People in a war shadow. Russian spetznaz officers.
This is a Dmitry Belyakov's project.
Dmitry is a photographer; nearly 50 trips to Chechnya in 1994-2010. In the 2008th ended a course of the portrait photo of the International center of the photo (ICP) in New York.
The 1st place in the category "Portrait" (for a series of portraits of veterans of special troops) at the competition NPPA.
Yartsev Vyacheslav Ivanovich
The captain of special troops of KGB of the USSR, group "A", from 1980 to 1991. Veteran of the Afghan campaign, participant of several anti-terrorist operations. The trainer on karate, a kickboxing and hand-to-hand fight. Ended Orthodox Sacred Tikhonovsky humanities university, the center of spiritual education of the military personnel.
Illarionov Sergey Anatolyevich
Major of special troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 7th group of a special purpose of VV Ministry of Internal Affairs "Rosich".
"Krapovy beret", veteran of two Chechen campaigns, passed a way from the private soldier to the senior assistant to the chief of a staff on the OSN No. 7 special operations.
Kvachkov Vladimir Vasilyevich
Commander of the 177th separate group of a special purpose of GRU of the General Staff.
The veteran of the Afghan campaign, was wounded. In 1989 accepted command of the 15th separate brigade of a special purpose of GRU of the General Staff in the Turkestani military district.
Plusnin Alexander Nikolaevich
Senior lieutenant of special troops of KGB of the USSR. Worked in KGB from 1974 to 1982. Operyoupolnomochenny as a part of the first set of group "A". Operative cover — the senior shift foreman of scientific research institute "Luch". Master of oriental martial arts.
The participant of the Kabul operation in December, 1979, stormed a presidential palace. Plusnin during storm carried out the main task — Hafizullah Amin's elimination.
Sergey, nickname "Alligator" Captain of special troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Veteran of both Chechen campaigns, commander of OSN No. 16 reconnaissance group. The participant of many confidential and special operations in the North Caucasus. It was twice wounded. It is awarded the order Courage.
Дроздов Юрий Иванович
Major general of KGB of the USSR, head of department "C" (illegal investigation) First head department of KGB of the USSR. One of heads of the Kabul operation, was responsible for capture of a presidential palace of Tadzh-Beck. Initiator of creation and instructor divisions of a special purpose of KGB "Vympel".
Yushkov Sergey Gennadevich
Colonel of special troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. "Krapovy beret", veteran of both Chechen campaigns, chief of RECON OSN No. 8 was among the very first group of the officers awarded by stars of Heroes of Russia for courage, shown in fights in the Kadarsky zone of Dagestan.
Emyshev Valery Petrovitch
Colonel of special troops of KGB of the USSR, group "A". In KGB worked since February 1966 till 1988. As a part of the first set of group "A" since July of the 1974th. Operative cover — the mechanic at housing. Participated at many shadow and special operations. The participant of the Kabul operation, during storm of a palace of Tadzh-Beck lost the right hand.
Kim Victor Nikolaevich
Diversionary and intelligence division of a special purpose of KGB "Vympel". The participant of the Kabul operation, stormed the General Staff of the Afghan army. In the 80th carried out confidential tasks in the countries of South East Asia. One of heads of division of a special purpose of KGB "Vympel".
Kovtun Vladimir Pavlovich
Colonel of special troops of GRU, 186th separate group of a special purpose of GRU of the General Staff. Veteran of the Afghan campaign. Had seven bullet wounds. In January the 1987th its group grasped the first samples of "Stinger" in fight. During service it was twice awarded the order the Red Star.
Andreev Yury Aleksandrovich
Center of a special purpose of FSB, management "In" ("Vympel"). The veteran of two Chechen campaigns, the participant of anti-terrorist operations in Budyonnovsk and in Moscow on Dubrovka.