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Photo credit: Kora27 / commons.wikimedia.org (CC-BY-SA-3.0) The anniversary of the founding of the Russian Empire is celebrated today. Russia was declared an empire by Peter the Great on October 22, 1721, after the victory in the Northern War. 300 years have passed since this date,...

22.10.2021 Subject: History

Photo credit: Pushok / pixabay.com The Russian House in Bucharest has opened a historical exhibition entitled "Not subject to oblivion." The ambassadors of Russia, Belarus and Turkmenistan, representatives of public organizations in Romania took part in the opening ceremony,...

08.10.2021 Subject: History

Photo credit: MilaZora / pixabay.com The remains of four Soviet soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War have been buried in Finland, TASS reports. According to Russian diplomats, the reburial ceremony took place last weekend. The deceased were prisoners of a German concentration...

05.10.2021 Subject: History

Photo credit: LukeL / pixabay.com Several expositions opened in Maribor in memory of Soviet prisoners of the Stalag XVIII-D concentration camp, which existed in Slovenia during World War II. The opening ceremony was attended by the President of Slovenia, Russian diplomats and historians,...

01.10.2021 Subject: History

Photo credit: RIA Novosti archive / Soviet anti-aircraft gunners on the roof of the Moscow Hotel / (CC BY-SA 3.0) / ru.wikipedia.org The Battle of Moscow, one of the key events of the Great Patriotic War and World War II, started 80 years ago. The defensive operation started on...

30.09.2021 Subject: History

Photo credit: NTV / youtube.com Russian war drama Sobibor was shown to viewers in Zimbabwe, TASS reports. Konstantin Khabensky's directorial debut was screened in Harare. The creening was organized with the participation of the Russian Embassy and the Harare film society  public...

29.09.2021 Subject: History

Photo credit: edu.gov.ru (CC BY 4.0) The exhibition entitled "Not To Be Forgotten" has kicked off in the Slovak capital, TASS reports. The historical and documentary exposition tells the story of the crimes of the fascists directed against the civilians of the Soviet Union in...

28.09.2021 Subject: History

Photo credit: function.mil.ru (CC BY 4.0) The Union of Russian Societies in Sweden will hold a memorial day for Soviet sailors kept at the Bühringe camp. The event will take place on September 25 near the former camp, the program includes a flower-laying ceremony and an introductory...

25.09.2021 Subject: History

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