Were there Soviet troops in the Vietnam War?

Were there Soviet troops in the Vietnam War?


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Started to send large numbers of military ground troops and Air Force units this was because of the Gulf of Tonkin incident where North Vietnamese torpedo boat allegedly attacked the USS Maddox the Events of 1964 started a trend that saw the United States deploy ever-increasing numbers of troops to directly fight the North Vietnamese Army and the Viacom by 1969 the United States had 534 thousand military personnel deployed in the Vietnam theatres of war Alongside them were also a significant number of troops from its allies including those from Laos Cambodia South Korea, Thailand, Australia Taiwan the Philippines and New Zealand Against this backdrop the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China started to increasingly support the North Vietnamese Communist government as they hope to expand the number of communist states in Asia Unlike the American involvement the Soviet Union’s engagement in the Vietnam War was highly secretive However, what can be gathered is that they gave direct and indirect aid to the North Vietnamese on a vast scale? But stop short of putting actual Soviet combat troops onto the front lines Prior to the Gulf of Tonkin incident Soviet interest in North Vietnam had been minimal barring the obligatory communist solidarity however the increasing presence of America in the region led to the Soviet Union Fearing that the balance of power in the region set by the Geneva Accords could be disturbed The Soviets also feared that if North Vietnam fell to the Americas they would lose prestige Amongst the ongoing and often communists led decolonization struggles in the third world Moreover following the sino-soviet split the Soviets sought to increase their influence in Vietnam at the expense of China Therefore under the new leadership of Chairman Leonid Brezhnev the Soviets gave vast amounts of equipment to the North Vietnamese to assist with their war effort by 1969 the Soviet Union replaced China as North Vietnam biggest supporter and was supplying Ho Chi Minh’s government with around one and a half billion dollars worth of aid annually They supplied Ho Chi Minh’s government with small arms including huge numbers of Russian made Ak-47 assault rifles they also supplied tanks jet aircrafts helicopters trucks artillery guns and medical expertise The Soviets even trained North Vietnamese personnel in the Soviet Union at various military schools and academies Moreover around 2000 Soviet advisers were stationed in Vietnam assisting with radar and anti-aircraft installations Typical weapons supplied were the pt-76 amphibious light tanks supersonic mig-21 interceptors man portable RPG – recoilless rocket launchers an s60 57-millimeter anti-aircraft guns It’s estimated that by the late 1960s as much as 75% of all military and technical equipment being supplied to the north vietnamese army was of Soviet origin And over 10,000 Soviet military personnel were either stationed in Vietnam or visited there as observers throughout the conflict However, it should be remembered that the assistance given by the Soviets paled in comparison to that given by the Americans to the South Vietnamese The Soviet aid was hampered by the great distance and had to travel to get to Vietnam As it could not pass through China following the sino-soviet split. It had to travel 7,500 miles oversea from ports in Eastern Europe Moreover Soviet and Eastern European ships heading for Vietnam were often trailed by American airplanes or navy boats Similarly the sea roof was high-risk During the American bombings of Haiphong Soviet ships were hit so these sailors were wounded Most of what the Soviets supplied was given as eight Whereas the equipment and weapons supplied by the Chinese was given in the form of a loan with deferred long-term payments It should be noted that prior to the increase in Soviet assistance. The Chinese were greatly involved in assisting North Vietnam 1967 around 170,000 Chinese soldiers were stationed in North Vietnam far more than the total number of Soviet troops ever stationed in the country However, for a variety of reasons Chinese aid to Vietnam rapidly declined for one the North Vietnamese embroiled in a struggle for national Self-determination were reluctant to accept aid from China a country that for centuries claims suzerainty over Vietnam Which only ended following French colonization? Moreover by the end of the 1960’s the debilitating effects of Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution on China’s economy Forced them to scale back their assistance Soviet advisors were stationed in Vietnam to help counter the escalation of the u.s Bombing campaign that gained momentum from 1965 onwards with Operation Rolling Thunder an operation Arclight To assist the North Vietnamese the Soviets supplied and trained North Vietnamese soldiers to use anti-aircraft equipment Including the highly advanced ineffective sa-2 guideline surface-to-air missile The majority of anti-aircraft guns and missile sites in North Vietnam were thought to have been initially manned by Soviet advisers This was because the Soviets didn’t have enough time to train the North Vietnamese before Operation Rolling Thunder During 1965 in 1966. They down 48 American aircraft however, while Soviet soldiers were authorized to engage the enemy they were officially designated as military experts so that the government could Claim that no Soviet troops had served in the Vietnam War This was even extended to Soviet pilots who were permitted to replace Vietnamese pilot casualties for example colonel vadim scherbakov reportedly shot down six american aircraft in 1966 While in some instances the Soviets did engage with American forces for the majority of the time they strictly perform supporting roles For example, they deployed intelligence gathering ships in the South China Sea to relay advanced warnings of American bombing raids Which proved to be quite effective? There were also rumors of American soldiers encountering North Vietnamese units on the front line Accompanied by european-looking men with blue eyes and different uniforms many Americans believed. These were Soviet Special Forces advisers It’s also thought that the Soviet Spetsnaz GRU the Special Forces controlled by the Soviet military intelligence attacked a secret American base in Cambodia, which borders Vietnam in 1968 The base had been used by the Americans for reconnaissance missions and rescuing downed pilots The Soviet secret forces destroyed the Americans new Cobra attack helicopters stationed there which were just starting to enter service at the time While there’s no concrete proof to prove whether these Russian actions actually Occurred the Soviets did have KGB officers stationed in North Vietnam who are engaged in processing and disseminating information Also, they analyzed down American planes or captured weaponry to assess the strengths of the enemy therefore It was common to see Soviet intelligence agents or technicians examining downed b-52 bombers or f4 phantom fighters Sometimes these agents would send back intact items to Russia where they could be taken apart and assessed more fully It is known that this was the fate of several captured American f5 freedom fighter jet aircrafts towards the end of the war The different approaches by the Americans and Soviets in the Vietnam War can best be understood By looking at the casualty figures for the conflict It’s estimated that over the course of the war around 58,000 US military personnel were killed and over 300,000 wounded in Comparison the total number of Soviet Union military personnel killed was stated to be just 16 Subscribe and click the notification bell for more Vietnam War videos You

100 Comments on "Were there Soviet troops in the Vietnam War?"


  1. Marine super sniper Hathcock took out at least one Russian senior advisor officer iirc…or maybe he was Chinese???

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  2. 5:53 overall, the narrations of this channel’s productions have been excellent, but you really botched ‘sovereignty’ in this one. “Soozehrinty??”

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  3. Okay guys. It's okay to be white. I know that's hard to understand with the brainwashing going on. Russians do look Russian and want to stay that way, that's why they're cautious with the West during it's decline.

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  4. My main issue with this channel is that they never go into enough depth, it's like having a wikipedia summary with a small bit of nice animation.. It would be better if they went into more depth on topics.

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  5. There ist a NSA Paper Form 2005 thats telling Vietnamese Torpedo boats never attacked US ships! It s a false flag Mission and you arent telling the truth…

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  6. The raid on the US base in Cambodia was a true fact, not only did the Russian government leak confirm this but the Cobra attack helicopter they stole from the base was confirmed to still be in Russia.

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  7. The same thing US did to Soviets in Afghanistan during the Soviet Afghan war… Pay back the exact same price with the same coin they played on them

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  8. Little known fact: Canadians also fought in Cambodia in a secret division with the Americans. I didn't know until I met my Stepfather who fought in Cambodia with American Allies. He said he was more part of the cleanup crew after the war though.

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  9. A full minute of advertsing is pissing me off, i dont mind youtubers making omoney but stop the excessive shilling ffs

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  10. American soldier: Sees a botle of vodka.
    accidentaly breaks it
    Also american soldier: Why did the trees reloaded their AK-47?

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  11. Soviet Union didn't typically tell the truth when it came to casualties, so 16 seems a little fishy. I mean, Chernobyl was reported to only kill 31 people back in '86 and when the Russian government kept getting hassled over it they raised the official count.

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  12. Instead of world of world ships sponsoring this is should be grandpa donating his pennies. Plus the free nam flash backs

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  13. In the memoir Papa Bravo Romeo the PBR boat crew did transport Navy Seals who they heard was looking for a 'white man with blonde hair' going around with the Vietcong in the Mekong river area and thought it was a Russian advisor. The author speculated it was some American turncoat because sometimes at night they would hear an English-speaking guy playing tricks on their radio requesting for evac and when a helicopter would arrive at the scene it would get ambushed and blown up. They never found out who it was but he believed it was not Russian but an American who sided with the enemy.

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  14. All that aid and help from the soviets and they still couldn’t push us out. It took Nixon to do that. Maybe there was collusion in ‘68 between the Nixon campaign and the soviets/north Vietnamese governments? Hmm. LOL! Aid from china would have been a joke. Soviet pilots flew in kore and the way we knew thatbesides sometimes being close enough to see the pilot was that they could actually fly their MiG’s like they stole ‘em. Haha. i.e. comparable to US pilots in ability.

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  15. Not only soviet soldiers were supporting the North Vietnam. Soldiers from Warsaw Pact were involved also, for example Richard Kuklinski from Poland (who was later working for the US government as spy).

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  16. Somewhere in Vitnam:

    US Soldier: Yo dude do u hear that behind the trees?
    Behind the tree: RAZ RAZ ETA HARDBASS!!!!

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  17. If Japan never Got rid of its military this would happen meanwhile in Vietnam Sarge I don’t know how much longer we can hold him Japanese soldiers let us introduce ourselves

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  18. Basically the Russians plan was smarter. They didn't have their soldiers out there taking heavy casualties

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  19. 2:50 LOL, The Soviets were afraid of the domino theory too. It would be funny if so many people hadn't died in that unnecessary war. The worst war crime of that war is that we learned nothing from it. Forty years later we start another unnecessary war over "alleged" reasons.

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  20. would like to hear more about the Soviet hero`s who were stationed in Vietnam, and participated in defending the Vietnamese from the US imperialists.
    Like the Soviet fighter pilot.

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  21. 4:02 ty music is gonna kill me I’m not joking, plz reply and tell me what he said until the music ends cuz I skipped the song.

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  22. imagine being a 17 year old American stomping through the harsh jungle on your last day on tour and from one of the bushes you hear "TIME TO GET SERIOUS!"

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  23. Thanks to the Soviets, the Vietnam war of Independence and liberation was a huge success against Imperialist USA.58,000 US lost their lives for bankers, and warmongers in the defense industry.

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  24. American soldier: wut why is there soviets?!
    American commander: how long did u sleep last night private?

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