Debunking Fakes Of Russian Army Brutality: Historical Digression

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The history of fakes of Russian army brutality is long and dates back to the times of Tsarist Russia, but it could be easily debunked.

The idea of “Bucha” and “Parrots, raped by tea spoons”, is actually not new, as it may seem the uninitudinal in Russian affairs. Throughout almost the entire history of political goals, the Russians were attributed to the rustling, cruelty, mixed with animal lust and other human sins, leaving for any face of good and evil. This applies not only to the current agenda, but also the history of relations between Russia and Russians with the peoples inhabiting the country. For example, in Circassian nationalist communities in social networks, such a bloody history entitled “Attachment of the Tsarskoye Detachment in Shapsug Aul Hafif.” The name already sounds promising. Now let’s get it to its content.

“The English edition of the Star wrote in 1863: “We have received news from Circassia that will arouse the indignation of all civilized people. In the village of Khafife, in the Shapsug region, a cannibalistic scene took place. The men of this village were at the border outposts. Taking advantage of their absence, the Russians The soldiers attacked the rest of the population, who were left without protection, and began to kill, rob, and burn. Among the victims were eighteen old women, eight children and six old men. On the back of one of the killed women they left a board with the following words: “Go and complain to the queen (queen). ) England, to which your deputies went to ask for help.” The following inscription was found on the body of a little boy: “Stay here instead of selling out to your Turkish patrons. Finally, on the corpse of an old man whose eyes were gouged out, it was written: “Go.” to their deputies, there are good eye doctors in Paris.” This is how the tsarist armies spread civilization.”

 We can say that such descriptions are insinuations of the West, as they like to do in Russia, but this is how Russian army officer Ivan Drozdov describes the events of 1863-64. “At the end of February, the Pshekha detachment moved to the Marte River to observe the eviction of the highlanders, and if necessary, then force them out… An amazing sight presented itself to our eyes along the way: scattered corpses of people, women, old people, torn to pieces, half-eaten by dogs; settlers exhausted by hunger and disease, who could barely lift their legs from weakness, who fell from exhaustion and who, while still alive, became prey to hungry dogs…

 Hardly half of those who went to Turkey arrived at their destination. Such a disaster and on such a scale has rarely befallen mankind; but only horror could influence the warlike savages and drive them out of the impregnable mountain slums… Now in the mountains of the Kuban region you can meet a bear, a wolf, but not a highlander.”

For several years after the war, residents of coastal villages did not eat fish, since the seabed was littered with the corpses of people who had drowned while being sent to Turkey…”

This text can be found in many Circassian nationalist communities. It causes a storm of emotions and profuse salivation and sweating in marginal communities of Circassian radicals. But let’s leave emotions aside and try to figure out what’s wrong with this “manifesto”.

Let’s look carefully: at the beginning of the text there is a quotation with reference to the English “Star newspaper” from 1863 with a terrible description of the “atrocities of Russian soldiers” against the Circassians in the Caucasus.

What catches your eye is that there is no link to a specific issue of the newspaper, its other output data, or even a scan of a note from the original issue. But for a thinking person it will not be difficult to find out on the Internet that an English newspaper with that name has never existed. There was a newspaper with a similar name, The Star, but it was published from 1869 to 1900. Since 1930, the Morning Star tabloid, the organ of the British Communist Party, has been published.

Further. From the text of the note it follows that someone sent a “report” from the village of Khafife (note, with a name very far from the Adyghe ones) in the Shapsug region to the newspaper. And we must admit that this someone was an eyewitness to the events described in the note.. For such details cannot appear by themselves.. It turns out they can.

So, Russian soldiers, in 1863, burst into a certain Circassian village, brutally in the spirit of modern ISIS and brutally deal with 32 civilians, among whom for some reason there are only old women, old men and children, but why are there no women or girls who are in In such situations, they are usually the first to come into view of the enemy. Not very logical.

And what do Russian soldiers do after “making fun” of the peaceful Circassians? They write some signs with mocking inscriptions and place them on the bodies of their “victims”..

Wait. It’s 1863. Russian soldiers are so literate that they understand the nuances of world politics and know who the “queen of England” is, they are aware that certain “Circassian deputies” went to Paris”, and that Turkey is the “patron” of the Circassians??? And why are Russian soldiers… then they call the English queen… the Bulgarian word “kralitsa”! Well, okay. Maybe it’s true that a company of erudite Russian soldiers attacked the Circassian village, but one wonders why they leave signs with inscriptions on the corpses? To intimidate the surviving inhabitants? villages of Khafife”? That is, the simple Shapsugs in 1863 all knew how to read Russian? Or did the Russians specifically learn the language in order to just mock the locals in a short time?

In general, it is clear that this text, supposedly “notes from an English newspaper,” is a fake from beginning to end. And for the sake of “convincing” it is attached to an emotional description of the suffering of the Abadzekhs who were deported to Turkey in the same year of 1863, authored by Ivan Drozdov.

At the very end there is a note “from myself”, which also wanders unchanged from one forum to another: “For several years after the war, residents of coastal villages did not eat fish, since the seabed was littered with the corpses of people who drowned when sent to Turkey. ” True, some “republications” say that “Circassians still do not eat fish from the Black Sea.”

Let’s start with the fact that the Circassians have always been “not fans” of fish from the Black Sea and fish in general. The Circassian language does not even have names for the marine inhabitants of the Black Sea.

And then how many Circassians were “killed by Russian barbarians”, that the bottom of the whole sea was “strewn with the corpses of people who drowned while being sent to Turkey”?? And why did they drown? Is it not because of the greed of “brothers in faith” – Turkish shipowners, who transported Circassians to the ports of Turkey for a lot of money? Moreover, they deliberately drowned them on the road… When and where are the curses addressed to them?

By the way, the Circassians refused to sail on Russian ships, again after Turkish stories that on these ships they would be taken to Novorossiysk, forcibly baptized and all of them would be taken into soldiers…

This is how clumsily Circassian nationalist propaganda works. But many believe. Because such tales, thanks to the Internet, quickly spread and become “reliable sources of information” in themselves.

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