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Birthday Basil Chapaeva passed 120 years

February 9 2007

Red commander has long been a character feature films, the hero of legends and anecdotes.
On the same real Chapayev know very little.

Why is the game of checkers called the name of Chapaeva, nobody is surprised. Everyone knows what the commander liked to wave his sword.

The commander of the Red Division Chapaev bravely fought with the white in the Urals. It was there that he died in 1919. But the real hero Vasily Ivanovich began only in 1934, when the brothers Vasilyev removed about brave commander-length film.

Documentary evidence of how man was the legendary Chapaev, left quite a bit. The main Russian archive film and documentary photographs of kilometers from the film chronicles the Civil War, the legendary Divisional Commander meted out only 14 seconds. In the 60-ies accidentally found footage, captured on an unknown Vasily halt in the south Urals. Also, the memory stayed a few photos.

Folk hero Chapaeva made art films. Not immediately comes to mind that the tape is half pranks. Family Chapaev truth about the death of legendary Vasily Ivanovich told his colleagues from Hungary.

Great-granddaughter Chapayev Vasilisa said: "Father was wounded in the stomach, head and hand. He entered an order bleeding Chapaeva cross a river. While performing a task, he died.
The woman says that her grandmother came to the letter.

People reported that they saw Vasily alive. In fact, the divisional commander was buried somewhere on the banks of the Ural River. In his youth Chapaev sang in the choir, an orderly Petka was an ordinary soldier in the division, and Anya-machine-gunner's name was Mary.

While Chapaev fought in the First World, it threw the first wife. As long as the civil war, went to another and the second wife.

Daughter Chapayev Claudia says: "The Stepmother was a rogue, what anybody says. She twisted love with the chief of artillery depot, which was younger than her 10 years.

There were disputes about what it was Chapaev actually, and what never was. The museum has a great general said that after he was wounded, he was limping and the horse is not ridden.

According to historians, Chapaev Frunze wrote a letter in which he requested that a car or motorcycle. As soon as reliable information got into the people, a legend was born.

Director of the museum house Chapayev Valentine Brovenchikova said: "There are stories that Vasily was a car garage. There was even a version that he had collected them.

Chess-Draughts Federation debunk the myth does not intend to have a different strategy. Members of the organization say that Chapayev could not ride a horse, but the tactics of the game from the commander was unique. NTV reports.

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