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revised What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
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comment Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
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comment Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
-1 for using Beevor.
Apr
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@DVK calculate yourself: according to Krivosheev's study about military losses of Russia in XX century wars, totally there were 34476,7 thousand people under rifle in the USSR (pre-war+mobilized) and 21107 thousand in Germany. Given the population figures for the USSR (190 million) and Germany (80 million) we can conclude that total people under rifle were 18% of population in the USSR and 26,4% of population in Germany. At any given point the both figures were lower of course. Link to the study: lib.ru/MEMUARY/1939-1945/KRIWOSHEEW/poteri.txt
Apr
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Drux difference between Julian and Gregorian calendars was only 13 days. This could not affect year of birth more than by 1 (and even that only if the birthdate was between 1st and 13th January).
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Darek Wędrychowski they were actually soldiers and many were killed in battles. The documents available vary but in many of them one can find the cause of death. Most of the documents are the casualties reports of the military units. For example, Drobyshev was killed in combat according the record.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Drux I think most of them are indeed typos, and there is no possible way to reliably distinguish the typos.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@Drux you can always change the choice of the selected answer.
Mar
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answered Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
Mar
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comment Were there opium dens in Russia during the 19th century?
@Tom Au Russia never bordered India.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
@DVK oh I thought he was asking about the most ancient known hero. I misinterpreted the question. Anyway, the legends and myths provide us with accounts of heroes who lived much longer than biologically possible.
Mar
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comment Who was the oldest recorded participant in a battle whom we know of?
Do you include mythical and semi-mythical heroes like Achilles, Hector, king Leonid, David, Goliath etc?
Mar
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revised Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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revised Did the poor performance of the Red Army in the Winter War significantly contribute to German underestimation of the USSR's military capacity?
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Mar
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revised Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
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answered Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
Mar
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comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@DVK As the originators of the GDI idea described, the goal was actually to make the USSR to spend more than the US so to undermine their economy. They were well aware they will not eliminate MAD.
Mar
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comment Kazakhstan and anti-capitalism in the 1990s
Any references to the sentiment? Any indication that there was any special sentiment in Kazakhstan compared to other post-Soviet states?
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revised Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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