Walking After Letters from the Front 19.05.2017Letters from the front constitute the basis for new tourist routes that are opening in various parts of Russia this year. The eight winners have been announced in a contest for historical military routes called “Take pride, country, in your valiant sons!” Sightseers visit memorable locations connected to World War Two, which are described by those who participated in these events in letters to their loved ones. The authors of three winning routes gave tours to a correspondent from Russkiy Mir.
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UN court rejects Kiev’s claims about Russian aggression
It is extremely important that International court of Justice did not support Kiev claims about so-called Russian aggression or occupation, as per Russian Foreign Ministry. The Hague court considered them irrelevant, TASS informs.
Russian diplomacy office added that there was no need to bring to a vote Ukraine’s statements that Moscow financed terrorism, as they did not have any grounds.
Moreover, Ukraine’s claims that Moscow is eliminating cultural identity of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities were not supported too.
The UN court has accepted the decision about three temporary measures according to International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. One of them concerns availability of education in the Ukrainian language, the second one is about possibilities of Crimean Tatars to have their own representative institutions and the third one addressed to Ukraine and Russia forbids any actions leading to deterioration of the conflict situation.
It is worth reminding that hearings of the case by Kiev against Moscow started in Hague at the beginning of March. Ukraine accused Russia of sponsoring terrorism and demanded to stop supporting Donetsk and Lugansk. Another demand concerned compensation for the hit plane over Donbass and shooting attack against civil population.
Builders of an Empire 16.05.2017How did the Russian Empire arise? What tied it together? Why were the Russians, rather than anyone else, able to create the most expansive state on Earth? Who else took active part in its formation? What was it like for individual nations within the empire—did they see it as a prison or a family? You can read about all of this in the latest work of the historian Aleksandr Gorianin.