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Jun
25
comment What was the lena River Delta U-boat base in the Soviet Arctic used for?
Was there any base at all? Sounds like a question for skeptics. Google search didn't bring anything other than unconfirmed theories published in local newspapers.
May
30
comment Has the strength of the historical-archaeological method ever been tested experimentally?
@pew Subtitles are deceiving, especially in online articles :). But it's reasoning that matters. To quote from article: While there is uncertainty as to precisely how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid, there is certainty about the fact that it was done.
May
27
comment Has the strength of the historical-archaeological method ever been tested experimentally?
@pew I'm not sure I follow. As far as I can tell (I just skimmed an article) authors claim that it is possible to build the Great Pyramid of Giza in 10 years with 13200 men using modern project management and ancient technologies. Sorry, I couldn't find any far-reaching conclusions on how pyramid was actually built by ancient Egyptians.
May
8
comment Has the strength of the historical-archaeological method ever been tested experimentally?
Historians routinely draw quite far-reaching conclusions Would you mind to give us an example of far-reaching conlusion in archaeological research? Regarding experiment, how can we measure success and failure in such an experiment?
Jan
6
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
@Michael, well, I just pointed to the document that guarantees amnesty for wounded soldiers. I've never heard anything about "10 dangerous missions". Would you be so kind to provide references for this part?
Oct
2
comment Stalin cultivated a “Friend of the Children” image: Why? Did other communist/socialist leaders do the same?
I believe this question is offtopic because it requests to link absolutely separate concepts. It's pretty much equivalent to: Hitler was vegan and had obnoxious mustache. What was the reason for this? What other dictators cultivated such a combo?
Aug
15
comment What is the historical evidence behind the claim that the Soviet armies perpetrated mass rapes during their stay in Germany?
Question is not about numeric estimates, it's just about evidence. Number of war rapes (be it Red Army soldiers in Poland/Germany, Nazi soldiers in Poland/USSR, US soldiers in Germany/France/Japan) is hard to estimate due to many different factors (e.g., women's silence). -1 specifically for the 1st paragraph, which is just irrelevant. I'll reverse if the answer improves.
Aug
15
comment Did American slave holders typically give their slaves the names of Roman nobility?
Could you add some references to support this answer?
Jun
16
comment Did people near antebellum Asheville N.C. own slaves?
While the first part is perfectly answerable, "otherwise..." part looks subjective and offtopic here.
Jun
13
comment what was the size of surface of a cereal crop needed per man per year during the Dark Ages in western europe?
Here's a paper from references: English Agricultural Output And Labour Productivity, 1250–1850
Jun
13
comment what was the size of surface of a cereal crop needed per man per year during the Dark Ages in western europe?
Wikipedia article on British Agricultural Revolution presents a table relevant to the second part of your question (in bushels per acre, though)
Jun
12
comment What was the role of Nikita Khrushchev during the battle of Stalingrad?
Answer doesn't have any references. -1 specifically for factually incorrect As a KGB officer... claim.
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
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.