Rasul Taspenov. Screenshot of the photo published by the “Realnoe Vremya” (Real Time) media on January 2, 2024, https://realnoevremya.ru/articles/299205-dnevnik-boyca-svo-kazan---groznyy---donbass

03 January 2024, 19:04

Volunteer from Kazan discloses information about training at University of Special Forces in Gudermes

The training at the Russian Special Forces University included only two lessons on shooting and a theoretical lecture on arranging ambushes. After that, volunteers were loaded onto a plane and sent to the special military operation zone, states the diary of Rasul Taspenov from Kazan, who in the autumn of 2022 went to fight in Ukraine as a fighter of the “Akhmat” special forces military unit.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on December 13, Ramzan Kadyrov announced Chechnya had fulfilled the plan for partial mobilization by 1500%.

Rasul Taspenov runs a cargo transportation business in Kazan. The man did not serve in the army, but decided to go serve if a war started. In the autumn of 2022, Rasul Taspenov volunteered to participate in the special military operation as a fighter of the “Akhmat” special forces regiment. For three months, while carrying out combat missions in the special military operation (SMO) zone, the man kept a diary, fragments from which were published by the “Realnoe Vremya” (Real Time).

According to the Rasul Taspenov’s diary, he arrived in Grozny in October 2022. The fighters were placed in tents, each for 30 people. “The tents were huge ... The camp grounds was equipped with a horizontal bar, parallel bars, barbells, and dumbbells. There was a stall with very high prices and very low-quality products,” Rasul Taspenov wrote.

The man described in his diary how in the morning the fighters were taken to the shooting range and explained the rules for handling firearms. “They gave us submachine guns without cartridges and explained how to reload them and all that things. When we had more or less learned the lesson, they gave us cartridges, and we loaded the magazines. We were shooting. Not at the targets, but just forward. Probably it was done so that we would just get used to the sounds of shots,” Rasul Taspenov noted.

Already on October 8, the fighters were “invited to sign contracts.”

Experts interviewed by the “Caucasian Knot” considered the ten-day preparation period insufficient. Such a short period is enough only for volunteers who already have military experience, points out, in particular, expert Alexander Khramchikhin.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 2, 2024 at 10:27 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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