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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

Related: The Roots of Russia: From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow (part 1); A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire (part 2), The Road to the Revolutions (part 3) Introduction Part 3 of this series set out the political, economic and intellectual context leading to the Russian Revolutions. This […]

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Forged in War

By Mark HACKARD (USA)

Friday, October 3, 2014

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Forged in War

The White émigré Ivan Solonevich (1891-1953), author of Popular Monarchy (link in Russian), saw firsthand how the “moderate” ideology of liberalism led to national collapse, revolution and tyranny in Russia in the aftermath of the First World War. An agent of the White underground and Soviet prison camp escapee, Solonevich knew monarchical sovereignty as the force that […]

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Poland and Ukraine: history of break-downs

By Yuri RUBTSOV (Russia)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Poland and Ukraine: history of break-downs

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and unseemly role of Poland in its instigation and development makes us take another look at the historical context of the Polish-Ukrainian relations. We will focus on dramatic repressions of the Ukrainian minorities in Eastern Poland in 1921-1939 at the territories annexed by Jozef Piłsudski’s government from the Soviet Russia according […]

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Vladimir Putin on the Russian role in WWI: Injustice Corrected

By Vladimir PUTIN (Russia)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

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Vladimir Putin on the Russian role in WWI: Injustice Corrected

Speech of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, on Monument Hill, Moscow, August 1, 2014 Friends, A century ago on this day, Russia found itself obliged to enter World War I. Today, we are unveiling this monument to its heroes – Russian soldiers and officers. We are unveiling the monument here on Poklonnaya Gora, […]

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The Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future? (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

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The Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future? (II)

Part I PART II: CONSEQUENCES Dark Horses These are the unintended consequences that occur due to grand manipulations and plans gone awry. They are impossible to accurately predict, and they may only sometimes seem expected in hindsight. Dark horses are the wild cards that surprisingly alter the dynamic at play and bring about a change […]

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Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future? (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, May 30, 2014

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Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future? (I)

The centennial anniversary of the First World War is a time for sober reflection and deep thought about the causes and consequences of this human tragedy. It has been quipped that hindsight is 20/20, but being so far removed from the actual event itself nowadays, it appears as though hindsight through today’s polarized polemics is […]

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (IV)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (IV)

Part I Part II Part III At the point when the Russian command began to run into difficulties during the German offensive in 1915, they vainly tried to get at least some kind of real help from the Allies. The actions of the Entente countries however, unlike their adversaries, continued to lack coordination, which is […]

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (III)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (III)

Part I Part II In every way possible, the allies even avoided coordinating joint actions by all members of the Entente. Towards the end of the first year of the war, the exhausted Germans were no longer able to advance and the Western front had stabilised, having reached neutral Switzerland on the one side and […]

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (II)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (II)

Part I The strange behaviour of all the warring monarchs on the eve of and during the First World War was at the instigation of London. Blatant blackmail and deception, so “virtuosically” brought to life by Great Britain’s Foreign Secretary Edward Grey, both had their place when it came to the Germans. The English also […]

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (I)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Episode 8. The Great Odd War (I)

In previous articles we have looked in detail at the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 and the shrewd diplomatic game played by the British government during the hot summer of 1914 designed to draw Germany and Russia into the Balkan conflict.  The time has […]

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Germany: “Young Veterans”

By Natalia MEDEN (Germany)

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Germany: “Young Veterans”

A discussion on veterans’ policy change has been going on for some time in Germany upon the initiative of Minister of Defense Thomas de Meiziere (Christian Democratic Union). In April he submitted the “Bundesver veterans’ policy” report to the Bundestag Defense Committee. As the German tradition goes, it’s the two world wars participants who are […]

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Episode 6. Lev Trotsky, Father of German Nazism (I)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Monday, October 25, 2010

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Episode 6. Lev Trotsky, Father of German Nazism (I)

«Oddly enough, England, monarchist to the core and conservative at home, always acted in its foreign affairs as the patron saint of demagogic aspirations, always pandering to popular movements who sought to weaken the basis of monarchy altogether.» Memorandum by Peter Durnovo to Tsar Nicholas II, February 1914. The question of who brought the Hitler […]

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