Hi Alexander, it was not my aim to accuse you of saying that A I did anything of the sort.
Kevin has claimed that the education of Russian artillery officers was stopped from 1801 to about 1808.
I don`t believe it and my message was intended to support the concept of the Czar as being very interested in the improved education of his subjects, civilian and military.
That being so, I would like to know where Kevin has the idea that Russian artillery education was stopped.
That would be a dramatic event and certainly one which Stein - and others - would have commented upon, but Stein does not mention it, so who does??