Oh no you won’t!

“Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!” Nikita Khrushchev (1894 to 1971) Nikita Khrushchev, in full Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, was the first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64) and premier of the Soviet Union (1958-64) whose policy of de-Stalinisation had widespread repercussions throughout… Read More

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Courage to Retreat…

“In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.” Joseph Stalin (1878 to 1953) Joseph Stalin, Russian in full Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, original name (Georgian) Ioseb Dzhugashvili, secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922 to 1953) and premier of the Soviet state (1941 to 1953), who for a quarter… Read More

Statistics: One in a Million…

“A single death is a tragedy, a million is just a statistic.” Joseph Stalin (1878 to 1953) Joseph Stalin, Russian in full Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, original name (Georgian) Ioseb Dzhugashvili, secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922 to 1953) and premier of the Soviet state (1941 to 1953), who for a quarter… Read More

The Soundest Strategy…

“The soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy.” Lenin (1870 to 1924) Lenin, original name Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (and also known as Vladimir Lenin or Vladimir Ilich Lenin), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political… Read More

Women & Combat Roles

According to David Isby, the Russians realised how valuable women snipers could be during World War II. “The Russians employed over 1,000 women snipers along the Eastern Front. So, when will we allow women in combat arms units? Since 2003 I have lost 55 of my friends, all men.” Source: Devaney, D.K. (2012) Women in… Read More