How Zhukov defeated Army Group South on the Right Bank

How Zhukov defeated Army Group South on the Right Bank

80 years ago, the Proskurovo-Chernivtsi operation of Soviet troops began. The 1st Ukrainian Front under the command of Zhukov liberated a significant part of Right Bank Ukraine from the Nazis and reached...
Oil in Italy: untimely discoveries

Oil in Italy: untimely discoveries

Geology is a very powerful but greatly underestimated factor in the history of World War II. If large oil and gas reserves had been discovered in Italy before the war, there might not have been an alliance with Germany...
Constantinople is under crusader threat. 12th century

Constantinople is under crusader threat. 12th century

During the First Crusade, and following it, Constantinople was able to regain control over the western part of Asia Minor. The empire and the army rose from the ashes, and some of the violent people became their vassals...
The Houthis in retrospect

The Houthis in retrospect

Perhaps everyone has heard about the Houthis, even distant fellow citizens from politics; but what kind of movement this is, what its origins are and what it fights for is not known to everyone...
“The core that will kill me has not yet been cast!”

“The core that will kill me has not yet been cast!”

Allied disagreements and the lack of unity of command had a negative impact on the conduct of military operations. Napoleon defeated Schwarzenberg's corps at Morman and Montreux, repelling the first attack on Paris...
Merchants in the Middle Ages

Merchants in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, merchants had a bad reputation, thanks to the feudal system that existed then. According to feudalism, your importance and social status depended on how much...
Napoleon's Six Day War

Napoleon's Six Day War

210 years ago, Napoleon defeated the Silesian Prussian-Russian army of Blucher in four battles. These hostilities were called Napoleon's Six Day War...
How the Red Army liberated Ukraine from the Petliurists

How the Red Army liberated Ukraine from the Petliurists

105 years ago, the Red Army liberated most of Ukraine from the Petliurites. Contrary to the tales of independent Ukrainian writers, this was not an invasion of Muscovites. Most of the Red Army soldiers were local...
The hot battle of La Rotière

The hot battle of La Rotière

The hottest battle took place in the center, in and around the village of La Rotière. For the first time, the Silesian army fought in full view of Alexander I, and Russian generals tried to defeat the French...