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The Day of the Fallen in World War I will be celebrated for the first time in Russia

The Day of the Fallen in World War I will be celebrated for the first time in Russia

The Day of Remembrance of the Russian soldiers who died during the First World War will be celebrated for the first time in Russia on August 1, the State Duma Chairman Sergei Naryshkin said.

“In our calendar of memorable dates, a new date has been added - 1 of August, the Day of Remembrance of Russian soldiers who fell during the First World War. This year, in a few days, we will celebrate this new memorable date for the first time, ”said Naryshkin at a meeting with the Patriarch of Serbia, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church Iriney, RIA reports.News».

The State Duma Chairman also noted that it was decided to erect a monument in Russia in honor of the fallen Russian soldiers during the First World War. He recalled that next year will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Naryshkin also noted that the visit of the Patriarch of Serbia is dedicated to the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the baptism of Russia. In turn, the Patriarch of Serbia noted that there are a lot of holy places in Russia, and he is glad that he has the opportunity to visit them. “The Serbian people have always been faithful both in soul and heart to the Russian people, and our historical communications are ancient and important for Russia, and especially for us, ”he said. According to him, one of Serbia’s main problems is related to the province of Kosovo. “There, in the Kosovo region, everything is in danger, starting with the people, including our great shrines, monasteries. And in order to solve the Kosovo problem, we really trust in Russia, ”said Patriarch Irenaeus, expressing hope for Russia's support in this matter.
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  1. Chuck-norris
    Chuck-norris 24 July 2013 06: 33
    It is high time! We must not forget the heroes and patriots of the motherland.
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 24 July 2013 07: 29
      Finally! It was the greatest and bloodiest war of its time. The whole world honored the memory of the victims. But for some reason in Soviet times there was very little information about this war. They called it "imperialist". But ordinary soldiers have something to do with ...
      1. Arberes
        Arberes 24 July 2013 08: 55
        Quote: xetai9977
        But ordinary soldiers, moreover .....

        And the soldiers and officers! The fight against the external enemy of our Fatherland cannot — it simply does not have the right to divide the soldiers into Tsarist, white, red, SOVIET in the end!
        This is not fair.
        I dedicate these lines to the WARRIORS of the First World War.

        Their feat in the name of their beloved country
        May humanity be kept in the heart!
        How did the sons go to the counter-attack of RUSSIA?
      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 24 July 2013 10: 46
        Quote: xetai9977
        It was called "imperialist". But with ordinary soldiers ...

        Just did not invest in the ideology of the Bolsheviks and that’s all hi
        1. svp67
          svp67 24 July 2013 10: 54
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Just did not invest in the ideology of the Bolsheviks and that’s all
          Well, why - was it invested, only with the sign "-", like the "white" movement, and how can we glorify the heroes? To Germany's credit, although they admitted that their actions in 1914 and 1939 were wrong, in every village and city there is a monument to soldiers who died in those wars, I think it’s hard to think of a better reminder of how much various adventures cost ...
        2. Apologet.Ru
          Apologet.Ru 24 July 2013 10: 57
          Just did not invest in the ideology of the Bolsheviks

          It was just that the Bolsheviks needed to ward off suspicion of betraying the country from themselves, which they did.
          I strongly recommend watching this movie and much will become clear to you ...

    2. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 24 July 2013 10: 17
      In that war, Russian generals did not overwhelm the enemy, like the Stalinist marshals 30 years later, with the corpses of their soldiers.
      The combat losses of the Russian army killed in battles (according to various estimates from 775 to 911 thousand people) corresponded to those of the Central Bloc as 1: 1 (Germany lost about 303 thousand people on the Russian front, Austria-Hungary - 451 thousand and Turkey - about 151 thousand )
      Russia waged a war with much less exertion than its opponents and allies ...
      Even taking into account significant sanitary losses and those who died in captivity, the total losses were much less sensitive for Russia than for other countries ...
      The share of those mobilized in Russia was the smallest - only 39% of all men aged 15-49 years, while in Germany - 81%, in Austria-Hungary - 74%, in France - 79%, England - 50%, Italy - 72%.
      At the same time, for every thousand mobilized from Russia, 115 were killed and deceased, while Germany - 154, Austria - 122, France - 168, England - 125, etc., for every thousand men aged 15-49, Russia lost 45 people, Germany - 125, Austria - 90, France - 133, England - 62; finally, for every thousand of all inhabitants, Russia lost 11 people, Germany - 31, Austria - 18, France - 34, England - 16.
      I would also add that perhaps the only one of the warring countries, Russia did not experience food problems. An inconceivable German "war bread" of the 1917 model of the year in Russia could not have been dreamed of by anyone.
      If it were not for the Russian dermocrats and oligarchs of that time rushing to power and the Bolsheviks who had sold Victory for German money, history could have gone a completely different way. But…
      As the saying goes, “Better later than never” —Russia recognizes the feat of its heroes and restores historical truth. Glory to the Russian Warriors!
    3. svp67
      svp67 24 July 2013 10: 27
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      It is high time! We must not forget the heroes and patriots of the motherland.
      I would say - a soldier of Russia who died for her ...
      FATEMOGAN 24 July 2013 13: 59
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      We must not forget the heroes and patriots of the motherland.

      They were asked to hold on for 48 hours, they held 190 days .......

      About the heroic defense of the Osovets fortress, which lasted from February to August 1915, during the First World War. This unprecedented event is practically forgotten in Russia, despite the fact that there are very few such feats in world history.

  2. vitek1233
    vitek1233 24 July 2013 06: 56
    All is correct
  3. valokordin
    valokordin 24 July 2013 07: 14
    No matter under what banner the Russian soldiers fought for their homeland, with their courage and heroism they deserved the memory of their ancestors. Eternal glory to them.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 24 July 2013 08: 32
      Quote: valokordin
      It doesn’t matter under what banner Russian soldiers fought for their homeland
      And officers. Let them reconcile this monument. A hundred years have passed, stop fighting, they are all Russian hi
  4. valokordin
    valokordin 24 July 2013 07: 16
    Quote: valokordin
    No matter under what banner the Russian soldiers fought for their homeland, with their courage and heroism they deserved the memory of their ancestors. Eternal glory to them.
  5. omsbon
    omsbon 24 July 2013 07: 47
    August 1, Memorial Day for Russian soldiers who fell during the First World War.

    Restoring historical justice is always good!
    Eternal glory to the fallen for their homeland!
  6. Lopatov
    Lopatov 24 July 2013 08: 32
    Great War. In which the Russians showed their readiness to die for their allies, the French "Miracle on the Marne" is based on the bones of soldiers of the Samsonov and Rennenkampf corps (although the French often forget about this), its exceptional heroism and its traditional carelessness.

    And those killed in it are not to blame for the fact that it ended so badly for Russia.
  7. Grenz
    Grenz 24 July 2013 08: 40
    That's always the case. We demolish some monuments, set others.
    For myself, evaluating our history, he brought out the axiom: "IF WE DO WORK - THEN THE GREATEST IF STUPIDITY IS THE GREATEST. WE DO NOT HAVE A REASONABLE MIDDLE". Look around, and how many monuments of those wars survived (the first world and civil). In my native village and around it, according to the stories of my grandmother, they were cut into civilian clothes in black. But not even a single mound. And today - kebabs on the eternal fire.
    That's right - don't forget anyone who went to Russia. But at the monument to the defenders of Plevna, blue people gather and no one says to them "Get out of the holy place."
    No matter how it happened, they erected a monument and everyone forgot. PR performed. Monument is a monument - it needs historical reinforcement in our mass consciousness. Our neophytes do not already know Gagarin, and the name Brusilov and his breakthrough are from the Avatar region. And the monuments are needed, first of all, for the new generation, so that the connection of times would not be interrupted.
  8. buga1979
    buga1979 24 July 2013 09: 07
    Quote: Chuck-Norris
    It is high time! We must not forget the heroes and patriots of the motherland.
    I agree it would be possible to make a film about the defense of the Osovets fortress so that the country would know its heroes
    1. Arberes
      Arberes 24 July 2013 09: 31
      Quote: buga1979
      I agree it would be possible to make a film about the defense of the Osovets fortress so that the country would know its heroes

      Yes, you're right, a terrible and amazing imagination of war!
      This fight struck me as well.

      Attack of the dead!

      From a cloud of caustic green chlorine
      Staggering like shadows they come out
      In a blood-soaked tunic
      Bayonets flicker in the fog of rifles!

      Under wheezing "hurray" KOTLINSKY
      Leads a counter-attack of soldiers on the enemy
      There are a little less than a hundred, against three battalions
      Heroes ZEMLYANSK miracle regiment!

      In a monstrous battle, in the last attack
      In the arms of death the soul grows dull
      Burned faces with bloody mouths.
      Swallow chlorine gas, breathing so hungrily!

      And the chains of the landver trembled in fear
      When stepped out of clubs FATHER
      A terrible army was approaching them
      And every soldier is like a pale dead man!

      Perhaps they will tell me, having read these lines
      What are all these fairy tales? Why speak?
      But I know for sure that this is not a miracle
      They RUSSIAN character helped to win!

      RUSSIAN ARMY-honor and glory!
      1. Russ69
        Russ69 24 July 2013 10: 40
        Quote: Arberes
        This fight struck me as well.

        About Osovets fortress, you can make a great movie. That feat is identical to the Brest Fortress.
  9. pa_nik
    pa_nik 24 July 2013 09: 23
    Blessed memory to all who died for the Fatherland. ..................... But, further, somehow all this gives off some kind of conjuncture, no? don't you think so? not so long ago 200 years of the Borodino battle was. As of the date, there was no particular reaction from the authorities, and the Internet community, in turn, on the contrary, got excited / rose "how so !?" Indeed, it was not clear .. recourse And now, after all, they "reacted", "planned events" .. opportunists. hi
  10. USNik
    USNik 24 July 2013 10: 03
    Quote: pa_nik
    And now, after all, they "reacted", "planned events" .. opportunists

    You do not please, did not plan - bad, planned - conjuncturers request .
    Day of the Fallen must be celebrated. In general, it is a pity that so little attention in the media is paid to the causes of the conflict, hostilities, heroic events and commanders of the First World War.
  11. creak
    creak 24 July 2013 10: 03
    And now they reacted perhaps because we are the only country in Europe that did not celebrate its participation in this war. It has become simply indecent, and those in power are trying somehow, at least externally, to observe the rules of decency. This is how the connection between times and generations breaks, and then lamentations about the lack of spirituality of the rising generations begin. All wars, successful and unsuccessful, are part of our history and we need to know it, remember it and, if possible, draw lessons.
  12. fzr1000
    fzr1000 24 July 2013 10: 06
    Under Osovets, the Germans brought four Big Bertas and 64 other powerful siege weapons, a total of 17 batteries.
    The most terrible shelling was at the beginning of the siege. “On February 25, the enemy opened fire on the fortress, brought it to a hurricane on February 27 and 28, and continued to destroy the fortress until March 3,” S. Khmelkov recalled. During this week of terrifying shelling of the fortress, 200-250 thousand only heavy shells were fired. And in total during the siege - up to 400 thousand. Together with artillery, German airplanes bombed the fortress. “The view of the fortress was terrifying, the whole fortress was shrouded in smoke, through which huge fire tongues from shells exploded in one place or another; pillars of earth, water, and whole trees flew upward; and it seemed that nothing could withstand such a hurricane fire, ”wrote foreign correspondents. The fortress stood for six months. And our gunners during that terrible bombardment even managed to knock out two "Bert", poorly camouflaged by the enemy. Along the way, the ammunition depot was also blown up.
    August 6, 1915 became a rainy day for the defenders of Osovets: the Germans used poisonous gases to destroy the garrison. They prepared the gas attack carefully, waiting for the desired wind. They deployed 30 gas batteries, several thousand cylinders. On August 6, at 4 am, a dark green fog of a mixture of chlorine and bromine flowed to the Russian positions, reaching them in 5-10 minutes. A gas wave 12-15 meters high and 8 km wide penetrated to a depth of 20 km. The defenders of the fortress did not have gas masks.
    “All living things in the open air on the bridgehead of the fortress were poisoned,” the defense participant recalled. - All the greenery in the fortress and in the immediate vicinity was destroyed, the grass turned black, the flower petals flew around. All copper was covered with a thick layer of chlorine oxide; food items stored without hermetic closure were poisoned and unsuitable for consumption. ”
    The German artillery reopened massive fire, following the fire shaft and gas, 14 battalions of the Landwehr — about seven thousand foot soldiers — moved to storm the Russian positions. After the gas attack, no more than a hundred defenders remained alive. But when the German chains approached the trenches, a thick green mist fell upon them ... a counterattack of the Russian infantry. These were the remains of the 13th company of the 226th infantry Zemlyansky regiment, a little more than 60 people. But they plunged the enemy into such horror that the German infantry, not accepting the battle, rushed back, trampling each other and hanging on their own wire fences. And it seemed that already dead artillery began to hit them with Russian batteries shrouded in chlorine clubs. Several dozen half-dead Russian fighters took flight of three German infantry regiments! World military art did not know anything like this. This battle will go down in history as the "attack of the dead."
    The Russian troops nevertheless left the Osovite, but by order of the command, when his defense lost its meaning. But the enemy was left neither a cartridge, nor a shell, nor even a can of canned food. Each gun was pulled on the straps of 30-50 artillerymen or militias. On the night of August 24, 1915, Russian sappers blew up everything that had survived the German fire, and only a few days later the Germans decided to occupy the ruins.
    In 1924, European newspapers wrote about a certain Russian soldier (his name, unfortunately, is not known), discovered by the Polish authorities in the Osovets fortress. It turned out that during the retreat, sappers bombarded underground fortress warehouses with ammunition and food, with directed explosions. When the Polish officers went down there, from the darkness came: “Wait! Who goes?" It was Russian. 9 years a soldier ate stewed and condensed milk, having lost track of time and adapted to existence in the dark. After he was taken out, he lost his sight from sunlight and was admitted to the hospital, after which he was transferred to the Soviet authorities. On this, his trace in history is lost. GLORY TO THE HEROES!
    1. lexe
      lexe 25 July 2013 00: 29
      “Wait! Who goes?" It was a Russian. 9 years a soldier ate stew and condensed milk,

      Did not know.
      But they fed the soldier well under the tsar. Well, could our soldier have lost the 1st World War?
      The archives would have been declassified. A hero, after all. In addition, the foodstuff of the Kingdom of Poland partially destroyed in 9 years.
      A directly apocalyptic picture looms. The world after a nuclear strike. The one who hid survived. Deep ... and with a full warehouse. laughing
  13. pa_nik
    pa_nik 24 July 2013 10: 11
    Quote: USNik
    You will not please

    No, I'm not picky. smile He wrote off what struck me personally.

    For a general understanding, I would also like to add that TRADITIONS are important. What I mean: we lived in the USSR, in some families church traditions were preserved, for example. And the children in these families have the appropriate "skills", or something .. But it looks strange when the former party secretaries are furiously baptized in the Temples. I'm not even talking about the sometimes emerging trends of glorification of the enemies of our country ... brrr ... he is already driving his teeth. And here is another example - the November and May Day holidays were turned off, so that ALL TOGETHER, as a whole, with flowers-posters ... and! LACKS!! fellow Traditions!!! In a word, politics, it’s like that ..
  14. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 24 July 2013 10: 25
    Yes, we don’t already know about the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War, children think that the Americans defeated there by landing in Normandy and taking Berlin, if they have such an opinion about the Second World War, then it’s even scary to ask them about the First, and why it’s a sin to hide, and adults haven’t heard everything about World War I, they know that there was someone somewhere in the trenches and that’s all. I hope the monument will be just ordinary soldiers and officers who died in the war, which ended in such a catastrophe for Russia and it’s better without any political slogans.
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 24 July 2013 11: 13
      Well, they themselves are to blame. Since childhood, parents told me, grandparents told. No films and educational reforms would have made me think that Amer had won. If children don’t instill history, but hope only for school ... then what’s going to work out
  15. shpuntik
    shpuntik 24 July 2013 10: 46
    We need to know our glorious history, to honor the memory of the ancestors of life who gave for us. Well done Patriarch Irenaeus, raised the topic.
    I think to the monument, Pushkin's poems will fit as an appeal to various skinny gamers: "There were people in our time, not like the current tribe,
    heroes, not you! "
    1. Standard Oil
      Standard Oil 24 July 2013 11: 08
      Only this is Lermontov.
      1. shpuntik
        shpuntik 24 July 2013 12: 16
        Standard Oil (2) SU Today, 11:08 ↑ New
        Only this is Lermontov.

        Sorry, I read a long time ago laughing It’s good that you noticed, otherwise it would have “banged” somewhere else lol
        Lermontov - the same: "our everything" hi
        1. Standard Oil
          Standard Oil 24 July 2013 12: 23
          Nothing happens. smile
  16. Ilya Mikhalych
    Ilya Mikhalych 24 July 2013 10: 51
    Right, it's time. And somehow unjustly forgot about the First World War, because many of our soldiers were killed then.
    PS My great-grandfather fought in the first and second world wars and returned safe and sound, I am proud of him.
  17. Apollo
    24 July 2013 10: 54
    A belated but necessary decision. This is a tribute to all those who fell for the Fatherland.
  18. lexe
    lexe 24 July 2013 14: 26
    There is a documentary film Great and Forgotten (32 episodes)
    it's hard to watch only the latest series ...
    There is another documentary - World War II - Day after Day (96 episodes) (Victor Pravdyuk)
    it’s hard to watch all episodes from 1 to the last ...
    The authors of 2 documentary works are the same and the connection is clearly visible. The last tragic series of the 1st film was clearly reborn in the next 96 episodes.
    Watch documentaries and footage of those days and don’t say that you don’t know this!
    Good memory to the soldiers, officers, generals, and sisters of mercy of the RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ARMY.
  19. Eustace
    Eustace 24 July 2013 15: 36
    The victory was near. The Russian Imperial Army was supposed to march triumphantly across the squares of Vienna and Berlin. Alas! The custom revolution ruined everything.
  20. Pimply
    Pimply 24 July 2013 15: 55
    I am interested in why not to introduce a normal Memorial Day, not for any particular war, but for all. After all, Russia went through a huge number of wars, and the word veteran is still only correlated with the Second World War.
    1. lexe
      lexe 24 July 2013 16: 23
      Because it’s always important to bind to a specific date.
      All politicians sin this. Here is Israel ... why the Holocaust? Wasn’t there a massacre before in history? ...- was.
      And 1917 is a serious era with the breakdown of everything and everything. And this date must be clearly remembered.
  21. Betahon
    Betahon 24 July 2013 19: 22
    It seems to me, they said "A", finish talking and say "B" ... The imperialist war gradually developed into a Civil war. And this is noted in textbooks on the history of the USSR. In this war, no less people were killed than in the World War! So, perhaps, combine these two difficult events for the country into one? ...
  22. lexe
    lexe 24 July 2013 23: 30
    It seems to me, they said "A", finish talking and say "B" ... The imperialist war gradually developed into a Civil war. And this is noted in textbooks on the history of the USSR. In this war, no less people were killed than in the World War! So, perhaps, combine these two difficult events for the country into one? ...

    Smoothly? And this smoothness is reflected in the textbooks? And who gave the process smoothness? And with whose money? And the monotony of work is also reflected? The monotony of the propaganda of the 5th column until 1917? And monotonously terrorist, with exes?
    Yes, you are a joker ... this has never happened before.
    BUT, in principle, I agree with you.Only here in civilian life not only the personnel of the red and white armies but the RUSSIAN PEOPLE! -Peasants \ employees \ workers ...- literally and physically suffered in large numbers not only (and not so much)
    So what do we write on the monument? We list all who suffered? For brevity, I suggest the RUSSIAN PEOPLE.
    And next to put a monument to the victims of rampant anarchy after the collapse of the USSR. RUSSIAN PEOPLE also suffered from this collapse!
    But then it will be a memorial ... the country of the dead ...
    So it’s not so simple with monuments.