of the railyard, then proceeded to Novaya Petrovka. With air support from a CDF gunship, the team penetrated the location's defensive perimeter, found the operatives, and eliminated them.

The team then extracted safely to the naval aviation airfield at Balota.

No casualties were reported.

A photoplay is available.

6) Meeting engagement in Shakhovka in Chernarus. Mission was successful, but losses were near catastrophic. Each squad lost eight. One scout car was abandoned.

A film is available.

7) A light rifle task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade was issued a warning order that a separatist force would push through the town on Kokkila in Hellanmaa Wednesday night.

The task force encountered and destroyed an enemy rifle patrol on the march to Kokkila. They also destroyed a rifle squad which already was present in town.

Most of the infantry attacks took place near the deployment of command squad. Enemy forces in those attacks included Russian PMCs and Serb speaking militia.

The task force held the area against nearly constant enemy attacks until it was ordered to return to the forward zone. Some of the attacks included vehicles which came from the rear of the defensive position.

Those attacks were defeated.

Losses were high. Command squad lost one, while 2nd squad lost four and 3rd squad lost six.

A photoplay is available.

8) An amphibious task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was sent to a site on the eastern coast of Altis Thursday afternoon.

Naval intelligence issued a warning order that separatist forces were planning to deploy forces to the coast as a counter move to recent landing operations.

Supporting the operation were two Swedish rifle squads brought in via helicopter. The task force had naval artillery fire support from a Chernarus naval frigate off shore. Two Hellenic Air Force F-4 fighter bombers provided air support.

Separatist attacks hit the force along the broad front they were deployed in, mainly in the middle where command squad was deployed. The enemy hit so hard and fast, commander wass not able to being an artillery fire strike to bear.

The commander requested orders to retreat, and was forced to withdraw closer to the shoreline to cover the retreat from enemy attacks. Losses were very heavy.

A photoplay is available.



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Combat Summary for Dec 31st, 2021subject logo
2021-12-31
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from December 24th to December 30th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continue at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in six operations in three regions.

1) Meeting engagement in Ahmstorf in Werferlingen. Mission was a success. SU-25 pilot shot down and rescued in a daring raid north. Losses were heavy during the evacuation from the town. 2nd squad lost four and its BTR. 3rd squad lost two and its BTR. Command squad lost one. A tank and a repair truck were abandoned.

Enemy losses were heavy as well. Field counts put vehicle losses at three T-55s, two T-34/85s, one BTR-80A.

A video is available.

2) Command 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade ordered their 3rd Bn to assemble a task force for the purpose of overseeing a civilian evacuation of the town of Wallbeck in Werferlingen.

Local separatist commanders and operatives have been threatening a number of civilians with trial and execution over their refusal to pay monetary tribute, and their refusal to allow the separatists to recruit.

The task force deployed in Wallbeck with two tanks to the north and northeast. A reinforcing element also arrived to support coverage in the east.

On the western side of the river was command squad and Scout 1, with the task of defending approaches from the north and northwest.

The separatists tried to hammer home attacks from the north and northwest using their infantry. Those attacks were stopped.

Enemy armor attacked from the main north road, but they were stopped with heavy losses.

The two trucks carrying civilians arrived at their destinations safely, although some civilian evacuees decided at the last minute to stay.

Friendly losses were moderate. Command squad lost one, while 3rd squad lost five. The task force's BRDM scout car was ordered abandoned due to a crew hit. The remaining crew evacuated with the civilians.

2nd and 3rd squad BTRs were destroyed by tank gunfire.

Enemy losses were heavy with two T-34/85s and two T-55s destroyed. One BTR-80A also was destroyed.

A photoplay is available.

3) A Chernarus Defense Forces special operations team was ordered to a fortified compound at Mount Bashnya in Chernarus with the task of assassinating a pair of enemy criminal operatives, Envar Kadar and Eralda Cunmulaj.

Naval intelligence said that the two were detaining prisoners branded as politically unreliable and executing them. The operatives also brought a heavily armed mixed rifle force with them to defend the compound.

The team was inserted about a kilometer south of the compound, from where they marched to the southwestern edge and infiltrated into the perimeter.

Providing air support was a CDF gunship.

The operatives were located and eliminated. The team then fought their way through enemy reinforcements to locate and record the massacre site.

The team then extracted back to Balota Airfield.

No video or photoplay is available.

4) A Chernarus special operations team was dispatched to Severograd in Chernarus to extract a pair of friendly operatives.

The operatives, a female informant and her brother messaged the operations staff at Coastal Operations Group and stated their fears of being discovered and arrested.

The team inserted about a kilometer south of town, and with air support from a Chernarus Defense Forces gunship, penetrated the town's defensive perimeter.

The team discovered the female operative had been killed. The male operative was escorted to the extract point, but died on the way.

The team extracted back to Balota Airfield

. No video or photoplay is available.

5) 3rd Bn Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade marched to the town of Rockhausen in Gabreta Wednesday after brigade operations staff issued a warning order.

The order said that separatist affiliated forces would pass through Rockhausen on its way south. Operations staff considered the separatist movement as a major push. 3rd Bn was given orders to stop it.

The march took nearly 90 minutes. In that time three of the five armored vehicles assigned to the operation were involved in disabling traffic accidents. 3rd Bn was not assigned any repair or refuel vehicles, so the armored vehicles were abandoned.

The defensive plan was for 2nd squad to cover the west side, while command squad covered the east. 3rd squad would be deployed south as a tactical reserve. Tanks were deployed in overwatch positions.

The enemy struck hard, falling first on 2nd squad, causing heavy casualties, and forcing them back. Commander tried to respond to the attacks and penetrations, but the squad was overwhelmed, losing the overall commander and three acting commanders in under ten minutes.

The final commander requested and received retreat orders. Casualties were heavy with 2nd squad losing seven, 3rd squad losing five and command squad losing five.

A film is coming soon.

6) 2nd Bn Chernarus 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to retake the village of Mishchino in Chernarus Thursday night.

Two separatist operatives, Klement Tinaj and Bebe Kuti were in overall command of the separatist operation. They brought an AA battery with them. The tactical plan for retaking the village was for 2nd and 3rd squad to maneuver from the east, while command squad attacks from the southwest.

The commander used artillery to destroy the AA battery. The town fell very quickly. Command seized documents from both operatives after they were eliminated.

A BRDM posted on the northeast side of the area of operation was attacked and disabled by enemy reinforcements. Commander ordered the second BRDM to extract the remaining crew to safety.

A photoplay is available.



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Weekly Combat Summary for Dec 24th, 2021subject logo
2021-12-26
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from December 17th to December 23rd Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a steady pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in five operations in five regions.

1) 2nd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to the attack at Kagti in Gunkizli.

The town clearing part of the mission was a failure. Command squad was caught in the impact zine of a mortar barrage, losing its BTR.

3rd squad lost seven including its BTR. 2nd squad lost five.

There is no video or photoplay.

2) In Cham at the town of Thurau, 2nd Bn Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to stop an enemy offensive.

The mission was successful, but losses were high. 3rd squad lost six, while command squad lost one. One scour car was destroyed.

Field counts of enemy losses include three technicals, one T-34/85 and one T-55.

No film or photoplay is available

3) 2nd Bn Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade attacked the town of Adamow in Livonia.

The two enemy criminal operatives were eliminated and documents on their persons were seized The town clearing was a success.

Losses were moderate with command squad losing six including the commander.

A video is available.

4) The Chernarus Coastal Operations Group strategic formation launched a Black Ops mission at a location near the airfield near Krasnostav.

The five man naval special forces team was sent to confirm the presence of enemy criminal operative Vladimir Rozhin.

The operation was successful, but suffered heavy losses from two enemy patrols in two separate firefights. The air support MI-24 gunship lost its weapons officer.

A photoplay is available.

5) An amphibious detachment from 2nd Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was reed to attack and clear the airfield at Selakano in Altis.

The task force also had orders eliminate a pair of criminal enemy operatives, and to release three prisoners being held there.

The prisoners were three innocents rounded up the separatists for questioning. Naval intelligence found out about the prisoners through electronic intercepts.

The mission was a failure. Although the two enemy operatives were killed, the task force failed to secure the area, and was forced back by enemy counterattacks.

Casualties were very heavy. Command squad and 2nd squad both lost four, while 3rd squad was wiped out. Included in the casualty counts was the overall command and one of the civilian prisoners. The third prisoner ran off before the command could come into contact.

A film is available.

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Weekly Combat Summary for Dec. 17th, 2021subject logo
2021-12-17
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from December 10th to December 16th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a diminished pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in four operations in three regions.

1) Chernarus 47th Separate Air Assault Battalion, part of Chernarus Coastal Operations group. Malden meeting engagement at Arudy.

Heavy casualties, but the mission was successful. Command squad lost two, 2nd squad and 3rd squad lost eight each. Weapons squad lost two. Reinforcing squad one lost six, reinforcing squad two lost one. Enemy vehicle losses included one bmp, one BRDM and three technicals. A film is available.

2) A five man Chernarus special forces team from Chernarus Coastal Operations Group was tasked to extract a friendly operative and her boyfriend from the Chernarus town of Sinyastok.

The mission was a success. Casualties were moderate with the loss of the team medic. No film or photoplay is available.

3) Meeting engagement at Gorka in Chernarus. Task force held before retreating. Losses were high. Command squad lost two, 2nd squad lost five, 3rd squad lost six. SU-25 and both BRDMs were destroyed. A film is available.

4) Sevatianovo in Beketov attack. Enemy criminal operative Ivan Platanov were eliminated. Mission was successful. Losses were light. Command squad lost four. 2nd sq lost one. One SU-25 was shot down. One BRDM missile carrier was destroyed. One BRDM destroyed. One SU-25 shot down. Task force retreated just as enemy heavy armor reinforcements arrived. A film is available.

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Weekly Combat Summary for December 10th 2021subject logo
2021-12-11
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from December 3rd to December 9th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a steady pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in five operations in five regions.

1) A part of 1st Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was ordered to attack and retake the village of Koivuniemi in Virolahti.

Separtatist forces occupying the town were led by criminal operatives Jovan Adamovich and Valentina Blavatsky. They both were on a list of individuals to be eliminated.

Both enemy criminal operatives were eliminated and documents were seized from their persons. Clearing task failed. Losses were moderate with command squad losing two, 2nd squad losing three and 3rd squad losing three. A film is available

2) A task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to evacuate a small light rife unit which has become stranded in the town of Nataln in Rosche.

The operation was a success with mild losses including one BRDM scour car and one rifleman from the heavy infantry section of the task force.

The enemy lost by field count three BRDM scout cars, one T-34/85 tank and one T-55 tank. No film or photoplay is available.

3) A rifle forces from 3rd Bn Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade was ordered to Lippe in Gabreta with the task for clearing the town of separatist affiliated forces and to eliminate a pair of enemy criminal operatives, Ismail Gjokaj and Anne Kvitko.

Town clearing task was a failure. An enemy AA battery was destroyed and both enemy criminal operatives were eliminated. Casualties were high with 2nd squad was cut down to two. 3rd squad was cut down to six. Command squad was cut down to eight. A film is available.

4) Part of 2nd Bn Chernarus 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack the hamlet of Sosnovka. The task force eliminated Matija Depredovich and a female assistant. Mission was a success.

Casualties were mild. Command squad lost two, 2nd squad lost one, and 3rd squad lost two. Unable to locate the female half of the criminal command group.

5) An amphibious naval infantry assault detachment, part of 2nd Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was ordered to attack the town of Chalkiea in Atis.

The task force returned to Chalkeia after an extended absence after Chernarus naval intelligence discovered the town was taken over by a separatist affiliated mixed rifle force, led by the criminal operatives Zakhar Prilipin and Anna Alievueva.

The task force encountered several enemy patrols on the approach march to Chaleia, some of which caused considerable damage to 2nd squad.

The mission was successful. Casualties were moderate with command squad losing two, 2nd squad losing four and 3rd squad losing one.

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Weekly Combat Summary for Dec 3rd, 2021subject logo
2021-12-05
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from November 26th to December 2nd Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in six operations in five regions.

1) A amphibious rifle task force was ordered to the airfield near Selakano with the task of destroying supply truck, eliminating a pair of enemy criminal operatives, and clearing the airfield.

The operation located ad eliminated Jovan Duka and Ermonela Ivezaj, seizing documents from their persons, including a death list and a list of potential takeover targets.

Losses were high with 2nd squad and 3rd squad each losing five. Command squad lost one. A film is available.

2) In Sefrou-Ramal a Chernarus Intelligence Agency eight man team was tasked with assassinating a pair of enemy criminal operatives, Ruslan Kravchuk and Kristina Levieva. The operatives and some aligned militia were occupying a military fort. The tactical plan called for the team to attack at the southern entrance, with the support of a Malian MI-35 gunship.

The operation was a partial success with both operatives eliminated and documents seized from their persons. The commander failed to retrieve some dead drop documents.

Casualties were mild with the loss of the team's sapper. No film is available.

3) A second mission in Sefrou-Ramal entailed identifying an enemy operatives said to be holed up in a village along with a well armed mixed rifle/technical force.

The operative was identified as Alexandr Etuvshenko. The team then was ordered to locate and eliminate the operative and his assistant.

A Malian gunship was shot down. The crew survived the crash and was ordered to an intersection where they could rendezvous with a vehicle to evacuate them.

The team lost an automatic rifleman. The team left the village to the west after several heavy enemy vehicles appeared.

Documents were taken from the dead body of Dasha Bilyalova. No film nor photoplay is available.

4) A relief forces from 3rd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was tasked with the evacuation of forward deployed recon troops in Werferlingen city. Losses were light with command squad losing two. The evacuation operation was successful. A film is available. 5) A task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade was ordered to Kontio in Hellanmaa to eliminate Zakhar Prilepin and a female assistant, Nadezhda Pavlova. The operation was a success and casualties were very low. A film is available. 6) In a town clearing operation in Zaistevo in Beketov, enemy criminal operatives were eliminated. Documents were seized. Operation failed to clear the town. Heavy losses including one BRDM and one antitank missile carrier. Command squad lost six while 2nd squad lost seven. 3rd squad lost three. Enemy AA battery destroyed by artillery fire. A film is available.

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Weekly Combat Summary for November 26th, 2021subject logo
2021-11-27
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From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from November 19th to November 25th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a steady pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in four operations in four regions.

1) A Chernarus mixed private contactor naval special forces team landed by boat on the east side of Altis with orders to extract an agent and her minder in Dorida. The commander was killed, so the mission was aborted. No photoplay or film are available.

2) An armored task froce from 3rd Bn, Chernarus 13th Separate Muntain Motorized Rifle Brigade was sent to Rennau in Weferlingen to oversee and protect a civilian evacuation operation. Losses were mild. 3rd squad lost one, while command squad lost one. Operation was successful. A film is available.

3) An infantry ad hc group in Gabreta assembled from 3rd Bn Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade was sent to Rockhausen wth orders to recapture the town and to eliminate two criminal operatives, Yevgeniy Samarchenko and Raisa Svanidze. The operation ended when the commander was killed. Film is available

4) In Sefrau-Ramal eight operators with Chernarus Intelligence Agency (ChRU) extracted an intelligence operative and a turned enemy agent successfully. A film is available.

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Weekly Combat Summary, November 19th, 2021subject logo
2021-11-20
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from October 29th to November 18th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an reduced pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in five operations in four regions.

1) Two missions in Altis performed by elements of 2nd Bn, Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade.

The first mission was the capture of a bridge the separatists were using to impede humanitarian aid. Losses were high with 2nd squad losing seven and 3rd squad losing three. Command squad lost two.

The second mission was an attack on the separatist held airfield at Selakano. The mission outcome was declared doubtful after the task force commander was killed.

Not video or photoplay is available of either operation.

2) Special operation mission in Severograd. Elimination of Viktr Kaba and a female assistant. Russian contractor assassination team also was to be eliminated. Mission ws a failure. Losses were heavy with air support shot down and the loss of the team sapper. No photoplay or video is available.

3) An infantry task force from 1st Bn, Chernarus 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to recapture the village of Dolina after it was overrun by separatist forces.

The mission was a failure and losses were high with 2nd and 3rd squad losing eight of town and command squad losing five.

A video is available.

4) A black ops mission was executed by a Chernarus Special forces team at a hilltop separatist command center in northern Chernarus. The task was to determine if one of the operatives there was Jovan Duka.

The mission was successful. Losses were moderate with the team medic being killed.

A video is available.

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2021-11-14
Posted by: S.Machinsky

Military Historical Center of the Northwestern Federal District 6 Nov 2021 at 9:55 am Often, in order to tell something from what we see, it is necessary to give time to what we see to fit into consciousness, to burn out. And sometimes you don't even want to tell. It is scary that this terrible, experienced and realized by you, will not be in the same way as you are realized and understood by others. It is scary, and then painful to understand that for someone these are just words or generally a passing topic.

Most of what I write is being blocked by systems whose creators consider it shock content. They take care of the psyche of people, especially young people. And nothing that the main content of these systems is filled with the vulgarity and abomination of everyday life, but the cruel truth about the war and those events should not get into the minds of readers. Should not make them think, empathize, suffer. It's probably easier to live this way. But will it be easier for those who come for us to live this way?

A mountain of corpses, just a mountain. People are piled up in a heap ten meters from the old, but still carriageway. Bodies mixed with scraps of empty machine-gun belts, spent cartridges and empty, crumpled ammo boxes.

They are not soldiers. The soldiers lie in the field further in the square mass graves. It's not even a mass grave, it's just a mountain of corpses. A mountain dumped into a bomb crater, and separate bodies along the edges. Those that did not fit or were shot later. Above all, the priest will be thrown off. A massive silver cross on a chain was thrown on his back from the blow, at his feet a broken censer, trampled into the ground by a soldier's boot.

Even the dents and scratches from the spikes on the shoe soles are visible. Head smashed by a bullet or butt. The priest is above, and the people below.

Children, women, no men, a couple of old men. Children - from a baby, from an unborn person in the belly of a murdered woman, up to a teenager.

Execution? The guilty are executed. Executed for what they have done deliberately or not, for what they have done in their thoughts they can also be executed. What could an unborn person have done, what could have done to be executed?

Nothing. This is not an execution, this is murder. Murder of the innocent, murder of the defenseless. A murder by the road of this village. How can you convey what you think and feel, standing over a pit full of murdered children?

What do you think picking out German shells and bullets from their bodies? Quality made in German cities, shiny cases with German letters and dates 37-39-40-41. What do you feel when you see a button torn from a Latvian greatcoat with meat between the bodies of a woman and a child? Who snatched it out?

A woman, throwing herself at the executioner, covering her child, or a child in a powerless attempt to save his mother? Is it time to forget about the war? Is there really nothing to be proud of? And why are they there, in their Latvia and Estonia, in the Ukraine, are they proud of what we have done here?

Why are the executioners honored and rewarded with the titles of national heroes? We will forget and forgive, and they will continue to present orders and flowers for the holidays to those who executed our future? Maybe in this parade of executioners, the dear old man shuffles, from whose greatcoat this very button was torn? Maybe he was the one who drew a line of woman and child from the belly?

Maybe he dumped an unborn Russian, Jewish, Gypsy great scientist or poet into this pit? The rain washes over the bodies. It rained for almost a month while they were being taken out of the pit. Nature mourned them for us.

There was no one to mourn for them. Almost all the villagers are in this pit. The executioners who executed criminals are silent, execution is a ritual. And these were laughing. They shot and mocked the screams and curses of the victims. And they went on. And they lived on, if they succeeded, but many managed to escape from retaliation.

They lived, but they themselves did not expect that at the end of their lives, they would stop shaking with fear at every knock on the door. They did not expect to become "heroes" and be glorified.

Did they win? Evil has won? Or do we ourselves want it to win, demanding forgiveness for the executioners and oblivion for the victims?

Fearfully. It is scary to stand over a pile of corpses and realize that like this, an executioner can come to your house. The one who was brought up on the "exploits" of the previous murderers. Knock out the door with a boot or a soldier's boot.

Will hit you in the face with the butt. Throw away with a healthy peasant hand a son or daughter who rushed to protect you and shoot at close range, turning what you love into a corpse. You will writhe in pain, and he, in passing, will interrupt your loved ones. You are not ready, you have forgiven and forgotten, you left in front of enlightenment and new achievements, and he remembered. He remembered and waited when he could again trample what was dear to us.

A total of 209 people in and around the pit. Children, children, children. This is our future buried in these pits. In these pits lie uncompleted discoveries and unwritten works of genius. What we should be proud of now, what we are now being called upon to be proud of, forgetting about the war.

These are the pits of geniuses. Unborn geniuses, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

Broken arms, fractured skulls and chest. A mother with her hands covering her belly from a bullet with an unborn child inside her. I cannot forget it. I probably would like to, but I can't.

We, like everyone else, would like to live without it. We would like to think about a bright future and forget about the bloody past, which we return to over and over again. We are tired over and over again, month after month, to bury the dead 80 years ago. And we are afraid that at these funerals there are fewer and fewer of us alive. It hurts us that this is not interesting to anyone.

To give up and live forgetting - it would be dishonest. It's just dangerous because the killers are proud! Because the killers do not toss and turn, sweating in nightmares, but cheerfully walk across the squares smiling. Because their great-grandchildren, having grown their fangs, want, like their grandfathers, to stain them with the blood of our children. Because they are haunted by the stories of the old murderers about how cleverly they have thrown our future into the pits.

To know and remember is to be ready. It means to be ready or not to admit, or to stop the murderers on our soil. Hatred - it not only burns out a person, it gives strength to be ready. We must not only remember, we must speak, write, shout about these pits.

We ourselves, even if we have experienced this more than once in our thoughts, must tell everyone. Tell how fire hits in the face from the barrel of a rifle, and a bullet tears apart a defenseless child's body in a white T-shirt in the cold. As chilly, wrapping himself in an overcoat, breaks the child's breast with the butt and shoves the still living body with his boot into the pit of the punisher. As the machine-gun fire crosses out the black figure of the priest, trying to appeal to the philanthropy of the murderers. As he, waving his arms, falls like a black, broken bird on the bloody bodies of the victims.

How the living are still swarming in the mountain of corpses, and the machine gun, spitting out smoking cartridges, aims them in a bloody heap and finishes them off.

Village Vditsko, 1941, more than 120 yards, an old village on the old road to Shlisselburg, a school and a club. More than 500 residents, 209 of them in pits.

Now there is a mass grave and a cemetery, a field and a forest! Stop talking about the war? There is no need to celebrate Victory Day? All our land should have been and would have become a cemetery, if not for the Victory Day! If not for the Soviet soldier. It was they, our soldiers, who made the killers wake up in cold sweat for 60 years, and we allowed them to live and not be afraid of retribution. S. Machinsky

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Combat Summary, October 29th, 2021subject logo
2021-10-30
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from October 22nd to October 28th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in three operations in two regions.

1) A Chernarus Defense Forces five man special operations team was sent to Grishino with the task of recovering evacuating intel agents. There were no losses. For a film see here

2) A Chernarus Defense Forces five man special operations team was sent Sinystok on a black ops mission to confirm the identity of a criminal operative. The mission was successful. There were no losses. For a film see here.

3) Elements of 2nd Bn Chernarus 24th Separate Light Mountain Rifle Brigade marched to Olzanka in Livonia to intercept a separatist force. Command squad lost five including the commander, while 2nd squad and 3rd squad each lost six. One BRDM scout car was destroyed, and one tank was abandoned due to a shot up fuel tank. For a film, see here.

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Weekly Combat Summary for October 22nd, 2021subject logo
2021-10-22
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from October 15th to October 21st Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in six operations in three regions.

1) A Chernarus army special forces team from Chernarus 20th Separate Army Reconnaissance Battalion is sent to Polesovo in Chernarus. Commander died. Mission was aborted. Film can be seen here

2) An element of 2nd Bn Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Brigade was ordered to attack the town of Schonthal in Cham. Task force also was ordered to eliminate two operatives, Enver Hoxha and Raisa Svanidze. Losses were high. Command squad lost four while 3rd squad lost seven. One tank was destroyed. Film can be seen here.

A rifle task force formed from 2nd Bn Chenarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade attacked the village of Gavrilovka in Beketov. The commander also was directed to eliminate the leadership of the separatist force, Maija Depreravich and Nina Novakovic. Command squad lost one. A film can be seen here.

4) A Chernarus army special forces team from Chernarus 20th Separate Army Reconnaissance Battalion is sent to Tisy in Chernarus with orders to eliminate a pair of criminal operatives, Simeon Piscevic and Anna Rasputin. The mission was successful. The team sapper was killed. A secondary task to find and destroy supply trucks failed. A film can be seen here.

5) A private contractor special forces team went to Ol'sha in Chernarus to evacuate two friendly operatives. The team sapper died during a firefight in town. One of the civilian operatives, a female, was killed while being escorted to their extract point. A film is available here.

6) In east Chernarus 1st Bn Chernarus 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack and clear the town of Gorka. Criminal operatives Enver Kadare Katrina Piminova were eliminated. The mission was successful. Command squad suffered one non combat loss. 2nd squad lost five, while 3rd squad lost seven. One BRDM scout car was lost. A film is available here.



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Weekly Combat Summary for October 15th, 2021subject logo
2021-10-16
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from October 8th to October 14th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a decreased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in three operations in two regions.

1) A naval special forces raid in Olsha, Chernarus was launched Friday night. The task for the team was to extract a pair of friendly operatives, hiding out in the hamlet.

The mission was a success. No losses were reported. No photo play or video is available.

2) Wellendorf in Rosche. Meeting engagement Saturday night. Mission was successful. Command squad lost four, 2nd squad lost one and its BTR. 4th squad (relief) lost its BTR. One BRDM was destroyed. Downed pilot recovered.

Enemy losses included two T-34s, two BTR-80As, two BRDMs, and two light technicals.

Film is available here.

3) Meeting engagement in Chernarus. Vybor was overrun with heavy casualties. A second operation was abandoned due to extremely high losses. Of 46 infantry total sent to Vybor, only six returned to base.

Two films are available here and here.



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Combat Summary, October 8th, 2021subject logo
2021-10-09
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from October 1st to October 7th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in five operations in five regions.

1) The naval infantry detachment in Napf, part of 4th Bn, Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was ordered to clear the Froberg Castle Friday night.

The separatist force was led by a criminal command group which included Enver Hoxha and Bibi Kurti. Their presence at Froberg constituted a threat to the Chernarus naval infantry bases at Brienz and at Giswil.

The task force included three naval infantry squads reinforced with two ammo carriers. The approach march was to land by amphibious assault boat south of the castle and then proceed inland.

The tactical plan was for 2nd and 3rd squads to approach the castle from the south, as command squad maneuvered in an effort to locate the technicals.

Instead, commander through tactical reports, located two Humvee MRAPS posted south of the castle. Despite launching four separate artillery strikes against the technicals, they remained combat effective.

Commander ordered 2nd and 3rd squad to approach the two technicals under the cover of smoke. 3rd squad was fired on by both technicals and wiped out. Command squad began its maneuver, moving to the west of the two vehicles, then firing on them.

With the two vehicles destroyed, command squad and 2nd squad began its assault into the castle. Within a few minutes, the castle was cleared. Command killed Kurti, while the rest of the command squad eliminated Hoxha.

Losses were high. 3rd squad was wiped out, while command squad lost one.

2) A Chernarus naval infantry paradrop in Malden had the task for clearing La Riviere of separatist aligned forces from town, and to eliminate a pair of criminal operatives, Yevginy Samarchenko and Tika Khukici.

Three civilian innocents who had been rounded up and detained by enemy forces were rescued and evacuated along with the rest of the task force.

The operation was successful.

Losses were heavy. Command squad lost six, 2nd squad lost three, 3rd squad lost eight and the weapons squad lost eight. Two of the three civilian prisoners were killed dring the evacuation.

A film is available: here

3) An army special forces eam in Chernarus was sent to eliminate a pair of operatives, Ilya Tekelija Olesya Mahendru in Vavilovo. Also targeted were four Russian speaking contractors hired by the operatives to carry out their dirty work.

There were no losses. A film is available: here

4) A task force from 3rd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to Riddensdorf in Werferingen with the task of stopping a separatist thrust Tuesday afternoon.

Losses were high. Command squad lost five, 2nd squad lost nine plus its BTR, and 3rd sqaud lost five. Tank 1 and Scout 1 were destroyed. Air support was shot down with the loss of the pilot.

Field counts of enemy losses were pout at seven T-34/85s, two T-55s, four BRDMs and two BTR-80As.

A film is available: here

5) Thursday, an amphibious naval infantry task force was ordered to clear the Bridge @ 20570,10586 and to eliminate the criminal operatives, Matija Depreradovich and Nadezhda Pavlova

2nd and 3rd squads lost five each. A film is available: here

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Weekly Combat Summary for September 30th, 2021subject logo
2021-10-01
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from September 24th to September 30th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in five operations in five regions.

1) A task force assembled from 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Tank Brigade was issued a warning order that a separatist armor force would attempt to take over the town of Ratzlingen in Rosche Friday morning.

Losses were high. One tank and one scout car were destroyed. 3rd squad lost three.

A film is available: here

2) Friday evening a private special forces contractor team was tasked by Chernarus Intelligence Agency with extracting a pair of operatives in Deniland.

Friendly operatives were successfully extracted and then evacuated. One friendly operator was killed.

A film is available: here

3) An armored task force from 1st Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to Rottorf in Weferlingen with the task of clearing the town.

Mission was successful, but losses were high. Command squad lost four while 2nd squad also lost four.

A film is available: here

4) Monday night a light infantry task force from 1st Bn, Chernarus 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to Dolina in Chernarus with the tasks of clearing the village and extracting three humanitarian aid workers held there by separatist forces.

The mission was successful, but losses were very high.

Command squad lost all but one, 2nd squad lost six, while 3rd squad lost four. One humanitarian aid worker was extracted, while the other two are presumed dead.

Film is available: here

5) A Chernarus Defense Forces special operations team led a small Ugandan rifle force to a fishing village with orders to clear the village of separatist allied forces.

The mission was successful. Losses were mild. The Chernarus team lost one, while the 2nd Ugandan squad lost two.

One of the accompanying BRDM scout cars suffered a crew kill, and became stuck. The remaining crew were ordered to abandon the vehicle and evacuate with 2nd squad.

A film is forthcoming.

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Combat Summary, September 24th, 2021subject logo
2021-09-24
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from September 17th to September 23rd Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a reduced pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in two operations in two regions.

1) 3rd Bn, Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade received a warning order from brigade command that a large separatist armor force would be moving through Werferlingen city in Werferlingen Friday morning, September 17th.

The task force rushed to Werferlingen, and arrived in time for brigade command to issue a new set of orders: The task force would be ordered to hold a position about two kilometers northwest of the city.

Tanks and the BRDM scout car crossed the river first. Both tanks then moved to a position about 600 meters to the southeast of the objective. The three rifle squads then moved across the river.

Both tanks and the scout car turned out to be way out of position as enemy armor consisting of one T-55 and one BMP-1 came into contact with command squad and 2nd squad as they were moving to the objective.

Both rifle squads were destroyed, but for the task force second in command. 3rd squad, which originally was tasked with covering roads leading into the railyard became the tactical command squad.

Game rules are that the player must be within 400 meters of the objective before retreat orders can be issued, otherwise the game can't end properly.

Commander approached the objective from the west side then received orders to retreat back to base.

Losses were heavy. As mentioned before command and 2nd squad were wiped out but for the second in command. The remnants of the task force retreated back to a designated rally point in good order.

Field counts of enemy vehicle losses included two T-55 tanks and one BMP-1.

2) On Saturday September 18th, an armored task force was assembled from 1st Bn Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade owning to a warning order issued by brigade operations staff.

The warning order said that separatist forces would attempt to take over the town of Leskovets, pushing through a narrow corridor to the eastern flank of 1st Bn's security zone.

Only minutes after the full force arrived did brigade command issue new orders to advance to a new objective two kilometers northeast, where the separatists were expected to mass their forces for a final push.

The advance had problems. Under conditions where an enemy has changed his plans, several pockets of resistance could appear at unexpected places. The bulk of the task force was rushed to the new area.

2nd squad encountered a rifle force on the eastern side of the new objective, but as it was advancing to its new position, it was attacked by RPG fire and destroyed in its entirety.

Meanwhile to the west, both tanks of the task force were exchanging tank gunfire with several enemy armor vehicles, defeating them handily. Command squad, whose job was complicated with having to deal with its and 2nd squad's coverage of the objective, was attacked by several enemy rifle squads.

Near continuous firefights took over, and were so intense, command squad was forced to retreat under better cover. As it re-established its front, an RPG gunner destroyed the BTR. 3rd squad, delayed in its deployment, became the task force command element.

Meanwhile, reinforcements had been rushing to the new objective. The reinforcing BTR squad came under enemy fire south of Leskovets, was pinned and unable to move. Both tanks deployed at the objective were damaged and unable to move.

Deciding to relieve the only other BTR squad, 3rd squad set out t0 the south but was ambushed and destroyed by an RPG gunner.

Casualties were heavy. Two BTR rifle squad were wiped out by enemy RPG fire. Two tanks were disabled. Enemy losses were even heavier with field counts putting their losses at two T-55s, two T-34/85s, two BMPs and two BTR-80As.

No photoplay or film is available.

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Weekly Combat Summary, September 17th, 2021subject logo
2021-09-17
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from September 10th to September 16th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in three operations in three regions.

1) 3rd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to Hodingen in Werferlingen Friday afternoon to relieve a small rifle force facing imminent enemy attack.

The mission was successful, but costly for the relieved force, with 10 KIA. Command squad lost two. Field estimates put the enemy losses at three BTR-80As, one T-34/85 and one T-55.

A film of the operation can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zAl0m1O4JI

2) On Tuesday evening a paradrop element from 3rd Bn Chernarus 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade was ordered to eastern arfield in Gabreta with orders to clear the airfield of separatist forces.

The initial operation was successful, but the subsequent operation to hold the airfield was not. The para task force suffered catastrophic losses and was forced to abandon the airfield.

A film of the operation can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAyATLOoTT0

3) A light infantry rifle force from 1st Bn, Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to oversee the evacuation of civilians from the town of Zhukovo in Beketov.

The operation was abandoned when two enemy tanks overran the town and killed most of the evacuaees.

A film is forthcoming.

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Combat Summary, September 10th, 2021subject logo
2021-09-10
Posted by: badanov

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from September 3rd to September 9th Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a decreased pace.

Chernarus Defense, Naval and air forces have engaged in three operations in three regions.

1) In Rosche on Friday afternoon, a hastily assembled task force from 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to Ratzlingen to relieve and evacuate a small rifle force.

The troops in Ratzlingen had spent the previous four days patrolling the area on the orders of brigade command and at the request of the mayor of the town. Friday morning the site commander reported enemy forces were massing to the north in preparation for an attack.

In relief/evacuation operations, speed is paramount. The main task is to get as many forces to the area as possible, make contact with the enemy and preserve a safety buffer zone to allow the troops to board transport for evacuation.

The BRDM scout cars were the first to arrive. By that time, separatist rifle forces had entered the town and were trying to pressure the forces out of town. The two CDF technicals were destroyed by infantry and by light armor.

By the time tanks and then the BTR squads arrived, the stranded forces had kept enemy armor and troops out of the area, but paid a high price. The tanks were deployed along two north-south road, and caught the lion's share of enemy attempts to enter town.

By the time the trucks assigned to evacuate the troops arrived, brigade command issued new orders for the task force to retreat about one kilometer south. With enemy heavy armor trying to close in, the task force retreated to the new objective.

The trucks carrying the evacuated infantry arrived at the forward zone, effectively ending the operation.

Casualties were moderate. First light rifle squad lost seven while the 2nd squad lost five. 2nd BTR squad lost two. One BRDM was destroyed by enemy armor. One tank was destroyed in a rollover accident.

Field counts place enemy losses at three BRDMs, two BTR-80As, two technicals and two tanks.

2) Local officials in Rottorf in Werferlingen requested 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade to assist in the evacuation of a number of local residents Saturday afternoon.

The evacuees were individuals who had been undergoing constant harassment by local sympathetic to separatists and others, including threats by electronic means aa well as through social media.

When the task force from 1st Bn arrived, they took up positions along a straight line facing north. Rottorf is just 400 meters south of a river with three bridges across, making the town easily defensible.

Attacks began on the west side, north of the river, and were augmented by a BTR-80A APC. Heavy machine gun fire from Tank 2 and from Scout 2 BRDM stopped those attacks. An RPG shot from 3rd squad destroyed the BTR-80A.

More attacks came from the northwest. Commander ordered an artillery attack on a small group across the river, while other enemy infantry closed in on the west edge of town.

Just as heavy armor started to attack in some mass, an enemy RPG shot destroyed Tank 2, stripping the western flank of the defensive zone of an antitank defense.

When the order to retreat was issued, scout cars left first, per brigade SOP, and then the infantry. Commander ordered Tank 1 to the center of the defensive zone, the better to catch enemy armor from the nearest two crossings.

As 3rd squad was leaving, it was attacked and stopped. Command squad mounted up and rushed to the area to cover with withdrawal of 3rd squad.

2nd squad in the meantime had overturned its BTR. Since there was only one tank, and it was engaged in defending the defensive zone, 2nd squad was ordered to retreat by foot south.

Casualties were moderate. Tank 2 was destroyed and 2nd squad lost its BTR to an overturned vehicle. 3rd squad lost four, while 2nd squad and command squad each lost one.

Field counts of enemy vehicle losses include one BTR-80A and two tanks.

3) 1st Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack the town of Ribbenstedt in Werferlingen late Saturday night.

The town had been occupied by separatist forces led by Ferid Murad and Ersela Coba, both experienced troop commanders who were on a Chernarus kill list. The operatives also brought with them a mortar battery.

The tactical plan was for 2nd and 3rd squad, supported by Tank 2 and a scout car to attack from the south on the east side of the river. 3rd squad would then execute a turn maneuver west and conduct house clearing operations.

2nd squad would push passed the road intersection north of town in order to cover incoming enemy reinforcements. Command squad supported by Tank1 would attack from the west on the west side of the river.

Command squad in its initial attack ran into infantry and a heavy machine gun Humvee. Commander was killed. Second in command ordered Tank 1 to close on the Humvee, but it was small arms fire that eliminated the technical.

3rd squad, coming in from the east also ran into the Humvee and was stopped cold. 2nd squad moved further north. They destroyed the mortar battery.

Commander located the two operatives' hideout, eliminating both with a hand grenade, but only was able to strip documents from Coba, a list of ammunition supplies and their arrival dates.

Command did not receive retreat orders. Instead of waiting for them and risking the arrival of quick reaction forces, the commander retreated the unit back south to the railroad tracks.

Casualties were high. Command squad lost seven, while 3rd squad lost their BTR and three more. 2nd squad also lost five.

4) On Monday morning, an amphibious naval infantry detachment from 2nd Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade was ordered to Selakano in Altis to clear the town of a separatist force.

Leading the separatists were a pair of criminal operatives, Matija Depreradovich and Elena Kots. Upon their entry into Selakano they ordered the detention of a trio of local NGO aid workers.

The tactical plan for the attack on Selanako was for the entire rifle force to attack in a solid row from the southeast, 3rd squad screening the advance under the cover of smoke delivered by naval artillery, the command and 2nd squad advancing in parallel.

Command squad encountered severe resistance as they penetrated into the separatists' defensive zone. The commander got caught in a crossfire and was killed. Second in command continued to advance to the operatives' safe house.

The two operatives were killed by other elements of the marine force. Command located Depreradovich, but was unable to find Kots. Documents seized from Depreradovich was a list of extortion victims.

The three prisoners were released, but were badly hurt. After receiving first aid, the marine force retreated back to the boats.

Casualties were heavy. Command squad lost seven, while 2nd squad lost five and 3rd squad lost four. One of the two Hellenic Air Force F4s providing air cover was shot down with the loss of the air crew.

5) Wednesday morning a rifle task force for 2nd Bn Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was ordered to Dorogino in east Beketov to attack and clear the town of separatist forces.

Leading the separatists were the criminal operatives Enver Kadare and Anna Alliluyeva, who had taken over the town the night before. The forces while in town were ordered to arrest three civilians: the town mayor, his wife, and his sister.

The tactical plan was for the task force to advance in the town from the west in a line, while being supported by two SU-25 ground interdiction fighters and an MI-24 gunship.

Command squad reached the southern part of the town first, turned north and began to probe north towards the housing unit of the operatives. Meanwhile the other two rifle squads were ordered to advance into town until they reached the north-south road.

Commander reached the operatives' hideout and eliminated the pair, plus their security detail. Important documents were recovered, including a list of informants and a list of towns the separatists were planning to attack.

Command squad then went to the house where the three prisoners were being held, and released them. While preparing to return to base, the command decided to aid 2nd squad in returning to their vehicle, by counterattacking enemy forces arrayed in the north.

Casualties were heavy. Command squad lost four, while 2nd squad lost eight and 3rd squad lost seven. One BRDM scout car was destroyed by an enemy BTR-80A.

6) A light rifle task force from from 2nd Bn 4th Separate Light Rifle Brigade received a warning order from brigade recon staff that a heavily armed separatist force was heading for Sosnovka in Chernarus Wednesday afternoon.

Sosnovka is the last settlement before 2nd Bn's forward zone deployment. There was no not stopping the enemy advance.

Heavy attacks by separatist infantry hit the west side, the deploynent of which included 2nd squad and both BRDM scout cars. Command squad took forward positions in the north of town, which 3rd squad was on the east side.

The task force was left with no reinforcements, and no artillery support. The initial attack cost 2nd squad heavily, and destroyed one of the scout cars.

Command squad attempted to stop several enemy technicals in town, while the flanking squads fought off infantry attacks. In the initial contact, the commander was killed.

Seeing both flanking rifle squads were reduced in size, including 2nd squad from fighting off a T-34/85 tank, the commander called a retreat deeper into town.

But it was too late. The town already was surrounded, so by the time the acting commander received orders to retreat, a further retreat was no longer an option.

Casualties were catastrophic. Not one element of the task force was left alive.

7) A Chernarus Defense Forces special operations team was ordered to locate and assassinate two operatives in north Chernarus Thursday night.

Recon staff of Chernarus Coastal Operations Group issued a warning order that the two operatives, Boris Yurinov and Anastasia Klimov had brought in four Russian speaking contractors to be used as assassins.

After inserting via Mi-17 transport bird, the team proceeded to Novaya Petrovka where the two operatives were staying. The area was poorly defended so the team located them and eliminated them easily.

The team then proceeded to Topoloniki to locate the four operators. The commander eliminated the last two operators.

Exfiltration was conducted 1,500 meters from the area of operations. Casualties were moderate., The supporting MI-24 gunship was shot down with the loss of the air crew.

Documents that were recovered were simply a restatement of orders the recon staff already knew about.

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2021-09-05
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ДМИТРИЙ ВЕРХОТУРОВ, 3 сентября 2021, 07:34 — REGNUM

Some of the results of the fight against the "Kazakh genocide", quite satisfactory, allow us to turn to an earlier topic - the fight against the "Ukrainian Holodomor". On this issue, we have suffered a serious setback, costing the political consequences.

This failure should not be hushed up, since the theory of the Holodomor is still one of the foundations of the current political outlook in Ukraine, as well as the political course of this country. The question is weighty enough to return to it.

The theory was absurd In a nutshell, the main reason for the failure was that Russian historical science did not have a completely different and independent explanation of the events of 1932-1933 based on facts and calculations. As far as I can judge, without going into a detailed examination of the literature, in Russia there were two main points of view on the famine of 1932-1933.

These are the tragic consequences of collectivization, the destruction of the peasant economy, etc.

The famine was caused by severe drought and the spread of pests, which were also partly related to the decline in agriculture during the collectivization period.

Both points of view were not only related, but also led to public policy as the main and main reason for the events that took place. Thus, Russian and Ukrainian historians, in essence, took a common position and differed only in the degree of radicalism in their interpretations. In both cases, the state staged a famine, only Ukrainian historians insisted that it staged it deliberately. In this situation, it was impossible to achieve a convincing victory in the dispute.

A different point of view was required on the causes of the famine of 1932-1933, if only for the simple reason that the perestroika concept, which consisted in the fact that Joseph Stalin only thought how to get all the grain from the peasants to the grain, right up to the starvation of the peasants, was pure absurdity. If you take everything from the peasants without leaving it for food and for sowing, then the peasant will not sow and, accordingly, will not reap. There will be no new harvest, and this is the inevitable death of the whole country. Industrialization is not a one-step process, it takes many years, and the workers in the cities need bread today, tomorrow and next year. Then the peasant must plow, sow and reap, and this year, and in all subsequent ones. This is straightforward economic pragmatism.

In addition, dead people are economic losses, and large ones. The worker produced on average 11 thousand rubles of products per year. The USSR lost about 7 million people from hunger, including 4.7 million able-bodied people. This is a loss of 51.7 billion rubles of unproduced products, one and a half times more than all the engineering products of the USSR in 1937.

Actually, that is why all the harassment of the "Holodomor", "Kazgenocide" and other "harsh dramas of the people" smell strong like such wild absurdity with the imposition of the opinion that Stalin deliberately cut the foundations of the existence of his state. Russian historians could not get away from this absurd theory, and in the dispute they quite naturally lost to those who fell into absurdity much more zealously, frenziedly and openly.

In his book "Stalin's Collectivization. Fight for Bread", published in 2019, I managed to create this very different, logical and factual concept of collectivization, what it was and why there was a famine. Not to say that the job was easy. Now I would like to supplement it with some digital material that I did not have at hand then, as well as turn against the “Ukrainian Holodomor”.

Grain-feed balance of the USSR When people talk about hunger, they implicitly mean that the country is physically short of bread, that is, the harvest is less than food needs. This is completely true for 1921. At that time, 1,683 million poods of grain were collected, while the food supply of the population required 1,386 million poods, the seed fund - 718 million poods and fodder for horses - 279 million poods, the total expenditure on the main grain consumption items - 2,383 million poods. The physical shortage of grain in 1921 was 700 million poods, or 11.4 million tons.

Was there a physical shortage of bread in 1932 and 1933? In the literature, there is no direct answer to this question, but there are only significant hints, such as the fact that the harvest during these years fell, and since there was a famine, there was not enough bread. On this assumption, we note, completely not supported by any facts, but standing only on one bare conviction, the whole theory of the Holodomor-genocide is built: if there was not enough grain and the peasants were starving, and Stalin demanded to procure grain, then he actually killed the peasants. This is the main postulate of the Holodomor-genocide theory, its “backbone”. Further - just a matter of emotions, political engagement and writing.

Now I will give this ridge a “great turning point”. Let's compose the main grain-feed balance of the USSR for 1931−1933 on the basis of statistical materials from the yearbook “Agriculture of the USSR. Yearbook. 1935 ", published in 1936, and a very interesting reference book" Yearbook of grain turnover for 1931-32 and 1932-33 and preliminary results of procurements in 1933 ", published in 1934 by the Procurement Committee under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, that is, the most authoritative grain procurement department. Eyes are on the forehead, what materials have emerged in recent years.

The first handbook on agriculture in the USSR is very detailed, regional and contains basic information on the incoming part of the grain-feed balance, as well as many information on the expenditure side. The arrival is the gross harvest, in which it is indicated in natural weight (we will translate the centners into million tons). They will also tell me that in the reference book the crop is estimated at the standing, but it is necessary to consider the granary, which is less. No problem! The barn yield is 15% less than the standing estimate; this was the opinion of the German experts who assessed the agrarian potential of the USSR before the attack on it. So, what happened (on the vine / granary - in million tons):

1930 83.5 / 71; 1931 69.4 / 59; 1932 64.8 / 55.1; 1933 84.8 / 72.1; 1934 89.4 / 76.

The sharp drop in the harvest in 1932 and 1933 was the basis for all the assumptions that there was not enough bread and this was the cause of the famine. There were times when I myself hung on this hook. However, the study of the vast experience of the State Planning Committee of the USSR allowed me to raise the level of understanding of economic development and, in particular, to realize that a number of harvest figures do not mean anything yet. A lot or a little - this becomes clear only in comparison with consumption.

How to calculate consumption? Consumption is not a procurement of the state. What the state harvests for its own needs is only a part of consumption, since the peasants themselves also eat, feed their livestock and sow the fields. For this they take grain from their own barn, and not from the state warehouse. The ratio of rural and urban consumption is an interesting question, but in order to answer the question posed: was there a physical shortage of bread, it is necessary to calculate the consumption of bread for the entire population of the country, horses and crops for all fields.

We know the population in these years, the size of the fields is also known, as well as the number of horses. We only need coefficients. Food for the soul of the population - 160 kg per year, horse feed - 290 kg per year, sowing per hectare - 195 kg. In order not to take up space with a large table, I will immediately give data on the expenditure side of the balance in grain (million tons):

Food of the population Horse feeding Sowing fund Total 1930 25.1 8.7 19.8 53.6 1931 25.5 7.6 20.3 53.4 1932 25.8 5.6 19.4 50.8 1933 26 4.8 19.8 50.6

So, the total consumption by the main items of consumption was just over 53 million tons, and then dropped to just under 51 million tons. To this should be added the consumption of grain for industrial needs, which, according to Komzag's reference book, amounted to 1.6 million tons per year in 1931-1933, as well as exports: from the harvest of 1931 - 4.7 million tons, from the harvest of 1932 - 1, 6 million tons. There was almost no export from the 1933 harvest. Thus, taking into account industry and exports, the grain consumption will be as follows (million tons):

1930 59.9; 1931 59.7; 1932 54; 1933 52.2.

We proceed to the general grain-feed balance of the USSR (million tons):

Coming Consumption Balance 1930 71 59.9 +11.1 1931 59 59.7 -0.7 1932 55.1 54 +1.1 1933 72.1 52.2 +20.3

Well what can I say? The country was with bread! The arithmetic deficit of 1931 did not play any role, since it was repeatedly covered by the stock of last year's grain, which remained even after a very significant export.

The Komzag directory contains interesting information about the availability of grain, flour and other baked goods in warehouses for a specific reporting date (million tons):

the USSR Ukrainian SSR October 1, 1931 6.998 1,689 January 1, 1932 9,095 1.584 April 1, 1932 4.638 0.627 July 1, 1932 1,360 0.113 October 1, 1932 5.431 0.930 January 1, 1933 8.498 1.073 April 1, 1933 5.897 0.541 July 1, 1933 1.996 0.171

As you can see, both the USSR as a whole and Ukraine in particular at any time of the famine years had grain, flour and other bakery products in their warehouses. These data show a completely normal picture of how warehouses from the end of the harvest to the end of grain procurement, that is, from October to January, are filled, and then, from January to September, are used up. But even at the very bottom of the consumption, in July, there is still a significant stock in the warehouses. This stock as of July 1, 1932 and July 1, 1933 clearly shows that there was no physical shortage of grain in the country.

In order to dig a hole in the place of the theory of food shortage in 1932-1933, I will say that there was also potatoes, which were harvested relatively little and mainly remained with the peasants (million tons / kg per capita):

1930 49.4 / 314; 1931 44.8 / 280; 1932 43.1 / 266; 1933 49.2 / 302.

Yes, really 160 kg of grain and almost 300 kg of potatoes would not be enough for the peasant to survive the year ?! Gentlemen of the famine, you yourself are in a position to devour so much?

Collectivization is a conflict over communes

So, a new picture: there was no physical food shortage in the country, but there was famine. We cannot deny the abundant evidence.

Faced with this picture, I made a conclusion. This hunger was organized. But not Stalin against the peasants, but on the contrary, the peasants against Stalin. In essence, it was a political hunger strike. It cost the peasantry sacrifices, but the reason for this was extremely weighty.

Collectivization is a conflict. It is obvious. The Soviet government "dispossessed", but not the real kulaks, who had disappeared shortly before that, and often the poor peasants; peasants retaliated with attacks on activists, arson, acts of sabotage and sometimes even uprisings. The whole question is - what was the subject of the conflict? This is the main question in the whole topic, and the fact that Russian historians did not pose it and did not give an answer to it puts them on the brink of scientific disqualification.

There was both a question and an answer in my work. If we condense all the arguments into the most concise presentation, we get the following picture.

The peasantry, of course, was not against the collective farms and created them themselves, especially when it was necessary to earn extra money. But a peasant collective farm is a share farm, where you can enter and from where you can leave, in any case remaining a peasant, with his own yard and allotment.

Joseph Stalin, in resolving the grain issue, relied on tractors. But the tractor economy meant large fields, correct crop rotations, and qualified machine operators and agronomists had to manage it. The peasants in such an economy could only be auxiliary workers. Comrade Stalin decided to make a "great turning point": to unite the peasant lands, to liquidate the peasant households, let tractors plow instead of horses. It was a program of total and lightning-fast de-peasantization, when the peasant was deprived of land, yard, cattle, implements and turned into an agricultural worker, into a rural proletarian.

Moreover, in 1930, peasants were going to be collectivized into collective farms like communes, where workers had to live in apartments, have only personal belongings and had to pay for everything. Members of such collective farms did not dispose of the harvest, but had to surrender everything, minus their food, livestock and seeds. All in these "communes" were to be run by specially selected and trained leaders freed from labor. Of course, the peasants did not like this extremely. They wanted to remain peasants. A large-scale land reform added fuel to the fire, when tens of millions of hectares of land were interspersed. Then it was in the order of things to take away the land of a collective farm or commune to organize, say, a state farm. For the peasant it was inconceivable that his land, which he plowed for many years, could be taken away at any moment, given to the state farm,

This was the collapse of the entire peasant world, all its foundations. Hence the sharp resistance. Verbal objections to such "communes" were followed by dispossession of kulaks, uprisings were suppressed, and by 1932 the peasants had no other forms of resistance except hunger strike.

The peasants could not be frightened by hunger. Those who were 40 in 1932 remembered the famines of 1901, 1911, 1921 and the major famine of 1924, not counting local crop failures. There will be a fifth famine forever - business!

The hunger strike was an irresistible weapon. Firstly, they will not force-feed, and you cannot force a hungry peasant to work. Secondly, a person who is ready to die of hunger will not be frightened by arrest, deportation, or execution. Violence stops working. Thirdly, and this is the most important thing, time worked against the government: the moment was inexorably approaching when the peasants, weakened by hunger, simply would not be able to work, and then there would be no bread. In 1931, state farms provided only 12% of urban consumption.

It was precisely a deliberate hunger strike.

Realizing that this topic is extremely controversial, and my explanation of the background of the famine is also extremely unusual, especially against the background of many decades of accusations of the state in organizing the famine, then the question of the political hunger strike of the peasants will have to be further explained.

First. It is usually said in objection that the peasants could not starve themselves, because they loved their families. Loved. But the attitude towards the death of relatives and children was easier than we, the townspeople. In peasant families, many children were born, but many died, since medicine was almost absent. In addition, the peasants, drawn into collectivization, lived before that a whole era of war, robbery and famine, in which many people perished.

Second. When the peasants are deprived of land, horses, implements and forcibly forced to work in collective farms-communes in which they will not dispose of either their labor or the harvest, then the peasants had a well-founded doubt that they would be able to feed their families and children. Under such conditions, the state - the organizer of the communes - could take everything from the peasants, every grain, and the peasants had no doubts about the cruelty of the Bolshevik power. Why so hungry, what so - they did not see much difference. There was no need for any conspiracy, for the peasants this question was self-evident.

Third. The choice of a hunger strike as a means of struggle against collective farms-communes unacceptable for themselves was determined by many reasons. The main one is the unwillingness to work on such collective farms. A hungry man will not be driven to work, and if they are driven, then nothing will be taken from him. It was the undermining of communal collective farms from within. On the other hand, the peasants definitely hoped for a change of policy if the communal collective farms were ineffective and did not produce anything. The state started industrialization, the construction of factories and plants, and the peasantry reasonably believed that this idea would not work out without bread. Therefore, the state will be forced to listen to the peasant opinion, despite all its cruelty.

Fourth. A combination of hunger and secret bread pits. There is a lot of evidence of how secret pits were found among peasants half-dead from hunger and swollen from surrogates, in which there were hundreds of poods of grain, sometimes 500-600 poods. 600 poods is 9.7 tons. A peasant family of six, with a horse and sowing of 5 hectares, will have enough grain for more than 4 years, with all the usual needs of a peasant farm. This is no coincidence. To starve with so much grain hidden is a completely deliberate, carefully thought-out decision. The peasants clearly hoped for a quick abolition of collectivization, unacceptable to them, and after such a cancellation, a secret supply of grain would quickly restore strength and then sow.

The peasantry resisted collectivization, unacceptable for them, in all ways: they protested, rebelled, wrote hundreds of thousands of letters and complaints. The hunger strike was for them the last, most radical and fastest way to get their way out of the government. Yes, at any cost.

Well, how else can one explain such an acute unacceptability of the collective farm-commune for the peasants that it was worth starving for the sake of disagreement with it? Well, imagine, they tell you: rent out an apartment, you will be given a bed in a hostel; go to work wherever they tell you; you will eat in the canteen and pay for it from your salary; hand over the car too, then you can rent it twice a month for a fee; to decide where you work, how and how much you get, there will be special responsible managers who will not work themselves. This is roughly how you can describe what Stalin proposed to the peasants in the spring of 1930. I am sure you yourself would go on a hunger strike in protest if you were required to live by such rules.

How the peasants pushed Stalin

Stalin against the peasants! Forehead to forehead. Stalin could take everything from the peasants: land, livestock, grain. The peasants could starve to death and give nothing more, dooming the Bolsheviks to starve to death after them.

Stalin had to make concessions. Already in the spring of 1932, faced with a sharp drop in the harvest in 1931, which fell dangerously to the level of consumption, he went to meet the peasantry. Grain procurements were reduced, it was allowed to freely trade in surplus grain after grain procurements were completed. The reduction in grain procurements was lowered down in a fire order so that only the peasants could sow (just in May 1932, the sowing campaign was underway). Then it was announced on behalf of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) and the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR that the collective farmers were the full masters of their artel.

Further, in the summer of 1932, the communes were converted into artels, in all artels it was allowed to have a private yard, and large collective farms were divided. In November 1932, new procurement rules were introduced - firm obligations to the state with the force of a tax. They were calculated according to the norms per hectare, which were established by the already mentioned Komzag under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, and no one on the ground had the right to raise the norms. The delivery of grain and other products was a sale to the state at fixed prices, and the products were immediately paid for in cash. In 1933, firm norms of payment in kind for the work of machine and tractor stations were introduced.

Finally, in 1933, a section of land from state farms began and its return to collective farms (in total, 22 million hectares of land were returned to collective farms until 1937), and in 1935 it was proclaimed that the collective farm uses the land indefinitely, it cannot be bought or sold or leased , and no one had the right to cut off the land from the collective farm. The use of land was secured by special acts.

The peasants accepted these changes. At the end of 1933, the resistance and hunger strike almost ceased, grain procurements were completed before the beginning of December 1933, faster than the plan. Collective farmers began to work more: if in 1932/33 - 116 workdays on average, then in 1933/34 - 156, and in 1937/38 - 194 workdays. Collective farms began to sell more grain to the state. In 1934, out of 26 million tons of government procurement, 17.4 million tons were mandatory deliveries, and the collective farms sold 3.5 million tons to the state themselves. In the previous year, such sales were only 0.4 million tonnes.

False theory will inevitably collapse

Thus, it was an acute political struggle over the place and role of the peasants in Soviet society. Stalin wanted to liberalize them and turn them into agricultural workers who worked in machine-tractor "wheat factories" without any economic rights, while the peasants wanted to continue to remain independent owners, with a yard, land, cow, horse, etc. to extreme forms of bitterness and great sacrifices, since both sides had good reasons for their stubbornness, had their own logic and their own truth. The famine, therefore, was a peasant political hunger strike, conscious and voluntary. As soon as the causes of peasant discontent were eliminated, the famine ended.

In a clash with this concept, the theory of "Holodomor", "Kazgenocide" with all its variants crumbles to dust, because it is unfounded facts and figures in the main postulate that Stalin took the last bread from the peasants in conditions of its physical shortage and thereby destroyed the peasantry , in particular, Ukrainian.

Since the opposing concept is unfounded in the main postulate, it means that either it must be abandoned, or we, with a clear conscience, declare its supporters and propagandists to be conscious and willful liars. Any historian who pushes a knowingly and proven false theory devalues ​​all his previous achievements and academic degrees. Following this, the entire political superstructure erected on this false historical concept collapses. For what is false cannot be great.

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