Modern Russia, of course, occupies a leading place in the world in ... the number of various "red dates". Today in the country, about 130 professional holidays are celebrated (besides the church). For example, the Day of the Brewer (June 9), the Day of the traffic police (July 3), the Day of PR-specialist (July 27), Day of the realtor (December 15) and so on. The calendar is not rubber, and sometimes 2–3 holidays per day. So, on July 8, the Fisherman's Day and the Day of the Russian Post are celebrated, and on November 18th, respectively, the Day of Rocket Troops and Artillery and ... Birthday of Santa Claus. In a word, as one friend used to say, “look at the calendar, and how can you not drink?”
The holiday, with great fanfare celebrated on February 23, stands apart in this glorious series. At different times, he was called differently. Until the beginning of the 90s of the last century, in the now non-existent state, it was celebrated as the “Day of the Soviet Army and Navy”, since 1993 it has been called the “Day of Defender of the Fatherland”. Given the fact that in the armed forces today serves a lot of the fair sex, the name, in my opinion, is not entirely successful. One could call “The Day of the Russian Army and Navy” or something else, but that’s not the point. Army holidays are celebrated in all countries where armed forces exist. As a rule, they are associated with a SPECIFIC date and with SPECIFIC feats of arms.
The legend about the origin of this red day of the calendar goes back to the first years of the formation of the young Soviet state. Here is what, in particular, can be found in the “Short Course on the History of VKPb,” first published in September 1938: “In response to the cry of the Socialist Homeland in Danger, thrown by the Party and the Soviet government, the working class responded by reinforcing the formation of units of the Red Army. The young detachments of the Red Army — the army of the revolutionary people — heroically repelled the onslaught of the German predator armed to the teeth. Under Pskov and Narva, the German invaders were given a decisive rebuff. Their advance on Petrograd was suspended. The Day of OtPORA to the troops of German imperialism — February 23 — was the birthday of the young Red Army. ” As always with the Bolsheviks, it is neatly, as always, FULL LIE from the first word to the last.
In the annals of military history the description of the valiant defense of Pskov was preserved, but only during the LIVON war, and not at all in the last year of the First World War. For almost five months, from August 1581 to January 1582, the besieged Pskov garrison, headed by voivode Ivan Shuisky, successfully repulsed repeated attempts by the Polish king Stefan Batory to capture the city. In the winter of 1918, everything was exactly the opposite.
On February 18–20, 1918, despite the ongoing peace negotiations in Brest, the German command launched an offensive against the Soviet republic on all fronts, from the Carpathians to the Baltic. German politicians wanted to intimidate intractable Bolsheviks and speed up the signing of a separate peace. At the same time, they did not want to overthrow Ilyich, who had not yet returned the German money spent on the revolution.
Against the German forces, mainly consisting of reservists, sluggishly attacking Narva, a combined sailor detachment of one thousand bayonets under the command of Commissar Pavel Dybenko was sent, who had proven himself to disperse and shoot a peaceful demonstration of Petrograd residents on the opening day of the Constituent Assembly. In the battle of Yamburg, Dybenko’s squad was crushed and fled from positions, forgetting about the fortress of Narva, which covered the capital from the west. On March 3, Dybenko and his sailors refused to carry out a joint offensive against Narva with the soldiers' units. They left positions and “reached” to rear Gatchina, which was 120 km from the front line, and then continued their “heroic” drape right up to Samara, which is much east of the Baltic states. To top it off, the “brothers” got some alcohol tanks on the railroad tracks and merrily celebrated their “victory”. Already on March 6, Dybenko’s detachment was disarmed and recalled.
For the surrender of Narva, flight from positions, refusal to obey the command of the combat sector, for the collapse of discipline, encouragement of drunkenness in a combat situation and for crimes of the post Dybenko was removed from the command of the fleet and expelled from the party. How to know how the inglorious career of a cowardly Commissar would have ended if not for the intercession of his companion on the party of Alexandra Kollontai. Contemporaries of these events did not at all consider the “heroic” drape of Dybenko’s detachment to be a “victory” or a “holiday”. But twenty years after these “illustrious” events, in February 1938, the first Soviet medal “XX years of the Red Army” was established in honor of the anniversary. Many participants of the Civil War were awarded, but Dybenko, the “hero” of those events, did not receive this medal. It will take quite a bit of time, and the brave "warrior" will receive a deserved reward. In the form of 9 grams in the head.
On that same unfortunate day - February 23, 1918 An emergency meeting of the Central Committee of the RSDLP (B) was held, which considered the ultimatum “For the immediate signing of the German conditions” filed by the German command. The overwhelming majority of members of the Central Committee of the RSDLP (b) voted for its signing, since it consisted of German mercenaries under the leadership of Lenin. On the night of February 23-24, the anti-people Central Executive Committee and the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR immediately reported this to the German government. That is, on THIS DAY, the Bolshevik leaders CAPITULATED to the Germans! The Soviet government accepted ALL the conditions of the enemy, namely, rejection of Belarus, the Baltic states, consent to the independence of Finland and Ukraine, payment of a huge contribution, etc.
On March 3, 1918, on behalf of Lenin, the People's Commissariat of State G. Chicherin signed the Brest Peace, degrading and disgraceful for Russia, which A. Denikin called “obscene”. For completely unconscious: “The Brest Peace” legally enshrined CAPITULATION of the Bolsheviks, its 5th paragraph testified to the ELIMINATION of the so-called Red Guard. The consequence of this disgraceful agreement was the unleashing of a fratricidal civil war that claimed the lives of millions of our compatriots. In 1923, at the February Plenum of the EC RCP (b), the Commission, reporting on the results of the inspection of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army (RKKA), did not mention the “holiday” on February 23, but concluded that the Red Army was NOT at all worthless . Prior to 1937, on February 23rd, it was not considered a holiday at all, since “valiant heroes” were still alive.
If we celebrate February 23, then we need to know that this date is the Day of the February bourgeois-democratic revolution, which was subsequently drowned in blood by the October Revolution. In addition, it is this day that should be celebrated not for the followers of the “only true doctrine,” but rather for the true patriots of Russia. It was on February 23, 1918 that the poorly armed volunteers of General L. Kornilov — officers, Cossacks, junkers, and high-school students gave Aksai a red fight. It was in this village that the core of the Volunteer Army was finally formed, ready to fight to the death with the Bolshevik invaders. Although the Volunteer Army was defeated in the face of a superior enemy in an unequal fight, it showed the honor and dignity of true patriots - the soldiers of Russia, the real defenders of the Fatherland.
As for the Red Army, the decree on its formation was signed on January 28, 1918, and the Red Fleet on February 11. The first points of admission to the Red Army in Moscow were opened only on March 1, in other cities they were created during March-April 1918. In other words, on February 23, 1918, NO ONE Red Army unit was created yet. By the way, the day of the creation of the Red Army was initially considered to be March 1 of the same year. But after the Moscow exemplary Soviet regiment named after March 1 (the March regiment) came out on the side of the left SRs during their uprising, they decided to change this date, and for some time it was considered the birthday of the Red Army on January 28.
Above this date (February 23) is a true curse. On this day, February 23, 1944, by order of the famous luminary of all sciences, the deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples began. From places, please note where the Wehrmacht soldier did not go! What really annoyed the leader of all peoples Vainakhs - I do not know. It is only known that during the war the highlanders showed uncommon courage. The Brest Fortress was defended by a regiment formed in the Chechen-Ingushetia. Many Chechens and Ingush were awarded the highest government awards. Hardly anyone will now call the exact number of those who died during that “historical” migration of nations. Is it not the roots of what is happening in the Caucasus?
Looking back at its recent history, we can recall a number of deportations caused by the so-called. "Strategic necessity". In the mid-thirties, for example, on the eve of the expected (but not happening!) War with Japan, Koreans were taken from the Far East to Central Asia. In the same way, cleaning up a possible theater of military operations, Meskheti Turks were taken out of Georgia in 1943 from the Fergana Valley. However, by that time, the Allied Reich Turkey had withdrawn from the war. What relation this may have to Chechnya is not entirely clear. I think that if all the territories where in 1941-1942 were "punished" in this way Wehrmacht soldiers were greeted with bread and salt (remembering the rampage of the NKVD, famine, collectivization, the beating of the clergy, etc.) almost the entire European part of the Union would be destitute. This is so - for Wan, kinship is not remembering.
Of course, I would like to celebrate the TRUE Defender of the Fatherland Day. And in the history of the Russian state there are really truly dates. In Russia, before the Bolshevik coup of 1917, traditionally the Day of the Russian Army was considered the 6th of May holiday - the Day of Saint George, the Patron of Russian soldiers. On this Day, the soldiers of the Russian army participated in parades, on this day they awarded St. George crosses and other awards, on this day they presented and consecrated Banners, and at the end they visited churches and commemorated all the soldiers who died FOR RUSSIA. Since the beginning of the 90s of the last century, this holiday has been annually celebrated in Russia by the Russian Orthodox Church and military-patriotic, Cossack and public associations. I want to believe that someday it will be celebrated by the Russian Army. For those who adhere to the true interpretation of history, February 23 is the day of the NATIONAL DISAPPEARANCE, DIFFICULTY, and CHARITY, and, moreover, is an extra reason for drinking.
P. S. - Damn it, lieutenant, what is it with you!
Where is the military duty, hatred of the enemy ...
- Mr. General, judge for yourself:
I'd love to lie, but I can't ...