How it was (1998) 05/23/1998
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Newsreel 1969: views of the Ussuri River and Damansky Islands (above).
Photos taken before the start of the Chinese provocation on the Soviet border on March 2, 1969.
Positions of Soviet border guards after the first battle.
Chinese youth undergo military training.
Mao Zedong speaks from the podium.
Training Chinese girls in bayonet combat.
Fragments of the Chinese educational film about the organization of national resistance to Soviet troops, the peasants undergo military training.
The participant of the battles on the island Damanski Hero of the Soviet Union, Vitaly Bubenin, talks about the course of events, the expectation of provocation from China, about the first battle on Damanskiy, about the evacuation of the wounded Major Kosinov from the battlefield, about the impressions from the trip to Moscow after the hospital, suggests to assign the island special status and put a monument there, resolving territorial disputes between Russia and China.
Newsreel 1969: Chinese provocateurs with portraits of Mao in their hands trying to break through the cordon of the Soviet border guards outposts under the command of Bubenin on Damansky Island.
Colonel Peter Kosinov speaks of numerous provocations from the Chinese side before the outbreak of events on Damanski, about violations by disguised Chinese soldiers. the state border, about the events at Bubenin's outpost, about the measures taken by him against the trespassers, about the urgent need to repel provocateurs, about the course of the battle on March 15, 1969, his participation and injury in battle, thanks his fellow servicemen who saved his life on air.
Newsreel 1964: test in China, the first atomic bomb.
The consequences of the test, the panorama of the scorched terrain.
Division of the Chinese army in protective kits.
Chinese history specialist Victor Usov speaks about the political situation prevailing in China and Eastern Europe by 1969 and the reasons stemming from it. provocations on the Soviet-Chinese border, on a protest demonstration held in Moscow on March 8, 1969, on the demonstrators, on the unwillingness of the USSR and China to wage a nuclear war.
Guest in the studio - photojournalist Vladimir Grechukhin talks about his trip to the island of Damansky and photographing the events that took place, demonstrates photographs taken in 1969, comments on them.
Newsreel March 3, 1969: anti-Soviet speeches at the building of the Soviet embassy in Beijing.
Rally and protest at the Chinese Embassy in Moscow on March 8, 1969, the faces of the demonstrators.
Former chief of staff of the frontier troops, Army General Vadim Matrosov, talks about the reaction of the leadership of the USSR and personally Brezhnev L.I. on the events on Damanski, on the reasons for the deterioration of Soviet-Chinese relations, on the US reaction to the events.
Newsreel March 15, 1969: Views of the island Damansky (above).
View from the armored personnel carrier.
Soviet border guards are fighting, Colonel Leonov at the command post.
Evacuation of wounded border guards from the battlefield.
Fragment of the TV show "Blue Light" in May 1969 with the participation of Vitaly Bubenin.
Bubenin makes a speech in honor of the border guards.
Meeting in the studio of Peter Kosinov and Nikolai Shokot, who saved his life in battle.
Nikolai Shokot talks about his injuries and treatment at the hospital, talks about his life.
Telechronic: head of the frontier post them.
Strelnikova, Senior Lieutenant Mironov, tells about the history of the outpost after the events of 1969.
Views of Damansky Island and the adjacent territory in 1998.
PersonnelMao Zedong - Chinese statesman and political figure
China (Politics); Armed conflicts Foreign policy; Policy; Wars, conflicts and disasters; War