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A photo exhibition called "65 Years Of Peace" has opened in the headquarters of the European parliament in Brussels, RIA Novosti reports. The exhibition dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Victory over Nazism was organized by Russia's representative office in the European Commission, which is quite an unusual thing. Under the current rules only members of the European parliament are authorized to organize exhibitions there and only once in five years. The photos reflect the brotherhood in arms of the Anti-Hitler...

04.05.2010 Subject: Economics

Russia’s Yeltsin library has collected 2,000 documents of the Great Patriotic War in the run – up to the 65th anniversary of the Victory, the Voice of Russia reports. Some of the materials will be available on the library’s website from May 4. The full version of the archive is accessible in the library’s branches. The US  Library of Congress and the British Association for Slavonic Studies contributed to the project....

30.04.2010 Subject: Economics

The Victory Parade exhibition has opened in the State Historical Museum in Moscow, the Voice of Russia reports. The exhibits include the ammunition, awards, diaries, documents, photos and of course the captured banners of Hitler's army. On of the exhibits is the manuscript of the speech Marshall Georgy Zhukov delivered on the Red Square 65 years ago. Such remarks as "read firmly and decisively" show what an exciting moment it was for the commander and that the high ranking commander was worrying like any other soldier on the parade....

29.04.2010 Subject: Economics

The Russian Deputy Premier Minister Alexander Zhukov has cut the ribbon on an exhibition about The Red Square Victory Parade on the 24th of June 1945, the Voice of Russia reports. The exhibition hall is in the Red Square building of State History Museum. There was a special ceremony to bring the main banners of the 1945 Parade.  Some of the items on display are from museums in Belarus and Ukraine. Mr. Zhukov emphasized that the battle against Nazi Germany was a common cause of all republics of the Soviet Union....

28.04.2010 Subject: Economics

A photo exhibition devoted to the Soviet people’s hefty contribution to the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in WWII is ongoing at the  French cultural center in Caracas. The display has been organized by the Russian embassy and Rossotrudnichestvo agency, Itar-Tass reports.  Speaking at the opening ceremony the French ambassador Jean-Marc Laforet described as “highly significant” the fact that the 65anniversary of the Allied Victory over Nazism coincides with the ongoing Year of Russia in France and the Year of France in Russia...

27.04.2010 Subject: Economics

Within the framework of the international campaign “Russkiy Mir – Memories of the Heart” the exhibition devoted to the Great Patriotic War, Soviet Aviation and Cosmonautics was opened on April 21, 2010 at the Russian Center in Budapest. The formal opening of the exhibition became the first part in the three-day series of events within the “Days of Russian Studies”...

23.04.2010 Subject: Economics

On Friday, April 23, the International scientific conference, “Common Victory: towards the 65th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945” was opened. The president of the Russian State Humanitarian University, Efim Pivovar, gave the opening speech. In his report, he spoke about the problems faced by historians who study the history of World War II, and pointed out the necessity for a comprehensive and detailed study of all available materials relevant to the history and events of the war...

23.04.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Economics

The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill considers the Victory in the Great Patriotic War essential for uniting all peoples of the former Soviet Union, the Voice of Russia reports. Kirill stated this when meeting the president of Transdniestria Igor Smirnov in Moscow, Thursday. Kirill said there would be no Russia and the majority of the post-Soviet countries without the Victory....

23.04.2010 Subject: Economics

At the Russian Center of Chernorizets Hrabar Liberal University of Varna, a roundtable conference “Paths of War Destiny” took place, organized with the support of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Varna. This meeting proved extremely exciting for all its participants – veterans, students, teachers, members of public organizations and journalists. Veterans talked about their destinies of war and the...

23.04.2010 Subject: Economics

In Newton, Iowa, WWII veterans prepare a replay of historic 1945 handshake US and Soviet soldiers shared on the Elbe 65 years ago, the Voice of Russia reports. Taking part in the event, scheduled for this coming weekend, will be veterans of the US 69th Infantry Division and Ukrainian veterans from Newton’s twin city of Smely. In April 1945 the 69th Infantry became the first to join up with advancing Red Army troops near Torgau, Germany....

20.04.2010 Subject: Economics

Russia will safeguard the historical truth about the Second World War to perpetuate the results of the war and their role in global development, the Voice of Russia reports. A statement to that effect was made by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov at an international conference on the Allied Victory in 1945 and its importance to Russia and Israel. Russia, Saltanov said, will fight neo-Nazism, aggressive nationalism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. The Israeli Ambassador in Moscow Anna Azari emphasized that Israel will play an active role in...

14.04.2010 Subject: Economics

The activists of the “Ours” Movement, on April 11 recorded the memoirs of 200 war veterans, who spent time in concentration camps, for a video archive that is being created within the framework of the federal project called “Our Victory”.   “This step is being taken within the framework of the “Our Victory” project, and all the recordings will be placed on the 41-45.su website. This is the most effective means of preserving the memory of the great feat of our ancestors for the next generations, and quite...

13.04.2010 Subject: Economics

March 15 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev became the first President of the USSR. In the article Perestroika Lost published in The New York Times, the last leader of the Soviet Union analyzed the results of own reign. “Our main mistake was acting too late to reform the Communist Party. The party had initiated perestroika, but it soon became a hindrance to our moving forward. The party’s top bureaucracy...

15.03.2010 Subject: Economics

A conference entitled “Unity. Great Power Statehood. Sainthood” kicked off February 4 at Kostroma. The event hosted by the local Club of the Nobility is devoted to the Romanov Dinasty and its impact on Russia’s history, a website sedmitza.ru reports. The forum is the first event marking the 400th anniversary of the Romanov Dinasty and will be followed by a number of other initiatives – exhibitions, concerts, competitions and theatrical events. Thus, March 12 will see the opening of an exhibition of 126...

04.02.2010
Rubric: Region news
Subject: Economics

300 years ago under the decree of Tsar Peter the Great the Old Slavic language was replaced with the Russian civil alphabet. Due to this initiative the printed Russian alphabet assumed its modern shape and sophisticated writing style was left for the church. The reform was not specifically orthographic in nature. However, with the effective elimination of several letters, all diacritics and nearly all accents from secular usage, there appeared for the first time a visual distinction between Russian and Church Slavonic writing. It is...

29.01.2010 Subject: Economics

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