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Alexander Suvorov. The beginning of a military career

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Alexander Suvorov. The beginning of a military career



Vasily Ivanovich Suvorov, being himself a military man, his son Sasha, was preparing for civil service.

Since there is little information about Suvorov’s childhood, one can only speculate why hereditary military man, he decided to send his son along the civil line.

Maybe because during the ten-year rule of Anna Ioannovna (1730-1740), who surrounded herself with the Courland Germans, it was difficult for a Russian officer to make a career. Maybe because the boy was growing up rather frail and painful and the father did not want to let his only son go on a dangerous and difficult military path.

However, the initial parental plans have changed. Sasha, by nature very curious, as soon as he learned to read, spent days in his father’s library, which consisted mainly of historical and military literature.

The boy, plunging into a fascinating reading, mentally went with Hannibal over the Alps, went to the Indian campaign with Alexander the Great, or beat the Turks with Yevgeny of Savoy.

Moreover, this was not just a daydreaming, at a young age he carefully studied the military art of the ancient commanders, and when he arranged the toy soldiers, they fought in accordance with the disposition of Sasha Suvorov. This once was convinced by a friend of his father Abram Hannibal, with the light hand of his great-grandson, he will go down in history as "the arap of Peter the Great."

While visiting Suvorovs, he went into the room where Sasha “played” with soldiers. Starting a conversation with him, Hannibal realized that the son of Vasily Ivanovich is well acquainted with military theory. He said this to his friend: your son has a great military future. The talent that the parent could not see in his son instantly recognized Hannibal. So Pushkin’s contribution to the history of Russia by a dark-skinned general is not limited.

Sasha Suvorov, I must say, was not limited to reading books, realizing that he was in poor health, he developed his own system of hardening of the body, and thanks to this, he managed to overcome the pain.

Vasily Ivanovich obeyed Hannibal and identified his son in the Semenov regiment, his location was Semenovskaya settlement, just opposite the house of Suvorovs.


Empress Elizaveta Petrovna and Suvorov. Engraving of Taras Shevchenko

October 23 (November 3) The 1742 of the year “a minor Alexander Vasiliev the son of Suvorov” was enlisted as a soldier in the Semenov regiment. Despite the fact that entire 12 years were missed, the nobles recorded their sons for military service at their very birth, Alexander Suvorov showed brilliant results in studies and bypassed all the “military” who at the time of his admission were higher in rank.

In his studies, Suvorov never limited himself to the minimum required by the program, but he did additional work - he studied foreign languages, read fiction, wrote poems himself, and, of course, meticulously studied military art.

In his youth, he formulated the principle “It is difficult to learn - easy in battle”, and time proved its correctness, Suvorov’s military career was brilliant, and victories in the hardest battles under his command brought Russia unfading glory.
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  1. Korsar4
    Korsar4 12 November 2017 06: 36 New
    +6
    An example of Suvorov at all stages of his life - if there was a will and desire - you will achieve everything.
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 12 November 2017 07: 24 New
      +6
      Going from a soldier to a generalissimo is truly the greatest military career.
  2. Kleber
    Kleber 12 November 2017 07: 02 New
    +2
    Quote: Korsar4
    An example of Suvorov at all stages of his life - if there was a will and desire - you will achieve everything.

    Extraordinary brains and personal courage must be added to will and desire.
  3. bistrov.
    bistrov. 12 November 2017 07: 04 New
    +2
    Kutso, somehow.
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 12 November 2017 07: 12 New
      +4
      And the author has nothing special to write. About the life of Suvorov from birth to his eccentricities with the assaults of monasteries, in fact, information is zero. Even the one that is described in the article is not a fact that it really was.
      1. Cat
        Cat 12 November 2017 07: 23 New
        +4
        Yes, a number of myths about Suvorov have no "documentary" evidence, but if there is a "fairy tale", then "past" can be nearby!
        1. Kleber
          Kleber 12 November 2017 07: 38 New
          +2
          Anything can be, who argues that ...
      2. Alex1117
        Alex1117 12 November 2017 09: 20 New
        +1
        Yes, in fact, even the year of birth of Suvorov is not exactly known. Once he himself writes that he was born in 1730, another time, he, again himself, writes that he entered the service at the age of 15 and that was byoo in 1742. It goes without saying that the exact date and even the exact birthplace of our military genius is unknown. Either Moscow or not
      3. avt
        avt 12 November 2017 10: 10 New
        +2
        Quote: Kleber
        And the author has nothing special to write.

        Well here are old jokes and collects
        In his youth, he formulated the principle of “Hard in learning - easy in battle,” and time has shown its correctness,
        The author! ,, Easy to HIKE "!
    2. creak
      creak 12 November 2017 09: 51 New
      +2
      Against the background of what has already been published about Suvorov today, an article setting out well-known facts is suitable for exploring Russian history in the lower grades. But in VO, like all people are adults ...
  4. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 12 November 2017 07: 13 New
    +4
    Russia was lucky that at that difficult time she had such a genius as Suvorov.
    He brilliantly led his regiments and the Suvorov army gave Russia military victories one after another. But we did not know how to use the fruits of glorious victories. The Suvorov army was a very formidable and daring force, but went on some campaigns in order to support the “partners” who already in that era, of course, we also had them. And it would have been possible to play the “multi-way” trickier, and already the Suvorovites would have taught the valor of lousy Europeans ... But this is so seen in a century, it is clear that Russia could not have otherwise in those conditions but the chance was more firmly entrenched in Eastern Europe ...
    1. Spnsr
      Spnsr 12 November 2017 09: 48 New
      +1
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Russia was lucky that at that difficult time she had such a genius as Suvorov.
      He brilliantly led his regiments and the Suvorov army gave Russia military victories one after another. But we did not know how to use the fruits of glorious victories. The Suvorov army was a very formidable and daring force, but went on some campaigns in order to support the “partners” who already in that era, of course, we also had them. And it would have been possible to play the “multi-way” trickier, and already the Suvorovites would have taught the valor of lousy Europeans ... But this is so seen in a century, it is clear that Russia could not have otherwise in those conditions but the chance was more firmly entrenched in Eastern Europe ...

      Perhaps you are right! But! There is also a general view in which we needed the map that we see now, and not the whole Russian Empire, and Suvorov was a participant in its creation.
      As now, the creation of states from the former Soviet republics, which are needed as a subject of relations and not as a burden, which can only scream that "we fed everyone"
    2. Alex1117
      Alex1117 12 November 2017 22: 00 New
      +1
      We could well gain a foothold in all of Eastern Europe in 1813, when the exiled Napoleon offered us simply wonderful conditions. And during his second reign, we too could support Napoleon and divide Europe. In 1848, we could not intervene in the Hungarian uprising. Yes, even in 1916, the Germans offered us such conditions for getting out of the war - you will lick your fingers. The Germans themselves recognized that for them, for the Germans, these conditions were simply unthinkable. Nevertheless, they offered.
  5. Kleber
    Kleber 12 November 2017 07: 36 New
    +1
    Quote: Thunderbolt
    Russia was lucky that at that difficult time she had such a genius as Suvorov.


    Yes, genius commanders there were enough. The same Peter Rumyantsev possessed talent no less than Suvorov, but his relationship with Catherine the Great was far from the best, which did not give him a go. Support Suvorov Potemkin also played a role.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 12 November 2017 07: 40 New
    +3
    According to the meaning of the article, we look forward to continuing? ...
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 12 November 2017 08: 39 New
      +2
      In his youth, he formulated the principle “It is difficult to learn - easy in battle”, and time proved its correctness, Suvorov’s military career was brilliant, and victories in the hardest battles under his command brought Russia unfading glory.


      After such an end to the article, I would not wait for the continuation.
      The content of the article with the title generally diverges.
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 12 November 2017 11: 11 New
        +1
        That's why I wrote such a comment ... smile
  7. Karen
    Karen 12 November 2017 08: 44 New
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    If I remember correctly, we believe that the name of his mother Manukov ... And that his signature is on the map of the future of Armenia ...
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 12 November 2017 08: 50 New
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      Well, there is an assumption about the Armenian origin of his mother's surname, but there is no documented information about the origin of the Manukov clan.
    2. avt
      avt 12 November 2017 10: 15 New
      +5
      Quote: Karen
      If I remember correctly, it is believed with us that the name of his mother Manukov ...

      bully Wai Mae ! Who would doubt that ! bully All from Adamyan came. Or again, as yesterday at
      Why did you say that !? He beat the Armenian!
      about Ilyich number 2 boil?
      This is the case when thinking with your head can be harmful - you can blurt out the wrong ...
      Well, Gagauz, so maybe Gagauz, what will it disappear?
      bully
      1. Karen
        Karen 12 November 2017 11: 19 New
        +2
        Here, sometimes reading avt, the article of Melik-Shahnazaryan is often involuntarily recalled ...
        He served, therefore, one representative of their kind in the RIA. He served, as it is customary to serve with the ancient princely family - faithfully ... Once he stood in a guard dress at the entrance to the headquarters. At that time, two Russian brave lads from the list of brazen officers decided to go to the headquarters, to check their arrogance in practice ... Well, "luck" "waited" for them right at the entrance ... they began to use their vocabulary from swearing at "foreigner". But the Armenian, without further ado, shot the insolent butt on the boska, or head, well, in general, according to the hare ... The insolent, naturally, died on the spot.
        As usual in such cases in RIA, our truth-seeker was sentenced to death ... The arguments of the defense were not taken into account. The family of the truth-lover had one chance ... The Empress-mother received complaints from the population on certain days ... Entering the hall, she immediately noticed a majestic female outfit on one of the supplicants in the crowd ... approached ... began to discuss these clothes. .. Melik-Shakhnazaryan answered her that it was their family clothes ... After hearing the petitioner's request, she promised to help ... The court changed the sentence ... Then there was a parcel addressed to the Empress Mother, the same clothes and a huge diamond.
        ______
        Well, according to Ilyich N2 I’ll tell a story, but from the life of Andrei ...
        In DND, they were on duty from MGIMO, their company dragged a drunk man into the mentor ... So the duty officer attacked the students, saw several southerners among them, one of the students (without mentioning the name of the full name) got sick, and said that he would get a complaint at the university ... He began to write down the participants ... well, the next one said: Andrei Brezhnev ... The major, of course, ran out of the table and attacked the drunk on the floor, beat him ... :)
        _______
        I think interesting stories told about some of your servants ...
        1. avt
          avt 12 November 2017 14: 32 New
          +4
          Quote: Karen
          I think interesting stories told about some of your servants ...

          bully Wai Mae ! Ara! How do you draw such conclusions? Teach slobber According to the method of ,, Iron Felix "and Shylock Holmes? Well, from Conan Doyle bully Then do not offer, but most carefully with the dosage bully
          Quote: Karen
          In DND from MGIMO were on duty,

          Regularly, or out-of-staff, or, oversaw voluntary assistants "? bully
          1. stalkerwalker
            stalkerwalker 12 November 2017 14: 41 New
            +4
            Quote: avt
            supervised voluntary assistants "?

            The easiest way to practice "wringing hands" on a half-drunk hard worker under the guise of people in uniform. The main thing is that Schaub the red bandage on his hand was not lost .... laughing
          2. Karen
            Karen 12 November 2017 15: 08 New
            0
            In this company of golden youth, there are 2 more surnames known to you, children of generals ... who of their parents would allow their offspring to be included in the DND staff?
        2. Alex1117
          Alex1117 12 November 2017 20: 42 New
          +1
          According to the tale number 1. As far as the Internet says, Melik-Shakhnazarov (yang) was born in 1958. So he himself heard this tale in what generation? You have neither a year nor a place where this incident supposedly took place. Further. At the entrance to the "headquarters" they never put up just one guard. As a rule, at least two plus an officer to verify documents wishing to go to headquarters. If a soldier killed an officer, then in wartime a soldier is shot almost immediately, and a military court judges. What kind of Empress Mother? What kind of emperor is mother? Nicholas II? Alexander the Third? Alexander the Second? How did you get the idea that some of the “empress mothers" hosted the official reception of the complainants? And if she did, then how do you think, for how many months do you need to make an appointment at all for such receptions? If the action was on Kakvaz - then until someone would get to St. Petersburg, and even more so get an appointment - the sentence would be carried out 10 times. And where did you get that the “mother empress” independently intervened in the powers of the military courts? Is there any other example of such an intervention? Why would this "representative of the ancient princely family" go to serve as soldiers?
          You’re like an adult, and you believe in fairy tales. And you are trying to give them to us as truth.
          1. Karen
            Karen 12 November 2017 21: 05 New
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            Too lazy to search now ... Somehow I will call him and ask where to download everything from ... Then I will give a link.
            1. Alex1117
              Alex1117 12 November 2017 21: 43 New
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              I hope you’re not going to call political analyst Levon Grantovich Melik-Shakhnazarov?
              1. Karen
                Karen 12 November 2017 22: 17 New
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                He was going to call him ... looked at the time, decided in the morning ... Googled, found out that he was no longer alive ... I’ve been in Yerevan for 8 years now ... I didn’t know.,. Then we saw each other for the last time ... We were familiar from the 80s. :(
        3. Alex1117
          Alex1117 14 November 2017 06: 18 New
          +1
          Number 2 is also a dubious story. To begin with, because the national vigilantes did not go out on the route on their own. At least during the period under review. They were attached to regular police officers. One policeman - two or three combatants. Yes, sometimes the principle was violated. But this is the case if women came on duty who had the task of purchasing food on the route. This gave a short route with 3-4 shops along the way and, in general, forgot about them. And they didn’t go on serious routes without unaccompanied staff. Moreover, at that time in Moscow some sort of regular maniac was operating, Fisher seems. No one of the Secretary General’s grandson would have been released on an unaccompanied route.
          Here most likely the legs grow from another Brezhnev’s grandson - Leonid. But he, being a student (not Mgimo), just once got into a slightly cheerful mood and without documents at the police. And in his honest answer to the question of the police officer on duty, “Surname” got his face in the face for the first time. The second time I got in the face for answering the question "Name". But in the end, after some time he was given a call to his mother.
          1. Karen
            Karen 14 November 2017 09: 23 New
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            This is the case when not a fairy tale, but a reality ... first-hand information. He also spoke about their student squad from MGIMO ... I don’t remember about Andrei there, but I definitely remember about one son of the general, and in details.
            _____
            According to Ilyich N2, I’ll throw more info ... No documents, just a story of a woman from the Central Exhibition Center of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs. She said that Churbanov once ordered that the most important crime information be erased on magnetic media ...
            ... Just like in 2008, when, under the guise of reorganization, we got rid of an array of operational data.
            1. Alex1117
              Alex1117 14 November 2017 22: 00 New
              +1
              Then this is not DND, but a student opera detachment. There was also such a form of assistance to the police in maintaining order. Student operative teams operate either on the territory of their universities (if the universities had their own territory), as well as near it. Well, they ensured order at various Komsomol events. But if there was no Andrei Brezhnev, but there was some kind of “son of a general” - then your speech generally lost all its sharpness. In Moscow at that time several thousand generals were registered. And each has children and grandchildren.
              1. Karen
                Karen 14 November 2017 22: 26 New
                0
                About the construction team, I wrote about the summer job ... I just remember from the story about the son of the general.
                And about the major and the drunk - it’s about Andrey, I repeat, this is from the words of the participant of that event, 30 years ago he amused his story ... About the son of the generals from this company, it will not be difficult for you to find this about whom ... For many years now, I’ve been out of the box get out.
    3. Seal
      Seal 13 November 2017 09: 16 New
      +2
      Once again I have to upset you.
      The mother of Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov - Manukov Avdotya Fedoseevna, does not have to the Armenians no relation. Her father (grandfather of Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov) - Manukov Feodosiy Semenovich - Russian. He was born tentatively until 1660. He died before 1739. In the sovereign service since 1679. He works as a scribe of the Local Order. Since 1690 - the uplifting of the Local Order. From 1699 to 1708 - clerk of the same order. In 1704, on behalf of Peter I, he was engaged in the census of the yards and peasants of Moscow County. From 1708 to 1711 - Landrat (elected representative) from the nobility of the Luga district in the St. Petersburg provincial office. In 1709-1710 he keeps records of the labor force employed in the construction of St. Petersburg. In the years 1710-1711, by decree of Peter I, he describes the Ingermanlad province according to natural boundaries (in other words, compiles a physical map of the region). From 1711 to 1719 - landrichter of the St. Petersburg province.
      And those Manukians, from whom the Armenian-Russian Manukovs came, appeared in Russia at the beginning of the 19th century. If you do not know, then I explain that the founder of the Manukyan (Manukov) family is Manuk-bey Mirzoyan (born in 1769, died in 1817).
      It goes without saying that A.V.Suvorov does not have any signature on any map of the "future Armenia". This is another fantasy.
      Excuse me, what makes you and your other compatriots fantasize so often?
      I see, you’ve also fantasized about some soldier ....
      Returning to the Manukovs. Having such abilities for fantasies, you will transfer all our Karetnikovs to Karapetyans. hi
  8. Serge72
    Serge72 12 November 2017 09: 04 New
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    hard to learn - easy in battle

    Eternal aphorism
    Career - an example of what a person can achieve with his own efforts
    Indeed, every soldier wears a marshal’s rod in a satchel
    It is important to implement this.
    1. Karen
      Karen 12 November 2017 09: 11 New
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      Quote: Serge72
      hard to learn - easy in battle

      Eternal aphorism

      About 40 years ago, someone was engaged in this matter, and came to the conclusion that, given the reality of combat nervousness from a sense of responsibility, the commander most likely said this: "hard in learning - easy on the hike"
  9. midshipman
    midshipman 12 November 2017 10: 56 New
    +4
    During the Seven Years' War, Suvorov led a flying detachment and inflicted damage in the rear of the enemy. Then he was transferred to St. Petersburg and was sent to Staraya Ladoga, where he joined the regiment. He was still a cadet at the Suvorov Museum in Leningrad. Then I was very surprised by the tactics of the offensive proposed by him with an extended line. This is to reduce losses from the onset of buckshot. I have the honor.
  10. Jmbg
    Jmbg 12 November 2017 12: 02 New
    +1
    "Maybe because in the ten-year reign of Anna Ioannovna (1730-1740), who surrounded herself with Courlandic Germans, it was difficult for a Russian officer to make a career."
    Especially Bulg ... sorry, the Tatar officer.
    1. Alex1117
      Alex1117 12 November 2017 22: 19 New
      +1
      The value of the Courland Germans during the reign of Anna Ioannovna was greatly exaggerated. There were not so many of them. In any case, Peter the Great called on foreigners an order of magnitude more for Russian service than Anna Ioannovna.
      And where does the blame ... Tatar officer?
  11. Curious
    Curious 12 November 2017 14: 27 New
    +2
    Honestly, having undertaken to write about such a person, the author could have done a little work and, besides Wikipedia, worked with sources. Nevertheless, visitors to the site are interested in some new information, and not copy-paste from such a prosaic source, compiled by anyone and often anyhow.
    For example, take the version that the date of birth of A.V. Suvorova is unknown. In evidence, a slurred bleating from Wikipedia is given. Meanwhile, this question is the subject of a whole historical detective story more than two hundred years long and deserves a separate article. In short, the first biographers of the invincible commander and the most profound researchers of his life and work were considered the correct date in 1730. Alexander Suvorov himself pointed to it.
    For those interested in the matter in detail - an article by the Russian historian Lopatin on this topic http://adjudant.ru/suvorov/suvorov007.htm.

    Facsimile of Suvorov's note
    1. Alex1117
      Alex1117 12 November 2017 20: 00 New
      +1
      How convenient, if someone’s opinion does not coincide with your own, then it’s “shallow”. And if someone’s opinion coincides with your own, then the author of this opinion is a “deep explorer”.
      Here Kirioris cited the considered (yes, exactly so) hand-written track record of A.V. Suvorov, which Lopatin placed in his book about Suvorov in a series of ZhZL libraries. Immediately the question is - why is the track record written in Italian? By the way, it was on the basis of this “handwritten track record” that it was concluded that A.V. Suvorov knew Italian. So, for the sake of what or more precisely for the sake of whom A.V. Would Suvorov be cast out in Italian?
      And the second one. Here is a sample of A.V.Suvorov's handwriting in Russian. Somehow they are not very similar.
      Well, personally, it seems to me that they are not very similar to what Kirioris brought above, taking from Lopatin.
      And finally. How this "serious and deep researcher" Lopatin explains, as in A.V. Suvorov, the phrase "I entered the service in 1742, 15 years old." But does not explain. Lopatin takes and simply invents that the pier A.V. Suvorov did not like to write anything with his own hand (well, apparently, with the exception of Italian), which is why the pier dictated his autobiography to the adjutant. A half-deaf adjutant instead of the phrase "twelve years of age" wrote "fifteen years of age." Well, of course, A.V.Suvorov all signed "without reading." And after 5-6 years, when Suvorov needed to submit his autobiography once more, he supposedly again ordered this or the Intm Adjutant to take the old one and supplement it with new years. And again supposedly signed it without looking. It seems that Lopatin believes that A.V. Suvorov always signed all the papers, well, or at least those relating to himself, without looking.
      1. Curious
        Curious 12 November 2017 20: 59 New
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        Dear Alex 1117! Your pathos commentary cannot be left unanswered. However, you are completely in vain throwing thunder and lightning of criticism, since I have never presented anyone as a “deep explorer”. My comment was aimed at criticizing the author’s superficial approach to the issue, which, in fact, is much more voluminous. Agree that there is no great merit in the copy-paste of well-known facts. With this trend, the site will soon have instead of articles some links to Wikipedia.
        1. Alex1117
          Alex1117 12 November 2017 21: 41 New
          +1
          Your second paragraph, the sixth line above contains the expression "the most (the most - this is the end of the fifth line), the deepest researchers of his life and work considered the date 1730 to be correct ....". Your third paragraph redirects us to Lopatin. If you do not consider Lopatin "the deepest researcher" - then I'm sorry, but it was difficult to understand your idea differently.
          About Wikipedia. Yes, this is an information warehouse filled with anything. But including things worthy of attention. And who is to blame if in Wikipedia these doubts about the year and place of birth of Suvorov are already stated by someone? And set out generally well.
          All the same, do you see the difference in handwriting? And why did Suvorov suddenly decide to write in Italian? And then, when he also expected that in 25 years fate will bring him to Italy.
          1. Curious
            Curious 12 November 2017 22: 17 New
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            Actually, he was fluent in five languages, including Italian,
            1. Alex1117
              Alex1117 13 November 2017 06: 29 New
              +1
              So I wrote that the conclusion is that A, B. Suvorov was fluent in Italian and was made on the basis of this leaflet. Written, as we see, in a handwriting not very similar to Suvorov's. In addition, one must understand that the Italian language itself did not exist yet. In the north of Italy they spoke some dialects, in the south - in others.
            2. Karen
              Karen 14 November 2017 21: 38 New
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              About 40 years ago in the program "What? Where? When?" there was a question on Suvorov, and in my memory for some reason I wrote about the knowledge of 8 languages ​​... I could be wrong.
  12. polpot
    polpot 12 November 2017 14: 30 New
    +2
    There was a great time; people were to catch up with him Suvorov, Rumyantsev, Potemkin, Ushakov, Orlov brothers, such ancestors can and should be proud of, thank God, not Mazepa with Petlyura.
    1. Alex1117
      Alex1117 14 November 2017 05: 55 New
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      There were less great times before and after that time. And each time has its own heroes. And their Petliura with mazeps. The uprising of E. Pugachev, in the suppression of which, by the way, our commander participated, was not born from scratch. As A. Pushkin said about Catherine’s time, "..... even then the voice of the seduced Voltaire will not save her glorious memory from the curse of the people."
  13. cedar
    cedar 12 November 2017 15: 28 New
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    From Soldier to Generalissimo.

    Yekaterinburg Suvorov Military School
    St. Petersburg Suvorov Military School
    Moscow Military Music College named after Lieutenant General V.M.Khalilov
    Kazan Suvorov Military School
    Moscow Suvorov Military School
    Tver Suvorov Military School
    Ulyanovsk Guards Suvorov Military School
    Ussuriysk Suvorov Military School
    North Caucasian Suvorov Military School
    Perm Suvorov Military School
    Tula Suvorov Military School

    The spirit of Suvorov lives, fights, conquers.
  14. Weyland
    Weyland 12 November 2017 19: 58 New
    +3
    during the ten-year reign of Anna Ioannovna (1730-1740), who surrounded herself with Courlandic Germans, it was difficult for a Russian officer to make a career
    Around there are some Courlandians - for example, the Westphalian Osterman or the Oldenburger Minich. ChSKh, Russian Peter I set the salary of German officers twice as high as the Russians of the same rank - and at the insistence of the German Minich, Anna eliminated this injustice (moreover, the Germans were halved the salary and doubled the Russians!) So the terrible dominance of the Germans was under Peter, and under Anna it’s much better!

    So the contribution of a black general to the history of Russia is not limited to one Pushkin.
    In fact, Hannibal’s contribution to Russia's defense is quite considerable: he graduated from the famous Vobanov Academy and was the best fortifier Russia, which built a bunch of fortresses - in particular, just in the era of Anna.

    Hard to learn - easy to fight
    But this is a complete pursuit, because in battle it does not happen easily! Suvorov said: "It’s hard to learn, easy to camping trip"
    1. Seal
      Seal 13 November 2017 09: 18 New
      +1
      So the contribution of a black general to the history of Russia is not limited to one Pushkin.
      And he wasn’t so dark-skinned. Actually, not a single portrait in relation to which it could be stated that this is a 100% portrait of Abram Petrovich is not.