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Japanese press: The country honors the memory of Russian sailors who died in the Battle of Tsushima

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In 1959, in Shimane Prefecture on the island of Honshu, a monument was erected in honor of the Russian sailors who died in the Tsushima battle during the Russo-Japanese War. Over time, its foundation began to deteriorate, but last year the local municipality allocated funds to rebuild it.


This is reported by the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, noting that in the Land of the Rising Sun they honor the memory of Russian sailors.

In 1905, the Russian military transport ship "Irtysh" sank in the sea near the Japanese village of Vaku due to numerous damages received in the Tsushima battle. Then the local residents managed to save 265 Russian sailors. Soon after, they erected a monument to the dead members of the Irtysh team.

A similar memorial on the Japanese coast is not the only one, there are others.

In the comments to the publication in the Japanese press, not all readers support such an attitude towards the dead Russian naval sailors, accusing Russian and Soviet soldiers and sailors of "barbarism" and "atrocities." But most approve of the fact that the Japanese honor the memory of the dead Russians.

It is good that the Japanese sailors rescued their Russian opponents, even sometimes stopping their ships. This, in particular, was known to the commander of the Second Japanese Squadron Hikonojo Kamimura. True, not everyone understood these humane actions in Japan. Stones were thrown into his windows and shouted "Russian spy!"

- says one of the readers.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 10 March 2021 17: 21
    +14
    It's good that adequate people have an understanding ... You can't fight the Fallen! Every Warrior is worthy of memory and burial.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 10 March 2021 17: 27
      +1
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Every Warrior is worthy of memory and burial.

      It's right. Each warrior who defended his Fatherland is worthy of memory in his Fatherland. The greatness of the nation is manifested in the preservation of military burials. But true humanity is evident in this:
      It is good that the Japanese sailors rescued their Russian opponents, even sometimes stopping their ships. This, in particular, was known to the commander of the Second Japanese Squadron Hikonojo Kamimura. True, not everyone understood these humane actions in Japan.
      1. volodimer
        volodimer 10 March 2021 17: 56
        +4
        Kamimura was not particularly threatened by anyone. He could easily stop his ships.
        But, the fact that after the battle with the Vladivostok detachment of cruisers, after the sinking of "Rurik", its ships rescued our sailors, it is true. But the fact that "these of his human actions in Japan did not understand all" This is a lie! Kamimura suffered for a whole bunch of his jambs.
    2. Undecim
      Undecim 10 March 2021 17: 57
      +13
      The monument was not only restored, it was moved to a new place, as it was destroyed in the old one. Now it is installed near the local cultural center.

      I had to be in Japan. The Japanese approach this issue very responsibly.
    3. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 10 March 2021 18: 03
      -6
      Quote: Hunter 2
      You cannot fight with the Fallen! Every Warrior is worthy of memory and burial.

      Does this also apply to the graves of Germans, Romanians, Hungarians and other White Czechs? Or # is that something else?
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 10 March 2021 18: 06
        -3
        Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.

        Does this also apply to the graves of Germans, Romanians, Hungarians and White Czechs? Or # is that something else?

        Somewhere Vandals were massively noted? We have criminal liability for such actions.
        Why did you even write your comment? So threw ???
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 10 March 2021 18: 18
          -2
          Quote: Hunter 2
          Somewhere Vandals were massively noted?

          It's not about vandalism. In VO, some especially zealous devotees regularly whine that "alien" graves should be removed from the Russian land. You see the "kohl-s-urengoy" everywhere, don't you?
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 11 March 2021 03: 42
            -3
            Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            It's not about vandalism. In VO, some especially zealous devotees regularly whine that "alien" graves should be removed from the Russian land. You see the "kohl-s-urengoy" everywhere, don't you?
            What, you see no reasons from the same Poles, Czechs, who else is there? And do not confuse the care of graves with indignation over the behavior of some bureaucratic sycophants.
      2. volodimer
        volodimer 10 March 2021 18: 27
        0
        Yes, that's different! Another because in the above; 1st civil war, they beat their own. (we get the Spanish version) 2nd (Hungarians-White Czechs war on foreign territory) Intervention ...
        Who is where and for whom ...
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 10 March 2021 18: 39
          -5
          Quote: volodimer
          1st civil war, they beat their own. (we get the Spanish version)

          What is this "Spanish version"? When did they slap the left on the cabbage soup?
          We, my dear, had our own fratricidal "version", though not meaningless, but very merciless. So the Spaniards should not be attracted here for the "nopasaranas".
      3. volodimer
        volodimer 10 March 2021 18: 33
        -3
        Does this also apply to the graves of Germans, Romanians, Hungarians and other White Czechs? Or # is that something else?
        Yes, this is completely different !!! We cannot forbid them to look after their graves, but we certainly cannot permit to erect monuments there.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 10 March 2021 18: 42
          -2
          Quote: volodimer
          Yes, this is completely different !!!

          Q.E.D)
          Quote: volodimer
          but we definitely cannot permit to erect monuments there.

          Why exactly? In the appropriate style - yes, let them put it.
      4. vitvit123
        vitvit123 10 March 2021 19: 11
        +7
        There's a very important addition in the second comment in my opinion.
        Every warrior who defended his Fatherland.
        After the first comment, I don’t quite agree either .. in the Second World War over our land and over people such atrocities were happening ... and I think it is wrong to honor such warriors, albeit after death.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 10 March 2021 20: 11
          -3
          Quote: vitvit123
          and I consider it wrong to honor such warriors, albeit after death.

          What, nafig, in the graves the ascension? Last name, dates, RIP - everything. Who raises what?
          1. vitvit123
            vitvit123 10 March 2021 21: 41
            +1
            I didn’t say who exactly and where lifts! I expressed my thought that not every soldier is worthy of memory (in a respectful sense) from the perspective of the first comment.
            1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
              Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 10 March 2021 22: 32
              -3
              Quote: vitvit123
              I expressed my thought that not every soldier is worthy of memory (

              Everyone is worthy of the grave. What about your favorite mantra 'until the last soldier is buried ...'? Is she selective too?
              1. vitvit123
                vitvit123 11 March 2021 16: 00
                0
                Are you here or when .. ?? !! In general, perhaps ... where did you get my favorite mantra ?? !! .. I comment here, in my opinion, quite rarely, precisely because of the fact that less often come across your conclusions, and you mean my mantras .. in more detail, that do you know about me? And where does the information come from?
    4. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 11 March 2021 03: 45
      +2
      Quote: Hunter 2
      It's good that adequate people have an understanding ... you can't fight the Fallen

      For the Japanese, this is the only war where they have shown themselves to be "adequate people".
  2. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 10 March 2021 17: 24
    +7
    Yes. In this regard, the Japanese must be given their due.
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 10 March 2021 17: 46
      +13
      There is such a thing, well done.
      For almost 30 years, every second Saturday of the month, about a hundred students from Katsuyama High School have come to the Russian cemetery. The remains of 98 soldiers and officers who died in Matsuyama from their wounds lie here. The sailors who were in the camp were just from those most famous Port-Artur ships: "Varyag", "Guardian", "Sentry", "Yekaterinoslav." they wash the gravestones, put flowers and incense, spend a minute of silence.
      Japanese schoolchildren look after the graves of Russian soldiers at the Russian cemetery in Matsuyama Japan, Cemetery, Culture, Schoolchildren
      “This is the second year I come here as a volunteer. Why?” Thirteen-year-old Miyu Kiguchi wonders over the question. “Well, so that the Russians, who have found peace not in their homeland, but in my country, can rest in peace.”
      “There is no special way of teaching in our school. We do not force children. For them, it is primarily a tradition - their predecessors, schoolchildren of other generations, often - their parents came to this cemetery every second Saturday of the month. to support the tradition. The rest comes naturally, apparently. I started working at this school four years ago, and then I was deeply impressed by the children's attitude to this ritual, "says school teacher Shinya Hamamoto

      1. mr.ZinGer
        mr.ZinGer 10 March 2021 19: 04
        0
        I wonder how the ashes of the sailors Varyag and the Guardian could end up in Japan, but I like the general message.
        1. Constanty
          Constanty 11 March 2021 18: 54
          -1
          I do not know about the Guardian, but the bodies of the fallen could have been in the wreckage of the Varyag. After the ship was raised and during its repairs in Japan, it is possible that the remains of the Russians were buried there.
          1. mr.ZinGer
            mr.ZinGer 11 March 2021 19: 22
            0
            Excuse me, the Varyag was deliberately flooded, before that, that the compartments were not examined, the command was not counted ?!
            Then a complete trend.
            1. Constanty
              Constanty 11 March 2021 19: 49
              0
              Probably, they were searched before the ship was flooded - It is not known if all who died in the previous battle were found.
              1. mr.ZinGer
                mr.ZinGer 11 March 2021 20: 46
                0
                Human losses:

                Rangefinder officer midshipman Count Nirod and 38 lower ranks were killed;
                3 officers (seriously - warrant officer Gubonin, lightly - warrant officer Laboda and Balk) and 70 lower ranks were wounded;
                shell-shocked and wounded in the head, Commander 1st-Class Captain Rudnev.
                This is a note from wikipedia, there are no missing items.
                1. Constanty
                  Constanty 11 March 2021 20: 53
                  0
                  It doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. We know who died - there were, for example, witnesses - is this true proof that all the bodies were recovered and recovered before the Varyag sank?
  3. Niko
    Niko 10 March 2021 17: 36
    +13
    I live in Berlin. There are a lot of monuments and memorable places associated with 1945. Are kept in order. Most of the Germans have a positive attitude. The most common answer to my questions about the attitude to these monuments and the USSR in 1945 is "why not? They also liberated us." (Meaning from Nazism (the word fascism is almost never used here) and I communicated on this topic with builders and builders and with very educated and not poor people (once with a married couple of history teachers at the university, for example)
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 10 March 2021 18: 39
      0
      Quote: Niko
      . The most widespread answer to my questions about the attitude to these monuments and the USSR in 1945 - "why not? They also FREE us."

      only because they are positive that the nation has undergone a serious course of treatment for the Nazi virus
      1. Niko
        Niko 11 March 2021 14: 06
        0
        You are right, But the other side of this question is interesting for me: In the overwhelming majority, the Germans now perceive themselves as RELEASED from Nazism, that is, they absolutely do not identify themselves with the "Germans" of the times of 39-45, rather it looks like they were occupied, captured, they robbed (hard to find) the NATI as they call that regime. (once one said in front of me (without collision, quite peacefully) "but they were OUR grandparents" (meaning the Nazis) so they almost beat him
  4. cniza
    cniza 10 March 2021 17: 47
    +16
    Japanese press: The country honors the memory of Russian sailors who died in the Battle of Tsushima


    Thanks to normal Japanese people ...
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 10 March 2021 18: 09
      +1
      Quote: cniza
      Japanese press: The country honors the memory of Russian sailors who died in the Battle of Tsushima


      Thanks to normal Japanese people ...

      They rightly believe that "Everyone will be rewarded according to his deeds .."

      Greetings, Vitya hi
      1. cniza
        cniza 10 March 2021 20: 58
        +2
        Hi Gena! hi

        In general, in this respect, they are an example for many ...
  5. knn54
    knn54 10 March 2021 18: 08
    +1
    Let's not forget that the passage of a huge squadron from Libava (Liepaja) to Tsushima without bases, without rear services is a feat that has no equal in history.
    1. Constanty
      Constanty 11 March 2021 19: 02
      0
      Not completely. In 1907-1909, the so-called American "Great White Fleet" as part of mines. of 16 battleships made a round-the-world voyage.

  6. orionvitt
    orionvitt 10 March 2021 19: 43
    +1
    accusing Russian and Soviet soldiers and sailors of "barbarism" and "atrocities".
    And this is said by those who, in atrocities, surpassed even Hitler's executioners. And so far, the events of the Second World War are fully justifying themselves. Just think destroyed 32 million. Chinese (not counting the rest, including the Russians). And what, "it's a matter of everyday life."
  7. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 10 March 2021 20: 32
    +3
    A new monument was erected on his grave in 2002 in honor of the day of the Russian Navy.

    There are always fresh flowers - as a tribute to the heroic deed of Ivan Nikiforovich Shutov, a sailor from the Varyag cruiser.
  8. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 10 March 2021 23: 12
    0
    The Japanese are a healthy person.