What will arm the Russian Guard with tanks and heavy artillery

The dramatic events of June 23-24, 2023 put on the agenda the issue of security not only in the regions bordering Ukraine, but also in the deep rear, including Moscow. Suddenly, quite “unexpectedly”, it turned out that not only attack drones of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but also entire army columns on heavy armored vehicles can easily reach the Russian capital, and there is nothing special to stop them.


The rebellion organized by the fighters of the PMC "Wagner" did not pass without a trace for the internal political life of our country. Having learned about the approach of several columns of Prigozhin's attack aircraft to Moscow, some of the responsible persons tried to escape from it, whose names are now being established with prejudice. However, this fear is easy to understand: at the end of the sixteenth month of the NMD, the Russian capital was not ready for defense, and to defend it, everyone who was somehow trained to hold weapons in their hands had to be gathered from the pine forest. Just how bad things were can be judged by the statement of Belarusian President Lukashenko, who played a key role in negotiations with rebel leader Prigozhin:

By evening we came to the end of the negotiations. I was in a hurry, because a defense line had already been built 200 km from Moscow. Everything was collected, it was Putin who told me in the evening, as during the Great Patriotic War. And the cadets ... And the police were in reserve - one and a half thousand. That is, they collected well both in the Kremlin and near the Kremlin. It was, I think, 10 thousand defenders.

Cadets, police... Yes, there was no one and nothing to stop the Wagner attack aircraft, who had come to deal with Shoigu and Gerasimov on armored vehicles "borrowed" from the Russian Defense Ministry directly from the front. Therefore, it is not surprising that the head of the Russian Guard, Viktor Zolotov, announced the day before that his department would receive both tanks and heavy long-range weapons:

This question is very acute. Earlier, during the Chechen campaign, we had tanks. We have artillery and mortar units, we also have combat helicopters, but we do not have tanks and long-range heavy weapons. We will already introduce this into the troops, not raise the issue, but introduce it. Now we will try, it depends on funding.

How justified is this in the realities of the NWO?

Heavy weight

In numerous comments in various publications on this news Basically, they say that now it will be easier for the Russian Guard to disperse the protesters with tanks, since this structure is the successor of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. However, these insinuations do not hold water, because tanks and long-range artillery are absolutely redundant for such specific tasks. Meanwhile, the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation, as the Russian Guard is actually called, is beginning to approach the US National Guard in terms of functionality, which we will discuss in detail told earlier.

In America, the National Guard is a reserve of the armed forces, at the same time having the functions of internal troops and civil defense troops. Its fighters perform the widest range of tasks in their states, from dispersing riots to eliminating the consequences of emergencies. However, this is primarily a military formation, not a police one, and, if necessary, goes under the direct subordination of the US President, who has the right to use it abroad in order to support the US Armed Forces and Air Force. Therefore, the American National Guardsmen are armed with tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, MLRS, helicopters and even fifth-generation F-35 fighters.

In our country, the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation was actually created in 2016 as a “personal guard” of President Putin on the basis of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and other power police units - SOBR and OMON, the Special Operations Center for Rapid Response Forces and Aviation, aviation units, subdivisions of non-departmental security together with FSUE "Protection" and subdivisions of licensing and permitting work. Their main task, obviously, is the police. The number of this second army in the country was 340 thousand people, which was comparable to all the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at the time of the beginning of the NMD.

The problems of the National Guard began when, after a peaceful life, they faced the realities of a special operation. Its fighters had to participate in the NMD on an equal footing with the army units of the RF Armed Forces, and they were opposed not by some hungry miners, but by well-armed, trained and motivated units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It turned out that the small arms and light armored vehicles of the Russian National Guard are completely insufficient to fight the mechanized units of the Ukrainian army. About how its fighters had to get out using captured ATGMs, we detail told earlier.

It is quite obvious that the Russian Guard needs long-range heavy weapons and tanks not to disperse unauthorized rallies, but to confront full-fledged army units - both the Armed Forces of Ukraine and various rebels. It should be able to effectively repel the attacks of mechanized units in the deep rear of the old regions, which were previously considered Moscow and the Moscow region, and in new ones. Yes, Putin's guardsmen are not on the first line in the NVO zone, but the length of the front line is great, and it is always necessary to be prepared for a possible breakthrough of the enemy in depth.

Thus, artillery and tanks for the National Guard Troops are far from a whim, but a severe necessity. The only question is which technique would suit them better. Arguing on the topic that the Russian Guard should become more airmobile, we previously came to the conclusionthat it is not the T-72 or T-90M "Breakthrough" that are relevant for it, but rather light armored vehicles of paratroopers such as "Octopus", BMD-2, BMD-4, BTR-MD "Rakushka" and "Nona-S", with serious firepower and capable of being transported by aircraft. This will seriously increase its combat capabilities.

If Zolotov’s department claims heavy tanks such as T-90M, BMP-3, Tyulpan mortars, etc., then real combat units should be made from the National Guard, subordinating them to the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces like the American National Guard. 340 thousand trained fighters is a very serious force.
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  1. Perun61 Offline Perun61
    Perun61 (Perun) 28 June 2023 16: 39
    After the end of the SVO and an increase in the number of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, why will the tanks of the Russian Guard be needed?
    Will there be a new SVO?
    Now the National Guard is fighting only because the Russian Armed Forces lack the strength.
    But after all, according to the new reforms, the number of the RF Armed Forces will be increased, there will be no need to involve, as you say, "President Putin's "personal guard"" in the next SVO.
    Maybe it’s still worth honestly admitting that the Russian Guard needs tanks and heavy equipment for the personal protection of the president in the event of a new “mutiny”?
    1. Uncle Vlad Offline Uncle Vlad
      Uncle Vlad (Uncle Vlad) 30 June 2023 09: 31
      Before the putsch in Moscow, the KGB troops also begged for tanks. Stoyaliv Gorny in camouflage.
  2. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
    Paul3390 (Paul) 28 June 2023 16: 44
    Maybe - it is better to steer the country so that no one has a desire to revolt against the authorities? what
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 July 2023 19: 28
      In a different way, you need to steer the country so that no one has a desire to raise a rebellion, that is, to steer correctly. That's when they steer the wrong way, problems cannot be avoided, which is what we have.
  3. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 28 June 2023 17: 13
    Along the path of the IRGC, not the US National Guard. So more precisely. The US National Guard is an organized reserve of the US Armed Forces. Service in the US National Guard is voluntary and is combined with work in the main specialty. Almost an analogue of territorial defense. But the Corps of the Guards of the Islamic Revolution in terms of tasks is almost a complete analogue of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, taking into account the specifics, of course.
  4. UAZ 452 Online UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 28 June 2023 19: 46
    It is known from history that it is the Praetorians, the Life Guards and other approximate troops that act as close guards and bodyguards that pose the greatest threat to the rulers. However, in our country it is rather the FSO than the Russian Guard.
  5. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 28 June 2023 21: 12
    now it will be easier for the National Guard to disperse the protesters with tanks

    Rave. Tanks and artillery to disperse your people.
  6. Otto Davar Offline Otto Davar
    Otto Davar (Otto Davar) 28 June 2023 23: 06
    Is there anything about the National Guard in the constitution?
  7. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 28 June 2023 23: 12
    It’s probably easier to transfer tanks to the FSO to cover the aurus. And that's not enough. After all, in our time you can not trust anyone, even yourself.
  8. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 29 June 2023 05: 51
    If there are artillerymen and tankers in the Russian Guard, then why not give it. Otherwise, we will lose the technique. These specialties require training. Moreover, vocational training.
  9. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 29 June 2023 15: 14
    And where is the army in this scheme? Conscripts with a term of service of a year (one and a half), who do not participate anywhere. And the contractors who clog Upper Lars at the first shots not at the training ground? The authorities are expecting more than one "Prigozhin's rebellion" and are they preparing? So where is the army?
  10. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 29 June 2023 22: 22
    All the same, to begin with, you should decide what the National Guard is for. If, after all, this includes a reserve in case of hostilities, as it is now, then tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery are needed. In peacetime, in a limited amount, in wartime, in an expanded one, having a mob reserve of suitable equipment in peacetime.
  11. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 30 June 2023 09: 35
    Well, arm the Russian Guard with tanks.
    Zolotov will leave, Prigozhin will come 2.0.
    And in life everything will repeat itself from the beginning ....
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 July 2023 21: 49
      Actually, Zolotov, this is who, in the early service. But the main thing is that he commands the Russian Guard, moreover, he himself has Jewish roots, and so on for many main and main civil servants .. It seems that we have a hidden Khazar Khaganate in Rus' that has been robbing and spreading rot on Russians for three decades ..
  12. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 30 June 2023 16: 16
    Already in history it was - the tankers of Beria. Did not help.
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  14. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 4 July 2023 14: 39
    Power is securely strengthened by the people. In normal times, the Russian Guard is the protection of power and nothing more.