Life of remarkable monuments: Bread from Sarapulian peasants starving in Moscow and Petrograd


For the upcoming 10th anniversary of the "Military Review" opens the rubric "Life of remarkable monuments." In this section, photographs and small “biographies” of monuments and memorials that talk about stories our huge country: from Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Kaliningrad, from Makhachkala and Novorossiysk to Murmansk.


We are talking about monuments, which in themselves can tell a lot about what events took place in our country over its long history, what hardships it experienced, what victories it achieved on a long historical path.

In the first story, “The Life of Remarkable Monuments,” Military Review presents a memorial, which is installed on the forecourt of the Udmurt city of Sarapul. This is a steam locomotive that is not outwardly remarkable for anything special, although for today it is also worthy of attention. But in this case, it is more important with what history in the life of the country it is connected.

We are talking about a locomotive that tells about the events of the Civil War, those hungry years when millions of people had to literally survive, faced with the lack of the truly most necessary - bread.

The inscription on the engine reads: "Donation bread from the peasants of Sarapul County to the starving of Moscow and Petrograd."



And on the memorial plaque on the pedestal there is a reminder of how, in March 1919, the Sarapul peasants handed over to the residents of both capitals of young Soviet Russia 80 thousand pounds of donation bread that saved thousands of lives. This gift is rightly called the feat of the peasants, because the time was such that every ton of grain was by no means superfluous for the regions, for the peasant families themselves, who grew this grain in difficult conditions.



The steam engine 0v3705 is not the only element of the memorial. Next to it are three ears of corn, symbolizing the very harvest that was sent to the Muscovites and Petrograd residents more than a century ago by the local peasantry.



The memorial is simple, without any architectural and sculptural delights, however, it contains the very salt of the earth, the unity and the readiness for self-sacrifice, which are characteristic of Russia.
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  1. Igor Borisov_2 April 15 2020 15: 56 New
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    The necessary heading. We look forward to continuing ......
  2. parusnik April 15 2020 16: 09 New
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    An excellent monument and a heading so necessary ...
    1. Reptiloid April 15 2020 17: 45 New
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      Very interesting topic. Glad to create such a column.
  3. Hto tama April 15 2020 16: 10 New
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    Oh and my little town lit up in love
    1. zadorin1974 April 15 2020 18: 12 New
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      Well, Sasha, he’s not so small)))) He has a history of three hundred years. Older and Izhevsk and Votkinsk with Glazov. Products are known throughout the country, Ural radio tape recorders and ZiO receivers. Spasradio stations were on almost all aircraft (I still have somewhere the telescope the fishing rod from the antenna is lying around))))) Neighbor !! But for some reason I didn’t notice the ears near the sheep.
      1. ccsr April 15 2020 18: 32 New
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        Quote: zadorin1974
        .Products are known throughout the country, the Ural radio tape recorders and ZiO receivers.

        The Sarapul Radio Plant was known primarily as a defense company of national importance, and it made secret equipment for special forces and intelligence groups - the R-394KM and Severok in Soviet times. So the Ural radio tape recorders known in the country are just a by-product with their small production. Moreover, in this city there was also a manned division - so at that time it was the second city of Udmurtia, and I had to be there more than once. The only drawback was that there was no airport in the city at that time, we had to travel by train, and of course the supply of the city did not correspond to what the city produced.
        1. Hto tama April 15 2020 18: 38 New
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          There was no airport, there was a small aviation airport in the 50-60s, but at the expense of supply, these were questions to Izhevsk that we were spread rot at zero, because the city voted against Volkov, even for a while they did not give money for heating.
      2. Hto tama April 15 2020 18: 32 New
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        Small by the standards of modern megacities, only 100 people, but somehow cozy, although the 000s and zeros hit it a lot. Yes, and our industry is mostly destroyed, and after all, which factories have sunk into oblivion sad .And at the expense of the ears, they are the first to catch the eye when you get into the railway area. train station
        1. ccsr April 15 2020 18: 47 New
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          Quote: hto tama
          And our industry for the most part has been destroyed, but what factories have sunk into oblivion

          I met Zorkin a year ago at one anniversary - it seems that the plant lives and has orders, so it’s not so bad at the radio factory from his words.
          1. Hto tama April 15 2020 19: 04 New
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            The radio factory is alive, well, relatively, after the personal intervention of the darkest, in the 90s it was pulled into separate "artels", design bureaus, the electricity generator and Elekond also work, but the plant named after Dzerzhinsky, one of three plants throughout the USSR that made equipment for of drillers, died. There was a timber mill, a groat factory, a shoe factory and the Kama enterprise, which made Kama washing machines, mattresses and lining for aircraft, the keyword was sadAnd our Reach Fleet, too, alas, died
            1. zadorin1974 April 15 2020 19: 16 New
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              Sasha, lay out about the monument to Durova at the lodge. An interesting story will come out. And about the cropped division, its art warehouses have been utilized for more than a year, from 10 to 16 hours the roof bounced.
              1. Hto tama April 15 2020 19: 23 New
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                Well, when the “wild” division left Sarapul, I jumped for 5-7 hours when the tanks passed by laughing
                1. zadorin1974 April 15 2020 19: 25 New
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                  I talked about the disposal of shells. They were taken from us to Markovsky to blow you up.
                  1. Hto tama April 15 2020 19: 31 New
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                    Well, of course I don’t know about this, but about the withdrawal of the tank division, Sarapul still recalls, we called it the Wild Division wassat there in my opinion are now signalmen
              2. ccsr April 16 2020 12: 51 New
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                Quote: zadorin1974
                Sasha, about the monument to Durova at the lodge, lay it out.

                This is the first I learned from the history of the city of Sarapul when I first came on a business trip. And the second fact struck me even more - the participation of the Sarapul workers in Kolchak’s most combat-ready division and their stamina during the Civil War. In Soviet times, it was not customary to tell this, but local residents knew about it well.
                1. zadorin1974 April 17 2020 07: 31 New
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                  I didn’t hear about Sarapul workers. In 18, there was a rebellion of workers in Izhevsk and Votkinsk, supported by a union of front-line soldiers. Two volunteer divisions were formed from them. The most interesting is that in the first battles they went under the red banner with the inscription "You will gain the right to fight theirs "After the strongest battles in Bashkiria, they were brought together into one, under the command of Colonel Molchanov. Even the Bolsheviks called it iron. Her last battle took place near Volochaevskoy. Standing in defense, the remnants of the division left the remnants of the Far Eastern White Army burdened with families and convoys for the Amur . I have a good friend who dealt with the history of the Izhevsk-Votkinsk division (it was so officially called)
  4. AU Ivanov. April 15 2020 16: 16 New
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    Remove the automatic coupler from the engine, in those years it could not be. Put a screw harness, restore historical justice.
    1. Vladimir_2U April 15 2020 16: 53 New
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      Quote: AU Ivanov.
      Put a screw harness, restore historical justice.
      What a modest request, I would demand to establish the whole train, how many cars were there? (sarcasm).
  5. Ravil_Asnafovich April 15 2020 16: 23 New
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    I have several photos of this engine, especially since there is a death barge near Golyany, which during the civil war, the Kama flotilla recaptured the White Guards as a result of a special operation
    1. zadorin1974 April 15 2020 16: 46 New
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      Kolchakites Ravil were big lovers of barges. Besides Galyan, two barges were in Votkinsk (at the bridge, at the third passage of the VMZ). In general, they cut each other in a childish way, as the Azintsy and Kolchak’s 16th division.
      1. Ravil_Asnafovich April 15 2020 18: 11 New
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        So for sure, in the eighties the witnesses were still alive, Sarapul is liked, though not from Sarapul, it’s a pity that we don’t save the building especially.
    2. Vladimir_2U April 15 2020 16: 51 New
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      Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
      there is a death barge, which during the civil war, the Kama flotilla recaptured from the White Guards as a result of a special operation
      But as usual, the authorship of this idea was attributed to the Bolsheviks.
      1. Reptiloid April 15 2020 17: 57 New
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        In fact, it was Jean-Baptiste-Career during the French Revolution who invented to flood barges with people, including priests. When pacified Nantes. Thousands of people drowned in this way.
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
        there is a death barge, which during the civil war, the Kama flotilla recaptured from the White Guards as a result of a special operation
        But as usual, the authorship of this idea was attributed to the Bolsheviks.

        Interestingly, speaking of the French Revolution respectfully, the same people happen to condemn the Bolsheviks. And revolutionary terror was first in France
      2. zadorin1974 April 15 2020 18: 29 New
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        Is this where you read about Vladimir’s authorship? It’s just that the situation in Prikamye was flaky. The workers of the Izhevsk and Votkinsk plants really did not like the imposition of new orders by the immigrant Bolsheviks and KGB officers (and the factories were rich and armored from conscription). in the arsenal there was a sea (but few cartridges) of the workers supported by the recovering hospitals and the disabled team of the arsenal. Since there was no prison in Izhevsk or Votkinsk, the prisoners were driven to two wooden punts captured in two working villages .. In Golyany, the Red Guard prisoners were on a barge Azina. Well, here everything started spinning. No one wanted to forgive anyone.
        1. Vladimir_2U April 16 2020 13: 22 New
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          Quote: zadorin1974
          This is where you read about the authorship of Vladimir?
          Not in this article, do not worry.
  6. DMB 75 April 15 2020 16: 28 New
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    I agree, men, this is a very interesting section, we have many monuments that deserve attention because of their unusualness and uniqueness. Monument to Bread! I didn’t know what it is, well done in Sarapul, these monuments are needed, and not plaques to the mangerheim and obelisks to the Nazis on our land. Thank you for the VO team heading, we will wait for the continuation of interesting stories about such monuments!
    1. Hto tama April 15 2020 19: 20 New
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      I agree with you the necessary column, we have a rich history, about my Sarapul I can say that not so long ago we installed a monument to the native of Sarapul, cavalry-girl Nadezhda Durova, we have something to be proud of, like many other cities of Russia soldier drinks
  7. T.Henks April 15 2020 17: 36 New
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    Need an idea. The memory is that without liberal servileness, completely repelled. Maybe someone has something worthy in his soul stirs, except for whining and rudeness.
  8. Poplar M1 April 16 2020 07: 36 New
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    It is already known how the peasants "presented" bread to the starving of Moscow and Petrograd, and how many were shot according to the direct instructions of Lenin and the smaller leaders. Although, who considered them peasants as people? Like now.