1. Q

    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Rome......

    If we were to trace the legacy of Rome, from ancient times to the modern, what paths could it take? Zeroeth Rome: Athens? 1st Rome: Rome. The original one 2nd Rome: Byzantium/Constantinople 3rd Rome: For me, instead of one linear path, the paths diverge here into two separate directions...
  2. Pillbox city

    Soviet prisons in the post-Stalin years

    In the Gulag Archipelago*, Soviet prisons and the gulag work camps were described in great detail and in how terrible it was to end up in one. However, I can't find much information of what it was like to get imprisoned in the USSR decades after Stalin's death, were Soviet prisons and work camps...
  3. M

    Stanisław Żółkiewski and the Muscovy war

    Hello,I have been looking for a book called " The Beginning and Progress of the Muscovy War " translated to the English or spanish with no success,does anyone knows where I can download it? Thanks
  4. Mural of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 19th century, Troyan Monastery, Bulgaria.jpg

    Mural of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 19th century, Troyan Monastery, Bulgaria.jpg

    Mural of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 19th century, Troyan Monastery, Bulgaria. Cyril and Methodius were Byzantine monks learned in Greek, Latin and Hebrew. So they developed the alphabets for the Slavs inclusive the Russians by mixing these 3 aforementioned languages in one system.
  5. Sukhoi Su-57 Jet Fighter

    Sukhoi Su-57 Jet Fighter

    The Sukhoi Su-57 is the designation for a stealth, single-seat, twin-engine multirole fifth-generation jet fighter being developed for air superiority and attack operations. The aircraft is the product of the PAK FA, a fifth-generation fighter program of the Russian Air Force.
  6. Underground

    Invasion of Poland by Germany and Soviet Russia in 1939

    In September 1939 Berlin and Moscow jointly attacked Poland, starting the World War 2. They split Polish land into two parts and established brutal control including mass executions, deportation, etc. In addition, the Red Army occupied Western Belarus and Western Ukraine. It is...
  7. P

    If Russia had to fight German alone in WW2, would it win?

    Many people all over the internet say that it was the Russians who beat Germany and won WW2 and other countries help was negligible, so, if Russia was to fight the Germans alone, would it win?
  8. Futurist

    Russia's 20th century development without Communism

    What do you think that Russia's 20th century development would have looked like had the Bolshevik coup of 1917 failed? For instance, do you think that Russia would have become a developed country by now? Also, do you think that Russia would have retained all of the territories of the Russian...
  9. D

    Is Rus the direct predecessor of Russia?

    - any citizen of Russia will answer you for that - Yes, of course! Оur Russia is the direct heir of Rus. The most of the citizens of other countries will give you a similar answer - if they are more or less familiar with the history of Russia. Russia is a direct heir of Rus - this thesis...
  10. Futurist

    The ideal capital for a Greater Russia

    I previously talked about the merits of moving Greater Germany's capital to Prague so that it would have a more centralized location. That said, though, here is another question for you: What do you think that the ideal capital for a Greater Russia would have been? I'm asking this question...
  11. Underground

    How many unemployed people were shot and killed in the Soviet Russia?

    I came across this document, and am wondering how many unemployed people were shot and killed in the Soviet Russia? Anyone has data on how many unemployed people were shot to death in 1970s? Or during other decades? This is what the form says (translated from Russian): 1. Full Name 2. Date...
  12. Futurist

    Which ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Ottoman E were the most disloyal?

    Which ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Ottoman Empire were the most disloyal in the pre-World War I years? I was inspired to ask this question by Shtajerc's comment in another thread about how most Slovenes in Austria-Hungary were loyal to the Dual Monarchy until late into World...
  13. Underground

    Children-prisoners in Russia

    Russian documentary... memoirs ... Children - prisoners... enormous number of destroyed families. Stalin's order allowing execution of 12-years old for counter-revolutionary activities. Hard to digest historic truth about Bolshevism. aw9yzJMb9RU
  14. El Cid

    Why did the Russians win most wars against the Turks? From the second half of 1500s the Russians expanded continuously for almost each century, and often on the behalf of the Turks. Out of 12 Russo-Turkish wars the Russians prevailed as the clear winner. So I...
  15. Underground

    Russian history, 1949: Deportation of families and children, from Moldova to Siberia

    By the orders from Kremlin, in July 1949, within two day, 35,000 Moldovan civilians including 12,000 children were deported to Siberia. This is an interesting video describing inhumane conditions of the deportation and extreme hardship in Siberia. -fRyrVg5ALk This is a good link showing the...
  16. R

    Russia has fewer troops and more draggons, MG and fieldguns in Manchuria in 1904

    OTL russia had a huge force with a ridiculous number of MG and fieldguns. For example in the battle of the Yalu River (the fisrt major land battle of the war), there were a ridicuolous 62 Russian fieldguns guarding an extremely long front of over 130 miles. This was one of the few battles in...
  17. Futurist

    If Austria-Hungary makes peace in 1917, does this prevent Russia from going Red?

    If Kaiser Karl would have been willing to make peace at any price in 1917 in order to get Austria-Hungary out of World War I, would the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia have been prevented? Basically, if Austria-Hungary is willing to make peace on terms that are acceptable to the Allies (which...
  18. Futurist

    Was Russia more humane to Siberians & C. Asians than USA was to Indians?

    Was Russia more humane to Siberians and Central Asians when it settled their territories with ethnic Russians than the U.S. was when it settled various Native American lands with White settlers? Also, how humane was the French settlement in Algeria in comparison to the Russian and U.S. examples...
  19. tomar

    WW1: Germany allies with Russia

    Would not an alliance of Germany, Austria Hungary and Russia been in the best interest of these 3 empires ? Why did not Germany use the 1905 war between Russia and Japan when the support from France to Russia was minimal and Britain allied itself with Japan to do all it could to forge such an...
  20. DavidChandler

    Film - Letters From The Crimea

    Here’s a short film featuring the Crimean war memorial in Lancaster. It also features correspondence from Lancastrian soldiers, who served in the conflict. ‪ofBcoxk6XP4 Does anyone know of any other Crimean war memorials around Britain?