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Cadets: how was formed the military elite of the country
Material posted: Publication date: 15-08-2016
August 21, 1943, Stalin published the decree about creation of the Suvorov schools. The military received their primary school, and the Union appealed to the Imperial military heritage.

Suvorov tradition

The victory of the red army in the battle of Kursk was the beginning of the history of the Suvorov military school. The creation of the Suvorov schools was a measure for rebuilding the economy, liberated from German occupation". Stalin looked to the future of the Soviet stray childhood and found nothing better than to turn to the traditions of the past. The denial of Imperial history, with its military traditions in the past – officers, who before 1917 were entitled to life and work. Soviet children - the right to wear scarlet stripes with a proud inscription "SUV". The name of Stalin without fear mentioned together with the name of Alexander Suvorov: "We are Stalin's sons, we are great - grandchildren of Suvorov!", – sing children of war.

"The city of Gorky, which brought together orphans"

Suvorov classes were created for the education and training of soldiers of the red Army, partisans – people who died at the hands of the Germans.

By 1943, the Great Patriotic war has gained a huge number of orphans and pupils of boarding schools. 1 Dec 1943 in nine war-torn cities began to act Suvorov military school. They took more than four thousand guys in the "red Star" published an article to explain to the Soviet people the main burden of the Decision dated 21 August: "caring for the children of soldiers, children orphaned, at the school they will find fatherly care, the shelter home and will receive a lifetime profession in the ranks of the red Army in officer rank. Pupils will not only complete secondary education, but elementary knowledge of military Affairs, they will be worthy of a Soviet officer. The whole system of education will be constructed so that the beginning of the military is absorbed into the sweat and blood of pupils from the early years. However, great attention will be paid to instilling the necessary cultural and social skills."

In our time, the Soviet drive for a decent device, kids left without parents remains a postulate. Suvorov schools aim to provide to the state a decent military force, filling the ranks of the Russian army heroes wars, officers on the model of the soldiers of Suvorov's campaigns. But if you think about it, the main advantage of Suvorov schools is attention to the fates of children who have lost parents. Someone will say: small fee? Maybe, but fee - for Chechnya, Afghanistan, for a childhood without childhood. A good tradition.

"Are you ready to defend the Homeland?"

Training cadets originates from the Imperial military academies. In the mandatory courses include not only standard school subjects. Go to a military school after the eighth grade, at the age of 14-15 years.

To the recruitment of future officers are extremely strict, and it's not so much the level of knowledge. Critical – adolescence is rarely the key to a clear understanding that the March pace is not only a tribute to beauty, but mainly military discipline. In practice, the Suvorov schools, is required professional selection – an attempt to draw a psychological portrait of the future cadets. The aptitude test is not Patriotic merit with the main question: "are you Ready to defend the Homeland?". It is more important to know where the applicant would cross the street if she weren't crowded with cars. Professional selection is not the only test for the future of the officer, ahead of a haircut, kilometers on the parade ground and the PA. Ballroom dancing – a tribute to the time and the only contact with the female world. Ball "discos" are held once a quarter, let them only for good performance. The ability to engage in the Foxtrot and waltz is estimated at the level of other military and General subjects.

It is worth considering how many cadets in the entire history of Suvorov military school met on the floor of your destiny?

The lesson of courage

Shattering conventional ideas about the first day within the walls of educational institutions, officers ' faculty offers a newly admitted and returning from leave cadets a lesson of courage. The story of the courage of the Russian Army, about the science of winning. A retrospective of military glory from ancient times to the present day.

The ninth of may

Participation of cadets in the may 9 Victory day Parade is a tradition with a history. For the first time the cadets marched on red Square June 24, 1945. Passed and recorded: "the day of the Victory Parade on 24 June 1945 To the embankment of the Moscow river, where we build out in place of the formation of troops, we drove a convoy of vehicles. It was drizzling rain, but thousands of people on the streets welcomed us along the way. At 9 a.m. a combined regiment of cadets takes his place in the second row, next to the fountain of Victory. We got wet not only from rain but from the spray of the fountain". The presence of the cadets on the red Square honorable and important. Students are waiting for may 9, learn to pull the toe, to beat the drums, people turn their heads to the extreme. And military leadership each year a United front asserts the right of young generation to participate in the parade of the Victory Parade.

"We are Russians – God with us"

Among cadets of the Imperial Cadet Corps, the clergy were not rare, the Law of God in the Russian Empire was a natural discipline. Among the graduates of Suvorov military schools of the Soviet period, the clergy were not observed. And yet the faith cadets carried through the entire Soviet period. Since the collapse of the USSR the number of cadets and clergy increased. That Orthodox faith in the honor of the cadets was reflected in the choice of location for the initiation of future officers in cadets. Every year, August 25, at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, you will encounter walking system guys in black uniforms with scarlet stripes. And if you want to get in touch with the story of Suvorov, see, built by Alexander Suvorov, the Church of St. Basil the Great, Suvorov, go in Procession.

Suvorov forever

Former cadets does not happen. The unions on the basis of General Suvorov last created outside of time. Desire to be close to the inherent military man. Common childhood within the walls of the Suvorov military school teaches charity – witness the many charitable organizations to assist the disabled and war veterans. "Suvorov brotherhood is sacred. And although we are now close to seventy, but at the first sound of the trumpet cadets will go to meet his brothers."


Source: http://russian7.ru/post/7-tradicij-suvorovskix-uchilishh/


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