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The project "Terra-3", held on official documents as an Object 2505, was initiated in 1966. Two years before that, the Soviet physicists N. G. Basov and O. N. Krokhin put forward the idea of using a powerful laser beam to destroy ballistic missiles. To solve the problem was organized CDB "Ray" and brought the best minds in the Soviet Union.
In 1926 Nicholas Roerich brought back from his Asian expedition message of the Himalayan sages, who were called Mahatmas. From Sanskrit, the ancient literary language of India, this word is translated as "great soul". The message of Himalayan admired the achievements of the Bolsheviks and predicted more great things.
In the 1960-1970-ies the so-called "Zagorsk experiment" was widely reported in the media. And no wonder: for those years, it was a quite unique experience of deaf-blind children. However, despite the fact that the experiment was a success, the organizers repeatedly subjected to harsh criticism.
Over the past two centuries in the production of military weapons, the tendency to reduce caliber. It is obvious to all that to create the perfect weapon is impossible, so the designers are trying to make a rifle that will surpass all analogs. In 1974 the Soviet army was a momentous event, it has been adopted the AK-74, which used the 5.45 mm. Scepticism about this was quite unhealthy, and it is so entrenched that until now, some say that the 7.62 mm was better. All specifications in this article taken from “Something of a recent upsurge in the CIS. Handbook of small arms” by Alexander Bogolyubov.
The legendary Brest fortress during the great Patriotic war was right on the shore of the bug river which was the border between the USSR and Germany. In the event of war part of the fortress in the fighting was inevitable. The Germans had to attack, though outdated, but still powerful Russian rock twice.
The recent debate between Russian politicians and journalist of the newspaper Die Welt, the "doubters" in the Russian victory in the tank battle at Prokhorovka, once again drew attention to the immortal heroism of the tankers of the red Army. For 4 years in battles with Hitler's "Tigers" and "Panthers" was lost about 117 thousand Soviet tanks. And the crew, in accordance with the Charter, defended each of armored vehicles to the last.
In the present Ukraine along with Stepan Bandera a "founding father" of statehood is considered "left-nationalist" Simon Petlyura. However, outside the Square the name of the chieftain is often associated with the bloody atrocities in retribution for the Petliura was assassinated a few years after the Civil war.