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]
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".
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]
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".
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.
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.
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.


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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?