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The Soviets learned several very important lessons during the Great Patriotic War. The first was that it is virtually impossible to conceal one’s intent to attack, even at the outset of hostilities. 2,857 more words


Khalkhin-Gol (1939)

Khalkhyn Gol, August 1939. Offensive of Soviet BT-7 tanks.

Grigori Shtern, Khorloogiin Choibalsan and Georgy Zhukov at Khalkhin Gol.

Lieutenant General M. Komatsubara’s 23rd Infantry Division had been destroyed utterly – scarcely one man in a hundred escaping – on the empty borderlands of the Khalkhin-Gol river between Outer Mongolia and Manchuria. 3,568 more words


Jenanne Ferguson's "Khanna Bardyng"

My dissertation “Khanna Bardyng? Where are you going? Rural-urban Connections and the Fluidity of Communicative Practices Among Sakha-Russian Speakers” examines the communicative choices and practices of Sakha-Russian bilingual speakers living in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) in the Russian Federation. 582 more words

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A fallen empire in the snow

From Wired:

In the early 1970s, the Soviet Union built an amphibious airplane designed to skim the sea, searching for US nuclear submarines. It flew, but the Kremlin scuttled the Bartini Beriev VVA-14 after a prototype crashed, the designer died, and a supplier bungled an order.

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Reformed, deformed

Reformatų skveras is located pretty much at the geographic centre of downtown Vilnius, at the border between old town and new town along the old city walls, halfway between the train station and the river Neris. 107 more words


Zeltini, the Soviet military missile base

During Soviet times, a Soviet military missile base was built in a small Latvian town, Zeltiņi. From 1961, medium-range missiles (up to 3,500 km) were stored in hangars there. 461 more words



In the spring semester 2016, I audit the Russian History seminar conducted by Dr. Jo in the Department of Western History, Seoul National University. Every Tuesday seven future-scholars gather and discuss about various, multi-layered aspects of Stalinism, or the Stalinist period from 1928 to 1953, drawing on literature and researches written largely in English. 124 more words