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A reenactment of the battle that led to the breaking of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II took place on January 24 near the village of Nikolskoye outside St. Petersburg. Over 400 participants from historical clubs, dressed in original Soviet and German military uniforms, staged a battle to mark the 66th anniversary of the end of the Siege on January 27, 1944. The Siege of Leningrad by the German Army lasted for 872 days from September 9, 1941 and resulted in the death of about 1.5 million people from starvation, disease and...

25.01.2010 Subject: Economics

A reenactment of the battle that led to the breaking of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II took place on January 24 near the village of Nikolskoye outside St. Petersburg. Over 400 participants from historical clubs, dressed in original Soviet and German military uniforms, staged a battle to mark the 66th anniversary of the end of the Siege on January 27, 1944. The Siege of Leningrad by the German Army lasted for 872 days from September 9, 1941 and resulted in the death of about 1.5...

25.01.2010
Rubric: Region news
Subject: Economics

Exhibition of St. Petersburg-based painter Yuri Belov entitled “The things I Witnessed” opened at a Memorial-museum “Lifting of Leningrad Siege”, Regnum news agency reports. The exhibition tells about Leningrad residents, families, who managed to survive in such tough conditions. There is also a number of paintings depicting the war and the siege completed by Yuri Belov in 2008-2009. Address of the museum: Leningrad region, Kirovsk, str. Pionerskaya 1 As it has already...

20.01.2010
Rubric: Region news
Subject: Economics

Exhibition of St. Petersburg-based painter Yuri Belov entitled “The things I Witnessed” opened at a Memorial-museum “Lifting of Leningrad Siege”, reports Regnum news agency. The exhibition tells about Leningrad residents, families, who managed to survive in such tough conditions. There is also a number of paintings depicting the war and the siege completed by Yuri Belov in 2008-2009. Address of the museum: Leningrad region,...

20.01.2010 Subject: Economics

Russia will publish official data on the USSR human losses in World War II on the eve of the 65th Anniversary of the Victory, RIA Novosti reports. According to Alexander Kirilin, the Ministry of Defence official, the revision will only slightly affect the previous index - 26.6 million. “This figure is most likely to remain unchanged. We might only revise the index reflecting military losses”, Kirilin said. As of January 14, military losses of the USSR in WW II hit 8.8 million servicemen. “On the eve of the...

15.01.2010 Subject: Economics

In February 2009, the St. Petersburg publishing house “Lik” published a travel guide “The Russian World in Dresden: Walks in Historic Locations,” which was compiled by Olga Grossmann. The publication was supported by a grant from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The presentation was held on March 25 at the German-Russian Cultural Institute, where the author is a long-standing member. The basis of this guide was the German version “Russen in Dresden im Kontext der Stadtgeschichte,” which was...

17.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Economics

The new renovated Lenin Museum which was closed for nearly a year due to remedial work opens on the 17th of June 2016 in Tampere, reports IA «Interfax». According to the Director of the museum Kalle Kallio, new exhibits have been added to the exposition. Now they do not only deal with Lenin’s life...

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This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Zworykin, a famous Russian inventor and the pioneer of television technology. His name was unknown for a long time in Russia. Meanwhile, in the United States, where the inventor lived most of his life, at some point he was under supervision, as the FBI suspected him to be a Russian spy.
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