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The perfect storm in the Aleutian Islands. Operation Cottage

The perfect storm in the Aleutian Islands. Operation Cottage

In August 1943, the American army completed the liberation of the Aleutian Islands from Japanese occupation. The final of this campaign was Operation Cottage, one of the most unusual and strange in the Pacific ...
Barge haulers of Russia and Europe

Barge haulers of Russia and Europe

The inhabitants of Russia are familiar with the barge haulers from the famous painting by Ilya Repin "Barge Haulers on the Volga". But this profession existed not only in Russia, it was international ...
Masonic liberalism in Russia

Masonic liberalism in Russia

What relation did the "free masons" movement have to liberalism in Russia? The answer to the question is very important in the context of the general topic ...
The flowering of noble liberalism in Russia

The flowering of noble liberalism in Russia

As the first nobleman of Russia, Emperor Alexander was at the same time a fully convinced supporter of all the basic principles of liberalism. And all because his educator was a citizen ...
How Dmitry Ivanovich destroyed the Horde army on the Vozha river

How Dmitry Ivanovich destroyed the Horde army on the Vozha river

The Battle of the Vozhe was of great military and political importance. The Grand Duke of Moscow openly challenged the Mamai Horde. Showed the strength of his army. He was able to unite the forces of North-Eastern Russia. New ...
How Romania propelled the German army

How Romania propelled the German army

German documents show that during the war, Romania almost did not export crude oil, but exported mainly oil products, and some of them were supplied directly to the German army ...
Can Cellini's Venus be faked?

Can Cellini's Venus be faked?

How do scientists determine the authenticity of marble artifacts? Our story will be about this, and it will be illustrated by shots from the movie "How to Steal a Million" and photographs of the most famous kuros ...
The defeat of Wrangel's army in the battle on the Dnieper

The defeat of Wrangel's army in the battle on the Dnieper

The last offensive of the Russian army of Wrangel ended in a heavy defeat. The Whites suffered heavy losses, and the units were drained of blood and demoralized. The White Guards went on the defensive. Red Army,...
Hovburg Palace. Ephesian marble and bronze

Hovburg Palace. Ephesian marble and bronze

Here once stood the city of Ephesus, which was one of the most important cities of antiquity. It was here that the Temple of Artemis stood, which was one of the seven wonders of the world. This city was also the birthplace of the philosopher ...
"Eagles of Catherine"

"Eagles of Catherine"

"I owe to the Orlovs what I am," said Catherine II in 1763 to the French ambassador de Breteuilme ...
History in stone. Scaliger Castle on Lake Garda

History in stone. Scaliger Castle on Lake Garda

Today we are going to Italy, to the small but very picturesque town of Sirmione, located on a long and narrow peninsula, surrounded on all sides by the clear azure waters of Lake Garda ...