I'm sure many of our readers do not immediately understand what I mean. Summer Lightning - the most mass and the most popular military-sports game in the USSR. It played all Soviet schoolchildren
Oh yeah! We also played "Summer Lightning". Rather, we were forced to abandon there was no way \ "- written by bloggers now in response to the call to remember about this game. And then excitedly told how they had to crawl to overcome obstacles, to fight for someone else's shoulder straps and a flag, or to find directions azimuth. And there is a certain cunning. After all, even if you play in the "heat lightning" someone and forced (in general, the usual method for the Soviet school), the share unforgettable impressions decades later - it's strictly voluntary. But it does not share ?!
\ "It was a" obyazalovke "- recognizes the popular Internet forum Galina Salakhova from Surgut. But he adds: - We have tried to enroll girls in nurse since run through underground pits with wooden rifles we were not interested. And to get out of her purse and Zelenka paint "favorite" classmate - that's the real fun of the game! \ »
\ "Divided on our team and here we are catching up, running away, hiding, \" war \ & quot; ... Searched secret maps, trying to steal the enemy's flag, in general, this strategy. And not only in school, and even in the camps was pioneering tradition at least once per shift to play \ "Zarnitsa \". Right now my son is still in school and there was never such a \ & quot ;, - writes Ian Nikulin Essentuki.
"Counselors have broken into groups, each of which tried to capture the enemy's flag, performing different tasks, searching for caches tips and hiding from the enemy, not to captured or killed. Was very fun and exciting, happy to be back at the carefree time, "- said Love Savenko from Yekaterinburg.
And that - memories of girls, and what to say about the guys, for whom "Summer Lightning" was a continuation of traditional childhood games "voynushku", as it were, the higher its level of gaming. The main thing - here clearly identifies winners and losers, whereas in the yard fights "our" always won "Nenashev" regardless of "weapons" and ingenuity.
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By the way, about the girls. It is surprising, but the founder of "Zarnitsa" was a girl - pioneer leader rural school district Perm region Krasnokamsky Zoe Krotov.
"The pioneering work was slow. For me it was new, and I kept thinking how to make it interesting? "- In our time told local newsmen Zoya. She came to the school in September 1962 on 23 February 1963, organized the traditional while the "military" review system and the songs, and the following year was determined to surprise everyone. And she succeeded.
To begin with, each class chose a local school specialization. Some of the guys turned into brave pilots, someone in the brave Marines and someone took on the role of artillery. Most failed to find a suitable uniform, good in those years with the clothing had no problems. Causing this day the boys to the board, teachers commanders gave orders: \ "Private Ivanov, to the board! Forward march! \ »
But the interesting thing started after school and solemn \ "line \", which is reminiscent of army building for divorce. All classes of schools marched went to one of the nearby hills, where under the direction of Zoe Krotova competed with each other on the obstacle course. The kids had to overcome a snow-covered minefield, barbed wire, to fight with rivals in the melee, and at the finish line to capture the battle flag of the fortress. Winners relied big cake, which they generously shared with the losers.
On the military-sports game in a rural school soon found in the regional center. Firstly, spread rapidly rave reviews from participants unusual events and their parents, and secondly, the very pioneer leader decided not to stop there, and 9 May has produced more action. Helped her in the local teacher Higher Command Engineering School, was a former pupil of the school. He brought to the village of a few soldiers, machine guns with blanks, firecrackers, field kitchen. Pupils were divided into two large \ "army \", commanded by none else but the real Colonel and General, and had something like \ "Reconstruction \" large-scale battles.
Of course, Zoe Krotova immediately instructed to extend this experience to the entire region, and in 1967 \ "Zarnitsa \" acquired Union scale. Its curators were famous marshals of the Soviet Union Ivan Bagramyan and Vasily Kazakov. Even then, the game has become part of the system of basic military training school and carried serious pedagogical function. It was believed that it brings up civic consciousness and patriotism, \ "develops team spirit, an atmosphere of mutual support and camaraderie \".
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Interestingly, the most popular game in the USSR there was no uniform rules. Organizers can select specific competitions and challenges - depending, for example, the weather, the membership, available time and equipment. It's one thing when \ "Zarnitsa \" conducted in summer camps - with the departure of a couple of days to landfills in the tents. It's quite another - when it organized during school hours and can say, \ "for show \". In this case, all the often limited to a purely sports - in running, pulling, throwing the dummy grenades. Sometimes events are held in the hall, and, at best, to a primitive set of physical culture and added competition for the assembly and disassembly of the educational machine.
If the organization \ 'Stozhatry \ "commandment really indifferent Pioneer or teacher-soldier, there is, by and large, it was difficult to limit the imagination. Children could compete in shooting accuracy and throwing grenades, speed setting camp tent, campfire, donning chemical protection suits. The girls competed as a dressing \ "wounded soldiers \" and the manufacture of the stretchers of the material at hand, the boys made the most real forced marches, using a map or tips. Often, one of the tasks became preparation \ "combat leaflets \" forces \ "field \" reporters.
But the most interesting, of course, was a game element \ "Stozhatry \" - when the students were divided into teams and \ "war \" for the flag. Not only that, it had to be taken away from the enemy, so in this case was to not lose his own banner, which was, in turn, hunted by the enemy. Special color confrontation gave melee fights, in which the enemies tried to rip each other to form fine stitches sewn cardboard epaulets. If it turned out not once, the player gets injured and he was allowed to move around the battlefield on foot. Such fighters could save the girls from \ "medical battalion \", who had the opportunity received in battle \ "wound \" in the literal sense of the patch. Ideally, all ended up being awarded the \ "military \" awards dinner and shared around the campfire - with this field porridge. The war, as they say, the war, and lunch and dinner - on schedule.
It is significant that in our time \ "Zarnitsa \" not only forgotten, but again held by activists, mostly in rural areas. Moreover, often the game include corporate program - to strengthen team spirit in large companies. Capital firm specializing in the organization of leisure, take a minimum of 150 thousand rubles. They say that the service is in demand: managers, accountants and lawyers, tying pioneer ties, with interest running through the woods in search of exciting adventures and nostalgic memories.