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Photo credit: Stephen Cohen, an American historian and specialist in Russia, has passed away, Vesti.Ru reports. He died in New York at the age of 81. According to the wife of the scientist Katrina van den Heuvel, the cause of death was cancer. ...

21.09.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: the press service of the Victory Museum An exhibition dedicated to the partisan movement on the territory of the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War began work at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bratislava. The exposition includes about 50 exhibits...

07.09.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: A memorial sign commemorating the feat of Soviet soldiers during World War II and the inhabitants of besieged Leningrad appeared in Manchester. It was installed in a cenotaph on the central city square, RIA Novosti reports. Russian compatriots came forward...

04.09.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: The day of the end of World War II is celebrated on Thursday, September 3, the Izvestia newspaper writes. It ended 75 years when Japan surrendered. The last decisive battles took place in the Far East. Within a few weeks, Soviet troops defeated the largest...

03.09.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: Residents of Emden (Germany), representatives of the city administration, local parliamentarians and other interested persons visited the cemetery of Soviet prisoners of war. It is located in Tannenhausen, which is close to Emden, according to the Glas naroda...

21.08.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: August 7 marks the 300th anniversary of the legendary victory of the young Russian fleet in the battle with the Swedes at Grengam Island. The success of Peter the Great at sea played a big role in the Northern War, bringing its outcome and the conclusion of...

07.08.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: aviaru.rf An outstanding aircraft designer, founder of Soviet jet and supersonic technology Pavel Sukhoi was born 125 years ago. In 1953-1975, a series of aircraft of a unique design was created under Sukhoi's command. Those aircrafts became the flagships of the...

22.07.2020 Subject: History


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When he was about 10 years old, Devadatta Rajadhyaksha read the book The Adventures of Dennis, by Victor Dragunsky. Rajadhyaksha was mesmerized by naughty little Dennis, who kept grass snakes, lizards, and frogs in his pockets, made funny faces in front of the mirror, and liked to hop and skip. The book was originally written in Russian, but Rajadhyaksha read the book in his mother tongue, Marathi, as Dennis Chya Goshti. Rajadhyaksha is now in his forties, and the book is still a favorite.  Thanks to nostalgia, the literary legacy of the USSR has a long afterlife!
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Every year in April we commemorate the glorious day of April 12, 1961. It was the day when Yuri Gagarin, the first man of the new space era, was brought to near-earth orbit by the Vostok-1 spacecraft. The flight lasted just a little over an hour and a half, but it turned Gagarin into a figure that has been admired throughout the world ever since. The feat accomplished by Gagarin 60 years ago inspires us to recall the incredible connection of his story with Lolita Torres - a singer and one of the top actresses from Argentina's golden era of cinema.
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General Nikolai Berzarin, the first post-war commandant of Berlin, was the very person that Berlin and its residents literally owed their lives to. But today very few people remember this feat of his. Ekaterina Dettmering, our compatriot from Germany, is the mind behind The Last Feat of Nikolai Berzarin project. And today the exhibition about this extraordinary person moves from online to offline.