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Photo credit: okp.mil.ru More than half of the monuments to Soviet soldiers, who died during the liberation of Croatia from the Nazis have already been put in order, according to RIA Novosti. This work is carried out by the Russian embassy and members of local anti-fascist organizations....

19.05.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: wikimedia.org The anniversary of the meeting on the Elbe was celebrated on Saturday, April 25, the Parliamentskaya Gazeta newspaper writes. On this day, 75 years ago, Soviet and American troops met near the Torgau (Germany), located on the Elbe River. Now this event is...

27.04.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: Dmitry Belyukin “White Russia. Exodus". 1992-1994 Canvas, oil Crimean authorities have prepared celebrations dedicated to the centennial of the Russian Exodus, KrymInform reports. The centenary of the Civil War end to be celebrated in November 2020. In the...

21.04.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: duma.gov.ru The Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) has approved a bill to postpone the end of World War II from September 2 to 3, TASS reports. The document was discussed at a meeting of the State Duma on Tuesday, April 14, in the second and third...

15.04.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: mega-u.ru Russian diplomats have laid wreaths to the monument to Soviet soldiers-liberators in Vienna, TASS reports. The solemn ceremony dedicated to the anniversary of the liberation of the city was held on Monday, April 13. ...

13.04.2020 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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