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May
20
revised Was there discrimination against Jewish people at the entrance exams to the most prestigious universities in the USSR?
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May
20
answered Was there discrimination against Jewish people at the entrance exams to the most prestigious universities in the USSR?
May
20
comment Eastern and Southern Europe in the medieval time period?
@Mark C. Wallace this is not exactly the case, some condottierri could easily change their allegiance. Many of them were employed by the emperor and so on. The most prominent separation was probably between the Guelph party and the Ghibelline party. So one can talk about "party soldiers".
May
20
comment Eastern and Southern Europe in the medieval time period?
@T.E.D. In Rus they were called "Greeks" or "Ромеи" "Romei" (from Greek "Romaioi" "Romans").
May
20
revised Eastern and Southern Europe in the medieval time period?
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May
20
comment Eastern and Southern Europe in the medieval time period?
"Eastern Roman Empire became known as the Byzantine Empire" - no! it did not became known as such! This name ("Byzantine empire") is a modern invention.
May
20
answered Eastern and Southern Europe in the medieval time period?
May
17
comment Why didn't the Arab states industrialize?
The pop growth was a result of industrialization (and other advancements), not the opposite.
May
16
accepted What shoulder straps are these?
May
16
comment What uniform did the Supreme State Arbiter of the USSR wear?
This photo shows that one of people who occupied this position (Malshakov) wore an uniform: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/f/f4/… Although, not clear which one.
May
16
comment What uniform did the Supreme State Arbiter of the USSR wear?
@Elrond I think, yes.
May
15
asked What shoulder straps are these?
May
15
asked What uniform did the Supreme State Arbiter of the USSR wear?
May
15
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May
15
revised Did American policymakers seriously consider scaling down Lend Lease Aid to the Soviet Union after the battle of Kursk?
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May
15
asked Was there a state in history where influence of sport fans on politics was greater than in medieval Byzantine Empire?
May
10
comment What is the difference between NKVD and OGPU (USSR)
@Felix Goldberg well this depends on how you measure "importancy". It definitely was far smaller in numbers. I also have problem with understanding the term "secret police". How police can be "secret"?
May
10
comment What is the difference between NKVD and OGPU (USSR)
@Mark C. Wallace I really do not understand your sarcasm, what do you mean to say? That there were many counter-intelligence agents among firefighters? That the counter-intelligence could use firefighters as a source of cadres? Some another idea?
May
9
answered Printing - When did advertisements in colour became commonplace?
May
7
revised What were the Nazi racial views on Hungarians and the Japanese?
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