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The Officer’s Code of Honour in Russian Empire

The Officer’s Code of Honour in Russian Empire


The Russian army in 1914 was considerably larger than that of Germany at 5 million men against the 4.5 million of Germany. Even when the 3.35 million men of the Austro – Hungarian empire are included in the total, only war on a single front would give the Central Powers enough strength to attack Russia with any chance of success.

The Romanov Mystery – Finally solved or endless crime story

The Romanov Mystery – Finally solved or endless crime story

Anastasia Romanov born June 18,1901 to the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife Alexandra Fyodorvna was the youngest daughter of the four daughters the couple had. Anastasia was the younger sister of Grand Duchess Tatiana, Grand Duchess Maria, and Grand Duchess Olga her only brother was Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia. The claim is that on July 17, 1918 she was murdered with her entire family by the Bolshevik secret police.

On this day – 26th May

On this day – 26th May

1521   Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings

1660   King Charles II of England landed at Dover after being exiled for nine years
1831   Russians defeated the Poles at battle of Ostrolenska
1896   The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was crowned
1946   British Prime Minister Winston Churchill signed a military pact with Russian leader Joseph Stalin. Stalin promised a “close collaboration after the war.”