The Russian Way in Warfare – The Brusilov Offensive

The Russian Way in Warfare – The Brusilov Offensive

There are several points of difference between this attack and the British one which deserve notice and give us a perception of “a Russian way in warfare,” Patrick Armstrong writes. An occasional series in which I attempt to illustrate, with historical examples, a “Russian style in warfare”. I have written about the “American style” here…

Why Putin Criticized the Bolshevik Counter Revolution: Trotsky, Parvus and the War on Civilization

Why Putin Criticized the Bolshevik Counter Revolution: Trotsky, Parvus and the War on Civilization

Doesn’t Putin respect Soviet Russian accomplishments including the sacrifices made to put down Hitler? How could Putin be a true anti-imperialist if he is an anti-revolutionary? A scandal arose this week as President Putin took some time to denounce the Bolshevik Revolution at the Valdai Discussion Club saying: “Just over a century ago, Russia objectively…

History of World War I: German Colonialism in Central and Eastern Europe and the Fall of Tsarist Russia

History of World War I: German Colonialism in Central and Eastern Europe and the Fall of Tsarist Russia

When in February 1918, the German politician Prince Max of Baden asked his country’s military dictator, Erich Ludendorff, what would happen if the latter’s spring offensive failed, he replied, “Then Germany will just have to suffer annihilation”. General Ludendorff’s response, which offended Prince Max’s sensitive liberal tastes, would be repeated almost verbatim by Hitler a…

History of World War I and Its Aftermath: The Ludendorff Dictatorship’s Expansionist Policies in Europe

History of World War I and Its Aftermath: The Ludendorff Dictatorship’s Expansionist Policies in Europe

Shortly before midday on 9 November 1923, around 3,000 far-right insurgents began marching on Munich, Germany’s second largest city in the south of the country. Before these brownshirts had set out it was clear to the Nazi Party leader, the 34-year-old Corporal Adolf Hitler, that their coup d’état had already failed. A few hours prior…