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Andrius Genys

Andrius Genys, founder and editor of Military-Today.com website

 
 

   Hello my friend,

 

   I bet you would like to know a history of Military-Today.com website.

   So here I am: Andrius Genys - founder and editor of Military-Today.com website. Actually I'm one of the lucky few, who had the opportunity to turn a lifelong interest into profession.

   From childhood my interest in weapons, tanks, military vehicles and all other military-related equipment developed. At some point this interest transitioned from hobby to profession.

   Are you ready to hear backstory of Military-Today.com? In 2000, when popularity of the internet was increasing, me and my friend established a military-related website. As far as I recall it was first launched as weapons.0golf.com. I began writing about various weapon systems. Back in 2000 there were only several decent military-related websites. Most of them had very little content. Their quality of information was poor. Their appearance and graphics were poor. They lacked quality images. So back in the early 2000s I already saw the need to improve the way how weapons were presented online.

   Since 2000 my co-project was constantly improving and changing names. It was known as Arms.Host.sk, ArmsWorld.tk, and under other names. At some point its name settled down as EnemyForces.com. The website already had nice graphics, high-quality images (mind again 800x600 was a big deal at that time), and lots of articles, that most other websites lacked.

   I always had a passion for military. I was attaining various militarized training courses and training alongside with the soldiers since when I was a teenager. So I'm not one of those who have seen weapons only on pictures. In 2002 I attempted to joined military academy and become an officer, however eventually I failed due to unsuccessful circumstances. That was a turning point in my life, when I focused on writing on weapons and military equipment, rather than becoming an actual officer.

   As the website was growing up, there were growing up tensions between its founders. My friend and partner was very good at programming and online graphics, but had totally no interest in military. He was more keen on developing websites on other subjects, such as cars and so on. At the same time I had a much greater vision of the website, which could not not be realized within EnemyForces frames. So at some point I decided to go on my own.

   In 2006 I began my own work and founded Military-Today.com website. At that time it was an evolution of EnemyForces.com. I took the best layout solutions, and the way, how the content was structured. Also I improved many things. Back in 2006 the Military-Today.com was among the first websites of its kind, if not the first one, to embed video clips on its pages. Although this concept was not new, but in 2006 it was a cutting-edge feature. Back then YouTube was just a startup that no one ever heard of. My goal was to improve how weapon systems were presented online. Also my knowledge in English improved significantly since 2000s.

   Actually I speak fluently 4 languages. Also there are some other languages that I can read and understand at least some bits of information. Knowledge of languages allows me to access information that is otherwise unaccessible to the others. Most importantly knowledge of languages allows me to access primary sources of information, rather than its interpretations by various websites and blogs. Throughout the time my goal was to provide readers with independent, accurate and unbiased information.

   Since 2006 the Military-Today.com website becomes more and more popular. It is likely that this website is a work of my life. Even though it already has more than 1 700 articles, I am committed to expand this website significantly. Currently I'm raising funds to add new articles, further improve appearance and graphics of Military-Today.com website. You can donate for development of the website here.

   Since 2012 I published more than 20 e-books on weapons, armored vehicles and other military-related equipment. These e-books are published under Military-Today.com brand. You can buy them on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and some other most popular bookstores. As of 2016 I'm about to complete writing a print book.

   In 2015 more than 2.6 million unique visitors, who came to Military-Today.com to access information. Website was steadily overtaking its competitors and wading its way to one of the most popular military-related website of its kind. With the help of people like Blacktail, Zaal Tchkuaseli and The Tiger, Military-Today.com managed to overtake well established and well-funded competitors, run by huge staffs.

   2016 was an important year for Military-Today.com. It was its 10th anniversary. I was very surprised to learn that there are people who actually grew up together with this website. It looks like during the year 2016 nearly 3 million unique visitors will come to Military-Today.com to access information.

   Today it is one of the most popular military-related websites on the internet. Furthermore it continues to grow as a snowball rolling down the hill. New articles are being posted every day. A number of fans, who help and support me with this project, is constantly growing. People like you donate for the development of this website, buy e-books, submit articles, send pictures and information on the latest weapons. I appreciate it a lot. With your help I am committed to expand this website significantly.

   If you have any ideas, proposals, or would like to help, you can contact me on militarytoday@hotmail.com

 

   Sincerely

 

   Andrius Genys

 

 

Books by Andrius Genys

 

Submachine Guns and Assault Rifles E-book

 

Main Battle Tanks E-Book

 

Light Tanks E-Book

 

Armored Personnel Carriers E-Book

 

Heavy Armored Personnel Carriers E-Book

 

Infantry Fighting Vehicles E-Book

 

Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles E-Book

 

Airborne Combat Vehicles E-Book

 

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

 

Self-Propelled Guns and Howitzers E-Book

 

Fire Support Vehicles E-Book

 

Self-Propelled Mortar Systems

 

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns E-Book

 

Multiple Launch Rocket Systems E-Book

 

Military-Trucks E-Book

 

Light Military Trucks E-Book

 

Medium Military Trucks E-Book

 

Heavy Military Trucks E-Book

 

Tank Transporters E-Book

 

Military Engineering Vehicles E-Book

 

 

 

 
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