When the Russian "is not the number and skill" won
Since ancient times, the Russian army is known for its strength and power. But of particular value are winning the battles in which the enemy had a numerical superiority. And such masterly military operations in the Russian army a lot.
Battle of the Neva
In mid-summer 1240 the Swedish army, backed by allied forces, is located near the River Neva. They began to march toward a small number of detachment of Novgorod prince Alexander Yaroslavich. The mood of the Russian squad was fighting. It was then that the prince said to his warriors cry that went on to become an aphorism: "Brothers! Unable to God, but in truth! "
According to historical records, the Swedish army consisted of 4-5 thousand people, while a detachment of Russian - 1200-1400 soldiers. But even with the numerical advantage the Swedes did not survive the onslaught and fled. Their commander was wounded by a Russian prince. For taking in this epochal battle bravery of Alexander he was nicknamed "Nevsky".
The Battle of Kulikovo
This fateful battle was decisive in the confrontation of the Horde and Russia. The reason for action was the fact that the Grand Duke Dmitry refused to increase the size of the tribute. Khan undertook a military campaign. Russian prince managed to gather an army, includes several regiments. According to various historical records, in the battle came together 40-70 thousand Russian and 90-150 thousand soldiers of the Horde. The defeat weakened the Horde and triggered its collapse.
The Battle of the young
With the first attempt Crimean Khan Dowlet Girey could not conquer the capital. In 1571 it burned Moscow, but did not enter into it. A year later, with the support of the Ottomans, he again went on a campaign, but had to make a stop 40 km to the south of Moscow, close to the village youth. In the annals it reflected that Khan gave 120,000th army, but historically confirmed the figure of 60,000. Nevertheless Crimean Turkish detachment had weighty numerical superiority over the 20000th Russian army. Prince Michael Vorotynsky managed to lure the enemy into a trap and caught him by surprise, to defeat. During the four days of fighting almost all of the enemy infantry were destroyed. From Russian guns killed the son, grandson and son of Devlet Giray.
Battle of the young - a unique battle, unparalleled in military history - the Russian soldiers not only blocked the way to the enemy capital, and from the rear imposed on Khan's troops battle to approach her. Moscow defenders were able to survive in the fierce battle, drain the enemy forces in the strategically important point dealt a decisive blow.
Battle of Moscow
In 1612, the Battle of Moscow was a decisive episode of the Time of Troubles. militia forces under the command of Minin and Pozharsky fought with the army of Hetman Chodkiewicz. The numerical superiority of the Polish-Lithuanian troops was obvious - 12,000 against the 8000 Russian. At the beginning of the battle, they strongly pressed the Russian army. But, according to eyewitnesses, as reflected in the chronicles of the time, the Russian team was able to raise the morale of his players. The subsequent counteroffensive has brought confusion in the enemy's camp, and put them to flight. At this point, all the plans of the Poles and Lithuanians to seize the Moscow state were permanently destroyed.
Brilliant naval victories over the Turks in 1770 a naval battle took place in the Bay of Cesme (in the midst of the Russian-Turkish War). The Russian fleet was much less in the amount of Turkish ships - 30 against 73. But, having decided to attack, quickly secured a strategic advantage. Russian sailors managed to set fire to the flagship of the enemy, and then to organize a massive fire of the Turkish fleet. The victory allowed the Russian to break the Turkish communications in the Aegean Sea and to ensure the blockade of the Dardanelles. Reflection brilliant military action was and BATTLE OF TENDRA, which took place in 1790. Confident in the defeat of the Naval Fleet of Russia Turkish leader Hassan Pasha decided to capture and put forth their hand to the Cape Tendra. For it was a complete surprise approach of the Russian squadron, which was headed by Fyodor Ushakov. Even the numerical superiority did not save the Turks - in the battle came together 45 Turkish ships against 37 Russian. Army Hassan Pasha tried to escape, but the wards Ushakova already deployed attack. Russian managed to pull out of the fight all the ships of the Turkish fleet flagship and morally destroy the rest of the enemy troops, without losing a single ship.
The capture of the fortress of
The conquest of the Turkish fortress of Izmail Izmail - a reflection of the military genius of the commander Suvorov. No matter how many of her earlier stormed the fortress defied the onslaught of Russian generals. Suvorov been carefully preparing the siege - works with the troops taking wooden models simulating the walls of the fortress. Before the storm between the Russian and Turkish generals struck up an interesting correspondence. Suvorov announced an ultimatum: "I came here with the troops. Twenty-four hours to think it over - and will. My first shot - already bondage. Sturm - death. " But the Turks were not going to give up. Aydozle Mehmet Pasha replied: "Most of the Danube will flow back and the sky will fall to the ground than surrender Ishmael." Despite the confidence of the Turks in their abilities, in less than 12 hours, they were dropped from the walls of the fortress, and the city was taken by the Russian military. The siege took part 31 000 Russian soldiers and resisted them 35000th Turkish army. The Battle of Borodino battle between Russian and French August 6, 1812 agreed 120,000th army Kutuzov and 137,000th Napoleon's troops. For historians the outcome of the Battle of Borodino is a matter of discussion. Many agree that neither party achieved a decisive advantage. Nevertheless, this one-day battle was the bloodiest. The French army, leaving the battlefield for nearly a quarter of its members, has lost its fighting capacity.
The Battle of Elisavetpolem
This is one of the key moments of the Russian-Persian war of 1826-1828. The victory won by Russian Ivan Paskevich, led the army of the Persians, led by Abbas Mirza, - reflection of brilliant generalship making. During hostilities the Persians were in the ravine, at which point Paskevich lightning crafted tactics perform counterattack. The enemy did not help even the numerical superiority - 35,000 Persians forgive 10 thousand Russian. Skilful tactical and strategic actions of the soldiers pushed Paskevich enemies, turning them to flight.
The glorious victory of Russian
Battle of Shipka, in August 1877: 6000 Russian and Bulgarian soldiers repulsed the 30,000th Ottoman army. Battle of Sarıkamış, 1914: Army led by General Przheval'skiy withstood the onslaught of superior strength for rival forces pushed with the arrival of Turkish reinforcements and took part in their environment.
Battle of klyastitsy, July 1812: Russian troops, numbering 17,000 men under the command of Lieutenant-General Wittgenstein defeated the French army, numbering 28 thousand people. Thus, they did not give the enemy to invade the imperial capital St. Petersburg. It was the first major victory of the Russian army in the 1812 war. Azov seat, June 7, 1641: 8000 and the Don Cossacks repulsed the fortress of Azov, which was precipitated by 200-250 thousand military Turkish-Tatar troops. The battle near the town of Kozludzhi, June 9, 1774: 24000th Russian army under Suvorov and Kamensky won over 40000th Turkish army. It was one of the strategic wins during the Russian-Turkish War of 1768-1774, it has determined the outcome of the Russian-Turkish war, forcing the Ottoman Empire sign a peace treaty.
The Battle of the River Kalalah, April 3, 1774: two regiments of Cossacks, numbering about a thousand people pitched 25000th Tatar horde of the Crimean Khan Devlet Giray.
Battle of Shengrabene, November 3, 1805: six-thousand detachment eight o'clock repelled the attack 30000th French army. At the same time Russian not only survived, but also able to join the bulk of the army and fully continue fighting.