Tag Archives: Moscow

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 30th November, 1941 : German pressure on Moscow takes the Panzergruppen of Hoeppner and … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 12th November, 1941 : Final plans are laid for the culminating offensive against Moscow: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 7th November, 1941 : Central sector: during the night it freezes. No longer held … Continue reading

Posted in America, History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 30th October, 1941 : Southern sector: the siege of the fortress of Sevastopol begins. … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 20th October, 1941 : Pressure on Moscow continues without respite. The Germans advance to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 16th October, 1941 : In the souther sector German and Rumanian troops capture Odessa … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 13th October, 1941 : Russians evacuate Vyazma. Luftwaffe makes violent raids on railway communications … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 12th October, 1941 : Bryansk evacuated by Russians. Women and children start being moved … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 8th October, 1941 : In the southern sector the Germans reach Mariupol on the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 6th October, 1941 : Germans launch two-pronged assault against Moscow. German armour breaks through … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 2nd October, 1941 : Operation Taifun (Typhoon), the attack on Moscow, begins. The right … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 30th July, 1941 : President Roosevelt’s counsellor, Harry Hopkins, is in Moscow to discuss … Continue reading

Posted in America, History, Military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Flight from Reality

 Ludwig von Gress   Who has not heard recently about Ukraine? Seemingly the problem is independence, not as such, but from Russia, for the European Union embrace would prove itself in time equally stifling. It is unrealistic to expect Germany … Continue reading

Posted in Finance and Economics, History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

november / 12

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 12th November, 1987 : Moscow’s Communist Party boss, Boris Yeltsin, has been fired after criticising Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader, for tolerating a slow pace of his reforms. Yeltsin, a candidate member of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Communism, History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

december memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th December, 1905 : A revolt in Moscow by workers and students is being crushed by Government forces, with several thousand casualties. After a week of bitter street fighting across barricades in parts of … Continue reading

Posted in History, Socialism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

november memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th November, 1928 : Hundreds of supporters of Leon Trotsky have been arrested and exiled in the Soviet Union as Josef Stalin tightens his grip on the country. The moves came after the Trotskyists … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

october memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st October, 1919 : The tide in Russia has turned in favour of the Bolsheviks and Trotsky’s Red Army. After nearly two years of civil war and foreign intervention, the Reds are poise to … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Military | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment