Feat Smolensk (1609-1611 years)

Feat Smolensk (1609-1611 years)

The ancient Russian city of Smolensk, which is located on both banks of the Dnieper, is known from chronicles from 862-863 as the city of the union of the Slavic tribes of the Krivichi (archaeological data ...
Caucasian Empire Frontiers

Caucasian Empire Frontiers

Decided to visit South Ossetia. I wanted it for a long time, and the case fell out now - in order to go completely to the void, I am not so much a journalist. And then it coincided that a friend was on a business trip here and questions where and how ...
Time of Troubles and the Cossacks. 3 part

Time of Troubles and the Cossacks. 3 part

The oath of the boyar government to prince Vladislav did not change the situation in a positive direction. Sweden received a pretext for war with Russia and the annexation of a number of northern territories, since it was in ...
Time of Troubles and the Cossacks. 2 part

Time of Troubles and the Cossacks. 2 part

The false Dmitry I generously gave away mercies: the boyars returned from disgrace, their estates were handed over to them, all the Romanovs were rehabilitated, Philaret Romanov was appointed the Rostov metropolitan. In the South of the country on 10 ...
Church and Great Patriotic War

Church and Great Patriotic War

The Church is often called the "second power", most of the secular kings perceived Orthodoxy as a tool to maintain their autocracy. The authorities tried not to spoil relations with ...
Time of Troubles and the Cossacks

Time of Troubles and the Cossacks

During the reign of Fyodor Ivanovich (1584-1598), Russia's power continued to grow. The Russian-Swedish war of 1590-1593 ended in victory, lost after the Livonian campaign were returned ...
"Valkyrie", blow up the wolf's lair

"Valkyrie", blow up the wolf's lair

According to the ancient Scandinavian and German myths, the daughter of a merited warrior or king (prince) named Valkyrie on a winged horse flies over the battlefield, picks up the dead warriors in order to ...
Victor Sinaisky “Meet the Messer”

Victor Sinaisky “Meet the Messer”

This article, written by a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, tells about the acquaintance of Soviet combat pilots in the summer of 1943 with the German Bf-109 fighter, one of the latest modifications ....
Death of cornet Biryukov and 48 Khopertsev

Death of cornet Biryukov and 48 Khopertsev

In the military life of the Cossacks in the Kuban, often a blind case forced the Cossack to either fight the enemy until the last tension and remain the winner, or lay down their heads in an impossible struggle. Allow ...
The world on the way to the First World War. Part of 4

The world on the way to the First World War. Part of 4

The Emperor of the German Empire and King of Prussia William II (15 June 1888 - 9 November 1918), finding himself on the throne, made a series of mistakes that led to a new cooling of relations with Russia. Apparently in ...
POWs of World War II

POWs of World War II

The history of wars is not only the history of battles, diplomacy, victories, defeats, orders of command and feats, it is also the history of prisoners of war. The fate of Soviet prisoners of war during the Second World War ...
About the reasons for the defeat of the White Army

About the reasons for the defeat of the White Army

One of the most controversial questions about the Civil War is the problem of the defeat of the “white”, the White movement. Someone talks about the small number of whites compared to the armadas of the reds, the second ...
Underwater stew

Underwater stew

In the summer of 1976, a gang of arms dealers was neutralized in Murmansk. The wildest case for those times, at that time it was somehow not accepted to trade weapons. When all intruders were caught, ...
The world on the way to the First World War. Part of 3

The world on the way to the First World War. Part of 3

After the Berlin Congress 1878, when Russia took away the fruits of its victory, St. Petersburg again revised its policy. Therefore, when in 1881, a terrorist killed Alexander II, who replaced him ...
The world on the way to the First World War. Part of 2

The world on the way to the First World War. Part of 2

Since ancient times, the Balkan Peninsula has been a point of contact for the interests of different civilizations, cultures, religions and great powers. In the second half of the XIX century, several interests clashed there ...
Peace on the Road to World War I.

Peace on the Road to World War I.

To understand the causes of a major war, whether regional or global, it is necessary to analyze the prerequisites for the start and outcome of a previous war. Many prerequisites and causes of the First World War ...
The heroic defense of Odessa: only the facts

The heroic defense of Odessa: only the facts

70 years ago, October 16 1941, the defense of Odessa ended. Perhaps the Red Army and Navy did not have a more unusual defensive operation in 1941 year. Unusual was even armored vehicles, which ...
Donetsk Republic: Suddenly Resurrected Dream

Donetsk Republic: Suddenly Resurrected Dream

Is it possible to erase the whole country from the memory of a nation? It turns out you can! If you open a modern Ukrainian history textbook, then there will be forty pages about the UPR, fourteen pages about ZUNR, and about ...
Tukhcharskaya Calvary of the Russian outpost

Tukhcharskaya Calvary of the Russian outpost

September 1999. Dagestan. For a month now, the flames of the "liberation" war unleashed in the mountains of the Botlikh, Tsumadinsky and Buinaksky regions have been blazing. She appeared from neighboring Chechnya ...
Mysteries of Viti Suvorov. Winged Jackal Saga

Mysteries of Viti Suvorov. Winged Jackal Saga

The birthday - or, more precisely, the "conception" - of the BB-1 / Su-2 aircraft should be considered December 27, 1936. It was on this day that the decree of the Labor and Defense Council was issued (hereinafter - a quote from the monograph ...
Foreign policy of the USSR in the era of "stagnation"

Foreign policy of the USSR in the era of "stagnation"

During the reign of Brezhnev, the Soviet Union acted relatively successfully in its confrontation with the West. In the Middle East, Moscow's aid helped Arab states to contain the onslaught ...