I bet you
would like to know more about me!
So here I
am: Andrius Genys - founder and editor of Military-Today.com
Actually I'm one of the lucky few, who had the opportunity to turn a
lifelong interest into profession.
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.
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
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
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.
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.com 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.
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 inaccessible 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.
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
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 early 2017 I'm about
to complete writing a proper 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
Zaal Tchkuaseli and
The Tiger, Military-Today.com managed to overtake well
established competitors, that have 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. During the year 2016 there was a
slight growth in visitors and nearly 2.7 million unique visitors
came 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 regularly. 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