” More than three years as head of the Orenburg ataman Alexander Ilyich Dutov its armed struggle countrymen, Orenburg, and united with them Serbian and Bashkir volunteers with the Bolsheviks. His name and his work became better known on both sides of the front that divided the country into two irreconcilable camps. Long time it remained impervious to the Reds, escaping from the enemy’s networks, and again causing an unexpected blow. Dubbed him fight “dutovschinoy, most chieftain, however, like all White Guard leaders, the Bolsheviks tried to provide almost the devil incarnate, blaming unimaginable brutality. Price of these charges is known, especially against the backdrop of the Bolshevik atrocities, but the smoke, as we know, there’s fire.
Bitterness that engulfed the entire country, could not affect the operations chieftain. According to contemporaries, Dutov mercilessly cracking down on sympathetic to the Bolsheviks. When the saboteur-braked locomotive fireman, stoker Dutov ordered to bind him, and he immediately frozen. For a similar misdemeanor driver was hung on the pipe locomotive. Ataman himself explained the cruelty and terror of war as: “When at stake the existence of a huge state, I will not stop and before executions.
These shootings – not revenge, but only a last resort action, and then for me anyway, the Bolsheviks and the Bolsheviks, the soldiers and officers who own and others’. Autumn of 1919 the army of Kolchak, which included the Cossacks Dutova, retreated under the blows of the Reds.