6 May 2012

Alexander Suvorov. Russia

Alexander Suvorov
Aleksandr Suvorov.
Александр Васильевич Суворов.

Stamp of USSR, 1955.
My collection.

* Alexander Suvorov, Count Suvorov of Rymnik, Prince in Italy, Count of the Holy Roman Empire (1729 (1730) – 1800), was the fourth and last generalissimo of the Russian Empire. He was one of the few generals in history (along with Alexander the Great, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, and Genghis Khan) who had never lost a battle.
His sayings: "What is difficult in training will become easy in a battle",
"The bullet is a mad thing, only the bayonet knows what it is about",
"Perish yourself but rescue your comrade!".

* Aleksandr Vassiljevitš Suvorov (1729 (1730) – 1800) oli Venemaa Keisririigi väejuht, üks vähestest, kelle juhtimisel ei kaotatud ühtki lahingut.

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