The Vissotoniki are used only when the situation gets tense or if they are needed for special operations.
"Vissotoniki" may be a misspelling of the Russian term "Desan'tniki", which is a common slang substantive that designates the Russian paratroopers (officially called Vozdushno-Desantnye Voiska, Airborne Parachutist Troops). This is strongly possible, since they are said to be Balalaika's old comrades in Afghanistan, and she was in the VDV; furthermore, Balalaika herself often wears a coat with light blue insignia on the collar, uses a light blue beret and her soldiers use light blue and white striped t-shirts (the typical Russian Tel'njaska): the light blue is the colour of the Airborne troops.
"Vissotoniki" is a misspelled word as stated below, a closer word by grammar and possibly by meaning would be "visotniky" which according to Russian wiktionary means a pilot trained for high-altitude flights.
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