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For the faith, the king and the Fatherland!

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For the faith, the king and the Fatherland!



The motto under which Russian soldiers fought for non-commissioned officer 2 of the Turkestan rifle battalion Thomas Danilov was fulfilled in every sense

“Thomas Danilov. The tortured Russian hero ”- this is how Fyodor Dostoevsky called his article in the January issue of 1877 of the journal“ Writer's Diary ”. The writer was shocked by the story of the Russian soldier, published a year earlier by the military newspaper "Russian disabled person".

Her hero was the usual Russian 29-year-old male Thomas Danilov, he was from the "economic peasants" of the village of Kirsanovka, Samara province (now Ponomarevsky district of the Orenburg region). In 23, he was recruited into the army, through 4, the service was promoted to non-commissioned officers and soon became the captain of the 2 of the Turkestan rifle battalion. This battalion included the Turkestan Rifle Brigade, took part in the Khiva campaign 1873 of the year, distinguished itself during the capture of the Mahram fortress (August 1875 of the year), which was the center of the rebels of the Kokands.

In November, 1875 of the year, while the battalion was moving from Tashkent to Namangan, one of the wagons and Captenarmus Thomas Danilov (Captainarmus is the same thing as the captain in charge today), along with the soldiers, transferred the property to another arba, and therefore fell behind the main forces and hit captured by Kokands. Prisoners were taken to the city of Margilan (now the Fergana region of Uzbekistan), who was ruled by Pulat Khan, one of the leaders of the Kokand uprising.

The student of the Pulat-Khan madrasah (his real name Iskhak Hasan-uulu) served as an imam in Andijan, he took radical views and declared jihad against infidels.

Therefore, when Russian prisoners were taken to Margelan, he decided to turn this case into a publicly frightening action.

21 November (old style) 1875 of the year he gathered the inhabitants of the city in the central square and ordered to kill the captured soldiers before their eyes. Before execution, soldiers were offered to convert to Islam and enter the service of Pulat Khan, but none of them agreed.

Thomas Danilov, as an officer, decided to be the last to experience. Three times he was offered to renounce Christ and accept Islam, in return promising wealth and high positions, but the Russian soldier stood firm.

“In what faith I was born, in that I would die, and I gave my king an oath and would not betray him,” he replied.

As the “Russian invalid” narrates, Thomas Danilov was tied up and tied to a board. He crossed himself as far as the coherent hands allowed, and 25 Kokand almost at close range gave him the "wrong volley", trying not to kill, but hard to injure. Russian hero remained alive for about an hour. He did not ask for mercy. His resilience made a great impression on the locals, they said that “the Russian soldier died like a batyr,” (that is, the bogatyr).

Two months later, the uprising was put down, Kokand was taken, Pulat Khan was executed for atrocities over Russian soldiers. The remains of Thomas Danilov and other warriors were buried according to Christian rites.

The details of the execution of Thomas Danilov became known thanks to the investigation, which was ordered by the military governor, General Mikhail Skobelev, to be held, and later the investigations were reported in Russian Disabled and other newspapers.

Tsar Alexander II, to whom Thomas Danilov took the oath, appointed the widow of non-commissioned officer Efrosinia and her daughter to retire.

Dostoevsky, amazed by the feat of the Russian soldier, called it "the emblem of Russia, all of Russia, all of our people's Russia." As the writer notes, история Danilova, although it was printed by many newspapers, but passed "quietly", the society and the intelligentsia missed this news.

It seemed martyrdom for the faith - these are cases from the far past, the Orthodox gave their lives for the faith in the times when Russia was under the authority of the Horde, in the Time of Troubles, but it turns out that in the XIX century similar incidents occurred. And these tests passed with dignity, not princes and monks, but the most simple Russian people.

A wave of terrible trials will cover all the Russian people at the beginning of the 20th century, and it will not come from the infidel, but from its own. At the end of the 20th century, the feat of Thomas Danilov will be repeated by Yevgeny Rodionov, a private soldier of the Border Troops of the Russian Federation, who served on the border with Chechnya. Rodionov was captured by Chechen rebels, they demanded that he remove his pectoral cross and renounce his faith, but Yevgeny preferred death to renunciation.

In 2009, for their mission among Muslims, Islamists killed the rector of the Moscow Church of the Apostle Thomas, Fr. Daniel. Faith in Christ and in the 21st century carries a risk to life, especially for Middle Eastern Christians and Christians living in Muslim countries. But, as before, the world progressive community does not care about this.
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  1. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 10 December 2017 06: 13 New
    +7
    What world community? If in 1917 the church itself betrayed the king. And supported the interim government. We betray ourselves. Like in 1991, the second time in a century. Simple people remain faithful to their roots.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 10 December 2017 10: 30 New
      +2
      Quote: Mar. Tira
      If in 1917 the church itself betrayed the king. And supported the interim government.

      Then the mouse's tears poured out to the cat .....
    2. rumatam
      rumatam 10 December 2017 20: 04 New
      0
      and not simple, people?
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 10 December 2017 07: 21 New
    +3
    I wonder who this progressive world community is. And who belongs to him .. I read that the question of the canonization of Thomas Danilov is being raised, again it is surprising why this was not done then ...
  3. CorvusCoraks
    CorvusCoraks 10 December 2017 08: 14 New
    +4
    Thanks, informative.

    Another reason why never, under no circumstances will anything force us to convert to Islam.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 10 December 2017 10: 32 New
      +1
      Quote: CorvusCoraks
      Thanks, informative.

      Another reason why never, under no circumstances will anything force us to convert to Islam.

      Bosniaks apparently don’t think so laughing
  4. Monarchist
    Monarchist 10 December 2017 08: 42 New
    +3
    Quote: parusnik
    I wonder who this progressive world community is. And who belongs to him .. I read that the question of the canonization of Thomas Danilov is being raised, again it is surprising why this was not done then ...

    Apparently, then it was like an ordinary phenomenon, but now such phenomena are rare?
    1. parusnik
      parusnik 10 December 2017 14: 00 New
      +1
      Apparently, then it was like a commonplace
      ....Those. got used to it ... Regularly, a similar thing happened ...? .. What was Dostoevsky’s astonishment then ..? ..
      and now such phenomena are rare?
      .. Apparently, they often happen .... What we take as ordinary ..
      1. Midshipman
        Midshipman 4 January 2018 21: 04 New
        0
        Well, for you, you can surrender to the enemy the same trifling matter. Let's go for it. It’s not clear how you make stars here.
  5. Monarchist
    Monarchist 10 December 2017 08: 52 New
    +3
    Thanks to the author for the story of a simple Russian hero. I read with interest, but I should note a small problem with the author: non-commissioned officer Captenarmus and further: “Danilov’s uniform as an officer”, an officer and a non-commissioned officer are two different things. Apparently the typesetters were wrong
  6. BLADFROST
    BLADFROST 10 December 2017 09: 23 New
    +3
    Bright Memory of the Hero! Thanks to the author for a wonderful story! Thanks to you, this memory will remain with us for life!
  7. captain
    captain 10 December 2017 11: 39 New
    +3
    Danilov and Rodionov are real Russians. I am proud of such people.
  8. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 10 December 2017 21: 06 New
    +3
    In the mid-20's, Semyon Budyonny eradicated these religious fanatics in the Ferghana Valley (Namangan, Margilan, Kokand, Andijan), and so overwhelmingly that when collectivization began, they were given a collective name (the name of the next party congress, the name of Kaganovich, named after Voroshilov ....) not a single collective farm named after Budenny was ever created in Uzbekistan. The commander very lucidly explained to the Basmachis that they did not need to do the way they did.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 10 December 2017 22: 27 New
      0
      Quote: Aviator_
      In the mid-20s, Semyon Budyonny eradicated these religious fanatics in the Ferghana Valley (Namangan, Margilan, Kokand, Andijan)

      In Ferghana, the Basmachis remained until 1925, and Budenny there "did not smell" at all, and Frunze drove the bearded man.
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 10 December 2017 23: 18 New
        +4
        I read about Budenny in Uzbekistan in the memoirs of his daughter (published in the middle of the 80's). With all due respect to Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze, he never waved a saber, and the search for "peaceful farmers" when the persecuted gang suddenly disappeared in the village did not suit him. But Budyonny did it simply: he took off his trousers from all the "peaceful farmers", and whoever had a red ass (just galloped on a horse) immediately let him go at the expense of the nearest blower. This, naturally, is not in the memories, it is from the stories of the Basmachi liquidators in the 20-30 years. And there is a medical fact: not a single collective farm named Budenny was there, they were very offended.
        1. captain
          captain 9 February 2018 16: 11 New
          +1
          Quote: Aviator_
          I read about Budenny in Uzbekistan in the memoirs of his daughter (published in the middle of the 80's). With all due respect to Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze, he never waved a saber, and the search for "peaceful farmers" when the persecuted gang suddenly disappeared in the village did not suit him. But Budyonny did it simply: he took off his trousers from all the "peaceful farmers", and whoever had a red ass (just galloped on a horse) immediately let him go at the expense of the nearest blower. This, naturally, is not in the memories, it is from the stories of the Basmachi liquidators in the 20-30 years. And there is a medical fact: not a single collective farm named Budenny was there, they were very offended.

          My maternal grandfather at that time served under the command of Budenny and talked about such matters.
  9. zoolu350
    zoolu350 12 December 2017 09: 58 New
    +3
    These heroes like Foma Danilov need to be canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church, and even the Communists will have no complaints about it, but the Russian Orthodox Church stubbornly canonizes everything .... like Nikolai No. 2.