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Grand Duchess Leonida Georgiyevna Romanov, the last member of the Russian royal family born before the 1917 Revolution, died late Sunday in Madrid, Spain, RIA-Novosti reported. She was 95. Leonida had requested to be buried in Petropavlovsk Cathedral in St. Petersburg next to her late husband, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich Romanov, the great-grandson of 19th-century Tsar Alexander II. The Moscow Patriarchate expressed its condolences on Monday: “Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna, who...

25.05.2010 Subject: History

Mikhail Shatrov, who was of the most famous playwrights of the late Soviet period, has died in Moscow at the age of 78. In an interview with ITAR-TASS news agency the Russia’s presidential envoy for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy said that Shatrov’s death was the great loss for the Russian culture. His plays about the ...

24.05.2010 Subject: History

The branch of the Astapovo State Museum in the village Lev Tolstoy in the Lipetsk region will undergone substantial reconstruction in preparation for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the author’s death, ITAR-TASS reports. The museum will be transformed into a cultural educational center. This project will help expanded not only the museum’s infrastructure but also its opportunities. The museum will gain an exhibition and conference hall, computer class, library, archive and hotel facilities, which will...

24.05.2010
Rubric: Region news
Subject: History

“The European Court of Human Rights is trying to rewrite history and justify Fascism,” the Russian State Duma said in a statement concerning the court’s ruling in the Kononov case, Voice of Russia reports. “The position voiced in the ruling of the Grand Chamber supports the activities of Latvian authorities that carry out a policy of revanchism and chauvinism and encourages state leaders who call to revise the principles and decisions of the Nuremberg tribunal.” Earlier the Russian Foreign Ministry...

24.05.2010 Subject: History

A number of events are planned in St. Petersburg to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Joseph Brodsky, the Nobel Prize laureate, renowned poet and honorary citizen of Russia’s Northern Capital. The events include a film program focused on Brodsky’s life and works as well as a book exposition at the Cinema House (Dom Kino) and an “Evening with Brodsky” at the Anna Akhmatova museum. Joseph Brodsky was born in Leningrad on May 24, 1940. He died on January 28, 1996, in New...

24.05.2010 Subject: History

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov was elected on Thursday head of the Russian Olympic Committee, and former committee head Leonid Tyagachyov was elected committee honorary president, RIA Novosti reports. Tyagachyov resigned in early March from the post following Russia's poor performance at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. A total of 204 out of 220 participants in Thursday's meeting of the Olympic Committee voted to elect Zhukov committee chairman. He was the only candidate for...

20.05.2010 Subject: History

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a meeting of the Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights. “Practically all the presentations contained one very true thought that a considerable number of people living in the Caucasus need full integration into the Russian social environment,” Medvedev said, ITAR-TASS reports.   “We should also move towards creating, as has been pointed out quite correctly, a full-fledged Russian identity that would encompass all of our peoples,” the president said. ...

20.05.2010 Subject: History

Russia's northern port of Arkhangelsk is hosting veterans of the Arctic convoys which delivered food and military materials to the Soviet Union from Britain and the United States during the Second World War, Voice of Russia reports. Nineteen former Allied sailors together with Russian veterans have paid tribute to the memories of their comrades at the British war memorial and laid flowers at the Memorial Cross. Ninety-nine ships of the Arctic convoys were sunk by the Nazis in the war years....

13.05.2010
Rubric: Region news
Subject: History

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: History

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: History

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: History

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: History

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: History

The combat feat of each and every soldier who defended their Fatherland against fascism must be remembered, Voice of Russia reports. President Dmitry Medvedev made this statement on Tuesday as he bestowed the City of Military Glory title on five more cities at a ceremony in the Kremlin. The five are Volokolamsk, Bryansk, Nalchik, Vyborg and Kalach-on-Don. “It’s our duty to remember the feat of arms of each and every defender of our homeland – all those who fought on the...

05.05.2010 Subject: History

On Tuesday evening Russian and foreign military servicemen had their first joint rehearsal of the forthcoming Victory Parade in Moscow’s Red Square, Voice of Russia reports. Marching across Russia’s main square were the guardsmen of the Welsh Regiment of the UK Army, a battalion of the US 18th Infantry Regiment, pilots of the legendary French squadron Normandie-Nieman, the guards of honour of Poland’s armed forces, and Army units of the CIS countries. The foreign servicemen had to learn Russian commands and march in time with Russian...

05.05.2010 Subject: History

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