• Why the loss of the red Army was more than the Nazis

    Why the loss of the red Army was...

    History of the Second world war are so complex and multifaceted that it is often difficult to separate truth from fiction and propaganda from actual statistics. Even the number of dead and wounded can not be accurately set – scientists and researchers have reported a figure of 28 to 43 million people. But one thing they agree: the red Army's losses were significantly greater than those of the Wehrmacht. The reason is called the unwillingness of the "peace" of the Soviet Union to the war, the sudden rapid attack Hitler. But how close these statements are to the truth? Talking about surprises wrong, Stalin was not stupid, and his care is confirmed by many witnesses. The USSR, rather overestimated his own power, did not consider Germany as a serious enemy.

  • Valaam Island

    In the Northern part of lake Ladoga, called in the ancient times nevo, there are numerous Islands, the largest of them being Valaam.
    Light water rough lake wash an archipelago; without going to the shores of the Valaam Islands, they form picturesque bays and Straits, many of which serve as a refuge for ships seeking salvation from the fury of the waves. The marvelous picture reflected in the clear, calm waters of a high, precipitous cliffs give way to views of thick forest standing on the shores of big and small Islands.

  • 5 secrets of the Romanov dynasty

    5 secrets of the Romanov dynasty

    The origin of the dynasty, the story of the emblem and the circumstances of their accession to the throne all this still causes ambiguous interpretations of historians.

  • Ivan Susanin: riddles and answers

    Ivan Susanin: riddles and answers

    Ivan Susanin - a folk hero, a symbol of "peasant" loyalty to the king. For 400 years, the name and the legend of the miraculous salvation of the first sovereign of the Romanov dynasty became a part of folklore.

  • How Catherine II wanted to revive the Byzantine Empire

    How Catherine II wanted to...

    Catherine II was so sure that it will revive the Byzantine Empire that even a grandson named Constantine, and was preparing to give him power. Annexation of the Crimea was part of this ambitious project.

  • Riddles of the coats of arms of Russian cities

    Riddles of the coats of arms of...

    That Neptune makes on the arms of the Great Ustyug? Like a Peacock was the emblem of Serpukhov? "Russia is a riddle wrapped or wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma. When you look at Russian arms, you know that Churchill was right.

  • How Napoleon and Paul 1 wanted to conquer India

    How Napoleon and Paul 1 wanted...

    "Hindustan is ours" and "Russian soldiers washing their boots in the Indian Ocean" - it could become a reality in the distant 1801, when Paul I, together with Napoleon attempted the conquest of India.

  • Mysteries of the library of Ivan the Terrible

    Mysteries of the library of Ivan...

    Several centuries enthusiasts and adventurers unsuccessfully search the library of Ivan the Terrible. Serious scientists impress - search meaningless. But hope still remains.

  • Secrets of the Russian alphabet

    Secrets of the Russian alphabet

    What is encrypted in the "message to the Slavs"? How the Russian State was worth the letter "b"?

  • The Secret Of Omar Khayyam

    The Secret Of Omar Khayyam

    Omar Khayyam is known to everyone. Everything heard or read his poems. However, if he owns most of them, debatable. But we can say unequivocally that he was the greatest scientist of his time, and his glory is wider popularity of the poet for postcards.

  • Life of Ivan the Terrible in the Alexander settlement

    Life of Ivan the Terrible in the...

    December 3, 1564 Ivan the Terrible had left Moscow and moved to the Alexander suburb. Nearly two decades of capital, cultural and political center of the state was the suburban residence of the king.

  • 7 names of Russia

    7 names of Russia

    "Russia" - the name is relatively new. Before that territory was recorded in historical annals and plotted on maps under other names.

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