I hate the Communist Party chapter 157
Vannovsky’s retirement ceremony was extravagant.
Some say it was surprising to consider that Nikolai II, who took power since the former Emperor Alexander III left for recuperation on the Crimean Peninsula, had so far held this kind of event as modestly as possible.
“It looks like your Majesty took the minister of war very special.”
“Isn’t it anyway? Lately, you seem to be paying a lot of attention to the military, but you must have had to spend a lot of time with the war minister while working on the related work.”
“Well, didn’t Minister Van Knowsky say it? There are only two alliances in the Russian Empire. Army and Navy. Your Majesty must have had more faith in our military than the diplomats who only spoke.”
Satisfied expressions appeared on the faces of various military personnel, including the commander of the Saint Petersburg military district present.
Some of them had seen the tsar, who preferred diplomatic solutions to military action from the days of the prince to the present, and were worried that the state of the dignity that had rapidly suppressed the Andijan rebellion in his days had disappeared.
There were also many people who were concerned about whether they trusted the foreign ministry more than the military.
It wasn’t just a pride fight between government departments.
In the tyrannical monarchy, the favor of the monarch was directly related to much more budget, social position, and hospitality than before.
On the contrary, officials under the control, including Foreign Minister Ger, who attended on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were forced to harden a little.
To add to the exaggeration, this retirement ceremony was the next most spectacular level, just after the coronation ceremony, which declared that Nikolai was officially crowned the tsar.
Officials in the rest of the department were looking with enviable eyes at Vannowsky, who was still smiling.
Even though I was barely retiring at the age of looking at 80, retirement was retirement anyway.
Bite, who had just said a short greeting with Van Knowsky and sat down at her seat, was clearly demonstrating that a person can speak words with facial expressions.
This is because if any person sees his face now, the word ‘envy’ would come to mind.
While the participants or participants of the event were thinking of these various thoughts, a march to announce the position of Nikolai II, another main character of the day, rang out.
Nikolai II, who entered with applause from those who gathered here, approached Vannovsky with a smile.
Unlike his father, Alexander III, who had a whopping 190cm tall and the appearance suited to it, Nikolai was difficult to say that it was 170cm tall, but his confident attitude and what he had done so far made it look bigger than his original body. there was.
One of the words of the people who met him in person and spoke with him was that he was indeed a son of a man who was called Hercules of Romanov.
Nikolai, who whispered something in his ear, shaking hands with Vannowsky smiling face, soon climbed onto the platform.
The unscripted speech, a trademark of the Tsar, was already famous in Russia.
In the early days, he spoke without looking at the prepared script, but later, he did not know whether he showed showmanship, but he also showed the appearance of tearing the pre-written script.
Since then, I haven’t climbed up with papers that look like scripts from the beginning.
Even today, the tsar’s hand on the platform was empty.
“Today we gather to celebrate the resignation of a man who has devoted his life to the Russian Empire and wish him a blessing in the future.”
Nikolai has been using only a dignified tone since he was enthroned by the Tsar, but today he was speaking in a polite tone as the seat was the seat.
“Minister Vannovsky has always used his abilities for the empire since 1854, when he emerged in the battle against the old enemies of our Russian Empire against the Turks. From my father, as well as my grandfather, Alexander II. He has always finished his missions far better than expected and has always been the empire’s most powerful sword and the strongest shield.”
As Nikolai finished speaking and pointed at Vannowsky, applause burst out from the attendees.
Because he deserved such praise.
Van Knowski’s face, who was listening to praise and praise, was darker than before.
When Nikolai started talking again before the audience was puzzled by that appearance, they stopped applauding and began to focus on the tsar’s words again.
Grand Duchess Mikhail Alexandrovich shook his head and expressed condolences to the war minister in his heart.
“His achievements were not just about winning battles or wars. Vannovsky was the first pioneer to change military food from perishable bread to biscuits, and thanks to his reforms, the proud soldiers of the Russian Empire were freed from the pain of gastrointestinal diseases caused by the occasional spoiled meal. Not only that, but he showed that he wasn’t the only one who could handle simple military affairs, by boldly organizing local military administrations that were uselessly complex and took a long time for administrative affairs to be processed. I think I would like to tell you all the achievements he has done here, but if that happens, the retirement ceremony won’t end within today, so I’ll finish it at this point. If you are curious about it, it would be better to look at the memoirs of Minister Van Knowsky, which may be published soon.”
As Nikolai finished speaking with a light joke, laughter spread among the crowd.
This is because none of those gathered here did not know what the war minister had done in the military for more than 40 years.
It was enough to say that Vannovsky led the remodeling of the Russian Imperial Army.
Eventually, as the laughter subsided, Tsar resumed his speech by tapping once on the platform.
However, I could feel his tone stronger than he had just before.
“That is why I would like to confer on this occasion to the Minister of the Russian Empire one of the greatest honors in the Russian Empire, Van Knoovsky, the honor he deserves. He will withdraw from the war minister in the future, but will serve as a Senate (senator who advises the Tsar, the highest honorary post of the Russian Empire). He is the first Senate to be appointed by me, Nikolai II, and will be the last Senate to be appointed in this century. Vannovsky, come forward.”
When the Tsar’s words were over, the gaze of the left turned to the Minister of War, or Vannovsky, who is now Senator Senat.
He headed for the tsar with a step that seemed to be impatient to be the one who was granted the honor that any Russian Empire would dream of.
Vannowsky’s face, who soon stood in front of the tsar, was not visible from the positions of the crowd who could only see his back, but as the tsar has a kind smile, it is expected that he also has a face similar to Nikolai, who gave him this honor. Became.
“Vannovsky, you will now be given generous advice to me, who is still inexperienced in ruling the Russian Empire, and empowered to stand by my side whenever I go wrong. In the future, as Senator Senate, not the Minister of War, I am able to deal with the overall state administration, not just military-related affairs, so I look forward to my ability to keep up with what it has shown so far.”
“… … I didn’t even dare imagine that you would give me this honor, Your Majesty.”
“Haha, they said that these days are a surprise. Let’s talk about the details after this event.”
“I think this is a burdensome burden for an old man who is falling behind in the same era, Your Majesty.”
However, Vannovsky’s humility was buried in the cheers bursting from behind.
“Congratulations, Minister! No, Senator!”
“Long live Van Noowski! Long live His Majesty! Long live the Russian Empire!”
These cheers erupted from military personnel sitting in their seats.
What kind of seat is Senat?
Although the administrative reforms that took place in the days of Alexander II did not have the same real power as when Peter the Great was founded, it was still nominally the highest legislative and administrative institution, and was a dream of any person serving the empire.
As such, the fact that Nikolai had appointed Vannovsky as Senator Senate had no choice but to come close to military personnel.
Wasn’t that the first Nikolai appointed since becoming a tsar?
The cheers that began with military personnel soon spread to those who attended the retirement ceremony, and the shouts that shouted across the department made it impossible for Vannovsky to dare to reject the tsar’s words.
However, some of the people here were not cheering except for the Tsar and the former war minister.
They were unusually high-ranking ministers, with the exception of Grand Duke Mikhail.
If you simply think about it, it could be said that they didn’t send cheers because of jealousy, but their expressions were far from being jealous.
Rather, it could be said that it was close to feelings of fear and sigh.
Treasury secretary Bite’s complexion was almost pale and darkened, and the foreign secretary Ger’s expression was reminiscent of the face when something ominous but not exactly what it was.
In addition, ministers from other departments were also making bitter expressions alone among their subordinates who were cheering.
And Grand Duke Mikhail, who was watching such an appearance, shook his head and spoke words expressing their feelings.
“It seems that Bunge and Vishnetgraski saved even a country in a previous life.”
In the light of the current situation, it seemed that the two would be the only ones who realized real retirement.
* * *
Well, it’s really refreshing.
After Vannovsky’s retirement ceremony two weeks ago—and a new beginning—I felt like I was sick.
This is because I was able to clean up the atmosphere inside the military, which was showing signs of runaway in Central Asia by using him as a punishment for the rebellious traitor who dared to lie to me and gave me a paper bomb.
Vannovsky’s first job as Senate was to send him to Central Asia, where he began his military career and where he began to build his reputation.
When he was a war minister, he was cautious about sending dispatch because of his other duties or positions in his position, but now it was different.
The troops stationed in Central Asia have no longer made fun of their mouths right after the old commander’s visit to write a myth at the place where they stepped out.
Not only that, but the dissatisfaction that arose among high-ranking military officers seemed to have faded to some extent, seeing that Vannovsky, located at the top of the military pyramid, was treated as the highest honorary position.
Nothing can reveal that I care about the military as much as the person at the top of the military pyramid receives the highest honorary position.
I recalled a conversation with Van Knowsky in his office two weeks ago after his retirement ceremony ended.
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