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Surrendered in July 1942, Lieutenant-General of the red Army Andrei Vlasov took what is called a "vacant niche". If it was not, the Germans would have found someone else who would head the collaborationist formations of the Soviet prisoners of war.
Foreigners call it the "Dead hand", and Russian system "Perimeter". Under these words there is an automatic control system, capable to respond to massive nuclear strike.
Since 1990-ies of the Caucasus is strongly associated with murders, explosions and kidnappings. However, in Soviet times, on both sides of the Caucasian ridge were active criminals and terrorists.
More terrible world war to modern human civilization can only be a huge natural disaster. For example, the eruption of the volcano. Once in a similar way after the eruption of Vesuvius have been wiped off the face of the Earth the famous Pompeii. The question is, who's next?
During the joint occupation of Berlin, the relations of soldiers of the red Army and its Western allies was by no means peaceful. Between the Soviet soldiers and the Americans were often skirmishes. Although the causes of conflict seemingly "domestic" for them felt the political tension, eventually destroyed the anti-Hitler coalition.
On 5 November 1918 was created the Main intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the foreign intelligence body of the Ministry of defense of the USSR.
Despite the fact that the Second World war was a battle of tanks and planes, horses were used not only as draught animals but also as combat. Tell how, where and with whom fought the Soviet cavalry in the great Patriotic war.