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Photo credit: mos.ru The action in memory of the Soviet soldiers who fell during the capture of Berlin in 1945 took place on the territory of the memorial complex in the Berlin district of Pankow, where the remains of more than 13,000 Red Army soldiers are buried. The action took place...

16.11.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: Angus Forbes / Courtesy of Anna Belorusova A monument to Soviet pilots was erected in the Scottish city of Errol, TASS reports. It commemorates the pilots from the Moscow Special Purpose Air Group (MSPAG), who were stationed in Scotland during the Second World...

12.11.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: rs.gov.ru The memory of the Soviet partisan was immortalized in Caldiero (Italy), according to the Rossotrudnichestvo website. In a place located in the north of the country, there is a monument in honor of Vladimir Tulisko. The Nazis killed him near Verona. The life of...

21.10.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: official Facebook page of the Bremen Peace Forum Several hundred tombstones on the graves of Soviet citizens who died in Germany during World War II were cleared of dirt by representatives of the German-Russian Association of Bremen. The action took place at the Osterholz...

02.10.2020 Subject: History


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