Category: Fourth Research Digest

The Enemy of My Enemy: Partisans on the Soviet Frontier (1941-1945)

The Second World War saw partisan movements in nearly every conflict zone and occupied territory in the world, and the Eastern Front was no exception. Concentrated in occupied Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine, underground resistance movements were organized to disrupt and defeat the German eastern advance. In some cases, these same partisan groupsContinue reading “The Enemy of My Enemy: Partisans on the Soviet Frontier (1941-1945)”

Just Because They’re Allies, Doesn’t Mean They’re Friends: The Unusual Alliance between the USSR, US, and UK.

One of the most peculiar things, that I believe, occurred as a result of World War II, was the alliance between the Soviet Union, the United States , and the United Kingdom. This was an alliance that was, from the get go, purely strategic and was, on several occasions, riddled with suspicions  of and tensions …

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The Hammer Strikes

Most of us are familiar with the Red Army due to their infamous retaliation toward the Germans after the Battle of Stalingrad. The Red Army consisted of people who fought for more for themselves, but for sheer survival to not go quietly into the night. Often at times, I would find myself wondering how andContinue reading “The Hammer Strikes”

CoachEstonian Music Festival

The spread of the plague has led to the cancellation of many long-awaited summer events, including the highly anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the famous 2020 Coachella Music Festival. Luckily, the Estonian Song and Dance Festival evaded these unforeseen circumstances this summer by holding their most recent festival last year, the festival has been taking … Continue reading CoachEstonian Music Festival

The Great Patriotic War: The Price of Victory

On the morning of June 22nd 1941 German troops came crashing across the Soviet border in Byelorussia, Ukraine and Lithuania, officially marking the start of operation Barbarossa, and the beginning of the Soviet people’s Great Patriotic War against the fascists invaders. Говорить Москва! Attention Moscow Speaking! The Soviet People were made aware of the startContinue reading “The Great Patriotic War: The Price of Victory”

Hitler and Stalin: The Two Factors That Decided Who Would Win between Germany and the Soviet Union

  Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler, both were leaders who had complete authoritarian control over their countries. Because of their authoritarian control, they also controlled the military. Hitler and Stalin both made mistakes in the war between Germany and the Soviet Union and in the end, the Soviet Union won due to their resilience and …

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The Big Three: Alliance of Mutual Friendship or Convenience?

The British Empire became strange bedfellows with the Soviet Union the moment Nazi Germany invaded Soviet Russia in June 1941. While longtime ideological foes since the Russian Civil War, the British welcomed their new ally with open arms with a treaty of alliance signed by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. …

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German Siege on Leningrad: Dark Times for all Comrades

The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest of the Second World War. In September 1941, around 400,000 civilians were evacuated from the city most of which being children. The civilians were assured that this siege would not be long as the enemies “were incurring heavy losses.” However, this was not the case, everyContinue reading “German Siege on Leningrad: Dark Times for all Comrades”