The entire history of the Russian state (whatever its name may be during the various periods of its existence) is permeated by a continuous chain of trials, deprivations, wars. But there is no war without victory, and every Russian person with pride in their ancestors realizes that the words "Russia" and "victory" have always stood side by side.
Whoever comes to us with a sword will lie on the ground
There is no long period without wars in the long historical path of our Motherland. Everyone came to our land. The aggressors have always been attracted by the boundless expanses of our fields, the wealth of our bowels, and the country's favorable geographical position. But they all did not take into account the main factor - the mysterious Russian soul. This factor became decisive, and it was thanks to the breadth, nobility and features of this very Russian soul that our people won victory after victory. Hundreds of thousands of conquerors came to our land and in our land: the Batu hordes, Polish legions, Napoleonic regiments, Hitler divisions ... It’s hard to mention everyone, but the Russians honor the glorious deeds of their heroes!
Our great ancestors proved that the Russian people are invincible. With blood, then, at the cost of an incredible exertion of strength and great hardships, grandfathers and great-grandfathers forged victories in the Kulikovo field and in the steppes near Poltava; defended Sevastopol and took Paris; they burned Moscow with their own hands and stormed Vienna; drenched in blood near Smolensk, stood to death in Brest and near Volokolamsk, finished off the fascist beast in Berlin.
What is invincibility?
Yes, the Russian people are invincible (proven by history). But what is it like to be an invincible people? How is this achieved, due to what? If you think about it, there are several inextricably linked things:
- Invincible people are people. The most ordinary, the simplest. They can treat rulers in completely different ways (sometimes even negatively), they can have completely different political or religious views, belong to completely different nationalities, but they all stand shoulder to shoulder if they need to defend their homeland. And in this single impulse, they sometimes do the impossible, winning contrary to circumstances and common sense. Any war brings thousands of unknown exploits of these nameless heroes.
- Invincible people are prominent leaders and military leaders. Alexander Nevsky and Dmitry Donskoy, Ivan the Terrible, Minin and Pozharsky, Peter I and Catherine the Great, Suvorov, Kutuzov, Bagration, Nakhimov, Benkendorf, Brusilov, Budyonny, Kotovsky, Rokossovsky, Konev, Zhukov, Stalin - these and many thousands of other military leaders and rulers took responsibility to lead people into battle and forged Victory.
- The invincible people are the rear. When men take up arms and go to war, and their place is taken by wives and children. To cultivate the land, to work in factories, to treat the wounded and to care for the weak, to supply the front with everything necessary - all this exorbitant burden falls on the fragile shoulders of those remaining. This is a very difficult responsibility, it is a huge difficulty, but if there is a strong rear, if there is where to return after the war, then the participants will definitely return with a victory. Proven historically!
- The invincible people are us. We are now living; we, for whose sake all those accomplishments of our grandfathers and great-grandfathers were, we are that invincible people! As long as we remember their accomplishments, until we forget their feat, while we understand the whole value of their life, nobody can break us, because we have a particle of them.
Unity of the people
And under no circumstances should we forget that our strength is in our unity. It doesn’t matter at all what surname one or another person had and what nationality he was. Barclay de Tolly, Bagration, Benckendorf, Kappel, Baghramyan, Stalin - they were all no less Russian than Menshikov, Nakhimov, Suvorov, Kutuzov, Samsonov, Zhukov. Because they all fought for their homeland - for Russia. They grew up for that country in which they were born, and for which they considered it an honor to fight and die. And the flag above the Reichstag was hoisted by the Smolensk Mikhail Yegorov, the Ukrainian Alexei Berest and the megrel Meliton Kantaria. Remember: when a nation is one - it is invincible!
Peace be with you!