The beginning of the Tambov uprising

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The beginning of the Tambov uprising
Tambov province before the revolution


the uprising of 1920-1921 was often compared either with the French Vendee of the late XNUMXth century, or with similar peasant wars in Russia itself - under the leadership of Razin, Bulavin or Pugachev. However, in these cases, in addition to some similarities, there are differences. So, a significant difference from the Vendee is that the Tambov rebels did not have help from abroad, and the uprising itself was not pro-monarchist. From the previous Russian peasant wars, the main difference is that there were no Cossacks in the Tambov region, while the uprisings of Razin or Pugachev were in fact Cossack-peasant ones.



How this uprising began, took place and was suppressed - we will follow in two parts of this article.

Tambov province and Alexander Antonov on the eve of the uprising


Before the First World War, the Tambov province was famous as one of the most fertile provinces in the country. The yields here were high, which also ensured a normal standard of living for the local population, the vast majority of whom were peasants. Of the total population of 3,7 million people in 1918, only 268 thousand lived in cities, in total there were 12 cities and 7 villages and villages in the province.

After the Bolsheviks seized power for the first few months, only the cities were subjected to their influence. The countryside for the first time felt all the "charms" of the Bolsheviks only in the summer of 1918, when mobilization was announced in the province.

The peasants, for the most part, did not burn with the desire to go to the fratricidal Civil War, but some nevertheless arrived at the recruiting stations. However, the mobilization was organized so badly that the recruits did not even bother to provide normal food. As a result, most of them immediately deserted, hiding either at home or in the forests. And thus became “outlaws” for the Bolsheviks.

In addition to the "deserters", who did not pose any threat to the authorities, there were also many people with military or revolutionary experience in the province. A significant part of adult men went through the First World War, many returned home with their front-line weapons.
In the spring of 1917, all the political prisoners of the revolutionaries were also released, one of whom was the Social Revolutionary Alexander Stepanovich Antonov.


Alexander Antonov

Antonov, despite the age of 28, had a rich revolutionary experience. Even in his youth, he joined the Socialist-Revolutionary Party, and at the age of 19 he was convicted for preparing an assassination attempt on General Alexander Sandetsky, who was "famous" for his cruelty in suppressing peasant riots. Although the attempt ultimately failed, Antonov was sentenced to life imprisonment. By the way, General Sandetsky himself will be shot in 1918 by the Bolsheviks.

Leaving the spring of 1917 under an amnesty, Antonov returned to his native land, where he began working as a junior assistant to the head of the Tambov police. A few months later he was promoted to the head of the militia of the Kirsanovsky district.

In the spring of 1918, a train of heavily armed Czechs, former prisoners, who now rebelled in order to return home, followed Kirsanov Uyezd. Antonov delayed the train and, through persuasion, persuaded the rebels to hand over all their weapons. However, having received the weapon, Antonov did not hand it over to the authorities, but safely hid it in the forest, guessing that it might soon come in handy. And he was not wrong.

In August of the same year, the Tambov Chekists discovered correspondence, which reported that the Socialist-Revolutionaries, in alliance with the local police, were preparing an anti-Bolshevik uprising. Suspicion fell primarily on Antonov.

Without waiting for his arrest, he fled to Samara, while the Tambov Bolsheviks, meanwhile, sentenced him to death in absentia.

Having created a detachment of almost 15 people from his friends, already in December Alexander Antonov returned to his native land and killed those who sentenced him to death. After that, hiding in the forests, he began to periodically attack the Chekists and food detachments hated by the people, who robbed the peasants of bread and cattle. All this brought him popularity among the local population.

By the summer of 1919, there were already 150 people in Antonov’s detachment, and the number of communists and food detachments destroyed by them exceeded a hundred. Only in the fall, the Bolsheviks sent a large detachment of 250 soldiers against him, but they could not defeat the Antonovites or capture their leader. Antonovtsy after several clashes only retreated into the forest.

The beginning of a full-scale uprising


In the summer of 1920, the Tambov province suffered from a severe drought. Only 12 million poods of grain were collected, while the surplus plans were not reduced, and they reached 11,5 million poods. Although it was obvious to everyone that such plans were unrealistic, in August the food detachments began to confiscate bread from the peasants, in fact dooming them to starvation.

The village of Khitrovo was the first to revolt on August 15, in which the peasants disarmed the food detachment that had come to them for new requisitions. After that, other villages also rose. Already on August 21, a state of siege was introduced in the Tambov province. The Bolsheviks sent a punitive detachment under the command of Alexander Schlichter to suppress the uprising, but he was soon defeated and forced to flee to Tambov.


Tambov rebels

On August 25, Alexander Antonov declared himself the leader of the uprising, but in fact it remained spontaneous for some time. Antonov continued to command only his detachment, while in other villages and districts their own insurgent detachments arose, each with its own commander.

The unified command of the Tambov rebels appeared only in November 1920, when they created the Main Operational Headquarters. He subjugated numerous peasant commanders, turning their disparate detachments into a virtually unified army.

Alexander Antonov headed the headquarters, and his faithful comrade-in-arms Pyotr Tokmakov was in command of the army. He participated in the Russian-Japanese and World War I, rose to the rank of lieutenant of the tsarist army, had four St. George's crosses and had the richest combat experience among the rebels. As chief of staff, Antonov actually became a subordinate of the commander-in-chief Tokmakov, and this was a reasonable distribution of duties: each of them did what he was most competent in.


Petr Tokmakov

Pyotr Tokmakov also headed the Union of the Working Peasantry, which exercised political control in all the territories occupied by the rebels. He put forward the STK and the main demands of the uprising: the elimination of the Bolshevik government, the resolution of the activities of all parties, excluding the Bolsheviks and monarchists, the abolition of the food requisition and food detachments, political freedoms, and the convening of the Constituent Assembly.

The Bolsheviks, meanwhile, continued to try to suppress the Tambov uprising, but it turned out extremely unsuccessfully for them. In December, all the red troops of the province were headed by Alexander Pavlov. At his disposal, there were over 12 soldiers, 000 machine guns and 136 guns. But this was clearly not enough, and the rebel army, already numbering more than 18 people, inflicted a number of defeats on Pavlov.

By February 1921, the uprising was at its peak. In addition to the Tambov province, it also spread to many districts of the Voronezh, Penza and Saratov provinces, a huge territory was under the control of the rebels.


In this situation, feeling a clear threat to his power, Lenin makes concessions: he cancels the surplus appraisal in the Tambov province. The following month, when the sailors' uprising took place in Kronstadt, the surplus appraisal was already canceled throughout the country. The Bolsheviks also abandoned the policy of "war communism", replaced by the New Economic Policy (NEP).

The fact that the uprisings in the Tambov province and Kronstadt served as the direct cause of such a sharp change in policy was openly recognized even by Stalin in 1924:

“Are we not late with the abolition of the surplus appropriation? Didn't such facts as Kronstadt and Tambov take to make us understand that it is impossible to live further under the conditions of war communism?

The Tambov peasants celebrated the abolition of the surplus appraisal as their victory. Some of them, having decided that the main goal of the uprising had been achieved, went home. On the whole, however, the uprising continued.

Antonov himself reacted this way to news about the abolition of the surplus:

Yes, the men won. Although only temporarily, of course. And here we are, fathers-commanders, now the cover.

On April 11, the rebels won another major victory: they defeated the garrison in Rasskazovo, capturing a battalion of Red Army soldiers. After that, the unfortunate Alexander Pavlov was removed from the post of commander of the Soviet troops in the Tambov province. His place was taken by Mikhail Tukhachevsky, with whom the Bolsheviks pinned great hopes.

To be continued ...
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  1. +7
    February 22 2023
    "General Alexander Sandetsky, who "became famous" for his cruelty in the suppression of peasant riots" - according to V. Ryzhkov, the provinces rebelled most actively against the communists, and in the provinces - counties and volosts, which most zealously rebelled under the tsar ...
  2. +10
    February 22 2023
    Even before the October Revolution, the tsarist government introduced this surplus in 1916. After February, the Provisional Government continued it, so there is no need to attribute this surplus appropriation as an invention of the Bolsheviks.
    But it was under the Bolsheviks with this surplus that a vicious circle turned out. The peasants wanted to get industrial goods for their grown grain, but for this it was necessary to restore and run the factories. Only workers could do this, but they did not have the strength to do it because of hunger. And this vicious circle could only be broken by force. And as always, "initiative idiots" were found on the ground - the predecessors of the organizers of social competitions, and they raked everything from the peasants to the last grain, although this contradicted instructions from Moscow from the Bolshevik leaders.
    As for Antonov and his partisan army, this experienced SR militant had completely different tasks than the Tambov peasants. If the Tambov peasants from the uprising expected to get the opportunity to buy pants, plows and nails for their grown grain, then Antonov, with the help of this uprising, wanted to overthrow the dictatorship of the Bolsheviks and convene the Constituent Assembly, beloved by the Socialist-Revolutionaries. It is clear that if Antonovism had won, then it would not have abandoned this surplus appraisal, since it was impossible to feed the workers in the cities otherwise ...
    1. +6
      February 22 2023
      As for Antonov and his partisan army, this experienced SR militant had completely different tasks than the Tambov peasants.
      Quite right, the Socialist-Revolutionary program, which seems to be a peasant one, precisely, that "seems to be." Least of all Antonov cared about the peasants, he simply used their dissatisfaction with the surplus appropriation for personal party purposes.
      1. +2
        February 22 2023
        The author, quite by accident, "forgot" to mention that the indicated black earth provinces, including Tambov, were the "patrimony" of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party.
        1. +1
          February 22 2023
          Quote: kor1vet1974
          The author, quite by accident, "forgot" to mention that the indicated black earth provinces, including Tambov, were the "patrimony" of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party.

          Not by chance. The usual custom-made anti-Soviet article "in the spirit of the times."))) It's a pity the time spent on it, however, it was necessary to look at the author's name right away.
          1. 0
            February 23 2023

            The inscription ON THE MONUMENT: "The communists who died at the hands of the kulaks during the kulak uprising in 1921 are buried here. Becker NG, Borsh NN, Volde IN, Gassman A., Gosnits I., German T. I., Zaltsman V.E., Kesler II, Sander N.I., Sterzer P.P., Schuller I.Ya. "
            A characteristic monument of the Soviet power of that time, isn't it?
  3. +10
    February 22 2023
    I had a friend from Tambov. Quiet and calm man. He brought great potatoes. But somehow there was talk of the Tambov uprising. It's like he's been replaced. He got furious, began to scold the Soviet government, talk about the atrocities of the Bolsheviks, and was ready to get into a fight for Tukhachevsky. So many years have passed, and the echoes of those events are sitting in people ...

    By the way, in 2022 Tambov was once again recognized as the cleanest among the industrial cities of Russia. And for many years the region has been ranked first in the ranking of the most environmentally friendly regions.
    1. +5
      February 22 2023
      In the late 70s, I was at a training camp near Morshansk, as the people from the garrison called the locals "Antons" and often complained about their unfriendly attitude. And the black soil there is 70 centimeters, stick a stick and you will be with the harvest! They dug an obstacle course and were surprised.
  4. +3
    February 22 2023
    the uprising of 1920-1921 was often compared either with the French Vendee of the late XNUMXth century, or with similar peasant wars in Russia itself - under the leadership of Razin, Bulavin or Pugachev.
    What kind of nonsense? Who compared? Absolutely incomprehensible analogies. Patriotic Vendee was called the rebellion of the Cossacks on the Don and the beginning of the Civil.
    In the spring of 1918, a train of heavily armed Czechs, former prisoners, who now rebelled in order to return home, followed Kirsanov Uyezd. Antonov delayed the train and, through persuasion, persuaded the rebels to hand over all their weapons.
    It seems to me that such tales are poisoned in smoking rooms
    1. +3
      February 22 2023
      The whole article is similar to a bike from a smoking room. Completely value judgments.
    2. +4
      February 22 2023
      It seems to me that such tales are poisoned in smoking rooms
      You know, there was an echelon with weapons, Antonov successfully hid it, but there was no echelon with Czechoslovaks and Antonov did not disarm anyone. The Czechoslovaks did not go to Tambov. smile
      1. +7
        February 22 2023
        Quote: kor1vet1974
        but there was no echelon with Czechoslovaks and Antonov did not disarm anyone.

        so I'm talking about this - a train of armed (naturally) Czechoslovaks was driving home and right in the center of a troubled country, I decided to give all the weapons to Mr. Antonov. And then we went so naked - well, this is nonsense wassat
        1. +3
          February 22 2023
          If we take into account that the city of Penza was determined for disarmament, then the Czechs decided to call in Tambov, it’s nearby. Just a stone’s throw, and then return to Penza and from there, choo-choo-chuchuh, straight to Vladivostok. smile
  5. +7
    February 22 2023
    The countryside for the first time felt all the "charms" of the Bolsheviks only in the summer of 1918, when mobilization was announced in the province.
    that is, before the Bolsheviks, regarding the life of peasants in Russia, "charms" were applicable without quotes? Apparently, the "crunch of Khrantsuzskaya bun" was heard throughout the vastness - "from Vladivostok to Brest", unicorns were flying over the country pooping bullocks and pissing with cologne "Chanel No. And then the Bolsheviks came, they robbed everyone, they arrested everyone, they broke everything and destroyed it. So? author? Or apparently they mixed up the history lesson in a modern school .. well, then okay request
    1. +8
      February 22 2023
      In Siberia and the Urals, the peasant women of the delights of Kolchak, and before that the Socialist-Revolutionary-Menshevik Directory, felt a little later, by the autumn of 1918. And how they felt, how they rose, and how it grew into a powerful partisan movement .... Here, Kolchak and betrayed .. allies .. laughing
      1. +1
        February 22 2023
        In Siberia and the Urals, the peasant women of the delights of the Kolchak region, and before that the Social Revolutionary-Menshevik Directory, felt a little later,
        but this is not necessary! Here is not necessary about it! They filmed such a romantic about him - "Admiral" is called. Why denigrate the almost holy chelaEk? Here they shot a film, well, eat. And generally speaking -
        1. -1
          February 22 2023
          Here is not necessary about it!
          Yes .. Yes .. and why remember the Socialist-Revolutionary riots in the same 1918? In Rybinsk, Yaroslavl, in the same Tambov, Kolov? Socialist-Revolutionary governments in Turkestan, in Arkhangelsk? laughing
          1. +6
            February 22 2023
            Quote: kor1vet1974
            Yes .. Yes .. and why remember the Socialist-Revolutionary riots in the same 1918? In Rybinsk, Yaroslavl, in the same Tambov, Kolov?

            Khikhiks .. about the Rybinsk uprising, supporters of the RKMP try not to remember. For the citizen Savinkov, who led it, showed the full power of his organizational abilities, wresting defeat from the hands of victory with incredible efforts. smile
            Of the three rebellious cities in Rybinsk, there was one of the largest organizations in terms of the number of organizations of the "Union for the Defense of the Motherland and Freedom", the most organized, headed by the head of the entire militant wing of the party. The weakest enemy forces and the largest weapons depots.
            And the result? Of the six detachments, five are blocked in the places of assembly. The sixth, led by Savinkov, fought a little - and fled, throwing down his weapons.
          2. +2
            February 22 2023
            Socialist-Revolutionary governments in Turkestan,
            If you are talking about the Osipov rebellion in Tashkent, then it lasted 2 days (January 18-20, 1919) with a well-known zero result.
      2. +9
        February 22 2023
        Quote: kor1vet1974
        In Siberia and the Urals, the peasant women of the delights of the Kolchak region, and before that the Socialist-Revolutionary-Menshevik Directory, felt a little later, by the autumn of 1918. And how they felt, how they rose, and how it grew into a powerful partisan movement ....

        Oh yes ... The Supreme Ruler is just the same reference example of how the White movement dug its own grave with its own hands. Well, you have to manage to turn people who met you as a liberator into rebels and red partisans in six months. And how famously he acted with the remnants of the Constituent Assembly ... smile
        1. +1
          February 22 2023
          And how famously he acted with the remnants of the Constituent Assembly ...
          The Supreme Ruler, for the post of Minister of War, was invited by the Socialist-Revolutionary Directory, and he .. They warmed the place for him, took a liking to him .. and he: "It's not good, Shurik, to deceive the elders. Did they carry 500 thousand on the train? ... Not at all good, Shurik "( With). smile
          1. +2
            February 22 2023
            Quote: kor1vet1974
            The Supreme Ruler, for the post of Minister of War, was invited by the Socialist-Revolutionary Directory, and he .. They warmed the place for him, took a sip .. and he:

            A year earlier, politicians also invited one general to the post of Minister of War. They promised mountains of gold - if only he would help the Soviets to lime. And as soon as he started, they immediately declared him a rebel and rushed to bow to the Soviets, who tied him up.
            So, PMSM, in this case Cristobal Chozevich Alexander Vasilyevich managed to do it earlier. © smile
    2. +2
      February 22 2023
      What does it have to do with "from Vladivostok to Brest"? The article deals only with the Tambov province. Yes, before the revolution it was considered prosperous and richer than many other provinces. I didn’t talk about the whole country, so there’s no need to distort it).
      1. -1
        February 22 2023
        The article deals only with the Tambov province. Yes, before the revolution it was considered prosperous and richer than many other provinces.

        I do not undertake to say for the topic of the article and its content, but it is so. And, by the way, a lot of noble estates were located around the same Penza. From Tarkhan (the estate of Lermontov's grandmother, he is buried there), to the estate of the Karakozovs.
        Penza and Tambov, EMNIP, at one time were part of the same province. The land is rich, black earth, stick a stick - it will bloom. If in Leningrad we have the first vegetable grown since May - a radish, then in Tambov they manage to harvest it two crops a year. Two, Carl! The nights are dark, the radish goes to the root, and not to the tops - at least, they told me so, only Sergey-Korsar4 can enlighten, he is a professional. good And we have June - white nights, everything, sailed.
        Yes, and our V.O. Shpakovsky just does not grow pineapples on six acres. Earth! request
        This is just a remark. Regardless of the topic of the article, which I am not going to discuss. hi I beg you not to spank, clairvoyant gentlemen! drinks
        1. 0
          February 22 2023
          Greetings, Nikolay hi
          Penza and Tambov, EMNIP, at one time were part of the same province.

          Here your memory let you down a little - they were in their provinces of the same name, but many of the original Penza lands were really part of the Tambov province with an area of ​​58 versts² (511 km²). This province belonged to the eastern half of the central agricultural region of European Russia and occupied the territories of modern Tambov, partially Lipetsk, Voronezh, Ryazan, Penza, Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov regions and the Republic of Mordovia.
  6. 0
    February 22 2023
    the uprising of 1920-1921 was often compared to the French Vendée of the late XNUMXth century
    And you, did you compare? First: the peasants of the Vendée rose on their own, and were led by leaders from the peasant milieu. Secondly, the movement itself in the Vendée is a movement that has risen in the name of faith, in the name of Christ. It is no coincidence that the heart and the cross are the symbol of the Vendeans. In the slogan "For faith! For the king!" for the peasants it was fundamentally "For the faith!" "For the king!" This is already the nobles came up with. And then their peasants were invited as military specialists. Traditional forces were behind the uprising in the Vendée, do you understand? There was a confrontation between two systems: the liberal-democratic and traditional Catholic. The main thing for the Vendeans was the religious issue. And to compare, with Razinism and Pugachevism, is completely pointless. For there is nothing in common.
    1. +2
      February 22 2023
      And you, did you compare?
      why should he (afftor) compare? He already puts minuses to everyone who does not agree))) There is no time for him to compare! Afftor has the wrong tasks laughing
      1. 0
        February 22 2023
        He already puts minuses to everyone who does not agree
        Yes, he is not alone smile At the same time, write objections that there is not enough strength smile
        1. +1
          February 22 2023
          At the same time, write objections that there is not enough strength
          what for? Throwing is done, a penny dripped. Look .. somehow someone made a movie about "The Motherland of Our Fear". For two hours. So then Yegor Ivanov did an analysis of a total of 8-10 hours, but .... "Film" was thrown in, views were collected, dengs were received. So ..
          1. +1
            February 22 2023
            "Film" thrown in, views collected
            That's for sure .. smile
        2. +3
          February 22 2023
          It is not I who put the minuses to you, but other readers. They don’t get into arguments because not everyone has such a huge amount of free time as you do. And besides, there are people to whom you can’t prove anything, you’ll just waste your time.
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    1. -2
      February 22 2023
      Sarmatov! You are an unscrupulous liar!

      This is the creative motto of the author - a hack, a bright representative of the "new wave" of authors on this resource.
      1. +1
        February 22 2023
        hack, a prominent representative of the "new wave" of authors
        hi This is a school release of a well-known author smile On whose galleys you somehow skidded. smile
        1. -1
          February 22 2023
          Do you rank me among the "face" of local authors?
          1. +1
            February 22 2023
            It's a shame here, to be honest. I'm talking about the "new wave" that you mentioned and from whom it comes. Not from you, of course. hi
            1. -1
              February 22 2023
              You know, I believe that the "epicenter" of this "information tsunami" is elsewhere. There are many reasons, ranging from the sacramental "demand creates supply" and ending with "many others."
              If the theater is oriented towards an audience of tramps, Shakespeare is out of place in the repertoire.
              1. +4
                February 22 2023
                I would put "demand creates supply" in the first place. With the epicenter, just understandable .. laughing The authors try not to shy away from the epicenter. laughing
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  8. +6
    February 22 2023

    From that era... I would also like to remind you that the Civil War ended 100 years ago, we said goodbye to the communist direction of development 30 years ago, and all this is now just history...
    1. +6
      February 22 2023
      No ... but ... uncle. It is to the full-fledged Civil and "rebel armies" that we are now approaching quite cheerfully. Dashing trouble - the beginning - to gouge your country in peacetime, or will there be more? All conflicts in the post-Soviet space are precisely a consequence of the collapse of the USSR.
    2. 0
      February 22 2023
      Leaflet, then crafty. Yes, the Socialist-Revolutionaries were not against the Soviet government. Paradox? No. Since before February - March 1918, especially in the Tambov province, the Social Revolutionaries had an absolute majority in the Soviets and Soviet authorities, both in urban and rural areas, and in every possible way sabotaged the work of these bodies. As it is now popular, the common phrase "fifth column", that's the role of this column they performed. And when they were asked, they were terribly offended. Yes, and do not forget that until July 1918 the Left SRs were in a coalition with the Bolsheviks, held posts in the Council of People's Commissars, as well as in the Cheka. And in Arkhangelsk, the SR government, headed by the people a socialist, not a bad terror arranged for the local population, including with concentration camps with the support of the British, by the way. The revolution is a long thing, the English bourgeois lasted about 100 years, the French, a little less. conditions. hi
      1. -2
        February 22 2023
        It is not entirely clear how the leading force of Russia in those years - the Socialist-Revolutionaries, could be the fifth column, by the way, the Bolsheviks simply brazenly slaughtered these peasant defenders.
        Quote: parusnik
        And the Russian one has not ended yet, it is moving to a new stage, in new modern conditions.

        How shoud I understand this? which means a revolution is a long thing, in your own words.
        Again, they will start to crap in the entrances, so what?
      2. +2
        February 22 2023
        Good colleagues, I ask you not to confuse this Sergei Mikhailov with our Sergei Mikhailov, who speaks under a different nickname. drinks But - what a coincidence! request
        1. +2
          February 22 2023
          please do not confuse this Sergey Mikhailov with our Sergey Mikhailov

          In our county, in almost all villages, there are families with the same surname, who do not have any kindred relationship with each other. It will be difficult to find, mister forensic investigator (c)
  9. +2
    February 22 2023
    It is, of course, the Tambovites are a "rebel army" that hatched simultaneously with the Polish intervention purely by chance ....
  10. -2
    February 22 2023
    With what ardor, with what passion, the participants in the discussion (almost all?) Approve the extermination of the Tambov Russian peasants by the Bolsheviks. But it is known that chemical weapons were also used against them.
    Although it was the Bolsheviks who represented foreign forces and finances, for which Russia was only a hotbed for fomenting a “world revolution”.
    Although it was the Tambov uprising and the rebellion in Kronstadt that forced the Bolsheviks to cancel the surplus appraisal and "war communism" in general. That is, such a policy was actually recognized as erroneous, to put it mildly.
    1. -2
      February 22 2023
      Well, if in mathematics the majority says that 2 + 2 = 4, then it is so, and the noisy minority affirms that 2 + 2 = 3. 37. 0,5743, etc. are sent for in-depth study of the issue. Was Churchell, in your opinion, a hero who saved England or a traitor who killed many British lives?
      1. +1
        February 22 2023
        He was a loser who pissed off the British Empire. Loshara.
        1. +1
          February 22 2023
          Quote: Sergey Mikhailov_4
          He was a loser who pissed off the British Empire. Loshara.

          Churchill was selflessly devoted to the cause of Jewry and Zionism, it was, so to speak, his life credo, he did not care about his compatriots.
    2. -1
      February 22 2023
      Chemical weapons at that time were used by everyone who had the opportunity. Whites also used it against Russian peasants.
    3. 0
      February 22 2023
      And why did the commies have to exterminate someone exactly when the Polish intervention took place? From not hell to do?
    4. +1
      February 22 2023
      And what else can be politics during the civil war? Privatization according to Chubais?
      .... eklmn ... Whatever the commentator, then Spinoza .... Some geniuses are around, but you just can’t find a normal person
    5. +2
      February 22 2023
      The Antonovites did not stand on ceremony with Soviet activists either:
      “Shikov Ignat Petrovich left us “Memories of the atrocities of the Antonov gang in the village of Parevka, Inzhavinsky district.” He gives terrible details of the massacres of the bandits. The communist Drunk was killed, after which the bandit Ivan Trubka (commandant of the Antonov headquarters - author) killed his wife and raped the girl nine years old. In March 1920, Darya Mikhailovna Tregubova was let under the ice for collaborating with the Red Army, and her mother was killed. Citizen Darya Semyonovna Khvostova was killed because she carried bread to the Red detachment. Eremin Pavel Vasilyevich was killed because his son was in of the Red Army. Sukharev F., who came from the Red Army due to illness, was put under the ice. Strokov was killed in Semyonovka. His fingers and ears were cut off. Pyotr Petrovich Tregubov was tied to a horse and dragged to the point of murder. In Ramza, in the manor garden, Khvostov Alexei was killed, chopped off his head."

      And there are dozens of such evidence in the archives. Some people make their hair stand on end, what cruel torments people endured before they died ... But these are not the past, their own, Tambov.

      This is a tragedy. Civil War. So be objective and talk not only about the unfortunate peasants who were gassed.
      1. 0
        February 23 2023
        Only the Bolsheviks started the civil war with their economic policy. What has been falsely called "war communism" is by no means a forced consequence of the war. The world war is over, but the civil war has not yet begun. This is the implementation of their economic doctrine, which is based on a Marxist set of measures. The prohibition of private trade, the maximum withdrawal of food, the maximum centralization of management and the distribution of everything produced. Non-commodity utopian economy. Forced labor, labor service, terror. This is how they understood socialism then.
        In other words, the transformation of the country into a huge concentration camp, controlled by coercion, including executions. Lenin in the PSS since the winter of 1918 has had many calls for such a policy.
        And it is this policy that has provoked famines and uprisings since 1918. And as a result of the mass famine of 1921.
        1. -1
          February 23 2023
          The Civil War was initiated by a conference of the Entente countries, convened in Paris on December 22, 1917. Russia was divided into areas of responsibility and funding was opened for the creation of armies in the occupied territories.
          Teach materiel.
          1. -2
            February 23 2023
            Read books and articles. Healthy. And keep your advice to yourself.
            1. 0
              February 26 2023
              Your rudeness and the transition to the individual is not an argument in the discourse.
              But for that matter, your Zionist books and articles about how the Bolsheviks created the USSR with German money - - read for yourself. And with me enough historical facts.
              1. -1
                February 26 2023
                Ham accuses of rudeness. It's funny. You don't know history even to the extent of high school. Like the Russian language. Ask what "discourse" is, for example.
  11. 0
    February 23 2023
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    I had a friend from Tambov. Quiet and calm man. He brought great potatoes. But somehow there was talk of the Tambov uprising. It's like he's been replaced. He got furious, began to scold the Soviet government, talk about the atrocities of the Bolsheviks, and was ready to get into a fight for Tukhachevsky. So many years have passed, and the echoes of those events are sitting in people ...

    By the way, in 2022 Tambov was once again recognized as the cleanest among the industrial cities of Russia. And for many years the region has been ranked first in the ranking of the most environmentally friendly regions.


    Good evening!
    Why did you have a friend?
    Because of the historical past so quarreled? Or personal animosity?
    1. -1
      February 26 2023
      Probably out of personal animosity. Then I wouldn't bring potatoes.

      It's more of a delay...
      In the head of a Russian person, being a bandit and a thief is a feat. Not because he is immoral, but because he will confess the "Russian truth" of the 21th century in the 15st century ...

      And according to her, a crime is not a violation of the Law, but a personal offense. You can steal a billion public money and not be a criminal. If "nobody offended." But the Bolsheviks offended!!! Acted in favor of the State.

      And all the troubles are from ideas, intellectuals and doctors who want to starve the people out of nothing. From Karl Marx, who wrote a book on capital in the 19th century

      This is not a fabrication, M. Gorky wrote on this topic a hundred years ago when he referred to a conversation with Nikolai Mikhailovich Romanov. Grand Duke and talented historian:
      "They are still the same today as they were in the 17th century, when Mikhail Romanov was elected to the kingdom."

      And for sure, even in the 21st century they elect the President for life "for the kingdom". Their main political slogan today is: "And for whom else.?" ,
      And tomorrow: "Why are the bosses bad?"
  12. 0
    February 24 2023
    As soon as you start reading the article, you instantly understand how biased and biased the author is. The mere quotation of the word “famous” in the phrase “famous for cruelty” when referring to the punitive practice of General Sandetsky during the period of his suppression of peasant uprisings is worth a lot ...
    And I'm not talking about the more than strange statement
    The countryside for the first time felt all the "charms" of the Bolsheviks only in the summer of 1918, when mobilization was announced in the province.

    And when the land was given to them by a relevant decree for use, they, according to the author, did not feel this?
    1. -1
      February 26 2023
      According to the "Russian Truth" of the 15th century, a crime is the infliction of personal insult. But not breaking the law. Therefore, steal from the state or get from the state is one hell. It's not like it "counts" at all. But if people from the state come to the house and offend and take away, this is a crime.

      In A.P. Chekhov's story "Intruder", a man did not consider it a crime that he unscrewed the nuts from the rails. But the fact that they wanted to send him to prison was considered a crime.

      Moreover, if the withdrawal of money does not occur explicitly, the Russian people are tolerant of this. For example, he agrees that "they lived in poverty in the USSR." And the fact that the "poor deposits" of the times of the USSR are not returned and interest for 30 years will not be paid, the Russian person, as it were, "forgets". The money was still somewhere there, in the Sberbank ....

      A Westerner would estimate the gold content of his salary or pension and how it changes under the new government.

      According to my calculations, knowing the exchange rate in the USSR today and knowing the price of gold in foreign currency, we find that compared to 1988, we were shod twice. But most Russian people don't care. After all, commissars with revolvers did not come home.
  13. 0
    February 26 2023
    There is another aspect of the peasant uprising. If the peasant sold grain to the city worker and the state at the market price, that is, at the price that the worker is able to pay, it would not be necessary to introduce a "grain monopoly" in March 1917....
    BUT the Russian peasant, knowing about the famine in the city, behaved worse than the enemy occupier.
  14. -1
    February 27 2023
    Even reading the article as ardent anti-Soviet, you understand that these were not rebellious peasants, but banal gangs. By the way, you can look for data on how many uprisings there were in the Tambov region every year under the "holy" father-tsar "Bloody". The people there are just used to buzzing against the authorities, and they didn’t really understand who was in power there. Yes, this has already been mentioned here. The advantage of the surplus appraisal is not the invention of the Bolsheviks. Yes, and we must understand that looking at the situation through the prism of today's world is, to put it mildly, not true. The same decree "On Land" did not spread quickly and immediately. Even printed in newspapers - and who will read it when the majority cannot even read! Yes, many "crystal bakers" miss (I suspect on purpose) one thing - in those days, the peasants looked at the land in a completely different way .... they were against private ownership of land in general. Writing and disassembling "this work" can take a long time. They correctly compared everything with a pipe, shat it with a film, and then figure it out yourself.
  15. 0
    March 30 2023
    Why they couldn’t suppress this uprising for so long, the reason was one mammoth raid, which broke through the front of the Reds and was near Voronezh, after the defeat of Mamontov, the Soviet government seriously took up the rebels and within six months the uprising was liquidated, the leaders of the uprising and many irreconcilable gang members were destroyed , the Soviet authorities made serious conclusions regarding the peasantry and the policy of the Soviet authorities regarding the peasantry was revised. This uprising was also marked by boundless cruelty and sadism, both on the part of the rebels and the units suppressing this uprising.
  16. 0
    April 2 2023
    The NEP was introduced (and with it the surplus was canceled) in March 1921, against the backdrop of the Siberian (Ishim) uprising of the peasants, which was twice as large as the Tambov one in terms of the number of rebels and several times in area

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