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Alexander Solonik: Russian Killer Number One

Alexander Viktorovich Solonik, also known as Sasha the Macedonian, and Superkiller, was an infamous Russian hitman in the early 1990s and was thought to have the ability to shoot ambidextrously. He carried out numerous murders for the Orekhovskaya group and other criminal associations, in the early 1990s. Alexander was jailed again in 1994, only to escape in July 1995 from the Moscow maximum security prison Matrosskaya Tishina. Reportedly, his [...]

By | 2017-10-21T10:58:01+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Public Figures|0 Comments

The Lost Treasure Of The Tsars

The treasure discovery was made after the 99-year-old code was broken by Siberian mathematics genius. The former tunnel and at an undisclosed location in Irkutsk region is today under the protection of the Russian national guard after the sensational discovery exactly century after Tsar Nicholas II was deposed. Rail carriages packed with gold bullion bearing the Romanov insignia along with 'other treasures' - in the possession of anti-Bolshevik forces as [...]

By | 2017-10-09T13:44:32+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

Admiral Kuznetsov: Russian Aircraft Carrier

Due to historical and political considerations, carrier development such as Admiral Kuznetsov got off to a slow start in the Soviet Union. The debate over large decked carriers has been ongoing for decades starting the 1930's with Stalin; however, two carriers were planned but canceled with the start of WW II with the ground war being a major consideration. After the war, the Soviet Navy saw how the aircraft carrier [...]

By | 2017-08-31T09:01:48+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Modern War|0 Comments

Club K: Container Missile System

Russia’s military-industrial complex is offering an ominous weapons system in the international arms market called the Club K cruise missile system. It consists of a quadruple launcher for Club cruise missiles hidden inside an innocuous-looking cargo container that serves as a cover for the missiles’ Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) and the control cabin, where two operators would handle the satellite communications and the missiles’ targeting and launching. The Club missiles are known [...]

By | 2017-08-31T13:16:37+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Modern War|0 Comments

T 90 Main Battle Tank, Russia: Modern War

The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility, and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The T-90S entered service with the Russian Army in 1992. In February 2001, the Indian Army signed a contract for 310 T-90S tanks: 124 were completed in Russia and the rest are being delivered in "knocked down" form for [...]

By | 2017-09-01T09:45:54+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Modern War|0 Comments

Princess Olga of Kiev One Saint You do not Want to Mess With

In 10th century Kiev, Princess Olga was married to Prince Igor. She lived an idyllic 10th-century princess' life, which was presumably slightly less plague- and parasite-infested than normal life -- until 945, when Igor, out collecting tribute from the neighboring Drevlians, was killed. Because her son was too young to take the throne, Olga took over as ruler of the Kievan Rus' Kingdom. As a ruler  Drevlians considered Olga [...]

By | 2017-09-12T16:18:14+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Public Figures|0 Comments

The Chessmaniac Killer: Alexander Pichushkin

Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin, nicknamed "The Chessboard Killer," or the chessmaniac was caught in Moscow and convicted in 2007 of killing 48 people. Synopsis Following his arrest, the police discovered a chessboard with dates on all but two of the squares, apparently connected to the murders he committed. Due to the gruesomeness and number of murders, Russians considered reinstating the death penalty. His First Murder Serial killer Alexander [...]

By | 2017-09-21T11:42:20+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Public Figures|0 Comments

School Hostage Crisis: The Beslan Siege

The Beslan school siege (also referred to as the Beslan school hostage crisis or Beslan massacre) started on 1 September 2004. It lasted three days, involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children), and ended with the death of at least 385 people. The crisis began when a group of armed Islamic Groups, mostly Ingush and Chechen, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town [...]

By | 2017-10-02T13:02:54+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Historical Events|0 Comments

World War I: The Battle of Tannenberg, 1914 Destruction of Russian Army

Perhaps the most spectacular and complete German victory of the First World War was in the battle of Tannenberg in August of 1914. The encirclement and destruction of the Russian Second Army in late August 1914 virtually ended Russia's invasion of East Prussia before it had really started at the battle of Tannenberg. Russia's incursion into German territory was two-pronged. General Samsonov had begun to take his Second Army into the [...]

By | 2017-10-11T18:34:00+00:00 March 31st, 2017|World War I|0 Comments

World War I: The Brusilov Offensive 1916

The Brusilov Offensive took place in 1916 during World War I. The offensive started in June 1916 and ended in August of the same year. The Brusilov Offensive ironically was nearly a major success in a war that had been a disaster for the Russians up to that year. After the disasters at Tannenburg and the Masurian Lakes, the Russian army had fallen back to a line from Riga [...]

By | 2017-10-19T12:59:39+00:00 February 25th, 2017|World War I|0 Comments

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