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Mogilev
Coordinates: 53°55′N 30°21′E / 53.917°N 30.350°E / 53.917; 30.350Mahilyow/Mogilev Магілёў (Belarusian) Могилёв (Russian)FlagCoat of armsMahilyow/MogilevLocation of Mogilev, shown within the Mogilev
Mogilev
RegionCoordinates: 53°55′N 30°21′E / 53.917°N 30.350°E / 53.917; 30.350Country Subdivision  Belarus Mogilev
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German Prisoners Of War In The Soviet Union
Approximately three million German prisoners of war were captured by the Soviet Union during World War II, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army
Red Army
in the last year of the war. The POWs were employed as forced labor in the Soviet wartime economy and post war reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released. In 1956 [1] the last surviving German POW returned home from the USSR. According to Soviet records 381,067 German Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
POWs died in NKVD
NKVD
camps (356,700 German nationals and 24,367 from other nations).[2][3] German historian Rüdiger Overmans maintains that it seems entirely plausible, while not provable, that one million died in Soviet custody
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Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Alexis Of Russia
Aleksey Mikhailovich (Russian: Алексе́й Миха́йлович, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ]; 29 March [O.S. 19 March] 1629 – 8 February [O.S. 29 January] 1676) was the tsar of Russia from 12 July 1645 until his death, 29 January 1676. His reign saw wars with Poland and Sweden, schism in the Russian Orthodox Church, and the major Cossack
Cossack
revolt of Stenka Razin
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Charles XII Of Sweden
Charles XII, also Carl (Swedish: Karl XII; 17 June 1682 – 30 November 1718 O.S.[1]), Latinized to Carolus Rex, was the King of Sweden
Sweden
from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. He assumed power, after a seven-month caretaker government, at the age of fifteen.[2] In 1700, a triple alliance of Denmark–Norway, Saxony–Poland– Lithuania
Lithuania
and Russia launched a threefold attack on the Swedish protectorate of Swedish Holstein-Gottorp
Holstein-Gottorp
and provinces of Livonia
Livonia
and Ingria, aiming to draw advantage as Sweden
Sweden
was unaligned and ruled by a young and inexperienced king, thus initiating the Great Northern War
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Great Northern War
Coalition victory:Tsardom of Russia
Russia
establishes itself as a new power in Europe. Decline of the Swedish Empire
Swedish Empire
and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.Territorial changesTreaty of Nystad: Russia
Russia
gains the three dominions Estonia, Livonia and Ingria
Ingria
as well as parts of Kexholm
Kexholm
and Viborg. Treaties of Stockholm: Prussia gains parts of Swedish Pomerania; Hanover gains Bremen-Verden. Treaty of Frederiksborg: Holstein–Gottorp loses its part of the Duchy of Schleswig
Duchy of Schleswig
to Denmark. Treaty of the Pruth: Azov and area is ceded back to the Ottoman Empire. Russia
Russia
demolishes strategic castles such as Taganrog
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Russian Empire
The Russian Empire
Empire
(Russian: Российская Империя) or Russia
Russia
was an empire that existed across Eurasia
Eurasia
from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.[6] The third largest empire in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire
Empire
was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. The rise of the Russian Empire
Empire
happened in association with the decline of neighboring rival powers: the Swedish Empire, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Persia and the Ottoman Empire
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World War I
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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Russian Imperial Army
The Imperial Russian Army
Imperial Russian Army
(Russian: Ру́сская импера́торская а́рмия) was the land armed force of the Russian Empire, active from around 1721 to the Russian Revolution of 1917
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
"The Internationale" (1918–1944)"National Anthem of the Soviet Union" (1944–1990)"The Patriotic Song" (1990–1991)Extent of the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
(red) within the Soviet Union (red and white) following World War II
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Stefan Batory
Stephen Báthory
Báthory
(Hungarian: Báthory
Báthory
István; Polish: Stefan Batory; Lithuanian: Steponas Batoras [stʲæːˈpoːˈnaːs baˈtoːˈraːs] ( listen); 27 September 1533 – 12 December 1586) was Voivode of Transylvania
Transylvania
(1571–76), Prince of Transylvania
Transylvania
(1576–86), from 1576 Queen Anna Jagiellon's husband and jure uxoris King of Poland
King of Poland
and Grand Duke of Lithuania
Grand Duke of Lithuania
(1576-1586). The son of Stephen VIII Báthory and a member of the Hungarian Báthory
Báthory
noble family, Báthory
Báthory
was a ruler of Transylvania
Transylvania
in the 1570s, defeating another challenger for that title, Gáspár Bekes
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Russian Census Of 1897
The Russian Imperial Census
Census
of 1897 was the first and the only census carried out in the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
(Finland was excluded). It recorded demographic data as of 28 January [O.S. 15 January] 1897. Previously, the Central Statistical Bureau issued statistical tables based on fiscal lists (ревизские списки). The second Russian Census was scheduled for December 1915, but was cancelled because of the outbreak of World War I
World War I
one and a half years earlier (in July 1914).[1] It was not rescheduled before the Russian Revolution
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Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht (German pronunciation: [ˈveːɐ̯maxt] ( listen), lit. "defence force")[N 2] were the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
(navy) and the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
(air force).[4] The designation Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
replaced the previously used term Reichswehr, and was the manifestation of Nazi Germany's efforts to rearm the nation to a greater extent than the Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
permitted.[5] After the Nazi seizure of power
Nazi seizure of power
in 1933, one of Adolf Hitler's most overt and audacious moves was to establish the Wehrmacht, a modern armed force fully capable of offensive use
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Nazi Germany
Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°24′E / 52.517°N 13.400°E / 52.517; 13.400 "Drittes Reich" redirects here
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