Russia needs its own Territorial Defense Forces


The special operation in Ukraine, which has been going on for two and a half months, has exposed many problems directly related to national security. The size of our country is huge, the distances are great, and potential threats are artificially created by enemies along the entire Russian border. Today, a significant part of the Ground Forces of the RF Armed Forces is concentrated in the South-East of Ukraine, where they are engaged in heavy and intense battles with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. But what if the fire blazes from several directions at the same time? Who and how will have to extinguish it?


The problem is quite serious. In 1992, on the basis of the USSR Armed Forces, the payroll of which was estimated at 2,88 million military personnel, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were created. In 2017, by the Decree of President Putin, the authorized strength of the RF Armed Forces was set at 1 people, including 902 military personnel and 758 civilian personnel. In 1, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation proposed to cut 013%, that is, about 628 staff positions in the army and navy. Naturally, the liberal bloc of the government was guided by the best intentions of "optimizing budgetary spending." Russian liberals are like that, they are ready to disarm their country.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation categorically disagreed with these ideas:

A motivated position was sent to the Security Council of Russia on the unacceptability of these proposals and the lack of support for them from the leadership of the military department.

And that's good. But the course of the SVO in Ukraine shows that even this million "with a ponytail" is not enough. Rather, the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces can transfer additional troops to the Donbass from other strategically important directions, but thereby expose them. The idea of ​​mobilization, full or partial, has been in the air for a long time, but there is still no corresponding decision from the Kremlin. There is an opinion that President Putin can announce it on May 9, 2022.

Be that as it may, the number of existing RF Armed Forces is objectively not enough to simultaneously reliably cover all directions along our gigantic border. At the same time, it should be recognized that in Ukraine the Russian army fell into a "trap" set up by the Anglo-Saxons. Most of our ground forces are now bogged down in Eastern Ukraine for an indefinitely long time, with Southern, Western and Central still ahead. It is also necessary to somehow ensure the protection of the Russian regions bordering with Nezalezhnaya, where Ukrainian DRGs operate and where the Armed Forces of Ukraine are attacking. How can all this be done with such a modest number of forces and what if, God forbid, it flares up somewhere else?

The question is not idle. It can fizzle anywhere. If something happens to President Lukashenko, the pro-Western opposition can quickly stir up the situation in Belarus. Russia's northern neighbors are getting ready to join NATO. Something bad is brewing in neighboring gigantic Kazakhstan. If local Islamists receive support from Afghanistan, a new civil war may begin in Tajikistan, and then millions of refugees will flow to Russia. In the Far East, Japan is sharpening its teeth on the Kuriles. It is not known what is on the mind of China. In general, there are a lot of potential pain points, and the most combat-ready units of the Russian army are firmly stuck in Ukraine, and there is no way to get out of there. What to do?

Terodefense


Unfortunately, we do not have magic recipes, but the Territorial Defense Forces could well help the army, if they were created in Russia. We have already touched on this topic reasoning about how it would be possible to ensure the protection of the regions bordering with Ukraine. Indeed, Teroborona, as a new branch of the RF Armed Forces, subordinate to the General Staff, is capable of performing a fairly wide range of auxiliary tasks, relieving the burden on the army, border guards, police and the National Guard.

However, due to what is happening in Ukraine, the very idea of ​​​​the Territorial Defense Forces has been discredited. The problem is that there many criminal elements have come to these paramilitary structures, who use their official position for personal enrichment and often commit outright arbitrariness. Some of our fellow citizens are afraid that in Russia Teroborona may turn either into an organized crime group or into private armies subordinate to local oligarchs and governors.

Yes, if you give control to the regional elites, then these same theoreticians will then, at the first opportunity, pull the country to pieces. Therefore, there should be no armed "people's squads", no PMCs, no other local paramilitary structures - only Teroborona as a new branch of the Russian Armed Forces with subordination to the General Staff, formed through military registration and enlistment offices. Dot.

In addition to the ill-fated Ukraine, there are other successful examples of the creation and functioning of such armed formations.

So, in 2016, it was decided to create the Territorial Defense Forces (Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej) in Poland. Warsaw formed 18 brigades, one for each of its voivodeships. This light infantry, recruited from local residents with military training, is armed with 5,56 mm MSBS assault rifles, 9 mm VIS-100 pistols, 7,62 mm Bor sniper rifles, 7,62 mm UKM-2000P machine guns , 40-mm grenade launchers, FlyEye reconnaissance UAVs and Warmate kamikaze drones, 60-mm LMP-2017 mortars and FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank systems. Defending their land in pre-prepared positions, such highly motivated local infantry can create a lot of problems for the enemy. Note that, unlike Ukraine, the Polish Teroborona does not have a bad reputation.

Not everyone knows, but long before Ukraine and Poland, in 2002, our allied Belarus created its own Territorial Defense Forces (TerO). The reason was the experience that was taken from the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya. Minsk decided that the small Belarusian army needed additional forces capable of resisting enemy saboteurs, guarding the rear, and, if necessary, waging a guerrilla war. The Teroborona of the Republic of Belarus can also perform certain combined-arms tasks together with the Armed Forces, carry out rescue and emergency recovery work. The strength of the Belarusian Territorial Defense Troops reaches 120, which is twice the size of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. The TerO is recruited from local residents of the respective administrative-territorial units who have served in the army and is represented by rifle battalions and rifle companies. In wartime, operational management is carried out by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In other words, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Taking into account the obvious shortage of ground forces of the RF Armed Forces for such a huge country as ours, it makes sense to create our own Territorial Defense Forces at least in all border regions. The Russian TerO will be able to perform a wide range of tasks to protect the state border, control transport links, protect critical infrastructure, combat saboteurs and gangs, etc.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 4 May 2022 14: 19
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    The Russian TerO will be able to perform a wide range of tasks to protect the state border, control transport links, protect critical infrastructure, combat saboteurs and gangs, etc.

    And do you propose to reduce those who perform these functions now or do you want to create parallel structures?
    For example, as far as I remember, the FSB is engaged in border protection in our country, the protection of railway bridges, railway stations, etc. is carried out by the FGP VO ZhDT of Russia (Departmental Security of the Federal Agency for Railway Transport).
    God forbid such "initiatives" seize power, create them in a legislative frenzy.
    And yes, what other "trap" has Russia fallen into again?
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 4 May 2022 14: 54
      -2
      And do you propose to reduce those who perform these functions now or do you want to create parallel structures?

      Have you heard of interdepartmental cooperation?

      For example, as far as I remember, the FSB is engaged in protecting borders,

      Are they able to guard the entire length of the border, for example, with Kazakhstan?

      railway stations and others.

      Are these the ones who were supposed to guard the bridge in the Kursk region, which was destroyed by the UkroDRG?

      God forbid such "initiatives" seize power, create them in a legislative frenzy.

      God forbid, people like you stay there. Then the end of the country is final.

      And yes, what other "trap" has Russia fallen into again?

      That's what I'm talking about. See previous paragraph. He does not even understand the "guardian" what he is talking about.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 4 May 2022 16: 39
        +1
        Have you heard of interdepartmental cooperation?

        I heard yes Do you want to create another department so that it would establish interaction?

        Are they able to guard the entire length of the border, for example, with Kazakhstan?

        Do you think you are not capable? Well, demand an increase in staffing. Or will border guards guard part of the border, and partisans part?

        Are these the ones who were supposed to guard the bridge in the Kursk region, which was destroyed by the UkroDRG?

        Is not a fact No. You are a lawyer, you probably understand what is included in their competence.

        Artificial structures and others strategic facilities, with the exception of objects subject to protection by units of the troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation

        http://zdohrana.ru/po-oxrane-obektov.html

        Probably they themselves rode the train, they saw that not every bridge was guarded.


        If there is a need to protect all bridges, then it is necessary to increase the staff. In this case, probably not even they should provide security, but military units. Professionals must fight professionals. Departmental guards are more likely for peacetime, here it is more like a front line. Probably the guards will not be enough, if you distribute weapons to people recruited from the street, they will be no better than them.

        God forbid, people like you stay there. Then the end of the country is final.

        First, I'm not there and never was. Secondly, that today Russia is dying like never before, you report regularly. But somehow the disaster has not yet happened.

        That's what I'm talking about. See previous paragraph. He does not even understand the "guardian" what he is talking about.

        Maybe a respected "fighter against the regime" will still condescend to explain?
      2. zloybond Offline zloybond
        zloybond (steppenwolf) 4 May 2022 19: 29
        +2
        yes everything is correct. Border guards, National Guard, Ministry of Internal Affairs, .... paramilitary, ... Cossack corps ...
        It is enough to increase the number. It's just that not everyone does it the right way. If bridges should be guarded, then in reality they didn’t put up guards in dangerous directions.
        There is no patrolling. There are no posts. Celebrating one or the other. It makes no sense to make 10 additional structures. It is necessary to increase the number. And so - this is still command, headquarters, positions, shoulder straps - parasites ....
        As a result, for 100 servicemen, there are again 20 idle bosses. To each adjutant, an office, a car with a flashing light .... a nurse ...
        And then create rear services for this case, and so on, so on, so on.
        Why was the National Guard created? If not enough - add a battalion or regiment, a brigade as part of the districts.
        It's just that under each new structure a bunch of accustomers will still feed.
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 4 May 2022 15: 58
      +1
      As the special military operation showed, we have a number of problems and the lack of territorial defense units is one of the most important, this has already been said more than once or twice, but this issue is very acute and it cannot be solved with one chatter, another important problem, this is the absence of a structure with the functions of SMERSH, in the current situation such a structure is simply necessary, it will be of paramount importance.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 4 May 2022 16: 44
        +2
        As the special military operation showed, we have a number of problems and the absence of territorial defense units is one of the most important, this has already been said more than once or twice, but this issue is very acute and cannot be solved with one chatter, another important problem is the lack of a structure with the functions of SMERSH, in the current situation such a structure is simply necessary, it will be of paramount importance.

        Excuse me, is this your personal opinion? And it’s not entirely clear who showed who determined it request (If I'm not joking, the question is in all seriousness yes ).
        Which functions of SMERSH, in your opinion, are not assigned to the existing power structures?
      2. zloybond Offline zloybond
        zloybond (steppenwolf) 4 May 2022 19: 33
        +2
        SMERSH does not make sense if there are inviolable figures - even obviously hostile ones.
        Chewbachups is a clear example. And such figures darkness.
        A person came up with a proposal to transfer a list of accounts and persons (agents of influence) - I had to persuade them to get busy - they are afraid of not simple figures ....
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 May 2022 14: 27
    +5
    that in Ukraine the Russian army fell into a "trap" set up by the Anglo-Saxons. Most of our Ground Forces are now bogged down in Eastern Ukraine for an indefinitely long time, and South, Western and Central are still ahead.

    If all entrances (cars and railways) in Western Ukraine from other states were blocked, then there would be no trap. The US would do just that. They would also bomb TV towers and communication towers. Even in the last war, the partisans tried to destroy the ways for the arrival of equipment, fuel and shells. Not that the Russian Federation is learning from the United States.
    The Cossack units - this was the very therodefense. Who prevents the revival of the Cossack troops? Sverdlov and Trotsky in the government?
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 4 May 2022 14: 56
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      If all entrances (cars and railways) in Western Ukraine from other states were blocked, then there would be no trap. The US would do just that. They would also bomb TV towers and communication towers. Even in the last war, the partisans tried to destroy the ways for the arrival of equipment, fuel and shells. Not that the Russian Federation is learning from the United States.

      What is not done is not done.

      The Cossack units - this was the very therodefense. Who prevents the revival of the Cossack troops? Sverdlov and Trotsky in the government?

      Nothing like this. the Cossacks were a service class in the Republic of Ingushetia. Now there is no class division in the Russian Federation.
      The Cossack units will eventually turn into organized crime groups under the roof of local governors and oligarchs.
      No separate Cossack troops are needed. We need a normal new kind of troops within the structure of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
      Everything has long been invented and worked out.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 4 May 2022 16: 59
        +3
        The Cossack units will eventually turn into organized crime groups under the roof of local governors and oligarchs.
        No separate Cossack troops are needed.

        Will the terrorist defense undoubtedly avoid this fate? Only crystal clear morally people will get there?

        We need a normal new type of troops within the structure of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

        What other new kind of troops do you need? Are you trying to reinvent the wheel? Security company, have you heard such a phrase? The object is taken under guard, the soldiers are posted at the posts, the officers organize and check the service. There is nothing new here. Those who served in the army almost without exception know what a guard is. A number of facilities in the country are guarded by units of the National Guard.
        1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 47
          -2
          You, guardians, are the same enemies of my country as the liberals. Just two sides of the same coin. Once again I was convinced.

          Will the terrorist defense undoubtedly avoid this fate? Only crystal clear morally people will get there?

          And how does the Russian Guard avoid this, and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and the police?

          What other new kind of troops do you need? Are you trying to reinvent the wheel?

          invent? Everything has long been invented and works. For example, in allied Belarus.

          Security company, have you heard such a phrase? The object is taken under guard, the soldiers are posted at the posts, the officers organize and check the service. There is nothing new here. Those who served in the army almost without exception know what a guard is. A number of facilities in the country are guarded by units of the National Guard.

          Yeah. And where were they when the UkroDRG blew up the bridge in the Kursk region?
          Will the security company forces be enough to block 1300 km of the border with Kazakhstan?
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 5 May 2022 13: 45
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            You, guardians, are the same enemies of my country as the liberals. Just two sides of the same coin. Once again I was convinced.

            Another one who wants to stick a label? As I understand it, you are trying to associate me with a certain group of people and on this basis write down as enemies?
            You read your advice, then what you require, if it happens, then you criticize for that.

            And how does the Russian Guard avoid this, and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and the police?

            In short, candidates are selected, study their biography, information about the presence of a criminal record, undergo a psychologist, then a probationary period. It is strange to hear such questions from a person who positions himself as a lawyer.

            invent? Everything has long been invented and works. For example, in allied Belarus.

            Is there a terrorist defense there?

            Yeah. And where were they when the UkroDRG blew up the bridge in the Kursk region?
            Will the security company forces be enough to block 1300 km of the border with Kazakhstan?

            Where were you? Probably in the same place where in 1941 the NKVD bodies when saboteurs seized and blew up bridges.
            Do you seriously think that the security company guards the border with Kazakhstan? What are you talking about? Well, send a hundred partisans from the terrorist defense there, will they save the border better?
  3. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 4 May 2022 15: 15
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    Previously, it was called: "people's militia", and now: "territorial defense".
    Regarding the specific situation: “Unfortunately, we don’t have magic recipes, but the Forces could well help the army men” ... Ukrainian volunteers.
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 52
      -1
      Previously, it was called: "people's militia", and now: "territorial defense".

      These are different things. The people's militia is the people's militia, the irregulars. TerO is a branch of the armed forces within the RF Armed Forces.
  4. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 4 May 2022 15: 23
    +4
    That's it, it's too late to drink Borjomi with "territories", because we, not knowing and not assuming the ford, as always, immediately poked ourselves into the water, and now what? Do you think that China is our friend, comrade and brother? So no, he himself is waiting on a tree when the corpse of some enemy floats by, and there’s nothing to say about Japan-mother, she’s already ready for war with us, and slippery Turkey will not miss hers, and ours will still fuss former Central Asian "fraternal" republics, and there is no hope for But father, and they will all tear our Mother Russia to pieces, so no matter who here is hysterical about the non-use of tactical nuclear weapons, they say, it's only madmen who want this, but without We can’t do without it. The use of tactical nuclear weapons is not the end of the world with a nuclear apocalypse, you just need to use barrage strikes with these weapons wisely, creating a medium-sized nuclear conflict. almost everyone is alive and well there, and they idolize the Americans for it. Guys, think with your brains, we have no other way out, or then we need to call Chubais "to the kingdom", who will surrender all of Russia, with all the people they don't need, Uncle Sam , which will allow the Ukrainian Bandera people the right of the "first night", or "crystal knives" throughout Russia, and then the Volga and the Yenisei and Lena will overflow their banks from the Russian blood .... This is me, hypothetically, for thought, otherwise we are used to throwing hats on everyone, but apparently "short chain mail", not God forbid, of course.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 4 May 2022 16: 12
      +1
      Our President clearly and specifically stated why we need a world in which there will be no Russia, and he is a thousand times right, if God forbid it is ever needed, then you need to be prepared for any development of events, but of course this is only in the most extreme if there are no other options left.
  5. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
    gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) 4 May 2022 16: 29
    +1
    I believe we have enough units in the Russian Federation to carry out tasks of any direction. You just need interaction and coordination. It makes no sense to militarize the country. It is necessary to cultivate respect for work, for workers. and, of course, to be vigilant, in an era greedy for our wealth.
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 45
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      I believe we have enough units in the Russian Federation to carry out tasks of any direction.

      no way? Well, SVO does not end?

      It makes no sense to militarize the country.

      Have you not yet realized that a real war is being waged against Russia by the NATO bloc? Further escalation is inevitable. The war will reach everyone in the end.
  6. Kade_t Offline Kade_t
    Kade_t (Igor) 4 May 2022 16: 36
    +2
    The formation of the TerO is an inevitable necessity, it is already clear that the vast territory of our country will continue to be subjected to constant attacks, each inhabitant must be ready to defend their land and their home, and this requires elementary army training, such as courses at the bases of military units , this is the work of military registration and enlistment offices, first of all, with our weapons legislation, a huge mass of ordinary citizens have never held a machine gun in their hands, without preparation and elementary discipline they will simply crush us, nuclear weapons are wonderful, but on the ground many simply do not know how to protect themselves and their families.
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 46
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      Quite right. Pay attention to who strongly opposes an absolutely sound idea, which has already been implemented in countries that were preparing to fight - Ua, Poland and Belarus.
  7. alspas Offline alspas
    alspas (Alexander) 4 May 2022 16: 46
    +1
    An alarmist, it’s disgusting to read, he didn’t even finish reading, during the war they put such people against the wall, and they did it right. fool
  8. Alexey Komarov Offline Alexey Komarov
    Alexey Komarov (Alexey Komarov) 4 May 2022 19: 27
    +1
    And what is the Cossacks for? During conflicts, equip them (all hunters should be) with service weapons and set tasks! We wanted to help the Fatherland, go ahead !!!
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 09: 01
      -1
      There is no Cossacks after the abolition of class division. These are all local initiatives. You can't give them weapons.
      If the descendants of the Cossacks want to serve, let them sign a contract and go to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation or the National Guard.
  9. lomograph Offline lomograph
    lomograph (Igor) 4 May 2022 19: 46
    +1
    What else is Teroborona? There is the Ministry of Defense, there is the National Guard, there is the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and if there are not enough personnel (and there is always not enough), then there is a mobilization resource.
    Why produce structures?
    Is it possible to please a dear little man and create an army-team for him ... but only this has nothing to do with defense.
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 59
      -1
      What else is Teroborona? There is the Ministry of Defense, there is the National Guard, there is the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and if there are not enough personnel (and there is always not enough), then there is a mobilization resource.
      Why produce structures?

      This means increasing staff and increasing costs. TerO is created at the place of residence and can increase the number precisely for specific tasks.
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Alexander) 5 May 2022 10: 48
        +1
        The US National Guard, these are weekend soldiers who work somewhere, and on weekends, twice a month, come to military training camps and receive an additional payment from the US Department of Defense for this. This is cheaper than maintaining a staff of cops, as in the Russian Federation, where there are already 2 million of them, more than soldiers and there is no need for so many of them, but the army can be increased. Civilian girls can also issue documents for hunting weapons ...
  10. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 4 May 2022 21: 42
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    Here you can refer to the experience of Israel, where everyone has a machine gun, a bulletproof vest and a supply of ammunition at home ... In the Russian Federation, weapons can already be issued to hunters and involved in garrison and counter-terrorism service.
  11. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 5 May 2022 07: 14
    -2
    We don't have enough bureaucratic structures, we have nowhere to put our generals? Need to create another headquarters, another structure of warehouses, stocks and other things? Wake up, brad
  12. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 45
    -2
    Quote from alspas
    An alarmist, it’s disgusting to read, he didn’t even finish reading, during the war they put such people against the wall, and they did it right. fool

    I hate reading your comment. You would be the first to put against the wall.
  13. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 54
    -1
    Quote from Lomograf
    What else is Teroborona? There is the Ministry of Defense, there is the National Guard, there is the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and if there are not enough personnel (and there is always not enough), then there is a mobilization resource.
    Why produce structures?
    Is it possible to please a dear little man and create an army-team for him ... but only this has nothing to do with defense.

    You seem to have explained everything in the article. If you don't understand, re-read. If you don't understand again, it's useless.
  14. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 May 2022 08: 55
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    Quote: faiver
    We don't have enough bureaucratic structures, we have nowhere to put our generals? Need to create another headquarters, another structure of warehouses, stocks and other things? Wake up, brad

    Out of personal dislike for the author, are you ready to decry everything that he writes, even things that are undeniably useful for the country?
    Shame on you and disgrace. No.
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 5 May 2022 09: 29
      -1
      Seryozha, despite your mind and education, you are not carried away childishly, and I have no personal hostility towards you, you just rush from one extreme to another, cool down and everything will be fine with you ... hi
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  15. SIT Offline SIT
    SIT (Stas) 7 May 2022 20: 37
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    In Syria, the Basmachi did not meddle in settlements where there were self-defense units. It is hard to fight with them, because. they have houses and families behind their backs, and it makes no sense to surrender to them, because. understand that they will not be left alive. In the same place where self-defense was not filmed, all those videos that you saw on the network with cutting off heads and other show-offs. Of course, you can count on the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the FSO, the Russian Guard, etc., but they will be tasked primarily with protecting and protecting the estates and junk of those who de facto own the country. The rest of them will give a shit. The work of saving the drowning is the work of the drowning themselves (C)