369 reputation
18
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years
seen yesterday

Java and .Net developer

I have proposed Language Reviews site on area51 - site for language learners wanting to get feedback on their language usage from experts, native speakers. Code Review for natural texts.

If you are interested in practicing foreign language and think that such a site is a good fit for Stackexchange network then, please, follow the proposal on area51. Thanks!


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
awarded  Yearling
Apr
3
suggested suggested edit on Are there any good sources on the history of the name for Kazakhstan?
Apr
1
awarded  Custodian
Apr
1
reviewed No Action Needed Was the American Civil War the first to include multiple multi-day battles?
Mar
29
awarded  Organizer
Mar
29
revised Kazakhstan and anti-capitalism in the 1990s
edited tags
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.
Mar
4
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
@jwenting I assume it's an answer for Anixx's comment. I have to say that I agree that regime in penal units was extremely harsh and mortality rate (is it a suitable term?) was very high. But considering shtrafbats, I found references in support of amnesty for hospitalized soldiers. I don't have any statistic on number of such occasions, though (at least one example from quick google search). Also, "wounded" and "turning back in hopeless situations" are different categories.
Feb
25
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
4
comment How has Chinese GDP as a percentage of world GDP changed over time and why?
I believe that Song's success must be attributed to the earlier period. Before continuous jurchen and mongol invasions. Also, I would be happy if China Whisper's article showed some references. I feel awkward every time I notice USD in historical approximations.
Jan
9
comment Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
@Anixx OP requested "founder of the nation", which is not clear, but for me movement against inner powers (communist party(politburo), monarch, dynasty, monarchy itself, dictatorship) is more of a political change than a foundation of the nation.
Jan
8
comment How many hours per day did a Sumerian farmer sleep?
electric lighting resulted in people staying active after dark, it was too dark to work, and slept What about using firelight? Firelight is not suitable for industry and field jobs, but craftsmen and peasants could stay effective after sunset. Am I understanding this correctly?
Jan
8
comment Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
And in case we accept political reformators, Hitler makes much better example as a "founder" of Third Reich
Jan
8
comment Is there any country where the founder of the nation is no longer respected?
Russia was one of the soviet republics. Yeltsin signed the agreement of USSR dissolution. At the moment of signing, he was already a president of Russia. Yeltsin certainly was a leader of political reforms, but I wouldn't call him a "founder" of modern Russia.