There was little entertainment in the military town at one of the naval arsenals … Due to the remoteness of the military unit from any centers of civilization, dismissals were not practiced as such. There were only trips to the cinema on Saturdays and Sundays. Often they brought something Indian for some reason, five times they watched "Zita and Gita", "Bobby" seems to be "Invincible". It was during such a trip that everything happened.
On Saturday evening the film show dragged on, and the company quietly lined up and, trying not to stomp too much (there were also "civilians" in the town), headed to the location. And, one must think, they showed something that time, which made the personnel relaxed, and, as they say, "passed … a flash." The company commander who was "in charge" that weekend, it is not clear with what fright he suddenly gave the command: "Rrotha, start singing!" And the time was late. And then something terrible happened … the company was silent! Then no one could say why … whether because the evening was warm, summer, not "military" at all, or because many heads were visited by a generally sensible thought: "Cho, however, scream in the middle of the night ? " One way or another, the company was silent, and the starley considered it a "riot on the battleship Potemkin." "They accompanied the silent procession to the very parade ground … On the parade ground, the company commander walked along the line with a tiger, apparently, choosing censorship words for the dialogue, (I must say, he had a strange habit, in" extreme "situations he spoke exclusively literary, referring to" YOU “even to the malicious“aviators.”In the ensuing short speech, the company commander noted the successes achieved by the fighters in their desire to turn into the notorious sexual organ, and ended with a phrase, for some reason memorable, and after 32 years later,“I will arrange a black terror for you!”But, being a politically literate officer, he corrected himself “No, RED TERROR!” “The silence of the lambs” became downright ominous … The threat was not clear to anyone, and that is why it was more terrifying than usual … The most physically prepared sailors suddenly remembered tomorrow's physical training. a good hand-to-hand fighter, and had about the same hands and feet, somewhere at the level of an adult chimpanzee, and his blow was delivered. a galley, in order to sit out the bad times peeling potatoes, and some remembered the delights of manually scooping up a summer latrine … The threat of total destruction hung over everyone. No one wanted to retreat: the company was stubbornly silent, the company commander wheezed "Sing!"
At about one o'clock in the morning, the action was interrupted by a duty officer who personally arrived at the parade ground. But that was not the end, Silent stomping on the parade ground continued until 17:00 the next day. All this time, everyone who had such an opportunity visited the parade ground in order to personally be present in this circus of horror and absurdity. At 17:03, the completely maddened elder left home for supper, promising to continue beating the babies a little later. Disheartened sailors scattered around the cockpit, discussing at once the gloomy prospects of further service. And suddenly (well, as in a fairy tale without this), a command cut through the pretty shattered nerves of the personnel: "Company, Attention! Company on duty at the exit!" And all would be fine, but the orderly yelled as if everyone beloved, but at that time, alas, the deceased, the secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, accompanied by Sabrina and Samantha Fox, "in negligee", had arrived in the company. The miracle turned out to be not so grandiose, but also very, very, very.
Rear-Admiral Poluyanov, the head of the arsenal, an extremely respected person for his benevolent attitude towards the "lower ranks" and merciless exactingness towards fellow officers, received the report from the crazed company officer. The very appearance of the admiral in the company cockpit was an event out of the ordinary … At the end of the report, a completely unexpected question followed: "What is the company doing in the cockpit, instead of being in the cinema?" After listening to the explanations of the duty officer, the admiral very correctly expressed a desire to immediately see the company where it was supposed to be at a given time. To immediately clarify the situation, I will say that the year was 1985, then for the first time, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Victory, the film "Battle for Moscow" was shown in all cinemas. Viewing was mandatory for the servicemen, and the moratorium on cinema announced by the company commander was drawn, if not to treason, then to undermine the authority of the party and political nihilism - for sure!
Driven by the cries of sergeants, the marines rushed down the stairs … (I just want to write, "stumbling and trampling down the fallen …") and, hastily lined up, disappeared in the direction of the cinema.
I know about the future only from the words of the company officer on duty … The company commander, who returned from supper, did not find anyone on the spot except a daily outfit, and didn’t jump out of his mind for a small matter: grabbing the phone, he demanded to connect it with the head of the arsenal in order to immediately understand what had happened. However, they did not connect him with the rear admiral - the chief was not great, but they connected him with the political officer of the arsenal, capraz Sumbaev, who very clearly explained to the company commander the essence of what he had done, finally promising the latter a transfer with a promotion to battalion commander somewhere no closer to the ZFI. This is how it all ended, the company commander left the thought of roughly punishing the "singing" company, and the latter considered it better not to remind about it in any way. This is such a victory of ideology over one-man management.