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A social networking site, “Soldiers of Victory”, will appear in Russia soon, the Voice of Russia reports. Every Internet user will be able to download photos, documents or information about his or her relatives who took part in the Second World War. Viktor Petrakov, deputy head of the Rosokhrankultura agency for the preservation of cultural heritage, has said the new site is for those who are not indifferent to the history of their homeland and their family history....

22.04.2010 Subject: History

Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev visited a Great Patriotic War veteran named Vladimir Zhukovsky living in the Moscow region, the Voice of Russia reports. Medvedev came to look at a new flat provided for the veteran by the state under a presidential decree. Vladimir showed the president around and told about his war service. He became a partisan when he was 15 and then joined the regular army....

22.04.2010 Subject: History

More than 125 Russian dual-purpose and combat aircraft will take part in the military fly-past during the May 9 Victory Day celebrations in central Moscow, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Drik told Interfax on Thursday. These include the Tu-160 and Tu-95 strategic bombers, as well as the MiG-29 fighters and the Su-25 fighter bombers, Brik explained. The MiG-29s and the Su-25s are due to fly over Red Square in the form of the figure of 65, Brik added, referring to the 65th anniversary of the Allied Victory in World War Two. The fly-past will also...

22.04.2010 Subject: History

China’s President Hu Jintao will visit the festivities in Russia on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of VE Day on May 9th, the Voice of Russia reports. The Russian Ambassador in Beijing Sergei Razov said as he handed over commemorative medals to Chinese war veterans on Wednesday, that the visit testifies to a strategic partnership between Russia and China. They both consider Victory in Europe as their common victory and form a united front to prevent any attempts to falsify the history of the Second World War. Moscow and Beijing, he said, are working...

21.04.2010 Subject: History

12 Norwegian citizens have been awarded with Russian Defense Ministry medals for their significant contribution to Moscow’s effort to track down the remains of Soviet soldiers who gave their lives to liberate Norway from Nazi troops during World War II, the Voice of Russia reports. An award list includes people of various walks of life, including diplomats, historians, politicians and servicemen....

21.04.2010 Subject: History

On April 15, America’s oldest Russian language newspaper – Novoye Russkoye Slovo, or New Russian Word, celebrated its 100th anniversary. Speaking in connection with the event, New York Mayor Mr. Bloomberg said the newspaper not only offered broad coverage of international events but had kept the Russian language alive in New York and across America. It was the first to publish works by outstanding Russian authors, among them Ivan Bunin and Joseph Brodsky. As for its archives, they are a rich and versatile portrayal...

15.04.2010 Subject: History

Speaking to journalists in the Russian town of Lipetsk on Tuesday, General Alexander Kharchevsky said that a total of 127 multi-purpose planes and helicopters of the Russian Air Force will simultaneously take part in the upcoming May 9 military parade in Moscow to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Allied Victory in World War II, the Voice of Russia reports. This will certainly be a unique event, Kharchevsky said, singling out a total of 4 rehearsals of the forthcoming fly-past that are set to be held in Lipetsk later in the month....

13.04.2010 Subject: History

Members of the Union of Soldiers, Partisans and Wounded in the War against the Nazis were recognized in a ceremony in the city of Or Akiva, just north of Tel Aviv.  Russian General Consol in Haifa I. Popov, branch director of Rossotrudnichestvo A. Kryukov and Mayor of Or Akiva S. Yosipov participated in the awards ceremony. Supporters of the organization prepared a program of songs from the war era as well as their own compositions on the war.  The ceremony was concluded with a laying of flowers at the monument to...

12.04.2010 Subject: History

Hundreds of people gathered April 11 at the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald to mark the 65th anniversary of the camps liberation. Former prisoners, American veterans, German and EU politicians laid flowers and wreaths in honor of those who suffered and died at this and other camps. Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert called Buchenwald “an eternal reminder of the necessity to always protect freedom, democracy, tolerance and humanness”....

12.04.2010 Subject: History

Russia marks Cosmonautics Day on Monday to commemorate the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by Soviet cosmonaut Yury Gagarin, who made one complete orbit around the Earth aboard the Vostok spaceship. The mission lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes, heralding the beginning of the space age. The past 49 years have seen 514 astronauts from 36 countries making their complete orbit flights around the Earth, with the Russia remaining the world’ top country in terms of space sector-related achievements. Suffice it to mention Valentina Tereshkova and...

12.04.2010 Subject: History

The Lithuanian newspaper Klaipeda has announced that it will restart its Russian-language version, DELFI reports. The newspaper has been published in the port city of Klaipeda since 1945.  For many years it was published in both Lithuanian and Russian, but due to financial difficulties, the Russian version was shut down in 2007. The editor of the newspaper, Saulius Pocius, said that the newspaper would finance the Russian version using its own resources.  “Regardless, there is...

09.04.2010 Subject: History

The director of the Far East branch of Russkiy Mir Foundation, Alexander Zubritsky, attended round table discussion on “APEC and other integration processes in Asian-Pacific Region”, held on April 8. The discussions took place during the Mikhailovskiye scientific readings on the “Current problems in the theory and practice of international law”. Speaking as an expert, Mr. Zubritsky, spoke about the integrating role that the Russian language plays in the Asian-Pacific Region. He described the structure...

08.04.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On April 11, Moscow’s Poklonnaya Gora war memorial will to host an event to mark 65 years since advancing Allied troops liberated the Buchenwald death camp, Voice of Russia reports. There will be some 600 Russian survivors of death camps and Jewish ghettos. Some 200 living Muscovites were in Nazi camps as adults, and some 10 thousand, as minors. The Nazi camps numbered 14,000 and processed an estimated 18 million prisoners. At least five million were Soviet.   April 11 is an international memory day for the victims of Nazi death camps. ...

06.04.2010 Subject: History

The Russian compatriot communities in Europe are set to extend congratulations to the Russian WWII veterans on May 9, when the 65th anniversary of the Allied Victory in WWII will be celebrated worldwide, Voice of Russia reports. A statement to this effect was made by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Chepurin, who specifically praised the Soviet soldiers' considerable contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany. "This will be central point of the Russian compatriots' congratulatory address to the WWII veterans ahead of the May 9...

05.04.2010 Subject: History

The World Expo 2010 fair in Shanghai is expected to expand Russian-Chinese cooperation in scientific research, an expert with Russia's leading services corporation said on Friday, RIA Novosti reports. The 2010 World Expo fair is to run from May 1 to October 31 under the motto "Better City - Better Life." Some 70 million visitors are expected to attend the event. The exhibition will help "revise our policy in combining the potential of the two countries to implement joint scientific research projects," said...

02.04.2010 Subject: History

The first issue of an eight-page Russia Today, a supplement to the popular Italian daily la Repubblica, has been issued today, reports ITAR-TASS. The issue has been prepared by a Moscow-based newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta. The supplement will be issued once a month, and will go with Rome and Milan editions of la Repubblica. The project is supposed to raise awareness of the local population about Russia-related events. Apart from that, starting from August 2010 the Russia Today section...

29.03.2010 Subject: History

March 22 Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov and Director for American Programs of the Foundation N. Mihailov with Ambassador of Bolivia in the Russian Federation. Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste handed Vyacheslav Nikonov an invitation for participation in the "Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth's Rights”. The event will run from 20 to 22 April in the town of Cochabamba (Bolivia). The meeting agenda also included discussion of the...

22.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

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