The peak of the Duke of Marlborough's military career

The peak of the Duke of Marlborough's military career

The resounding victories of John Churchill Marlborough, the alliance and friendship with Eugene of Savoy, the disgrace and sad fate of the protagonist of the War of the Spanish Succession...
The most blasphemous Pope

The most blasphemous Pope

He lived as if he were an earthly god. But he clearly did not act like a god with those around him...
Degradation of the USSR under Brezhnev

Degradation of the USSR under Brezhnev

Under Brezhnev, the dreams of the Soviet nomenclature finally came true. Now she could live in peace, enjoy the achieved power, privileges and honor...
The Ottoman Empire and its naval strategy in the galley era

The Ottoman Empire and its naval strategy in the galley era

In Russian and Soviet studies, it is customary to treat the Ottoman fleet condescendingly - they say, what kind of fleet is this? Lots of defeats and very few victories. However, firstly, it was so far away...
Trial over the corpse of the Pope

Trial over the corpse of the Pope

Stephen VI dug up the corpse of his predecessor Formosus and condemned him for his actions during his lifetime...
Iran: Phoenix from the Ashes

Iran: Phoenix from the Ashes

After the overthrow of the Shah, Iran's armed forces experienced difficult times, as did the military-industrial complex and the economy as a whole; it seemed that they would not withstand the pressure of Iraqi aggression and sanctions, but the opposite happened...
Heroes from the same yard: Kosiev and Klykov

Heroes from the same yard: Kosiev and Klykov

Once upon a time there lived two young heroes: one was the son of a security officer, and the other the son of a repressed man. They studied together, became partisans together and were buried in the same grave...
“Vivat, Emperor!” French victory at Brienne

“Vivat, Emperor!” French victory at Brienne

The first major battle of the French Campaign of 1814 took place at Brienne. Napoleon managed to force the Russian corps of the Silesian Army of Field Marshal Blücher to retreat...
Journey to the ancestors. Russians in Egypt

Journey to the ancestors. Russians in Egypt

The first of the Russian tsars to send a special embassy to the East was Tsar Ivan the Terrible. Why he needed this is difficult to say. Perhaps simple curiosity, or maybe some...
Andropov's plan and its failure

Andropov's plan and its failure

40 years ago, on February 9, 1984, the leader of the USSR, Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov, died. This is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the USSR...
Japanese blitzkrieg: attack on Port Arthur

Japanese blitzkrieg: attack on Port Arthur

120 years ago, on February 9, 1904, before the official declaration of war, Japanese ships attacked the Russian fleet in the Port Arthur roadstead. This made it possible to gain supremacy at sea and ensure the landing...
The genius of strategic bureaucracy

The genius of strategic bureaucracy

Any army is also a huge bureaucratic apparatus. And they have their own laws and orders. Many of them do not disappear anywhere and continue to function during the war period. And understanding...
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...