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Code of Honor Officer of the Russian Empire

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Code of Honor Officer of the Russian Empire



Do not promise if you are not sure that you will fulfill the promise.
Keep yourself simple, with dignity, without fatovstvo.
It is necessary to remember that border, where politeness ends in dignity and cult begins.
Less tell - you will regret.
Remember: my tongue is my enemy!
Do not kutis - hardness you will not prove, and you will compromise yourself.
Do not rush to converge on a short leg with a man who has not learned enough.
Avoid cash accounts with mates. Money always spoils the relationship.
Do not take into your account offensive remarks, witticisms, ridicule, said after what often happens on the streets and in public places. Be above it. Go away - do not lose, and get rid of the scandal.
If you cannot say anything good about someone, then refrain from saying bad, if you know.
Do not neglect anyone's advice - listen. Really, follow him or not, will remain for you. Manage to use the good advice of another - this art is no less than giving good advice to yourself.
Take care of the reputation of trusting you women, whoever she is.
There are situations in life when you need to silence your heart and live with the mind.
The secret that you have communicated to at least one person ceases to be a secret.
Always be alert and do not dissolve.
Try to have your words mild in a dispute, and the arguments are hard. Try not to annoy the enemy, but to convince him.
Speaking, avoid gestures and do not raise your voice.
Nothing teaches as the awareness of their mistakes. This is one of the main means of self-education. Only the one who does nothing is not mistaken.
When two people quarrel, both are always to blame.
Authority is acquired by knowledge and service.
It is important that subordinates respect you, not fear.
Where there is fear, there is no love, but there is a secret ill will or hatred.
There is nothing worse than indecision.
Better worse than hesitation or inaction.
Lost time you will not return.
The best part of courage is caution.
The strongest misconceptions are those that have no doubt.
A humble man is not one who is indifferent to praises, but one who is attentive to blame.
Thinking correctly is more valuable than knowing a lot.
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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 18 September 2013 08: 11
    19
    I read in the memoirs of a major general of the tsarist army Shikhlinsky that one officer challenged another due to the fact that he disrespectfully spoke about the unit commander. I can hardly imagine this in the modern army.
    1. Walking
      Walking 18 September 2013 14: 55
      +8
      Now it has become more the norm that a senior officer, rank officer yells at the younger one with his subordinates. What dignity and respect can be here.
  2. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 18 September 2013 08: 23
    11
    If 10 percent of people live by these rules, then it’s good ... It's a shame that for many this is the Chinese alphabet ...
    1. mejik
      mejik 18 September 2013 09: 04
      0
      A major tanker retired at my construction site this spring. worked for two months. I even liked, working, to chat again at the smoke breaks. I took a thousand until tomorrow, left my passport as a deposit and meet. Oh, officer ... God be with her, with a thousand ...
      1. cpk72
        cpk72 18 September 2013 09: 38
        +6
        Is the man alive? Tried to contact?
      2. svp67
        svp67 18 September 2013 09: 48
        +7
        Quote: mejik
        I took a thousand until tomorrow, left my passport as a deposit and meet. Oh, officer ... God be with her, with a thousand ...
        Somehow not everything fits - since restoring a passport is a fine, photos, etc., etc. they will cost him no less, so maybe he should look for a person, maybe something happened to him?
        1. mejik
          mejik 18 September 2013 15: 53
          +1
          Quote: cpk72
          Is the man alive? Tried to contact?

          Quote: svp67
          Somehow not everything fits - since restoring a passport is a fine, photos, etc., etc. they will cost him no less, so maybe he should look for a person, maybe something happened to him?

          Subscriber is not a subscriber. Go to the police, I almost wrote the police, you propose to write a statement. Morally stable professionals go to the construction site. Haha! Three hundred people pass through an object with forty jobs in two months. Turners, land surveyors, music teachers, peasants, Tajiks and Uzbeks, Armenians, Georgians, one, behold, a major tanker. Not a single trained builder. I am one - a foreman with a diploma. When receiving an advance for three days, no one works. Ours-drink, Central Asia- under the swab. Holiday, blasphemy! Until the advance is over. Honest eyes, I'm sorry. Anatolych! And so for more than ten years! I have to run to the police after each. order ... Here you will not believe it, I gave money, there is no person, this is an axiom at a construction site, based on twenty-two years of experience. If I argued about this, I wouldn’t become a rich man, but I would definitely change my car. So he took his passport, with the notion that he was more expensive to lose. And you think I have one, this passport? Five pieces in a safe in the office. At least go to the bank for loans.
          1. dark_65
            dark_65 18 September 2013 21: 45
            0
            a familiar problem, after hiring workers, you start to love people less laughing
          2. Prometey
            Prometey 19 September 2013 08: 37
            0
            Do not kick people, but your snickering masters. The wretched situation in our country is more profitable to recruit left-wing people and pay them a penny than smart workers and detain them with salaries. Everything is mired in the pursuit of profits. He himself worked in a construction organization. Many young people and sensible men worked. In the mid-2000s, when people raised their salaries, people lingered. Yes, it happened that some disappeared, went away for a week for binge (but there were not many of them), then they returned and worked again. However, the bosses are greedy - they will pick up objects and people during the season without days off for 12-14 hours at work. They’ll work this way for a month or two and you won’t be able to pay them any more - people aren’t iron, human conditions are needed. And that's how the trouble goes.
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 18 September 2013 08: 37
    +7
    These rules of conduct should be laid in the human mind from childhood!
  4. JonnyT
    JonnyT 18 September 2013 08: 47
    +9
    In general, I believe that an officer is the elite of society, and he should behave appropriately ....
    1. Pit
      Pit 18 September 2013 09: 13
      +4
      Yes, only in the last 20 years they were mixed with dirt and put on display.
      1. jasper
        jasper 18 September 2013 10: 43
        -2
        not a, started in 17
        1. asadov
          asadov 18 September 2013 12: 59
          +1
          started before the 17th, otherwise it would not have been
      2. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 18 September 2013 14: 49
        -2
        Well, yes ... the Soviet officer should be slightly shaved and drunk to the blue. Not only in the last 20 years, started earlier ...
        1. alexey garbuz
          alexey garbuz 18 September 2013 23: 50
          0
          ))))))))))))))))))))))))
        2. Very old
          Very old 18 September 2013 23: 57
          0
          No need to go to the well, it is useful to drink water. Once on the forum, I promised not to put "-" to anyone and you too
      3. JonnyT
        JonnyT 18 September 2013 18: 36
        0
        it's all hostile to the media ..... one HOUSE-2 what it’s only worth .... liberals damn all turned upside down
    2. dark_65
      dark_65 18 September 2013 21: 46
      0
      what kind of society are such and officers
  5. CTEPX
    CTEPX 18 September 2013 09: 08
    +4
    We are pleased to post this Code on our website for future soldiers of Russia. And we won’t forget about the link)).
  6. Akhtuba73
    Akhtuba73 18 September 2013 10: 50
    +5
    Accessible wisdom of centuries-old experience and traditions of one of the best armies in the world. Did any of this become obsolete or atavism? Despite replacing the halberds on the SU-34 - NOTHING !!!
  7. Ivan_Ivanov
    Ivan_Ivanov 18 September 2013 10: 53
    +3
    Interestingly, those who, having changed the oath, betrayed the emperor and recognized the interim government, and this is practically the weight of the senior officers, also adhered to the officer’s code of honor?
    1. nnz226
      nnz226 18 September 2013 12: 56
      +8
      And those who swore allegiance to the USSR, and then REASSAGED "not ukraine" what honor do they have ??? Even the Bolsheviks did not demand a new oath from the tsarist officers who went to their service. I think that if an "association with the EU" arises, the matter will roll to NATO, will the akhvitseers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also swear allegiance to NATO, especially for higher salaries? How did they do it for the promised "good" in 1992?
      1. Ivan_Ivanov
        Ivan_Ivanov 18 September 2013 13: 02
        +1
        Thank. Here I am about the same.

        A wonderful code of honor, which for some reason among the top officers few have complied with.
      2. uwzek
        uwzek 18 September 2013 16: 34
        +1
        The text of the oath of the fighter of the Red Army by Comrade Trotsky was adopted at the dawn of her (army) formation, all the soldiers of the Army took the oath, including former officers. In a novel about the civil war (something about Alexander Parkhomenko), the battle of those years is mentioned, when entire units managed to swear several times over a week and a half with both white and red ...
    2. creak
      creak 18 September 2013 16: 12
      +1
      The army was sworn in in March-April 1917 after the abdication of Nicholas II, the monarchy as a form of government no longer existed, and the Provisional Government at that time was the only power in the country.
      1. Ivan_Ivanov
        Ivan_Ivanov 18 September 2013 16: 21
        0
        And what? Some kind of horseradish came from the mountain and said that the king has disowned and now he / they are in power and therefore it is necessary to take a new oath? What kind of baby talk? In addition, a significant part of the higher generals directly participated in the coup, or condoned him, violating this oath.
        As in the 91st. How much came out against Humpback to defend his country? How many left the (Ukrainian) army, refusing to take a new oath?
        1. alexey garbuz
          alexey garbuz 18 September 2013 23: 52
          +1
          So the oath is not made to man, but to the country - like that. Or not ?
      2. Yemelya
        Yemelya 20 September 2013 20: 31
        0
        Quote: ranger
        The army was sworn in March-April 1917


        And by the way, p-Romanov N.A. swore?
    3. xan
      xan 18 September 2013 16: 22
      +1
      Quote: Ivan_Ivanov
      Interestingly, those who, having changed the oath, betrayed the emperor and recognized the interim government, and this is practically the weight of the senior officers, also adhered to the officer’s code of honor?

      The tsar had the nickname "Tsarskoye Selo gopher" among the guards officers. And the guards officers have a monarchic tradition in their blood. Why's that?
      No one has done more for the collapse of Russia than Nicholas 2.

      and about the code of honor I remembered the story. It was under Nicholas 1.
      In one guards regiment, an officer assigned to duty was absent from service at the premiere performance of his mistress. In the theater, he was seen by the regiment commander, but pretended not to notice. But his colleagues in the regiment also saw him, held an officer meeting, and expressed distrust. The officer left the regiment.

      How, having such a composition in the guard, and even in the army, manage to tear Russia away?
      1. Ivan_Ivanov
        Ivan_Ivanov 18 September 2013 16: 35
        +1
        No one has done more for the collapse of Russia than Nicholas 2.

        Well, yes ... He himself changed the oath for all officers and overthrew himself.
        Khrushchev, who made the longest firing lists, was to blame for everything ... Stalin.
      2. Yemelya
        Yemelya 20 September 2013 20: 33
        0
        Quote: xan
        held an officer meeting and expressed distrust.


        "What, did you feel a bit weak, felt it? .."
    4. uwzek
      uwzek 18 September 2013 16: 28
      0
      And those officers didn’t violate any oath ... During the time of the monarchy, they did not swear allegiance to the Motherland, but to a particular sovereign. When the monarch was changed, a new oath was taken. The same notorious Decembrists in 1825 formally intended to swear not to Nicholas, but to his elder brother Konstantin ... In February 1917, Nicholas II abdicated the throne - the oath ceased automatically ...
      1. Ivan_Ivanov
        Ivan_Ivanov 18 September 2013 16: 38
        0
        Once again, for you personally ...

        Some kind of horseradish came from the mountain and said that the king has disowned and now he / they are in power and therefore it is necessary to take a new oath? What kind of baby talk? In addition, a significant part of the higher generals directly participated in the coup, or condoned him, violating this oath.
        As in the 91st. How much came out against Humpback to defend his country? How many left the (Ukrainian) army, refusing to take a new oath?
        1. creak
          creak 18 September 2013 17: 18
          +1
          Some horseradish from the mountain came and said ... The words are not of a boy but of a husband who is able to explain complex historical problems in a simple, accessible form ... It’s better to babble than such an adult understanding of history ...
          1. Ivan_Ivanov
            Ivan_Ivanov 18 September 2013 17: 27
            -1
            Sorry, but do you understand otherwise? smile
    5. 505506
      505506 20 September 2013 08: 49
      0
      This emperor, as the supreme commander in chief, betrayed his army and officers, limply signing the abdication. The interim government was then.
      1. Marat
        Marat 22 September 2013 00: 57
        0
        In my opinion, he was already cornered so much that there was no other choice ...
  8. mithridate
    mithridate 18 September 2013 11: 05
    +4
    this code is required for study in military schools
  9. slacker
    slacker 18 September 2013 11: 09
    +2
    Good and helpful rules. But the era of the knights ended in 1917-1918.
    I suspect that a Russian officer living by these rules is now the exception rather than the rule. Enough to read crime reports.
    It's a pity...
  10. Storm
    Storm 18 September 2013 12: 41
    +1
    Golden Rules
  11. washi
    washi 18 September 2013 14: 42
    +1
    Who invented this code?
    Who performed it? given that ALL palace coups were made by OFFICERS.
    Who said that Stalin’s officers (do not confuse with Trotsky’s commanders) were worse?
    Although the normal rules for self-respecting people.
    Respect yourself - respect subordinates. They are your mirror. If they are in g.ne, then in g ... not you
  12. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 18 September 2013 14: 56
    +1
    These people received little. Very few and often irregular. A six-month delay in salaries in the Russian army was the norm rather than an emergency. But they served, and how they served! They enjoyed great respect in society ... which only staggered when the highest authorities failed to fulfill their duties, having clad generals like Kuropatkin and giving them command. However, this is another story ...
    The last provision of the Code, I would oblige to write in large letters over the entrance to all universities of the country, how many are there. And you need to start studying this wisest phrase at school ... as well as the whole Code.
  13. Nikolski1973
    Nikolski1973 18 September 2013 15: 01
    +3
    The code is not invented - it is honored if you are an officer. And it doesn’t matter to which political "trends" you belong. And on the account of respect for subordinates and in the code is also well said.
  14. repytw
    repytw 18 September 2013 16: 01
    0
    Quote: Loafer
    Good and helpful rules. But the era of the knights ended in 1917-1918.
    I suspect that a Russian officer living by these rules is now the exception rather than the rule. Enough to read crime reports.
    It's a pity...


    The era of the knights ended in 1914-15, when the mass personnel were knocked out at the imperialist, and they were replaced by students, bourgeoisie, etc., who allowed revolutionary agitation among the soldiers.
  15. Moore
    Moore 18 September 2013 16: 40
    0
    There were ... but why there were - there are still a couple of good codes - the ten Christian commandments and the "code of the builder of communism" based on them. Both are very good, but what does this have to do with reality?
    Any code (rule, code, law) contains the norms of behavior of an individual in the environment for which it was created. Should a person observe it? If you do not deny this environment - yes. In fact, it is far from always.
    Knights among officers? Of course. But the characters written off by Tolstoy and Kuprin from life are also in industrial quantities.
  16. ded10041948
    ded10041948 18 September 2013 17: 20
    0
    Taburetkin and the company can only dream about it in a nightmare!
    1. Ivan_Ivanov
      Ivan_Ivanov 18 September 2013 17: 44
      0
      But is Taburetkin still related to the army? Or are you stuck in the past and do not want to part with it?
  17. galiullinrasim
    galiullinrasim 18 September 2013 18: 22
    +1
    at the same party, one zalvatskysky guy found out that I said that he hated the officers and the ensign and said the more so the former. I answered that in the first of the former officers and the ensign there are no twists and turns and you are not a soldier and not a soldier they cover the commanders with the body and officers of the soldiers. They all vigorously supported me, and this one somehow turned sour and quietly disappeared. and then I found out that he didn’t climb out of his lip. I don’t argue about anything because it all depends on the person. you are red or white or green, that's an example of carbyshev or Vlasov. or recall our peer of the solar battalion commander, he probably did not know the Vedas about this code.
  18. motorized rifle
    motorized rifle 18 September 2013 19: 46
    +2
    To the previous comment, well, you should not count on the hatred of officers and warrant officers, the birds are too small, and there is a certain skepticism and deserves it. I have already written that officers from the post-Petrine era, when it was forbidden by a decree, to give officer shoulder straps to nobles who did not serve as privates, are mostly people who do not understand what an army is. All that they have in their head about her is a romantic extract from books, films and their own fantasies. After graduating for several years and getting into the army, they are faced with a reality that is very different from the previous idea. But you have to serve, and the work has become not loved! Therefore, the number of stupid officers both then and now. Alexander Vasilyevich used to say: "- Yes, you are Your Excellency, in the field with a regiment, and from the field with a battalion!" Therefore, an intelligent officer is rather an exception than a rule, and a talented one is quite rare. And it is not the people who are to blame, but the system, Peter the Great was wise, so even now it is necessary, until a person has served a year in the army, he should not dream of any military universities.
    Well, about the code, it’s good, but there are God's commandments and SDA and other good things, the main thing is to keep them, even if they are not and if they are not kept, what is the point that they exist?
    1. Cpa
      Cpa 19 September 2013 07: 07
      +1
      The main thing is that the officer should be fair, with dignity and professional. And how he became an officer is the fourth thing. I knew a "jacket", which is no match for another personnel. But I also knew the officer after the deadline, who gutted the parcels from the soldiers. I know many who are on urgent was not, but officers are worthy examples.
      A real Officer is a walking Responsibility (for the cause, subordinates, comrades, honor and banner, society). Getting into the army, he creates his own reality, based on the listed qualities. And the one who "collides", he fights or adjusts, or leaves, if not overcame or did not break.
  19. GUSAR
    GUSAR 18 September 2013 19: 48
    0
    Yes ... There were people in our time ... well, that is, not in ours already ...
  20. Dimitr
    Dimitr 18 September 2013 20: 55
    0
    Excellent rules of conduct, instead of slogans and portraits in divisions, hang on every corner! And there is nothing to blame for a while, you yourself will not want to, no one will force! "Do it yourself, help a friend!"
  21. repytw
    repytw 18 September 2013 20: 59
    +1
    Quote: GUSAR
    Yes ... There were people in our time ... well, that is, not in ours already ...



    As an officer I’ll tell you that even now there are a lot of worthy people serving, real officers. Young people really come in a new wave of knowledge, not just money on their minds, but we know that the army is a reflection of society, there will be order in society and the army will be like in our time.
    1. GUSAR
      GUSAR 19 September 2013 00: 36
      0
      Duck, I do not argue with you ...
  22. shurup
    shurup 18 September 2013 21: 00
    0
    In the Russian-Japanese code of honor, the samurai was stronger than the above.
    Many officers do not consider it necessary to honor the criminal code.
  23. Skuto
    Skuto 18 September 2013 22: 13
    +1
    The officer is a product of war. What a war, such an officer. The last war where they fought using the principle "I lost, take my sword" and the corresponding behavior, was before the Anglo-Boer. After her, all these rules became history. The main thing now ... The officer must be human.
  24. George
    George 18 September 2013 23: 19
    +2
    I read somewhere how General Dragomirov was asked what he thinks of ambition.
    Mikhail Ivanovich, as you know, was a man with humor, so the answer was:
    You see, gentlemen, ambition as a male organ is impossible not to have it, but it is a shame to show in public.
  25. EXA-2
    EXA-2 19 September 2013 12: 07
    +1
    Why is everyone condemning the behavior of officers? This code of honor is fully civilian. I wonder if all the writers here act as written in the article. May start with oneself at first, than condemn others.
    Reserve officer.
  26. Alfonso
    Alfonso 19 September 2013 23: 53
    0
    And in my collection there is a picture on the topic.
  27. D_L
    D_L 21 September 2013 00: 41
    0
    Good article. Thank.
    "Thinking right is more valuable than knowing a lot." - that's right, because much knowledge does not teach the mind!
  28. Sorry
    Sorry 27 September 2013 11: 16
    0
    In the Moscow Region, these concepts were blurred, but it started back in the USSR. True, there were still party meetings in the units which weren’t, no, but criticism of the chief would be heard, but today it’s not. And to shout at an officer in the presence of subordinates was also not allowed, only not in the ground forces. Although a lot depends on the officers themselves. He who carries his title with honor will not allow anyone to speak with him in a boorish manner. Now the commander’s speech cannot be distinguished from the platoon’s speech. Keep mods moving faster than intellectuals and intellectuals. In Soviet times, the seafarers were the first in terms of maintaining officer traditions, then the Air Force, Air Defense (RVV) and Strategic Missile Forces, and in the ground forces there was some kind of solidarity in the entire service structure. So it remains to this day. In general, this can only be achieved by education. In schools, you need to talk about this every day, or maybe even introduce the subject according to the ethics of the officer. In addition, an officer in the Russian Federation was lowered below the baseboard. Whoever didn’t put on officer epaulettes cannot be listed. the leadership of the Moscow Region is not up to it; there have long been no officers there and they simply don’t understand this. For them, the uniform is simply overalls.