Chessboard of big politics

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Chessboard of big politics
Miniature from the “Book of the Manners and Duties of the Nobles, or On the Game of Chess” (Jacobus Cessoles, 13th century)


Since the beginning of the special military operation, calls have been constantly heard on the Russian segment of the Internet to liquidate, eliminate and even dispose of V. Zelensky, to declare a targeted hunt for him, and so on. None of those in power, of course, are paying any attention to these comments from armchair strategists; Zelensky freely travels around the world and around the country and has no intention of hiding in bunkers.



The reason is not a betrayal of national interests and not even a reluctance to turn this Kaveen member into a sacred victim and another icon of militant Ukrainianism - it’s a matter of the rules of the game. All current heads of state have long been a priori recognized as chess players (albeit of different levels and skills), who have the right to control the lives and destinies of their subjects.

Sometimes grandmasters stand behind the backs of nominal rulers - like Richelieu under Louis XIII or Tamerlane and Mamai hiding behind the Genghisids, this does not change the essence of the matter. Hoping to eat someone else's bishop, chess players indifferently and without hesitation expose any pawn to attack, but they can also give up their knight to be eaten - if they then expect to profit from the enemy's rook.

Any political chess player has the unconditional right to sacrifice both pawns and pieces of any rank, but there is also a limitation: during a game he must under no circumstances beat another chess player.


This is uncivilized, this is fiddly, all other chess players will stop shaking hands. And therefore, the liquidation of Zelensky will cause not just indignation, but incredible hysteria among chess players of all other countries, since it will also call into question their personal safety. Even Hitler respected these rules. Already in his cell in the Nuremberg prison, Ribbentrop recalled a conversation with the Fuhrer that allegedly took place after the end of the Battle of Stalingrad (in February or March 1943):

“He spoke in his usual manner about Stalin with great admiration. He said: This example again shows how important one person can be for an entire nation. Any other nation, after the crushing blows received in 1941–1942, would undoubtedly have been broken. If this did not happen to Russia, then the Russian people owe their victory only to the iron firmness of this man...

If he ever falls into his hands, he will show him all his respect and provide him with the most beautiful castle in all of Germany. But, Hitler added, he would never release such an enemy again.”

So, a chess player cannot be beaten - he must be checkmated. Or reduce him to the level of a queen - in this case he loses all his privileges and can be eaten.

We saw a striking example of preventing an attempt to put a political checkmate during V. Putin’s visit to the UAE in December 2023. The Presidential Il-96-300 was then accompanied by two pairs of multifunctional front-line fighters Su-35S, but everyone understands that they could not save it from a surface-to-air missile - that is, an attack from the ground with the aim of killing the head of state by the security service completely excluded.

“Sushki” were supposed to protect the presidential airliner from other fighters who could try to force it to land at the airfield of one of the NATO countries - that is, from an attempt to checkmate. In this case, Putin would be arrested on the basis of a warrant from the International Criminal Court and could repeat the fate of Milosevic.

What would be the reaction of people from the president’s inner circle? What if, under pressure from the oligarchs, they agreed to recognize the boss as just a queen and negotiate an honorable surrender in exchange for access to foreign assets?

Of course, chess players are also sometimes killed, but this is an exception to the rule. Sometimes this happens by mistake. Thus, during the Battle of Lützen in 1632, the Lion of the North, the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf, died. With a small retinue, he separated from his units in the fog - and also came across lost imperial (Croatian) horsemen. Since then, by the way, the expression “Lutzen fog” has entered the Swedish language.

The king was wounded in the arm, then, when trying to break away, he was wounded in the back, fell from his horse and was unable to free himself from the stirrup. The Croats hit Gustav lying on the ground several times with swords, and only after that they decided to ask the name of the mortally wounded enemy. The dying Gustav II replied:

"I was the Swedish king."


J. W. Wahlbom. Death of Gustav Adolf at the Battle of Lützen

In the Battle of Varna in November 1444, the King of Poland and Hungary, Vladislav III Varnenchik, died. The Ottomans were ready to retreat when the young king decided to take the Sultan prisoner and rushed forward at the head of a detachment of 500 knights. His horse was wounded, Vladislav fell and in the heat of battle was beheaded by the Janissaries.

In one of the Greek chronicles of that time it is directly written that “the king was killed in Varna because of his stupidity.”


S. Khlebovsky. Sultan Murad with his retinue at the body of King Vladislav

Chess players are not immune from attacks by fanatics, but such murders are simply meaningless, since terrorists do not have the opportunity to promote their candidates for the throne, and even a successful terrorist attack often leads to consequences opposite to those they expect. A classic example is the murder of Alexander II on March 13, 1881 by Narodnaya Volya. His son and successor stopped the reforms and began to pursue a policy of tightening the screws.

Just two years later, in 1883, the central bodies of Narodnaya Volya were completely destroyed, and they were never restored. But this reactionary turn turned out to be disastrous for Russia: it only briefly delayed the revolution, but at the same time made it almost inevitable and extremely bloody. None other than the adjutant general of Alexander III, Otto Richter, then compared Russia to a boiling cauldron, on which rivets constantly have to be put.

Even the most successful terrorist actions of marginalized people and extremists should not be overestimated. The Sarajevo assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand set off a chain of events that led to the outbreak of the First World War only because in 1914 Austria-Hungary, Germany, Great Britain and France really wanted war (unfortunately, our country was also drawn into this alien war ).

Another thing is that no one imagined how long and difficult this war would turn out to be. But in 1934, no one wanted war, and therefore the Marseille murder of the King of Yugoslavia, Alexander I Karadjordjevic, and the French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou remained without any consequences.

Usually, even in the most unfavorable circumstances, royalty have a chance to survive and even maintain their position - if they voluntarily agree to give up the title of chess player and move into the ranks of chess pieces. Alexander the Great, for example, not only left the throne to the Punjabi king Porus, who recognized his power, but also added some neighboring territories to his lands. He also invited Darius to appear with an expression of submission.

Cleopatra could have retained nominal power over Egypt if she had fled from Cape Actium not to Alexandria, but to Octavian, falling at his feet and betraying Mark Antony. The Mongols brutally crushed the resistance of the rebellious Russian princes, but did not deprive those who agreed to submit and recognize the Horde khans as their kings.

The British in India left some power over their subjects to the rulers of those principalities who entered into a subsidiary agreement, according to which they renounced the right to defense and an independent foreign policy.

Numerous assassination attempts on Fidel Castro were organized as long as he was considered a queen, and stopped when he was recognized as a chess player. Gaddafi was allowed to be killed after Western politicians decided to strip him of this title. The fantastic success of False Dmitry I was due to the fact that his rights to a place at the chess table at some point seemed greater to everyone than the rights of Fyodor Godunov, who was eventually brutally killed.

And Pugachev frightened Catherine so much precisely because he openly declared himself not an ordinary rebel, but a surviving Peter III - that is, he wanted to become on par with her, and laid claim to the title of chess player.

But in most cases, partners still prefer not to break the rules and checkmate. One of the latest examples is the fate of Saddam Hussein, who was arrested and sentenced to execution “on completely legal grounds” - US President George W. Bush, for example, declared this sentence “a manifestation of justice and the will of the Iraqi people to build their lives within the framework of the rule of law.”


Execution of Saddam Hussein

In exactly the same way, absolutely legally, by court decision, the French king Louis XVI and the English monarch Charles I were executed.


Execution of Louis XVI in an engraving by Georg Heinrich Seeweking, 1793


Order for the execution of Charles I with the signatures and seals of the judges

Sometimes heads of state find themselves victims of conspirators from among those they trust completely. And then a forced replacement occurs in the Winter Palace team: instead of Peter III and Paul I, who received life-threatening injuries, Catherine II and Alexander I sit at the chess table.

The performance of the Decembrists was initially doomed to failure, since among them there was no person capable of becoming Bonaparte. And at the same time, they never secured the support of a real candidate chess player from among the members of the ruling dynasty.

The change of players within the country usually occurs with help from abroad. The current “adherents of democracy” are no longer shy about anything and openly provide international assistance in organizing “color revolutions” in various parts of the world.

However, interference in the internal affairs of other states has a long tradition; it’s just that in more patriarchal times, foreign puppeteers tried to stay behind the screen. The palace coup of Elizabeth Petrovna, for example, was organized with money received from the Swedish ambassador Erik Mathias Nolken and the French envoy Jacques-Joachim Trotti, Marquis de la Chetardie. True, having become empress, Elizabeth then cynically abandoned her benefactors.

The wife of Peter III, who entered the history, like Catherine II, borrowed 100 thousand rubles from the English merchant Felten, who received this huge amount at the embassy of his country. And the British envoy Charles Whitworth in every possible way promoted among the Russian aristocrats the idea of ​​​​removing the inconvenient and objectionable Emperor Paul I from power.

The British also had a hand in the demotion of Nicholas II, who frightened themselves with their own invented fairy tale about the powerful and terrible psychic Rasputin, who was about to force the weak-willed Nikki to sign a separate peace treaty with Germany.

Caricatures of Nicholas II:



As it has now turned out, Rasputin was killed by the curator of high-society conspirators - an employee of the British MI6, Lieutenant Oswald Rainer, who had known F. Yusupov since his studies at Oxford and even, as some claim, was his partner in perversions.


Oswald Reiner

And then the turn came to the “narrow-minded” Russian emperor. The intelligence representative of the French General Staff, Captain de Maleicy, later issued an official statement:

“The February Revolution took place thanks to the conspiracy of the British and the liberal bourgeoisie of Russia. The inspiration was Ambassador Buchanan, the technical performer was Guchkov. ”


J. Buchanan


A. I. Guchkov

There were no denials then or later. However, this was an open secret; Stefan Zweig, for example, wrote about the February Revolution:

“A few days later, emigrants (revolutionaries who arrived from abroad) make a stunning discovery: the Russian revolution, the news of which so inspired their hearts, is not at all the revolution they dreamed of... This is a palace coup, inspired by English and French diplomats for in order to prevent the Tsar from making peace with Germany.”

Actually, in February 1917, the British were not going to create chaos in their allied Russia: Nicholas II, according to their plan, was supposed to abdicate in favor of his son, who would be appointed a regent convenient for him before he came of age. However, Nikolai upset all their plans and, ultimately, ruined both himself and his family - he also renounced the name of Tsarevich Alexei, and handed the crown to his brother Mikhail, who simply chickened out and did not want to sit at the chess table.

As a result, Nicholas II, who had lost his sacred status (no longer the anointed of God and no longer the All-Russian Emperor), was killed as a citizen of Romanov. Due to the created vacuum of power, Russia was led by insignificant talkers and incompetent populists of the self-proclaimed Provisional Government, who very quickly destroyed the country. Former Minister of War V.A. Sukhomlinov had every right to write:

“The people surrounding Lenin are not my friends, they do not personify my ideal of national heroes. At the same time, I can no longer call them "robbers and robbers," after it turned out that they had raised only the abandoned: the throne and power. "

Fortunately for Russia, there were very good chess players among the Bolsheviks at that time - one gambit in a game with Germany at the conclusion of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty and the subsequent assistance in organizing a revolution in this country are worth something. And Stalin may have become the best grandmaster of his era.

Alas, in the troubled times of Gorbachev and Yeltsin, the Russian government and all of us again found ourselves in the mud, from which we are now trying to get out - with great difficulty and great suffering.

But let’s return to the situation in Ukraine and try to answer the question: can Zelensky be considered a chess player?

The answer will probably be negative: this captain has long become just a figure (and not a very large one) in the big game that the West, led by the United States, is now playing against our country, and Ukraine is only part of the big playing field.

The chess players on the western side are still defending their bishop, but they are becoming increasingly tired of it. There is no need to expect Russia to liquidate Zelensky now.

Much more likely is a provocation, during which a bloody comedian who has been published will be killed by agents of Western intelligence services, after which he will be declared a victim of “Putin’s criminal regime” and “a national hero who died for the freedom of Ukraine”: according to the principle - from a black sheep, even a tuft of wool .
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  1. +8
    18 May 2024 04: 40
    Tsar Alexander II, Paul I and Archduke Franz Ferdinand read this article with some bewilderment.
    I especially enjoyed the passage about Hitler. The author apparently does not know about Operation Long Jump and has not watched the film Tehran 43. And he also doesn’t know about the well-known detention of the “Hero of the Union” and his assistant on a clean motorcycle.
    PS. I also think that it is not worth killing Zelensky, but not because he is some kind of “grandmaster”, but so that they don’t send a smart one in his place.
    1. -5
      18 May 2024 07: 40
      Quote: Coward
      I also think that it is not worth killing Zelensky, but not because he is some kind of “grandmaster”, but so that they don’t send a smart one in his place.

      What will a smart person do in Zelensky’s place? Correct answer: nothing, since this is a nominal (formal) figure.
      And I think there is no need to feel sorry for the “chess player” Zelensky. The enemy must be destroyed. Moreover, no one except Zelensky will be able to beg for more weapons in the West.
      1. -2
        18 May 2024 16: 34
        What will a smart person do in Zelensky’s place? Correct answer: nothing, since this is a nominal (formal) figure.
        And I think there is no need to feel sorry for the “chess player” Zelensky. The enemy must be destroyed. Moreover, no one except Zelensky will be able to beg for more weapons in the West.

        They won't destroy it. The answer may arrive. wink
    2. +5
      18 May 2024 09: 44
      It is impossible to kill Zelensky; the West will immediately make him a sacred victim and declare us a terrorist country. He must drink his bitter cup to the end and is sure that he will end his worthless life in prison, or he will be eliminated by his own people in the struggle for power.
  2. +7
    18 May 2024 04: 49
    US President George W. Bush, for example, declared this verdict “a manifestation of justice and the will of the Iraqi people to build their lives within the framework of the rule of law.”

    Strange announcement. First, Iraq was declared a terrorist state that threatens the world with its weapons of mass destruction. They shook a test tube at the UN Security Council, and then arrested and arbitrarily executed Saddam Hussein. But even after everything, they announced that no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq...
    American citizens, crazy with impunity, dubiously declared themselves rulers of the world. After all these events, can we talk about some kind of chessboards?
    Nicholas II, designated a non-reigning tsar in his time period, is today elevated to the rank of saints... And why are those who came on January 9, 1905 and were shot on the orders of this tsar not elevated to the rank of saints? What kind of chess game is this? There was a batch of Cossack sabers here.
    * * *
    There is no need to expect Russia to liquidate Zelensky now.

    Really, who is he bothering? Except for those who are shot at by those who received his orders and the weapons they requested from the Armed Forces of Ukraine... In the Kremlin, he himself did not kill anyone...
    * * *
    Perhaps in ancient times, tsars, kings, sultans, emperors and other heads of state were considered anointed by God, but today there is an electoral system, and the liquidation of Zelensky will be no different from the same liquidation of Dudayev.
    * * *
    the bloody comedian who was released into circulation will be killed precisely by agents of Western intelligence services, after which he will be declared a victim of “Putin’s criminal regime” and “a national hero,

    Yes, I don’t care what they count. What is more important for us is what the Russian people living in Russia, our country, will think...
  3. -3
    18 May 2024 04: 56
    Quote: V. A. Ryzhov
    there are calls to liquidate, eliminate and even dispose of V. Zelensky
    If we move from the language of chess to the language of playing cards, then the physical elimination of Zelensky will immediately confuse all the cards on chess board card table to his sponsors. Just think for a moment what might happen after this
    1. +2
      18 May 2024 05: 07
      Quote: Dutchman Michel
      Just think for a moment what might happen after this

      All loans taken by Zelensky and assets sold on the territory of the former state will lose their sponsors and owners.
      - Why are we all without milk and without milk, you can die! I should buy a cow.
      - It would be necessary. Where can I get money?
      - Maybe I’ll borrow it? At the neighbors' place.
      - What will we give it away with? You have to give.
      - We will give you milk.
      - If you give away milk, then why have a cow?
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    1. +1
      19 May 2024 08: 42
      What specifically do you disagree with? With the fact that there is no point in killing Zelensky and the political consequences will only be negative? Did someone promise you that articles would be published in accordance with your political views? With the fact that the Swedish king Gustav Adolf was killed at Lützen? With the fact that Nicholas at the time of his execution was not an emperor, but simply a citizen Romanov? With a quote from the Tsar's minister Sukhomlinov? With the fact that Indian rajahs under the British were purely decorative figures? Someone promised that facts that would please you would be presented.
      - and in accordance with your level of knowledge?
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  5. -1
    18 May 2024 05: 20
    All this was written on the eve of the expiration of the legitimate term of the presidency of the great Mr. Zelensky.
    That is, he is a clown, but let him be like the soldier Zaluzhny.
    This is exactly how I understood the author's message. Moreover, our Supreme Commander openly spoke about the prospects for the Supreme Hierarch of Ukraine to sign capitulation, that is, about the transition of the conflict to the negotiation phase. Of course, on the terms of the Russian side.
    Therefore, the entire Red Army and various security and not-so-powerful structures will from now on vigilantly begin to guard and take care of a person resembling the Ukrainian president.
  6. -6
    18 May 2024 05: 22
    Quote: Dutchman Michel
    Just think for a moment what might happen after this

    The Russian Federation will be declared a terrorist state. Only. But this will probably also be beneficial, just like sanctions wink
    1. -10
      18 May 2024 05: 42
      Russia will be declared a terrorist state
      It doesn’t matter who or what we will be declared to be. But in Skakland, strife will immediately begin, everyone will begin to share power, and there are those who advocate peace with Russia. These are by no means our friends, but these are people who understand that young people are dying, and the country’s economy is being destroyed, and peace, concluded even with the loss of territories and on Russia’s terms, will stop the further death of the country. For example, Arestovich is now actively giving out interviews with similar thoughts
      1. +4
        18 May 2024 10: 52
        There will be no discord - what are you talking about? The “Washington regional committee” will immediately appoint a new puppet and everyone will obey her - otherwise they will cut off funding and the opportunity to “cut off aid.”
        As for the benefits: what benefit do we have if in Ukraine this pathetic drug addict is declared a national hero, his monuments will stand in every village and fooled children will lay flowers? Does Zelya deserve this?
        1. -4
          18 May 2024 10: 59
          There will be no discord - what are you talking about? "Washington Regional Committee" will immediately appoint a new puppet
          Somehow you think too flatly wink
  7. +7
    18 May 2024 05: 22
    Did we take at least one enemy horse during the SVO? Perhaps they took it in the basements of Mariupol, but then gave it back and allowed it to be returned to the chessboard. Let me remind you that there are two hundred generals in Ukraine, and surprisingly, not one of them died at our hands. Zero politicians. Zero propagandists. Zero businessmen. Their propaganda machine is working at full capacity. The bridges are intact, the station for changing wheel sets is functioning. Was at least one military registration and enlistment office destroyed? It seems we are only fighting with pawns. And we sacrifice pieces, like one grandmaster in Vasyuki, apparently hoping that the opponent, discouraged by the lack of hangars, will go crazy and give up. How to win a chess game this way? Hoping that your opponent will get tired of this game and get up from the table without finishing the game?

    not even in the reluctance to turn this Kaveen member into a sacred victim and another icon of militant Ukrainianism
    What's the problem with creating more sacred victims for enemies? This is purely some kind of servility to the West that their favorites were disturbed. Since the West has an agreement with people like Zelya, their security is guaranteed. We are starting to bring them down, the guarantees do not work, all sorts of potions no longer get a situation where they are in the power of only the Americans, they are already between two fires. Kuzminov was thundered out, the crowing was ignored, the crowing died down. If you start to apologize, they will peck you, but if you say that you are continuing the unfinished work of your great-grandfather in finishing off Bandera’s henchmen who fled in 1945 under the wing of the CIA, then the sacred sacrifice will be recognition of merit.

    So, how to eliminate non-chess players. To achieve this, a false flag operation is carried out. Yanukovych's battalion arrives in Ukraine through Armenia, Georgia and Bulgaria in American uniform, shouting "This is the United States Drug Enforcement Administration!" arrests Zelya right in the bunker and shoots her there. Lavrov strongly condemns, Putin sends condolences to Zelenskaya. Fireworks go off in Moscow on the occasion of the 225th birthday of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. A curtain.

    But before this, it is advisable for certain groups of people to take their offspring out of unfriendly countries. It prevents you from playing chess.
  8. +5
    18 May 2024 05: 31
    Well, yes, “alternative history” - the February revolution in the Russian Empire was organized by the British, the October socialist revolution was organized by the Germans and Americans, the anti-communist counter-revolution during the anti-Soviet Perestroika was organized by the communists, and Lenin created not the USSR, but the State of Ukraine.
    1. -3
      18 May 2024 08: 24
      The October Revolution was organized by the Provisional Government, which brought the country to such a state that no one even in the Bolshevik leadership wanted to take power - remember. that Zinoviev and Kamenev openly publicly (in a newspaper article!) opposed it - they did not believe that Russia could be saved.
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  10. +9
    18 May 2024 05: 33
    An exemplary example of pulling an owl onto a globe. The number of heads of state killed by the Anglo-Saxons runs into many hundreds.
    1. +2
      18 May 2024 08: 27
      And the article talks about methods of killing and eliminating heads of state. The first is the declaration of an illegitimate tyrant and despot, who is overthrown and killed by noble Jedi rebels - like Gaddafi. The second is arrest, trial, and execution by court decision - what the article calls “checkmate.”
      1. 0
        18 May 2024 15: 29
        Third - no one announces anyone, he is killed by some loner who has not yet been found (Palme and Trujillo as an example)
        Fourth - accident in the air (Roldos Aguilera, Torrijos)
        1. ANB
          +1
          19 May 2024 15: 23
          + Peter Kellner.
          Although he was not the president, he was clearly a chess player in the Czech Republic.
          1. +2
            19 May 2024 15: 48
            Well, many more chess players who were not formal leaders of states died. The Americans directly killed the head of the IRGC.
          2. +2
            19 May 2024 16: 37
            It’s an amazing coincidence that something like this suddenly happened just today
    2. +1
      18 May 2024 08: 49
      I saw a photo from the film “Gentlemen of Fortune” and thought, now the author will start that the West plays like this and breaks any game, hitting the head with a board. Ignores all the rules.. But he didn’t wait.
  11. +1
    18 May 2024 05: 55
    The game of chess comes down to who plays chess on the first boards. We lost the first board to China and the USA. And here it was not tips from the outside that were important, but your own mind and your own logic. In the old days, Tsar Hunger ruled everything. He carried out revolutions and coups. Then information entered the battle, which falls on the heads of the lumpen like manure on early soil. Now you can rub into your mind whatever you want, especially if you have the title of a recognized guru.
  12. +4
    18 May 2024 05: 59
    Thank you, Valery!

    Famous quote from Leo Tolstoy:
    “Pascal says: the smarter a person is, the more different characters he sees. It’s like in chess: a good player sees all the variety of games, but a bad player thinks that they are all the same” (c).

    Analogies are interesting, but sometimes from the point of view of chess they are not at all acceptable.
    The king will not turn into a queen, no matter how much you beg.

    And many other not entirely successful comparisons.
    1. VLR
      0
      18 May 2024 06: 32
      Why can’t the king turn into a queen on the political “chessboard”? Lots of examples. The article, for example, talks about the Punjabi Raja Pore, who actually became the serving king of Alexander the Great. About the Indian Rajas, who, recognizing the power of the British, turned into their governors in their own principalities. And what about the Kasimov kings (khans), who initially took tribute from the Moscow princes - on a par with the Crimean, Kazan and Astrakhan khans? Here, the former Kasimov Tsar Simeon Bekbulatovich is a typical king who became a queen: wherever Ivan IV moved him, that’s where he went. If you want to be a prince of All Rus', please. Then you need to become the prince of Tver - for God's sake. Once upon a time, the independent Moldavian and Wallachian Hospodars became “figures” of the Ottoman sultans. Many examples can be found.
      1. +3
        18 May 2024 07: 43
        Because if we take chess as an analogy, we have to follow its rules.

        Simply - modern. With a caveat - old versions up to chaturanga.

        And the queen and king have too different functionalities.
        1. +1
          18 May 2024 08: 13
          Because if we take chess as an analogy, we have to follow its rules
          Here, rather, the game “in Chapaev” is taken as an analogy. Remember this one?
          1. +3
            18 May 2024 09: 08
            Still would. Everything related to the chessboard is close. And the boys are very good at rolling.

            However, any competition teaches something. Even control the force of the click.
        2. VLR
          0
          19 May 2024 07: 43
          The queen and king have too different functionality

          The passed pawn's functionality also changes dramatically. But here we are not talking about real chess, but about “political” one, this is a conditional and figurative comparison, and the rules are different. Imagine a situation: checkmate is announced to the king, and he says: but I am not a king, but a knight - and makes a move with the letter G. But it’s no longer possible to go back to being a king. Justinian wanted it this way during the Nika uprising, but Theodora did not allow it. And in politics, often not only does the king turn into a horse, but he also changes color. Batu declared Shah to Mikhail of Chernigov, offering to worship idols - he refused and received a checkmate (as well as the saint’s halo). Other princes did not want to receive a halo and were no longer “clever” - they bowed in a race, and even tried to kiss - and turned from white kings into black knights and bishops, from independent rulers into Horde ulusniks, from “chess players” - into chess pieces. Not only did they pay tribute, but they sent troops to the khans for campaigns in Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and against the Alans. And against their neighbors too.
          1. 0
            20 May 2024 07: 12
            This is exactly what is included in the rules of chess. And if there can be a passed pawn, then promotions are not typical for the pieces.

            Options for changing colors exist. But this is already outside of chess. As well as external influence on players.
  13. +4
    18 May 2024 06: 25
    The article is nonsense and what’s more, it’s contagious, a lot of people are discussing this, excuse me, crap with a smart look. There are no rules, there are goals and ways to achieve them, if you can kill a “chess player” and nothing (or almost nothing) will happen for it, he will be killed.
    1. -3
      18 May 2024 08: 31
      The essence of the objection is unclear: after all, what is being said is not that the Americans or the British are such noble gentlemen, but they are discussing ways to eliminate unwanted presidents and their analogues. Declare him an illegitimate dictator and let the crowd tear him to pieces? Or - first, overthrow in a “civilized” manner and kill by a court decision?
  14. -2
    18 May 2024 06: 25

    A provocation is much more likely, during which a bloody comedian who has been published will be killed by agents of Western intelligence services.


    Of course not... After all, “zelik” is the personification of the American dream, and they will take care of him, give him warm places in bureaucratic structures, or imprison him for his memoirs or send him on a tour of “democratic” countries.
  15. +2
    18 May 2024 06: 37
    Some nonsense, especially about Hitler.
  16. 0
    18 May 2024 06: 38
    Why are the alleys of Moscow put into “opinions”, although this is in its purest form “history”. This article is listed in the "history" section, although it is "analysis".?
  17. -3
    18 May 2024 06: 44
    The theme of the great “chess players” has been revealed.
    We rename the independent chessboard “New Vasyuki”.
  18. +1
    18 May 2024 07: 47
    But this reactionary turn turned out to be disastrous for Russia: it only briefly delayed the revolution, but at the same time made it almost inevitable and extremely bloody.
    belay If you please, rave. Both revolutions were surprisingly bloodless. request It was after the seizure of power that the Provisional Government issued order No. 1, etc., and the beating of officers began. VOSR also went like clockwork, and the resistance of the “dying world” is why it is dying, “grabbing by the legs.” request
    1. 0
      18 May 2024 08: 36
      Do you think the revolution is 1 day - November 7, 1917? The revolution ended after the end of the Civil War. How the French Revolution ended only after Bonaparte's coup.
      1. +1
        18 May 2024 13: 25
        The revolution ended after revolutionary changes in legislation were adopted and the Russian Republic turned into the RSFSR.
  19. +1
    18 May 2024 08: 04
    Our great grandmaster feels sorry for the Ukrainian chess player. But no one felt sorry for the commanders of the Donbass militia. They are not chess players!
    1. +6
      18 May 2024 08: 34
      All the people of Donbass, whom the Russian authorities kicked into Ukraine for 8 years with the Minsk agreements, are, unfortunately, pawns in this dirty game.
  20. +2
    18 May 2024 08: 33
    Fortunately for Russia, there were very good chess players among the Bolsheviks at that time - one gambit in a game with Germany at the conclusion of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty and the subsequent assistance in organizing a revolution in this country are worth something.
    Oh how! The November Revolution in Germany of 1918 was helped to organize by the Bolsheviks. But let’s turn to the facts. On the 20th of October 1918, diplomatic notes were already being exchanged between the warring parties on the conclusion of peace, the German high command, wanting to obtain more favorable peace terms, decides to send the German fleet on a suicide attack against the British fleet. The sailors, who did not want to die senselessly, rebelled. Max Badensky, Chancellor of Germany, realized that it was impossible to retain power and, in order to preserve order, it should be transferred to moderate Social Democrats as soon as possible. At noon on November 9, he, on his own initiative, announced the Kaiser’s abdication of both thrones (Prussian and Imperial) and transferred his powers to the leader of the moderate Social Democrats, Friedrich Ebert. And who agitated the German sailors? Raskolnikov and Dybenko? And lastly, back in 2022 with the beginning of the Northern Military District, Russia stated that the goal of the Northern Military District is not to overthrow Zelensky and his government. To kill or not to kill Zelensky, all this is “philistine talk”
    1. VLR
      -4
      18 May 2024 08: 51
      Even as the Bolshevik comrades took part in the German revolution - not in 1918, but in 1919. And diplomats, naturally, created a “smokescreen”. It must be said that it was difficult to “sway” the law-abiding Germans. Baroness Knorring recalled that, when storming one of the government buildings, the rebel Germans fled exclusively along the paths of the park:
      “Not one of the revolutionaries stepped on the lawn.”

      Karl Radek was annoyed:
      "There will be no revolution in Germany, because before taking the stations, the rebels will first go to buy platform tickets."

      But we managed. The same Radek took an active part in the so-called “January Spartacist uprising of 1919” in Berlin. Anyone who studied in a Soviet school remembers the song during music lessons:
      “We walked to the roar of the cannonade,
      We looked in the face of death
      The detachments were moving forward,
      Spartak brave fighters.

      This is about our international assistance.
      And this is Surkov talking about what happened next:
      “Noske met us,
      New Thiers.
      And coughed up in my face
      Lead of the rentier republic,
      Murderers and scoundrels."

      Among others, by the way, the future president of the GDR, Wilhelm Pieck, fought for Spartak.
      1. +1
        18 May 2024 10: 55
        Bolshevik comrades - not in 1918, but in 1919
        The January uprising of 1919 is the final stage of the November revolution of 1918 and what does the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty have to do with it? What does the January uprising in 1919 have to do with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk? If already on the 10th of November 1918, German troops began to leave Ukraine, the Baltic states, and Belarus? And on November 13, 1918, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee annulled the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. Radek was arrested by the authorities of the Weimar Republic, accusing him of organizing the Spartacist Uprising. But this could not be proven, so at the beginning of 1920 the revolutionary was freed. And he returned to Russia. He went to Germany on his own initiative. He wanted to personally take part in the German revolution. But in the events of 1923, the RSFSR took direct part, there were, by decision of the Comintern, military advisers and party workers, one of them was Vatsetis. But the socialist -Democrats did not support a general strike throughout Germany, and the uprising in Hamburg was suppressed.
        1. VLR
          -1
          18 May 2024 11: 04
          What does the January uprising in 1919 have to do with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk?

          By concluding the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty after long and tedious negotiations, the Bolsheviks won the most important thing - time. In general, the move was brilliant - they foresaw that Germany would collapse, and the agreements with it would not have to be fulfilled. And in this case, there may be a fire there. In general, it was possible to promise more to the Germans at the conclusion of the Brest-Litovsk Peace, right up to the Monomakh cap to Kaiser Wilhelm - then, someday, if only the Entente would win first.
          1. +2
            18 May 2024 11: 24
            I repeat the question, what does the January uprising of 1919 have to do with the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty? In Germany in 1917, revolutionary sentiments grew. At the beginning of 1917, there were already several strikes in the country; protesters demanded better working and living conditions. Protests and strikes became more widespread during the summer months of 1917, peaking in late January to mid-December 1917 as the deteriorating economic situation became more noticeable. In 1918 they began to decline, as strikes and
            were brutally suppressed by the government, but did not stop. Based on these events in Germany, V.I. Lenin had a presentiment of the revolution in Germany and “his premonitions did not deceive him” (c). And once again, what does the Spartacist uprising in 1919 have to do with the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty? If the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was annulled on November 13, 1918? Almost immediately after the start of the November Revolution in 1918, and what did the Bolsheviks have to do with it?
    2. 0
      18 May 2024 10: 55
      And who agitated the German sailors?
      Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg. And also Karl Radek sent from Moscow
      1. +2
        18 May 2024 11: 00
        Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg.
        Directly in Kiel, and then Radek arrived envoy from Moscow, when Moscow learned that the German high command was deciding to send the German fleet on a suicidal attack against the British fleet.
  21. +3
    18 May 2024 09: 07
    1) First) the author, IMHO, is falsifying the facts.
    I read, for example, that the British and French ambassadors ran to Nicholas and warned about the actions and moods of the Duma members to organize the February revolution. because the Tsar definitely didn’t want to leave the war. And a coup is, in any case, a weakening of the army. Blaming everything on the Saxons is a long-standing tradition, alas. The king is good, but the Saxons are to blame.
    2) The media are intensely focused on Zelensky - not a military man, not a financier, not a diplomat, etc.
    Purely propagandists.
    And they do their best to keep silent about the role of the oligarchs and the “elite” - they are “our own” after all. All previous flashed facts and stories about how the oligarchs organized the Maidan, financed the national battalions and nationalists (including Russian ones), organized connections and supplies for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the west - are carefully hushed up.
    Not everyone, I hope, has forgotten that the president and the authorities are the spokesman for the interests of big capital, what they have, what we have... but about this - shhhhhh...

    And probably the Kremlin authorities understand this very well; they themselves are not fools and there are a lot of analysts around.
    Zelensky is just a switchman for the media.
    They wrote that they even immediately removed Zelensky from the wanted list after a PR campaign in the media..
    1. VLR
      -3
      18 May 2024 09: 40
      I read, for example, that the British and French ambassadors ran to Nicholas and warned about the actions and moods of the Duma members to organize the February revolution.

      According to numerous memoirs of contemporaries, euphoria reigned in the British and French embassies after the February Revolution - because “revolutionary armies fight better.”
      The Tsar certainly didn’t want to leave the war.

      That's right, I didn't intend to. But the British convinced themselves that Rasputin, with the help of the empress under his control, would force the weak-willed Nikki to make peace with his cousin Willy. And they decided to play ahead. First, they eliminated Rasputin, who had to be finished off by Oswald Rainer, who was assigned to the conspirators, who fell into despair at the worthlessness of the Russian aristocrats, who together could not “overwhelm” one single man. And then they decided to remove Nicholas from the throne, just in case. The plan was good: the hated Bloody Nikolashka is replaced by an innocent boy, against whom it is somehow inconvenient to rebel. And who cannot abdicate the throne until he comes of age. He is assigned a smart regnet. But Nikolai mixed all the cards when, without consulting his brother Mikhail, he also renounced his son’s name. And Mikhail was a coward. There was no legitimate power left and away we go...
      1. +1
        18 May 2024 10: 54
        1) the source was once looked at on the diplomatic service website. There were memoirs of diplomats.
        About the rejoicing... I didn’t see it. But I admit, for a slightly different reason. The country is a mess, what kind of “revolutionary army” is this? Aren’t they fools?
        Look, in Ukraine after and during the coup, there was such a mess that it lost 3 regions out of nowhere. Just some retired Girkins arrived. And no revolutionary army arose. On the contrary, they then strengthened the old one. And the rights sector was quietly clamped down and disarmed, according to the media. (kind of like Wagner, after)
        2) Many people wanted to kill Rasputin. He is a nobody in class society, essentially. it's past.
        There were probably a lot of plans, I heard about different ones. But they were certainly not fools who understood that the chaos would worsen.
        1. VLR
          -3
          18 May 2024 11: 20
          The country is a mess, what kind of “revolutionary army” is this?

          They remembered Cromwell's army and the victorious revolutionary armies of the French Republic. We thought it would be the same in Russia.
          1. +1
            18 May 2024 13: 51
            By bringing an “innocent prince” to the throne? (In your). Like idiots?

            There had already been enough revolutions by that time. And that's it. There is essentially one exception - with Napoleon, but he quickly became Emperor. They weren’t fools, they imagined that the tired peasant army, given the chaos in the country, would clearly not become a new “ala Napoleon”...
            1. 0
              18 May 2024 14: 09
              By bringing an “innocent prince” to the throne? (In your). Like idiots?

              Did the British have a choice? Suppose they are confident that the Empress is under the complete control of Rasputin, who persuades her to put pressure on Nicholas to enter into negotiations for a separate peace. Whether this is true or not - let's leave it aside - the British think that this is so. The Empress is supposedly capable of putting pressure on her husband... And the people and the army are tired of the war. Nicholas’s authority has long been below par, caricatures are drawn about him, obscene anecdotes about him, Rasputin and the Tsarina are openly told on every corner. What should be done to prevent Russia from leaving the war? ? The first thing that comes to mind is to eliminate Rasputin, who discredits the emperor and empress. The second is to replace the tsar, who is unpopular in all strata of society, with a man who has not yet committed any particular sins against the people. Everything looks logical.
              1. +1
                19 May 2024 09: 18
                Like, idiots, and think only in black and white categories? Like, let's "change horses midstream"?
                Oh, hardly... Eliminate Rasputin? - so there’s a whole line of people waiting. just "nod at the TV"
                Change the king? and there were many successful examples before the English - changing the king during the war? not holes. A tired army obviously won’t suddenly rush towards Berlin in a single impulse, but it’s very possible to run...
                which is essentially what happened.
  22. +10
    18 May 2024 09: 30
    belay Poor owl ...
    No, Valery has had twists before, but this is just too much!
    1. +3
      18 May 2024 09: 51
      I couldn't agree more with you. Not an article, but rare nonsense, which is a shame to comment on.
    2. +3
      18 May 2024 10: 08
      Poor owl ...

      Yeah, you won’t envy the bird. In technical terms - interference fit.
      Especially with Hitler, who “respected the rules.” In 1943, the Germans shot down a passenger plane on a commercial flight from Lisbon to London only because it was erroneously reported that Churchill was flying in it. Churchill, of course, was not there, but 34 people died.
    3. +5
      18 May 2024 11: 27
      Poor owl ...
      Moreover, a crystal and a crystal globe.
  23. +1
    18 May 2024 09: 56
    The performance of the Decembrists was initially doomed to failure........ And at the same time, they never secured the support of a real candidate for chess players from among the members of the ruling dynasty.
    belay
    What would the Decembrists then do with the arrested women and children of the imperial family? The frantic Kakhovsky said that they all must be destroyed. Pestel also believed that the republic could not feel secure as long as at least one member of the dynasty was alive.
    1. 0
      18 May 2024 10: 00
      What would the Decembrists then do with the arrested women and children of the imperial family? The frantic Kakhovsky said that they all must be destroyed. Pestel also believed that the republic could not feel secure as long as at least one member of the dynasty was alive.

      Is that why they lost shamefully? They pretended to be Jacobins, but they themselves shook with fear and stood idle in the cold all day with soldiers who understood nothing. Alyoshka Orlov or Bennigsen and Palen could have done it in half an hour. But first, we would have agreed with someone from the royal family that he would take the throne and, under their supervision, sign any decree - even about the same constitution.
  24. 0
    18 May 2024 11: 29
    There are a lot of controversial statements in the article, literally in every sentence. Extensive material for discussions and armchair wars.
  25. -4
    18 May 2024 11: 29
    The intelligence representative of the French General Staff, Captain de Maleicy, later issued an official statement:

    “The February Revolution occurred thanks to conspiracy of the British and the liberal bourgeoisie Russia. The mastermind was Ambassador Buchanan, the technical executor was Guchkov.”
    What’s interesting is that NOT A SINGLE document of this “conspiracy” exists in nature.

    And the outside foreign captain knew better the inner workings of Russian politics than hers real participants: this is how, for example, I. Stalin saw the causes and course of the February Revolution in the famous “Short Course on the History of the Russian Communist Party of Bolsheviks”
    Bourgeoisie thought to resolve the crisis through a palace coup.
    But people allowed its own way.

    "Revolution committed the proletariat, he showed heroism, he shed
    blood, he carried with him the widest masses of the working and the poorest
    population ...
    The fight in the streets was led by Bolsheviks"
    1. +2
      18 May 2024 11: 43
      The Bolsheviks led the struggle in the streets."

      There were almost no Bolsheviks in St. Petersburg in February 1917! They were in hard labor or in exile. It was generally a very small party back then. The Bolsheviks began arriving in St. Petersburg after the February Revolution. In the first composition of the Petrograd Soviet of 15 people there were 2 Bolsheviks, then 4 out of 30 and 7 out of 36.
      1. -5
        18 May 2024 13: 17
        Quote: vet
        There were almost no Bolsheviks in St. Petersburg in February 1917!

        The party and its leadership have a different opinion:
        On International Worker's Day, February 23 (March 8) on call
        Petrograd Committee of the Bolsheviks
        female workers went outside to demonstrate
        against hunger, war, tsarism. Demonstration of workers supported by workers
        general strike action in Petrograd. The political strike began
        grow into a general political demonstration against the imperial system.
        .
        The practical work of the Bolshevik Party was led in
        this time was in Petrograd Bureau of the Central Committee of our party
        led by comrade Molotov. Bureau of the Central Committee issued a manifesto on February 26 (March 11)
        with a call to continue the armed struggle against tsarism, to create
        Provisional Revolutionary Government
    2. +2
      18 May 2024 12: 43
      Quote: Olgovich
      its real participants: this is how I. Stalin saw, for example, the causes and course of the February Revolution

      Stalin, as a real participant, was in exile in Achinsk during the February Revolution. He was free to write about who led the struggle in the streets. lol
      1. -8
        18 May 2024 13: 25
        Quote: DenVB
        Stalin like a real participant, during the February Revolution he was in exile in Achinsk

        For those who do not understand Russian, once again:
        And the outside foreign captain knew the internal kitchen better Russian politics than its real participants: this is how, for example, I. Stalin saw the causes and course of the February Revolution in the famous “Short Course on the History of the Russian Communist Party of Bolsheviks”


        Where is Stalin, a real participant in Russian politics, who described the causes and course of the February Revolution (through editing the "Course..."
        1. +3
          18 May 2024 13: 30
          Quote: Olgovich
          for those who do not understand Russian, once again

          You should master it a little more. So that those around you can at least understand the rapid flow of your thoughts.

          Quote: Olgovich
          Where is Stalin, a real participant in Russian politics, who described the causes and course of the February Revolution (through editing the "Course..."

          I do not know where. He was last seen in the Mausoleum.
          1. -4
            19 May 2024 06: 40
            Quote: DenVB
            You should master it a little more. So that those around you can at least understand the rapid flow of your thoughts.

            If you unable nothing will help to understand.
            Do you need to repeat it a THIRD time?
            Quote: DenVB
            I do not know where. He was last seen in the Mausoleum

            learn the interpretation of the adverb “Where” and the stupid mausoleum association will no longer need an answer.
            1. 0
              19 May 2024 13: 20
              Quote: Olgovich
              Do you need to repeat it a THIRD time?

              Let's. You REPEAT so talentedly that each time it becomes more and more difficult for you to catch the similarity with the original thought.
  26. 0
    19 May 2024 08: 48
    The author apparently ... did not watch the film “Tehran 43”

    This is strong!!!
    Another quote:
    Some nonsense, especially about Hitler.

    Someone seems to want to argue with Ribbentrop. Why don't you share your information about Hitler and his attitude towards Stalin, obtained during spiritualistic seances?
  27. +2
    19 May 2024 13: 54
    Quote: Max1995
    Change the king? and there were many successful examples before the English - changing the king during the war? not holes. A tired army obviously won’t suddenly rush towards Berlin in a single impulse, but it’s very possible to run...
    which is essentially what happened.


    The British had some agreements with Tsar Nicholas regarding the division of buns after the victory over Germany and its allies. If a different regime comes to power in Russia, the agreements could be annulled, abandoning an ally. The army could have been motivated by other slogans; the old ones didn’t work anyway.
  28. -2
    19 May 2024 21: 39
    So much text for just a few nonsense.
    Zelensky is not a chess player. A piece on someone else's board. At best, an elephant submitting to someone else's will.
    Killing him doesn't solve anything. He doesn't even command his troops
  29. 0
    20 May 2024 08: 50
    The article itself is interesting, but very controversial. To begin with, there is no clarity in the murder of Rasputin and one of the theories should not be accepted as fact.

    The elimination of the leader of a country with which a war is being waged is a double-edged step, sometimes considered necessary, sometimes harmful. There are no “rules”; life is not chess.

    In any case, there must be reasons for such a step, which in our situation are not visible if we remove emotions.
  30. 0
    25 May 2024 22: 13
    ...Zelensky became Zelensky with our help...
    Of course, he is far from reaching the scale of Reagan...
    But this is far from the former “jester and kvnshchik”... This is already, at a minimum, an accomplished
    (and quite successful in a certain sense) - the bloody Kiev dictator...
    Or - the leader of the bloody Kyiv gang..., quite confidently ruling the country
    in very difficult circumstances...
    Besides, the guy is still very young, and who knows how things might turn (or go) in his career...
    It is better to liquidate him, and do this without regret..., - the rivers of blood of his subjects, which he shed without hesitation in various counterattacks, fully allow...
    Of course, this plays into our hands - the huge losses of the Ukrovermacht...
    But there are some things that should not be allowed...

    And then it will be clear what to do with those whom the Western masters will appoint in return...