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About the first chief training Officers (kuos)
Material posted: Valetskiy OlegPublication date: 03-06-2013

The first chief of the special Courses was associate Professor, candidate of military Sciences, Colonel Grigory Boyarinov is a man of amazing destiny.

During the great Patriotic war started 19-year-old boys, and ended the war as the chief of staff of the border regiment, northwestern front. Colonel Boyarinov as the head of the kuos combines two main functions: on the one hand, he was the head of the faculty, i.e., was the tutor of students and organizer of educational process, on the other - was the head of the Department of special disciplines. Grigory could lead to almost any discipline, but focused on special tactics reconnaissance and sabotage groups, the development and implementation of exercises on the ground, and in particular, daily and multi-day exercises.

Teachers and students noticed in him such features as: a wide range of knowledge, a unique memory, high culture of speech, the skill of the storyteller, saw the caring and attentive of a chief with a tremendous capacity for anticipation of any negative process. If the listener got in trouble, Boyarinov has made every effort to rectify the situation by measures of an educational nature.

About Grigory Ivanovich known that he was born on 15 November 1922 in the village of Scramle Ershichskogo district of Smolensk region in a peasant family. In 1941 he graduated from the Sverdlovsk infantry school. A characteristic feature of Gregory Ivanovich - perseverance in achieving goals - was evident when entering the school.

The fact that he had from birth was flat, and that was the reason he was not accepted to a military school. He managed to convince the head of the school is to enroll him to school on probation. Graduated the school with honors. In the future, this "discomfort" with the feet did not prevent him to carry out their responsibilities in various positions. In 1952 he graduated with honours from the Military Institute MGB.

The credentials Committee left it to work as a lecturer in the Department of tactics. In 1959 he enrolled in a postgraduate course at the Military Academy named M. V. Frunze. Brilliantly defended the dissertation on competition of a scientific degree of candidate of military Sciences. The Colonel was in 32 years: a very rare case in time of peace, and in KGB especially. Working as a senior teacher of tactics on the course in the period 1966-1968, along with students carried out many marches over rough terrain, sometimes giving the odds for young listeners in restlessness and military enthusiasm.

This period can be considered as the starting point for the growth of authority in G. I. Boyarinov in the emerging environment spetsnaz KGB as the most experienced teacher-educator, a tireless markevica, professional practitioner and a man who could joke to awaken in students an enthusiasm and faith in themselves. The greatest authority Boyarinov achieved during the work of the chief of Courses - kuos in 1969-1979. the Students affectionately called him "Grisha," or "our Gregory", as he really treated us with fatherly care, attention, but also with insistence.

None of the listeners Grigory Ivanovich did not forgive sloppiness when performing combat training missions, always said that the commander of the group responsible for the lives of their subordinates, and freedom in decision tasks behind enemy lines always lead to irreparable consequences. Emotional, moving and hilarious people, Boyarinov could be prickly and sharp when it came to negligence while performing the task on the part of the listener - the commander of the group or in the Commission of listeners "domestic" offences in the city and on the territory of the. In such cases, the boys said that "our Gregory" lyutuet. This all has got "on nuts" by and large, though he knew that such a reaction "Grisha" ran "deserved".

Another "explosion" we have experienced and listeners 1975 set. It was the summer right after mountain-Alpine training. On Saturday, returning after the next night classes in the forest, we first traditionally visited our Rehabilitation center*, which houses sauna, and steam from showers. Once again a small miracle happened. Only an hour ago we tried to pull out the wet, dirty shape after the long, exhausting at the end of the suburban routes through forests and swamps, and are now again full of energy and enthusiasm. Have to wonder the wisdom and foresight of our fathers-commanders who insisted and defended the presence of the baths and the kuos. Some bosses, unfortunately, took our bath as an element of luxury. Here, truly, wisdom has a limit, but stupidity is boundless.

We have seen repeatedly that only a bath was able to lead us to life. It is difficult to imagine other equally effective means to restore power. Probably the main merit in it belongs to Viktor Mikhailovich Vladimirov, who much worked in Finland and was an expert in the bath. The mere fact that in a country with a population of approximately 5 million inhabitants, there are baths more than half a million, speaks about the importance in life of the Finns baths. Sauna in Finland is a way of life, a kind of ritual with their culture, traditions.

In the same way as in Siberia before, bath of the Finns passed through life. In the bath Finns were born, there have been and the last ceremony on earth. The main day of Christmas is Christmas Eve - Finnish the whole family gathers together and goes to the bath. According to the Finns, a sauna is perhaps the most democratic institution in communication between people. In the bath everyone is equal, nobody stands out for its suit, shoes, underwear, tie, etc. Here people just what it represents. Regardless of ranks and titles in the Finnish sauna all communicate with each other on "you". Outside the sauna again, all respect the chain of command, but not in the sauna. Explaining his position, the Finns say that it is ridiculous to portray servility in the sauna, where everyone sits naked and balls hanging from the same shelf. Finn in the bath never allow myself to swear or even say a harsh word. It is considered indecent.

In the sauna at the table with a mug of beer the easier to negotiate and agree - the situation contributes to the fact. Tomorrow morning at the negotiating table to formally consolidate the agreements reached in the bath. Still many Russians there exists a strong misconception that in the Finnish sauna dry steam and it is impossible to bathe with brooms, but you can be with women. I remember one of the first saunas in Leningrad appeared in the newly constructed four-story bathhouse in the town of Pushkin in 1961. On the fourth floor in the regular men's section was allocated a room on the 4 square meters, where three walls were lined with the usual cast-iron heating panels, covered with planks from the boxes, with visible holes from nails and strips from wire. Vapor in the battery is brought the temperature in the steam room to 150 degrees. Succumb to the water was nothing and nowhere. Stand on a tiled floor barefoot was impossible. At the entrance to the steam room were fanerki, which we took with us, and they were in the steam room. It was exceptionally hot and dry. It was thought that it should be. Having held on the strength of 3-5 minutes, we jumped out and jumped in the tub with cold water.

Noting so in the "Finnish sauna", then go to a regular Russian steam room, where he struck the water on the hot stones and steamed brooms stored in advance. I think these misconceptions about Finnish saunas brought "organized" tourists from the Soviet Union who have shared their impressions of it, not understanding the essence of the phenomenon. In the public baths at hotels in Finland are really rarely seen a bucket of water and ladle.

The fact is that, as you know, the taste and color of comrades there. For couples, is also rarely found like-minded people. One likes to kick a little more and tries to "fill in" the stove overnight, others prefer "velvet" pairs, etc. So as not to aggravate the situation in the communal sauna, the Finns withdrew the copper tube to the stove and served in a spray form water so that the humidity in the sauna was at the level of 30-40%, and the temperature was about 95 degrees.

According to Finnish scientists, the temperature specified above harmful to the upper respiratory tract and can lead to disease. The heater stones, which can be purchased at any hardware store or even at a gas station, only mined in one quarry in Northern Finland. Finnish scientists have determined that of these granite stones practically are not allocated carcinogenic substances that are harmful to health. Brooms also are almost never met in the public baths, as with constant use of the bath (and in hotels and can not be otherwise) leaves the "score" of any cleaning system. The joint being in the sauna with a strange woman, too, was not observed in Finland until recently.

Currently, the mores became freer, and in various public saunas, such as the Park, already allowed being together with women, just like in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, etc. the fact is that to oppose Russian bath, the Finnish sauna is absolutely false, since these twin sisters have been grown in the same cradle. To understand this, we must know the background of the issue or even just the history of the Finnish people. By the way, in translation from Finnish sauna means bath. Many centuries ago the ancestors of the Finns lived in Siberia.

Driven by wars, hunger, cold and other circumstances, approximately 1200 years ago, the tribe moved to the West. Near the Ural mountains, the two brothers have a falling out. One went West and came to the territory of modern Hungary, and they became from that time the Hungarians. Grammar and the language melody Hungarian and Finnish language are very similar. Everything else has changed, and so these two people nowadays do not understand each other.

The second brother went to the North-West and came to Finland. Apparently, he had a difficult, frankly a vile character because of him one after the other departed relatives who were the ancestors of the peoples of the so-called Finno-Ugric group: Mordva, Moksha, Komi, Karelians, Estonians. These people also do not understand each other, although much better than the Finns and the Hungarians. Tell all this to the fact that it is clear that the Finnish sauna is the same as the Siberian Banya. I was born in Siberia and has lived in Finland for 5 years, know all too well from my own experience. Still in Finland, as in Siberia, it is highly desired and loved is a savusauna, i.e. smoke sauna", have you can afford only large firms, banks and insurance companies, ie the most "cool". The only difference is that near the bathhouse "in the black", the Finns sauna rises "in white" with a swimming pool, massage, bar, Billiards, fireplace, etc., etc.

In such baths, the Finns are happy to throw small portions of water a copper or wooden buckets from buckets and with pleasure and delight "trim" each other with brooms. Against women I can say that this story has the same Siberian roots. Solely in the interests of economical use of heat (a bath "on-black" will not drown twice in one day) all family members soared, as a rule, together, why be ashamed of their own! However, the head of the family with the eldest son soared first, and then went to bathe and all the rest of the family.

There is an interesting description of the city the Russian bath the middle of the XIX century the famous French writer Alexander Dumas: "Opening the door of the room I was dumbfounded: it seemed to me that some latter-day Mephistopheles without my knowledge took me to the coven. Imagine three hundred men, women and children, completely naked, beating each other with brooms. Noise, noise, shouts. Shame they have not the slightest: women wash men, women - men.

In Russia the common people look almost like animals, and is co-wash the police did not pay any attention". Lying, probably, son of a bitch Alexander Dumas, they went to a bath, but at least one comment to be extremely precise: it is that in Russia the common people was never considered. Is that only when a great misfortune came to the country, then heartfelt words for the people were. Recall Stalin and his speech in the beginning of the war in the background of what he was doing before this. Actually, I must say that during the time of ancient healers bath was considered almost a panacea. About its benefits, wrote in his writings, Hippocrates.

The famous physician of Asclepiad even called "the bather" for his commitment to the Thermae. The Roman physician Galen believed one of the reasons of aging that over the years the skin becomes dense, the pores are narrowed. Accordingly, the accumulated in the body toxins are excreted out worse. It is through the skin in normal condition goes up to 70% of "unwanted" substances from which topics or otherwise disposes of our body. In the bath the steam opens the pores, and through the open ducts with sweat out accumulated toxins. The body begins to "breathe" freely. Healing couples, is approved by the doctors, has beneficial effects on the nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, restores blood flow in blood vessels - in short, does the main "nodes" of the body. In Russia, where purifying the body with water was revered as something sacred, centuries-old bathing tradition has reached our days almost unchanged.

Such it was in our bath and in the Recovery center. After the bath by tradition in the evening went to a restaurant in Balashikha. This place listeners together called "bulls eyes" because in the morning some reason most of those who were at the restaurant before, his eyes became red. Sunday rest - everyone went about their business. At this time, the radio network began broadcasting the song "Chervona Ruta", performed by Sofia Rotaru, which we really liked.

Was blasting at full volume all the radios and began to dance together in the hallway and in full voice sing along with Sofia. According to the law of the falling sandwich", Grigory in this time passed by our body with his granddaughter. Hearing the noise, the roar and screams from the Windows of the building, he rushed to the door but it was closed for the occasion for the MOP. It's certainly not going to stop him. Kicked the door - broom to smithereens. Whirlwind flew to the second floor where the lobby twenty people in a good mood sang and portrayed the intricate dance of the Indians. The scenic view was the Moldavian Vasil Tumanov, who danced and sang in boots, shorts and a Panama, which we brought out of Armenia after the mountain training. Volodya Glebov danced in an embrace with a MOP.

At least the scenic view was Vladimir Kaluga, in the world - Leonov and Nikolay Lipetsk, colleagues better known as Vasiliev. Others were in jeans, but shirtless. In General, the view presented is very exotic. "Grisha" our cheerful, rollicking mood is not shared. To the fullest bluntly expressed to us all that he thinks about it. The building was an old building, but has been used. The fear that the structure will not sustain such a riot, and made our commander such a reaction. As life has shown, he was right.

Later this building because of disrepair was demolished. In place of this building listeners release 1978 put small Christmas trees, two from each group. During the celebration of the 20th anniversary of "Vympel" August 19, 2001, we saw that our hull was splashed mighty spruce under ten meters. I thought they were wagging their welcoming us to their evergreen paws. However, it is necessary to notice that "Greg" of "departed" very quickly and never held a grudge against those who have stumbled. An example of this might be that none of subjected to the "execution" of the participants were not reported in the territorial Administration, and these data were not reflected in the final certificate-characteristic at the end of Coosa. For the entire period of the Courses was expelled 2 or 3 of the listener, and then very serious violations are incompatible with the high title of "Kosova".

In Grigory successfully combined high demands to subordinates with human and kind attitude to surrounding people. A characteristic example. One of the groups of students, having trouble with many kilometers carrying the "wounded" soldier in the form of a dummy stuffed with sand, I decided, as we said, go for "stratagem". Listeners often resort to various "military tricks". Intermediaries-teachers to this almost always ready. Therefore, education and training in such cases is methodological techniques, i.e., using induction, that for more difficult tasks. This produces a permanent rule: give the teachers a job to do. To learn can be very difficult and sometimes to the limit, which requires a special manifestation of the will, of the commander's character.

Here are our students buried "Scarecrow" in the woods, and upon arrival at the base in the report to the chief of the exercises the Colonel Boyarinova reported that "wounded" in the road died of his wounds, so it is buried with all the honors, and personal documents and things brought for transmission to the families. Grigory calmly listened to the report, did not make the separation. He took out planchette paper and read a "radiogram" from the Center, which stated that "the deceased employee for heroism in combat with the enemy presented the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Further, "it was reported" that the body of the Hero you want to deliver to their Homeland for burial with full honors. In this regard, the Centre was asked to indicate the main and spare areas for the reception of the aircraft. I had the boys, cursing his "sharpness" to go back to his stuffed animal, remove it from the earth and carry on the primary collection point a few tens of kilometers, and besides, more to find two clearing suitable for receiving aircraft. This was done to them on purpose. First, it clearly and intelligibly taught what wounded hinder the maneuver of the task force.

Therefore, planning an operation behind enemy lines, we must always keep in mind that ill-considered actions can ruin the entire task force. Secondly, it is necessary to learn without breaks. In a real situation would be even more difficult. To overcome difficulties we must be prepared. Working as a head of Department and courses, Boyarinov took an active part in the development and conduct classes in all disciplines. During this period, never missed a daily output, special exercises or integrated studies, which were worked in all weather conditions, mainly in winter and spring. Always tried to meet the school group at the endpoint, to encourage listeners, finding the exact characteristics of the physical condition of some of them, and declared that the following outputs will be easier. Grigory Ivanovich remembered almost all of its students, keeping in mind many of the details and the "adventure" of the individual during training. Naturally, the reaction of the listeners "our Gregory" he said, "my guys". And when the question arose about the execution of former students a demanding combat mission in December 1979 in Afghanistan, Grigory could not stay away from "my guys" and went along with them to perform this task. A special squad of the KGB "Zenith" involved in 1979 in Afghanistan, consisted entirely of graduates of the kuos. The head of a special group of "Zenit" was assigned to graduate Courses Yakov Fedorovich Semenov. In 1974 he enrolled in postgraduate studies at the HEC KGB through the Department of kuos. After graduation, worked briefly as a lecturer at spectacting. Concerning Jacob it is known that he was a champion of Karelia on the ski, medalist of the Republic of orienteering. He defended the dissertation on competition of candidate of legal Sciences, became a Professor. In scientific and practical work has used knowledge of French and Finnish languages, what I have had the opportunity to see for himself. Subsequently, the acquisition of the commanders of the special units "Cascade", "omega" was also held, drawing on the staff of the special reserve of the KGB, prepared for the kuos. Grigoriy Ivanovich Boyarinov was sent to Yuri Andropov, in coordination with the special representative of the Chairman of the KGB in Afghanistan B. C. Ivanov, for the management and coordination of special groups of the KGB in Kabul. Headed the overall command of the special groups of the KGB "Zenith" and "Thunder".

Took part in the storming of Amin's Palace. According to its position Grigory could stay at the headquarters of the operation, but it was not in his nature. He could not sit on the sidelines when "his boys" were ahead and risked their lives. During the tragic events of the seizure of Amin's Palace Taj-Bek, as is often the case, serious mixed with funny, and purely in the patient, in rasseyski. First, after a lengthy meeting Afghan leadership, led by Amin, our inside man at lunch time poisoned* (* Poisoning of Amin should be seen as one of the versions. Another version, giving him a sleeping pill, hoping to disable it so that during the operation "Storm 333" he wouldn't be able to take control of the opposition itself.

Such elements in the special operations known to a very limited extent, the publicity never surrender. Approx. ed.) of Amin and his entourage. Protection Amin called doctors from the Soviet Embassy, who, knowing nothing about the operation with great difficulty "pumped" Amin. At this point, stormed the Palace. The doctors hid where we could. One of them climbed in a wardrobe. Soldier "special forces", running through this room gave all of the machine-in closets. Located where the doctor died. At this moment the room appeared to know nothing about amine with a gun in his hand. Fleeting in the ensuing firefight he was killed.

Many versions goes about the death of Grigory Ivanovich. But we must bear in mind that this was in fact fight night. Everyone was busy doing their tasks. Observers were not. In the words of the participant in this fierce battle of Alexander Ivashchenko from Nizhny Novgorod, he survived only thanks to Grigory Ivanovich. Alexander told that Grigory at the critical moment when the attack on the Palace could choke on, got up and saying "Guys, come on!" boldly crossed the square before the Palace. Together with him rushed Oleksandr Ivashchenko and the other guys. When burst into the Palace, the Alexander for a while was confused. Dark, unfamiliar room, gunfire, grenade explosions, mate choice attacking side, the cries and groans of the wounded.

It was something to get lost. And only a confident command of Grigory Ivanovich gave an opportunity to Alexander to recover and in the future is to act consciously. First "smoothed" the first floor. Alexander threw grenades at a communication node located on the first floor, thereby depriving him of contact with the outside world guards Amin. Grigory understood that a small force, they do not keep the captured positions, and certainly not to expand the bridgehead. In violation of its own order, he popped up in Afghan uniform from the main entrance of the Palace and began to call the soldiers of the "Muslim battalion" to go to the aid of the Palace.

At this moment machine-gun fire and found him, one of the bullets ricocheted off the bullet-proof vest, was hit in the neck Grigory Ivanovich. Died wounded Grigory Ivanovich in the hands of Alexander Ivashchenko. For his heroism in this battle, Gregory Boyarinova awarded the title hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously). 27 Dec, not saying a word, for over twenty years, veterans, teachers and students kuos, meet at the cemetery in Moscow at the tomb of Grigory Ivanovich. Be sure to come and his two sons, Igor and Andrew and grandson Gregory. Boris Pavlovich Kasitsin, a military pilot by profession, wrote a wonderful poem dedicated to the memory of Grigory Anatoliy Alekseevich Nabokov read on one of the anniversaries at the grave boyarinova.


Source: From the book by Vladimir Surdina "special Forces of state Security"

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