Leo Tolstoy as a mirror of Russian counter-revolution

Leo Tolstoy as a mirror of Russian counter-revolution

I am writing this article on the eve of the presidential elections in Russia. The parallels between our time and Tolstoy suggest themselves. Even the year through which the last one is tense is consonant with the present ...
Sage on the throne

Sage on the throne

5 March 1953, Joseph Stalin passed away. The next anniversary of the titan’s departure against the background of the current domestic political fuss allows us to recall once again the feat of the “Russian person of Georgian nationality” ...
Frederick I Barbarossa - Holy Roman Emperor

Frederick I Barbarossa - Holy Roman Emperor

As you know, Hitler called his plan to attack the USSR "Barbarossa". What does this name mean, and why did Hitler choose it. What or whom did he mean, what did he mean by that? Frederick I ...
Forgotten Battle of the Northern War: the Battle of Golovchin

Forgotten Battle of the Northern War: the Battle of Golovchin

The Swedish king Charles XII in the summer of 1708 of the year moved the army from Grodno to a campaign against Moscow. Swedish troops 7 (18) of June occupied Minsk without a fight, and 14 (25) of June crossed the Berezina River. Then near ...
Prince Volynsky - a victim of Biron or a social brawler?

Prince Volynsky - a victim of Biron or a social brawler?

Among professional historians there is a controversial, but not unreasonable view of the history of states as a series of descriptions of the fate of individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of society ....
The failure of the Swedish army on Moscow

The failure of the Swedish army on Moscow

After Saxony's withdrawal from the war in autumn 1706, Russia was left alone. The Swedes could concentrate their main forces against Moscow. In December 1706, in the town of Zholkiev (Lvov ...
German Reichs. Holy Roman Empire

German Reichs. Holy Roman Empire

The phrase "Third Reich" is known to almost everyone. The Third Reich is Hitler’s Nazi Germany. But where are at least two more Reich - the first and the second? And what do they mean when ...
Attempts on Hitler: how many were there?

Attempts on Hitler: how many were there?

According to the military archives of the German intelligence services, Hitler attempted to live about 20 times. According to the writer Will Berthold, who worked as a reporter during the Nuremberg trials, ...
Russian ballerina in the service of the Third Reich

Russian ballerina in the service of the Third Reich

In the spring of 1940, a tall and very beautiful woman entered the Anglo-French headquarters near the small port of Narvik with a graceful, light step. Blue eyes and blond hair immediately betrayed the Slavic ...
Vietnam is a bitter mistake of the USA

Vietnam is a bitter mistake of the USA

The issue of the Vietnam or the second Indochinese war has long been considered by modern researchers. Today a lot has been said about the causes and consequences of this international conflict. Let's try ...
Submarines type "Holland 27V"

Submarines type "Holland 27V"

The idea of ​​creating small submarines in the period preceding the First World War of 1914-1918 belonged to the Russian Ministry of War, which continued attempts to create mobile torpedo stations for ...
The historical path of the cadet corps in Russia

The historical path of the cadet corps in Russia

28 February Russia celebrates the 280 anniversary of the opening of the first cadet corps. The etymology of the word cadet is rooted in the adverb of native Gascons. Latin "capitellium", meaning literally ...
Russia and III anti-French coalition

Russia and III anti-French coalition

The basis of the Third Anti-French Coalition was the Russian-English alliance agreement signed by 11 (23) on April 1805. It was signed in St. Petersburg by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia ...
Mysteries of Operation Overlord

Mysteries of Operation Overlord

It would seem that the history of the Second World War is investigated far and wide. Multi-volume monographs have been issued, thousands of dissertations have been defended. And yet, yet ... There are still "white spots", and other events ...
"Grandfather of Poltava Victoria" - the battle of Kalish

"Grandfather of Poltava Victoria" - the battle of Kalish

Karl, unable to overtake the Russian army, which was retreating from Grodno, and to impose a battle on it on his own terms, turned again to the west, began to pursue Augustus. The Swedish army moved from Polotsk ...