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The Battle of Kursk
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The Battle of Kursk
August 2, 2020

The Battle of Kursk in central Russia unfolded at almost the same time that the allied landing in Sicily, which largely eclipses it in the western popular memory. But it is impossible to compare these operations, whether in terms of scale, the forces and equipment involved, or outcome. While the Sicilian operation allowed for the landing of allied troops in continental Italy, the failure of German Operation Citadel resulted in the complete collapse of the Wehrmacht’s offensive strategy.

The Stalingrad Battle
July 13, 2020

February 2, 2020 marked the 77th anniversary of the end of the greatest, longest, most bloody battle in human history: It was a struggle that destroyed the previously invincible spearhead of the Nazi war machine which had conquered all of Europe in only three years and seemed about to conquer the world.

The Stalingrad Battle
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‘I Could Live With That’: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
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‘I Could Live With That’: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
July 10, 2020

Prior to the Soviet invasion, Afghanistan barely registered as a topic of interest for the national press, surfacing in only a handful of annual newspaper stories.

Operation Bagration
July 6, 2020

Starting on June 22, 1944, the Soviet Union inflicted the biggest defeat in German military history. In the space of a month, Army Group Center, the hard strategic rock on which German domination of Russia’s heartland had rested for three years, was annihilated. It was a cataclysmic defeat on an even bigger scale than Stalingrad.

Operation Bagration
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In Support of President Putin’s History of World War II
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In Support of President Putin’s History of World War II
June 26, 2020

The USSR was the ugly Cassandra, the truth-teller about the Nazi danger: almost everyone despised her and few would embrace her.

Learning From Warren Harding
June 20, 2020

What Trump needs to do to get reelected is follow the always overlooked but brilliantly successful example of America’s most underestimated president of the past century, Warren Gamaliel Harding.

Learning From Warren Harding
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Defending History or Double Standard?
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Defending History or Double Standard?
June 19, 2020

There is no equivalence between Western imperialists, colonizers and racists and Soviet war heroes. But there is a clear double standard in how demolishing the latter statues is somehow acceptable to Western governments. Because it fits a geopolitical agenda of rewriting the history of World War II to demean Russia.

Battle of Belorussia – June 1944: The Greatest Victory That Still Shapes Our 21st Century World
June 17, 2020

The military dynamics established across Central Europe in June 1944 – that true Month of Victories – still drive our reality and shape our global destiny.

Battle of Belorussia – June 1944: The Greatest Victory That Still Shapes Our 21st Century World
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