From May 31 to June 1 at the training center interior troops "Volovschina" held at Minsk test the right to wear maroon beret, which, according to prevailing since the Soviet tradition is the emblem of special forces units. Maroon Berets are required to wear only those who passed the exam and the corresponding multi-stage "worthy of the right to their professor, physical, and moral qualities." In Belarus, these tests are from 1993. This year, they took the role of 92 servicemen of the Interior Troops. Berets of them received 12.
Qualification tests for a maroon beret contain three steps, tasks, which vary year of the year. Usually it — march with full gear on a longish distance, shooting guns and regular sparring.
This year, the training center of the internal troops' Volovschina "in time a first step, the soldiers crossed the swamp test, stitching wire, barriers, wood walls, concrete panels, "infected" area with traps strung with wire, fiery assault course, a water barrier.
Belarusian soldier runs through the accumulation of tear gas June 1, 2010.
In time Test for a maroon beret soldier must pass a series of physical and mental tests, which involve the ability of the load on the verge of human forces.
The second step of the test usually contains a full-gun fire from different species. This year, the training center "Volovschina" contenders for the maroon beret waiting for tasks such as shooting a machine gun, rifle and pistol, landing troops on the move out of the truck, assembly and tuning radio stations on a given wave to the report on the execution of tasks.
Belarusian fighter from the Ministry troops have enough air rushing out of the clouds of tear gas October 22, 2009.
Green Beret Special Forces soldier in shooting from a Kalashnikov at the time as participants in the qualification tests run through the clubs of tear gas. The picture was made October 22, 2009 at the training center MIA "Volovschina" near Minsk.
After passing the first 2-step, all those who remained in the ranks, have to endure a 12-minute sparring with 4 change each other through three minutes opponents, three of whom are already owners of maroon berets.
In time Test June 1 to step 49 applicants were admitted to the third — 33, the fourth — 14. The owners of maroon berets were twelve Belarusian police.