Granted; the Soviet casualties were horrendous. There's a popular saying that "The Soviets won just about enough ground to bury their dead."
What is embarrassing for a country, if its chess player is defeated by a better foreign player? I remember this time and, although the propaganda made efforts to sell the match as a fight of the systems, everybody acknowledged Bobby as a brilliant player. Hence, it could be embarrassed for the Communist state, but it was not embarrassing for people.
If USSR was cynical in entering a treaty with Nazi, are you ready to go so far, to assess the appeasement politics of UK and France cynical as well? Were US and European companies cynical while supplying Nazi with strategic goods and their governments while permitting these exports?
Taking into account that the final outcome of Napoleon invasion was his ultimate defeat – is it honest to point out to the interim result of the war implicating, the war was disastrous embarrassment for Russians? All the more, if considering that Napoleon had to lea
Ethiopia 1935/36, invading Greece in 1940, Libya in 1940, losing battleships in Tarent in November 1940?
Shall I continue?
Every country has embarrassing chapters in their history, but many of the Italian ones are especially hilarious!
Therefore, it is an embarrassing chapter in RUSSIAN history.
Reading the article it sounds like the design had major problems. In my opinion, a nuclear reactor should be idiot proof.
Considering the Cold War climate at the time, this one could easily have been one of the first ones on this quiz.
However, if criticism of America is what turns you on or preoccupies you, as it seems to be for so many, I authored a series of six or seven quizzes on embarrassing moments in US history. The original series I made about the US is what inspired this series by Quizmaster.
The point is that every country has embarrassing chapters, which we should be aware of. Most countries also have shining achievements, but, weirdly, those tend to be better-known, at least within said countries.
For those who did not heard about these two events, the former happened between 1763 and 1864 when around one and a half million souls living north of the Caucasus were murdered, raped and expelled from their homeland by the Russian Empire. According to many sources, the Tsarist Army even killed and raped children and the skulls of victims were collected by Russians like General Grigory Zass for "scientific purposes."
Regarding the Katyn Massacre, around 22.000 Polish military officers and intellectuals were executed in the Katyn Forest by the orders of Stalin, after the Partition of Poland between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
Additionally, the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia can be included in the answers as well.
2. Of course, I do not know who and how much money was stolen for the Sochi Olympics, but it was definitely not terrible (I definitely remember it very good).
3. I cannot judge Katyn and, in principle, Stalin, but it is very problematic here because the victims of all the events under Stalin, as for me, are shamelessly overestimated (20-60 million people were killed by him? Seriously? there were only 190 million inhabitants in the USSR at that time, even with all the rigidity of Stalin, he did not cut out such a large part of the population), and I find it hard to believe in 500,000 captured Poles and 20,000 killed in Katyn
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