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Putin showed that the West is a “paper tiger” (The Spectator, UK)

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17 November 1812, Marshal Ney, the bravest of the brave, was the last to leave Smolensk amid heart-breaking battle scenes. Hospital wards, corridors and staircases were filled with the dead and dying. Napoleon went to Russia with an army of 500 thousand people, and now, when he left this country, he had fewer than 40 thousand soldiers left. Ney was commanded by a corps consisting of only 6 thousands of people, but he did not want to be captured by the Russians. General Miloradovich, who commanded the Russian Guards Corps, was unable to capture either Prince Eugene, stepson Napoleon, or the great commander Davout, so he tried his best to capture the 43-year-old son of a cooper from Lorraine.

Ney did what he could do best - he went on the attack. His first head-on attack at the last moment was repelled when the French were fired at the canister. Ney, the commander of the detachment, again concentrated his troops and attacked again. "All the ranks fell, they were replaced by the following - and also died in the same place," wrote the Russian officer. When General Miloradovich saw the French attack, he exclaimed: “Bravo, bravo, gentlemen of the French, you attacked with striking determination the whole corps - a handful of soldiers. There is no more courage! ”Then he ordered his gunners to open fire on them and destroy them, which they did.

Just as in the battle of Waterloo two years later, where Ney lost four horses one after another, killed when he was in the saddle, the marshal managed to survive the battle of Smolensk, and then avoid the trap that he had to fall into across the Dnieper. The Russians were - how to say it - magnificent in their cruelty, slowly exterminating the French, watching them die from the terrible cold, taking off their fur coats, sheepskin coats and boots, and the imposing fat Kutuzov left the invaders at the mercy of Mother Nature. At first, they were surprised by the steadfastness and stubbornness of the Russian defenders and their almost religious exalted fighting spirit (the French were inspired by the “king of Rome”, and the miraculous Smolensk icon of the Mother of God inspired the Russians). The Cossacks, whose cruelty threw the most courageous adversary, if he was captured alive, exhausted the retreating French. The Cossacks did not get involved in the battle, but simply inflicted on them “small but tangible injections” - exposing the enemy to a kind of slow torture that the French had not had to experience either before or after. Kutuzov’s tactics not to engage in battle infuriated Emperor Alexander, but the old soldier knew what he was doing. He was afraid of Napoleon, driven into a corner, because he knew that the Corsican was a better general than he, and desperately capable of anything.

I just re-read Adam Zamoyski's magnificent book (Adam Zamoyski) "1812", which I first read right away, as it was published ten years ago. It can be read as much as you like - it does not bother me. Courage, courage, glory and suffering - so much more. Germans and Poles, French and Russians, Italians - all surrounded themselves with glory. But the only shameful event, it seems to me, happened a year later during the Congress of Vienna (when the text was referred to as the translator), when Princess Catherine Bagration became the mistress of Metternich. Bagration died from blood loss during the battle of Borodino, because he did not want to leave the position in front of his soldiers. His widow should honor his memory and not get involved with a handsome Austrian. But these are the quirks of beautiful women.

Note that Napoleon has not made any special victories since then. Mother Russia defeated him - just as 130 won over Hitler over the years. And this makes me think of our times. Unlike clowns from the European Union and stupid Americans, Uncle Vlad entered as Kutuzov - came to Syria, avoided all the risks of getting bogged down in the war and, having lost only one plane (which hit a NATO member country fighting allegedly on its side), out of this quagmire with maximum results.

And at the same time, the fool-minister of foreign affairs, Philip Hammond (I have never seen a man who looks more like a boring accountant) warns us not to rejoice and praise Putin, because it is like praising a husband who stopped beating his wife. What can I say, I personally do not beat women at all - and my wife in particular, so I don’t know. But I know that Putin is a real and authoritarian person, one of those who wins wars, an impulsive and courageous leader who showed that the West is a paper tiger. Let's face it. When was the last time the world leader really acted boldly and boldly? At the same time, Putin did not say that the mission was completed, did not make statements, which in the case of Iraq and Libya turned out to be fatal. This is the man with whom the clowns in Brussels tried to bluff, flirting with Ukraine and seducing her with charming promises. That's why he regained the Crimea as a bonus. The fact that he supported Assad once again showed that when things take a sharp turn, Uncle Sam is an unreliable ally.

It doesn’t matter how much Americans and Europeans tried to show that the efforts of Russia are in vain - the way will look better at yourself. And leaving the battlefield, Vlad warned Assad that he sat down at the negotiating table - otherwise it would be worse. Just compare Putin’s policies in Syria with Uncle Sam’s position on Yemen. In Yemen, there is a humanitarian catastrophe - no less than in Syria. Military aviation Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE bombed unarmed people and blew up hospitals, in vain trying to crush the forces of the Hussites - an armed Shiite rebel group that achieved significant success and seized power. Saudi Arabian Air Force pilots who are fighting there with the support of American radar guidance systems are so afraid of anti-aircraft artillery fire that they fly at too high a height and are not able to hit legitimate military targets. Saudi arabia continues to buy expensive weapon, but not able to raise soldiers like those who fought in 1812. Perhaps they should read Zamoysky and forget about high technology.
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  1. populist
    populist 31 March 2016 21: 40
    -42%
    which showed that the West is a paper tiger.

    What smoked?
    1. poquello
      poquello 31 March 2016 21: 50
      +34
      Quote: populist
      which showed that the West is a paper tiger.

      What smoked?

      yeah, and hereinafter
      Kutuzov’s tactics of not joining the battle infuriated Emperor Alexander, but the old soldier knew what he was doing. He was afraid of Napoleon driven into a corner, because he knew that the Corsican was a better general than he, and driven to despair, capable of anything.

      Kutuzov defeated, and who is the best?
      1. cniza
        cniza 31 March 2016 22: 31
        +8
        Truth and justice will prevail, the rest is not important.
        1. poquello
          poquello 31 March 2016 22: 42
          +43
          Quote: cniza
          Truth and justice will prevail, the rest is not important.

          it doesn’t matter, Suvorov puzzled them, puzzled them, Kutuzov added, but they are all brilliant, Ney put the case down - well, very brilliant.
          1. Inok10
            Inok10 31 March 2016 22: 50
            +12
            Quote: poquello
            but it doesn’t matter, Suvorov puzzled them, puzzled them, Kutuzov added, and they are all brilliant, Ney put the case down - well, very ingenious.

            ... and Alexander Nevsky, Dmitry Donskoy, Peter I ... we have the whole story, it’s related to how we wipe them on the threshold or kick beyond the threshold of our state ... this is Kamrada’s Truth ... hi
            1. Lukich
              Lukich 31 March 2016 23: 27
              +40
              Quote: Inok10
              we have the whole story, it’s connected how we wipe them on the threshold or kick out of the threshold of our state ... this is Semrada Pravda ...

              it's true
              1. Askiz
                Askiz April 2 2016 03: 16
                0
                I'm under the table)))) well, stupid)) or as on Lavrov DB
            2. neo.
              neo. 31 March 2016 23: 30
              +13
              Quote: Inok10
              we wipe on the threshold or kick beyond the threshold of our state ... that’s Sem and Pravda Kamrada
              Especially those who come to us with a sword ...
              On it stood and will stand the Russian land!

              PS:
              Among modern youth, the word “comrade” also has some circulation (English Comrade and French Camarade - “comrade”)
              is outdated. friend, friend (usually towards a foreigner) ◆ I know, I know you, darling; if you want, I’ll tell your whole story: you studied with a German who fed you all together, beat him on the back for sloppiness and didn’t let you hang out on the street, and you were a miracle, not a shoemaker, and the German didn’t boast about you, speaking with your wife or with a comrade. N.V. Gogol, “Dead Souls”, 1842 (quote from the National Corps of the Russian Language,
              Comrades, members of the forum, Dear, Colleagues, Friends, why address each other with "fashionable" words, specially spread, MODNED, aiming at what we would forget, considered our good addresses atavism? Do not do this, do not take and do not support this example.
              With respect to / Inok10 / and to all Members of the forum. Do not consider it a lesson.

              http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/ushakov/830206
              1. Inok10
                Inok10 31 March 2016 23: 49
                +6
                Quote: neo.
                Comrades, members of the forum, Dear, Colleagues, Friends, why address each other with "fashionable" words, specially spread, MODNED, aiming at what we would forget, considered our good addresses atavism? Do not do this, do not take and do not support this example.

                ... in general, this is from Latin! ... long before Gogol ... kindly quoted by you ...
                Kamrad (English comrade, German Kamerad, Spanish camarada, French camarade) - "comrade" in translation from European languages. The word came from Latin, where “camera” in this context means a room or room in which all military comrades live together.. The correct plural pronunciation is comrades ... I have the honor! ...
                1. neo.
                  neo. April 1 2016 00: 25
                  +6
                  Most of the words in Latin came in foreign languages, and in ours, but less
                  (English comrade, German Kamerad, Spanish camarada, French camarade)
                  But in Russian this address was associated with a comradely address to a foreigner, as if addressing a "commandant" and not a commander. (And long before Gogol, as you noticed, there was the word "camera" (lat.) - a room (just a room), and only then in it., Fr, sp, ... appeared "Kam glad", so in Latin did not have
                  a room or room in which all military comrades live together.

                  And again, why(?) would not contact: "Comrades, Friends, Brothers, Dear, Forum users, Colleagues, Companions,"
                  Are you shy? Are you trying to please everyone, as if in neutral treatment? Like, I’m neither a friend (backward), nor a friend (somehow I’m not friendly to everyone), not a colleague, not a comrade-in-arms, not a colleague.
                  But - CAMRAD.
                  This I am not specifically for you, but in general. He expressed his opinion on this issue.
                  I have the honor! ...
                  1. Inok10
                    Inok10 April 1 2016 00: 50
                    +3
                    Quote: neo.
                    Are you shy? Are you trying to please everyone, as if in neutral treatment? Like, I’m neither a friend (backward), nor a friend (somehow I’m not friendly to everyone), not a colleague, not a comrade-in-arms, not a colleague.
                    But - CAMRAD.
                    This I am not specifically for you, but in general. He expressed his opinion on this issue.
                    I have the honor! ...

                    ... Common ... Kamrad, in the sense: Comrade, Brother, Co-worker ... came to the Russian language in 1936-1939 during the Spanish Civil War against the fascist Franco regime! ... where Soviet volunteers participated in large numbers, as the Soviet Union provided financial assistance in the fight against fascism, to fascist Germany ... Your Gogol is simply not appropriate! ... What honor can you even talk about ?! thereafter ! ...
                    1. neo.
                      neo. April 1 2016 01: 26
                      +1
                      Quote: Inok10
                      ... Common ...

                      Who, what? mean "Common"?
                      Yet again,
                      during the Spanish Civil War ..., where Soviet volunteers participated in large numbers, as the Soviet Union provided financial assistance in the fight against fascism, to fascist Germany
                      that is, between different military personnel, heterogeneous for common understanding, mutual respect! (Everyone understands, international !!!) And here, it seems, all their own !!!
                      Therefore, since you have switched to a humiliating and offensive tone
                      Your Gogol is simply not appropriate! ... What honor can you even talk about ?! thereafter !
                      , such as not understanding what it was about, then again, for those who are on an armored train, with armor curtains:
                      WHY ??? not
                      Comrade, Brother, Co-worker ...
                      Those. - "In your own way" ?!

                      PS: I do not call to respect me, I do not need such your respect.

                      PPS: I go to bed. Searching about Zhukov.
                      Good night!
                      And then I'll go out, and you "HONOR" but add a sarcastic comment of the offended! (It's good that I saw your answer. I might not have seen it. Heh, Honor ...)
                      1. Inok10
                        Inok10 April 1 2016 01: 44
                        +2
                        Quote: neo.
                        PPS: I go to bed. Searching about Zhukov.
                        Good night!

                        ... laughing laughing laughing ... it’s highlighted in bold, which in the whole world cannot be, there is no such thing in the Russian language, well, only wish the tea to the dead (Sleep well, rest in peace for you neo.), for the living, there is either Good night! or Sweet dreams! ... from what "this native speaker" so hung up now it’s clear ... everything, under the table, will be back tomorrow ... laughing laughing laughing
                      2. neo.
                        neo. April 1 2016 12: 18
                        +1
                        Not only "sweet dreams" and "good night. Before going to bed, you can wish anything you like: rainbow dreams, good sleep, pleasant dreams, without any" either ", and all this will be - in Russian!
                        "For those who go to bed - restful sleep!" - V. Tsoi.
                        (And, probably, for you he is not Russian.)

                        PS: As I suggested, you will sting when I’m already asleep, having got to the bottom of something, like an offended child, in the style: "You yourself are d.rak!"
                        Offended that the topic of comrades and comrades is not your way.
                        It? Honor, do you think ?!
                        I will not answer you anymore. Write what you want, at least spray a kilo of brown yadu. Look at how much food I’m giving.
                        Good luck, KOMAR.ADbut!
                  2. ANANATOLY PAULOV
                    ANANATOLY PAULOV April 4 2016 09: 08
                    0
                    Small addition, sir. A derivative of this word is kamereddi. I mean, in Portuguese - a gang, a criminal community. In short, translating into Russian 90-ies - "brothers".
              2. Sober
                Sober April 1 2016 07: 48
                +3
                Quote: Inok10
                I have the honor! ..

                Thank. Welcome all ! I will be glad if such explanations are more common. We are restoring the country, we will revive the colloquial culture.
            3. tomatokin
              tomatokin April 1 2016 04: 57
              +2
              Plus you, Comrade !!! All right and right !!! We are Russian People with incredibly rich Culture and Language. We do not need foreign words and their foreign meaning !!! "DosvidoS" comrade, hello Comrade !!! hi
              1. Sober
                Sober April 1 2016 07: 58
                +1
                It is a pity that the exchange of "cultural" opinions has slipped into mutual ....
        2. ARES623
          ARES623 April 1 2016 08: 05
          +3
          Quote: poquello
          Quote: cniza
          Truth and justice will prevail, the rest is not important.
          it doesn’t matter, Suvorov puzzled them, puzzled them, Kutuzov added, but they are all brilliant, Ney put the case down - well, very brilliant.

          All Europeans who are passionate about history, but not specialist historians, study history from memoirs common in Europe. And these are all the memories of the generals who lost their wars. But read the memoirs of German warriors, the same Guderian, Manstein, Manteuffel and others. Even after losing their wars, they make themselves the most brilliant. Indeed, tigers are not really paper, but some are not very ....
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    4. SPACE
      SPACE 31 March 2016 23: 08
      +12
      Quote: poquello
      Kutuzov defeated, and who is the best?

      Before this war, all hostilities were tactically primitive, such as wall to wall, the troops advanced on a narrow front and the outcome was decided by one general battle or several battles in the forehead, two densely concentrated military units, the main forces, as an example, the battle of the Gavgamels of Makedansky, The battles of Julius Caesar and the Battle of Kulikov, etc., where the military genius of Alexander Suvorov reached the greatest perfection. Napoleon only adopted the best experience of Suvorov, his experience of military campaigns and waging, fading into a glorious past, of battles. And he decided to poke his head in Russia, but where a new era had come and an understanding of the strategy of waging a new type of warfare, positional combat operations on a wide front, using complex combinations of defensive operations, maneuvering and interaction by groups of various military units, using the terrain, weather phenomena , other factors, while seizing the initiative, I impose my will on the enemy by the presence of complex logistics and support. Napoleon’s army fought bravely, but by ancient methods, they could win the battle, but absolutely had no chance of winning the war. The wolf was simply hunted down by a pack of hounds of dogs.
      1. gavrosh.ru
        gavrosh.ru April 1 2016 02: 39
        +4
        Quote: SPACE
        The wolf was simply hunted down by a pack of hounds of dogs.

        and so far the vremeni are still voicing that the Russians are not fighting correctly.
        such a howl causes only pride in the fact that we can fight)
    5. Sober
      Sober 31 March 2016 23: 21
      +9
      some article is twofold. It seems to have praised and oboros ...!
      The name is neglected crony-Vlad. Did you drink something together? Honors Zamoysky, Honoring chtol is no one else. The name of the legendary general was overtaken by the details of the widow's personal life. He also described him as a loser. Something I do not like this Walkie-Toki.
    6. Mihail29
      Mihail29 April 1 2016 06: 50
      +5
      Therefore, he won, that he knew in a direct battle he would lose to Napoleon and chose the only correct tactic, to exhaust the enemy. If I am not mistaken, Kutuzov said "I will make them (the French) eat horses"
  2. vlad66
    vlad66 31 March 2016 21: 56
    +29
    The West is a paper tiger.

    The West is certainly not paper, but not a tiger, so it looks more like a hyena.
    This is the man with whom the clowns in Brussels tried to bluff, flirting with Ukraine and seducing it with bewitching promises. Therefore, he regained the Crimea as a bonus. The fact that he supported Assad, once again showed that when things take a sharp turn, Uncle Sam is an unreliable ally.

    I completely agree with this, only Crimea is not a bonus, but the Russian land that has returned home. Do not dill your Crimea mittens to dill in Crimea, not that:
    1. Stanislas
      Stanislas 31 March 2016 23: 58
      +5
      I didn’t like the gif on which a healthy bull hits a feeble teenager from the foot. At least some masks hang on them.
    2. SklochPensioner
      SklochPensioner April 1 2016 09: 57
      +3
      Your picture is extremely unfortunate. I would say that this "athlete" of yours is a rather disgusting type, beating a frail teenager.
      Can you remove?
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 March 2016 22: 12
    -1
    Quote: populist
    which showed that the West is a paper tiger.

    What smoked?

    Well man, do not you understand? Yes, we have a bath ...
  4. Samen
    Samen 31 March 2016 22: 20
    +7
    They teach history in their textbooks. Well, the conclusions are appropriate! Which only confirms the theory of perpendicularity of worlds on a spherical surface!
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 March 2016 22: 47
    +1
    Quote: populist
    which showed that the West is a paper tiger.

    What smoked?

    The question is perfectly relevant and correct, but what do you think?
    Let's try to calculate.
    "You can read it as much as you want - it doesn't bother me."
    "uncle Vlad entered"
    "And after leaving the battlefield, Vlad warned Assad to sit down at the negotiating table - otherwise it will be worse."
    "Just compare Putin's policy in Syria with Uncle Sam's position on Yemen. Yemen is undergoing a humanitarian catastrophe, no less than Syria."
    Colleague, the question is not correct, not what, but how much is not in rubles, but quite corrupt.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 31 March 2016 23: 01
      +1
      Sorry, the guys are clarifying. Emotions-C
      "I just re-read Adam Zamoyski's excellent book 1812, which I read for the first time as soon as it was published ten years ago. You can read it as much as you want - I don't get bored of it."
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 31 March 2016 23: 30
        0
        I'd like not only the muzzle, but also in the face. Where to get it?
      2. SklochPensioner
        SklochPensioner April 1 2016 10: 08
        0
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        Emotions-C

        I just re-read (in your comment) a quote from an article that I read for the first time as soon as I entered the site. It, like the comment, was published yesterday. You can read it as much as you like without understanding "Emotions-S".
        What is wrong?
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 March 2016 23: 18
    +3
    Quote: populist
    which showed that the West is a paper tiger.

    What smoked?

    Nothing personal - business. Who paid, he dances the girl, wildly apologizing to the prostitute.
  7. Fregate
    Fregate 31 March 2016 23: 36
    +3
    What is the article about? Advertise Zamoysky’s book? Written about us with a rot.
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 March 2016 23: 51
    -1
    "But what I know is that Putin is a real and authoritarian man, one of those who win wars, an impulsive and courageous leader who has shown that the West is a paper tiger."
    Let us suppose. He reclined. He flew off. But he came back. And he explained everything. And what the hell do you want? Well, I consider your questions a provocation. In the end, creativity, your vision, freedom, and what is the loot invested in? Do not touch!
    Well, how to get it?
  9. populist
    populist 31 March 2016 23: 54
    -3
    which showed that the West is a paper tiger.

    What smoked?

    Judging by the reaction of the forum, the defeat of the USSR was easily forgotten.
    1. ver_
      ver_ April 1 2016 04: 21
      +1
      ... so - this Kutuzovsky maneuver of such a plan- .... retreated .. attacked ..
  10. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy April 1 2016 00: 18
    +2
    No, what a problem. I smoked, puke, well, someone else, we are democrats, at least since 2000.
    Well, I went to school, taught that the Poles had, in western Europe, the largest unit losses of the population. Not that every 5 or 4. Sorry, memory. So I understand that after deploying the US missile defense and nuclear missile defense in Poland, these losses will seem like a paradise.
    It’s time to probably explain the language of numbers to NATO. Launcher 10 kilts, warehouse - 40 kilts, radar - also a lot.
    Conclusion: whoever has a lot will receive a lot.
  11. Blondy
    Blondy April 1 2016 00: 21
    0
    Guys, again I'm on the provision of materials, a week ago, and already translated
    The Spectator, UK
    Putin showed that the West is a “paper tiger”
    26.03.2016

    By the way, here is an interesting review material about the Russian export of weapons to Inosmi this time from the spiteful
    Le Monde diplomatique, France
    Russian military-industrial complex: from machine guns to satellite killers
    01.04.20161510
    Olivier Zajec (Olivier Zajec)
    Torn between the desire to modernize its military-industrial complex and the realities of a declining economy, Russia is trying to regain its former strategic rank. Despite the technological lag, it is still the second largest exporter of weapons in the world.

    Link: http://inosmi.ru/military/20160401/235948246.html
  • aksakal
    aksakal 31 March 2016 21: 47
    +12
    The Western author is astonishing - even his shameful defeat in 1812 turns out to be almost a victory over these Russians! laughing Not to mention petty lies, such as torturing prisoners of war)))).
    But in general, I agree with Sabzh, with his main idea. The West is a paper tiger, that's true. The zapadents see in any way7 Well, very slowly. Can’t be faster?
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 April 1 2016 00: 18
      +2
      You can't believe the English press! Not one iota, and nothing. The peculiarity of their "rubbish" is 99% prada, among which 1% of lies are hidden, which carries a propaganda load.
    2. Senior manager
      Senior manager April 1 2016 07: 16
      +1
      The West is by no means a paper tiger, at the moment it is a flock of sheep without a moral vector. When a normal shepherd appears, it can cause a lot of trouble. And the words about the collapse of the USSR must be remembered.
  • iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 31 March 2016 21: 48
    +8
    No, well, something with them today? Already the second does not breach insolently for 3 hours. It’s somehow uncomfortable even, I suppose, what kind of dirty trick they’ve conceived.
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 April 1 2016 00: 19
      0
      It’s true, they’ve conceived. And we STARTED to implement it, and with such articles we blur our eyes and bring us into a state of relaxation.
  • gergi
    gergi 31 March 2016 21: 48
    +8
    Europe is heading towards sunset. If ten years ago they looked at Europe as an example to follow, but now it deserves nothing but contempt. Piderastia prevailed over the minds. Words are all kind of nasty, liberalism, tolerance. All this is Europe. I don’t want to go there, they are all nasty there.
  • Pereira
    Pereira 31 March 2016 21: 49
    +4
    What did ff tor want to say?

    Saudi Arabia continues to buy expensive weapons, but is not able to raise soldiers like those who fought in 1812
    .

    Which Saudi soldiers fought in 1812? And where did they fight?
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 31 March 2016 22: 13
      +11
      Quote: Pereira
      Which Saudi soldiers fought in 1812? And where did they fight?

      Mikhail, the author of the article simply compared how these bullshit behave in Yemen, with those who fought in 1812, and the comparison is certainly not in favor of these camel warriors, and present-day Europe is simply chantrap compared to that. hi
      1. aksakal
        aksakal 31 March 2016 23: 29
        +2
        Quote: vovanpain
        , and today's Europe compared to that just chantrap.

        -Yes, there were people these days,

        Not that the present tribe:

        Heroes - not you!

        They got a bad share:

        Few came back from the field ...
        The Europeans of those times, despite the fact that they received lulea more than once, nevertheless deserve much more respect, kind words and even some admiration for them than the non-hesitation that even their spouse (with their own weight of 120 kg and the ability to nail nails with his bare hands, this is from the words of his own wife!) they cannot protect against a couple of staggering ones! angry Here I agree with you
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 31 March 2016 23: 35
        +1
        Sorry, but the Saudis can be compared with the European armies in any period of history and they will always be inferior to the Europeans in military valor.
        And 1812 year is frankly far-fetched. Neither to the village, nor to the city. In general, the author ... And to hell with him, with the author.
    2. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 31 March 2016 22: 19
      +3
      Quote: Pereira
      Which Saudi soldiers fought in 1812? And where did they fight?

      Unless they drove each other and the British on camels.
      1. Weyland
        Weyland April 1 2016 22: 45
        0
        Quote: Barkhan
        drove each other and the English on camels.


        Each other - in full growth and constantly. And the British there at that time did not smell. Three quarters of their colonial possessions were impudent in the last quarter of the 19th century, after they adopted quick-firing rifles at the Gatling’s card holder - and before that, for example, they blew naked wars from the Ashanti tribe for 5 wars in a row!
  • Barakuda
    Barakuda 31 March 2016 21: 50
    0
    Ney of course is a cool general. But here damn Kutuzov .. (stone-braid). But He did not forget the Alps ... winked Later, he realized that initially he "fucked up", slightly to Russian weapons, although the victory was given to the "type" Brits. ..
    1. Guardsman
      Guardsman 31 March 2016 22: 21
      +9
      Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov
      for them such a splinter that they don’t even remember him, because you have to admit to him that the commander has not suffered a single defeat, but for them it’s not possible because he’s Russian
    2. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 31 March 2016 22: 21
      +4
      Yes, that the Germans, that the French ... you read their memoirs commanders awful ... Only now faces are constantly beaten ... And regularly.
  • kayman4
    kayman4 31 March 2016 21: 54
    +1
    the author of the article should carefully study the 1812 war of the year - the Russian army suffered gigantic sanitary losses that fierce winter and most of those who left the Tatrut camp did not reach our border
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 31 March 2016 23: 17
      +2
      Quote: kayman4
      the author of the article should carefully study the 1812 war of the year - the Russian army suffered gigantic sanitary losses that fierce winter and most of those who left the Tatrut camp did not reach our border

      The author of Zamoysky reads. And according to Zamoysky, our French were taking off their clothes. request
      1. Stanislas
        Stanislas April 1 2016 07: 35
        +3
        Quote: Mordvin 3
        according to Zamoysky, our French were taking off their clothes.
        Not winter trousers, however, they took off the charred ones from them. If a Frenchman put on his looted coat over his uniform raincoat, why not remove it. In what came, in that, let his winter, his mother.
    2. Weyland
      Weyland April 1 2016 22: 51
      0
      Quote: kayman4
      -Russian army suffered gigantic sanitary losses that fierce winter


      Winter was fierce - but Napoleon was kicked abroad at the end of autumn! In Berezina, why the French drowned - precisely because there was no ice on the river yet!
  • bubalik
    bubalik 31 March 2016 21: 55
    -21%
    came to Syria, circumvented all the risks of getting caught up in the war and, having lost only one plane (which was shot down by a NATO member country fighting supposedly on its side), they came out of this quagmire with maximum results.
    ,,,, all the same, they will not tell us about real losses,
    1. bubalik
      bubalik 31 March 2016 22: 18
      -8
      ,,, Are you all who put a minus directly related to the General Staff of the Russian Federation?
    2. Dart2027
      Dart2027 31 March 2016 22: 18
      +12
      Quote: bubalik
      all the same, they will not tell us about real losses

      If they were, the "independent" journalists would shout about them at the top of their lungs.
      1. bubalik
        bubalik 31 March 2016 22: 24
        -8
        ,,, independent journalists, who is this? ,,, Are you not funny ?,, from whom they do not depend ?, they definitely do not depend on us ,,,
        1. aksakal
          aksakal 31 March 2016 23: 42
          +10
          Quote: bubalik
          ,,, independent journalists, who is this? ,,, Are you not funny ?,, from whom they do not depend ?, they definitely do not depend on us ,,,

          - you can't hide an sewn in a bag. In our Internet time, the news of the death of Prokhorenko spread much earlier, almost immediately after his death. "Independent" journalists are liberals who absolutely need to find something to slander Russia's operation in Syria. At least large losses or even concealment of these losses. In the same way, at first we learned about the suicide in Khmeimim from the liberal "independent" journalists, and only recently did the Ministry of Defense officially admit his death. The relatives of those sent to Syria are on Facebook and Instagram, share their experiences, not even thinking that they can frame their relative who is fighting in Syria. The pilots hide their faces there, so that the terrorists would not get to their families, and the members of these families at this time themselves on Facebook all over the world "shine" - here we are, come and wet! This issue also needs to be settled - then your dream of
          Quote: bubalik
          ,, all the same, they will not tell us about real losses,
          will be closer to reality. Now it is not so, and all the losses that the Russians suffered in Syria - they are all reflected. Well, or almost everything.
          1. bubalik
            bubalik 31 March 2016 23: 59
            -4
            ...Respected
            Elder EE  Today, 23: 42 ↑
            in our
            internet time
            the report will make hoo ,,,, the guy is sorry just for everyday life ,,,

            . Well, or almost everything.
            You yourself understand everything ,,,
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        2. bubalik
          bubalik April 1 2016 00: 16
          -4
          and where Independent journalists?
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        4. Dart2027
          Dart2027 April 1 2016 20: 44
          +1
          Quote: bubalik
          ,,, independent journalists, who is this? ,,, are you not funny?

          If you didn’t notice, I marked the word independent with quotation marks.
          Quote: bubalik
          they definitely do not depend on us and you

          Of course, the entire "independent" press depends on the United States.
  • Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 31 March 2016 21: 55
    +4
    The West has lost its Marshals Neev. Their courage and courage are no longer in honor, tolerant. It is good that Russia continues to value these qualities, and their rotten morality does not tolerate the spirit.
    1. guzik007
      guzik007 April 1 2016 08: 40
      +2
      The West has lost its Marshals Neev.
      -------------------------------------
      Oh, what a valiant marshal! drove his soldiers in orderly rows under the buckshot! But Kutuzov was a little cowardly on the little book; people were shore. Very strange logic, especially according to the results of the military campaign.
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  • chubov.s746
    chubov.s746 31 March 2016 21: 57
    +5
    Russia contributed to the turning point in Syria, the biggest contribution at a time when the United States and the West only imitated their participation.
  • MATROSKIN-53
    MATROSKIN-53 31 March 2016 21: 58
    +9
    Cases of bygone days. The tradition of antiquity is deep ... And then the author perverted the above material. The French heroes (no, they did not scoff at the conquered!), And the Russian soldiers, Cossacks - these are true executioners! Bullshit! And the fact that the West is guano, we even know without such scriptures.
  • them
    them 31 March 2016 21: 59
    +14
    "The Russians were - how to say - brilliant in their cruelty," - so many years have passed, but nothing has changed in the psychology of these people. Kind French (Poles, Germans, Americans) invade a foreign country with a kind heart sowing death around them and as children are surprised why they are so cruel. We will never understand each other. With a kind heart we sow good, but if not with a kind ... Well, you know. And at the expense of the beautiful attacks of the French, well, well done ... there were ... and now look at those French, Napoleon's guards would have spat on probably. PS. And Vova is handsome in the photo: well, who decided to go on the attack?
  • horoh
    horoh 31 March 2016 22: 00
    +2
    Quote: gergi
    They are all nasty there.

    They will soon be bearded there, and women in hijabs.
    1. tomatokin
      tomatokin April 1 2016 05: 37
      +1
      Already!!! They have a "woman" bearded, a champion of Eurovision. The "peasants" are kind of softer, that ... uh ..., in short, they are. They paint with lipstick, wear strings and various other women's clothing. soldier
  • vanavatny
    vanavatny 31 March 2016 22: 04
    +6
    here is a smart girl, she mastered a whole book, if she reads about a dozen more, the analogies will become more sane, and where does this woman (apparently some kind of personal pain), but in general they’re happy laughing I believe that for a long time the enamel will crumble at the arrogant Saxons
  • Guardsman
    Guardsman 31 March 2016 22: 14
    +10
    Perhaps they should read Zamoysky and forget about high technology.

    I read, from what is written here, about the evil Russians, forbid reading this nonsense further, it's better in the old fashioned way "War and Peace" by Lev Nikolaevich
    1. Sober
      Sober 31 March 2016 23: 33
      +5
      Quote: Guardsman
      I read, from what is written here, about the evil Russians, forbid reading this nonsense further, it's better in the old fashioned way "War and Peace" by Lev Nikolaevich

      Ah Guardsman! Ah smartie!
  • Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 March 2016 22: 18
    +2
    Posted by Taki
    Well, what can you wish blessed? U rest in peace.
    And then we will punish!
  • Dam
    Dam 31 March 2016 22: 23
    +3
    They themselves were never the first to attack, and the European superman luli was regularly distributed in return. But with diplomacy, we have traditionally been worse off.
    1. Guardsman
      Guardsman 31 March 2016 23: 09
      +5
      You are wrong about diplomacy, Prince Alexander Nevsky, the brightest Prince Potemkin, without firing a shot put the pearl of the Crimea into the crown of the Russian Empire, the wonderful diplomat Prince Gorchakov, and we have a whole galaxy of them
      1. Dam
        Dam April 1 2016 01: 10
        0
        Unfortunately, Gorchakov was good only for Pikul in the "Battle of the Iron Chancellors", in life, alas, he did not shine and being a Francophile, pursued a rather one-sided policy, not always beneficial to Russia, Nevsky, like Potemkin, is more of a warrior than a diplomat.
        1. Guardsman
          Guardsman April 1 2016 06: 58
          +1
          Alexander Yaroslavovich Nevsky still can not clearly say who he was - only a great commander or a great diplomat, his wise policy with the Golden Horde is not inferior in strength to influence to his sweeping exploits.
          Potemkin alone, without a single shot, annexed Crimea, already gaining well-deserved fame in this field, and this was preceded by the magnificent victories of Suvorov on land and Ushakov on the sea, but still the last word was for Potemkin, who chose the right time and played on the diplomatic field with the Crimean Murzes
        2. Weyland
          Weyland April 1 2016 23: 01
          +1
          Quote: Damm
          Nevsky, like Potemkin, is more likely warriors than diplomats.


          How many battles has Nevsky won? Eight, of which two are heard, and of local importance. And all this - in his youth, and the last 20 years of his life he practically did not fight - but thanks to past victories he put himself in such a way that Batu "kept him close to his heart" (and no wonder: Batu, if he had no support from Nevsky, his loving cousin Guyuk I would have rolled it into felt!) Nevsky was a diplomat!
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  • Flinky
    Flinky 31 March 2016 22: 26
    +3
    Hammond just husband again began to beat. And the rest is nonsense.
  • atamankko
    atamankko 31 March 2016 22: 31
    0
    The West is beginning to understand what politicians have done and does not know
    what to do next, but they can’t hear normal people,
    The USA has covered up ears.
  • samoletil18
    samoletil18 31 March 2016 22: 43
    +2
    This author did not read Sinkevich. There, one great Western ethnos, with the support of representatives of other even greater ones, rode everything in the world with such dignity and grandeur that Zamoysky could not describe in life.
    1. Weyland
      Weyland April 1 2016 23: 06
      0
      Quote: samoletil18
      This author did not read Sinkevich.


      And he will read - he will not understand that among the main characters of Senkevich there is only one Pole - Zagloba, he is still a hero! Skshetusky and Volodyevsky are ethnic Ukrainians, and Kmitsits and Podbipenta are Belarusians! laughing A special joke is that Senkevich pours mud from his fellow tribesmen (sticky, i.e. Lithuanian-Belarusian Tatars) - Aziya alone is worth it!
  • Hannibal Lecter
    Hannibal Lecter 31 March 2016 22: 49
    +3
    "Vlad" of course cuts an ear. Vlad and Vladimir are different names. People probably feel some satisfaction when they come up with nicknames for the president, I will not list them (nicknames). They probably have the feeling that Putin is their sidekick. In my own way.
    1. Weyland
      Weyland April 1 2016 23: 16
      0
      Quote: hannibal lecter
      They probably feel that Putin is their sidekick. In my own way.


      No, here it is more subtle - this is a hint of Vlad 3rd Basarab, son of Vlad 2nd. That Vlad had two nicknames - Tepes (the planter for the stake) and Dracula. Only Vlad Dracula signed "Vladislaus" in his letter to the Pope.
      That Vlad was abruptly Putin - he didn’t stand on ceremony with the oligarchs, he had 10 years in prison laughing
      - Have you heard, boyar? Bear Hodor is back!
      - Okts! He was put on a stake 10 years ago!
      - So he ... served his time - and returned!
  • Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 31 March 2016 22: 53
    +3
    the French were inspired by the “King of Rome”, and the Russians by the miraculous Smolensk icon of the Mother of God

    Here is the source of Russian victories on the battlefield. The author of the article understood this.
    And many commentators missed as an unimportant detail.
    In general, the article glorifies the Russian army.
    Therefore, I do not understand the negative reaction of VO readers to it ...
    1. Sober
      Sober 31 March 2016 23: 38
      +1
      Quote: Pvi1206
      Here is the source of Russian victories on the battlefield.

      I agree with that. And the rest is a bucket, excuse me, D. tar on a jar of jam.
    2. Guardsman
      Guardsman April 1 2016 07: 22
      +1
      I share your opinion, by the way, in Bondarchuk's film "War and Peace", the moment of the procession with the icon of the "Smolensk Mother of God" around our positions on the eve of the Battle of Borodino is perfectly displayed
  • ando_bor
    ando_bor 31 March 2016 23: 00
    +6
    On November 17, 1813, Marshal Ney, the bravest of the brave, was the last to leave Smolensk amid the heartbreaking battle scenes.
    - They attributed her for a whole year, and so on three times.
  • Shurik70
    Shurik70 31 March 2016 23: 38
    +2
    when things take a sharp turn, Uncle Sam is an unreliable ally

    So the Americans just do not keep their promises.
    And the British also stuck a knife in the back.
    And who is worse?
    Formula for a successful economy: Only rely on yourself.
    The formula for a successful foreign policy: Do not trust England, the United States and those who lick their ass.
    1. Weyland
      Weyland April 1 2016 23: 26
      +1
      Quote: Shurik70
      And the British also stuck a knife in the back.


      Compare two proverbs:
      Russian: "Beware of the bull in front, the horse behind, and the scoundrel from all sides!"
      Irish: "Beware of the horns of the bull, the hooves of a horse and the smile of an Englishman!"
      Especially delivers, as it sounds in the original: the Englishman in Irish - sasenah(Sasanaigh) laughing
  • yuriy55
    yuriy55 31 March 2016 23: 43
    +3
    I just could not find other words to answer the phrase:
    I just re-read the magnificent book of Adam Zamoyski (Adam Zamoyski) "1812"


    I have just re-read the excellent book by G.K. Zhukov "Memories and Reflections" Because lately authors with foreign surnames do not cause any other emotions besides vomiting ...
  • certero
    certero April 1 2016 00: 25
    +3
    An error in the date at the very beginning of the article immediately sets up a distrust of the topic.
    As for the rest - it’s some kind of mess and very controversial conclusions.
  • Gorodovik
    Gorodovik April 1 2016 04: 12
    -4
    That surprises me very much. They talk about the brilliant strategy of our president. But what is it brilliant7 In the Crimea, our troops used and at the highest level rejected this. and then they were there. this is not an ingenious act; it is a banal lie. Honestly, I’m sure that we were in the Donbass. About Syria. A month before entering, the whole world knew that planes were rerunning. about the conclusion. They spoke, they said, but this is not a conclusion. They say a lot that the West has been put in an uncomfortable position and they are doing practically nothing in return. And this gives cause for thought
    1. alexej123
      alexej123 April 1 2016 11: 59
      +1
      Compare the case with the Powell test tube. Who's lying? From what lies tens, if not hundreds of thousands of deaths?
      1. Gorodovik
        Gorodovik April 1 2016 18: 08
        -1
        Good, but I'm not talking about that. The bottom line is that our authorities initially abandoned those guys in the Crimea. Like in 1995.
        1. alexej123
          alexej123 April 3 2016 11: 37
          0
          Special operations are called special because they are not "trumpeted" to the whole world. I am not a special expert in this area, but I believe that everything has been done at the highest level. From planning to execution. Thousands of people, dozens of pieces of equipment, including air and sea, over a large area, in a short time unit - and WITHOUT losses. This I would call "High End" - the highest limit. Russia has shown that it can win not only through the heroism of soldiers and residents, but also through competent planning and execution.
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  • cap
    cap April 1 2016 04: 47
    0
    “Let's face it. When was the last time a world leader acted really boldly and boldly?” At the same time, Putin did not say that the mission was completed, did not make statements that were fatal in the case of Iraq and Libya. whom clowns in Brussels tried to bluff with, flirting with Ukraine and seducing it with enchanting promises.That's why he took back Crimea as a bonus.He backing Assad once again showed that when things get tough, Uncle Sam is an unreliable ally . "

    Well done author. The Tiger is paper, and its goals are obvious to catch its tail, which is called "power over the world."
    Even the cat does not succeed, and the "paper tiger" is not destined, the tail will come off. hi
  • shinobi
    shinobi April 1 2016 05: 03
    0
    Most of all, the West is touched by a sincere misunderstanding of the historical fact why these stupid Russians killed everyone who came to fight them. Yes, sometimes not the first time, but all. Our strength is in the truth, but the truth is that of the official 500 years of the history of the state’s existence Russian, 385 years old, it’s at war with someone. The military experience is already transmitted at the genetic level, as is not the love of war.
  • Wolka
    Wolka April 1 2016 05: 26
    0
    however, a third-party view of history will never hinder a real assessment of existing reality, the main thing is to see what others do not see ...
  • tomatokin
    tomatokin April 1 2016 05: 56
    0
    This is how they write. Or a mind-boggling nonsense or two words of truth, a third lie. Changing the meaning ... Better to let us be scolded than praised. This is how they live. There are moronic and fake smiles on their faces, but in souls there is either emptiness or abomination. Words and promises of their faith do not. Agreements and contracts are also not a fact. Or "throw" or "@but" Only POWER and POWER are recognized and afraid, wagging their tails ...
  • Nitarius
    Nitarius April 1 2016 06: 02
    0
    )) Young people need to be educated and are not afraid!
  • ovod84
    ovod84 April 1 2016 07: 29
    0
    I wrote a good book about the war in the winter the day before yesterday I finished reading. The best book I read about the war.
  • sv-georgij
    sv-georgij April 1 2016 09: 49
    0
    There were plenty of these geniuses in Russia, and where are they. Moreover, it is a merit to our ancestors that they beat these geniuses and drowned them. Knowing none of these ingenious commanders versus Rus is worthless. All their genius is an empty phrase.
  • black
    black April 1 2016 10: 15
    +1
    The fact that we were barbarians and barbarians for them will remain - it has long been understood. This must be remembered and understood. They found a convenient formula. Won - because the barbarians. Lost? In the same way. A shit. I have their opinion on the female genital organ.
    1. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya April 4 2016 07: 09
      0
      Well, my friend, this is you too much, what if the children read it !? Although our folk wisdom immediately comes to mind: "What hurts someone, he talks about that" or "who is about what, and lousy about the bath!" once a week. And look at how the British make the morning toilet in turn from the same "tub", well, who are the real barbarians (I will not talk about misanthropy, etc., etc. these ... just except for expressions no other words)! Apparently we are united in the assessment of the West's statements about Russia!
  • Manul
    Manul April 1 2016 10: 57
    +1
    I join the general assessment, with a rotten article, draws from Russia an invincible but cruel Enemy.
    Germans and Poles, French and Russians, Italians - all surrounded themselves with glory.

    What the Italians sideways?
  • pavelty
    pavelty April 1 2016 12: 08
    +2
    "He was afraid of Napoleon, cornered, because he knew that the Corsican was a better general than he was and, driven to despair, was capable of anything."

    Interesting nonsense)) How did Kutuzov know that Napoleon was better than him? Someone said maybe to him? Or did intelligence report?
  • 23424636
    23424636 April 1 2016 17: 13
    +2
    no need to smoke a plan made of paper torn from a book by a Russophobic author. Maybe "Kazbek" is better? I read myself that Kutuzov grieved only when Admiral Chichagov missed Napoleon at Berezina, the rest of the confidence in the victory of Russian weapons. and what has the GDP of which the author called Vlad?
  • Weyland
    Weyland April 1 2016 22: 29
    0
    КAzaki, whose cruelty thrilled the bravest enemy, if he was capturedwillow

    Aha ... Maybe the Poles are an example of humanism! ChSKh, eromski in the book "Ashes" mentions that the Spaniards of all Napoleon's soldiers called the Poles for their cruelty los infiernos (hellish spawn) - despite the fact that the Spaniards, like the Poles, are Catholics, and the Poles have never been at enmity with the Spanish. About what the Poles were doing in Russia, with which they fought from century to century, еромeromski is patriotically silent - but it's not hard to guess! The famous partisan Figner unswervingly shot Polish and French prisoners (he made such a vow after watching their atrocities) - despite the fact that he always treated prisoners of other nationalities quite humanely!

    But the only shameful event, it seems to me, happened a year later during the Vienna Congress (as in the text - approx. Transl.), When Princess Ekaterina Bagration became the lover of Metternich. Bagration died of blood loss during the Battle of Borodino, because he did not want to leave his position in front of his soldiers. His widow should honor his memory and not get involved with the handsome Austrian. But such are the quirks of beautiful women.

    I beg you ... This whore gave him very branchy horns during his life - what kind of memory is there to honor him ... The earth is glassy to her!
    1. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya April 2 2016 10: 08
      -1
      Judging by the flag, you are Russian, but at the same time you do not know that a student of Suvorov, a favorite of Kutuzov and all the Russian army, Bagration died when he was informed about the surrender of Moscow and he tore off the bandages from his wounds with grief, which was the "last straw" and finished it off! And one more touch: Go to the "Borodino Panorama" and you will see in the background how the wounded Bagration is being taken away from the battlefield! It seems like a trifle, but any distortion of history is undesirable, and you dragged "into the light" of his wife's betrayal! You have forgotten the truth : "... the dead have no shame ...", and even more so such a heroic person as Bagration!
  • kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya April 2 2016 09: 51
    0
    It is not clear how you read the "author's thoughts" stated in the articles and ascribe to Vladimir Putin what he never said ("the great helmsman Mao" called all opponents paper tigers). The President of Russia does everything that is useful to Russia, and who and what kind of tiger is already the notions of all kinds of science fiction writers and those who want to "promote themselves" and "warm up" a little in the glory of our GDP! And nothing more, "business gentlemen, only business" (and something else personal)!
  • gangut
    gangut April 2 2016 17: 37
    +1
    Some nonsense! When did the Poles cover themselves with fame ??? Their state in recent history is less than 100 years old. And how the author paints events of 12 years is just miracles! Once again, Europe visited us and got a lyule, and the fact that there was some kind of marshal blah blah blah, so to us what’s from it. Again they enchanted our commanders, then also Putin. Not an article but rubbish?
    1. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya April 3 2016 08: 36
      0
      Of course, only a narrow-minded person can argue with you! So little by little, in a Jesuitical manner, similar "authors" are trying to carry in the mud the glorious names of our commanders who drove the "aspen stake" into the graves of all "Western tourists" without exception, but this trash has forgotten one truth: "... if you shoot at History from a pistol, then in response she will fire from a cannon! And the funniest thing is delusional reasoning about the "heroism" of the Poles - a lackey will never turn out to be a hero, and the Poles have been someone's lackeys for almost their entire history! And there is no nation in the world that is more corrupt and not grateful (well, perhaps the "Ukrainians", and this is their offspring) than modern Polish ones ... and I will also add about Polish heroism because this is their "merciless and heroic" war with monuments to the Soviet Soldiers who fell for their freedom!