What is it about men and directions?
Day of Russia’s First Naval Victory at Hanko Peninsula (1714)/День первой в российской истории морской победы русского флота у мыса Гангут (1714): Russia’s Spanish Armada
You have to hand it to the Russians, sometimes. Full marks for not giving up, where others might. In attempting to break through the Swedish lines, the Russians decided to drag their galleys across the peninsula on land, which can’t have been a walk in the park.
Day of Victory over the Swedes at Poltava / День воинской славы России — Полтавская битва (1709): The Peter (The Great) Principle
I was interested to read, recently that Peter The Great was not weaned until he was two years old, which, for me, explains volumes.
The Day of the Baltic Fleet/День Балтийского флота: The Double Glazing on Russia’s Window on The West
Russia’s oldest fleet sails through the turbulent waters of a changing map of Europe, and an American learns a new way to pronounce NATO.
Where would we be without our code crackers? Dan Brown, for one, would just be a geek in a turtleneck.