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The Andropov plan and its collapse

The Andropov plan and its collapse

On November 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov became the official leader of the Soviet Union. He understood that Soviet civilization had come to a new point of choosing the future. Andropov's plan was to converge...
Tachanka, she is also a cart in Africa

Tachanka, she is also a cart in Africa

nineties of the nineteenth century. South Africa, the Transvaal, Bechuanaland, there is no Rhodesia yet, but its ghost looms on the horizon, and it is to its creation that the diamond king, one of the richest, begins ...
Fierce oncoming battle near Smolyan

Fierce oncoming battle near Smolyan

210 years ago, Russian troops under the command of Wittgenstein entered into an oncoming battle with the combined French corps of Victor and Oudinot near Smolyan. The battle was fierce, the village ...
How the Dons defeated the Beauharnais Corps

How the Dons defeated the Beauharnais Corps

During the retreat of the French army to Smolensk, Russian troops inflicted a number of defeats on the enemy. Near Dorogobuzh, Miloradovich attacked Ney's corps, army partisan detachments captured Augereau's brigade under ...
How Ermak took Siberia

How Ermak took Siberia

440 years ago, the Cossacks, led by Yermak, defeated the army of Khan Kuchum in a battle on the Chuvashev Cape. The Cossacks occupied the capital of the Khanate - the city of Siberia ...
Name on the map - pilot Dmitry Calarasi

Name on the map - pilot Dmitry Calarasi

Today we are witnesses and participants in the real war for memory. Which is sometimes ready to give us something and give ...
Hellenistic Ptolemaic Egypt

Hellenistic Ptolemaic Egypt

The death of Alexander the Great, the Diadochi and Ptolemy Soter - the founder of a new state in Egypt, his first successors ...
What can dead babies tell about

What can dead babies tell about

Today we will once again try to imagine the process of improving the defensive weapons of the European medieval army, but we will only be based on another biblical topic, namely...
European chain mail of the "epoch of chain mail"

European chain mail of the "epoch of chain mail"

The period from 1066 to 1250 began to be called by historians the “epoch of chain mail”. This armor was laborious to manufacture, and therefore expensive. So, in 1080 in France, chain mail (called gobert) ...