World War II

Russia marks 77th anniversary of Victory Day

Russia marks 77th anniversary of Victory Day

Today, Russia and post-Soviet countries are celebrating one of the most important holidays of the year – Day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.  The Victory Day will be traditionally celebrated on May 9 in Russian cities …

WWII Immortal Regiment marches to be held in 88 countries

WWII Immortal Regiment marches to be held in 88 countries

The renowned Immortal Regiment marches to commemorate those who fought and died during WWII will take place in 88 countries during the forthcoming Victory Day celebrations and this commemorative event will for the first time be held in Venezuela, …

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 …

Reason Imperial Japan Attacked America at Pearl Harbor

Reason Imperial Japan Attacked America at Pearl Harbor

The day after roughly 350 Japanese warplanes came screaming down over Pearl Harbor and sank or crippled eight of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s battleships over a span of ninety minutes, Japanese newspapers published a statement by Emperor …

Putin promises to repeat Great Victory

Putin promises to repeat Great Victory

Russia is ready to respond to any aggressor who will dare to repeat Nazi Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "We lost 27 million people. No other country in the world …

History of the Katyusha Rocket System

History of the Katyusha Rocket System

The fighting at Orsha saw the first battlefield use of the Red Army’s experimental battery of BM-13 multiple-launch rocket systems. Later in the war, these fearsome weapons were lovingly nicknamed Katyusha (Little Kate) after a popular …