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Warrior with a baby in her arms

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Warrior with a baby in her arms



30 April 1945, senior sergeant Nikolai Masalov, risking his life, carried a German girl out of the fire, which became the plot of the monument to the Soldier-Liberator in Berlin

The monument in Berlin's Treptow Park is widely known not only in our country and not only in Germany. But not everyone knows that the idea of ​​the monument was suggested by the real история, which occurred at the very end of the war in the Tiergarten - one of the central regions of the German capital.

It happened during the fighting for the capture of Berlin. The soldiers of the 79 Guards Rifle Division as part of the 8 Guards Army Colonel-General Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov went to the channel, behind which were fortified enemy positions that defended Hitler’s headquarters and the main communications center of the German fascist troops. In his post-war memoirs, V.I. Marshal of the Soviet Union Chuikov wrote about this place that "the bridges and the approaches to them are heavily mined and tightly covered with machine-gun fire."

Silence reigned shortly before the decisive attack. And suddenly in this silence the cry of a child who called his mother sounded. The cry of the regiment-bearer, senior sergeant Nikolai Masalov, heard the children's cry. To get to the child, it was necessary to cross the square, stuffed with mines and completely sweep of cannons and machine guns. But mortal danger did not stop Masalova. He appealed to the commander with a request to allow him to save the baby. And guard sergeant crawled, hiding from the fragments and bullets, and finally got to the child. Nikolai Ivanovich Masalov later recalled: “Under the bridge, I saw a three-year-old girl sitting beside her murdered mother. The baby had blond, slightly curled hair at the forehead. She tugged at her mother by the belt and called: "Mutter, Mutter!". There is no time to think about it. I'm a girl in an armful - and back. And she howled! I am on the move and so, and persuade the commercials: shut up, they say, and then you open me. Here the fascists began to burn. ” Then Masalov said loudly: “Attention! I'm with a child. Cover me with fire. Machine gun on the right, on the balcony of the house with columns. Shut his throat! .. ”. And the Soviet soldiers responded with heavy fire, and then the artillery preparation began. Under the cover of this fire, Sergeant Masalov unscathed reached his own and transferred the rescued child to the regimental headquarters.

In August 1946, after the Potsdam Conference of the anti-Hitler coalition, Marshal Clement Voroshilov had the idea to create a memorial in Berlin's Treptow Park, where the Soviet soldiers were buried around 7000. Voroshilov told about his proposal to a wonderful sculptor, a former war veteran Evgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich. I must say that they were well acquainted: in 1937, the sculptor received the gold medal at the World Art and Industry Exhibition in Paris for the sculptural group "Clement Voroshilov Riding".

As a result of the conversation with Voroshilov, Vuchetich had several versions of the monument. One of them was a figure of Stalin, holding in his hands the earthly hemisphere or the image of Europe. But then Yevgeny Viktorovich remembered the cases when our soldiers were saved from death by our soldiers, and one of such cases - the feat of senior sergeant Nikolai Masalov - was told to him by V.I. Chuikov. These stories inspired Vuchetich to create another option, with a soldier holding a child on his chest. At first it was a soldier with a PPSh machine gun. Both options were seen by Stalin, and he chose the figure of a soldier. Only insisted that the automat replace more symbolic weapons - a sword that cuts through the fascist swastika.

Monument to the Liberator Soldier was made in 1949 in Leningrad at the plant "Monumental Architecture". Since the sculpture with a height of 12 meters weighed more than 70 tons, it was delivered to the place of installation in a disassembled form in six parts by water. And in Berlin, 60 German sculptors and two hundred stonecutters worked on the manufacture of individual elements of the monument. In total, 1200 workers were involved in the creation of the monument. Monument to the Liberator Soldier was solemnly opened on May 8 on May 1949 by the Soviet commandant of Berlin, Major General Alexander Georgievich Kotikov.

In 1964, East German journalists tried to find the girl who was saved by Senior Sergeant Masalov. Materials about this story and search reports were published by the central and many local newspapers of the GDR. As a result, it turned out that N.I. Masalova was not the only one - it became known about the many cases of the salvation of German children by Russian soldiers.

The monument in Berlin's Treptow Park reminds of the true character, humanism and strength of the spirit of the Russian soldier-liberator: he did not come to avenge, but to protect children whose fathers brought so much destruction and grief to his native country. The poem of the poet Georgy Rublev “Monument” dedicated to the soldier-liberator says this with poetic force:

"... But then, in Berlin, under fire
Crawling fighter, and body obscure
Girl in short white dress
Cautiously taken out of the fire.

... How many children have returned childhood
Gave joy and spring
Ordinary Soviet Army
People who won the war! ”
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  1. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 8 May 2016 07: 45
    +35
    We are educated in Russia in this way, which means that the military is acting as their parents raised them. Respect old age, protect children and mothers.
    1. Arberes
      Arberes 8 May 2016 11: 39
      +20
      Quote: Alexander 3
      We are educated in Russia in this way, which means that the military is acting as their parents raised them. Respect old age, protect children and mothers.

      I can not add my words to yours, dear Alexander 3 hi

      Now in Europe (the Baltic countries), the ruling elite or the political establishment (whoever you like) are trying to equate the army of Nazi Germany and the army of the Soviet Union. And now, as they say, let them feel the difference!
      The soldiers of one of them saved the children and fed the civilian population of the defeated Reich ... AND OTHER - destroying entire settlements with civilians ... women, children, old people.
      One VICTORY is not enough now! Everything must be done so that the people of Europe know the truth about this war - THE PRESENT TRUTH.
      All of us on the upcoming holiday! drinks
    2. Nick
      Nick 8 May 2016 14: 10
      +3
      Quote: Alexander 3
      We are educated in Russia in this way, which means that the military is acting as their parents raised them. Respect old age, protect children and mothers.

      This is already in the genes.
      1. Alena Frolovna
        Alena Frolovna 8 May 2016 20: 41
        +12
        Russian soldier with a child - to Victory ...


        Russian soldier with a child in her arms

        Froze. Now he is a monument in foreign lands.

        It embodies a father, husband, brother and friend.

        The Russian heroic Spirit is embodied in it!

        He saved the world from life in grave slavery.

        He saved the descendants of those who fell on the fronts.

        He is a MEMORY, a monument, a reminder for everyone,

        To see what a Human Warrior should be like!


        So that everyone who lives and is happy with the world remembers -

        Only our SOLDIER could make the world free!


        Emida Art
    3. qwert
      qwert 10 May 2016 09: 49
      +5
      Quote: Alexander 3
      We are educated in Russia in this way, which means that the military is acting as their parents raised them. Respect old age, protect children and mothers.

      A little correction. It’s more correct to say: In the USSR we were brought up like this ...
  2. c3r
    c3r 8 May 2016 08: 05
    +24
    I wonder what the scoundrel who burned women, old people and children in Soviet villages thought about this? Did anything stir inside them? And such a story should be told to those scoundrels who "remember" about "thousands of raped German women"!
    1. alicante11
      alicante11 8 May 2016 08: 18
      +24
      Did something move inside them?


      And what should have moved them? Well, the "subhuman" saved the Aryan child, risking his life. So it should be, the life of an Aryan girl is more important than the life of some barbarian. Here you can stir up the whole idea, weave the Aryan gods, etc. The main thing is that they perfectly understood what they were doing when they watched the blood on our land. And if it happened, they will repeat, on the guarantee of that, photographs of dead children from Libya, Syria, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, etc.
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 8 May 2016 10: 06
        +43
        For alicante11:
        US Army lieutenant: we can never cope with Russians /
        ": April 03, 2013, 04:57:12 am"
        ________________________________________
        US Army lieutenant: we can never cope with Russians

        US Marine Lt.: I would never want the Russians to seriously fight with us. It may be unpatriotic, but I feel that they’ll definitely kick our ass ...
        Three years ago, according to topwar.ru, in one American newspaper, almost the confession of US Marine Corps Lieutenant Michael Foghetti was published. It described the events of his life that happened over 40 years ago during "one small but dirty war waged by the United States, Algeria, Ethiopia and Somalia." The Foghetti text itself, however, must be provided with a brief explanation: the events described
        unfold in the now infamous Gulf of Aden. “Tankist”, aka “bearded captain” - Major Nikolai Ignatievich Eremenko, commander of a separate battalion of the 104th TB assigned to the UN mission.
        Tankers and paratroopers were embraced, some presents and bottles were stretched to them, and a girl of six approached the Russian captain, smiling shyly, handed him a chocolate bar from humanitarian aid. The Russian tanker grabbed her and gently lifted her, she put her arm around his neck, and a feeling of deja vu suddenly came to me.

        I remembered how, a few years ago, on a tour of West and East Berlin, we were shown a Russian monument in Treptower Park. Our guide, an elderly German woman with an irritated face, pointed to a huge figure of a Russian soldier with a rescued child in her arms and sang contemptuous phrases in poor English. She said that, supposedly, this was all a big communist lie, and that apart from evil and violence, the Russians brought nothing to the land of Germany.

        It’s like a veil has fallen from my eyes. In front of me stood a Russian officer with a rescued child in her arms. And this was a reality, and that means that that German in Berlin lied, and that Russian soldier also saved the child from the pedestal in that reality. So, maybe our propaganda is also lying that the Russians are sleeping and seeing how to destroy America? ..
        http://russbalt.rod1.org/index.php?topic=3693.0
    2. poruchik
      poruchik 10 May 2016 21: 36
      +1
      a soldier will not offend a child soldier
  3. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 8 May 2016 08: 09
    +27
    But not everyone knows that the idea of ​​the monument was prompted by a real story that happened at the very end of the war in Tiergarten - one of the central regions of the German capital.

    To clarify, "not all" refers mostly to the current generation. About the feat of senior sergeant Nikolai Mosolov, who saved a German girl and became for the sculptor Vuchetich the prototype for the well-known monument in Treptower Park in Berlin, we - Soviet schoolchildren were told in history lessons, if my memory serves me in 4th grade and this subject was called - "Stories on the history of the USSR". The article and the author from me. +
    I have the honor.
    1. Volga Cossack
      Volga Cossack 8 May 2016 10: 16
      +7
      Exactly!!! We know and tell our kids!
  4. old pioneer
    old pioneer 8 May 2016 08: 16
    +22
    The described case is one of hundreds or even thousands of such misconduct by Soviet soldiers. Our partners are now counting the number of European women dishonored by Soviet soldiers. But in fact, saving a child, even if it is a child of a sworn enemy, is a natural reaction of the Russian soldier. Therefore, the monument in Treptow Park is not dedicated to a specific person, but is an image of the spiritual, moral qualities of the Soviet Warriors of the Liberators.
    1. cap
      cap 8 May 2016 09: 39
      +10
      Quote: old pioneer
      the monument in Treptow Park is not dedicated to a specific person, but is an image of the spiritual, moral qualities of the Soviet Warriors of the Liberators.



      He stands as a symbol of our glory,
      Like a lighthouse shining in the darkness.
      This is he, a soldier of my power,
      Protects the world throughout the earth.


      Michael sign the author. Thanks for the verses. hi
  5. Million
    Million 8 May 2016 08: 34
    +10
    Probably no one has so much humanity except the Russian people
  6. michell
    michell 8 May 2016 09: 32
    +15
    It was in May, at dawn.
    The battle came near the walls of the Reichstag.
    A German girl noticed
    Our soldiers are on the dusty pavement.

    At the post, trembling, she stood,
    Frightened in blue eyes.
    And pieces of whistling metal
    Death and agony sowed around.

    Then he remembered how saying goodbye in the summer
    He kissed his daughter.
    Maybe this girl’s father
    He shot his own daughter.

    But then, in Berlin, under fire
    Crawling fighter, and body obscure
    Girl in short white dress
    Cautiously taken out of the fire.

    And stroking a gentle palm,
    He lowered it to the ground.
    They say that in the morning Marshal Konev
    Stalin reported this.

    How many children were returned to childhood,
    Gave joy and spring
    Ordinary Soviet Army
    People who won the war!

    And in Berlin, on a festive date,
    Was erected to stand centuries
    Monument to Soviet soldier
    With the girl rescued on hands.

    He stands as a symbol of our glory,
    Like a lighthouse shining in the darkness.
    This is he, a soldier of my power,
    Protects the world throughout the earth.
    1. thinker
      thinker 8 May 2016 15: 13
      +5

  7. Bort radist
    Bort radist 8 May 2016 09: 38
    +21
    Quote: old pioneer
    The described case is one of hundreds, or even thousands, of such misconduct by Soviet soldiers.

    Met the number 189 saved responded when they tried to find this girl. Nikolai Ivanovich Masalov is my fellow countryman. Born in with. Ascension of the Tisulsky district of the Kemerovo region. After the war, N.I. Masalov lived all his life in the village of Tyazhin in the Kemerovo Region, although he was once offered to move to Germany, since he was an honorary citizen of Berlin. In recent years, Nikolai Ivanovich did not get out of bed - fragments of German shells remaining in his legs and chest made themselves felt. His only daughter, Valentina, called an ambulance almost weekly, but the doctors are not omnipotent ... In December 2001, at the age of 79, he died and was buried in a local cemetery. And in the center of Tyazhin, during the life of a soldier, the same monument was erected as in Treptower Park.
    In the 80s, such a story happened. They came to Nikolai Ivanovich to shoot a documentary. Seeing the poor situation, they furnished the room with furniture and hung a new chandelier. After filming, they tried to take everything. Nikolai said - "Everything will remain like in a movie." The functionaries did not dare to contradict him.
    1. Free wind
      Free wind 9 May 2016 05: 19
      +4
      When I saw this monument in Tyazhyn, I asked why? It turned out such a story. Happy holiday to all of you. Bright memory to all those who have left us. Today is also parental day.
  8. Verdun
    Verdun 8 May 2016 10: 05
    +10
    No matter what they say about Vuchetich, no matter how they represent him as a marketmaker, he was a talented sculptor. Zurab Konstantinovich Tsereteli should have learned from him. But for those who shout about the insidiousness and aggression of Russia, you should often look at the monument in Treptower Park, maybe then something stirs in the soul, if there is nothing to move in the brains. Let this monument stand for a long time ...

    Years flew over him invisibly
    But, as before, a strong hand
    With a sword from ours, from Soviet steel
    Fascist steel cuts a spider ...
  9. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 8 May 2016 10: 12
    +8
    The main symbol of Our Victory!
  10. YohanPalych
    YohanPalych 8 May 2016 11: 39
    +23
    Stockings

    They were shot at dawn,
    When the darkness turned white.
    There were women and children
    And this girl was.

    First, they told everyone to undress,
    Then back to the ditch everyone
    But suddenly a childish voice came.
    Naive, quiet and lively:

    "Uncle take off my stockings too?" -
    Not reproaching, not threatening
    Watched as if looking into the soul
    Three year old girl's eyes.

    “Stockings too!”
    But in a moment of confusion, the SS man is embraced.
    Hand by itself in an instant
    Suddenly lowers the machine.

    It is as if constrained by a blue look,
    I woke up in horror soul.
    No! He can't shoot her
    But he gave a turn in a hurry.

    Fell girl in stockings.
    Did not have time to remove, could not.
    Soldier, soldier! What if daughter
    Is yours lying down here too?

    And that little heart
    Pierced by your bullet!
    You are a Man, not just a German!
    But you are a beast among people!

    ... Chagall the SS man sullenly
    To the dawn, without looking up.
    For the first time this thought can
    In the brain poisoned lit.

    And everywhere my eyes glowed blue
    And heard everywhere again
    And it will not be forgotten until now:
    "Remove the stockings, uncle?"

    Musa Jalil
  11. bandabas
    bandabas 8 May 2016 15: 54
    +3
    Still finishes. How many fought with the Germans. And, in theory, they should have done everything. Relatives however. Unlike naglosaksa.
  12. genzik161
    genzik161 8 May 2016 20: 33
    +4
    A Hero lives in each of us, they don’t understand this in our blood, in our hearts. in the shower.
  13. Vasya_kuvalesov
    Vasya_kuvalesov 9 May 2016 03: 15
    +3
    Quote: c3r
    I wonder what the scoundrel who burned women, old people and children in Soviet villages thought about this? Did anything stir inside them? And such a story should be told to those scoundrels who "remember" about "thousands of raped German women"!


    recently, one fascist writer in Germany wrote about 2 million raped
    1. Proud.
      Proud. 9 May 2016 14: 39
      +5
      Quote: Vasya_kuvalesov
      recently, one fascist writer in Germany wrote about 2 million raped

      Brit Anthony Bivor is spreading this lie, and also the dog’s mother.
    2. poruchik
      poruchik 10 May 2016 22: 05
      0
      I’m not a maniac, but I understand the male nature (hormones, adrenaline, anger), but there are only a few cases and for this - a tribunal ... but to save a child is sacred ...
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  15. Danyiar kusain
    Danyiar kusain 9 May 2016 05: 23
    +4
    Here is a real warrior

    Ivan Stepanovich Odarchenko (September 6, 1926 - July 2, 2013) - guards of the rank and file of the Soviet Army, a participant in the Great Patriotic War. The prototype of the monument to the Soldier-Liberator, which is installed in Berlin [1] [2] [3] [4] [5].

    Biography Edit

    Born in the village of Novoaleksandrovka of the Akmola region of the Kazakh SSR.

    In 1931, due to hunger, the Odarchenko family moved to Magnitogorsk, but a few years later returned to their former place of residence, to restore the economy.

    Ivan's father, Stepan Mikhailovich, died near Stalingrad in the fall of 1943, the next year, the elder brother Peter died at the front.

    At sixteen, Ivan became a team leader on a collective farm, helping his mother raise her youngest children. In January 1944, Ivan Odarchenko was called up by the Atbasar district military commissariat in the Red Army (according to documents in the army from December 10, 1943) [6]. At first he served in the training regiment in Ayaguz, then was sent to the army.

    In the battles of World War II, he fought as part of the 114th Guards Rifle Division of the 9th Guards Army. He participated in the liberation of Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic, finished the war near Prague, and was awarded the medal “For Courage” for participating in the crossing of the Danube River [6].

    After the victory, he continued to serve in the Armed Forces (in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany).

    In August 1947, on the Day of the Athlete, sports competitions of Soviet soldiers were held at a stadium in the Weissensee district of Berlin, and Private Odarchenko also participated in them. Having run a cross, Ivan Stepanovich began to observe the course of the competition, and at this time the sculptor Evgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich approached him and invited him to go to the podium. Vuchetich said that he wants to sculpt a monument to the soldier-liberator from it [4].

    Odarchenko posed for about six months. At first, a German girl sat on her left hand, then - three-year-old Sveta Kotikova, daughter of the commandant of Berlin Alexander Kotikov [7]. As a keepsake, Vuchetich gave Ivan Stepanovich his photograph with the inscription: “To a dear friend I. S. Odarchenko in memory of the Berlin monument”.

    Odarchenko also posed for the artist Anatoly Gorpenko, who created a mosaic panel inside the pedestal of the monument. This panel depicts Odarchenko twice - as a soldier with the Golden Star medal and a steel helmet in his hands, as well as a worker in a blue jumpsuit with his head bowed and holding a wreath [8].

    On May 8, 1949, the memorial was inaugurated. Several times, Private Odarchenko guarded the monument for which he posed. In 1949 he was transferred to the reserve, went home to Kazakhstan, but before that he drove to his sister in Tambov to help with the housework, where he stayed to live.

    He married, worked as a turner and milling machine operator at the Avtotraktorodetal plant, and was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for valor.

    Odarchenko became famous in 1965, when the country celebrated the 20th anniversary of victory in the war. Together with delegations, he made 7 trips to the GDR, began to actively participate in public life [9].

    He worked at the plant for about 37 years, then retired. He was a member of the United Russia party [10]. He died on July 2, 2013 in Tambov, was buried in the Peter and Paul Cemetery [11].
    1. vanavatny
      vanavatny 10 May 2016 02: 43
      +1
      Thank you, in general, it would be possible to lay out the stories of ancestors on this forum, as if in a piggy bank, not for pluses, just: my Russian grandfather is 1st degree, a red star, two for fighting, for courage, for Koenigsberg, for gemania, for Japan: there I met my grandmother - she sang in the ensemble at the forefront - as a result, almost made an offer at the Japanese embassy (she was sick of Japanese delicacies there) - imagine: my grandfather was full of new clothes and the bride was bad: the japas apologized so that I was already sweating, I somehow understood why shinzo abe had recently been a bit late, rushing to the Commander-in-Chief on half-opened ones ...
  16. Pitot
    Pitot 9 May 2016 14: 59
    +3
    Our actions, the actions of our ancestors, the life of Russia - the only thing that prevents the World from falling into Chaos. Let us be worthy of our Ancestors, so that they would be proud of Us. Crush all nits, live according to conscience and justice. Even today. Warriors, Heroes we remember you. We will try to be like you.
  17. t118an
    t118an 9 May 2016 20: 37
    +7
    The first and only copy to the Warrior the Liberator on which they made the Monument in Treptow Park .. is in our place in Serpukhov at first he stood near the former military hospital and now the hospital is named after Semashko here he is behind him .. then he was transferred to Cathedral Cathedral Hill ..
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  20. t118an
    t118an 9 May 2016 20: 41
    +2
    and here He is on Sobornaya Gora like three years ...
  21. 1536
    1536 10 May 2016 12: 16
    +3
    If you do not cultivate hatred, "exclusiveness" and irresponsibility in a person, then the human principle will win in him. Maybe not in the subject and not in the spirit of today, but I'll tell you about my grandmother, who lived in Tula and in 1941 found herself in the line of fire of the advancing troops of Paulus and the defensive orders of our army. I was then 5 or 6 years old, but I remembered her story for the rest of my life. Here is her story:
    “We, about ten residents of one of the districts, were hiding in a bomb shelter on the outskirts of Tula. A battle was going on upstairs. Suddenly the wall and ceiling in the basement where we were hiding exploded. Probably, a bomb or a shell hit there. When the smoke cleared, German soldiers appeared. looked into the basement with a submachine gun, saw us, shouted something in German, waved his hand, saying, “Get out!” and ran away. Almost immediately we heard the volleys of Katyushas, ​​which, as we knew, were standing quite nearby in square. " No one else appeared, we ran out of the destroyed bomb shelter and ran to our artillerymen. Saved, in a word. "
    "And, what, the German didn't shoot you?" - I asked my grandmother. "No. Why did he have to kill us. After all, he is a military man, he just acted humanly. Or maybe we were just lucky."
    I remembered this story for life. And I heard him at the end of the 60 of the XX century.
    And I also want to say. In Russian people live the fear of God. Not in all, but in the vast majority of cases, he acts according to conscience, while thinking about God. I think so. I don’t know about the Germans. I have no friends among them.
    -
  22. Stalnov I.P.
    Stalnov I.P. 10 May 2016 12: 36
    +1
    Toad Merkel, we ought to visit this monument more often, and to other Western leaders, although this is probably not feasible, then let them remember how many times WE were in Berlin - THREE times, and once again in Paris, periodically we need to remind them of this, I think it will not hurt.
    1. lukewarm
      lukewarm 10 May 2016 13: 53
      0
      Quote: I.P. Stalnov.
      Toad Merkel, we should visit this monument more often

      As for the toad - definitely noticed. I kept thinking - whom does she resemble. A visit to the Toad Tribe Monument will not help. This is a tribe of "effective" supranational Coves. Their god has a name PROFIT.
      1. poruchik
        poruchik 10 May 2016 21: 47
        0
        politics, however, is money, power, corruption ... am
  23. cedar
    cedar 10 May 2016 17: 11
    +2
    Quote: Nick
    Quote: Alexander 3
    We are educated in Russia in this way, which means that the military is acting as their parents raised them. Respect old age, protect children and mothers.

    This is already in the genes.


    Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov also thought about preserving the soul of a soldier from bitterness.
    This is what we can learn from his famous Science of Winning.
    "The enemy puts a wick on the buckshot, throw yourself on the buckshot: it flies overhead, your cannons, your people, go on the spot, drive, if, let the rest be merciful! They are such people: it is a sin to kill in vain. Die for the house of the Virgin, for Mother, for the Most Bright House. The church of God is praying. Who is alive, honor and glory! Do not offend the layman, he feeds and watered us; the soldier is not a robber. ”"
    If the enemy put down a weapon, he is no longer an enemy and simply sinfully, criminally "vainly kill" the same person as you. “A soldier is not a robber,” one cannot kill even one unarmed person out of a feeling of malice or revenge. Suvorov "appealed to the fallen" long before Pushkin.
    Suvorov's "Science to conquer" the enemy and the enemy, it is also a science for a soldier to defeat the beast in himself, remaining in the heat and hell of battle as a Man! This should be in the genes of our warriors, then we will be invincible!
  24. poruchik
    poruchik 10 May 2016 21: 56
    0
    He served in the Western Military Forces 90-91 (then brought to the Union) 68th Guards Motorized Rifle Order of Suvorov 3 tbsp. the Poznan regiment ... when it got there, Germany reunited ... there weren’t any cuts ... and the old-timers who forced the GDR told about excursions ... sorry I didn’t see this greatness of the humanism of Soviet soldiers ((((... for the child’s soldier didn’t will offend soldier