Soviet Union / Russia (SOV/RUS)
The Novgorod engraver Sverdlov and his wife gave the world not only the leader of the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic, but also a French general and an American banker.
Son of Soviet leader Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin from his first marriage to Ekaterina "Kato" Svanidze. There are a number of ambiguities surrounding his person. He was not very well known, he did not have much contact with his family, and his captivity and death are shrouded in a number of half-truths and myths.
Fighter Aces China 1937-41 - USSR
Fighter aces of Japan at Nomonchan 1939 - also known as Chalchyn gol
Fighter Aces Winter War 1939-40 - Soviets
Ivan Mikhailovich Chissov, a war pilot with an unwanted record. If the parachute does not open, one can enter the list of war losses or the record book. This man did the latter. The flight attendant overcame him.
The first declassified information about the Soviet space program is probably the tip of the iceberg - the Americans knew more than they admitted so far. Every foreigner, whether a diplomat, a businessman or a tourist, was clearly different from the local citizens - clothes, walking, gestures. A meeting of a foreigner with a Russian, Georgian, Lithuanian or other local person has always attracted the attention of others. Therefore, the news of the existence of an agent called the "Doll" or "Delta", which was one of the top rocket designers, is a surprise.
Alexander Vasilyev, a journalist and former member of the KGB, published other hitherto unknown names of Soviet spies.
The arrest of dozens of Russian illegals, deeply conspired spies, by FBI counterintelligence three weeks ago shows that Moscow's covert operations against the United States, which began eighty years ago, continue.
When the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia at the end of 1917, they believed that this was the beginning of the world revolution of the proletariat. Therefore, they sent spies around the world to establish communist parties as a mushroom for future governments and at the same time obtain secret information that could help them in this effort.
The article provides basic information about the 15 most successful Red Army snipers from the period of World War II. Only those snipers who claimed more than 400 hit enemy soldiers are included. Official Soviet historiography has never published such a list, and its compilation has only taken place in recent years.
There’s some discrepancy on the date, but on the night of July 16 or 17, 1918, Czar Nicholas II and his family were murdered by a group of extremists led by Vladimir Lenin. The events that led to this night pave a long road, but how it happened and what came after are important pieces of Russian history.
The only post-war high party and government official of the Soviet Union who went through the war as a first-line soldier. He was wounded three times in the fight and also took part in the liberation of Czechoslovakia. For six years he led the secret service of the Soviet empire to end up as the head of security of a popular singer at the end of his career.
WWI fighter aces of Tsarist Russia
His voice was stronger than a division, Marshal Rokossovsky told Soviet radio announcer Yuri Levitan. One can only agree with him, because Levitan's words "Attention, this is Moscow speaking!" (Vnimanie, govorit Moskva!), delivered by his deep bass, evoke goosebumps even eighty years later.