Russian-Caucasian War

Russian-Caucasian War
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If the struggle of the Highlanders against the Russians in Kuban was most often manifested in lightning and unexpected raids, on the Black Sea coast the situation was somewhat different. There was a real "partisan" war. The Circassians exhausted the garrisons of the Russian fortifications, forcing the soldiers several times a night to run out on the parapet in anticipation of an attack, which they usually made, finally tormenting them with empty nightly alarms that sometimes lasted for entire months. Knowing the presence of artillery in the Russian fortifications, they kept at a safe distance, sufficient to get from a gun into some of the sentry sentry. About this wrote to his brother Decembrist A.A., who served in the Gelendzhik fortification. Bestuzhev-Marlinsky: “You served in the Caucasus for a long time, and you do not
Russian-Caucasian WarIf the struggle of the Highlanders against the Russians in Kuban was most often manifested in lightning and unexpected raids, on the Black Sea coast the situation was somewhat different. There was a real "partisan" war. The Circassians exhausted the garrisons of the Russian fortifications, forcing the soldiers several times a night to run out on the parapet in anticipation of an attack, which they usually made, finally tormenting them with empty nightly alarms that sometimes lasted for entire months. Knowing the presence of artillery in the Russian fortifications, they kept at a safe distance, sufficient to get from a gun into some of the sentry sentry. About this wrote to his brother Decembrist A.A., who served in the Gelendzhik fortification. Bestuzhev-Marlinsky:

“You served in the Caucasus for a long time, and you do not suspect, I think, the existence of these serfs, or at least her life. She sits by the sea, by the bay, has 2 battalions of the garrison. even sentries on the shaft. " (One battalion of the Russian army at that time numbered from 800 to 1200 people).

And despite the fact that the Gelendzhik garrison’s relations with the neighboring tribes were more or less friendly, compared to the fortresses located to the south. In Gagra, for example, the situation was even worse. According to the same Marlinsky, “you cannot stick your nose out of the shaft, and in the fortress itself to go - the bullets of enemies from the surrounding rocks beat people even on beds”.
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