By Boris Akunin
This is often the 1st e-book that includes Erast Fandorin, the well-known gentleman sleuth. Moscow 1876. a tender legislations scholar commits suicide in vast sunlight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens. yet this can be no usual dying, for the younger guy used to be the son of an influential industrialist and has left a substantial fortune. Erast Fandorin, a hotheaded new recruit to the felony research division, is assigned to the case. marvelous, younger, and complicated, Fandorin embarks on an research that might take him from the palatial mansions of Moscow to the seedy backstreets of London in his hunt for the conspirators at the back of this mysterious dying.
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There are several reasons for this. First, between now and the early 1980s we can expect the quantity and particularly the quality of Warsaw Pact forces to continue to grow. The East Europeans, who have lagged behind Soviet forces for several years, seem to be in the process of initiating substantial expansion programmes. Within the next few years the Soviet forces deployed in the forward area will have completed the current modernization effort and will thus be qualitatively equal to the best of NATo's deployed technology.
Col. A. Zakharenko, 'The Lessons of Co-Ordination', Red Star, 5 August 1977. 2 °For example, see Col. M. Belov, 'Helicopters in Antitank Warfare', Military Herald No. -Col. V. Trachenko, 'The Helicopter against Tanks', Technology and Armament, August 1975; Belov, 'Helicopters and Land Force Tactics', Soviet Military Review, December 1976. 37 Tanks and Anti-Tank Weapons RICHARD OGORKIEWICZ The appearance of tanks did two things from the point of view of military technology. One was to create a long-term opportunity; the other was to produce an immediate problem.
T. Nikitin, 'To Develop the Art of Conducting Battle', Military Herald No. 10, October 1968. • For an early review of these discussions see P. A. Karber, 'The Soviet Anti-Tank Debate', Survival, June 1976. 9 See for example General of the Army, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Minister of Defence V. Kulikov, 'Soviet Military Science Today', Communist, May 1976. Kulikov was afterwards promoted to Chief of Warsaw Pact Forces and has been made a Marshal. 10 Major Yu. Pivovav, 'Surprise in Combat', Military Herald No.