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The Chess-composition, Dedicated to the
300th Anniversary of Russian Navy's Foundation.
THE DEFENSE of SEVASTOPOL-
The Tragic Heroic Page
of Russian Navy's
|The Whites: Defenders of Syevastopol.
King: The Russian Naval Admiral. The image is concepted by the images
of the Russian Admirals: V.Kornilov and P.Nakhimov.
Queen: This is a collective image of "The Sisters of
Mercy" (military nurses). A lot of Russian Women, either noble and
mere, became the nurse-volunteers for hospitals, saving many lives.
Officers: Russian Naval Officers who left
their ships for defending the city along with mere marines.
The Knights: Horses, used
for defending the fortress.
Rooks: These are the images
of Russian battleships which were sunk in the Bay of Syevastopol, in order
to make it impassable for hostile manowars.
Pawns: Russian marines
|The middle 19th century.
Russia was involved into a war for its Southern frontiers against Turkey.
The Turks were being supported by Britain and France.
The corruption and unfaithfulness rooted
in the bosom of the Russian authorities. The price for that reason had
to pay Russian patriots and mere people. Only because of their heroism
and patriotism, Russia could stand against the enemy. The most significant
contribution was made by the defenders of Syevastopol and the Black Sea
"...The ancient bloody- minded enemies
Have come again, united for the battle
And half 'the world's encompassed
Of war. And scarlett light of
Is laid upon the deeds of peaceful
King: The 31st Turkish Sultan Abdhul-Mejid
(1823-1861).After the war with Russia Turkey entered the,
so-called, "European Concert" (union) and the Sultan had
accepted the emperor's title.
Queen: An English Lady. This image
symbolyzes the fact that Britain used to be the primordial
and Ultimate ally and councellor of Turkey in its campaign
Officers: British and French Naval Officers.
Knights: Horses,being brought by
adversaries on the ships and used in landbattles.
sail- and steam-propelled
manowars, which were more
maneuverable than Russian
soldiers and marines, who
represented the majority
among the enemies sieged
The Board:The board: there is a sail-steamer on
the one side of it. On the other side there is the defending bulwark of
Syevastopol. On the front side there is a three- mast ship carrying St.
Andrew flag. All these are surrounded with carved leaves that are symbolising
the land - the only dream and the final destination of a sailor.
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