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Yes There were many national and non-national groups that were for various reasons opposed to Soviet Union and considered the Third Reich as a lesser evil. Each had its own reasons for that. Let's mention some of them : Western Ukrainians (from Galicia) . Galicia was not part of the Russian Empire before WW1. It belonged to Austria-Hungary. The Austrians ...


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There were collaborators in all the countries occupied by the Germans, but in some they were more conspicuous than others. You have mentioned the situation in Yugoslavia. In the Ukraine the mainly Catholic, traditionally pro-European population in Western Ukraine collaborated to a large extent with the Nazis, as far as actively participating in the murder of ...


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An example by Suvarov himself: Kinburn (1787) At 16.00 hours Russian reinforcements approached and Suvorov repeated his attack, after releasing Cossacks to attack around the left flank of the enemy over the shoals and into their rear. This attack was successful, and Turks were forced out from the trenches and forced against the coast, forcing the fleet to ...


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Interesting question but I have some misconceptions about what you're exactly asking: Envelopment tactics were not used, for example, by the French against Russians in 1800 (except for Austerlitz), unless you considered a rather large definition of envelopment. If this large definition is OK, then one of the first employment by Russian Army is the battle of ...


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Soviet system, frugality and spying When we talk about real cost of Soviet atomic program, and military programs in general, we must first remember that money in Soviet economy was more of facade than real medium for exchange of goods. Soviet citizens had very low standard of living, especially during WW2 and immediately after it. Problem was not lack of ...


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Op's comparison of value is a red herring. Cost of living was dramatically lower in the Soviet Union than in the U.S., even at the time, so raw exchange rate creates a completely meaningless value comparison. Only for international purchases outside the Soviet Block would it have any meaning. It's important to realize that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, ...


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It’s Michail Georgadze, secretary of the Supreme Soviet, who is mostly known just for signing all the state award orders during the late Brezhnev's period. Here is an annotated copy of your image from a Russian state photography archive: https://photo.rgakfd.ru/photo/129046 (mirror: https://photo.rgakfd.ru.office.kaisa.ru/photo/129046)


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