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A former high-ranking Soviet Army officer who has defected to the West delineates Soviet tactical policy, armaments, and military technology, and assesses army personnel and their training

Author: Viktor Suvorov

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425071103

Category: History

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A former high-ranking Soviet Army officer who has defected to the West delineates Soviet tactical policy, armaments, and military technology, and assesses army personnel and their training
1984 By Viktor Suvorov

A leading expert draws on extensive European and American sources and numerous interviews to assess Soviet weapons design, procurement practices, and strategic policies and demonstrates the clear inferiority of the Soviet military machine

Author: Andrew Cockburn

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UCAL:B4965715

Category: Soviet Union

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A leading expert draws on extensive European and American sources and numerous interviews to assess Soviet weapons design, procurement practices, and strategic policies and demonstrates the clear inferiority of the Soviet military machine
1983 By Andrew Cockburn

Published in 1989, Soviet Military Deception in the Second World War is a valuable contribution to the field of Military & Strategic Studies.

Author: David M. Glantz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136287725

Category: History

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Published in 1989, Soviet Military Deception in the Second World War is a valuable contribution to the field of Military & Strategic Studies.
2012-11-12 By David M. Glantz

Author: Wanda Wahnsiedler

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ISBN: OCLC:75335257

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ISBN: OCLC:32155148

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About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: I. Butsky

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0332803694

Category: Political Science

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Excerpt from Political Work in the Soviet Army The Soviet Union is a socialist state of the whole people. It has no exploiting classes. Policies of militarism, conquest and domination over other countries are alien to the economic and social system of the socialist state. From the point of view of internal conditions, the Soviet Union does not need an army. But insofar as a military threat emanates from aggressive forces in the imperialist states, the Soviet state is compelled to maintain its armed forces and to manufacture modern Weapons. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
2017-12-14 By I. Butsky

Even the fedayeen guerrillas who fought US and coalition forces in Iraq relied on this manual for training, tactics, and general approach to combat. A selection of the Military Book Club.

Author: Lester Grau

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612000206

Category: History

Page: 257

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The WWII Soviet guerilla training manual that became an essential text for freedom fighters across the globe—complete with illustrations. When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, the Red Army began recruiting local partisans to help mount a resistance. This edition of The Partisan’s Companion is the last and best Red Army manual used to train these men to fight Nazi invaders. Besides field craft, it covers partisan tactics, German counter-guerrilla tactics, demolitions, German and Soviet weapons, scouting, camouflage, anti-tank warfare, and antiaircraft defense for squad and platoon-level instruction. It contains the Soviet lessons of two bitter years of war and provides a good look at the tactics and training of a mature partisan force. While this handbook was a vital part of Soviet victory over the Nazis, its usefulness outlived the Second World War. It was later used to train guerrilla groups in the developing world during their wars of national liberation in the 1950s–70s. Even the fedayeen guerrillas who fought US and coalition forces in Iraq relied on this manual for training, tactics, and general approach to combat. A selection of the Military Book Club.
2011-05-28 By Lester Grau

In contemporary armies, violence among soldiers seems to be a universal phenomenon found in both professional and drafted armies.

Author: Françoise Daucé

Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press

ISBN: 9783838256160

Category: Political Science

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In contemporary armies, violence among soldiers seems to be a universal phenomenon found in both professional and drafted armies. However, the comparison of violent practices in various armies around the world allows us to identify specific features linked to those countries' sociological, political or anthropological contexts. Hazing, for example, seems to be more violent in the armies of transitional societies (Russia, Eastern Europe, Latin America), where social tensions encountered by citizens in their daily lives are carried over to, and sometimes intensified in, the military. The comparison of Russian dedovshchina with the situation in other countries makes it possible to identify universal, transitional and national characteristics of military violence.Contents: Konstantin Bannikov on the consequences of the spread throughout society of archaic violence produced by the Russian army; Anna Colin Lebedev on the perception of military violence in Russian society; Anton Oleynik on informal relationships among prisoners and conscripts; Kirill Podrabinek on the reasons of the prevalence of dedovshchina in the post-Soviet context; Igor Obraztsov on the historical roots of dedovshchina; Vadim Mikhailin on the role of language in the military milieu; Julie Elkner on the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers; Bakit Katchekeyev on hazing in the Kyrgyz army; Irakli Sesiashvili on hazing in the Georgian army; Hana Cervinkova on hazing in the Czech army; James Wither on bullying in the British army; Eduardo Paes-Machado & Carlos Linhares de Albuquerque on hazing in the Brazilian police; Joris Van Bladel on dedovshchina and the all-volunteer force.
2012-02-13 By Françoise Daucé

This book describes one of the most terrible tragedies of the Second World War and the events preceding it.

Author: Lev Lopukhovsky

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 9781908916501

Category: History

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This book describes one of the most terrible tragedies of the Second World War and the events preceding it. The horrible miscalculations made by the Stavka of the Soviet Supreme High Command and the Front commands led in October 1941 to the deaths and imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of their own people. Until recently, the magnitude of the defeats suffered by the Red Army at Viaz'ma and Briansk were simply kept hushed up. For the first time, in this book a full picture of the combat operations that led to this tragedy are laid out in detail, using previously unknown or little-used documents. The author was driven to write this book after his long years of fruitless search to learn what happened to his father Colonel N.I. Lopukhovsky, the commander of the 120th Howitzer Artillery Regiment, who disappeared together with his unit in the maelstrom of Operation Typhoon. He became determined to break the official silence surrounding the military disaster on the approaches to Moscow in the autumn of 1941. In the present edition, the author additionally introduces documents from German military archives, which will doubtlessly interest not only scholars, but also students of the Eastern Front of the Second World War. Lopukhovsky substantiates his position on the matter of the true extent of the losses of the Red Army in men and equipment, which greatly exceeded the official data. In the Epilogue, he briefly discusses the searches he has conducted with the aim of revealing the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Soviet soldiers, who to this point have been listed among the missing-in-action - including his own father. The narrative is enhanced by numerous photographs, color maps and tables. Lev Nikolaevich Lopukhovsky graduated from the prestigious Frunze Military Academy in 1962 and spent the next ten years serving in the Soviet Union's Strategic Rocket forces, rising to the rank of colonel and a regiment commander, before transferring to a teaching position in the Frunze Military Academy in 1972 due to health reasons. Lopukhovsky is a professor with the Russian Federation's Academy of Military Sciences (2008), and has been a member of Russia's Union of Journalists since 2004. Since 1989 he has been engaged in the search for those defenders of the Fatherland who went missing-in-action in the Second World War, including his own father Colonel N.I. Lopukhovsky, who is now known to have been killed while breaking out of encirclement in October 1941. Motivated by his father's disappearance, he had previously taken up the intense study of the Viaz'ma defensive operation and wrote the initial manuscript of the present book. In 1980 this manuscript was rejected by military censors, because it contradicted official views. Lopukhovsky is the author of several other books about the war, including Prokhorovka bez grifa sekretnosti [Prokhorovka without the seal of secrecy] (2005), Pervye dni voiny [First days of the war] (2007) and is the co-author of Iiun' 1941: Zaprogrammirovannoe porazhenie [June 1941: A Programmed Defeat] (2010). For his active search work, he was awarded the civilian Order of the Silver Star. Stuart Britton is a freelance translator and editor residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has been responsible for making a growing number of Russian titles available to readers of the English language, consisting primarily of memoirs by Red Army veterans and recent historical research concerning the Eastern Front of the Second World War and Soviet air operations in the Korean War. Notable recent titles include Valeriy Zamulin's award-winning 'Demolishing the Myth: The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative ' (Helion, 2011), Boris Gorbachevsky's 'Through the Maelstrom: A Red Army Soldier's War on the Eastern Front 1942-45' (University Press of Kansas, 2008) and Yuri Sutiagin's and Igor Seidov's 'MiG Menace Over Korea: The Story of Soviet Fighter Ace Nikolai Sutiagin' (Pen & Sword Aviation, 2009). Future books will include Svetlana Gerasimova's analysis of the prolonged and savage fighting against Army Group Center in 1942-43 to liberate the city of Rzhev, and more of Igor Seidov's studies of the Soviet side of the air war in Korea, 1951-1953.
2013-08-01 By Lev Lopukhovsky

Author: Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński

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ISBN: OCLC:600975041

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This work will unquestionably establish itself as authoritative and indispensable for all those whose business it is to study Soviet military and political affairs.

Author: Yosef Avidar

Publisher: Humanities Press

ISBN: UOM:39015010562802

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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This remarkable piece of research uncovers the complex relationship between the Communist Party and the Armed Forces in the Soviet Union from the death of Stalin to the end of the Khrushchev period. The author also traces its general evolution from 1917 on. For the later period he was able to interview high-ranking officers of the Soviet Forces who had left the USSR. Light is thrown on the dramatic clash of personalities and institutions, of interests and doctrinaire conceptions the fight for power. This work will unquestionably establish itself as authoritative and indispensable for all those whose business it is to study Soviet military and political affairs. It will also be of profound interest to everyone alive to the human issues involved in the functioning of the machinery of Soviet Society."
1983 By Yosef Avidar

This report identifies sites of national and international importance in four Central European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic), makes recommendations for appropriate degrees of protection and proposes ...

Author: IUCN European Programme

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831703379

Category: History

Page: 136

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Large areas previously occupied by Warsaw Pact forces have been vacated in Central and Eastern Europe after the political changes in 1989 and 1990. Many of these areas are potentially rich in natural resources and variety of habitats. This report identifies sites of national and international importance in four Central European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic), makes recommendations for appropriate degrees of protection and proposes management plans for a number of key sites.

Author: Sherwood S. Cordier

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ISBN: UOM:39015002992512

Category: Europe

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Author: Zbigniew K. Brzezinski

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ISBN: OCLC:759765809

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Author: M. E. Kelly

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ISBN: OCLC:1023139582

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1987 By M. E. Kelly

Author: Vi︠a︡cheslav Pavlovich Artemyʹev

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ISBN: UOM:39015008558879

Category: Rusland

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Author: I. Dmitriev

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ISBN: OCLC:459251797

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1953 By I. Dmitriev

Driven by necessity to operate in the relative safety of darkness, the Soviet Army in World War II learned to capitalize on night operations and to exploit that capability in its quest for victory over the German Army, The Soviets have not ...

Author: Claude Ronald Sasso

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ISBN: UIUC:30112002091830

Category: Night fighting (Military science).

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This study examines the extensive experiences of the Soviet Army as it struggled to master the night. Driven by necessity to operate in the relative safety of darkness, the Soviet Army in World War II learned to capitalize on night operations and to exploit that capability in its quest for victory over the German Army, The Soviets have not forgotten that experience, and since the war, they have emphasized the advantages of night combat. As they train for night operations, they closely study the experiences of World War II in the belief that certain basic techniques and conditions of battle transcend time and the vagaries of technological change.

"An appreciation of the command and control system of any Armed Forces provides the key to understanding how the military power of that state is used.

Author: Robert C. M. Hall

Publisher: Brassey's

ISBN: UOM:39015019843344

Category: Military art and science

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"An appreciation of the command and control system of any Armed Forces provides the key to understanding how the military power of that state is used. In the present climate of political and economic instability in the Soviet Union, a thorough examination of Soviet command and control is essential. [The author] describes the origins and current configurations of the system. He explains how technological advances in weapons systems and developments in troop control have promoted change at all levels. These in turn have influenced military doctrine, the constantly evolving set of precepts and theories that define much of Soviet strategic and operation practice"--Dust jacket.

How can we explain the stability of Soviet military politics, asks Timothy Colton in his compelling interpretation of civil-military relations in the Soviet Union.

Author: Timothy J. Colton

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015020751874

Category: History

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For six decade the Soviet system has been immune to military rebellion and takeover, which often characterizes modernizing countries. How can we explain the stability of Soviet military politics, asks Timothy Colton in his compelling interpretation of civil-military relations in the Soviet Union. Hitherto most western scholars have posited a basic dichotomy of interests between the Soviet army and the Communist party. They view the two institutions as conflictprone, with civilian supremacy depending primarily upon the party's control of officers through its organs within the military establishment. Colton challenges this thesis and argues that the military party organs have come to possess few of the attributes of an effective controlling device, and that the commissars and their heirs have operated as allies rather than adversaries of the military commanders. In explaining the extraordinary stability in army-party relations in terms of overlapping interests rather than controlling mechanisms, Colton offers a major case study and a new model to students of comparative military politics.