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Not for glory, Vympel special forces

Not for glory, Vympel special forces

At the end of December, 1979, the special forces of the Soviet Army and the KGB, stormed the residence of the head of Afghanistan - Amin Palace in Kabul. The result of this operation was not only a change ...
How did the First World War

How did the First World War

Berlin, London, Paris wanted to start a big war in Europe, Vienna was not against the defeat of Serbia, although they didn’t want a general European war. The reason for the war gave the Serbian conspirators, who also ...
Russia is "pregnant" with Stalin

Russia is "pregnant" with Stalin

In the last decade there has been a real renaissance of Stalinism. At the beginning of 1990, few people would have thought that this could happen against the backdrop of the triumph of the ideas of liberalism and the "European choice" ...
Two rifles of two World Wars

Two rifles of two World Wars

Of the variety of weapons used in the World Wars, only a small number of types were able to participate in both. The most famous of them are rifles, the Russian-Soviet rifle ...
Battle Quantum Generators of the USSR

Battle Quantum Generators of the USSR

The beginning of the Soviet laser program can be considered the day when a group of eminent scientists were N.G. Basov, Yu.B. Khariton, G.V. Kisunko and E.N. Tsarevsky - sent a note to the CPSU Central Committee ...
November 27 Russian Marines Day

November 27 Russian Marines Day

November 27 marines in the fountains do not bathe, despite the official birthday of "sea soldiers." Probably why very few people know about this holiday (unlike the birthday of the Airborne Forces). But...
Hitler's beer putsch

Hitler's beer putsch

Germany will remember 1923 as a year of crises. This was due to apathy due to defeat in the war, economic crisis and terrible inflation. As a result, it swept across the country ...
Great Encyclopedic Scientist and True Russian Peasant 300 Years

Great Encyclopedic Scientist and True Russian Peasant 300 Years

In the debate about the role of the individual in history, many copies were broken. Some historians and philosophers say that technological development makes history, others attribute a special role to social processes, ...
Natural wealth of Russia: a heavy burden and a great gift

Natural wealth of Russia: a heavy burden and a great gift

In the depths of our country are stored incredible reserves of raw materials and energy resources: ores, coal, oil and gas. In terms of reserves of many minerals, Russia is several times ahead of its nearest ...
Russian Empire on the Eve of World War

Russian Empire on the Eve of World War

What was the Russian Empire like on the eve of World War? Here it is necessary to move away from two myths - the Soviet one, when "Tsarist Russia" is shown as a backward country with a downtrodden people ...
The riddle of the Russian language

The riddle of the Russian language

The natural appearance of a language is a long and complex process that can go on for more than one thousand years. One of such languages ​​of mankind is Russian. Even according to the official (classical) ...
The destruction of Dresden, 1945 year

The destruction of Dresden, 1945 year

The Second World War left the world history a multitude of regrettable and terrible pages of human cruelty. It was during this war that carpet tactics became widespread ...
Anti-aircraft missile geometry: "Tor-M2E"

Anti-aircraft missile geometry: "Tor-M2E"

At the beginning of the 70-x, the military was faced with the issue of improving the military air defense. The existing Shilka already had an unsatisfactory range, and it was necessary to do something. As further ...
Ionosphere war

Ionosphere war

Last summer, when I still could not disperse, I was able to scatter over Moscow, and the forest fires did not even think to die out, various “experts” and “experts” appeared, who, they claimed, knew the reason ...
Turn under water

Turn under water

It just so happens that few types of firearms designed for use underwater have been developed. Moreover, not all of them were able to reach mass production. Home...
Ghost targets of electromagnetic weapons

Ghost targets of electromagnetic weapons

Perhaps no one type of weapon today does not cause as many discussions as an electromagnetic weapon. There are even two camps in the world that by this term mean different objects ....
Modular "Thunderstorm"

Modular "Thunderstorm"

From the very beginning, the specifics of counter-terrorism operations put forward a number of specific requirements for small arms. For example, an automatic for special forces must have small dimensions, ...
112 years ago the cruiser Varyag was launched

112 years ago the cruiser Varyag was launched

The cruiser Varyag is a legend of the Russian fleet. It was built in Philadelphia (USA). During the Russian-Japanese war 9 in February, the 1904, the cruiser of the first rank "Varyag" and the gunboat "Koreyets" were ...
Rooks Su-39 - tanks will not pass

Rooks Su-39 - tanks will not pass

Analyzing the actions of combat aircraft in the last major military clashes and conflicts, it can be said with confidence that the tasks performed by assault fighters were worked out with a high ...
Ilya Muromets - Svyatorussky bogatyr

Ilya Muromets - Svyatorussky bogatyr

At the very beginning of October, according to legend, the legendary Ilya Muromets was born. But this is only a legend in the historical annals, his name is not mentioned, neither the exact place of his birth is known, there is no data ...
Army Sniper Rifle Large-caliber KSVK / ASVK "Kord"

Army Sniper Rifle Large-caliber KSVK / ASVK "Kord"

The end of the eighties in our country was very difficult. The collapse of the USSR was approaching, and many representatives of organized crime sensed this. They stocked the most modern small arms, ...