The Xenophon Group
International was organized to promote the study of military history. We began
by publishing a magazine devoted to Early Modern Military History,
Gorget & Sash of which copies are
available, and we will begin adding individual articles to this web site. In
1991 we expanded our focus to facilitate meetings and exchanges between
Americans, Ukrainians and Russians, especially but not exclusively military
historians. We have organized a number of successful visits and conferences in
Russia and Ukraine. This page serves as a central link to topical pages
relating to these subjects which are listed as they are created in the Index,
below. We are members of the Military Conflict Institute
and the West-Point alumni group
have pages on both Facebook and Linkedin.
The content of our multiple web sites has expanded
so much we provide here a new alphabetical listing all the various topics.
Please download this index file periodically to keep current with new
changes. In the index are links to descriptions of some of our products
including previously published articles and historical materials developed
during these visits.
For readers interested in military history we also provide a listing of
military topics here.
We added an important essay by Dr. Neal Wood on
and another essay on the
Russo-Turkish war. We are adding extensive material from the lectures from
the Soviet Academy of General Staff -
We revised and expanded the text and photography of St.
Petersburg for which we have a
completely revised section including separate sections on Hermitage, Peterhof,
Tsarskoye Selo, Gatchina and Pavlovsk palaces. We also have text history and
many photos of Moscow. We are preparing
to add pictures and text describing many churches in Moscow. We have visited
many cities along the Volga river as
well as St Petersburg and Moscow. These are included in the Russian cities
section. and many photographs are now at
Volga and photographs from past
cruises are at Volga cruise .
In 2005 we led a tour group for the Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise on Vantage
travel charter ship - the N. Chernishevski. It was a terrific cruise with many
extra and exciting activities along the way. We have over 2000 additional
photos and text for the interesting places on that route such as Kizhi Island
and Mandrogi, as well as more for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Uglich and Yaroslavl.
See tour2005. We have added first photos
from inside the Kremlin Armory Museum. We returned from
a fabulous 3 weeks' Vantage tour to China including cruise on Yangtze River in
May 2007. The text and photos are on line at
China. . One interesting section has photos taken in the huge and marvelous
Military Museum in
Beijing and the second section is from the Chinese Aviation Museum. We have
photos also of Xi'an and the
Terra Cotta Warrior museum.
We have extensive text and over 180 photos of the huge Museum of Artillery,
Engineer and Signal troops in St Petersburg and have now created an entirely
new web site for this museum at Artillery Museum The museum staff
prepared captions for the current photography and we now have photos of new
exhibits posted with our 2005 tour report. We have added the text reports of
our visits to Russia or Ukraine in 1991, Jan
1992, Summer 1992, 1997,
1998, 2005- We
added photography of the Russian aviation museum at
Monino from visits in 1992-3-7.
From our first two visits to the new
National Museum of the U.
S. Marine Corps we have the first of what will be an expanding section of
photographs. We added photographs of
Maryland; Fort Boreman, West
Virginia; and of the Freedom
Museum in Manassas, Virginia; and the American War
Museum due to open in
We have manuscripts, book reviews, chronologies, about Russian medieval
If you are considering travel to Ukraine, Russia or any of the other
republics please contact our outstanding local travel agent, Larysa Ryazantseva
in Kyiv at Olymp Travel LTD Olymp or write her at 24
Shavkovychva St. Kyiv 01024 Ukraine -her web site is