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Apr
14
comment Did Stalin believe Israel would go communist?
"people neither join the communist camp nor enter the prison camp voluntarily" - there are a lot of Communist countries who became Communist independently of any external force. Yugoslavia, Cuba, China, Albania etc.
Apr
14
comment Did Hongwu Emperor flay 5000 women, and why?
Sorry for my English but what meaning of the verb "flay" is meant? Removing the skin or flagellation?
Apr
13
comment What is / are the specific reason(s) for Vyacheslav Molotov's fall from grace with Joseph Stalin?
He was married to that woman before the war as well...
Apr
9
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
Definitely OP knows about this speech.
Apr
9
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
This totally does not answer the question. Why on Earth you even put it here?
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
@T.E.D. anyway, the translation seems to be redunant as the questioner seems to be fluent in Russian.
Apr
8
comment Soviet reaction to Battle of the Denmark Strait
@Rohit they are mostly "German information agency says" - "Reuters says".
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
Can you please bring a source where start of WWII was blamed on the Entente exclusively? Can you please bring an evidence that the USSR switched to blame Germany exclusively after 1941? It seems your premise is somewhat imprecise. I think the change may be happened in 1970s or 1980s.
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
@T.E.D. In Russian "fascism" includes Nazism. Moreover, it was nearly the sole word for Nazism during the Soviet period (often narrowed down as "German fascism" in scientific sources). "Nazism" could be understood but never used, it became more wedespread after the fall of the USSR under English influence. But it seems there are some other issues of understanding of the translation. Where it says Mussolini was fighting against fascism?...
Apr
8
comment When did the Soviet Union stop blaming the Entente for WW2?
@sds why do u think there was any change at all? Firstly, it seems, from the very beginning the USSR blamed the both sides (not just Entente), and this continued later.
Mar
31
comment Why did the Soviet Union's economy grow fast in the 1950's-1960's?
There was a lot of the grain in the country in 1932/33. The harvest was high and derfinitely a lot higher than in the wartime, when there was no hunger.
Mar
16
comment Have Germany and Poland ever signed a peace treaty after WWII?
@Voitcus well possibly Poland as an Eastern block country did not recognize the FRG as a successor to Nazi Germany.
Mar
9
comment What is the earliest reference to “space aliens”?
@coderworks " The reason is, I wanted to see if there was a point when humans could conceive of other beings that maybe had other abilities than humans themselves but did not need to be revered." - well in that case I would say that unknown creatures from far countries were imagined more often.
Mar
9
comment Has anybody ever tried to use sea animals to pull a ship?
So it is possible. Was it used ever historically for travel/transportation/war?
Feb
18
comment Has anybody a complete list of Obelisks in the World?
Are u interested in somewhat notable obelisks? Any military cemetry or even a place of some WWII common grave would have some obelisks.
Feb
16
comment Why did English become Lingua Franca of the modern world?
@Matthew Read common people do not speak English, English is lingua franca for those who want international communication or build a carrier.
Feb
13
comment Today, how accurate and balanced is Paul Johnson's book *History of the Jews*?
"Jewish people believed so much that they were a special people, protected by God, that they evolved into one and survived" - from today's perpective it is a completely wrong claim. Ethnic Jews were not any more devoted than any other peoples. But those who converted were not called "Jews" any more. So the word "Jews" became reserved for the most devoted group out of all ethnic Jews.
Feb
10
comment Why did the USSR give Crimea to Ukraine?
"уймись, дурак" mans "stop, fool".
Feb
10
comment Why did the USSR preserve the national republics?
@Felix Goldberg possibly he asks about drawing the borders: whether they should be along the ethnic lines.
Feb
9
comment When and where was salt as valuable as gold?
Why salt cannot be just taken from sea water by evaporating it?