On September 12, while in the Dagestan village of Botlich, Vladimir Putin denied rumors of an “unspoken ban” for Caucasians studying in military schools. “There is no such thing, and it cannot be.” He said. Fighters from the Caucasus are doing well in Syria, the president said.
“Syria is a Muslim country and the presence of our Muslim troops there is extremely important because it is credible among the local population,” he said. But the not only religious community is the dignity of Caucasian fighters in Syria – courage, professionalism, love for the motherland – these are their inalienable qualities, Putin believes. The number of rumors and dirty statements related to the Caucasus has increased dramatically recently. There is another attempt to “swing the Caucasus” and sow discord between Caucasians and Russians. What is worth only the information company around the anniversary of the tragedy of Beslan. Streams of dirt pouring on the special forces in this regard, spread by the Western media. Our “homegrown” liberals are not far behind.
It turned out that the company “truth about Beslan” is financed in the Russian liberal media by Leonid Nevzlin – Khodorkovsky’s accomplice, hiding in Israel. But the bonds of fighting brotherhood between our peoples are not so easy to break. Even during the Great Patriotic War, more than a hundred Caucasians became Heroes of the Soviet Union. Among the defenders of the Brest fortress, shoulder to shoulder with the rest fought and 275 Chechen fighters. All of them died but did not surrender to the enemy. So the feat of the Botlich militias has strong roots. And the names of our contemporaries of the hero of Pristina Ruslan Aushev and unbroken by militants Magomed Nurbagandov are known to any Russian, regardless of nationality. Chechen special forces are fighting in Syria, destroying militants who hoped to reignite the war in the Russian Caucasus – his actions praised by President Putin.
“The Chechen special forces have shown their efficiency and high professionalism,” he said. Most of the Russian military police fighters in Syria are also from the Caucasus. Their activities are highly appreciated by the Syrians themselves. So it is pointless to speculate on whether the Caucasian guys of the Russian army are needed. Of course, it is necessary – and no “well–wishers” will be able to prevent it