Unknown war. Terror against terror

Unknown war. Terror against terror

On July 7–8, immediately after the speech of the left Socialist Revolutionaries in Moscow, riots broke out against opponents of Soviet power in Rybinsk and other cities. It is clear that they were defeated and their participants were shot. But...
The Unknown War: Hot Summer of 1918

The Unknown War: Hot Summer of 1918

The summer of 1918 was truly hot. Soviet Russia found itself surrounded by fronts, and even inside the “besieged fortress” not everything was in order....
Henry the Navigator

Henry the Navigator

The XNUMXth century marked the beginning of the era of grandiose geographical discoveries - the period from the beginning of the XNUMXth century to the beginning of the century of the VII century, when the ships of European pioneers sailed around the world in search of new...
“There was Kudeyar-ataman”

“There was Kudeyar-ataman”

Ataman Kudeyar is almost forgotten these days, but legends and traditions about him were popular even at the beginning of the XNUMXth century...
The final chord of French Hindustan

The final chord of French Hindustan

The exodus of the French from India, almost peaceful compared to the British, happened only seven years later...
Operation Baytown. Allied landing operation in Italy

Operation Baytown. Allied landing operation in Italy

England and the USA expected much more from Italy's exit from the war on the side of Germany. However, the Italian army was quickly disarmed and was unable to help the Allies. The Italians lost 20-30 thousand....
Twentieth Century Viking Ivar Kruger

Twentieth Century Viking Ivar Kruger

First there was Ivar the boneless, then Ivar Kruger - the king of matches. The history of doing business in the XNUMXth century, for understanding: what can await a successful business person...
Sold out masterpieces

Sold out masterpieces

About one episode related to the sale of works of art from our Hermitage in 1929–1934...
Ultracapitalism of Pinochetism and its lessons for Russia

Ultracapitalism of Pinochetism and its lessons for Russia

On September 11, 1973, in the capital of Chile, Santiago, a military coup was carried out by the army, which was led by right-wing elements. President Salvador Allende and the Government of Popular Unity were...
Prince-oprichnik Afanasy Vyazemsky

Prince-oprichnik Afanasy Vyazemsky

A story about Prince Afanasy Vyazemsky, who is known to many as the anti-hero of A. K. Tolstoy’s novel “Prince Silver”...
Ney's defeat at Dennewitz

Ney's defeat at Dennewitz

On September 6, 1813, near the village of Dennewitz, a battle took place between the allied Northern Army under the command of Bernadotte and the French troops of Ney. The fierce battle ended in heavy defeat...
Guard stand and die

Guard stand and die

In the two-day bloody battle of Kulm, Russian and Prussian troops under the command of Osterman-Tolstoy, Ermolov, Barclay de Tolly and Klest destroyed the French corps of Vandam...