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"The Russian soldier always keeps even when death in battle is inevitable"

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"The Russian soldier always keeps even when death in battle is inevitable"



Russians have such qualities that even foreigners never question. They were formed by centuries, defensive battles and heroism of soldiers on the fields of fierce battles. History created from the Russian person a clear, full-fledged and realistic image of a dangerous enemy, an image that cannot be destroyed.

The stunning military success of Russia in the past must be secured by its armed forces in the present. Therefore, for more than ten years, our country has been actively increasing, modernizing and improving its defensive power.

Of course, our country was defeated. But even then, for example, during the period of the Russian-Japanese war, the enemy always noted the excellent qualities and absolute heroism of the majority of Russian troops.

The Twentieth Corps on the margins of the First World War managed in an inconceivable manner to keep the offensive immediately 2-x German armies. Thanks to the persistence, perseverance and succession of domestic victories, the Germans failed to fulfill their plan to surround the "Eastern" front. The entire strategic "Blitzkrieg" 1915 of the year ended for them with nothing.

S. Steiner, an eyewitness to the death of the twentieth corps of the Russian army in the August forests, in the German newspaper “Lokal Antsiger” literally wrote the following: «The Russian soldier withstands losses and holds even when death is distinct and inevitable for him.».

More than once the German officer Geino von Basedow, who was in Russia in 1911, said: «Russians, by their nature, are not belligerent, but, on the contrary, quite peaceful ...».

But after only a few years, he already agreed with the war correspondent Brandt, who often and firmly stated: «Russia's peacefulness concerns only peaceful days and friendly surroundings. When a country encounters an attacking aggressor, you will not recognize any of these “peaceful” people.».

Later, R. Brandt describes the sequence of events as follows:

“Attempting to break through for the 10 Army was a form of“ madness ”! The soldiers and officers of the 20th corps, having shot almost all the ammunition, February 15 did not retreat, but went to the last bayonet attack after being shot by German artillery and machine guns from our side. More than 7 thousands of people died that day, but is this crazy? Holy "madness" - already heroism. It showed the Russian soldier the way we know him from the time of Skobelev, the assault on Pleven, the battles in the Caucasus, and the assault on Warsaw! A Russian soldier is able to fight extremely well, he suffers any hardships and is able to be persistent, even if he is inevitably threatened with certain death! ”

F. Engels in his fundamental work “Can Europe Disarm”, in turn, notes in detail:

«The Russian soldier is no doubt distinguished by great courage.... the entire social life taught him to see in solidarity the only means of salvation ... There is no way to disperse the Russian battalions, forget about it: the more dangerous the enemy, the stronger the soldiers hold on to each other "...


We often talk about the aces of the Great Patriotic War, but over thirty years before, in 1915 year, a military columnist for the Austrian newspaper “Pester Loyd” has already quite specifically stated:

«It would be ridiculous to speak disrespectfully about Russian pilots.. Of course, the Russians are more dangerous enemies than the French and are much more cold-blooded. In the attacks of them, perhaps, there is no planning of the French, but in the air they are unshakable and can suffer great losses without panic and unnecessary fuss. Russian pilot is and remains a terrible opponent».


All this has survived to our days.

“Why did we experience such problems advancing the Eastern Front?”, The German military historian General von Pozek once again asked? “Because the Russian cavalry was always great. She never shied away from combat on horseback and on foot. Often went on the attack on our machine guns and artillery, and did it even when their attack was doomed to certain death. The Russians paid no attention to the strength of our fire, nor to their losses. They fought for every inch of land. And if this is not the answer to your question, then what more? "

The descendants of German soldiers, who had fought in the Second World War, were fully convinced of the loyalty of the precepts of their ancestors:

«He who fought against the Russians during the Great War- wrote the major of the German army Kurt Hesse, - forever retain in his heart a deep respect for this opponent. Without large technical means, which we had at our disposal, only weakly supported by our own artillery, they had to withstand unequal rivalry with us for weeks and months. Bleeding, they still courageously fought. Kept the flank and heroically performed their duty».


Often, liberals and representatives of the Russian "opposition" make fun of the grand victory of the entire Soviet people. They see it as ridiculous that horse Russians in World War II would rush at machine guns and long-range shots of an armed enemy. "It makes no sense," they argued and proved. But what German contemporaries themselves thought about it:

"341 Infantry Regiment. We stood in position, taking up positions and preparing for defense. Suddenly, a group of unknown horses became noticeable due to the folwark. As if there were no riders at all ... Two, four, eight ... More and more ... There I remembered East Prussia, where I had to deal with Russian Cossacks more than once ... I understood everything and shouted:

“Shoot! Cossacks! Cossacks! Horse attack! ”... And at the same time he himself heard from the side:

"They hang on the side of the horses!" The fire! Hold on at all costs! Who could only hold a rifle without waiting for the command, opened fire. Who is standing, who is from the knee, who is lying down. Even the wounded fired ... They opened fire and machine guns, showering attacking hail of bullets ...

Everywhere - hellish noise, nothing should have remained from the attackers ... And suddenly, to the right and to the left, the horsemen in the previously closed ranks incredibly “dissolved” and seemed to crumble. Everything looked like a loose sheaf. They sped on us. In the first line of the Cossacks, hanging on the side of the horses, holding them as if with their teeth ... You could already see their Sarmatian faces and the edge of the terrible peak.

The horror took hold of us more than ever; hair literally stood on end. The despair that swept over us prompted only one thing: shoot! .. Shoot to the last opportunity and sell your lives as expensive as possible!

In vain did the officers command “lie down!” The close proximity of the formidable danger made everyone who could jump to their feet and get ready for the last battle ... Second ... And a few steps away from me, the Cossack punches my comrade with a pike; I personally saw how a Russian on horseback, struck by several bullets, stubbornly galloped and dragged him until he fell dead from his own horse! ”

This is how the "uselessness" of attacks and the "unnecessary heroism" preached by our liberals were evaluated by German contemporaries who saw him live. In the same way, they saw the absurd myth "of the peaceful surrender of the blockade of Stalingrad" ...


Even enemies, as it turns out, know the truth, unlike our internal "friends." The truth is that:

“A Russian soldier always keeps to the last. Even when death, it would seem inevitable for him ... "
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  1. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 4 December 2017 05: 28 New
    +6
    Your words, yes, to the Europeans and America. To the ears, otherwise they are already completely overwhelmed ... hi
    1. 210ox
      210ox 4 December 2017 06: 05 New
      10
      Frozen? .. Perhaps. I know the main difference between our warrior and the Westerner .. In case of danger, we save the SOUL, and they ...? True-ASS ..
      Quote: VadimLives
      Your words, yes, to the Europeans and America. To the ears, otherwise they are already completely overwhelmed ... hi
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 December 2017 05: 30 New
    +6
    "Liberal", in the war, surrenders and destroys the front. They are needed for logging and in mines, so that the benefit would be for the motherland.
    1. andrej-shironov
      andrej-shironov 4 December 2017 09: 33 New
      +1
      During World War II, those who voluntarily went to the front were also in service, but they also surrendered. They were the same patriots who thought that the war "will be victorious and exclusively on the territory of the enemy."
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 4 December 2017 05: 42 New
    +9
    “A Russian soldier always keeps to the last. Even when death, it would seem inevitable for him ... "


    It's nice to read this, of course, but it was not always ...
    what
    in the Great Patriotic War in the first months, a mass of soldiers and officers who were surrounded were forced to surrender for various reasons ... mainly when the command lost control units.
    Soldiers having lost their commander and did not know what to do next easily became the prey of the enemy.
    Therefore, we can say the following to the article where the Russian soldier was motivated and had an competent and reliable commander behind the enemy there and met fierce resistance, even with superior enemy forces, the soldiers fought to the last ... an example of this is the defense of the Brest Fortress in 1941.
    1. cariperpaint
      cariperpaint 4 December 2017 06: 34 New
      +3
      exactly. soldiers are heroes and there is no dispute in principle. but great heroism, which was cited as an example, and other cases are always associated with their commanders. In any war, authority and the ability to elevate others had a dominant role. I do the principle as I always was the best motivator for soldiers.
    2. igorka357
      igorka357 4 December 2017 06: 43 New
      +4
      The soldiers never lost their commander until only ordinary infantrymen remained in the ranks, let it be known to you! Always when a senior command is out of order, the command took a lower level! But was this a link in the know about offensive or defense plans, this is the third question ! Now, according to the controllability of the units, let’s say in the corps all generals, colonels and majors could not die, if this happened, there was nothing left of the corps, and a sergeant could control a platoon or company! In the Chechen war, soldiers held on without commanders last, remember the sixth company, 104 RAP ... which once again confirms the heroism of the Russian war .. and there are a lot of such cases!
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 4 December 2017 06: 50 New
        +1
        The soldiers never lost their commander, until only ordinary infantrymen remained in the ranks, let it be known to you!

        It is known, known ... smile
        Momysh-ouly described the case when his soldiers threw themselves into a forest in a panic ... someone shouted to the Germans ... they were surrounded ... and everyone ran in a panic ... for him it was a shock and mortal danger,
        but nothing came back ... having regained consciousness.
        Also, one of the best company commanders of his battalion also dropped out of position, fearing a sudden artillery strike.

        War is war and in it everything happens and shame and courage ... and valor and cowardice.
        1. Severomor
          Severomor 4 December 2017 15: 54 New
          +5
          Quote: The same Lech
          War is war and in it everything happens and shame and courage ... and valor and cowardice.

          I don’t remember who told me, probably someone from the fighters. Among the runners was an experienced barbel soldier, one of those who fought back in the first imperialist one. He was not at a loss in difficult times. Runs and shouts:
          - Give the command! .. Who will give the command? .. The team is needed! ..
          He ran, he ran, and he himself as a barker:
          - Wait! Lie down! There is an enemy - fire!
          / Rokossovsky K.K. "Soldier's duty" /
    3. Conductor
      Conductor 4 December 2017 11: 38 New
      +1
      Good morning, do not forget. Dear, that among those who surrendered there were a lot of draftees from western Ukraine and Belarus, and that was especially why there was no need to fight. And rightly so you said about handling.
      1. Antares
        Antares 4 December 2017 15: 13 New
        +1
        Quote: Conductor
        do not forget Dear, that among those who surrendered there were a lot of draftees from western Ukraine and Belarus

        among 4 million?
        I note that both in the archives of Ukraine and in the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, there are almost no digital data on the process of mobilizing those liable for military service in the ranks of the Red Army in the regions of Western Ukraine. There were very few called up with memory and ST, the affairs with conscripts (problematic) were too bad, the Komsomol members went to the army, the Communists didn’t succeed (in my opinion, only 10-20 thousand were in the army)
        In the first volume of the three-volume publication "Ukrainian SSR in the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union 1941-1945." it is alleged that in the early months of the war, about two million people were mobilized from Ukraine to the Red Army. And in the seventh volume of the eight-volume edition "History of the Ukrainian SSR" the figure is 2,5 million people.
        If we summarize the results of the mobilization of those liable for military service, as well as information on the arrival of fighters and commanders from fighter battalions and militia, then, according to incomplete data, 3 people were sent from Ukraine to the army and navy during the first months of the war
        Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Kiev, Kamenetz-Podolskaya (currently Khmelnytsky), which were part of the KOVO (Kiev Special Military District), the mobilization of military men was organized and quick. For example, in the city of Proskurov (currently Khmelnytsky) it was completed on June 25, 1941. Mobilization by the Kiev Regional Military Commissariat was timely and fully implemented. Only in Kiev in the early days of the war, up to 200 thousand people were mobilized and sent to the front.
        On September 17, 1941, in the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Izmail, Kirovograd, Nikolaev and Odessa regions, 623 people were mobilized into the army and navy. Only from the Odessa region since the beginning of the war and until mid-444, 1941 people were mobilized into the army. Continuing the draft, the military enlistment offices of the Stalin, Poltava, Sumy regions mobilized 155 people from June 474 until mid-September 23. Almost the same number of those liable for military service was drafted into the army in the Voroshilovgrad, Kharkov and Chernigov regions. Over 1941 thousand of the best boys and girls during this time went to the front from Sumy region. In the Kharkiv region, during this time, 489 Komsomol members went into the Red Army, and in the Voroshilovgrad region - 989 thousand people.
        From the regions and districts of the Donetsk basin that were not yet occupied by the enemy, between 19 October and 6 November 1941 another 18 720 people were mobilized. In total, in the Kharkov military district, 1942 people were sent to the ranks of the Red Army with the outbreak of war and until November 969.
        Conclusion, scored little before the war (2 years of Soviet total, a lot of problems) and little time to gain after (the same problems, no time)
        Total data recruits with memory - too small error to determine.
  4. Chichikov
    Chichikov 4 December 2017 06: 58 New
    +2
    It is clear that the basis of the Russians, and even the Soviet troops, was predominantly Russian. But, the selection by nationality nevertheless does not correspond to the "message of the author." The composition of the army of Russia and the USSR has always been multinational. It will be right to say about the soldiers of Russia or about the Soviet soldiers! And success is where soldiers are motivated, well-armed, have good combat training and competent command staff.
    1. ghby
      ghby 4 December 2017 09: 09 New
      +5
      Quote: Chichikov
      It is clear that the basis of the Russians, and even the Soviet troops, was predominantly Russian. But, the selection by nationality nevertheless does not correspond to the "message of the author."
      Author: Ruslan Khubiev, and so we have one historical feature, dating back to antiquity - you can not only be born Russian, but also become a Russian.
  5. kapitan281271
    kapitan281271 4 December 2017 08: 53 New
    +6
    Somehow I fell into the hands of the book "Karl Clausewitz - On the War." Here it is. U-sho write write, why and why, they say the Apennines are easy to defend because the water is on three sides, and on the fourth side of the Alps, it’s about the Pyrenees, and about the British Isles, and about the mountains of the Balkan Peninsula, but Central Russian elevation causes him complete misunderstanding. How, it’s been possible for the Russians over the centuries to keep such a seemingly easy piece for conquest. For me, the answer is simple there. Theirs is either water or mountains, and in the mountains there is always a secret path along which you can dump, but here his mother is a plain, you’ll dump him, and behind a woman in the hillfort with children, there’s a lot of room to escape it remains to the last opportunity, and even you can’t die, because both tady and your woman and the children are amb. And so the resistance of the RUSSIAN SOLDIER was born and nurtured by history itself.
    1. CONTROL
      CONTROL 4 December 2017 13: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: kapitan281271
      and here his mother is plain, you’ll dump him, and behind in the hillfort a woman with children, where to run the current to cut to the last opportunity, remains, and you still can’t die, because both Tada and your woman and the children are amb. And so the resistance of the RUSSIAN SOLDIER was born and nurtured by history itself.

      One of the recent successes in Russian cinema: "The Legend of Kolovrat"! just about that ...
  6. BAI
    BAI 4 December 2017 09: 10 New
    +1
    “It’s not enough to kill a Russian soldier - he must also be thrown to the ground.” Otto von Bismarck

    And at the expense of 41 years - there are a lot of the most diverse reasons.
    1. kapitan281271
      kapitan281271 4 December 2017 09: 18 New
      +2
      Excuse me for God's sake, but in my opinion it’s Frederick II (great), well, it’s great for them, and we had plenty of Saltykov here, although Pyotr Semyonovich doesn’t seem to be part of the pantheon of great commanders, in my opinion it’s very vain!
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 4 December 2017 10: 14 New
        +2
        oh in my opinion it’s Frederick II (great), well, it’s great for them, but with us Saltykov heaped

        There was a moment in the battle of ZORNDORF when the Russian army fought with this Prussian Frederick without Commander-in-Chief FERMOR ... who pulled away from the command ... and then the best features of the Russian soldier and officer in the most difficult situation did not abandon their positions and fought with the Prussians to the end.
      2. novel66
        novel66 4 December 2017 10: 23 New
        +3
        and not Rumyantsev hour? hi
        1. Same lech
          Same lech 4 December 2017 11: 15 New
          0
          and not Rumyantsev hour?


          No Fermor ...

          By the time Zeidlitz attacked the right flank, Fermor, who commanded him, left the battlefield, took refuge in the village of Kutzdorf, located behind the rear of Russian troops, and appeared at the command post only in the evening, when the infantry repulsed all the attacks of the Prussian cuirassiers and dragoons.

          http://www.k2x2.info/istorija/voiny_i_kampanii_fr
          idriha_velikogo / p15.php
          1. novel66
            novel66 4 December 2017 11: 28 New
            +4
            no, my question concerned "heaped up", it just coincided
    2. CONTROL
      CONTROL 4 December 2017 13: 07 New
      +2
      And at the expense of 41 years - there are a lot of the most diverse reasons.

      And about the 41st ... and about the 05th ... and the 14th ... and 1853-56th ... and other others ... The main reason is betrayal of their excessive trust in the "allies" ...
    3. Antares
      Antares 4 December 2017 15: 25 New
      +3
      Quote: BAI
      “It’s not enough to kill a Russian soldier - he must also be thrown to the ground.” Otto von Bismarck

      August 1758, XNUMX - Battle of the village of Zorndorf (now Sarbinowo in western Poland) - Russian army commander Fermor
      Reflecting the Prussian attack and forcing them to retreat, as well as maintaining a defensive position, Fermor considered himself a winner. In St. Petersburg and the capitals of the Union states, Vienna and Paris, they celebrated the victory over Frederick (officially, for Europe, the victory of the Russian army)
      Friedrich considered himself a winner (the Russian army was withdrawing, significant losses, plus Friedrich added 70 thousand losses)
      On Frederick II, who lost a third of his army, the stamina of the Russian army made a deep impression - he had previously considered Austria to be his main enemy. “It’s not enough to kill a Russian, you also need to knock him down,” he said the famous words.
      However, in the novel Emelyan Pugachev Friedrich 2 said this in the village of Etsher, after the battle of Kunesdorssdorf (Saltykov commander of the Russian army)
      l
  7. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 4 December 2017 09: 30 New
    +2
    Dear Ruslan! I understand your desire to write an article and once again magnify the heroism of a Russian soldier! Just give a little less pathos and more realities. The world around us has changed for a long time. I will say seditious thought: if a global nuclear apocalypse happens, the heroism of the Russian soldier will not matter!
    1. demo
      demo 4 December 2017 09: 49 New
      +4
      A good example that rejects your claim, the events that took place in Chernobyl.
      Ordinary Russian (and not Russian!) Soldiers - conscripts, perfectly understanding the consequences for their health and life, showed miracles of heroism and courage, closing the radioactive mouth of the reactor.
      So do not exaggerate, but do not downplay. A balanced approach is required.
      And for him it is required to consciously take into account all known facts. hi
      1. andrej-shironov
        andrej-shironov 4 December 2017 09: 55 New
        0
        smile This is absolutely not a good example. First was the USSR and not modern Russia. secondly there was no nuclear war.
      2. a.sirin
        a.sirin 4 December 2017 14: 57 New
        +1
        That's about it is not necessary. I saw it all with my own, as someone "perfectly understanding the consequences" in accordance with the "Israeli circulation zone".
        Do not know - DON'T CHAT!
      3. Grandfather Eugene
        Grandfather Eugene 6 December 2017 23: 21 New
        0
        Rotten by a huge% in comparison with previous years, a youth group, instead of souls, money instead of goals, carnal joys in my head, the noise of the Internet in my thoughts hasty conclusions grabbed the idea dragged narrow-mindedness, limitation. What high standards of the soul will he hold on to if a shell explodes nearby will he remember where his homeland is, doubts about the abyss of sorrow ?! Elite MTR level units. And the best part is that the better half will die while it comes down to the genes that there is Russia and who the Russian people are and how to do it, not pathos and pathos. Given, this is work on the consciousness of young people in the second generation, if 3 process, consider almost gone, if grandfathers on such a wave will process the "new arrivals".
    2. ghby
      ghby 4 December 2017 11: 15 New
      +2
      Quote: andrej-shironov
      Just give a little less pathos and more realities. The world around us has changed for a long time. I will say seditious thought: if a global nuclear apocalypse happens, the heroism of the Russian soldier will not matter!

      I will say seditious thought: The world is always changing and always stands on the verge of opening a new weapon of mass destruction, since the time of the first bow.
      1. andrej-shironov
        andrej-shironov 4 December 2017 14: 05 New
        +2
        smile You know, even the invention of automatic small arms did not make such a contribution to the destruction of innocent people as the creation of nuclear weapons. Therefore, we are not on the verge of discovering a more destructive weapon, but on the verge of the extermination of civilization. It is unlikely that after the exchange of nuclear strikes at least someone will remain.
        1. ghby
          ghby 5 December 2017 06: 12 New
          0
          Quote: andrej-shironov
          Therefore, we are not on the verge of discovering a more destructive weapon, but on the verge of the extermination of civilization.

          I do not agree with you, throughout the history of mankind, civilizations possessing the best weapons or the tactics of their use have almost always destroyed or absorbed the weak, starting with the extermination of Neanderthals.
          1. andrej-shironov
            andrej-shironov 5 December 2017 08: 18 New
            +1
            smile Once again I repeat, enough are measured by tails, the question is about the survival of the whole civilization.
  8. Fight
    Fight 4 December 2017 11: 25 New
    +2
    Politicians would have been distinguished by such qualities!
  9. Nemesis
    Nemesis 5 December 2017 22: 22 New
    +1
    Pity for the enemies of Russia is perceived by them as a sign of dementia and cowardice, and therefore unacceptable ... You need to feel sorry for your country and your soldiers, and not those who are trying to harm Russia and the Russian people ...
  10. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 8 December 2017 06: 39 New
    0
    "Their attacks may lack the regularity of the French, but they are unshakable in the air and can sustain heavy losses without panic and unnecessary fuss. The Russian pilot is and remains a terrible enemy."
    I recall the excellent film "Chronicle of a dive bomber." and Herman’s original film “Torpedo bombers”. Well, how? If you are on the battlefield, die, fly on a string and - bomb!
    And what about the tank? A wonderful film based on the book by Viktor Kurochkin, “At war as at war” ... True, the hero-commander Maleshkin dies in the book, and not the gunner Domeshek ...