LSD and army

LSD and army

In the 50-60-ies, did the British army try to increase the effectiveness of the soldiers in battle by experimenting with narcotic substances? Including with many well-known LSD. Here is a brief description of one of the military exercises ....
Davidov Davydov

Davidov Davydov

The famous military and statesman of the first quarter of the XIX century, Major General, the hero-partisan of World War 1812, the talented military writer and poet, the founder of the hussar ...
Why Lenin and Trotsky Drowned the Russian Fleet (Part 1)

Why Lenin and Trotsky Drowned the Russian Fleet (Part 1)

Russia has only two allies: the army and the navy. All the rest at the first opportunity at us will come to grips. Emperor Alexander III It is terrible to look at the agony of the ship. He is like a wounded man, ...
Why Lenin and Trotsky sank the Russian fleet (Part 2)

Why Lenin and Trotsky sank the Russian fleet (Part 2)

However, the new authorities, and behind them the Bolsheviks, renamed all the vessels one way or another connected with the “damned tsarism”. And these new names of happiness ships did not bring. There was no hero in the Black Sea, ...
731 Squad: Death Pipeline

731 Squad: Death Pipeline

The current negative attitude towards Japan from China, the DPRK and South Korea is mainly due to the fact that Japan did not punish most of its war criminals. Many of them continued ...
The Adventures and Transformations of Dmitry Bystroletov

The Adventures and Transformations of Dmitry Bystroletov

The amazing story of an outstanding illegal of Soviet intelligence. The names of the “great illegal immigrants” of 30 are inscribed in the Soviet intelligence service, and among them the name of Dmitry shines with a cheerful shine ...
"We must do our job well. That the enemy was bad"

"We must do our job well. That the enemy was bad"

August 2 marks 80 years of the Airborne Forces. On the eve of the holiday, Ogonyok correspondents met with the legendary paratrooper, Hero of Russia, lieutenant colonel of the special forces of the Airborne Forces Anatoly Lebed. We...
Unfinished War of Colonel Strutinsky

Unfinished War of Colonel Strutinsky

90 anniversary of Nikolai Vladimirovich Strutinsky in Ukraine did not celebrate in any way. In Russia, it seems, too. They did not remember him on the day of his death - July 11 ... Time to correct this "omission". To tell that...
Legends and myths around the Soviet atomic bomb

Legends and myths around the Soviet atomic bomb

65 years ago, 24 July 1945, during the Potsdam Conference between US President Harry Truman and the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had a brief conversation that cost 400 thousands of lives ...
Victory Price: Revaluation

Victory Price: Revaluation

For 30 years, professional historians obediently repeated: "20 million." It sounded with confidence, "The Volga flows into the Caspian Sea," but they knew that Khrushchev took the numbers from the sky. Are they cheating ...
Boat trip to Tsargrad in 626 year

Boat trip to Tsargrad in 626 year

The tribes of the Slavs (in other sources, the Rus), along with the Avars, in 626, undertook a grandiose campaign against Constantinople in single-tree boats. 29 June 626 rises to the walls of Constantinople with an army ...
"I can see everything from above ..."

"I can see everything from above ..."

In September, a balloon designed by the Montgolfier brothers raised three passengers to the sky of Versailles: a sheep, a goose, and a rooster. Two months later, the first flight on a hot air balloon was made by people. BUT...
Was the Crimean War inevitable?

Was the Crimean War inevitable?

The problem of the origins of the Crimean War has long been in the field of view of historians who have fallen into the study of failed, but possible scenarios of the past. There are so many discussions about whether there was an alternative to it ...
22 June 1941: Who is to blame?

22 June 1941: Who is to blame?

Stalin and Beria are the smallest. The question in the title of this article has been discussed for decades, but to this day there is no honest, accurate and complete answer to it. However, for many ...
US Military Professionals: An Inside Look

US Military Professionals: An Inside Look

The command staff of the American armed forces was formed on the basis of the British model and formed by the end of the XIX century. A scandal associated with the critical performance of the American Lieutenant General ...
Only boys go to battle

Only boys go to battle

The living and the dead of the first Chechen Chechen war began for me from the senior warrant officer Nikolai Potekhin - this was the first Russian soldier I met at the war. Talk to him ...
Detachments in the Red Army. Terrible, terrible tale

Detachments in the Red Army. Terrible, terrible tale

Who at the front was driven to attack the enemy at gunpoint of their own machine guns. One of the worst myths of the Second World War is associated with the existence of detachments in the Red Army. Often in modern ...
Our unforgettable commander

Our unforgettable commander

Under him, the air defense troops were at the zenith of their power. June 27 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding military leader of our country Pavel Fedorovich Batitsky. In the ranks of the Armed Forces ...
The secret of BTB-569

The secret of BTB-569

The consequences of the accident on the basis of the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the Murmansk region, which happened twenty-eight years ago, have not yet been eliminated. Facts are forgotten. Liquidators are dying. Before...
"OKO FOR THE EYE, GAS FOR GAS!"

"OKO FOR THE EYE, GAS FOR GAS!"

Why the military-political leadership of Germany did not give the order to use chemical weapons During the hostilities during the First World War, various toxic agents were widely used ...
Our first shooting battalion

Our first shooting battalion

The history of the unit, all of whose soldiers were awarded the Order of Glory. At the end of 1944, the immediate task of the Red Army was to reach the borders of Germany and strike at Berlin. For this were created ...
Is Marinesco a hero, a criminal, a legend?

Is Marinesco a hero, a criminal, a legend?

The usual story of those years: after graduating from all 6 classes, Odessa boy Sasha Marinesko went to sea as an apprentice sailor. After a couple of years he is already a sailor of the 1 class. After graduating from Odessa in 1933 ...