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Step - arshin, in the approaching - one and a half

Annually Ministry of Defense, militaryhistorical societies hold many events, to one degree or another, related to the military traditions and history of the army of our country. The most significant were: a parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the opening ceremony of the games of the Army 2015.

Step - arshin, in the approaching - one and a half

As for the military parades of the last decade, they are great, but somewhat monotonous. The organizers could add costumed processions not only from the Great Patriotic War, but also from other eras from the glorious history of our country. Each parade must be unique. For this, it is enough to add a thematic part to the already existing program of solemn processions. For example, why not include a costume parade dedicated to 18th century Victorians in the program of the nearest parade. It was the era of Russia's greatest victories. weapons. That glorious time gave our state a lot of famous names, among which the commander’s talent of Peter Rumyantsev, the exceptional talent of the naval commander Feodor Ushakov and the military genius of Alexander Suvorov were especially glittering.


The level of the heights of military art, which Russia reached in the last quarter of the 18th century, has not been surpassed by anyone yet. Brilliant victories in the battles of Larga and Cahul, under Kozludzhi, Focsani and Rymnik, the Italian and Swiss campaigns of Alexander Suvorov - this is a matter of true pride for the Russians today.

Unfortunately, there were no military victories equal to those great ones in the further history of our country. Just imagine, Alexander Suvorov, having at his disposal only 7 thousand Russian soldiers and 18 thousand Austrians (who could not fight in Suvorov and for the most part served as extras), completely defeated the 100-thousandth army Yusuf Pasha. When storming the impregnable Ishmael, the number of Suvorov's troops was less than that of the Turkish garrison, which defended the impregnable fortress. Military historians, especially Western ones, downplayed the importance of the great genius of Alexander Suvorov, but at the same time the image of Napoleon was raised to the skies. Of course, Bonaparte was a talented commander, but he was still far from the level of Alexander Suvorov. As one of the great many proofs of this point of view, I want to give a description of two battles that occurred in almost the same place, with a difference of one year: the battle of Trebbia 4 – 10 June 1799 of the year, in which Alexander Suvorov defeated the army of MacDonald, one of the best French generals; and the battle of Marengo 14 June 1800 of the year in which Napoleon defeated the Austrian commander Melas.


4 – 5 June Allied forces under the command of Suvorov crossed Bormida and moved along the riverbed Po towards Scrivia in two columns. Left consisted of Austrian troops under the authority of Melas, followed through Salé to Castelnovo di Scrivia. The right wing consisted of Russian troops and a drakunsky regiment of Karachai (Austrians) and moved through Santa Giuliano to Tortona, commanded by General-in-Chief Rosenberg. Each column had its own avant-garde.

To guard the right flank of the army from the mountains, Veletsky was detached with one musketeer battalion, fifty Cossacks and a quarter of a squadron of Austrian hussars. He was instructed to advance to the Bobbio area and watch the roads in the headwaters of Trebbia. The whole army was to take place on June 6 at four in the morning in the direction of Trebbia. But by the night of 5, a message had arrived from Ott that he was being attacked by the superior forces of the French. Suvorov raised the army and led her to the aid of Ott, despite the fatigue of the soldiers and the oncoming night.

The commander of the French army, MacDonald, planned to defeat Ott's troops before Suvorov arrived. The divisions of Victor, Salma, Dombrowski and Rusk were thrown into battle. Generals Montrichard and Olivier hastily marched towards the battlefield on the orders of the French commander. To meet Suvorov, MacDonald gathered all his strength.

At eight in the morning of June 5, Ott’s guard posts were attacked by the advanced battalions of the Victor division. The division of Ruska at this time was moving in a column on Ponte Tidone, Salm was advancing along the river Po (on the right flank). Dombrowski made a march on the Mottaciana and took the place on the left flank of the French troops. The Austrians could not stand the first blow and began to withdraw. The arrival of General Melas with S. Giovani with the troops allowed the Austrians to stop the retreat and gain a foothold at the Sarmato-Borgonovo line. Ott covered the main road with a battery of eight guns.

At this time, Suvorov led the main forces of the allied forces with all speed to a battle scene. As soon as it was reported that MacDonald pushed Ott across the Tidone River, Suvorov headed along with four Cossack regiments to the battlefield, accompanied by Bagration. The rest of the Russian avant-garde forces were headed by Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, the main forces followed by Rosenberg.

By three o'clock in the afternoon the French stepped up the onslaught. The divisions of Victor, Ruska, and Salma pushed Ott's troops from the front. The Austrians threw the battery and retreated for Sarmato. Dombrovsky's legionnaires successfully attacked Ott's right flank. At this point, Suvorov arrived at the scene of the battle. He immediately directed the Cossack regiments of Grekov and Pozdeyev and the dragoon regiments of Levener and Karachai against the Polish division of Dombrowski. The dragoons hit the Polish cavalry and overturned it, and the Cossacks attacked Dombrowski's infantry with lava and put it to flight. On the left flank against infantry Salma, the field marshal threw the Cossack regiments of Molchanov and Semernikov under the general command of Prince Gorchakov.

By four o'clock, the Russian avant-garde infantry approached. Two grenadier battalions were sent to the left flank against Salma. The rest, under the command of Bagration, took to the right and took their place in the battle formations between the Austrian infantry and the dragoons, on the one hand, and the Cossacks, on the other. Then Suvorov launched a general offensive with all the forces at his disposal. The infantry went into a bayonet attack under the drumbeat, the Cossacks with a whooping and whistle cut into the enemy's battle formations, the Austrian cavalrymen did not lag behind them. The field marshal did not stand still; he quickly rode across the battlefield and found himself at the right time at the most important parts of the battle. The energy of the commander was transferred to the troops, the Austrians seemed to have changed, the Russians, despite a long exhausting march, forgetting about fatigue, stubbornly went ahead, sweeping the battle formations of the French on their way. The Poles were the weakest place in the ranks of MacDonald's troops. Dombrovsky's legionnaires, unable to withstand the bayration of Bagration's infantry, went backwards. The Donets went around the Poles from the flank and lava flew at the enemy. The Legionnaires managed to reorganize into a square, but this did not help them, the Cossacks cut their fighting order and crumbled the Polish infantry with pikes and checkers. MacDonald threw a French half-brigade into the fire to help out Dombrowski, but the Poles suffered the same fate.

The Cossacks with incredible speed destroyed the right flank of the Republican army. Dombrovsky was forced to withdraw his troops across the river Tidone, so as not to expose them to the environment and complete destruction. For a while, the divisions Salma and Victor defended themselves defensively on the right flank, but with the retreat of the Polish legionnaires, the left flank became bare and they had to go back, but retreated too slowly, Suvorov took advantage of this and sent them allied cavalry to the flank. Next to Castel Bosco, the Don Cossacks and Austrian dragoons and hussars attacked Republican infantry, which at the last moment managed to reorganize in the square, but that did not save them. First, the left-flank battalions of the Victor division were torn to shreds, then this fate befell the entire division. The French rushed in all directions, fleeing from inevitable death, their battle formations instantly turned into a running crowd. Viktor had to collect the remnants of his division already on the other bank of Tidone.

By nine o'clock in the evening, the entire French army had retreated across the river. The Allied forces were extremely tired by the long march (more than 80 versts was completed in just 36 hours), after which they had to go into battle and fight without stopping all day. Suvorov had all the troops: the 17 infantry battalions, the 24 squadron of the Austrian cavalry, and the 4 Cossack regiment, which amounted to no more than 14 thousand bayonets and sabers. Whereas MacDonald participated in the case of over 19 thousand soldiers.

By nightfall, the French army settled down in the following order: Salm — near the village of Saint-Nicolo on the main road of Piacenza, Dombrowski — the main force at Casaligio, part of his cavalry stood at Brianho, and outposts stretched from Santimento, through Rottofreno to Campremoldo. The main forces of MacDonald's army (about 22 thousand soldiers) turned around on the right bank of the Trebbia. The divisions of Olivier and Montrichara were still on the way.

From the Allies: on the right flank, near Brenno, took up the position of Bagration with infantry and Cossacks, and General Ott got up on the Piacenta road. The chain of outposts stretched along the left bank of Trebbia, the main forces were located behind them, on the left flank, the Austrians, on the right flank the Russians.

The next day Suvorov determined: the right column (six battalions of Russian infantry, two Cossack regiments, the Dragoon regiments of Karachay and Lobkovich, the division of Lieutenant-General Povalo-Shveikovsky) was ordered to advance south of Rivalta through Santimou on S. George. The middle column (seven battalions of Lieutenant-General Förster's division, with one Cossack and one dragoon regiment) was to cross the Tidone river near Mottaciana, advance on Graniano, then force the Trebbia river and move in the direction of Valera, then S. Bonico on Ivakari . The third (left column) was the division of Ott (seven battalions and six squadrons), she had to attack along the main road of Ponte Nour. The division Fröhlich (eight battalions) were instructed to remain in reserve. She had to follow Ott first, then move to the center, ready to support the right flank of the allied forces. The first column was to be commanded by Rosenberg, the divisions of Ott and Froelich submitted to Melas. Suvorov intended to deliver the main blow to the left flank of the French, squeeze MacDonald's army against the River Po and destroy it.


7 June in the morning 10 allied army launched its offensive. It consisted of the 34 infantry battalion, the 24 squadron of Austrian cavalry, the 4 Cossack regiment, about 22 in total, thousand bayonets and sabers. Field Marshal himself followed with a right column.

Only by two o'clock in the afternoon did the battle formations of the opponents converge in battle. The first to attack the enemy was Prince Bagration. His grenadiers hit bayonets at Dombrowski's legionnaires, while the Cossacks of Grekov and Pozdeyev attacked the Poles in the flank. Hot hand-struck ensued, the Poles fought against the Russians frantically. But the onslaught of the Suvorov soldiers was so strong that Dombrovsky was forced to retreat, leaving two guns, one regimental standard in the hands of the enemy, and prisoners before 600. Victor, seeing the plight of the Poles, threw several battalions to the rescue. The French hit the joint between the vanguard of Bagration and the center of the allied forces. The division of Schweikovsky came to the rescue of Bagration. Part of her forces met the battalions of the divisions of Victor and Ruska with a bayonet attack and took a place in the combat forces of the Allies to the left of Bagration, the rest, under the command of Rosenberg, took a place to the right of Bagration's positions and immediately went into action. With a bayonet strike they overturned several French battalions and forced them to retire. Following the right flank, the Förster Division entered the business. The Cossack regiment Molchanova attacked and overturned the French cavalry, Don squadron was supported by one squadron of dragoons Leuvener.

Meanwhile, the French were approached by the long-awaited reinforcements: the divisions of Olivier and Montrichart. The first took up positions on the Piacenta road near the town of Borgo San Antonio, the second is located between the divisions of Victor and Ruska. With the arrival of these forces, the French army began to outnumber Suvorov’s forces by one and a half times. Especially the preponderance of forces was noticeable in the center. But this did not affect the course of the battle; by that time, Suvorov’s right flank had crumpled the French left wing and they were forced to retreat behind Trebbia, after the rest of the Republican troops made a withdrawal beyond the river.

The Allied left flank also advanced successfully. At this stage, the fulfillment of Suvorov’s plan was prevented by the disobedience of Melas, who did not execute the order and did not send the right flank reserve at the right time for a decisive blow. The Austrians, having numerical superiority in their sector of the front, felt calm, they quickly reached the channel of Trebbia and did not advance further. At nightfall, the battle began to subside, the French completely cleared the left bank and the Allied forces occupied it. Because of the impassable stupidity of Austrian Field Marshal Melas, Suvorov failed to defeat the army of Macdonald on the first day.

Already at night, on the left flank of the Allies, three battalions of the French, having lost their way, crossed the river ford. Austrians greeted them with rifle fire. The drums came, the troops and the one on the other side, along the whole battle line, were alarmed. Allied and French infantry began a shootout. The cavalry from both sides rushed into the river, rifle gunfire thundered in complete darkness, blades rang, a serious night battle ensued, and gunners entered on top of everything. Several battalions of the Rosenberg division under his command crossed the river, sweeping away everything in their path, broke through the enemy’s battle formations and got lost somewhere in the rear of the French. This fight lasted more than an hour, then everything calmed down. And the battalions that had gone into the breakthrough, in the dark, not seeing where to go, lined up in a square and stood in one place until dawn, and returned to theirs in the morning.

MacDonald, having a strong numerical superiority over the enemy, decided to attack the next day. On the left flank, Viktor and Ruska were ordered to attack the division of Rosenberg. Dombrowski was heading around the right flank of Suvorov. In the center of the French troops took the place of the division of Olivier and Montrichard, they were ordered to frontal attack on the enemy. On his right flank MacDonald put the troops of Vatren and Salma. The total number of French troops exceeded 35 thousand.

When the next morning Suvorov launched an offensive, the French were already organized in battle formation on the right bank of the Trebbia. Dombrovsky had already crossed the river at Rivalta and was moving around the right flank of the Allied forces. The French infantry marched forward almost all along the line in battalion columns, the cavalry occupied the gaps. Macdonald's artillery was pushed ashore, the arrows turned in a chain in front of the columns.

Suvorov threw Bagration and Cossacks vanguard against Dombrovsky. The Poles could not stand the swift counterattack, their battle formations were crushed by the very first onslaught. Dombrovsky was forced to withdraw his soldiers for Trebbiyu. At this time, the division Schweikovsky was attacked by superior forces of the French. At the same time, Victor and Rusk attacked Russian military formations from the front and into the right flank. Republicans had a triple superiority in forces. Bagration stopped the persecution of the Poles and went to the aid of Schweikovsky. But even with the arrival of Bagration, the Russians were in a strong minority, the situation on the right flank of the allied forces was difficult, and the soldiers, tired of the battle and the heat, could hardly hold back the attackers of the enemy. Seeing such a difficult position, Suvorov arrived on his right flank personally. With his appearance, the soldiers cheered, the grenadiers hit bayonets and crushed the French. Thanks to this onslaught, the vanguard of Bagration found itself in the rear of the forces of Victor and Rusk. The French, having numerical superiority, were forced to retire to Trebbia in order to avoid encirclement.

Melas again disobeyed Suvorov and did not send the reserve, as he was instructed. After receiving the order for the second time, Melas singled out only Liechtenstein's cavalry for strengthening the right flank, leaving the main reserve forces with him. But Liechtenstein has not reached the right flank. The French attacked the junction between the center and the left flank of the Allied battle formations. The division of Montrichard (about 5,7 thousand bayonets) piled on Forster's troops (six battalions, one Cossack and one dragoon regiment) from the front, and his right flank was attacked by Olivier and Salm. The column of Vatrenia struck the junction between Förster and Melas. At this time, Liechtenstein, passing in the rear of the Förster's troops, deployed his cavalry and struck Montrisar in the flank, the French were crushed and forced to retreat. Having dealt with Montrichard, Liechtenstein sent his riders against Olivier. At the same time, Melas began to move his infantry forward and forced the French to clear the left bank of Trebbia. Again, the enemy troops settled on their own shore and began a firefight, which lasted until nightfall. And only the column of the Vatren (five battalions and six squadrons) managed to pass to the rear of the Austrians and took positions at Calendasco, but she was forced to retire to Trebbia in order not to be surrounded.

On the night of the eighth to the ninth, MacDonald began to withdraw his troops from the battlefield, realizing that he could not hold out against Suvorov any longer, despite his numerical superiority. The departure of the French did not go unnoticed. Even after dark, at about four in the morning, Suvorov began pursuing the enemy. By seven o'clock, Melas's troops had already entered Piacenza. Here the Austrians did not show proper quickness, General Ott stopped the persecution, reaching the banks of the River Nury. But the Russian convoy drove the French a few dozen miles. General Chubarov and his grenadiers took the onrush of Victor with one onslaught, after which the French retreated to St. Giorgio and took up strong positions, hoping to hold out here for a long time. Suvorov moved along with the troops and led their actions. Rosenberg and Bagration with their regiments approached Chubarov for reinforcements. Alexander Vasilyevich threw them into a frontal attack on the enemy. The dragoons and Cossacks, who came to the rescue by the order of the field marshal, went around the positions of the French to strike at the flanks and rear. By this time, the divisions of Förster and Schweikovsky approached, Suvorov sent them bypassing Victor’s positions so that they would continue to pursue the main forces of MacDonald without stopping. Victor hastily began to withdraw. But it was too late, only a small part of his troops managed to retreat. The main forces of the rearguard were surrounded, partly destroyed, partly captured. The pursuit lasted all day and the following night. The French no longer thought of resistance, they simply ran without looking back. MacDonald was able to collect the remains of his army only for the 10 number from Borgo Donino. Of the 35 ths. Of his troops, a little more than 17 ths. Remained.


At the dawn of 14 June 1800, the Austrian Field Marshal Melas launched an offensive against French positions near Marengo in three columns. Left - 7,6 Thousands of soldiers marched on Castel-Cerjolo and Salo under the command of General Ott. The right wing - 3 with thousands of soldiers under the command of O'Reilly - on Novi, and the center was attacked by the main forces of the Austrians, 17,9 by thousands of soldiers, commanded by the commander himself.

By six o'clock in the morning, the Austrian army had already crossed the Bromidu River and had built up into battle formations in mind of the enemy and immediately attacked outposts of the French, and the battle began. It was especially hot in Marengo, General Victor deployed his corps here from the outskirts of the town to the Bromida bed. The Gardanna division attacked by the Austrians leaned back, but Victor supported it in time with the battalions from the Shambarlak division. The Austrians were advancing, soon the battle was already on in Marengo itself, Victor's hull flinch and leaned back. The Kayma division successfully attacked the forces of General Shambarlak, who was on the right flank of Victor's corps. At the Fontanone brook, which flowed on the outskirts of Marengo, there was a hot exchange of fire, the banks of the brook were quickly covered with the bodies of the dead and wounded. The soldiers of Shaumbarlak could not stand it and began to withdraw, the Austrians forced the stream and hit the bayonets, which accelerated the retreat of the French. Victor supported Lunn with his troops, he threw Vatren’s division from his corps into a counterattack and pushed the Austrians to the creek. At 11 in the morning, Ott, bypassing the right flank of Napoleon, sent some of his infantry and cavalry. Bonaparte advanced the Monnier division to meet him, and only the consular guard remained in reserve.

A bloody oncoming battle broke out on the right wing of the republican army near the village of Castel-Cerjolo, both sides threw all their forces into attacks and counterattacks. The Austrians succeeded here only to press the French, but they did not manage to go around the flank.

Meanwhile, Bonaparte sent an urgent message to Generals Deze and Lapoipu: “Come back, I implore you, if you are only able to return.” It is impossible to say that the consul panicked, but in this message there is a clear alarm.

By noon the patron bags of the soldiers Victor and Lanna were practically empty. The battle unfolded on the 9 km along the front, the entire front edge was shrouded in smoke. Napoleon’s headquarters was subjected to heavy shelling, the enemy was already close to her. The Consul threw 2 th and 20 th Kirassyrsky regimes of the Kellermann division into fire to stop the advancing Austrian infantry, but to no avail. The bayonets and dense rifle fire forced the French cavalry to retreat with losses. By 14 hours, the Austrians made a powerful onslaught and overturned the body of Victor, who in severe frustration was forced to retreat to San Giuliano Vecchia. Following this, Lann's hull fluttered and began to withdraw. The Austrian cavalry immediately rushed to pursue them. The remnants of the French reserve went to the fire - the grenadiers and the foot huntsmen of the consular guard, Napoleon personally led the attack. The Austrians were stopped, but only for a short time. The light imperial dragoons entered the business, the attack of the consular guard choked, the French lined up in a square and bristled with bayonets, the cartridges were running out, and the Austrians put forward their artillery and started shooting the square at closets with a canister. The guard was forced to retreat. It was the end, the entire French army retreated, only in some places resisting oppressive Austrians. Napoleon himself in total disarray of feelings sat on the ground at the side of the road, staring blankly at what was happening. Finally, it dawned on him that the commander should, even in such a situation, lead his troops. He went astride along the frustrated French military formations, trying to raise the morale of his soldiers. But what is there, only the best of them did not leave the ranks, and the majority already simply ran, despite the efforts of the commanders. To their great happiness, the Austrians, having been convinced of their complete victory, fell into carelessness and noticeably weakened the onslaught, in some places even stopped the persecution. Commander Melas left the battlefield, reassigned the command to his quartermaster general von Zahu, while he himself went to Alessandria to compile a victory message.

By 17 hours on the battlefield, General Deze arrived with his vanguard, this timely reinforcement helped the first Consul of France turn defeat into a victory. Deze, on his own initiative, entered the battle. Ahead of him was a chain of shooters, which brought many problems to the Austrians, followed by two battalions deployed in line, then another battalion built into the column. Kellerman managed to gather about 600 riders and support Deze's counterattack. The Austrians, who did not expect this maneuver, faltered and leaned back. Seeing the success of the newly arrived troops, the remaining units and formations of the front line of the French army stopped retreating, lined up in battle formations and counterattacked the enemy. History retained the words that Deze told Napoleon that day: “Yes, this battle is lost, but there is still enough time to win another.”

For a while the Austrian artillery with destructive fire restrained the pressure of the French. But Dese's field guns with response fire forced her to retire. Deze himself was stunned on the spot during the battle, a bullet hit him in the heart. After the battle, his body was found among the heaps of corpses subordinates, identifying Deze only by his thick head, since the deceased was naked stripped by marauders. By 18 hours, the entire Austrian army hastily retreated, General Zach was captured. The French began an energetic pursuit of the enemy. By 22 hours, the battlefield was completely cleared of Austrian soldiers.


It is time to bring back to life much that symbolizes the glorious past of our Fatherland!

The Prussian or German drill step that was introduced into the drill regulations of the Russian army when Prussophile Pavel I was abominable in the eyes of the great Russian commander Generalissimo of all Russian Troops Alexander Suvorov, Prince of Rymniki. Is it time to return to the glorious roots of the Russian army - to the victorious Suvorov step in arshin? In addition, it is not clear why we use the German combat step, the one that the Nazis practiced in their parades?

23 February Defender of the Fatherland Day is a holiday from the previous era, if we abandoned 7 November, then, according to the logic of things, this date should be sent to the dustbin of history. What is February 23, for which event is this holiday timed? As you know, at that time the army of the Russian Empire no longer existed, and the new revolutionary army was not yet formed, the first attempts to create it did not succeed. Date taken from the ceiling, according to the principle - and let it be February 23. And then the facts were falsified and some events were invented that did not actually occur. A minor incident gave the appearance of importance. So why continue this farce? When we have a lot of significant dates. For example, the Day of the Battle of Lake Peipsi - April 5 on the Julian calendar, April 18 - on the Gregorian calendar. The great victory of St. Alexander Nevsky over the troops of the Livonian Order is much more worthy of becoming the starting milestone for celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day than an incomprehensible and unrelated date.

The military rank of lieutenant, from the French phrase lieu tenant (holding a place), is long overdue to replace in the ground forces with the original - second lieutenant and, accordingly, to the rank above - lieutenant, and this will be consonant with the titles of colonel and lieutenant colonel. In the general hierarchy should return to the ranks of the glorious XVIII century. We have many brigades, but no brigadier general. Next, Major General - corresponds to the divisional division, Lieutenant-General, in the version we need, the Lieutenant-General corresponds to a commentary. The colonel-general must be replaced by a general-general, which will correspond to the commander. And to introduce the highest rank — field marshal, since the modern highest rank is army general (which should correspond to the commander) lower in status than the district commander, commander in chief of the armed forces, and especially the chief of the General Staff or the head of the military department and his first deputies.

Is it time to revive the names of the victorious regiments who glorified themselves in the great for Mother Russia of the XVIII century. Why have we only restored the Transfiguration Regiment? But there are still glorious names. The Fanagori Grenadier Regiment, which glorified its banner during the assault of Ishmael, the Ingermanland Infantry Regiment, which was formed under Peter the Great, the Suzdal Regiment, which at one time was commanded by Alexander Suvorov himself, and many, many others. With such a rich history, we are content with small, why our soldiers do not stand in the ranks under the glorious banners of the ancient Russian valiant regiments?

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  1. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 3 September 2015 09: 22
    "Isn't it time to return to the glorious origins of the Russian army -
    to the victorious Suvorov step in arshin?
    It’s also not clear why we use the German stride,
    the one that the Nazis practiced in their parades? "////

    The machine-gunners do not care what the enemy’s step is: victorious in arshin or half-arshin.

    Today it’s more useful to learn short dashes in loose directions - you will live longer.
  2. Max repp
    Max repp 3 September 2015 09: 30
    Just awesome! Thank you for the article.
  3. Stalker.1977
    Stalker.1977 3 September 2015 09: 41
    Good article, I personally am for the return of ranks and names of regiments.
  4. svu93
    svu93 3 September 2015 09: 46
    A.V. Suvorov is a great commander and a great man !!!

    I agree about the regiments, about the ranks, it seems to me, bust!
  5. Moore
    Moore 3 September 2015 09: 46
    Dear author, thank you for the meticulous description of the fighting of the era past. But...
    Somewhat discouraging is your categorical "should return", "should be replaced", the step is not the same, Pavel is a Germanophile .. Is it okay that it was with this Germanophile that the Russian soldier received the first greatcoat instead of the cloak-epanchi, which served him for a little more than two hundred years?
    Life does not stand still, and under the weight of the lieutenant, Starleys and colonel-general shoulder straps, the Russian soldier-officer showed no less than his best qualities than in those times.
    And about the use of the "Nazi practiced" "German" marching step - here, excuse me, is complete nonsense. I hope your opus will not be read by the surviving participants of the 1945 Victory Parade.
  6. Committee
    Committee 3 September 2015 09: 53
    The names of the regiments are beautiful, but from the point of view of the secrecy of counterintelligence, it is doubtful.
  7. igordok
    igordok 3 September 2015 10: 05
    Isn’t it time to revive the names of the victorious regiments that glorified themselves in the great XVIII century for mother Russia.

    At the moment, there is such a thing as the honorary names of military units, earned for the most part during the Second World War. And to abolish the exploits of grandfathers, the last thing. Although often the people often mention the name HF at the place of deployment.
    In pre-revolutionary times, the names and locations were interesting.
    The Pskov 11 infantry regiment was located in front of the PMV in Tula.
    Pskov 2-th Life-Dragoon Regiment - in Suwalki (Poland). In 1829, thanks to this regiment, a town called Novopskov appeared on the territory of modern Ukraine.
    In Pskov, the "Siberian" regiments of the 24th Infantry Division were located: the 93rd Irkutsk, the 94th Yenisei and the 96th Omsk, which "at home", in Siberia, visited only the Russo-Japanese War.
  8. RiverVV
    RiverVV 3 September 2015 15: 07
    The author wove the couple at the end of the absurdities. You see, he doesn't like "Lieutenant" ... But the word "lieutenant" also comes from Polish.

    In general: the author took several articles on a historical topic, compiled them and added his epilogue. No wonder the day has passed.