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The original Russian version is Железной рукой загоним человечество к счастью. The images Google found: all show fragments of the same photograph which absolutely could NOT have been made in Solovki. The reason is that the orthography of the text is the old (pre-revolutionary) one. By 1923 when the prison camp was created, the new orthography was quite ...


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There were a number of reasons why the Soviet Union produced a large number of good snipers. 1) The Soviet Union had a population of 170 million, more than that of the United States, Germany, Japan, or Britain. They had a larger manpower pool to draw from than the other main combatants. 2) Many of the Soviet snipers came from Siberia, which was much like ...


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The Soviets encountered the Finnish snipers in the Winter War (the number one in your list is - Simo Häyhä - fought there) and saw their effectiveness first hand, so they heavily invested in training snipers right before and during the war. They also had (and still have) good starting material for training - the relatively large number of professional ...


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What and Why Happened The agreements called for Russia to be the sole heir to the USSR, because, contrary to the official Soviet propaganda, Russia was not just the "first among equals". USSR was a "re-branding" of the Russian Empire. Thus Russia inherited The debt The properties abroad (embassies &c) Operational control over Nukes Treaties, ...


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When following both German (eastern front) and Soviet official loss figures 22th June 1941 to 31 Decemberg 1944 we will get these figures: Total German losses: 5 790 459 killed, wounded, missing Total Soviet losses: 26 579 242 killed, wounded, missing Loss rate: 1:4,59 (nobody knows what were German loss figures during last four months of 1945, official ...


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The problem is the definition. Great Purge as itself wasn't a single event under Stalin's rule but waves of executions and convictions. In fact after Lenin's death in 1922 Stalin came to power. With increasing intensity he started to deal with rivals, first politically, then he had enough power to order uncontrolled massacre. The most famous period is the ...



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