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    Re: History of the Russian Navy
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2005 Nov 21, 09:21 -0500

    Lu,
    Thank you for the site.
    I am surprised that WWII is not mentioned.
    Not speaking of quite interesting Cold war developments:-)
    
    On Sun, 20 Nov 2005, Lu Abel wrote:
    
    > As is often said, "history is written by the victors."
    
    This is not always so. In Soviet Union, we were taught
    the history of the two major Russian defeats in great detail.
    (Each of them lead to a revolution inside Russia, and they were
    subject of many famous history and fiction works).
    I mean the Crimean war and the Russo-Japanese one.
    So I would rather say that I am less familiar with
    the French-British-Turkish story of the Crimean war,
    and the Japanese story of the Russo-Japanese war.
    But my general impression is that these two wars are
    better remembered in Russia then in the victorious countires.
    (However, one the main street in Paris is called
    "Boulevard Sebastopol"; I doubt that many French know why:-)
    
    Alex.
    
    
    

       
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