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Ceremonies in honor of the 100 anniversary of the Russian Expeditionary Corps were held in French cities

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Ceremonies in memory of the fighters of the Russian Expeditionary Corps were held on Sunday in several cities in France, reports TASS.




We are talking about a contingent of the Russian army, sent by the king in 1916 g to assist France in the First World War.

In the city of Kursi, municipal leaders and the Russian ambassador laid flowers at the monument to Russian soldiers a year ago. “Our duty is to preserve forever the memory of this page of our common stories"- said at the ceremony, the mayor of the city, Martin Jolly.

This is the second monument to the body in France. The first was solemnly opened at 2011 in Paris.

On the same day, the laying of flowers took place at the military cemetery in Saint-Hilaire-Le-Grand, where Russian defenders of the republic are buried.

Earlier, tribute to the soldiers of the corps was given in Marseilles - “a memorial plaque was solemnly opened there, reminiscent of the avant-garde of the Russian Expeditionary Corps arriving in 100 years ago,” the agency said.

“Russia assisted the allies from the very beginning of the First World War,” said Alexander Bobrikov, director of the Paris Museum of Life Guards of the Cossack regiment, in a conversation with a TASS correspondent. - In September, 1914, Paris was saved largely due to the decisive actions of the Russian imperial army on its front. The German General Staff had to urgently transfer two army corps to the east. As a result, the German ring on Marne opened. "

"The Russian brigades played an important role in the offensive operations that unfolded in the Champagne-Ardennes region in the spring of 1917. Only in the one April operation, the corps lost more than 4,5 thousand soldiers," he recalled.

After the revolution in Russia, “the corps was disbanded, but hundreds of volunteers continued their service in the allied forces, with their valor they deserved the title of the Legion of Honor,” the historian said.
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  1. Andrey K
    Andrey K 16 May 2016 13: 02
    +29
    Ceremonies in honor of the 100 anniversary of the Russian Expeditionary Corps were held in French cities soldier
    Were it not for this corps, there would be no France yes
    In the east, as later in the Second World War, Russian troops pulled over most of the German army. And in the west, with their unprecedented courage and stamina in the Champagne Ardennes, they shocked the Germans and inspired the allies yes
    Glory to the Russian (Russian) Soldier soldier
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 16 May 2016 13: 18
      +4
      Quote: Andrey K
      Were it not for this corps, there would be no France
      That is, the French Republic survived due to the lives of Russian soldiers who lay down their heads in the far side is not clear for whose interests. And as a thank you, Russia received in 1918-1919. French intervention in New Russia and Crimea. Plus, the non-recognition of the victorious country in the First World War with all the benefits relying on it. Good allies, what ..
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      2. creak
        creak 16 May 2016 14: 12
        0
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        That is, the French Republic survived due to the lives of Russian soldiers who lay down their heads in the far side is not clear for whose interests.


        So we and the Balkans abundantly poured the blood of our soldiers - as a result, Bulgaria in the two world wars acts on the side of Germany ...
        And now her relationship is far from ideal.
        It seems that those who say that in politics no good deed will go unpunished are right ...
        1. Corporal Valera
          Corporal Valera 16 May 2016 15: 58
          0
          Quote: ranger
          So we and the Balkans abundantly poured the blood of our soldiers - as a result, Bulgaria in the two world wars acts on the side of Germany ...

          So we saved the Georgians from destruction. You can go on endlessly.
        2. flay
          flay 16 May 2016 18: 29
          0
          Quote: ranger
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          That is, the French Republic survived due to the lives of Russian soldiers who lay down their heads in the far side is not clear for whose interests.


          So we and the Balkans abundantly poured the blood of our soldiers - as a result, Bulgaria in the two world wars acts on the side of Germany ...
          And now her relationship is far from ideal.
          It seems that those who say that in politics no good deed will go unpunished are right ...


          I run the risk of getting "meine", and anyway ...
          I heard such a saying: - Do not ask you good, do not do
      3. tiredwithall
        tiredwithall 16 May 2016 14: 23
        +2
        Enough to help those who cry or praise us in the west. Prince Kutuzov was categorically against the campaign in Europe in 1812. I do not preach isolationism. You cannot go to Europe on the basis of humanistic considerations. In this direction, there should be a clear calculation and a clear understanding of specific goals that are clearly linked to our true interests.
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      5. Charlemagne
        Charlemagne 16 May 2016 20: 20
        0
        But didn’t Russia conclude a separate Brest peace? For a similar attempt (Berne incident) at the end of WWII, Stalin was deeply offended by the allies ...
        1. Corporal Valera
          Corporal Valera 16 May 2016 20: 40
          -1
          Quote: Charlemagne
          But didn’t Russia conclude a separate Brest peace?

          RSFSR. So the "allies" can go straight and right
      6. Aleksander
        Aleksander 16 May 2016 22: 22
        +1
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        That is, the French Republic survived due to the lives of Russian soldiers who lay down their heads in the far side is not clear for whose interests. And as a thank you, Russia received in 1918-1919. French intervention in New Russia and Crimea ..


        And the Republic of Ingushetia was preserved due to the life of the French soldiers, who pulled over 60% of the armies of the Central Powers. And ours fought in France for their interests, for Russia. There would be no France, 41 would be in 14.
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        . And as a thank you, Russia received in 1918-1919. French intervention in Novorossia and Crimea

        Yes, tell me: what such grandiose battles took place between the brave Bolsheviks and the French? belay lol .
        Plus, the non-recognition of the victorious country in the First World War with all the benefits relying on it. Good allies

        "Ungrateful" French: the Bolsheviks "only" filled the agonizing Germany with food and gold and thus prolonged the world massacre for six months, such a trifle!
        By the way, it was the Entente who liberated the country from the German invaders, to whom the Bolsheviks kindly donated half of the country to the "fighters against the invaders". So the allies did something (although, of course, there were still those bastards, although everyone thinks of themselves first of all)
      7. Andrey K
        Andrey K 17 May 2016 09: 13
        +7
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Quote: Andrey K
        Were it not for this corps, there would be no France
        That is, the French Republic survived due to the lives of Russian soldiers who lay down their heads in the far side is not clear for whose interests. And as a thank you, Russia received in 1918-1919. French intervention in New Russia and Crimea. Plus, the non-recognition of the victorious country in the First World War with all the benefits relying on it. Good allies, what ..

        Russia received intervention as a result of treacherous actions on the front lines of various, as liberals would say now, and then national traitors led by Ulyanov negative
        Without all these fraternities, there would have been no attempts to occupy the Entente, or the capture of Ukraine by Kaiser Germany, or Arkhangelsk and Vladivostok under the Americans ... hi
        Somehow you colleague selectively interpret everything request
        Bring out the Bolsheviks’ activity on the collapse of the Russian Empire negative
        In this case under consideration, the French did bestial. I agree. But this would not have happened had we not shown our slack with all these revolutionary somersaults request
        Or maybe I'm wrong, correct ...
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    3. sub307
      sub307 16 May 2016 13: 31
      +8
      First regiment with its own standard
    4. 2s1122
      2s1122 16 May 2016 14: 37
      0
      In the Second World War Hitler conquered France and that Francy broke up. In parts of the Wehrmacht, a sufficient number of French fought, but Russia showed the courage of its wars.
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 16 May 2016 15: 28
        +1
        Quote: 2s1122
        In the parts of the Wehrmacht, the French fought a sufficient amount

        The 638th regiment of the Legion of French Volunteers was especially "distinguished" in Belarus. Its bloody deeds are probably still remembered by the Belarusians? Beida: French Legion in the Service of Hitler. 1941-1944.
        1. Charlemagne
          Charlemagne 16 May 2016 20: 48
          -1
          Well, why are you limited to the year 1944? Remember the 33 Waffen Grenadier Division de la SS Charlemagne, the defense of the bunker and the Reichstag until May 2nd. After all, there were no longer the Germans, but the most useless warriors of Europe (judging by this article). By no means forget Henri Fenet, the last Knight of the Iron Cross of April 29, 1945. How many Red Army men would argue with you that the French fought poorly?

  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 16 May 2016 13: 03
    +10
    about the contingent of the Russian army sent by the tsar in 2016 to assist France in the First World War.

    Ahem !! belay Has the time machine been running for a long time?

    But seriously, people are people everywhere, and it is precisely through human relations that one can look at the relations of countries. But ... politicians stir up water, they have their own business ... alas, everything is so arranged.
    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K 16 May 2016 13: 09
      +9
      Quote: DEZINTO
      about the contingent of the Russian army sent by the tsar in 2016 to assist France in the First World War.


      Ahem !! belay

      Has the time machine been running for a long time? )))

      laughing Or maybe Freud’s laughing
      In 2016, the king will appear and he will send us to France laughing
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      2. RUSS
        RUSS 16 May 2016 13: 28
        +9
        Quote: Andrey K
        In 2016, the king will appear and he will send us to France


        I remembered ...

        In Paris, they decided to put on a play from the life of Catherine II, where the Russian Empress was presented in a somewhat frivolous light. Upon learning of this, Nicholas I, through our ambassador, expressed his displeasure to the French government. To which the answer was followed in the spirit that, they say, in France, freedom of speech and canceling the performance is not going to. To this, Nicholas I asked to convey that in this case he would send 300 thousand spectators in gray overcoats to the premiere. As soon as the tsarist answer reached the capital of France, the scandalous performance was canceled there without undue delay.
        1. 2s1122
          2s1122 16 May 2016 14: 52
          +2
          So that's where the fashion came from laughing to send polite (green men) and culturally educated (in gray chenille) military good
  3. Vend
    Vend 16 May 2016 13: 03
    +5
    It's time to come to terms with red and white. We are Russians.
  4. atamankko
    atamankko 16 May 2016 13: 09
    +1
    The mentality is different.
  5. The black
    The black 16 May 2016 13: 12
    +5
    It's time to come to terms with red and white.
    good ... it's high time. My great-grandfather was a "white" officer, and my grandfather was a soldier of the Red Army - he died on the outskirts of Stalingrad.
  6. Polar Bear
    Polar Bear 16 May 2016 13: 18
    -2
    Not badly worked, but they will still be responsible for the sanctions.
  7. meriem1
    meriem1 16 May 2016 13: 22
    +9
    That's only Our help is disinterested! (In Paris they were offhand 4 times and never stayed there) no one is impressive. Alas. All of Europe was flooded with their blood. But even a simple Respect is not visible (((Well, at least the simple People remember and honor!
    PS. Sorry swerb. About the Crimea. There, on a meter, the earth is scarlet from Russian blood. Grenades grow in Kerch ... Red-red. Aunt always looks at them and cries. Let Ukraine rest ... in the party !!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Evdokim
    Evdokim 16 May 2016 13: 25
    +2
    Glory to the fallen, let them erect monuments, and not demolish them.
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim 16 May 2016 14: 01
      +4
      When I was a kid, my father was a major and my life was spent in different military units, but I grew up and went to serve, I was a private, and from the grave of my life I remembered the words of my foreman, an old servant, "The Motherland feeds you, dresses you when the time came, you did your job "(Understand as you know)
  9. An64
    An64 16 May 2016 13: 26
    +13
    "Ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Expeditionary Force were held in French cities"
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    It is a pity that in Russia at that time they were preoccupied with the results of the singing contest and not a single news agency, not a single TV channel spoke about this building in an interesting and detailed way ...
  10. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 16 May 2016 13: 27
    +3
    I have a good old memoir about this famous corps! Of course they fought heroically there, recruited elite fighters showed how the Russians know how to fight. And their further fate was not easy, many went through Africa, the legion. The movement of our soldiers and officers! there are no questions about this. But I was always outraged for what purpose the autocrat and his retinue sent there. Because they worked out the loan like that, loans, deliveries and all that. So it's not fair ... recourse
  11. Basil50
    Basil50 16 May 2016 13: 45
    -1
    The RUSSIAN corps was sent in payment of royal debts. When the February revolution took place in RUSSIA and the RUSSIAN soldiers demanded that they be sent home, the French carried out demonstration executions. In the rear of the corps there were French detachments with machine guns, and the attitude towards the RUSSIANS was just like the colonial troops recruited from African colonies.
    By the way, after the French celebrated the victory, the soldiers and officers of the RUSSIAN Expeditionary Force were granted citizenship only after serving in the French Legion.
    The gratitude of the * people * of France is very specific, just like the people from the colonies, who are obliged to be grateful only for the fact that they are recognized by people and have a soul.
  12. infantry76
    infantry76 16 May 2016 13: 57
    +1
    Lord comrades!
    That's what you should be proud of - GREATNESS AND GLORY OF THE RUSSIAN SOLDIER! Thank God that someone in the same Europe still has HISTORICAL MEMORY! This is not Eurovision for you, where everything has rotted and sold out to the current political situation.
    I have the honor! soldier
  13. sogdianec
    sogdianec 16 May 2016 14: 26
    +3
    Quote: An64
    "Ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Expeditionary Force were held in French cities"
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    It is a pity that in Russia at that time they were preoccupied with the results of the singing contest and not a single news agency, not a single TV channel spoke about this building in an interesting and detailed way ...


    In Russia 24 there was a program about the Russian Corps on May 15. Interviews with the French, museums dedicated to our soldiers, monuments, historical places, even shooting from a military unit, which is located on the site of the former deployment of Russian units.
  14. Kotost
    Kotost 16 May 2016 16: 01
    +2
    The soldiers and officers of the corps are not just valiant warriors, but truly the heroes of the world! I consider the attitude of school education to this topic extremely reckless, many will never know about these exploits
  15. mamont5
    mamont5 16 May 2016 16: 11
    +3
    Eternal memory to Russian soldiers!
  16. cap
    cap 16 May 2016 16: 45
    +1
    After the revolution in Russia, “the corps was disbanded, but hundreds of volunteers continued their service in the allied forces, with their valor they deserved the title of the Legion of Honor,” the historian said.

    Yeah, the French were unlucky with the extreme president. They lived their own republic and lived.
    Now God forgive the Americans in the wake.
    Theme.V. Putin in Normandy.