How it was (2000) 05/29/2000
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Videorecord: negotiations of Viktor Chernomyrdin with the President of Tajikistan E. Rakhmonov.
Boris Yeltsin's meeting. and Rakhmonov E.
The signing by the Presidents of Russia and Tajikistan of an agreement on the protection of the Tajik-Afghan border.
The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in February 1989.
The beginning of hostilities on the Tajik-Afghan border on the night of July 13, 1993.
Lieutenant Merzlikin reports on the release of the surviving border guards of 12 outposts from the encirclement.
Weekdays Moscow border guard.
The commander of the Moscow border detachment in Tajikistan in 1993, Colonel Vasily Masyuk, speaks of the desire of border guards to serve in Tajikistan, About the daily skirmishes on the border, about the impossibility of reserve to arrive on time due to ambushes in the mountains and weather conditions, about the subsequent battles in the area of 12 outposts, about the desire of officers to serve on the 12th outpost.
The hero of Russia, the border guard Andrei Merzlikin, talks about his impressions after arriving at the 12th outpost, negotiations with the Afghan militants, about the actions militants on the border, the order of the commandant of the site not to put on orders on the night of July 13, 1993, about the course of military operations in the area of the outpost, about the absence means of communication, the number of border guards at the outpost, his decision to retreat due to heavy fighting losses and a shortage of ammunition, the number of dead in combat, the heroism of subordinates.
Hero of Russia, Major Oleg Khmelev talks about his service at the 12 post after 1993, about repelling another attack from the Afghan side, about calling a fire on himself.
Hero of Russia Major Sergey Medvedev spoke about his service on the 12th and on the defensive outpost border post at a height of 15-10.
PersonnelYeltsin Boris Nikolayevich - statesman and politician Chernomyrdin Viktor Stepanovich - statesman and politician Rakhmonov Emomali - Tajik statesman
Armed conflicts; Defense and internal security; Political figures; Foreign policy; International cooperation