History of the Armed Forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - IN RUSSIAN - Published on its 50th anniversary in 1968. - Detailed history with many photos and 11 full color, fold-out maps of major wars and battles. -- Sections: Born in October (the Revolution) - Between Two Wars - The Great Patriotic War (World War II) - Always Prepared to Fight. -- Year By Year Chronology of Major Events - 580 pages. -- History of the Army, Navy and Air Force in Russia and the other Soviet Socialist Republics