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Russian Defence Ministry revealed materials stating that the Soviet Union helped Poland during WW2, TASS informs. The scale of this campaign was unprecedented, according to Defence Ministry. The documents are published in framework of the project under title Memory Against Oblivion. They were stored in central military archive. ...

17.11.2017 Subject: History

Archaeologists working near Kerch found a country estate, TASS informs. Scientists believe that it was built during the 1st century AD. It was the time when Bosporan Kingdom located at the territory of Western Crimea, the Tamansky Peninsula and lower lands of Don was going through the period of prosperity after several wars. ...

16.11.2017 Subject: History

Professor of Catholic University of Leuven Emmanuel Waegemans is awarded by label badge of Russian Foreign Ministry for Contribution into International Cooperation for his research called Peter the Great in Belgium, RIA Novosti informs. The awarding ceremony and presentation of the book in French language took place in Brussels. It was timed with...

15.11.2017 Subject: Array

Celebrations dedicated to Fortress Elizabeth named after wife of Russian Emperor Alexander I. It was built two hundred years ago by sailors of Russian-American company, TASS reports. Forum, round table and exhibition dedicated to Russian presence in Hawaii were arranged at the jubilee. ...

13.11.2017 Subject: History

Memorial ceremony honouring Russian soldiers who died one century ago in France during the First World War took place in Paris, RIA Novosti reports. The ceremony took place at the Russian expeditionary corps. High-rank French servicemen, Russian diplomats, Russian compatriots...

11.11.2017 Subject: History

Anniversary of the legendary parade of November 1941 was celebrated in Moscow today, RIA Novosti informs. The gala parade took place at Red Square at the anniversary of the Great October Revolution. The parade of 1941 was dedicated to 24th anniversary of the Great October Revolution....

07.11.2017 Subject: History

Memory of Russian Imperial Fleet lieutenant Mikhail Desyatov is honored in New York, TASS reports. Russian state flag and St. Andrew’s flag were set on his grave. Local authorities, Russian diplomats as well as Russian and US military officers were present at the memorial ceremony. Lieutenant’s grave is one of the first Russian military burial sites in US, registered by the...

22.10.2017 Subject: History

According to Russian Spiritual Cultural Center, anniversary of the Great October Revolution is to become the main topic of the coming week in Paris. Several activities are dedicated to this tremendous event of the last century, TASS reports. The October Lessons scientific conference starts at Quay Branley. Loud names of the world scientists are...

16.10.2017 Subject: History

Anniversary of Stalingrad Battle’s Victory will be celebrated all around the country, TASS informs. Next year is 75th anniversary since the day when fascist army of many thousands was defeated on the Volga River; it is considered a turning point of WWII. According to the leader of Victory Volunteers national movement Olga Amelchenkova, the contest...

13.10.2017 Subject: Array

Russian-Indian archaeological expedition working in the Himalayas discovered two sacral monuments, RIA Novosti informs. Archaeologists managed to excavate around two hundred unique stone statues of the early Middle Ages. Scientist Vyacheslav Molodin has claimed journalists, that this expedition headed by Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences...

13.10.2017 Subject: Array

Russian-French conference will be held in Strasbourg in a week, RIA Novosti reports. The hero of the day will become the lawyer and poet Ludwig Heinrich von Nicolai (Andrey Lvovich von Nicolai) who lived at the boundary of 18th and 19th centuries. He was born in Strasbourg and got a lawyer’s degree. Later he headed the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint...

12.10.2017 Subject: History

Archaeologists working at the banks of Yenisei in Tuva found jewelry of nomads living the second – the first centuries BC on these territories, TASS informs. According to the head of expedition Marina Kilunovskya the excavations were conducted at the territories flooded due to activities of Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station. She...

04.10.2017 Subject: Array

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