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The Great Patriotic War hammered the Russian national character into shape, while the celebration of the 65th Victory Day will bring the nation together to secure major achievements, says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. He was speaking when declaring open a gala concert in Moscow yesterday. The Russian President said that almost 27 million people died during the war years when defending their Motherland. But the millions of deaths were not a lost effort. Medvedev again thanked the war veterans for defending this country unto...

11.05.2010 Subject: Community

The Russian team defeated Slovaks at the World Ice Hockey Championship in Germany 3:1. The goals were scored by Maxim Afinogenov, Alexander Ovechkin and Viktor Kozlov. It was the opening game of the tournament. Now Russia is scheduled to face Kazakhstan in Cologne on 11 May....

11.05.2010 Subject: Sports

The main celebration of Victory Day in Russia took place on Red Square in Moscow, where the traditional Victory Day Parade was held.  A total of 11,335 servicemen took part in the parade, with Russian Armed Forces troops joined on Red Square by servicemen from 13 other countries, including Britain, the USA, France, Poland, and the CIS countries. Around 3,000 veterans watched from the guest tribunes. Addressing the participants and guests, Dmitry Medvedev said that the victory in 1945 was not only a military but also a...

09.05.2010 Subject: Community

The 7th Bulat Okudzhava song festival is underway in Moscow, Voice of Russia reports. Today, on the Victory Day, Bulat Okudzhava who was famous Russian poet, writer, and singer-songwriter would turn 86. His friends and admirers gathered on Trubnaya Square where Moscow bards (singers-songwriters) are performing Okudzhava's songs about the Great Patriotic War. When he was 18, Okudzhava volunteered for the Red Army and from 1942 participated in the war with Nazi Germany.  The Okudzhava festival will last till May 23....

09.05.2010 Subject: Culture

Six of the most popular films about WW II will be screened for two days non-stop, from morning till evening, at the Sovremennik movie theater in Moscow as part of the Films of Victory film festival. Muscovites are invited to watch the films for free. Certainly, WW II veterans can also enjoy free entrance to other cinemas in Moscow today....

09.05.2010 Subject: History

Riga Mayor Nil Ushakov, during an interview with a local television station, promised to rename Dzhokhar Dudaev Street by the end of the year. In 1996 the street, which was previously called Comosnautics Street, was named in honor of Chechen separatist Dzhokhar Dudaev. Over the years more than 40 petitions had been made to change the street’s name, but each one was declined. In 2009 the Russian Society of Latvia together with several other public organizations presented the city legislature with a petition bearing over 2000 signatures requesting that the street name be...

07.05.2010 Subject: Diaspora

The annual 7th Bulat Okudzhava song festival opens today in Moscow. This year it will be dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patrotic War.  By tradition the opening will be held on Trubnaya Square in central Moscow and in the evening the School Of Modern Drama Theater will host a gala-concert.  Bulat Okudzhava was a Russian poet, writer, and singer-songwriter....

07.05.2010 Subject: Culture

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the world must know the truth about the Great Patriotic War and the role the Soviet Army played in liberating Europe from the Nazis. The Russian president said this in an interview with Izvestia and the First Russian TV Channel  .  The importance of telling the world the whole truth about the war grew from attempts by some politicians in Eastern Europe to falsify historical facts and interpret these facts for their own time-serving purposes. In some countries the...

07.05.2010 Subject: History

Russia’s Tatiana Kosintseva is the champion at the end of the third phase of the Grand Prix Chess Competition in Nalchik. The Russian player’s victory became apparent after Kosintseva beat the Swedish player Pius Cramling in the tenth round on Wednesday. She now has eight points and is ahead of her closest rivals, Georgian Nanu Dzagnidze and Hou Yifan from China, by 1.5 points. Yifan had a chance to close in on Tatiana, but on Thursday she played a draw with Koneru Humpy from India. Another representative of Russia,...

07.05.2010 Subject: Sports

On Thursday, the "Victory Train" with a Ukrainian delegation of war veterans left Kiev heading for Moscow, Voice of Russia reports. The Ukrainian veterans are travelling to Moscow for the Victory Day parade. Representatives of the Russian embassy in Kiev said that the delegation of Ukrainian veterans, which is made up of 14 people is the biggest. In Moscow preparations are in place for their arrival. The Veterans will be fully provided for, with adequate food, medical care and protection. The train will arrive in...

07.05.2010 Subject: Community

The UN General Assembly is holding a special session dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the VE Day, Voice of Russia reports. It will be attended by all 192 member states. WWII veterans are also among the guests. The session was proposed by Russia. The Russian permanent mission to the UN will hold a reception later Thursday and a classical music concert on Friday....

06.05.2010 Subject: Community

Moscow University that subsequently became Russia’s largest higher educational establishment and one of the centres in world scholarship was opened 255 years ago, Voice of Russia reports. On the 7th of May 1755, Professor Nikolai Popovsky who delivered the first lecture to 30 students said: “There is no idea that cannot be expressed in the Russian language”. This was a bold thought because at the time, Latin was the academic language in the country. However, Professor Popovsky was far-sighted. ...

06.05.2010 Subject: Education

President Dmitry Medvedev has given state awards to 46 outstanding Russia's citizens. Among those who received the state awards are outstanding scientist and technical designer Anatoly Savin, composer Alexandra Pakhmutova, actor Vladimir Zeldin and cosmonaut Roman Romanenko who was given the title of "Hero of Russia", Voice of Russia reports.  Speaking at the awarding ceremony Medvedev stressed that it was held on the eve of the 65ty anniversary of the Victory over Nazism. He urged all Russians to remember those...

06.05.2010 Subject: Community

Unique on-line WWII archive opens in Moscow, Voice of Russia reports. The project “Victory Chronicles. 1941-1945” opened in Moscow today. Various archive materials on the history of the last war have been pooled into one on-line resource for the first time. Igor Shchegolyov, Russian Minister of Mass Communications, attended the presentation of the resource. He said that the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Archive of Film and Photographic documents and the Archive of Sound Documents...

06.05.2010 Subject: History

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev is to visit Turkey on May 11-12, the Kremlin press-service reported Thursday. The central event of his official visit will be the first session of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council which is a new mechanism for inter-state consultations. The meeting will be chaired by Medvedev and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo...

06.05.2010 Subject: Politics

The awards ceremony of the international campaign “Russkiy Mir – Memory of the Heart”, dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Victory in WWII, took place in Moscow today. The Russkiy Mir Foundation Executive Director Vyacheslav Nikonov handed out the awards to laureates and nominees. Participants of the awards ceremony included the competition organizers, representatives of political and...

06.05.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

On the eve of the 65th anniversary of Victory over Nazism In St. Petersburg the famous documentary "Shoah" by Claude Lanzmann was shown in St. Petersburg, Voice of Russia reports. The nine-hour film is the history of the Holocaust.  The film consists of interviews with people who were involved in various ways in the Holocaust, including former prisoners of  concentration camps and former Nazis. The interviews give the real picture of one of the greatest  human catastrophes of the 20th century. ...

06.05.2010
Rubric: Region news
Subject: History

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