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Bersaliers marching, running, playing and singing

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Bersaliers marching, running, playing and singing



Russian President Vladimir Putin met on September 11 on 2015 in the Crimea with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Politicians laid flowers at the memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the Sardinian kingdom who died in the Crimean War. The monument is located near the Mount Gasfort in Balaklava region.

Vladimir Putin proposed to set up a park in Crimea with a monument to Italian soldiers who fought on the peninsula in the middle of the 19th century. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi supported this idea.

In the Crimea, among the Italian troops, the Bersaliers (special arrows), which consisted of five battalions, also fought. The organizer of the Bersalier corps, Alessandro Ferrero la Marmor (1799 – 1855), died of cholera in the Crimea.

TOGETHER WITH RUSSIA


The fact that the Italians in the First World War fought with Russia on the side of the Entente, and in the 1941 – 1943 years they fought against the Soviet Union in Ukraine and in Russia on the Don, politicians did not mention.

At the beginning of the year, an article about the Bersaliers was published in the NVO, which was called the Black Feathers of the Italian Army. The article unexpectedly for the author was translated into Italian and found its readers in Italy, which prompted the author to continue the theme of the life and service of the Bersaliers. In addition, at the beginning of May, the 63-I annual national meeting of the Bersaliers, organized by the National Association of Bersaliers (NAB), took place.

Bersaliers in heraldry


Each Bersaler regiment has its own motto in Latin. There are currently six Bersalier regiments. The motto is located on the motto ribbon heraldic coat of arms. For example, let's take the coat of arms and motto of the 3 th Bersalere regiment, as having the most awards and fighting in Ukraine and Russia: “Maiora viribus audere” - dare to do big things on our own.

A brief blazoning, that is, a heraldic description, of the modern heraldic coat of arms of the 3-th Bersaliers' regiment is as follows.

The shield shows a Ukrainian trident. The shield has a crimson (dark red) color; two golden hunting horns decorated with a green bow are located above the yellow rafter. At the bottom of the shield is a golden Ukrainian trident. The head of the shield is golden.

Outside the shield and above it is the golden tower crown, to which are suitable ribbons denoting the regiment's awards for the whole history of existence.

The inscription on the motto is inscribed: “Maiora viribus audere” (the expression of Virgil from the work of Aeneid).

At the new location on the island of Sardinia 18 June 2010, the museum of the regiment solemnly opened. A female bersalier in a red fez gave an excursion. One stand is dedicated to the regimental commander Colonel Caretto, who was wounded and died in hospital in early August 1942 on the Soviet-German front. At home he received a posthumous gold award. In the museum you can see exhibits from Russia: a balalaika and a photograph of Stalin at a young age, a red cloth with the emblem of the Soviet Union.

In September 2014 was appointed the 82 th regiment commander.

On the Internet, you can listen to the modern anthem of the 3 of the Bersaliers Regiment, but the text is published old. In the text there are such words in the chorus: "With a bayonet and a grenade against the Russians and the British." The leader is also said: “When the duce Mussolini conquers a new empire.”

IN VERSES AND PROSE


In my notebook, there is a poem written by the Italian writer Edmondo De Amicis (1846 – 1908) “Bersalleier - Il Bersagliere, 1882”. This poem is posted on many sites of the National Association of Bersergiers.

To imagine that time, let's say that the Italian writer was a contemporary of the artist Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin and the writer Vladimir Alekseevich Gilyarovsky. In Modena, he graduated from military school in 1865 year, became an officer. He participated in the war with the Austrians for independence, the battle of Kustots (24 June 1866 of the year). In the battle the Italian troops were commanded by the famous General Alfonso Ferrero Lamarmor - the brother of the founder of the Bersalier’s corps (there were four brothers in total - all are generals). The Italians were defeated, the young officer decided to leave the army. He retired in the 1871 year with the rank of junior lieutenant and engaged in literary, social and educational activities. Military experience was useful to him when writing military stories. The Bersaliers are mentioned in the story "The Heart", the story "The Little Lombard Scout" (La piccolo vendetta Lombarda): "A few hours later, the little hero was given the last military honors. At sunset, the entire front line of Italians went on the offensive, and along the same road that our detachment rode in the morning, the double column of the Bersalier battalion, the very one that a few days ago watered the hills of San Martino with its gallant blood, stretched.

Note that it was precisely after the battle of Solferino and San Martino during the Austro-Italian-French war in 1859 (40 thousand dead and wounded) that the future Nobel Prize winner and founder of the Red Cross Society, the Swiss humanist Henri Dunant, organized assistance to the wounded.

The little hero is depicted in sculpture, in pictures, and in a movie 100 was captured more years ago. The story can be heard in Italian in the performance of male and female voices. Lombards carefully preserve the ash on which the young intelligence officer could observe.

A prose translation of the poem “Bersalleer” by the author of this article is proposed. In the poem in the art form, courage, courage, bravery, determination, courage and courage are praised. Here semantics follows the patriotic and romantic hero.

Bersalier

Bersalier, bloodied and tired,

But brave, descended from the Cross Mountain.

Caught among us, a strong voice

He exclaimed: - Doctor! .. I have a bullet in my side.

The doctor examined him: he turned pale,

Gritted his teeth, his look was proud and terrible,

But when he saw an enemy on earth

lead -

- Thank! - exclaimed joyfully and freely.

- And now - the doctor told him - go:

Hospital downstairs. - And he: - Madness?

Go and lay another dozen.

He took a rifle, pale but strong,

Unstable steps wonderful

guy,

Smiling, again climbed the mountain to meet

of death.

SOME DETAILS OF BERSALESIAN LIFE


In early January, 2015, Colonel Geraci Francesco became the new director of the Historical Museum of the Bersaliers in Rome. It is noteworthy that the previous boss ran the 40 museum for years.

The Bersalier's Corps was created by 18 June 1836 of the year in Turin - according to the Bersaliers, these are the first commandos in history.

Bersaliers cannot live without an orchestra. The Bersaler Orchestra is a unique musical ensemble that uses percussion instruments and plays music on the run. The composition of the orchestra: 25 – 30 musicians with typical instruments of the Bersalier orchestras.

The characteristic step of the Bersaliers during the run is 180 steps per minute.

Orchestras operate in accordance with the regulations. The orchestra includes brass instruments: trumpet - four kinds, flugelhorn - four kinds. Musicians must perform in the prescribed form of clothing with all the regalia, however, historical reconstruction of the form of clothing can also be used. Each orchestra performs the romantic song of the La Ricciolina Bersaliers - “Curly Girl”. By the way, the brush on the fez is called “ricciolina” - curly hair. Women Bersaliers are not only in the shelves, but in orchestras. It happens that orchestras ride on bicycles.

Bersaliers are infantrymen decorated with feathers. Passage on parades - run. Bersalier hats with a bundle of feathers (“feather”) have about 500 feathers.

Bersaliers do not need to give the command "equal" and "close", they perform them independently. Bersaliers wear black gloves, proposed by the founding father in 1839 (gloves of a different color lost their color over time), as well as green braid, which the arrows used to transfer powder flasks. Now the braid is used on parade uniforms. Bersaliers remain for a lifetime (the expression - "Bersaliers always remain 20-year-olds").

The tie of the Bersalier veterans has a crimson color, on which is located the emblem of the Bersaliers.

The emblem of the Bersaliers shows: a grenade, from which seven oblique tongues of flame are emitted, transmitting movement; hunting horn and crossed carbines.

The official color of the buttonhole of the Bersaliers is crimson.

MEETINGS ARE PRESENTED BY THE REGULATIONS

The Italian Association of Bersaliers has its charter and regulations and has the following objectives:

- preservation and distribution among the Bersaliers of the cult of the motherland;

- preservation of the traditions of the Bersalier’s corps as a style and worldview of life;

- strengthening the bonds of solidarity and friendship between the Bersaliers, both in service and in reserve;

- development of cooperation with other branches of the military and veterans;

- providing moral and material support to members of the association and their families;

- encouraging the development of the cultural, educational and sports level of the members of the association;

- encouragement and participation in civil protection, both at the local and national levels;

- spreading a culture of solidarity, help and volunteering.

From 5 to 10 in May, 2015 was held on 63-I national meeting of the Bersaliers in the city of Rimini. Here in the 1980, the 28-I meeting of the Bersaliers was already held.

The meeting was devoted to the First World War, 6-th Bersaler regiment (which says: "... defeated, but unobstructed in the campaign in Russia", the regiment motto "... E vincere bisognia" - must be defeated), as well as the city of Rimini, subjected to 100 years back of the naval bombardment of 25 May 1915 of the year.

About 100 thousand guests arrived at the meeting. The route of passage was 3 km. A poster of the meeting was created, where three types of Bersalier headdresses are presented for the first time: a hat with feathers, a fez and a modern black beret with a sultan. At the meeting, the civilian and military participants of the meeting were in the prescribed form of clothing and with awards. The celebration was attended by 60 orchestras. At the end of the meeting, the traditional transfer of the relay took place (the bar for cleaning buttons in human height) to the city of Palermo, in which the 64-I meeting in 2016 will be held.

The brass medal "63-I National Meeting of the Bersergiers" (40 mm) was minted. Obverse: the bersalier musician is depicted in the position “at attention” against the background of the arch of Augustus, one of the symbols of the city of Rimini. Reverse: gonfalon (gonorlion) of the city of Rimini.

The Bersaliers walked through the streets, riding bicycles, motorcycles, retro cars from morning to evening for five days.

One could observe a remarkable picture. A bersalier was running in front of the marching column, there was a bicycle on his back, and he was holding a rifle of the last century in his hands. It turned out that not the bersalier was on a bicycle, but the bicycle was on a bersalier. The Bersaliers began using bicycles back in the 1898 year.

TOPONYMS TALKING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ITALY AND RUSSIA


Note that in the prayer of the Bersalier, toponyms are mentioned: from Mincio to Don, from Don to Poggio Scanno. The fighting at the Mincio River (the length of the entire 75 km, a tributary of the Po) is known not only in Italy, but also in Russia.

Commander Alexander Suvorov during the Italian campaign in April 1799 crossed the river Mincio and led the attack on the French (Bonaparte was still in Egypt at that time).

In Turin, in memory of the battle on the Black River during the Crimean War, one of the streets is called "Black."

In the 1944 and 1945 years, the Bersalier units took part in an offensive on the Allied side in Italy. Under Podgio Scanno, the Bersaliers showed courage and heroism in the fight against fascism.
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  1. forester
    forester 11 October 2015 05: 36 New
    +14
    In our villages where they stood during the Second World War they were called cat-dog
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 11 October 2015 08: 08 New
      +7
      Unstable steps wonderful

      guy,

      Smiling, again climbed the mountain to meet

      of death.
      pathos .. pathos ... pathos ... in the minus article, as well as the affairs of Italy in world history. nothing to discuss. of course ...
      1. Temples
        Temples 11 October 2015 09: 25 New
        +19
        Sardinia was part of the coalition with which there was a war.
        Sardinia came with war to the Russian land.
        To honor the memory of those killed for political reasons - this I can accept.
        Putin is the head of state and builds the foreign policy of the state.
        Looking for supporters in the den of enemies.
        But to praise the invaders, as journalists do, is too much.
        No one called the Italians to Crimea.
        They came with war, brought death to Crimeans.
        Defenders of Crimea (read Russia) laid these aggressors in the ground!
        Sardinia was an AGGRESSOR !!!
        People need to say this, and Putin makes a goodwill gesture !!!
        Journalists rushed to praise the Italians. Smack scribblers !!!
        The Russian soldier defended the fatherland from the enemy, including from Italians !!!
        1. alekc75
          alekc75 11 October 2015 13: 01 New
          0
          that's how it all starts - liberals are bad
    2. Finches
      Finches 11 October 2015 10: 22 New
      +10
      The era of the iron and invincible legions of Italians (to some extent) ended with the collapse of the Roman Empire, the rest of the story is puffing your cheeks! Although the Italians themselves are nice guys with the main life principle of "Allegria" - sun, wine, fun, sociability, constant holiday of life! So glorious bersaliers are the same pout, which of course does not diminish the courage of individual Italians!
      1. Altona
        Altona 11 October 2015 11: 08 New
        +3
        Quote: Finches
        So glorious bersaliers are the same pout, which of course does not diminish the courage of individual Italians!

        ----------------------
        Something like mummers of the Cossacks who like to hang on themselves attributes such as hats or capes, cloaks, Circassian or tunic with a medal iconostasis, pants with stripes, boots and a belt with a waist belt ...
    3. Alexl
      Alexl 11 October 2015 14: 17 New
      -5
      Who was standing? Bersaliers? It is said that they fought on the side of Russia and the allies of the USSR.
    4. olegnmnk
      olegnmnk 11 October 2015 22: 35 New
      +1
      and the Germans said: -Worse than an Italian soldier, only a Romanian soldier.
  2. afdjhbn67
    afdjhbn67 11 October 2015 06: 37 New
    +2
    How rich our history will be for any occasion they will pick up ... laughing
    Something like Silvio from Vova .. wassat
  3. Free wind
    Free wind 11 October 2015 07: 44 New
    +6
    Flowers to the invaders, a memory park for the invaders, such news infuriates me, so soon the Nazis will be installing memorials, in 1812 we were allies with the Germans.
    1. Walking
      Walking 11 October 2015 08: 35 New
      +10
      Quote: Free Wind
      Flowers to the invaders, a memory park for the invaders, such news infuriates me, so soon the Nazis will be installing memorials, in 1812 we were allies with the Germans.


      Already there are such memorials in Russia dedicated to the Hungarians who fought against the USSR. For me personally, this is an insult to the memory of our fallen Soviet fighters and you just don’t need to say they’re not to blame, they are just soldiers and carried out the order.
      1. taram taramych
        taram taramych 11 October 2015 09: 41 New
        -6
        Humanity is determined by actions, including attitude to Monuments.
      2. captain
        captain 11 October 2015 14: 56 New
        +2
        Dear Pedestrian, I served in Czechoslovakia and saw the graves of our soldiers who died there in 1809-10, all are well-groomed. Do we have many graves in Russia for soldiers who fought against Napoleon? The Czechs fought against us in all the wars that Austria waged with us. Why do they know how to honor our fallen, but we do not? How much were cemeteries with Slovaks burials that were fought against us during the Great Patriotic War were destroyed? Why are Germans caring for the graves of our soldiers? Think about what you write. After all, no one called us at one time to Italy, Switzerland, Poland, and other countries where our government or our kings and general secretaries left our dead, and they look after their graves. Maybe it was worth not destroying the burial place of the Poles on the territory of Russia and thereby show their superiority over the ideology of hatred? What are you trying to achieve? Do you want the peace of our dead soldiers to be desecrated? You ask how we (Russia) crushed the Hungarian uprisings twice against Austria and once against the Hungarian Communists, and that now the Hungarians must destroy the monuments to all our soldiers who took part in the suppression of these uprisings? Explain to me all who urge not to respect the graves of fallen soldiers of any country, why should they respect the graves of our soldiers?
        1. Walking
          Walking 11 October 2015 18: 53 New
          0
          Quote: captain
          Dear Pedestrian, I served in Czechoslovakia and saw the graves of our soldiers who died there in 1809-10, all are well-groomed. Do we have many graves in Russia for soldiers who fought against Napoleon? The Czechs fought against us in all the wars that Austria waged with us. Why do they know how to honor our fallen, but we do not? How much were cemeteries with Slovaks burials that were fought against us during the Great Patriotic War were destroyed? Why are Germans caring for the graves of our soldiers? Think about what you write. After all, no one called us at one time to Italy, Switzerland, Poland, and other countries where our government or our kings and general secretaries left our dead, and they look after their graves. Maybe it was worth not destroying the burial place of the Poles on the territory of Russia and thereby show their superiority over the ideology of hatred? What are you trying to achieve? Do you want the peace of our dead soldiers to be desecrated? You ask how we (Russia) crushed the Hungarian uprisings twice against Austria and once against the Hungarian Communists, and that now the Hungarians must destroy the monuments to all our soldiers who took part in the suppression of these uprisings? Explain to me all who urge not to respect the graves of fallen soldiers of any country, why should they respect the graves of our soldiers?


          But I doubt that our Russian soldiers are involved in mass atrocities against civilians.
          1. captain
            captain 11 October 2015 19: 42 New
            +1
            You can doubt anything, but the population of Hungary, for some reason, doesn’t really like us.
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA 12 October 2015 12: 17 New
              +1
              Quote: captain
              You can doubt anything, but the population of Hungary, for some reason, doesn’t really like us.

              And European Ugrians generally love a little.
              And returning to the events of 1956, I recall that Hungary was a faithful and devoted ally of the Reich and until the last fought on Hitler's side (even when it was already wrapped in a carpet). No wonder Budapest was not awarded a medal "for release", a "for taking". And now, 11 years after the victory, this" ally "raises a revolt against the leaders supported by the USSR. Then you want, you don’t want, but you will consider these events through the prism of the past war - as rebellion of fascist shortcomings.
  4. kubanec
    kubanec 11 October 2015 08: 09 New
    +8
    MONUMENTS ARE GIVEN TO RELEASERS, NOT TO INVADERS !!!
    1. captain
      captain 11 October 2015 17: 09 New
      -3
      See what our troops did in the 18 century in Hungary.
      1. svp67
        svp67 11 October 2015 18: 53 New
        +3
        Quote: captain
        See what our troops did in the 18 century in Hungary.

        Somehow, in the 18th century, our troops clearly had no time for Hungary, but in the 19th century, they played the role of the “European gendarme”. But then I can say that in the 20th century, that during our Civil War, that during WWII, the Hungarians didn’t like us as “angels” ...
        1. captain
          captain 11 October 2015 19: 39 New
          -1
          YOU are so kind, it’s a pity that your kindness is not worth the life of those dead Russian soldiers.
          1. svp67
            svp67 12 October 2015 05: 06 New
            0
            Quote: captain
            YOU are so kind, it’s a pity that your kindness is not worth the life of those dead Russian soldiers.

            You, with your "causticity" simply do not hide the desire to admit that you simply made a mistake in the dating. And her, you only belittle the memory of our soldiers, since you forgot IN WHICH SAME CENTURY THEY DIED ...
  5. Neophyte
    Neophyte 11 October 2015 08: 35 New
    +4
    By the way, the trident was often used by gladiators and the trident only stolen the Rurik's patrimonial sign - the attacking falcon, which was confirmed by finds in Staraya Ladoga.
    1. Temples
      Temples 11 October 2015 09: 43 New
      +2
      This fact is not subject to confirmation.
      Kakly just took the coat of arms of Rurik.
      And this fact is not hidden.
      There is a question for our historians and for our educational system.
      They did not teach us real Russian history, and only the bits of history are taught to our children.
      So many people don’t know anything about the Crimean war.
      That's why the Italian "participants" of the scribblers are happy.
    2. svp67
      svp67 11 October 2015 18: 55 New
      +3
      Quote: Neophyte
      Ukrotrezub only stolen generic sign of Rurik

      And then stolen by whom? Do you deny them the right to consider themselves descendants of Kievan Rus? And how is your position different from the position of many current Kiev politicians who refuse to do so to us.
      The fact that now they are trying to rewrite history in Kiev does not honor them, why should we let this fall?
  6. Bayonet
    Bayonet 11 October 2015 09: 33 New
    +1
    An interesting, informative article. Well, of course, in the comments, everything was translated in its own way ...
    1. Meta-65
      Meta-65 11 October 2015 20: 50 New
      0
      “And a few hours later, the last military honors were given to the little hero. At sunset, the entire front line of the Italians went on the offensive, and along the same road that our detachment rode in the morning, stretched a double column of the Bersallera battalion, the same one that had irrigated the slopes of San Martino hill with its gallant blood a few days ago. ”

      Something similar to the "Malchish-Kibalchish" Great-grandfather of the adviser to the governor of Odessa. and he could, in principle, hear about it or read if the movie was shot a century ago.
  7. akudr48
    akudr48 11 October 2015 09: 54 New
    0
    Less enthusiasm for Italian bersaliers.

    The death in 1956 at the Sevastopol raid of the battleship Novorossiysk, the former Italian Giulio Cesare, received by the USSR from reparations, which killed several hundred Soviet sailors, according to one version, on the conscience of Italian combat swimmers, saboteurs, a kind of sea bersalers, far from the nobility described in the article.
  8. PValery53
    PValery53 11 October 2015 10: 02 New
    +3
    Laying flowers at the monument to the aggressor, albeit fallen, is a very dubious "event." You can’t do that! The Racean people are perplexed. Tse sho for the "mineral"?! .- It turns out that big politics give a sweetheart ...
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    1. Saburo
      Saburo 11 October 2015 11: 56 New
      +3
      In Volgograd, there has long been a memorial to German and Romanian soldiers. There was even an article about him here.
      1. Kilo-11
        Kilo-11 11 October 2015 15: 38 New
        +5
        In St. Petersburg, there is already a monument to Mannerheim, address Shpalernaya St. 41. On the Karelian Isthmus, in the Summa-Khotinen area, where during the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940 parts of the Red Army dealt the main blow and broke through the Mannerheim line, the Finnish military cemetery has been in existence for several years. Vyborg itself has a lot of monuments and memorial plates in honor of the Finnish "defenders of the city." This is apparently from the "grateful" officials of the Russian Federation and the liberal public, Finnish liberators "for the execution of Russians in Vyborg on April 29, 1918, then Finnish and Swedish Nazis then killed from 3-5 thousand Russian residents of Vyborg. The usual wooden cross is still standing at the scene of this crime. Apparently, Vyborg officials have money for installation There is no full-fledged monument, but there is money to rename the N. Krupskaya city library to the A. Aalto library. It is a city of military glory of Russia! During the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 Finnish military men destroyed captive commanders and fighters of the Red Army from the 18th, 44,54,163,168 sd and 34th brigade, these are proven facts, moreover, they were proved right after the Soviet-Finnish war. During the Second World War, in Karelia, in that part which was occupied by the Finns, there were about 30 concentration camps, mainly Russian residents of Karelia, including children, were kept and destroyed in them, all these concentration camps were created by direct order of Mr. Mannerheim, a fact proved the same, including by Finnish historians. for the murders of our captured soldiers, for the concentration camps for Russians in St. Petersburg there is now a monument to Mr. Mannerheim. In the Hero City, the blockade, which the Finnish invaders put their efforts into during the Great Patriotic War. Bravo Mr. Poltavchenko! Monuments and parks to all these Germans, Italians, Finns there is no place on our Earth. Let their descendants dig up their ancestor invaders and bury them at home. It would be better for the VVP not to create a park in honor of the Italian occupiers in Crimea, but for example visit there would be Myasnaya Bor, where, as you know, thousands of our soldiers are still not buried. Only thanks to the efforts of volunteer search engines in Myasnaya Bor appear grave sites and monuments to our fallen soldiers! The question is, where are our authorities, and they put monuments to the Germans in Stalingrad, Finns in Vyborg, Italians in Crimea.
  10. roskot
    roskot 11 October 2015 10: 50 New
    +2
    What is it for them? Something such a policy does not fit into my head.
  11. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST 11 October 2015 11: 05 New
    0
    Interesting ...
  12. Old warrior
    Old warrior 11 October 2015 11: 44 New
    +2
    Strange article.
    1. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 11 October 2015 12: 24 New
      +1
      [quote = Old Warrior] A strange article.
      To the point, if you remove the letter "T" in the first word laughing
      1. ALEA IACTA EST
        ALEA IACTA EST 11 October 2015 14: 21 New
        -2
        Quote: afdjhbn67
        if you remove the letter "T" in the first word

        Then one more “n” will have to be removed. yes
  13. Aleksander
    Aleksander 11 October 2015 12: 45 New
    +3
    The article unexpectedly for the author was translated into Italian and found its readers in Italy, which prompted the author to continue the theme of the life and service of bersaliers


    It is clear that the author wrote an article, hoping for a new translation into Italian.
  14. svp67
    svp67 11 October 2015 14: 24 New
    +1
    Bersaliers marching, running, playing and singing

    Yes, for that passage, or rather a run of troops in the parade does not take much time ...

    1. ALEA IACTA EST
      ALEA IACTA EST 11 October 2015 15: 29 New
      0
      Very unusual!
  15. captain
    captain 11 October 2015 18: 24 New
    -2
    Well done Italians, for so many centuries many political and social systems have changed, but traditions have remained. And we have all the traditions with 1917, go and before that time there was no Russia.
  16. ssn18
    ssn18 11 October 2015 20: 31 New
    +2
    The war on monuments is of course the last thing. I recall in 1992 (1993) we arrived on a business trip to Kamenetz Podolsky. There is a monument to Lenin in the city center, surrounded by a wooden fence. Local guys explained the decision of the city authorities to avoid vandalism. Do not love Lenin - hold the flag in your hands, but at least respect the work of the man - the sculptor who created the monument. I think wisely. This is t.s. Westernism. In Poland, they destroy monuments to Soviet military commanders who liberated it. Why not set an ultimatum at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you will destroy our monuments, we will destroy Polish ones, and there are not a few of them. Here, as they say, the debt payment is green.
  17. izGOI
    izGOI 11 October 2015 22: 31 New
    -3
    I want to note two points:
    1. Whoever the Italians in Crimean land were, they were soldiers, and carried out the order of the king, so to speak, of his Supreme Commander. And now, after more than 150 years have passed, not caring for the graves and laying flowers, especially on the occasion of the arrival of an Italian friend, is at least NOT TACTICAL.
    2. There is no need to talk about the huge combat capability of the Italian army, but in Italy there has always been some, albeit not a large, number of desperate daredevils. Remember, at least, Italian underwater saboteurs.
  18. jekasimf
    jekasimf 11 October 2015 23: 29 New
    +4
    Instead of devoting a quarter of the article to describing the coat of arms, it was easier and more logical to place his photo.
  19. sounddoc
    sounddoc 12 October 2015 07: 30 New
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    Bersaliers marching, running, playing and singing

    Yes, for that passage, or rather a run of troops in the parade does not take much time ...


    With all due respect to these Italian daredevils, shouted “Hurray!”, But, deep down, asked “Ku-ka-re-ku!”)))
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 12 October 2015 13: 46 New
      0
      Shortly before World War II, Italy decided to keep up with France in the conquest of the northern African coast and, with the permission of the powers, embarked on a trip to Tripolitania. The victory seemed easy to her, but when the natives did not want to submit and began to shoot, the Italians settled in the trenches, refusing to get out of them. Finally, there was one brave captain among them. He jumped out of the trench with a saber in his hand and, setting an example, exclaimed: “Avanti! Avanti! " In response to this call to attack, the soldiers only applauded. “Bravo, bravo, captain,” they expressed enthusiasm to their boss, continuing to sit in the trenches.

      (c) Ignatieff. 50 years in service.
  20. palm
    palm 12 October 2015 21: 43 New
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    The Italians took part in the wars in Russia since the Battle of Kulikovo. Mentioned in times of turmoil and Napoleonic invasion. A small park in Crimea will be reminded that the Italians are not our friends at all.