Someone, Ambrose-connected, wrote a book called "The Longest Winter." The topic is the Battle of the Bulge. Most people might think a book with that title might concern Napoleon's famous invasion of Russia. More knowledgable people would have assumed it concerned the Battle of Poltova.
On a personal note, a soldier or officer of the army of Charles XII captured by Peter the Great was named Narin. He was sent to work in the mines.