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Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack {Ret.}

Deep Scars on the Russia Soul

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Russia‚Äôs geography is primarily terrestrial, without significant warm water access to large bodies of water or strategic waterways. This factor drove some of its earliest Czarist-era and Soviet expansionist behaviors. The melting Arctic ice, with the gradual opening of the Northern Sea Route, was not part of this earlier calculus. Ever since the Mongols erupted […]