Different Countries, Same Gorodki 22.06.2021The traditional Russian game of Gorodki dates back to the 18th century. It was played by Leo Tolstoy and Maksim Gorky. In Soviet times, Gorodki turned into a legitimate sport, and this year marks the 85th anniversary of the first USSR championship. Today, the Gorodki is played not only in Russia and the CIS countries - Russian compatriots have brought the game to the far abroad. It has been found that the Gorodki can unite nations (Karelia and Finland hold joint tournaments) and bring back to the origins: it was abroad that many compatriots took up a bat for the first time.
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State Duma bans equalizing roles of USSR and Germany in WWII
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State Duma deputies passed a law prohibiting publicly equalizing the roles of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany in World War II. The document passed the 3rd, final, reading in the lower house of the Russian parliament (State Duma) on Wednesday, June 9, RIA Novosti reports.
Additions will be made to the law on perpetuating the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War.
The bill was prepared by deputies Elena Yampolskaya and Alexander Zhukov, as well as Senator Alexei Pushkov.
The document prohibits equalizing the actions and decisions of the Soviet government with the actions of the authorities of Nazi Germany and its allies.
These measures mean to protect the memory of the war heroes, to stop "disgusting speculations on our Victory," the authors of the project say.