Military Review

Anniversary of Ivangorod: more than 5 centuries guarding the western borders

19
Anniversary of Ivangorod: more than 5 centuries guarding the western borders



For the most western city of the Leningrad region, 22 July is a special day, and this year it is a special one, because 525 is celebrated today since its foundation. Ceremonial events and folk festivities at the outpost of the north-western border of Russia will continue until late in the evening and end with colorful fireworks. Sunny weather, performances of creative groups and military orchestra, as well as demonstration of samples of weapons and military equipment contributed to the festive mood of the townspeople.


Without exaggeration, it can be said that the presence of soldiers of the Western Military District was perceived by local residents with genuine interest. This fact is not surprising, given the tension that is caused by measures taken by the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance to strengthen the military presence near the Russian borders. What is the February trick of American soldiers, defiantly photographed in full gear, with weapons and the stars and stripes with a view of the Ivangorod fortress.

Against this background, the accusations in favor of Russia from representatives of the political establishment of Western countries of excessive aggressiveness and the existence of plans for military invasion of the territory of neighboring states look more than inappropriate. If you remember history recent armed conflicts in various parts of the world, then Russia will not figure among the instigators. On the contrary, in conditions of instability in the world, it emphasizes the defensive orientation of the ongoing military construction. In the end, the ancient fortress is a defensive structure, and the people of Ivang were once again convinced that there is someone to protect them.

However, a delegation of leaders from Narva took part in the celebration of the anniversary of Ivangorod, which confirms the possibility of maintaining good relations even in difficult times. Unfortunately, this idea is still unknown to European leaders. Who knows, maybe the Friendship Bridge someday will connect not only Ivangorod and Narva, but also Russia and Estonia? Or even wider - Russia and Europe?

At the moment there are no objective prerequisites for this. Moreover, the leadership of the Baltic countries strongly opposes such a scenario, considering it more preferable to follow the policies of the allies on Euro-Atlantic integration structures in the wake of it. And while the latter are not too concerned about establishing trusting relations with Moscow, Russia must do everything to strengthen the security of its citizens, including the residents of Ivangorod.
Author:
19 comments
Ad

Subscribe to our Telegram channel, regularly additional information about the special operation in Ukraine, a large amount of information, videos, something that does not fall on the site: https://t.me/topwar_official

Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Teberii
    Teberii 24 July 2017 06: 16
    +4
    Congratulations to the residents of Ivangorod.
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 24 July 2017 12: 53
      +2
      join in drinks I have to go there once a quarter for work, I do work, but the fortress never looked .. request Each time you approach a border post with the thought of whether or not they will let me go from Kingisepp to Ivangorod. But the Estonians, whom I brought up, had no problems with the border guards! laughing
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 24 July 2017 07: 06
    +5
    The westernmost city of the Leningrad Region - Ivangorod, from the easternmost city of the Primorsky Territory - Vladivostok, best wishes and longevity !!! drinks
  3. Olgovich
    Olgovich 24 July 2017 07: 48
    +3
    However, the delegation took part in the celebration of the anniversary of Ivangorod executives from Narva, which confirms the possibility of maintaining good neighborly relations even in difficult times

    Still: Narva is a Russian city! yes
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 24 July 2017 08: 39
      +7
      Quote: Olgovich
      Still: Narva is a Russian city!

      Yes. The name is from the Norova River. But then the Danes built a castle there.
      In the article for some reason there is no photo of the fortress request
      On one bank is Narva Castle, on the other is Ivangorod Fortress.
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 24 July 2017 08: 46
        +2
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        On one bank is Narva Castle, on the other is Ivangorod Fortress.

        Beautiful photo!

        According to the population of Narva, even now, it is mainly Russian.
        1. Anglorussian
          Anglorussian 24 July 2017 09: 20
          +2
          Ask if the residents will replace their passports with a quiet and clean (this spring) Narva and whether they will agree to a referendum No. .
          1. tforik
            tforik 24 July 2017 10: 23
            +2
            I don’t think so. I often visit Ivangorod and Narva. There, even more order, everything is cleaner, more well-groomed, more developed ..
            1. Anglorussian
              Anglorussian 24 July 2017 10: 57
              +2
              I don’t think either. fellow
            2. AKC
              AKC 24 July 2017 20: 54
              +1
              it would be nice to name the number of inhabitants in Narva and Ivangorod, and then talk about cleanliness. order and other delights! Ivangorod. it's roughly PGT. And when you admire development, you need to say thanks to the neighborhood of Narva with the Russian Federation and EU money.
          2. Olgovich
            Olgovich 24 July 2017 12: 39
            +2
            Quote: Anglorussian
            Ask if the residents will be replaced by a quiet and clean (was this spring)

            Narva your passports and whether to agree to a referendum
            West Germany is even cleaner (Baden-Württemberg, for example). And what to join them? I have been there (and in France, Denmark) many times, but I don’t want to live permanently.
            Theoretically, they will agree and passports will be replaced if there is no Donbass. They are afraid of him.
          3. Scratchy doll
            Scratchy doll 24 July 2017 14: 36
            0
            What other "passports"? Aliens? To this, a Russian passport should simply rely immediately on top of that.
            1. Anglorussian
              Anglorussian 24 July 2017 15: 31
              +1
              The few remaining non-citizens prefer to receive Estonian passports. Again, you can go to Canada without a visa. For fishing.
              1. Scratchy doll
                Scratchy doll 25 July 2017 11: 03
                0
                Prefer Russian, there fishing is closer and cheaper. Or immediately Canadian. The presence of a "non-citizen passport" should not concern the issue of obtaining other passports in any way.
          4. The comment was deleted.
  4. midshipman
    midshipman 24 July 2017 10: 23
    +5
    Happy holiday residents of Ivangorod.
    A beautiful city, often in youth was there. Then work in Moscow did not allow me to be in it, but I always tried to return to Leningrad through Ivangorod from enterprises subordinate to me in the Baltic states. And then the plane and the job. I have the honor.
  5. Tima62
    Tima62 28 July 2017 14: 42
    +1
    Quote: Anglorussian
    Ask if the residents will replace their passports with a quiet and clean (this spring) Narva and whether they will agree to a referendum No. .

    And why such a provocative question? Half of the inhabitants of Narva have Russian passports. Do you offer Estonian or Aglitz passports to Narvites?
    1. Anglorussian
      Anglorussian 28 July 2017 14: 50
      +1
      I know a few from there - they are not really waiting for the Russian world.
  6. Tima62
    Tima62 28 July 2017 14: 47
    0
    Quote: Anglorussian
    The few remaining non-citizens prefer to receive Estonian passports. Again, you can go to Canada without a visa. For fishing.

    Are you talking about Narva? Our former president also talked about Narva miners who receive 4000 euros per month.
    1. Anglorussian
      Anglorussian 28 July 2017 15: 16
      0
      And about Narva too.