Vitaly Popkov - the legendary commander of the "singing squadron"

Vitaly Popkov - the legendary commander of the "singing squadron"

Vitaly Ivanovich Popkov became fascinated by the aviation of his very childhood, and made aircraft models in an aeroclub. In the spring of 1941, he graduated from the Chuguev Military Aviation School, where he was left as an instructor. AT...
Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan

Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan

5 June 1967, 7: 45 am The Israeli Air Force delivered the first strike on Egyptian air bases and radar stations. Then a second blow was struck at the Egyptian air bases. As a result, the Israeli Air Force ...
SWAT - the elite of the Russian army

SWAT - the elite of the Russian army

In the book “Honor I Have” by V. Pikul, a Russian officer defined for himself the most important thing in life - to have the honor to serve the Fatherland and to fulfill his duty to the Fatherland to the end. Without exaggeration, you can ...
June 1 - Memorial Day of Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy

June 1 - Memorial Day of Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy

The Holy Blessed Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, unlike his great-grandfather Alexander Nevsky, did not enjoy such indisputable authority as his ancestor among historians and artists ....
Einsatzgruppen - history of German executioners

Einsatzgruppen - history of German executioners

Since the beginning of the Second World War, when fascist Germany attacked the Soviet Union, the systematic destruction of the Soviet population began. As a rule, to perform tasks of this kind ...
Submarine aircraft carriers of the Japanese Empire

Submarine aircraft carriers of the Japanese Empire

During the First World War, many types of weapons showed and proved their importance. For example, tanks demanded a revision of the positional war doctrine, and submarines became a real ...
29 May - Military Motorist Day

29 May - Military Motorist Day

For more than a hundred years, military motorists have been carrying out combat missions to transport manpower, ammunition and other military equipment. 29 May 1910, the composition of the Engineers of the Russian Empire was ...
The award system of the Soviet Army

The award system of the Soviet Army

The award system of the Soviet Army is represented as of 1988 year. It differs from the previous ones only in that it includes awards that appeared after the 1970 of the year and is somewhat modified ...
Soviet Naval Aviation during the Great Patriotic War

Soviet Naval Aviation during the Great Patriotic War

Not only ships and submarines of the Soviet fleet, but also combat aircraft took part in the naval battles of the Great Patriotic War. Soviet naval aviation has made a tangible contribution to ...
The death of "Kursk" - no more secrets?

The death of "Kursk" - no more secrets?

12 August marks the anniversary of the death of the nuclear submarine Kursk, which perished in the Barents Sea in 2000. It was one of the newest and most reliable underwater ...
Football match in besieged Leningrad

Football match in besieged Leningrad

On May 6, 1942, it was decided to hold a football match at the Dynamo stadium in besieged Leningrad. Two months after the start of the Great Patriotic War, in August 1941 ...
Raids on Berlin in 1941

Raids on Berlin in 1941

Few people know that there were not one or two raids on Berlin. One of the most difficult and remarkable, in terms of organization and execution, of the operations of the first period of the war was the operation of applying ...
Flight of the Buran - as it were

Flight of the Buran - as it were

15 November 1988 of the year took place the launch of the space shuttle "Buran". This event occurred in the Soviet Union. After the launch of the universal space rocket ...
Slutsk uprising and Poland - is there a connection?

Slutsk uprising and Poland - is there a connection?

Slutsk uprising is perhaps the most controversial issue in the formation of the Soviet state. There are diametrically opposed historical assessments of the 1920 events of the year on the territory ...
Alexander Pokryshkin and his fighter Bell P-39 Airacobra

Alexander Pokryshkin and his fighter Bell P-39 Airacobra

Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin was born in 1913 year in Novonikolayevsk (Novosibirsk) in a family of poor settlers. Already with 14 years he begins his working career. Dreams of heaven brought Alexander into ...
Alexander Nevsky - patron of Russia

Alexander Nevsky - patron of Russia

In 1220, Prince Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich and Princess Theodosia Igorevna had a son, Alexander. The first mentions of the heir to the prince Yaroslav Vsevolodovich in Novgorod belong to the 1228 year ....