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May
29
comment Why is Finland represented as a Soviet satellite in this 1947 cartoon?
@FelixGoldberg I found a reference to the origins of the cartoon and its publication date. My answer was based on a hypothesis that cartoon is a reflection on a July 12 conference, which doesn't seem to be true. I hope someone with an access to Daily Mail archives can shed some lights on this issue.
May
29
comment Why is Finland represented as a Soviet satellite in this 1947 cartoon?
@DarekWędrychowski I see image there. Here is a direct link to full picture. Does it work for you?
May
29
comment Why is Finland represented as a Soviet satellite in this 1947 cartoon?
Cartoon is by British cartoonist Leslie Gilbert Illingworth, published in Daily Mail 16.06.47. Google Images search returned extended version with better colouring
May
29
comment Why is Finland represented as a Soviet satellite in this 1947 cartoon?
Finland had to pay reparations at the time, and, thus, under Soviet economical pressure. Also, refusal to participate in Marshall Plan was one of the first collaborative actions of Eastern Bloc countries (July, 1947), and Finland was among them.
Apr
18
comment How severe was the 1943 Bengal Famine?
Wikipedia article on a matter has references to several different estimates. If you want to ask for evidence regarding Churchill's reaction then I believe you can come up with better title. Something like: Did Winston Churchill vetoed food supply offers to Bengal? Anyway, aforementioned article references several sources for this one too.
Apr
16
comment Did Pythagoras visit Judaea, Arabia, and/or India?
+1. Nice answer. Do you plan to provide an English translation of this excerpt?
Apr
8
comment Are there any good sources on the history of the name for Kazakhstan?
@David in Kazakh latin used before Cyrillic alphabet "kazakh" was written as "qazaq", and "Kazakhstan" as "Qazaqstan" (generally q was used for қ). I believe that changes in English spelling are smaller parts of major changes in spelling of pretty much all of toponyms in Kazakhstan. Actually, "қазақ" sort of matches russian "кхазакх" and english "khazakh", but non of these is a perfect match, so there probably was a decision to stick with more established option
Apr
3
revised Are there any good sources on the history of the name for Kazakhstan?
I believe this should be a link to kazakh wiki
Apr
3
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Apr
3
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Apr
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Apr
1
reviewed No Action Needed Was the American Civil War the first to include multiple multi-day battles?
Mar
29
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Mar
29
revised Kazakhstan and anti-capitalism in the 1990s
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Mar
5
comment Is this true that the Soviet Army soldiers had no helmets in the beginning of WW2?
@jwenting movie is based on fact great assumption, I can't wait to see answers on stackoverflow and programmers.SE based on Swordfish. the personal recollection of survivors Again if you can link to any kind of such memoirs (soviet soldier fighting against Germans with bare hands) feel free to post it. This discussion went too far without any factual evidence.
Mar
5
comment Is this true that the Soviet Army soldiers had no helmets in the beginning of WW2?
@jwenting I hope you understand that Enemy at the Gates is not really historically accurate movie? I think that you need really strong evidence to support claims like that.
Mar
5
comment Is this true that the Soviet Army soldiers had no helmets in the beginning of WW2?
@jwenting Nice point. I was answering OP's question: soviet army soldiers had no helmets. My point is that regular army was equipped with helmets in 1941. I'll try to find sources on production numbers. If you have references on helmet shortage during mass mobilization be sure to post them here.
Mar
5
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
@jwenting agreed. My point was that there were no wounded... line sounded too absolutist to me.
Mar
5
answered Is this true that the Soviet Army soldiers had no helmets in the beginning of WW2?
Mar
5
comment Was it Stalin behind the idea of universal elections in the USSR?
What kind of answer do you expect here? Alternative elections were not implemented and government position on them was pretty much clear. Do you expect somebody to bring some kind of personal interview with Stalin regretting unfulfilled dream of universal elections? I believe in its current form question is not answerable.