Aug 7, 2022
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I don’t understand yours: Scouts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine crushed their heads on the language barrier

I don’t understand yours: Scouts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine crushed their heads on the language barrier

Photo: Alexander Reka/TASS

There is a very strong side in the diversity of the peoples and languages ​​of Russia. Thus, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and representatives of Western intelligence agencies faced difficulties in deciphering radio traffic in the special operation zone, since national units are involved in it. We are talking about representatives of the battalions formed in Buryatia, Tuva, Dagestan, Yakutia. Here you can add the Chechen forces of the Russian Guard.

These units are related by the fact that the fighters communicate with each other in national languages. Try, understand… And then it turned out that neither the Armed Forces of Ukraine nor the Western intelligence agencies have specialists in their ranks who speak the languages ​​of the peoples of Russia.

The CIA, preparing for the conflict in Ukraine, made a fuss and acquired personnel who knew Russian and Ukrainian. And other languages, apparently, were not remembered. Although they should have. Because during the Second World War, the Americans themselves used the Navajo Indians in the army as cryptographers. They transmitted messages coded in their native language, considered one of the most difficult. The Germans and the Japanese must have been brainstorming when they tried to break this “code”.

Well, the overseas Stirlitz should have learned Russian history, so as not to be surprised. Because in tsarist Russia, representatives of various nations served in the army for several centuries. And just as part of national formations, which to a fairly large extent reflected the characteristics of their culture and mentality. This applied to the inhabitants of the Caucasus and Central Asia, the indigenous peoples of Siberia and the Far North.

Under Soviet rule, several national divisions also existed in the Red Army until 1938, but this system was abandoned before the war. But national specifics continued to be taken into account. So the divisions of mountain shooters were completed, first of all, by natives of the mountainous regions of the Caucasus or Central Asia.

When the Great Patriotic War began, the practice of creating national units was resumed. So, the famous Yakut shooters – the soldiers of the 3rd, 19th and 40th separate ski brigades as part of the 12th Guards Rifle Corps, were mostly hunters. That is, they skied excellently and shot exceptionally well, which is not surprising, given the conditions of their usual life. Many of them became renowned snipers, able to take out the enemy with one shot.

Unfortunately, there is no exact data on the enemies destroyed by the Yakuts, because information about their number was taken more often from award lists at the time of presentation for the award. Real accounts of snipers are actually more than confirmed ones. For example, Yakut Fedor OkhlopkovNicknamed “Sergeant without a miss”, according to some sources, he destroyed more than a thousand Germans in total, because before he became a sniper, he served as a machine gunner.

Another example is the Tuvans (Tuva was independent until 1944, then became part of the USSR, but Tuvan volunteers participated in the Second World War as part of the Red Army units), in turn, scared the Germans half to death with their very appearance. The “true Aryans” perceived the “barbarians” galloping on small shaggy horses as warriors of Attila. They were nicknamed der Schwarze Tod – “Black Death”. And not only because of the “wild” appearance. The Tuvans had their own ideas about the rules of warfare: they basically did not take enemies prisoner.

It would be a great folly not to use some of the qualities of the peoples of Russia in the conditions of a special operation, he believes special services veteran Sergei Goncharov.

“The fact that Ukrainians and their Western curators are experiencing problems with decryption is very good, it plays into our hands. But that’s only part of the problem they’re facing. The same Chechen fighters differ not only in that they speak among themselves in Chechen. Let’s face it, they are excellent warriors, this is known from the military campaigns of Shamil’s time, and there is nothing even to discuss here. But they also have a peculiar attitude towards the prisoners, not the same as the Russians. They don’t care whether you raised your hands or not, whether you pray or cry, explain that deep down you are for the Russians – they simply don’t go into it. It is clear that Ukrainians are much more afraid of Chechens than Russians. And, yes, in a special operation they are a serious force. Moreover, mind you, although they always emphasize that they are Russians, but what do they shout when they go into battle? Allahu Akbar! And this is normal. In general, I believe that each unit participating in the battles has the right to any actions that the command approves, – Sergey Goncharov believes.

Advantage in battle is not the only advantage of national diversity, – I am sure political scientist Sergei Markov.

— All the peoples of Russia contribute to its development. Someone traditionally has a reputation for excellent builders, someone excelled in farming, metalworking, woodworking, jewelry making, and so on. Everyone actively participates both in management projects and in economic life, creating a huge market. In addition, many ethnic groups have diasporas abroad. They actively communicate with each other, even implement joint economic and cultural projects. Such ties make it possible to develop and strengthen allied relations between countries and present Russia in the most favorable light.

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