Germans in North America: Operation Kurt

Germans in North America: Operation Kurt

The only known operation of the Wehrmacht in North America is associated with the installation of the German automatic weather station “Kurt” in Canada...
“The Russians will tear themselves with their own claws”

“The Russians will tear themselves with their own claws”

Ukrainianism was created by the Poles, accepted by Ukrainian-minded Russian intellectuals who played the Ukrainian chimera, brought to its feet by the Germans and formally enshrined by the Bolsheviks, who created the Ukrainian SSR...
How Spain lost Cuba

How Spain lost Cuba

Several wars, rivalry with the United States and the loss of Cuba - this is how the once great Spain faded away...
How the Russian army ended up in France

How the Russian army ended up in France

210 years ago, the Russian army, led by Emperor Alexander Pavlovich, launched an offensive on French soil from Switzerland. Other allied armies also invaded French territory...
Mikhail Skopin-Shuisky: confrontation with the Tushins

Mikhail Skopin-Shuisky: confrontation with the Tushins

The troops of False Dmitry II, having defeated the Shuisky brothers and other governors, soon besieged the capital. By August 1608, the situation of the besieged was already unbearable, something urgently needed to be done....
Expedition to the ancestors. Downstream and upstream

Expedition to the ancestors. Downstream and upstream

The beginning of the predynastic period coincided in time with the Neolithic subpluvial - that is, the era when the entire Sahara was covered with greenery. But very soon the climate became arid, and Egypt from all...
Summer and autumn 1919. Information from the newspaper "Izvestia"

Summer and autumn 1919. Information from the newspaper "Izvestia"

In the summer of 1919, the Red Army retreated for a year. Denikin’s men were marching on Moscow, carrying salt for sale on an “officer” armored train, in a word, the prospects were excellent. And here, in order to finally finish off the Red Army...
Why didn't the US remove Khomeini?

Why didn't the US remove Khomeini?

In 1991, the United States relatively easily and with the help of satellites dealt with Saddam’s army, weakened by the long Iran-Iraq war, and 22 years later captured and essentially destroyed his country...
How did Ukraine originate?

How did Ukraine originate?

The concept of “Ukrainianism” became widespread at the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries in Austro-Hungarian Galicia, then in the Russian Empire, both among the Ukrainophiles themselves and among their opponents –...
Why did Japan attack Russia

Why did Japan attack Russia

120 years ago, on the night of January 27 (February 9), 1904, a Japanese squadron without warning attacked the Russian fleet in Port Arthur, which marked the beginning of the Russo-Japanese War...
History of the development of playing cards

History of the development of playing cards

The familiar deck of 52 cards with aces, queens, kings and jacks, four suits did not appear immediately. Let's figure out how the cards have changed over time...
80 years ago the siege of Leningrad was completely lifted

80 years ago the siege of Leningrad was completely lifted

80 years ago, troops of the Leningrad Front completely liberated Leningrad from the German blockade. In honor of the victory won in Leningrad, a twenty-four artillery salute was fired on January 27...