Ottoman Empire - the kingdom of justice and tolerance

Ottoman Empire - the kingdom of justice and tolerance

For almost five centuries, Turkey was the number one enemy of Muscovy and the Russian Empire. From 1568 to 1918, these countries conducted 13 major wars, of which only two were Prut campaign 1710 – 1711 ...
Battle of Narva 19 (30) November 1700 of the year

Battle of Narva 19 (30) November 1700 of the year

At the time of the entry of Russian troops in Ingria and Estland, there were few Swedish troops in the region. In addition to 2, the thousand garrison defending Narva was a Swedish corps - up to 8 thousand soldiers, under the command ...
Mikhail Nikolaevich Lermontov - the same uncle?

Mikhail Nikolaevich Lermontov - the same uncle?

There are few historical documents about this interesting person. Only in passing is it mentioned about Mikhail Nikolayevich Lermontov in the writings of his famous namesake and a distant relative. Most...
State defense order in the XVII century

State defense order in the XVII century

The study of the materials of the Russian State Archive of Ancient Acts (RGADA) made it possible to open another little-known, but very interesting page in the history of the Lopasnensky region (now ...
Russian army on the eve of the Northern War

Russian army on the eve of the Northern War

In the second half of the 17th century, Russia experienced an economic upswing. This became a prerequisite for the creation of a powerful army and navy. But by the beginning of the war with Sweden, Russia did not have a single military ...
Timur Apakidze

Timur Apakidze

For thirty years of service I had to serve, fly, study and just be familiar with hundreds of military pilots, but Timur Avtandilovich Apakidze, with all due respect to the others, stood out from all ...
Do I need a bayonet battle in the modern army?

Do I need a bayonet battle in the modern army?

A bayonet is one of the types of close combat, during which the bayonet is used as a piercing-cutting object, and the butt is used as a strike object. The same kind of bayonet battle ...
Causes of the Northern War and Russia's choice of strategy

Causes of the Northern War and Russia's choice of strategy

At the beginning of the XVII century during the Time of Troubles, the Swedes seized the largest cities of Novgorod land - Ivangorod, Yam and Koporye. In the Stolbovsky world 1617, Russia lost the coast of the Gulf of Finland. AT...
"Ships to be ..."

"Ships to be ..."

The capture of Azov was only the first step on a difficult and long road. The war with the Ottoman Empire continued. The fleet and army of Turkey, the Crimean horde continued to pose a significant threat to the southern ...
Voentorg Passion: Providing the Red Army Before the War

Voentorg Passion: Providing the Red Army Before the War

In the prewar period, the Soviet leadership paid great attention to strengthening the country's defense capability. This was due to the intensification of the aggressive intentions of fascist Germany, the aggressive military ...
Ruyan Island - the sacred center of Slavism

Ruyan Island - the sacred center of Slavism

It should be noted that in the sources of the early Middle Ages, you can see two regions that are associated with "Rus", "Dew", "Rus". This is the region of the southern state center of the Slavs - Don, Dnepr and ...
USSR and the "domino principle"

USSR and the "domino principle"

By the standards of human life, many years have passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union. For several decades, the states that were part of the Soviet bloc, developed together, connected ...
Time contract

Time contract

I have long wanted to describe my experience of joint service with this category of military personnel. Disputes about whether they are needed or not do not subside. They were called residents of manholes recruited into the army at ...
The myth of how Yugoslavia "saved" the USSR in 1941

The myth of how Yugoslavia "saved" the USSR in 1941

One of the myths of the Second World War is the assertion that the war against Yugoslavia (April 6 — 12 April 1941) forced Adolf Hitler to postpone the attack on the Soviet Union for a month and ...
Night of heroes

Night of heroes

Coal mines! Drifts and tunnels hundreds of meters underground are invulnerable. Bombs can only bring down the shaft of the mine, along with the lift, but the destruction can be quickly restored. Oil! Oil ...
From the sky - into battle

From the sky - into battle

In the Krasnodar Territory in the period from August 30 to September 3, a command and staff exercise was conducted with the 7 Guards Air Assault Division on the ground with landing. During the exercise were worked out ...
V.G. Grabin. From postmen to gunsmiths

V.G. Grabin. From postmen to gunsmiths

It would seem that the Krasnodar Post Office and the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation have in common? From 1914 to 20, a guy named Vasily worked at the first institution. Hardly anyone then could ...
Varyags - tribes of Slavs-Vends in Europe

Varyags - tribes of Slavs-Vends in Europe

The myth created by the “Normanists” is so strong that until now, when they hear about the “Varangians”, they represent the Normans, the Vikings. The fact that the Vikings were Slavs and at the same time excellent navigators ...