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Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov

Suvorov is considered one of the best military leaders of all time, most probably famous for his crossing of the Alps following Hannibal's model, although without elephants. However, there were more generals in his family, but they did not achieve the success of Alexander Vasilyevich. It is ironic that this man, a stronghold of the tsarist regime and a staunch supporter of the French revolutionary troops, became one of the symbols and traditional legendary strongholds of the Soviet army.

Man with pilot license No. 64

Igor Sikorski was born on May 25, 1889 in Kiev. Both parents were doctors, but the mother never practiced. She had artistic interests and was one of Leonardo da Vinci's great admirers. Books with illustrations of this Renaissance giant were lying everywhere in the apartment, so it is not surprising that twelve-year-old Igor built a model of a helicopter powered by a rubber harness. He did not yet know that he had just found his lifelong content.

Stalin, Vasily Josifovich

He was born on March 19, 1921 in Moscow as the second son of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin and his second wife Nadezhda S. Allilyuyeva. His whole life was marked by unnatural relationships in the family. The father, very unbalanced in nature, oscillated in relation to his descendants, from the role of a loving father to the withdrawn approach of the highest representative of the state and the personification of political power. The mother, also mentally very unbalanced and, moreover, oppressed by her husband and his fluctuations in relation to her, died under unclear circumstances when Vasily was only 11 years old. Raised by nannies in the crooked and schizophrenic environment of the highest strata of the Soviet leadership, where intrigue, hypocrisy and conspiracy and fear for life manifested themselves to the greatest extent.

The last day of Alexander Solzhenitsyn

On August 6, 2008, Alexander Solzhenitsyn definitely returned to Russia. After a dramatic earthly pilgrimage, he will rest in the Don Monastery, south of the center of Moscow. At the end of the 16th century, this sanctuary was built by Boris Godunov, an icon of the Don Bogogodice. Twice in the name of this saint, Russia successfully defended itself against the Mongol invasions. From now on, today's Russia will come here to pay homage to one of its greatest writers of the 20th century.

Too bloody baron

Ungern von Sternberg conquered Mongolia with several hundred Cossacks and for a time believed that he was a modern Russian Genghis Khan.
The Baron's Tibetan mountaineers, disguised as monks, penetrated the streets of Urga ( Ulaanbaatar ) teeming with Chinese troops. They conquered the high rocks, on top of which stretched the Winter Palace, the seat of the ruler of Outer Mongolia - the Dalai Lama, Bogdy Chan. The blind man, who was being held under house arrest by Chinese soldiers here, was waiting for his release. It only took a moment to kill the guards. Even before the alarm was sounded, the Tibetans descended down the steep rock with the spiritual leader on their backs. The last two were repelled by machine gun fire on Chinese soldiers.

Vladimir Fyodorovich Savelyev

Russian and Soviet aircraft designer, collaborator of Sikorsky, Tupolev, Polikarpov… A personality, now practically forgotten, a man who made a significant contribution to the building of the Air Force on the Russian, Soviet and global scales.