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“The terrified retinue surrounded the heir in a flash ...”

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In the fall of 1890, the heir to the throne, Nikolai Alexandrovich, set off on the famous Eastern Journey. Not only Russian princes and diplomats, but also the Greek prince George made up the company to the crown prince in that voyage. The last in the list of countries to visit was Japan. Sergei Yulievich Witte recalled that it was Alexander III who suggested Nicholas to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. It was planned that the heir to the throne would stay there for a month, after which he would return home. And it was in Japan that an incident occurred that almost took the life of the eldest son of the Russian sovereign.


Anxious situation

I must say that Nikolai was not the first of the Romanovs who visited the Land of the Rising Sun. Before him, such a voyage was made by Alexey Alexandrovich (son of Alexander II) and Alexander Mikhailovich (grandson of Nicholas I). But all of them, if I may say so, were “small-caliber” representatives of the Romanovs. The same was true for visitors from the ruling European houses. Therefore, the arrival of the immediate heir to the throne, according to the historian Alexander Meshcheryakov, "certainly flattered the Japanese pride."


The cruiser "Memory of Azov"


But Russian diplomats, in spite of the excitement created and the famous Oriental hospitality, were not relaxing. They followed the situation in the country and read the local press. So, for example, in the newspaper “Threads of the Shimbun” wrote: “In Europe, Russia can be compared to a roaring lion or an angry elephant, whereas in the East it is like a hand-made sheep or a sleeping cat. Who can say that Russia can bite in the East, and who will claim that it pursues extreme political goals in Asia! All this is nothing more than cowardice and thoughtlessness. ” This, like many other publications, pursued one goal - to convince the Japanese themselves that the trace of the secret expansionist policy did not stretch beyond the visit of the Tsarevich. The fact is that among the population of the Land of the Rising Sun, xenophobic sentiments were extremely popular. About this, by the way, warned the Russian representative in Tokyo, Dmitry Yegorovich Shevich. Moreover, these fermentations were not abstract, but quite concrete. And this was confirmed by the attack on the Russian embassy in November 1890 of the year.

The diplomat was worried about, and, let's say, the specific legislation of Japan. The fact is that there was no article in it which would have provided for the death penalty for attacking representatives of foreign royal families and missions. Moreover, the bill has already been prepared, but the authorities were in no hurry to introduce it into criminal law. Shevich wrote that the government is obliged "to seriously take care of obtaining the legal means for taming any inclinations on the part of the Japanese anarchists to insult with something the inviolable person of the august guest of the Emperor." Dmitry Egorovich also raised this topic at a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki Shuzo. But the Japanese confined himself only to the fact that he verbally promised the Russian diplomat complete security to the crown prince. In March, Shevich wrote in the dispatch: “As the time when the Sovereign Heir Tsesarevich arrives in Japan, a rather sensitive change in the sense of some rapprochement with Russia begins to manifest itself in the local public opinion.” The Yomiuri Shimbun, an influential political newspaper, the arrival of the heir to the Cesarevich to Japan, states that "visiting this country as the heir of the greatest state in the world is an international event of vital importance for Japan." Therefore, "Yomiuri Shimbun" expresses the conviction that the Japanese people will meet the most august traveler with the respect and honor that befits His title. "

But, as subsequent events showed, intuition did not let the experienced diplomat down. Words and promises were not enough.

Tsarevich in Japan

In April, a Russian squadron led by the cruiser Memory of Azov arrived in Nagasaki. And the first few days of his visit to the Land of the Rising Sun, Nikolai and Prince George incognito walked around the city and its environs. Then the "Memory of Azov" went to Kagoshima, and from there to Kobe. And then the whole delegation went to Kyoto by train. By the way, on the eve of the visit of foreign guests, the city was decorated with Japanese, Russian and Greek flags, installed a triumphal arch with the inscription “Welcome!” In Russian, and traditional lanterns for Japan were hung on the houses.

From Kyoto, Nikolai, Georg and the Japanese prince Arisugawa Takehito went to the city of Otsu and visited the temple of Mii-dera. The Government Gazette newspaper wrote: “After a walk on a small steamer on the lake, everyone went to the governor’s house, where breakfast was served. During breakfast, the Heir Tsesarevich spoke about the cordial folk meeting both in Kyoto and in Otsu, and in warm expressions thanked the local governor for all his civility. ”

The meeting of the guests in Otsu took place just like in Kyoto. Joyful Japanese, flooded the streets, waving flags. By order of the authorities, local residents were forbidden to observe the movement of foreigners from the second floors of houses, since no one could be higher than the representatives of the imperial families.


Presents of the Japanese to Nikolai Alexandrovich on the "Memory of Azov"


At about two in the afternoon, the delegation headed back to Kyoto. Since the streets in Otsu were narrow, visitors moved not by horse-drawn transport, but by rickshaws. The Japanese were still required to remove their hats at the time of the arrival of high-ranking guests. The police followed the crowd, although there was little point in it. After all, according to etiquette, law enforcement officers, located at a distance of eighteen meters from each other, could not stand with their backs to the royal personages.

A string of wheelchairs (about fifty pieces) rode one after the other. Tsarevich Nikolai was in the fifth in a row. Suddenly, on the street Simo-Kogarasaki, one of the policemen left the place. Snatching his sword, he jumped to Nicholas and hit him twice. But the heir to the throne managed to jump out of the carriage, and then came the help in the face of the Greek prince. He hit the policeman with a bamboo cane, although he could not stop the criminal. The rickshaws of Mukokhata Jisaburo and Kitaghiti Ititaro managed this. The first attacked the criminal and managed to knock him out of his hands weapon. And the second - picked up the sword and hit it on the back of the attacker.

When the criminal was caught, they managed to establish his identity - it really was a policeman named Tsuda Sanzo. in the "Government Gazette" they wrote that the attack lasted "no more than in 15 or 20 seconds, so that the policemen who had fled from all sides managed to grab the villain only when he was already lying on the ground." And Dmitry Egorovich recalled: “I will never forget the brutal expression of his face, when, grinning, he answered the question that he was a samurai.” Deep indomitable hatred burned in his eyes ... "

The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun wrote about the incident: “a frightened retinue surrounded the heir in an instant, the bed was quickly prepared in the home of the owner of a haberdashery shop. However, the heir refused to go to bed; he was seated at the entrance to the store and bandaged, while he quietly smoked. ”

It is known that when Prince Arisugawa Takehito approached Nicholas, he said: "This is nothing, if only the Japanese would not think that this incident could somehow change my feelings for them and my appreciation for their kindness."


People on the street in Otsu


Doctors examined the heir to the throne. He received several wounds to the head and arm that were not life threatening. Here are just doctors from a fronto-parietal wound removed a piece of bone, whose length was about two and a half centimeters. Nikolai was calm and serious. After dressing, he got into the carriage and went with his retinue to the governor’s house. And from there - already in Kyoto. Doctors, representatives of the Japanese government and Orthodox bishop Nikolai Kasatkin arrived in the same city. Emperor Meiji, together with his wife Haruko, sent a message to Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna, in which they apologized for the incident.

In general, Japan reacted very violently to the attack. The next day, the stock exchange, many schools, a kabuki theater and other public places were closed (brothels did lock locks on their doors for five days). The emperor himself, calling the incident "the greatest sadness", hurried to Kyoto to visit Nicholas. Meiji asked the crown prince not to interrupt the visit and visit Tokyo. But that did not happen. Alexander III decided not to take any more risks and ordered his son to return. And soon Nicholas arrived on the ship. Bishop Nikolai Kasatkin also asked the crown prince to linger in order to visit an Orthodox cathedral, whose construction ended up just in time for the heir to the throne. But Shevich insisted on an early departure, saying: “The incident occurred because of the carelessness of the government, although the Japanese government guaranteed the safety of the heir, it is unforgivable and it is not known what could happen in the future.”

On the ship, Nikolai celebrated his birthday. Among the guests were Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki Shuzo and Prince Kitashirakawa Yoshihisa. They invited two rickshaws, which, one can say, saved the life of the crown prince. Nikolai handed them the order of St. Anne, and Alexander III ordered to pay impressive sums and appoint a lifetime pension.


Rickshaws of Princes George (Kita ити ити Ит, left) and Nicholas (Mukokhata Dzisaburo)


Visited the ship and the emperor of Japan. It was the first in stories the case when the monarch was boarded a foreign ship.

Nikolai and Meiji had breakfast together, as reported by the Government Gazette: “The breakfast then held was of a very hearty character. During breakfast, the Heir Tsesarevich drank for the health of the emperor and empress of Japan, to which the royal guest of His Highness was in charge of a toast for the Sovereign Emperor and Empress the Empress. At the end of breakfast, the Supreme Persons said goodbye in the most cordial way, and the emperor moved out of the frigate. ” On the same day, the Russian squadron headed for Vladivostok. Here is what Nikolai wrote to the ruler of the Land of the Rising Sun: “In parting, Your Majesty, I cannot express my genuine gratitude for the kind welcome from Your Majesty and your subjects. I will never forget the good feelings shown by Your Majesty and Empress. I deeply regret that I was not able to personally greet Her Majesty the Empress. My impressions of Japan are not obscured by anything. I deeply regret that I was unable to pay a visit to Your Majesty in the imperial capital of Japan. ”

Tsuda Sanzo's Fate

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan proposed to kill Sanzo, as they say, “without trial”. And then report that the offender died "as a result of the disease." But this proposal was rejected. They could not execute Sanzo (it was precisely this loophole that Shevich was trying to cover up with all his might), so he was sentenced to life penal servitude. Petersburg quite satisfied with this verdict. True, the criminal in prison stretched only a few months. He caught pneumonia and died at the end of September 1891.

Dmitry Yegorovich Shevich recalled Sanzo as “the purest copy of a desperate samurai fanatic with a wild kind of logic, developed by a one-sided understanding of the Chinese classics, the only educational material, the spirit of which he was imbued with, and reflections about himself, constantly looking in one direction, a man deeply hating foreigners proud and proud, under the guise of external humility, dreaming of great deeds and the change of his modest share of a simple policeman to a more important and honorable position, from the nature of the dark, stubborn, unsociable and focused ".

Shevich shared his thoughts about the main reason for the assassination attempt on Nicholas: “... his silence and hints from Tsud makes it clear that he considers the Emperor and the people to be humiliated by all these ovations, and once he even says that he is afraid to insult the Emperor”.

But they wrote in the Government Gazette: “Hate for strangers alone would not be enough reason for Tsuda Sanzo to take such a desperate step, especially since there was no shortage of cases for him to satisfy his bloody instincts, since Otsu and the lake Biwa is visited daily by numerous foreign tourists. On the other hand, letting the crime motive be hatred of Russians is positively impossible by the mere fact that there is no such hatred in Japan ... The Russians ... are the least displeased by the Japanese, firstly because of their small number qualities that distinguish them from other nations; for example, our sailors are extremely popular in Japanese ports, because they are generous and courteous to the natives ... with the exception of some very rare newspaper articles, not a single local newspaper in general reacted to the expected event of arrival ... Tsesarevich otherwise, quite sympathetically. Consequently, the villain, not excited by the press, rushed at the Tsarevich ...

“The terrified retinue surrounded the heir in a flash ...”

Tsuda Sanzo


Tsuda Sanzo deeply hated foreigners altogether. During the 8-year-old service of his own in the police, the protection of aliens intolerant to them was part of his duties. He was stern and unsociable, and his comrades speak of him as a man of gall and with wild instincts, although extremely attentive to his official duties.

The solemn meeting, rendered in Japan, in a completely exceptional form, to the Russian Tsesarevich, to whom imperial honors were given everywhere, and most importantly - the ovarian character of receiving the August Guest by the people themselves during the whole journey, has long been tormented by the ingrained samurai, who remembered, moreover, how, in his youthful years, this very people had a feeling of deep hatred towards strangers.

An enthusiastic reception in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, which was always distinguished by its anti-foreign fanaticism, accomplished a bitch in the soul of a criminal. He could not transfer the stories about the national greeting to Kyoto ... it desecrated the gloomy ascetic, and when he, in the morning of the fateful day, lined up in the ranks of his comrades, intended to guard ... he must have assumed his disgusting decision.

Here is the only logical explanation for the crime ... "

But Japanese historian Donald Keane has a different version. He believed that the attempted assassination of Sanzo pushed the fear of the return of Saigo Takamori. The same one that raised the Satsum uprising in 1877. According to the official version, he committed suicide after defeat. However, many were convinced that Takamori staged his own death. In fact, he fled to the Russian Empire. And now, having covered Nicholas with a visit, he returned to Japan to take revenge. The fact is that Sanzo took part in those hostilities. During the interrogation, he admitted that he wanted to carry out attacks even during his visit to the monument by the crown prince, to the dead soldiers during the uprising. Then Sanzo was also in a cordon. And he, watching the foreigners, considered that they were too free and relaxed to behave near the monument, without showing proper respect. Tsuda was also sure that Nikolai was a spy who was trying to scout the situation before the attack on Japan. But then Sanzo did not dare to attack. He did not know exactly what Nikolai looked like and was afraid to confuse him with Georg.

The historian Alexander Mescheryakov wrote: “as it appears from his testimony, there were serious mental problems ... The former samurai wanted to solve his internal problems by channeling his complex towards foreigners, that is, he acted in accordance with what he was taught in childhood, when the slogan "Exile of foreigners" enjoyed particularly great popularity. And now the militarist-nationalist sentiments are gaining strength again ... "

There was, by the way, another version. Some researchers believed that Sanzo attacked Nicholas because he did not take off his shoes when he visited a Buddhist temple. And, thereby, defiled the relic.

The Japanese press, of course, reacted violently to the attack. For the most part, all the articles boiled down to the fact that Sanzo committed a terrible act that cast a shadow over Japan. All the relatives of Tsuda became outcasts, and in his native village there was even a ban on these names and surnames. Some even suggested renaming Otsu to permanently erase the attack from the memory. And one Japanese woman committed suicide to wash off the shame with her blood.

In general, the Japanese tried in every way to apologize for the act of Tsuda and "throughout Japan, the Bonzes and Shinto priests performed public prayers for the Tsarevich's recovery ...". Then a chapel was erected in Otsu, and a memorial monument was erected near the site of the attack. The conflict has been settled.

* * *


It is curious that for a long time it was believed that the attack on Nicholas was the main cause of the Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905. But this opinion is quite controversial. Logically, the first to attack was the Russian Empire, not Japan.

In general, Nikolai assured his entourage that the attacks had no effect on his attitude towards the Japanese. But Sergei Y. Witte was of a different opinion: “Therefore, it is clear that Emperor Nicholas, when he ascended the throne, could not relate to the Japanese particularly benevolently, and when people appeared who began to represent Japan and the Japanese as a nation extremely unattractive, insignificant and weak, then this view of Japan was especially easily perceived by the emperor, and therefore the emperor always treated the Japanese contemptuously. ” Witte also recalled that Nikolai often called the inhabitants of the Land of the Rising Sun "macaques".


Monument in the city of Otsu, installed near the site of the attack


Historian Peter Podalko believes that “the attack on Nicholas II in his youth ... could not leave him unpleasant memories. And immediately followed by the apologies of the Japanese, orientally stormy and somewhere even excessively “subservient”, could raise in the soul of the future emperor doubts about their sincerity and cause a feeling of some neglect and “unseriousness” in relation to this country ... He believed that Japan will never dare to attack Russia first. ”
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  1. Vard
    Vard 7 May 2018 05: 36
    +9
    So ... Poor saber ownership caused major geopolitical events ... You see, there would be no revolution ...
    1. dSK
      dSK 7 May 2018 05: 46
      +6
      Quote: Vard
      could drop in the soul of the future emperor ... He believed that Japan would never dare to attack Russia first. ”
      What are the "profound" conclusions from the field of "non-scientific" science fiction.
      1. Basil50
        Basil50 7 May 2018 06: 22
        +9
        And they show us something in the cinema and all sorts of different sensei about the invincibility of either the samurai or the ninja.
        The only consequence of the katana blows for Nikolai was only that he permanently got rid of periodic headaches.
        The quality of both the samurai and the samurai sword was lower than the bamboo cane and the rickshaw skill.
        But all the same, in Hollywood and in Japan, they will continue about the * samurai spirit * and about * the incomparable quality of the katana *. Even in RUSSIA there are those who play it all.
        1. kalibr
          kalibr 7 May 2018 07: 26
          +15
          What is a samurai sword? All Japanese police were armed with European-style sabers. Meiji reform has embraced all spheres of society!
          1. albert
            albert 7 May 2018 14: 33
            +2
            Quote: kalibr
            What is a samurai sword? All Japanese police were armed with European-style sabers.

            True, they wore German-style sabers.
            1. BAI
              BAI 7 May 2018 15: 42
              +2
              In 1906 there were SWORDS.
              Police sword, model 1906. Production year 1906-1945 Japan (Japanese Empire).

              Expert opinion.


              Overall length - 735 mm.
              The length of the blade with a handle is 690 mm.
              The length of the blade without a handle is 560 mm.
              The width of the blade at the heel is 20 mm.
              Sheath length - 605 mm
              Steel, chrome plating, brass, wood, stingray leather.
              Safety: no visible loss or damage. Slight scuffing of chrome plating.

              The chrome steel blade, made by machine, bottomless, of slight curvature (the shape of the shinogi-zukuri). Butt has a weakly expressed stiffener in its entire length. The tip is located along the line of the butt and is made according to the type of tyu-kissaki. The fifth of the blade is covered by a locking sleeve that repeats its configuration in the section of the hub, behind it there is an oval seppa with an opening for the passage of the latch tab.


              I suspect that in 1890 there were swords.
              At least the mounted police had swords.
              Japanese Mounted Police Short Sword (00332) Blade: steel, brass Ephesus: wood, leather Japan Late XNUMXth century (antique / antique edged weapon)

              On the other hand, there were sabers.

              Saber arr. 1877, which was in service with the Japanese city. It was this saber of Tsuda Sanzo that struck Nikolai.
              The article talks about the different reasons for Sanzo's act, but this version is not:
              Sanzo himself explained his act by saying that there would still be a war between Russia and Japan, and he simply could not miss the chance to kill the future head of a hostile state.
        2. Basil50
          Basil50 7 May 2018 07: 40
          +1
          The Japanese on their * family * blades fastened ephesus in imitation of the British and all. Of course there were remodels, but the quality remained the same.
          1. dSK
            dSK 7 May 2018 08: 16
            +4
            The rickshaws of Mukohata Dzisaburo and Kitagaiti Ititaro succeeded. The first attacked the criminal and managed to knock out a weapon from his hands. And the second - picked up the sword and hit it on the back of the attacker.
            the attack lasted "in no more than 15 or 20 seconds"
            Unarmed rickshaws "at times" failed "a professional samurai.
            1. Captain45
              Captain45 7 May 2018 13: 36
              +2
              Quote: dsk
              Unarmed rickshaws "at times" failed "a professional samurai.

              After the Meiji revolution, when the samurai estate was abolished, many of them went somewhere. I wanted to eat, including rickshaws. So it is possible that these rickshaws in the past are the same samurai as the policeman.
              1. Mikhail3
                Mikhail3 7 May 2018 17: 14
                +1
                If your opponent has a sword in his hands, for example, and he is a professional soldier trained in European fencing, will the same training in fencing help you greatly? To be honest, it won’t help at all. A stick in your hands or a spear will help. But bare hands never.
                American marketing made samurai "battle demons." So the guys were very mediocre.
                1. Weyland
                  Weyland 9 May 2018 17: 26
                  0
                  Quote: Mikhail3
                  A stick in your hands or a spear will help. But bare hands never.

                  In the case of European fencing, yes. What about aikido, where it is taught to work with bare hands against the sword?
                  1. Mikhail3
                    Mikhail3 10 May 2018 10: 25
                    0
                    About that and speech. Japanese fun with the sword and have fun. European melee weapons and their equipment are five goals higher than Japanese tricks and jumps.
                    1. Weyland
                      Weyland 10 May 2018 12: 27
                      0
                      Quote: Mikhail3
                      European melee weapons and their equipment are five goals higher than Japanese tricks and jumps.

                      How European fencing is higher than Japanese is a moot point, but what is not lower is a fact. The most interesting Filipino excrima is the synthesis of local techniques and European fencing!
                      1. Mikhail3
                        Mikhail3 10 May 2018 14: 01
                        0
                        I already wrote about this. When the British "opened" Japan, among other things, it turned out a funny thing. An English officer with a rapier or a sword could almost always do what he wanted with a samurai. Kill, hurt, cut down your pants ...
                        Swords fanned by the glory of their ancestors are too heavy, made of lousy steel, and the methods of their use are suitable only against the same uncomfortable crowbars. Katana weighs 3-4 kg. A sword of the times of Karl 12 somewhere grams of 600-800. That is, the sword moves at least twice as fast. What is fencing here? The Englishman with a laugh pinned some strange burdock with a silly haircut and went on.
                        There is nothing to argue about. No subject to dispute. Yes, for excrement and other jokes. Any maestro with a European sword cuts all these dachshund hybrids with a suitcase under a nut. It's just not as spectacular as all this popsicle. Not a fencer simply does not see what is happening.
            2. Weyland
              Weyland 7 May 2018 17: 17
              0
              Quote: dsk
              unarmed rickshaws "at times" flunked "a professional samurai.


              “But the Japanese scholar Donald Keane has a different version. He believed that the assassination attempt was triggered by the fear of Saizo Takamori returning. The same one who raised the Satsumi uprising in 1877. According to the official version, he committed suicide after the defeat. However, many were they are sure that Takamori staged his own death, but in reality he fled to the Russian Empire. And now, behind the cover of Nikolai’s visit, he returned to Japan to take revenge. The fact is, Sanzo took part in those hostilities. "

              The fact of the matter is that Sanzo - never a samurai, he was a simple soldier and became sergeant thanks to the courage in suppressing the Satsumi uprising - because of this, rumors about the possible return of the supposedly living Takamori to power structures and caused such fierce rejection in him ! But he learned to use the screw to shoot at samurai. but to own a chill ... laughing
          2. Curious
            Curious 7 May 2018 09: 42
            +3

            Saber - the assassination weapon and handkerchief of Nicholas II.
            The two rickshaws who saved the life of the heir to the throne did not benefit. Russia has imposed a huge lifetime pension of one thousand yen, which is equal to the annual salary of a member of parliament. Both received the following order: the Order of Paulownia from Japan and St. Anne from Russia. One of them drank and ended his life as a junkman in 1928. Another decently got rich, but during the Russo-Japanese War, fellow villagers began to consider him a traitor to national interests. He died much earlier than his comrade - in 1914.
        3. novel66
          novel66 7 May 2018 13: 12
          +7
          oak head of the heir - did not take into account the samurai, it was necessary to poke into the soft
        4. Dart2027
          Dart2027 7 May 2018 19: 55
          +1
          Quote: Vasily50
          The quality of both the samurai and the samurai sword was lower than the bamboo cane and the rickshaw skill.

          Bushido says that when going on a hike the samurai must take care of spare swords for himself and his people, as they become worthless. That was the quality of their blades.
        5. Vladimir 5
          Vladimir 5 8 May 2018 23: 58
          -1
          Not so simple with this attempt. Firstly, the rickshaws were not simple, clearly selected, it can be seen from the physical alignment in the photo. And how they disarmed them - having taken away the saber with their bare hands, it is necessary to have more than skill. Secondly, the young heir himself showed agility and possibly dodged blows, and received casualties and jumped out of the stroller. And the third hypothesis is that the assassin did not want to kill, only to hurt, thereby creating subconscious fear of the Japanese. Samurai methods also included psychological elements. But that acted instinctively, or a small circle of like-minded people, for the government did not need such vicissitudes. Of course, politically, the heir needed to stay a few more days, thereby showing the irrelevance of individual fanatics, because an urgent departure left the Japanese in tension of retaliatory measures, which did not contribute to the future of interstate relations. But in those days, the monarchy and for rude words began wars ...
  2. zoolu350
    zoolu350 7 May 2018 05: 49
    +7
    Tsuda Sanzo turned out to be a bad samurai. Samurai always brings the job to the end. The saber had to be sharpened better and the blow delivered sharper.
    1. Olgovich
      Olgovich 7 May 2018 06: 49
      +13
      Quote: zoolu350
      The saber had to be sharpened better and the blow delivered sharper.

      Approval of TERRORISM: what else to expect from yesterday's sandblasting forever? request
      1. zoolu350
        zoolu350 7 May 2018 06: 51
        +10
        And did you think that your boulder-headed idols on the head should be stroked for all those arts that they did with the country and the people?
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich 7 May 2018 08: 24
          +12
          Quote: zoolu350
          And you thought that your buncrust idols on the head should be stroked for all those arts that they got up and people ?

          ISIS, crushing trucks and cutting off people's heads, argue similar: advocate for the humiliated people and avenge the "oppressors".
          1. zoolu350
            zoolu350 7 May 2018 10: 27
            +5
            Well, if the bearded children from ISIS and others “caress” the heads of such individuals of the Russian oligarch as Chubais, Vekselberg, Serdyukov, Mudko and others, then I will tell them only BIG THANKS, but the Fed owners and Zionists (fascists) are unlikely to set such tasks to their bearded children, for the power of the Russian oligarchy over the largest fragment of Russia suits them completely.
            1. Olgovich
              Olgovich 7 May 2018 11: 19
              +4
              Quote: zoolu350
              well if bearded children from ISIS and others "caress" on the head such individuals of the oligarchy of the Russian Federation as Chubais, Vekselberg, Serdyukov, Mudko, etc., toh I will only tell them BIG THANKS

              I will tell you a secret: terrorism CANNOT be bad or good a priori. He kills EVERYTHING: first the bad ones, then the good ones, which seemed bad to him, then everyone, just in case.
              Quote: zoolu350
              for the power of the oligarchy of the Russian Federation over the largest fragment of Russia suits them completely.

              And why are sand-crunches so devilish? lol strong ones? belay And - only a creak is heard, pouring from all the holes, sand ... lol
      2. albert
        albert 7 May 2018 14: 35
        +6
        Quote: Olgovich
        Approval of TERRORISM: what else to expect from yesterday's sandblasting forever?

        In the monarchist sect, the day of testing new drugs?
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich 8 May 2018 05: 15
          0
          Quote: albert
          In the monarchist sect, the day of testing new drugs?

          It's funny when drug addicts are interested in drug addiction. lol
    2. Basil50
      Basil50 7 May 2018 08: 27
      +8
      As subsequent life of Nicholas showed, he had a solid bone in his skull. He got the back of his head, but apparently the bone was solid.
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    4. iouris
      iouris 7 May 2018 12: 07
      0
      Quote: zoolu350
      The saber had to be sharpened better and the blow delivered sharper.

      It looks like an instruction. I wish you not to become a victim.
    5. Weyland
      Weyland 7 May 2018 17: 18
      +1
      Quote: zoolu350
      The saber had to be sharpened better and the blow delivered sharper.

      red-bellied am in his role ...
      1. zoolu350
        zoolu350 7 May 2018 17: 20
        +4
        Of course. Unlike you, the Bulk Khrusts, Soviet patriots have always wished their country and the common people prosperity, glory and development.
  3. heavy division
    heavy division 7 May 2018 05: 58
    +8
    Serious crime.
    Thank God the heir survived.
    Well, the attitude of the Japanese towards foreigners is indicative - from an attack on guests of the country, to treacherous attacks without declaring war - on Port Arthur in January 1904 and Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
    1. XII Legion
      XII Legion 7 May 2018 08: 19
      +23
      Moreover, the attempt occurred before the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 and before the Boxer Uprising of 1898-1901. - that is, before the events, as a result of which the European powers in general and Russia in particular, allegedly offended Japan.
      Accordingly, even such an explanation disappears.
      But there is an act of political terrorism (from which Europe moaned at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries), but who the customer is is an interesting question. But, as usual, a lonely policeman is the best legend (in the case considered in this article, in the recent murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey).
  4. Olgovich
    Olgovich 7 May 2018 06: 56
    +12
    The visit to Japan showed the close attention of the Russian leadership to its eastern borders, understanding the need to strengthen them.
    And Emperor Nicholas fulfilled his great historical mission: he built dead steel ridge of Russia-Transsibthan the Far East has preserved for Russia. It was the Trans-Siberian Railway (the second event after the discovery of America, according to the Americans) that provided the fastest settlement of Primorye, the rapid construction and armament of the region, which Japan, China and England had infested ....
    And so they met the heir on the way back, in Siberia. An interesting "poor beggar" Russian village with two-story dobronny houses and an abundance of people there
    1. your1970
      your1970 7 May 2018 12: 23
      +3
      when he drove through Orenburg - there was a meeting of local nobility / merchants.
      Representatives of the Volga region — Nikolaevsk, Aleksandrov Gaya, Novouzensk — went there. Allegedly, the first day everyone was in Cossack folk costumes (including women), and on the second day they were already in a civilian dress.
      1. Captain45
        Captain45 7 May 2018 13: 25
        +1
        Quote: your1970
        when he drove through Orenburg - there was a meeting of local nobility / merchants.

        On the wall of the house on Sovetskaya St. there is a memorial plaque about the presence of the heir to the throne of Tsarevich Nikolai in this house in Orenburg. Somewhere there was a photo, but could not find.
  5. kalibr
    kalibr 7 May 2018 07: 28
    +14
    "Dmitry Yegorovich Shevich recalled Sanzo as" the purest instance of a desperate samurai fanatic with a peculiar wild logic developed by a one-sided understanding of the Chinese classics, the only educational material whose spirit he was imbued with, and thoughts of himself constantly directed in one direction, a man deeply hating foreigners, proud and proud, under the guise of external humility, dreaming of great feats and changing their modest share of a simple policeman to a more important and honorable status, the nature of the dark, the stubborn, uncommunicative and focused. "I very much like it's some fellow commentators, no one seems to be?
    1. Lieutenant Teterin
      Lieutenant Teterin 7 May 2018 08: 57
      +9
      Dear Vyacheslav Olegovich, this characteristic is almost ideally suited to the description of your comrade commentators. Zealots of any kind are very similar in their behavior.
      1. Curious
        Curious 7 May 2018 13: 38
        +4
        Are you in the order of self-criticism, Teterin? Really insight ?!
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 7 May 2018 14: 00
          +2
          Are you in the order of self-criticism, Teterin? Really insight ?!

          what matters is not what the person believes, but how it conveys this to others. Viktor Nikolaevich, you and I can have completely different points of view, which will absolutely not interfere with our communication hi
          1. Curious
            Curious 7 May 2018 14: 15
            +4
            Sorry, Nikolay, but here is a slightly different situation. Mr. Teterin (as far as he is a lieutenant - I don’t know) is a peculiar personality. I thought, suddenly, he respected Brant and monk. Hence my comment. And communicating with him leads a run through the circus arena. I pass. Already physically not that.
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 7 May 2018 14: 25
              +3
              my friends, it is worth being kinder to each other .. drinks although .. this is your race wink I thought .. I should not go into other people's comments anymore .. hi
              1. Curious
                Curious 7 May 2018 14: 37
                +1
                No, no problem. Personally, I don’t feel any strong emotions for Teterin. Just a statement of fact based on previous experience.
        2. Lieutenant Teterin
          Lieutenant Teterin 7 May 2018 15: 47
          +2
          Good afternoon, dear Curious! I did not expect from you such an expressive reaction to my comment. I respect self-criticism and sometimes resort to it, but not in this case. I had in mind some commentators, so to speak, of pro-Marxist views, who, for the sake of their worldview, are beginning to fiercely argue with reality. Moreover, in the course of this dispute, they manage to deny the archival documents under the pretext that they are “fabricated by the CIA” (!) Or simply ignore them, relying on the identity of the opponents in the dispute.
          1. Curious
            Curious 7 May 2018 18: 00
            +3
            Hello, dear Lieutenant Teterin! It is not for nothing that modern scientists quite seriously discuss the theory of the existence of alter ego in our world. We change in your comments “pro-Marxist” to “monarchist” and “CIA” to “NKVD” and get a description of some commentators from the parallel world. Right then student
  6. geniy
    geniy 7 May 2018 08: 23
    +4
    Somewhere I read a completely different version, Pikul or something ...
    In that version, the heir to the throne, Nikolai, drank soundly throughout the voyage, and in Japan was also drunk. and while visiting a church or a monument there, the drunk heir wanted to piss, and began to do his job. Seeing this indecency, a simple Japanese policeman could not stand it and rushed to the villain with a saber.
    1. Lieutenant Teterin
      Lieutenant Teterin 7 May 2018 08: 54
      +11
      Pikul, in his work, to put it mildly, was somewhat fond of collecting myths about tsarist Russia. So this story is nothing more than a later myth.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 7 May 2018 17: 18
        +1
        Pikul, to put it mildly, spent his whole life in the archives, looking for various information. And he never wrote such nonsense about Nicholas.
        1. Dart2027
          Dart2027 7 May 2018 19: 58
          0
          Quote: Mikhail3
          Pikul, to put it mildly, all my life

          wrote fiction. That is, to perceive his works as historical chronicles is, in principle, pointless.
    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich 7 May 2018 11: 23
      +2
      Quote: geniy
      Seeing this indecency, a simple Japanese policeman could not stand it and rushed to the villain with a saber.

      But you just had to read the CHRONICLES of the incident ...
      And such nonsense would not have come to holow ....
    3. Captain45
      Captain45 7 May 2018 13: 28
      +1
      Quote: geniy
      Somewhere I read a completely different version, Pikul or something ...
      In that version, the heir to the throne, Nikolai, drank soundly throughout the voyage, and in Japan was also drunk. and while visiting a church or a monument there, the drunk heir wanted to piss, and began to do his job. Seeing this indecency, a simple Japanese policeman could not stand it and rushed to the villain with a saber.

      Nowhere in the works of Pikul there is no such version. Nicholas’s journey is mentioned only in the novel Unclean Force, but even there it is said that the incident was based on the hostility of the former samurai to foreigners.
    4. Weyland
      Weyland 7 May 2018 17: 20
      0
      Quote: geniy
      at Pikul or something ...

      Here is a rooted liar am ! According to Pikul and Vyrubov, she was Nikolai’s mistress - only after her arrest in 1917, honey. inspection showed that she is a virgin (hubby was useless)
    5. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 7 May 2018 18: 31
      +1
      This is not Pikul. This is the dilogy of the Russian science fiction writer A. Gromov "Russian Arkan".
  7. Monarchist
    Monarchist 7 May 2018 08: 40
    +1
    Quote: Vard
    So ... Poor saber ownership caused major geopolitical events ... You see, there would be no revolution ...

    In my opinion, this would be tantamount to declaring war
  8. Monarchist
    Monarchist 7 May 2018 08: 45
    +2
    Quote: geniy
    Somewhere I read a completely different version, Pikul or something ...
    In that version, the heir to the throne, Nikolai, drank soundly throughout the voyage, and in Japan was also drunk. and while visiting a church or a monument there, the drunk heir wanted to piss, and began to do his job. Seeing this indecency, a simple Japanese policeman could not stand it and rushed to the villain with a saber.

    Sheer nonsense. None of the memoirists recalls that the heir was so recruited. Perhaps you mixed up with B. On?
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    2. geniy
      geniy 7 May 2018 09: 54
      +2
      Most likely you are right about Nikolai. But I didn’t mix it up, and the source from where I got that information thirty years ago still cannot remember where I read it.
  9. Lieutenant Teterin
    Lieutenant Teterin 7 May 2018 08: 53
    +8
    Interesting article. But, as I think, Witte’s testimony about the impact of the Japanese incident on the policy of the Emperor is somewhat ... exaggerated, due to the fact that the ambitious Witte did not receive the support of his ambitions from Nikolai Alexandrovich.
    1. Captain45
      Captain45 7 May 2018 13: 32
      +2
      Quote: Lieutenant Teterin
      But, as I think, Witte’s testimony about the impact of the Japanese incident on the policy of the Emperor is somewhat ... exaggerated, due to the fact that the ambitious Witte did not receive the support of his ambitions from Nikolai Alexandrovich.

      Interestingly, what is this ambition? Who was Nikolai’s prime minister before the RIA, and then received the title of count and the nickname Polusakhalinsky for signing the peace treaty?
      1. Lieutenant Teterin
        Lieutenant Teterin 7 May 2018 15: 52
        +2
        Witte’s ambitions were considerable. Firstly, he was not the prime minister, but the chairman of the Council of Ministers. Before the reform of 1905, this post was more sinecure than a real power post. Secondly, during the same negotiations with Japan, Witte stepped aside from the direct instructions of Nicholas II and gave the Japanese half of Sakhalin. And this is not to mention the constant intrigues of Witte, and the desire to achieve personal, not official goals. He, for example, invested money in Dalny before Port of Arthur instead of Port Arthur, although the military pointed out to him the vulnerability of Dalny in the event of a war with Japan. But the "brilliant" and immensely conceited Witte chose to equip his toy under the pretext of the need for a trading port. Kersnovsky writes well about this in History of the Russian Army.
        1. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 7 May 2018 22: 52
          0
          Before the reform of 1905, the post of Chairman of the Council of Ministers did not exist at all. There was a post of the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. Witte was the last Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. And after the reform, he became the first Chairman of the Council of Ministers as a joint body. Moreover, for some time the Committee (before its abolition) and the Council existed in parallel, and Witte headed both of these bodies.
  10. Andy
    Andy 7 May 2018 11: 18
    -1
    "It is curious that for a long time it was believed that the attack on Nicholas was the main reason for the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905. But this opinion is rather controversial."
    what is controversial? Russia's Far Eastern policy towards Japan and China is a click on the samurai nose. which led to the war.
  11. iouris
    iouris 7 May 2018 12: 12
    +1
    Russia and Japan could become allies and break the game of Great Britain and the USA in the Far East. However, the deepest misunderstanding of the Japanese mentality, subjectivity and unwillingness to listen to the recommendations of specialists in Japan led to dire consequences for Russian statehood. The same story with China. If we are our "elite" so gravitated to the Anglo-Saxons, we must at least learn from them.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 7 May 2018 17: 22
      0
      There was another trifle. A trifle. Japan, England and the United States pumped huge loans. The Japanese, who fiercely needed resources for an industrial breakthrough, took these loans and set up ships for themselves and riveted weapons to take away those same resources from those around them.
      The Japanese could not attack the British and American possessions; they would have to give the money in force majeure. Who were their victims? And Russia didn’t have a trace of loans, the French themselves have borrowed debts ...
  12. Black joe
    Black joe 7 May 2018 13: 04
    +1
    The Japs breathe unevenly towards us, not evenly ...
    Maybe they see in us the successors of the great Genghis Khan empire (in variations), which almost devoured them. Yes, kamikaze helped twice ...
    Thanks for the interesting article
    1. Curious
      Curious 7 May 2018 13: 42
      +2
      "Maybe they see in us the successors of the great Genghis Khan empire ..."
      The German will say - "You are the Mongols"
      "The Mongols, the Mongols."
      Golden Tamerlane
      Grandchildren are naked.
      1. Black joe
        Black joe 7 May 2018 14: 22
        +1
        This is yes))
        But on the other hand, how much we swallowed up the wreckage of the once united empire - the Great and Nogai Hordes, Kazan, Astrakhan, Crimean, Siberian Khanates. How do lawyers about legal entities have an absorber, the legal successor of what they eat? wink
  13. mi24mu
    mi24mu 8 May 2018 13: 12
    +3
    And if Sanzo got into it, millions of lives would have been saved. request
  14. Edvid
    Edvid 3 June 2018 08: 23
    0
    Quote: Mikhail3
    About that and speech. Japanese fun with the sword and have fun. European melee weapons and their equipment are five goals higher than Japanese tricks and jumps.

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    Hollywood and proud Japanese greatly exaggerate the fighting ability of the samurai with their katanas .. The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. showed an advantage in the saber battle of Russian Cossacks over the Japanese ...
    There are cases when even alone a Cossack came out victorious against a dozen Japanese horsemen, killing half and capturing the rest ...