How it was (1997)

Telecast №73858, 1 part, duration: 0:37:20
Production: VID
Anchor:Oleg Shklovskij

Reel №1

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The storming of the Palace of Amin, 1979.

December 27, 1979 began the longest war of the XX century.

In distant Kabul KGB special forces took the palace of Dar-ul-Aman (Amin's palace).

Since that day, 20 years have passed.

The release of the program is a per-minute reconstruction of the assault, based on the memories of the immediate participants - the veterans of the Alpha group.

The conversation is attended by the commander of the group "Thunder" Mikhail Romanov, a member of the Muslim battalion Rustam Tursunkulov, commander of the supernumerary combat group Zenit Yakov Semenov, veterans of "Alpha" Boris Pleshkunov, Oleg Balashov, Sergei Golov, Viktor Karpukhin, Nikolai Berlev, military surgeon Igor Kovalenko.

There are footage of the chronicle: the shelling of Amin's palace, the Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan, the return of the wounded to Moscow.


Semenov Ya.F. - Candidate of Law, retired KGB colonel. Romanov MM - Major of the KGB, veteran of the special unit "Alpha". Pleshkunov B.A. - Colonel in retirement, a teacher of the Courses for the improvement of officers (KUOS), an honorary officer of the counterintelligence of the KGB of the USSR. Golov S.A. - Colonel in retirement, veteran of the special unit "Alpha", leader of the KUOS (1983-1993). Balashov OA - Colonel in retirement, veteran of the special unit "Alpha", honorary officer of the State Security of the Russian Federation. Kuznetsov G.A. - Colonel in retirement, veteran of the special unit "Alpha". Karpukhin V.F. - Major-General in retirement, commander of the special unit "Alpha" (1988-1991), Hero of the Soviet Union. Berlev N.V. - one of the founders of the anti-terror group Alfa, director of the private security company A-Shield, a public figure. Kovalenko I.L. - Candidate of Medical Sciences, Academician of the International Academy of Medical and Technical Sciences, military surgeon, veteran-internationalist.

Calendar: 11/15/1997

Locations: Afghanistan [250]

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