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«Военный сборник» (Voennyi sbornik) - Russian military scientific journal.

E-ISSN 2409-1707

Publication frequency – issued 2 times a year.
Issued from 1858.

Number 1. (in 1 part) March 14, 2014

1. Aleksandr A. Cherkasov, Michal Šmigeľ, Vladimir G. Ivantsov, Aleksandr A. Ryabtsev, Violetta S. Molchanova
The Russian Fort (First Half of the 19th Century): Internal Organization

The article uses archival documents found in regional and local archives to examine the internal organisation of Russian forts during the Caucasus War. The authors have also analysed Russian and international historiography on this issue. The article focuses on safety rules, behaviour as well as leisure activities within fortifications.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394803088.pdf
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2. Zvonimir Freivogel
Austro-Hungarian Destroyers of the Tátra class and their derivatives

Austro-Hungarian Navy was initially ordering its early destroyers abroad, or building them in licence after foreign designs, like the numerous Yarrow-designed and VTE-powered Huszár class, but shorthly before World War One, Austro-Hungarian ship-builders developed an excellent design. The steam turbine-powered, fast and strongly armed destroyers of the Tátra class were very successful on the Adriatic during the 1914-18 war. At first only six were built, and the second batch was cancelled after the war broke out, but after two of these valuable ships were sunk by mines in a single action, four additional and slightly modified vessels were ordered, and completed late during the war. Together with scout cruisers of the Admiral Spaun and Saida classes they formed the backbone of the A-H light naval forces, and were very active during the war. The surviving vessels were divided by the victors, serving for several years after the war under French and Italian flags.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394803254.pdf
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3. Vladimir I. Afanasenko
Training Military Specialists in the North Caucasus Military District on the Eve of and in the Initial Period of the Great Patriotic War (1940-1942)

Extensive work was carried out in order to train military experts within all combat forces and branches of the armed forces on the eve of and in the initial period of the Great Patriotic War in the North Caucasus military district and in other military districts across the USSR. A unique way of preparing youth for professional military service was developed through specialised artillery, aviation and naval schools within the system of the People’s Commissariat of Education in the USSR, the RSFSR, the Ukrainian SSR, Georgian SSR and Armenian SSR. Due to the beginning of the Second World War, the creation of a significant amount of new units and the deployment of the Peasants’ and Workers’ Red Army in accordance with the war establishment, there was an exponential increase in the need for commanding personnel in the lowest tier at the platoon – battery – flight – naval crew level. The system of training new military personnel that existed during peacetime underwent significant changes, primarily within the timelines afforded to training as well as the share of theory and practice time within the education process. Within the crisis situation of the first part of the war, military students together with their teachers would often be used as “emergency fire brigades” and sent to the most dangerous locations as part of consolidated cadet squadrons. In the southern wing of the Soviet-German front, cadets from military schools were used en masse in October and November of 1941 during the battles for Rostov-on-Don, in July and August of 1942 at the great bend of the Don in the preliminary stages of the Battle of Stalingrad as well as in the defensive period in the battle for the Caucasus.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394803317.pdf
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4. Tatiana P. Khlynina
“And Then I Heard This Strange Word...”: the Evacuation from the Memoirs of Rostov Oblast Eye Witnesses and Party Documents

The article explores the perception of the evacuation held by Rostov Oblast residents and how the evacuation is reflected in the archives located at the Centre for documenting modern history of the Rostov Oblast. It examines the eye witness accounts of the events in 1941-1942. The article investigates the archival sources, including the declassified documents of the transport department at the Rostov regional committee of the All-Union Communist Party with respect to the evacuation measures for the authorities. The article notes the inconsistencies between personal and official sources and analyses their research opportunities.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394803392.pdf
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5. Evgeny F. Krinko
Spring Flooding and Its Consequences for the Soviet Defences against the Wehrmacht at the Lower Don in 1942

In the middle of October in 1941, the Soviet leadership made a decision to create a system of defensive structures on the Don that were meant to halt the advance of the Wehrmacht to the south. Towards the end of autumn and in the winter of 1941-1942, tens of thousands of deminers and mobilised citizens from the region erected the Don and the Stalingrad defensive lines as well as the Rostov defensive district. However, during the spring flooding of 1942, the Don flooded a significant part of the unfinished Red Army fortifications. In July of 1942, many of the defensive structures were not restored while some still remained flooded. As a result, Soviet troops had to retaliate against the enemy’s oncoming tank and mechanised divisions in unfinished defensive lines without even having enough simple field fortifications. The efforts of tens of thousands of citizens and military construction workers ended up mostly in vain, while the enemy was able to quickly break through the Soviet defences and head for the Caucasus.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394803456.pdf
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6. Tatiana G. Kurbat
Documents from the Emergency State Commission Funds and Their Research Opportunities

The article explores documents present in three archives of the Emergency State Commission which are kept in the State Archives of the Russian Federation and in two archives of the Rostov Oblast. The article describes these documents in detail and notes their records management features. The article notes the fact that the information present in the documents is stylistically susceptible to be influenced by the ideology of the time when they were written.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394803516.pdf
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7. Nicholas W. Mitiukov
The Monitors of the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway

The article examines the history of the creation, the construction, the service as well as the design features of large Swedish and Norwegian monitors, which had independent naval policies even though they were part of a single nation. The key technical innovations that were utilised by the manufacturers are examined from a military and technical standpoint.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394968321.pdf
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8. Alejandro Anca Alamillo
Military and Technical Innovations in Spanish Shipbuilding

The article succinctly examines the military and technical innovations introduced by the Spanish Defence Ministry within the sphere of shipbuilding.

URL: http://ejournal6.com/journals_n/1394803663.pdf
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