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 ...
Tibetan secret "Wolf lair"

Tibetan secret "Wolf lair"

Vacant now "Wolf's Lair", which served during the Great Patriotic War as the personification of the Third Reich, to this day is of interest not only to historians, but also to conspiracy scholars ....
Holding out a helping hand, do not squeeze it into a fist

Holding out a helping hand, do not squeeze it into a fist

The previous article about the aviation Lend-Lease caused a heated debate among readers, speculation in numbers and groundless accusations again began on both sides. Today I wanted to return to this ...
Cossacks in the service of the Chinese emperor

Cossacks in the service of the Chinese emperor

Six years ago, a Chinese delegation arrived in Blagoveshchensk bordering on the People's Republic of China. Despite the typical appearance of Azites and the lack of knowledge of the Russian language, the Chinese said that they were direct descendants ...
Insignia ranks of the Russian Army. XIX-XX century

Insignia ranks of the Russian Army. XIX-XX century

Shoulder straps of the XIX-XX centuries (1854-1917) Officers and generals. The appearance of galloon shoulder straps with insignia of rank on the uniforms of officers and generals of the Russian Army is associated with the introduction on April 29, 1854 ...
Death at the pier

Death at the pier

In the base of the Polar 50 years ago there was a tragedy. Up to now, her circumstances were classified. In the Ekaterininskaya harbor of the base of the Polar 11 January, 1962 exploded and sank ...
Allies or allies?

Allies or allies?

The role of Western supplies during the Great Patriotic War is traditionally hushed up in Russian society. So, in the enchanting book by N. A. Voznesensky "The military economy of the USSR in the period ...
Special assignment

Special assignment

Seventy years ago, in August of 1941, when the battles for Leningrad and Odessa were in full swing, when there were fierce battles for Kiev and Smolensk, and the German aviation made several massed ...
"Heroic Landing" Allies in Normandy

"Heroic Landing" Allies in Normandy

"Many battles claim the role of the main battle of World War II. Someone thinks that this is the battle of Moscow, in which the Nazi troops suffered their first defeat. Others believe that ...
Legendary scout Gevork Vartanyan dies

Legendary scout Gevork Vartanyan dies

On the first working day of January, the life path of the legendary scout Gevorg Andreevich Vartanyan was cut short. An experienced intelligence officer, awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, died in one of the chambers ...
Russian Alaska

Russian Alaska

In childhood and adolescence, many were read in the novels of Amar, Mine-Read and Cooper. It is a pity that in Russia there were no writers who could describe the development of new territories so romantically. There is,...
How to kill the "heart of America"

How to kill the "heart of America"

The history of Latin America has a lot of dark stories, one of the most terrible and bloody is the murder of an entire country, the “heart of America” (Paraguay). This murder has gone down in history as Paraguay ...
White spots of the battle at Prokhorovka station

White spots of the battle at Prokhorovka station

In the Soviet official historiography, this battle is given not only the loud title of the greatest tank battle that took place during World War II, it is also called one of the largest in all ...