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Cooperation between NKVD and GESTAPO - myth or reality?

In recent years, information about the cooperation of the repressive structures of the communist and Nazi regimes has become more and more frequent not only in the borderless areas of the Internet, but has also penetrated periodicals and popular science books. They have also appeared in foreign documentaries and television shows. In order to answer the question of whether it is a false fabrication or a long-hidden reality, it is necessary to become acquainted with the primary sources of this information. Only on the basis of their examination can we find out the truth about the cooperation of the Stalinist and Hitler security forces.

Ratio of Wehrmacht and Red Army forces 1940–1941

The article compares the numbers and quality of tanks, artillery systems and military aircraft in the armament of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army in the years 1940 - 1941. Based on this, it analyzes the preparations of Germany and the Soviet Union for a mutual armed meeting. Finally, it offers an interpretation of these facts against the background of Soviet pre-war strategic planning.

Ratio of Wehrmacht and Red Army forces 1940–1941 - Part 2

The article compares the numbers and quality of tanks, artillery systems and military aircraft in the armament of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army in the years 1940 - 1941. Based on this, it analyzes the preparations of Germany and the Soviet Union for a mutual armed meeting. Finally, it offers an interpretation of these facts against the background of Soviet pre-war strategic planning.

The basic task was to rule the world

90 years ago, the Soviet secret police were formed, later known by the acronym KGB. To this day, members of the Russian secret services proudly call themselves Chekists.

The most successful Soviet snipers 1941 - 1945

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.

The myth of purges in the Red Army

The purges in the Red Army officers in 1937-1938 were used by official Soviet historiography as one of the main arguments for explaining the Soviet Union's unpreparedness for war with Germany. However, contemporary Russian historians have refuted this argument and, based on their research, have shown the true extent and real effects of purges.

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