Great Patriotic War

Monument to Soviet soldiers in Riga may be blown up

Monument to Soviet soldiers in Riga may be blown up

Vice Mayor of Riga Vilnis Kirsis said that the city authorities are considering all options for the demolition of the monument to Soviet soldiers-liberators, including blowing it up. He noted that it is too early to talk about the price …

Georgian PM congratulates WWII veterans on Victory Day

Georgian PM congratulates WWII veterans on Victory Day

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Monday congratulated the “heroic veterans” of World War II on the annual Day of Victory over Fascism, with Government members offering tributes to the servicemembers who gave their lives …

Tokayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Victory Day

Tokayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Victory Day

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sent out a national congratulations. "Dear compatriots! I sincerely congratulate you on Victory Day! May 9 is a special day in the history of our country. It is a day of kneeling …

Russians tell what Victory Day means to them

Russians tell what Victory Day means to them

According to the results of a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation, every second Russian considers Victory Day a national holiday, and a third is proud of the country. Almost every third Russian (29%) feels proud hearing …

The battle of Stalingrad: a view from Jerusalem

The battle of Stalingrad: a view from Jerusalem

The Battle of Stalingrad is one of the largest and bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, and was a turning point in the Great Patriotic War. November 19 marks 79 years since the start of Operation Uranus that turned the tide of …

Baku presents ”Carpet map of Karabakh"

Baku presents ”Carpet map of Karabakh"

Presentation of the "Victory" carpet and "Shusha" tapestry was held today at the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum in Baku within the framework of the Carpet Map of Karabakh project. The "Victory" carpet was woven by …

WWII high-explosive bomb found in Black Sea near Feodosia

WWII high-explosive bomb found in Black Sea near Feodosia

In Feodosia, the WWII explosive object was defused, the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Republic of Crimea reports. The ammunition was found in the water near the southern pier of  Feodosia …

Fiery picture of war near the Victory Museum at Poklonnaya Gora

Fiery picture of war near the Victory Museum at Poklonnaya Gora

Today Russia marks a sad day – 80 years since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. “The Candle of Memory” took place at midnight in the square in front of the Victory Museum at Poklonnaya Gora. Participants of the action …

  Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev hold phone conversation

Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev hold phone conversation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has phoned President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev today. The conversation took place shortly before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's arrival in Baku. According to the Kremlin, Putin …