Obituary

January 12th, 2015 Gorelik Mikhail Viktorovich aged 71 passed away. He was one of the most famous contemporary Russian historians of weaponology. Educated as an expert of arts he was a leading expert in the field of historical reconstruction in the Soviet period and modern Russia. Scientific reconstructions of weaponry suits and equipment of ancient…

Review. Guerrilla weapons: the catalog of collection. The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum

Review. Guerrilla weapons: the catalog of collection. The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum; ed. G.V.Scorinko, S.A.Loparev. Minsk, 2014 ISBN 978-985-7083-26-8 The book presents a unique collection of self-made weapons, which were made and used by Soviet partisans who fought in Belarus in 1941-1944. The museum exposition opened on 22 October 1944 in Minsk (Belarus). The…

Editorial

Dear Colleagues, By the beginning of 20th century Russian historical weaponology had already been formed, while during the Soviet period it almost did not develop disappearing not only from the university curriculum, but also specialized publications. Only single materials were published mostly due to archaeological research. Ignoring historical weaponolgy as a historical discipline led not…