The fate of the boys from Sharapova …

The fate of the boys from Sharapova ...If someone at school said Volodya Kozhukhovo — the boy from the village near Moscow Sharapovo that he is destined to go through three wars and become a knight of the three military orders, the young man would not have believed it. What order? What war? In the courtyard — the second half of the 70s, the country is preparing for the Olympic Games of the capital, and he Vovk — to another competition in skiing. And do not climb to it, with all parables? Prior to entering the Russian invasion of Afghanistan was two years old …

The war — as a reward

He was called to serve in the Airborne Troops. Six months spent in the training of the military unit in the Baltic, where the cadets did not hide from that place of their forthcoming service will be limited contingent of Russian troops in Afghanistan. And so prepared very seriously. Classes on spetstaktike Airborne fighting, communication, and the topography, fire and medical training, day and night jumps from An-2 and IL-76 — all brought together in a single continuous learning process.

— It was very difficult, but extremely curious — recalls Vladimir. — At this point, with the height of past years, I can compare and evaluate how thoroughly we were cooking. Apart from the physical and special, present, and moral and psychological preparation. Without any affectation to say that any one of us, young men, was a patriot of their own country, and in "Lad Camp" was also a patriot of the Airborne Troops, ready to fulfill the combat puzzle even at the cost of his life. And it's not fine words — so we were brought up in the family, at school, in sports clubs. Commanders and instructors could only grind and temper that inner core that was in each.

When it was said that "over the river" will go only volunteers, all in the company of our signed the report with a request to put things in Afghanistan. Because choosing the best of the best. The direction of the war was a typical kind of promotion and evaluation of the level of preparedness: elected — which means you can, if you ready …

"Whatever day — then search again …"

In Afghanistan, he was in a reconnaissance 350th Airborne Regiment, which has traveled all over and was in fact half of the country. Spies had to do a variety of tasks — from support columns and device ambushes on caravans with a gun to the role of large-scale military operations. After one of these, held in Charikarskoy plain that the output of the Panjshir left, scout Kozhuhov was awarded the Order of the Red Star.

— It happened in the eighty fourth — still remember Vladimir. — Panjshir Valley has always been one of the most godforsaken places, thoroughly fortified and almost completely controlled dushmans area. Though what razvedvyhod in those places or the wiring columns necessarily clash ended. Controlled the situation there Ahmad Shah Massoud, who fought well and mercilessly. Very serious opponent. One word — a graduate of the Ryazan Airborne School …

At the time, the area was carried out in the Panjshir army operation, which has been involved in reconnaissance and airborne regiment. Spies lucky: in addition to other glorious deeds they have extracted data about the location of a large warehouse guns and ammunition. And the first came to the dushman arsenal seized it.

— To say that there was a lot of guns — means nothing say, — Vladimir little smiles, remembering the actions of almost thirty years ago. — He took out trucks. Then there just was not there! Italian mines, assault rifles and machine guns mnogokalibernye in China, South American assault rifles, grenades, rockets, sniper rifles … In the general case came resonant. Because higher authorities gave the order not to skimp on promotion. Usually, the soldiers in Afghanistan were the merits of the medal "For Courage" or "For Military Merit". Order given either posthumously or injured. But here become generous: reddish stars in our company of got me, our sergeant Vladimir Morozov and a few other guys. Although, you know, and then I, and at the moment do not think that we have done something out of the ordinary. Drilling work of military intelligence: got puzzle — went and met. Differently in the exploration and should not be …

From Afghanistan, he vorachivalsya in late 1984. No longer young — man, a seasoned and experienced fighter, with officers' epaulets on the shoulders and combat medal on his chest. Although the restructuring has not yet begun, it has already arrived in a completely different country, in what was brewing a huge change.

Given an order — to the Caucasus

The fate of the boys from Sharapova ...Two weeks legitimate recreation proparhali unnoticed. And the scout-trooper began to think: what still on? Shortcomings in the proposals was not there called and structures of the Young Communist League, and of the organs of state security, and the District Department of Internal Affairs — the soldier-internationalist order-bearers were ready to take everywhere. He thought, and went to serve in the police, the Department for the Protection of administrative buildings. It was at that time such a unit.

Soon the authorities gave the recommendation for admission to the Graduate School of the police, after which, together with the lieutenant's shoulder straps Kozhuhov was assigned to work as an investigator in his native Odintsovo district of Moscow region.

A couple of years Radzivil played the position. And then fellow friends, who wore no jackets and ties, and camouflage, asked: "Volodya, has not bothered to you a piece of paper from the box into the box to shift? You've got Afgan behind, combat experience invaluable. Come to us, to riot. " And he agreed, once again abruptly changing his destiny. So, you see, he was destined — to work where the bullets fly …

First time in Chechnya Kozhuhov hit first and ninety-six. Previously drove other, and he became the commander of the OMON spetsroty Metropolitan area, preparing employees, participated in special operations in the area of responsibility and expect when it's his turn to fly to the war.

First, on March 96th gunmen attempted to take control of the stern. And for the capital's riot police command has sounded for loading. From Mozdok they were sent to Argun — the third largest and most important city of the Chechen Republic. Zabazirovalis at a local house of culture, together with the staff of Tver, started to perform tasks specific to a police officer: the capture and destruction of small bandit groups, geocaching and weapon caches, work at checkpoints for inspection and verification of transport documents.

— Ordinary police work in a "hot area" so to speak on their own main specialty — measured voice continues the story of Vladimir. — The main action then unfolded in the harsh and around it. And we have been relatively quiet. Attacks on the base and shoot at checkpoints, which happened two or three times a week, including a fully commonplace …

For the "relatively calm" trip Kozhuhov police major was awarded the medal "For Courage". And soon after his return went to another one. That's where, according to himself Vladimir A., and the real work began.

— Heavy fighting took place then for Samashki, where we were thrown right out of Mozdok — he recalls. — Militants from the village vyshybli, Samashki driven into the forest, where they continued to make raids, attacking columns and location of troops. Problem was — to stop their acts to block all communication with the outside world, to deprive feeding ammunition, food, medical supplies, to prevent the connection of small bandit groups in large groups. Here again needed experience in Afghanistan.

— One night, we set up an ambush on the trail — continues to own the housing. — Came a small group of five of us, with the information that the NIGHT MODE along the trail to the camp will move a small band. All done on the brain: disguised in a particular vicinity of the camp, even militant voices heard. When the "welcome guests" appeared on the trail and approached knocked out of 5 machines … And then went from midnight pursuers. And just before dawn without losses came at the last checkpoint … All other details will not be — a mischievous look in his eyes, broke off his narrative Vladimir.

And it's true — that is to add? Let everyone think up myself. To spur the imagination of the reader, you can only say what after this "walk in the night forest" Kozhuhov was awarded the Order of Courage …

From the fate not go …

In Afghanistan, the first Chechen deadly metal, though whistled close, still passed Kozhuhova. Found him shot only 2 March 2000, at the very end of the trip.

— We changed the Sergiev Posad OMON — says Vladimir. — They took us into their Mozdok was loaded into the machine, go back to the stern. I am a commander in the lead vehicle plus driver. Four meters to the base remained, has been and CAT. Here, the column knocked guns and assault rifles. First of all — the cabin. Windshield to pieces, but none of us was hurt. Popped up, lay down, began to look around. Beating up on three sides, a "Ural" is already burning. The guys who managed to parachute, and the defense took the fire snapping. Became a request by radio, who is where. Watching: located in the pit five or six of our young men lay down, there is no other shelter, the area rovnenkaya as a table. I decided to run across him. Just got up, and here as scrap in the back driven. But on his feet stood, got to own. With a syringe with a dozen tubes promedola was. Pair for yourself injected, the other — the guys there were virtually all injured. Here and there a half an hour we were fighting, and later became military units to catch up. The wounded "beha" jumped booted into it — and the infirmary … The exciting thing that all this time I was in the minds of the BMP itself out. The doctor I took at first for unaccompanied. And later under his jacket looked — and immediately to the operating table, the bullet entered the back between the ribs, lung and broke out, turns his shoulder …

Were later Vladikavkaz and metropolitan hospitals, rehabilitation and return to the system, rewarding the second Order of Courage. And the continuation of the work to which he had once decided to dedicate his life — service to the Fatherland in officer uniform.

Now Vladimir A. serves as one of the divisions of the Head of the Interior Ministry in the Central Federal District. And sometimes, at the level of thought, smiling thinks that if anyone at school said to the boy from Sharapova that happen to him through three wars and become a knight of the three military orders, he never would have believed that "seer." ..

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