Unhappy Bahu-Bike, Queen of Dagestan

Bahu-Bike (illustration by Evgeniya Andreeva) The first half of the 19th century was a difficult time for Dagestan (now a united republic). Dagestan was torn apart by local rulers into separate competing... Read more »

Legend of the United States Marine Corps. Lewis “Honor” Puller: from rank and file to general

Second Lieutenant USMC Lewis B. Puller, 1926 The Marine Corps has regularly fought and is involved in various wars, and its personnel are constantly receiving awards. Lewis Barwell “Honor” Puller is still... Read more »

Albert Speer. The man who did not save the Third Reich

New Minister of Armaments The story of the war criminal of the Third Reich, who never received due retribution at the Nuremberg Tribunal, should start not with the youth and professional development... Read more »

Heroic Belgium. First victim of German aggression

We continue the cycle “Victory of the Entente – victory of Russia” (“The victory of the Entente is the victory of Russia. Who is to blame for the outbreak of the First... Read more »

Horses and saddles of the 16th-17th centuries

Magnificent saddle around 1455 of King Ladislav Postum (“Posthumous”) (1440 – 1457) – King of Bohemia from 1453, King of Hungary from May 15 to July 17, 1440 (1st time) (coronation on... Read more »

The Shepherd and the Cultural Phenomenon. Wild West cowboy

Texas Cowboys, Drawing 1886 Library of Congress / catalog.loc.gov From adventure books and films, the stereotypical image of a cowboy from the Wild West is well known. This is a dashing guy... Read more »

Western propaganda during the Caucasian War. An old tradition of defamation

Military gathering of the Circassians. Illustration by James Bell The tears of the girl Bana, the ubiquitous armored Buryats, the holy cow of the “White Helmets”, Russian hackers, poisoners of the Skripals... Read more »

Nikolay Andreev. Hero-tanker of the Battle of Stalingrad

Soviet tank aces… Nikolai Rodionovich Andreev is one of the representatives of the Soviet tank aces during the Great Patriotic War. Nikolai Andreev was at the front from the first day of... Read more »

There is no land for them beyond the Rhine. The first failures of the Great Army in 1814

Ferry, another ferry Field Marshal Blucher, having ferried his Silesian army across the Rhine, actually dragged the allied forces into France. But many were beyond the Rhine even before the Prussians. However,... Read more »

“Tankograd”. How the USSR tracked vehicle forge was born

Cheliabinsk Tractor Plant The construction of the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant in the 30s of the last century was one of the most important events in the life of the country. No wonder... Read more »