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Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 14 Sep 2021 16:09

This blog has an interesting collection of artillery books:
https://gercenovec.livejournal.com/?skip=10

including "Artillery Supply in the GPW 1941-1945" and the four volumes of Planatov "Operations of the Soviet Armed Froces in GPW" 1958

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by wwilson » 15 Sep 2021 08:44

Planatov's volumes look like they have useful tabular data. Wish I could read Russian, but some bits will be worth translating.

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 15 Sep 2021 09:05

Remember that this is a very early canon of Soviet operations and between 1985 and 1989 there was a debate in VIZH which added further ones which leads to the current list in
Fesʹkov, V. I, K. A Kalashnikov, and V. I Golikov. Красная Армия в победах и поражениях, 1941-1945 гг. Томск: Томский гос. университет. 2003.
http://militera.lib.ru/h/feskov_vi01/index.html

Then David Glantz around 2000 claims that even this list misses some operations and adds to it with his 8 volume Forgotten Battles series.

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by wwilson » 16 Sep 2021 17:32

Tried some translation. Ouch, lots of work. The "text" is actually an image in the scanned file. So entered the characters one for one in Bing translator.

Regarding Table 7, page 38 in volume IV:
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Ъоевой состав войск фронтов по состоянию на 10 января 1945 г. без учета армейских и фронтовых тыловых учреждений и частей показан в табл. 7

The composition of the troops of the fronts as of January 10, 1945, excluding army and front rear institutions and units, is shown in Table 7
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число людей в армиях

Number of personnel in armies
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количество дивизий в армиях

Number of divisions in armies
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средняя чнслеииость стрелковой дивизии в армиях

Average strength of rifle divisions in armies
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минометов 82- и 120-мм

Mortars 82- and 120-mm
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орудий калибра свыше 76-мм

Guns of greater than 76-mm caliber
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противотанковой артиллерии (45- и 57-мм)

Antitank artillery (45- and 57-mm)
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установок реактивной артиллерии (рс)

Rocket artillery launchers (rs)
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зенитной артиллерии

anti-aircraft artillery

среднего калибра

Medium caliber

малого калибра

Light caliber
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танков

tanks
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САу

Self propelled guns

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The "average strength of rifle divisions" is of interest. Hard to tell with the equipment totals how much is divisional and how much is not.

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 16 Sep 2021 18:29

Abbyy FineReader 15 will scan the image and OCR the text from it, save at HMTL and let your browser translate it for you.

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 22 Nov 2021 15:06

Am looking for two Soviet era books:
Развитие Советских Вооруженных Сил и военного искусства в Великой Отечественной войне (1941-1945 гг.) : учебное пособие /
Razvitie Sovetskikh Vooruzhennykh Sil i voennogo iskusstva v Velikoĭ Otechestvennoĭ voĭne (1941-1945 gg.) : uchebnoe posobie
Author: под редакцией Р.А. Савушкин. ; ; R A Savushkin; Voenno-politicheskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ imeni V.I. Lenina.
Publisher: Военно-политическая академия имени В.И. Ленина, Moskva : Voenno-politicheskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ imeni V.I. Lenina, 1988.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/razvitie ... ef_results

Развитие Советских Вооруженных Сил и военного искусства в межвоенный период (1921-1941 гг.) /
Razvitie Sovetskikh Vooruzhennykh Sil i voennogo iskusstva v mezhvoennyĭ period (1921-1941 gg.)
Author: Р.А. Савушкин. ; R A Savushkin; Voenno-politicheskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ imeni V.I. Lenina.
Publisher: Военно-политическая академия имени В.И. Ленина, Moskva : Voenno-politicheskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ imeni V.I. Lenina, 1989.
https://www.worldcat.org/title/razvitie ... ef_results

Only hard copies seem to be at CARL

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Art » 26 May 2022 16:47

"RKKA and the Civil War in Spain, 1936-1939". First three volumes of the 8-volume publication of the Red Army's Intelligence Administration's bulletins concerning experience and Soviet involvement in the SCW are available on the website of the Russian State Military Archive:
http://rgvarchive.ru/sites/default/file ... spain1.pdf
http://rgvarchive.ru/sites/default/file ... spain2.pdf
http://rgvarchive.ru/sites/default/file ... spain3.pdf

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Art » 25 Nov 2022 10:19

V.A. Zhilin "System of military command organs of operational-strategic level: past, present and future", 2nd edition, 2001
https://www.voenkoma.net/download/%D0%B ... %D1%83.pdf

Looks like a slightly rewritten doctorate thesis on organization of Soviet high-level command and headquarters during the war.

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 26 Nov 2022 12:02

Oh dear I could do with this Zhilin title but website is blocked. Could you send me a copy please?

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by taurus » 26 Nov 2022 13:34

Der Alte Fritz wrote:
26 Nov 2022 12:02
Oh dear I could do with this Zhilin title but website is blocked. Could you send me a copy please?
Hi,
The site is working, it is not blocked. It has DDOS protection enabled attacks.
The scan there is of rather mediocre quality.
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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Eugen Pinak » 26 Nov 2022 15:16

Der Alte Fritz wrote:
26 Nov 2022 12:02
Oh dear I could do with this Zhilin title but website is blocked. Could you send me a copy please?
Indeed, It's blocked now. Fortunately I've managed to download it earlier.
Here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ptxpkH ... share_link

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Art » 21 Dec 2023 22:07

"Problems of strategy and operational art in Soviet military works (1917-1940)" (1965) as a pdf file:
https://vk.com/wall-206747328_264

Essentially a digest of pre-war military theory.

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Re: Useful sources for Russian books

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 23 Dec 2023 10:25

Looks very nice and with some of the lesser known theorists. Published in the mid 1960s it is a key time for more open Soviet writings.

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