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As Mannerheim influenced the fate of Leningrad in the Great Patriotic

As Mannerheim influenced the fate of Leningrad in the Great Patriotic

In addition to the troops of the Wehrmacht in the siege of Leningrad participated and Finnish divisions under the command of former tsarist General, Carl Gustaf Mannerheim. There is a popular legend that as he continued passionately love Saint Petersburg, where he lived before the revolution, have done to the city was not destroyed and in fact saved the lives of millions of citizens of Leningrad.
Operation Hannibal: how the Nazis escaped from East Prussia

Operation Hannibal: how the Nazis escaped from East Prussia

In late 1944, many high-ranking officials in Berlin knew that the Third Reich will inevitably lose the war. However, they do not hurry to surrender, for ideological reasons the first priority of the rulers of Germany became the salvation of the "German race" from the power of the hated Bolsheviks. For 4 months of 1945 (from 23 January to 8 may) from East Prussia and other coastal regions were evacuated, according to some estimates, 2 million civilian and military officials. "Operation Hannibal" was the largest-ever Maritime event of this kind.
The main shame of the US: why Americans are annually paid tribute to the pirates

The main shame of the US: why Americans are annually paid...

For millennia, the pirates were a huge problem for navigation. Sometimes pirates were able to subdue or destroy, as did, for example, Gaius Julius Caesar. But they revived again – very much profitable was this craft, despite all the risks involved
"Ural demons": how to fight the winter the forces of the red army

“Ural demons”: how to fight the winter the forces of the...

Skis are regularly used in the military since the XI century. In the red army they were appreciated during the Winter war with Finland in 1939-1940: then came the first battalions and brigades skiers. The Finns, who used skis without exception, set an example. During the great Patriotic war the red army EN masse came to the track.
"The Marquis of Later": how killed the first hero of the Soviet intelligence

“The Marquis of Later”: how killed the first hero of the...

George Lafaro called "the first Soviet spy", although in spirit he was more adventurer. In the turbulent years of the Civil war, the French security officer, known under the code name "Charles", successfully ferret out the secrets of the command of the Entente in Odessa, but in the end, failed.
As veterans awards distinguished tylovikov

As veterans awards distinguished tylovikov

During the great Patriotic war, all the inhabitants of the Soviet Union in varying degrees, participated in the struggle against the Nazi invaders. Most men of military age fought at the front, but there were those who for various reasons remained in the rear. They, too, received orders, medals and decorations for labour achievements or meritorious service. As a rule, these awards can be determined: the person participated in actual combat or not.
As Zhukov defeated the Red Army in January 1941

As Zhukov defeated the Red Army in January 1941

Tensions in the international arena has grown since the mid-1930s, After 1939 there were only two major powers – the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. It was clear that sooner or later a collision will be unavoidable, the only question is, who starts the conflict and when. In these circumstances, the red army gave the Soviet leadership a concern, especially after the failures of the Winter war against Finland.[C-BLOCK]
Spitak earthquake: was it man-made

Spitak earthquake: was it man-made

Spitak 1988 earthquake, which killed at least 25 thousand people, briefly rallied the peoples of the USSR. The second plan has receded even inflames the Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan has provided assistance to Armenia, along with other republics. However, immediately after the earthquake there was a version of "seismic Armenian genocide" by the Union center.
How many Turkish Sultan paid to their wives

How many Turkish Sultan paid to their wives

The word "harem" inner eye draws beauties, nezha in anticipation of the visit of the Sultan. But if the imagination is violent – and sexual scenes of varying degrees of licentiousness. In reality, it was easier, harder, more efficient.
What's wrong with the law of pair cases

What’s wrong with the law of pair cases

We often have to watch after some memorable event, a local or global scale, it is the repetition variable. Talking about the unwritten law of pair cases, that humanity is trying to explain is not the first century.
What foods were banned for consumption in Nazi Germany

What foods were banned for consumption in Nazi Germany

Since 1930-ies, Hitler's Germany, began to actively prepare for a future world war. It is this circumstance was associated occurred in the country the problem with the food. At the same time some unsuccessful experimental and even a safe, natural products were banned for use.
Anatoly Stoessel: as Nicholas II had punished the General who surrendered Port Arthur

Anatoly Stoessel: as Nicholas II had punished the General who surrendered...

In January 1905, the Japanese soldiers entered the Port Arthur- a key point of expansion of the Russian Empire in the far East. Maybe the entire outcome of the Russo-Japanese war would have been different if not for the actions of the chief of the Kwantung fortified area Anatoly Stessel, passed Port Arthur without a fight, with full capabilities to continue the defense.
9th infantry division: how to fight the Cossack forces in the Great Patriotic

9th infantry division: how to fight the Cossack forces in the...

Fearless scouts participated in many wars, demonstrating the unique fighting qualities in the Caucasus and in the defense of Sevastopol, in the Russian-Turkish, Russian-Japanese and First world. Passed legendary "Stalinist thugs" and all the Great Patriotic, victorious returning to his native village in September 1945.
"Feat" of Pavlik Morozov: what were the questions

“Feat” of Pavlik Morozov: what were the questions

Have heroes in the Soviet era, and criticized with the advent of the democratic era of the pioneer Pavlik Morozov was the unenviable grandparents, genuinely did not like him or the daughter-in-law, grandchildren or others.
The first Soviet aircraft carrier: what was with the "Kiev"

The first Soviet aircraft carrier: what was with the “Kiev”

December 24, 1972 was the launching of the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Kiev". How is it that the Soviet aircraft carrier became the first ship in the Navy of the USSR, after a series of twists, turns, turned into a floating hotel?
Than residents of Petrograd were shocked by the first Soviet crematorium

Than residents of Petrograd were shocked by the first Soviet crematorium

Seizing power, the Bolsheviks sought to flip the traditional attitude of the Russian people not only to life but to death. As "the achievement of the European civilization" was applied to the opening in 1920, the year the country's first crematorium. However, he worked for only 3 months.
Kharis Yakupov: how Soviet artist became the enemy of the Third Reich

Kharis Yakupov: how Soviet artist became the enemy of the Third...

Tatar artist Haris Yakupov was one of the contenders for the destruction. The Nazis included it in the "Search list", which included people, something does not please the Nazi regime and Hitler personally. But what is a talented artist who never met the führer, could to annoy him?
Operation "Winter storm": how Hitler tried to save the army in Stalingrad

Operation “Winter storm”: how Hitler tried to save the army in...

After the German 6th army was surrounded at Stalingrad, it was expected that the leadership of the Wehrmacht will seek her release. About this operation was always referred to in historical literature as a major success of the red Army, who managed to stop the German troops. The General public, these events represented in the novel by Yuri Bondarev "Hot snow" and its eponymous film adaptation. In the Soviet version of these events was as follows. Created by the Wehrmacht army group "don" under the command of field Marshal Manstein. The red Army's stubborn defense stopped the German 4th Panzer army and then went on the offensive.
How insulting was her nickname for Nadezhda Krupskaya

How insulting was her nickname for Nadezhda Krupskaya

Nicknames that were given Krupskaya around, never varied: a lifetime Nadezhda Konstantinovna was awarded "fish names". However, despite this meager imagination relatives, friends and associates of the chosen leader, every nickname had a clear rationale.[C-BLOCK]
What the troops of Russian traitors fought against the red Army

What the troops of Russian traitors fought against the red Army

When talking about Soviet citizens, who fought in the Second World war on the German side, usually involve "Vlasov" and nationalists, type "Bandera" or the Lithuanian "forest brothers".
"Honey trap": what Soviet spies seduce women

“Honey trap”: what Soviet spies seduce women

With this, old as the world, way recruited by dozens of agents all over the world received hundreds, if not thousands, of sheets of top secret documents of national importance. The most beautiful and the most famous "honey trap" in the history of foreign intelligence is considered to be Mata Hari.[C-BLOCK]
"A black day for the United States air force": how the Soviet MiG-15 shot down 10 "flying fortresses"

“A black day for the United States air force”: how the...

The US army is using the flags of NATO, officially fought on the side of South Korea, and the Soviet Union supported the North Korean Republic. To this end, Moscow sent to Korea military advisers and pilots that control a jet fighter MiG-15. The most fierce battle of the Soviet and American pilots was along the southern shore of the Yalu river. The U.S. military called this part of Korea "MiG Alley". It was a battle that went down in history of the U.S. air force as "Black Thursday".
What kind of rocket artillery made the Wehrmacht on the Eastern front

What kind of rocket artillery made the Wehrmacht on the Eastern...

In Soviet times, no one doubted that the Red Army was the first who used rocket artillery. Due to the success of Soviet science and the achievements of Soviet industry, the Soviet Union was able to bypass all other countries, and to arm the Red Army with the most modern and high quality weapons. Still others only work with copied best Soviet designs. So it was written in all the books, and want to challenge that in Soviet times was not. Even today, many believe that the German rocket launcher was modeled after the Soviet "Katyusha", but it turned out much worse than they are.
As the parade of November 7, 1927 beat Stalin

As the parade of November 7, 1927 beat Stalin

In the XVII-XVIII centuries the Red square has become the venue of solemn military parades. After the transfer of the capital to Saint Petersburg in 1712, they were held less frequently and then stopped altogether. Revived the tradition under the Soviet regime in 1918. Parades was not in 1942 – 1944. The last parade on may day was held in 1968, and November in 1990. In post-Communist Russia parades are held annually on Victory Day. For such a long story parades have accumulated a lot of anecdotes and incidents.
Why the tankers Hitler avoided fighting with the T-34 in 1941

Why the tankers Hitler avoided fighting with the T-34 in 1941

The great Patriotic war was the most terrible event of the twentieth century. The German attack on the Soviet Union was accompanied by incredible cruelty, war crimes, and the resistance of the red army and the subsequent Victory became legendary. Wherever there are legends, there are myths.
Nadezhda Alliluyeva: the mystery of the death of Stalin's second wife

Nadezhda Alliluyeva: the mystery of the death of Stalin’s second wife

The death of the second wife of Joseph Stalin raises many questions even among modern historians. However, not less interesting are some of the events that followed the suicide of Nadezhda Alliluyeva. This destruction suicide letter Alliluyeva, and disappearance of documents on the autopsy of the body, and the words spoken by Stalin at the coffin of his wife.
Alexander Egnatashvili: was the "Kremlin chef" brother Stalin

Alexander Egnatashvili: was the “Kremlin chef” brother Stalin

The Soviet government, as you know, oppressed "former" from the "exploiting classes". It would seem that the fate of the brothers Egnatashvili descendant of a Georgian princely family, whose father owned restaurants – have been since 1917 to be unenviable. However, instead of the persecution they were favored by the Bolsheviks. Especially the amazing fate of his younger brother Alexander, who rose to the position of General of the NKVD. This career historians explain the likely relationship with Joseph Stalin.
Stepan Suprun: the mystery of the death of the first twice Hero of the Soviet Union

Stepan Suprun: the mystery of the death of the first twice...

Once the name of this legendary pilot was widely known in our country. Hero of the Soviet Union Stepan Suprun received a second similar title after his death. However, awarding nearly prevented the Nazis declared that Suprun actually surrendered. Then Stalin ordered to find out the place and circumstances of death of the pilot.
Raynaud Hakanen: the mystery of the death of a KGB agent who is betrayed by Rudolf Abel

Raynaud Hakanen: the mystery of the death of a KGB agent...

Drunkenness, immorality, and cowardice – not the best features of scout. Victim to these qualities his radio operator Raynaud Hahanna in 1957 was a Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. And behind him is a KGB agent Mikhail Svirin, Vitaly Pavlov, Alexander Korotkov, Roy Rhodes and Helen Sobel, who worked undercover in the United States and Canada. But nothing goes unpunished...
Lydia Perelygino: the fate of the civilian wife of Stalin

Lydia Perelygino: the fate of the civilian wife of Stalin

On the last link of Stalin, he was serving in the Turukhansk region, still there are a variety of legends. One of the most interesting pages of the biography of the leader of this period was his cohabitation with Lydia Pereprygivaya. According to some reports, Perelygina even had exiled Dzhugashvili two children. Despite this fact, the former civil wife never met.