As of military force, we turned into a funny story (think, Bulgaria)

It is always useful to keep in mind an old joke since the second World War and the beginning of 50-ies of the last century. All the more so that the young people they are new. Here is one of them. China is in a state of war, and is preparing an offensive. Captain ordered: "Two million Marines in the center, at 5,000,000 on the flanks, the other in reserve. Tanks in advance! Are there any questions? "Panzer Army Commander:" Both tanks? "

2nd funny story about Albania. Armenian Radio was asked: "Why Albanian submarines moving zigzag — that are

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How and when Adolf Hitler decided to poruha USSR

Days of celebration ended with victory, but there is another, this time the funeral date — June 22, 1941. On the eve of the anniversary of the attack by Nazi Germany on the Russian alliance would be superfluous to recall the incident Adolf Hitler making this decision. This article was written by me in the continuation of the article A. Ogneva — soldiers, doctors, honored worker of science — "Exposing the falsifiers of history. Plan" Barbarossa "signed" in which the creator proves that "Germany was preparing to rage against the Soviet Union immediately after the surrender of France." In my

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How majestic Russian war has changed the concept of infantry weapons

Before the war, the work has been done and without registration, so arm Marines ranged, high-quality automatic weapon — automatic (semi-automatic) rifle. War had brought their ruthless aspects.

Before the war, infantry divisions, dominated by self-loading rifle. In June 1941, the 41st Infantry Division was armed with 420 guns, machine guns Degtyareva, 4128 self-loading rifles "SVT".

The Germans immediately noted this fact, HR Division of the Red Army did not have time to effect mobilization, were stretched along the front, but were well armed with an automatic weapon. Soldiers of the Wehrmacht used to relish the Russian self-loading

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How were thwarted poisoning Hitlers plans

In November 1941, Army Group "South", commanded by Field Marshal H. von Rundstedt, headed for another of success. November 19 advanced units of the division of 1st Panzer Group, Colonel-General E. von Kleist, breaking through heavy snow, took Rostov-on-Don. Reading the report of the capture of the victorious Rostov, Hitler came to believe that the gates are open and the Caucasus are in his hands. But after a while the Fuehrer vyznat that as a result of sudden and rapid head of the South-Western Front, commanded by Marshal of the Russian Union of SK Tymoshenko, Kleist was obliged to

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As the British Dynamite allies

On the 70th anniversary of the famous evacuation of British troops at Dunkirk

"Britain has no fixed opponents and constant friends, she only permanent interests" — this is not clear when and by whom the phrase was uttered, but the winged. One of the clearest examples of such policies — "Operation Dynamo" (evacuation of British troops at Dunkirk May 26 — June 4, 1940). The least known to the general public numerous "Dunkirk" of the British expeditionary forces in other parts of Europe in that war, and that is the "Dynamo" could happen as early as the First World War.

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Every fifth sin in the army — corruption

Military prosecutors beating anxiety. According to them, the corruption in the security ministries, despite the attempts of departmental management, constantly grows.About the rampant crime of criminal command-and illustrated by statistics that sounded manager GWP Sergei Fridinskiy. According to him, every fifth severe offense in the army is corrupt nature. Only during the winter and spring of the present year, military prosecutors have identified more than 800 of these crimes.

With all of this caught the hand of corrupt officials in uniform has increased by half. People who commit forgery, — 1.4 times. In the power structures as before missing

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Caucasian Front in the First World War. Part 1.

Martial acts began in November 1914, following an attack on the Ottoman Empire, the Russian Empire and continued until March 1918, when they signed the Brest peace treaty. It was the last big military conflict between Russia and Turkey. And it ended for both empires (Ottoman, and Russian) catastrophically, the two powers could not stand the severity of the First World War and fell. Began war with the fact that on 29 and 30 October 1914 the German-Turkish fleet under the command of German Admiral Wilhelm Souchon bombarded Sevastopol, Odessa, Theodosia and Novorossiysk (in Russia this event has received an

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Caucasian Front in the First World War. Part 3

Combat actions in 1916-1917 gg.

By the end of 1915 the situation in the Caucasus front has been measured, the Russian won the war up in several battles, stood in the opponent's area 70 km. from Erzurum. Yes, Turks returned to his strength, 3rd Turkish army closed Erzurum on Sarykamysh and Oltinskom direction. Their positions are fastened mountainous terrain and maloprohodimaya, especially in the winter. Well, he was perfectly Erzurum fortified by the Germans, transformed into a high-class fortress. In the case of Russia's coming was to be transferred from the reserves of Istanbul. The weakness of the Turks

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Holder of all Russian orders Ivan Paskevich

Ivan Paskevich prodigious man of destiny. Holder of all Russian orders, Field Marshal Austrian, Prussian and Russian troops, the rescuer crown of Franz Josef, the governor of the Caucasus, the owner of the Persian Order of the Lion and the Sun, and the huge number of other awards. A historiographies Paskevich often referred to as "strangler freedoms" of Poland and Hungary for the oppression of uprisings in the second quarter of the XIX century …

Not many could have imagined in 1782, which rich in war and life awaits action born in non-poor landlord family of Ivan Paskevich. Father,

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On the history of religious tolerance in the army and navy

Now no one longs to build the Armed Forces of the scene of sectarian disputes

In modern Russian army military 60 percent consider themselves believers, 80 percent of them — Orthodox. Immediately in the Armed Forces are serving 13 percent of Muslims, Buddhists, three per cent. Four percent of the military personnel adhere to other religious beliefs. Taking into account this multi-religious composition, it is useful to turn to the pre-revolutionary experience of relations of the country, the Russian Orthodox Church, the military and spiritual department with representatives of other faiths and non-Orthodox denominations in the Russian army.

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