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Jan
28
comment Why did the Streltsy in Russia have no summer uniform?
I hope they at least did not wear the fur hats in summer.
Jan
26
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Jan
22
comment Were there in the USSR monasteries decorated with Soviet orders?
Note that any monastery was also a fort and a workshop so they could theoretically contribute during WWII, especially given that the monasteries have an extensive history of supporting the Russian military during the wars. One can speculate that a monastery could successfully defend against a siege or they could contribute in another fashion (providing industrial production, food or curing the wounded).
Jan
22
comment Were there in the USSR monasteries decorated with Soviet orders?
Well this does not sound that jokingly given that the patriarch Alexis I was decorated with the Red Banner Order in 1946.
Jan
22
comment Were there in the USSR monasteries decorated with Soviet orders?
Not "краснознаменный монастырь", but "Ордена Красного Знамени ххх монастырь"
Jan
22
comment Were there in the USSR monasteries decorated with Soviet orders?
@Felix Goldberg absolutely no idea. But I heard from somebody that he was in an "Order of the Red Banner XXX monastery". I have no idea whether it was serious or a joke. On the other hand, why not given that people were working in the monasteries and also they possibly contributed during WWII.
Jan
22
asked Were there in the USSR monasteries decorated with Soviet orders?
Jan
20
accepted What was the summer uniform of the streltsy?
Jan
20
asked What was the summer uniform of the streltsy?
Jan
12
comment Were soldiers in the World Wars paid?
Can you please clarify what country do you mean?
Jan
12
revised Why the Romans were unable to conquer Germania?
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Jan
6
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Jan
5
answered How was the first official geographical border established in Europe?
Dec
30
comment How was the first official geographical border established in Europe?
Please, reopen this question. I can answer it. The first known treaty determining the borders was concluded in 2100 BC in Mesopotamia between Lagash and Umma, the first known treaty in Europe was concluded in 493 BC between Rome and Latin League, the first known treaty in Europe that deals with borders was Peace of Callas in 450 BC.
Dec
30
comment How was the first official geographical border established in Europe?
The citizenship and fortified borders were already in ancient Rome.
Dec
26
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Dec
26
comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
@default locale I disagree. Evidence for individual events does not add or change anything in historical understanding. Only estimates of the numbers have historical value. That the individual events happened or could happen is not a point of controversy. What is controversial is the extent.
Dec
26
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Dec
24
comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
The Gulag Archipelago is a narrative novel, not a research work. It has many acknowledged and deliberate anti-Soviet lies, but Solzhenitsyn had dismissed all criticism by pointing out that the book is a work of art rather than a scientific source.
Dec
24
comment Early modern vs late modern vs post modern?
Well, here in Russia modern is traditionally counted to 1917, so roughly to WWI, in other cases to the beginning of the XX century. I never heard it being extended to WWII.