The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has confirmed that shrapnel persistent with 122mm artillery banned under the Minsk packages was used in the latest shelling of a residential area in Gorlovka, eastern Ukraine.
Eight Turkish soldiers have been arrested on charges of smuggling weapons into Syria. These are the latest incidents in a massive scandal, which follows numerous allegations leveled at Ankara for supplying jihadists fighting in Syria with weapons.
Found by chance, old letters once written by young Flip Slier have taken RT journalist Paula Slier on a personal mission to follow her relative’s last path from home to a Nazi death camp and learn the fate of 119 family members exterminated during WWII.
About 12 million people around Russia and abroad have joined Victory Day parades to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in WWII. Many of them gathered to march with the so-called “Immortal Regiment” to honor the veterans of the war.
Yisrael Meir Lau, the former Chief Rabbi of Israel, and the head of the world’s biggest Holocaust museum, recalls losing most of his family to the Nazis, surviving the horrors of concentration camps, and being rescued from a heap of corpses 70 years ago.
The last major battle of WWII in Europe came in April-May 1945, as the Red Army surrounded the German capital and pushed inwards to decapitate the Nazi regime. In a last-ditch attempt to turn the war around Nazi leaders rounded up civilians to fight.
Former top military commanders of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) penned an open letter on the eve of WWII Victory Day celebrations calling for the US and NATO to refrain from Cold War policies and cooperate with Russia to solve the Ukrainian crisis.
As Russia remembers the Soviet Army's exploits in combatting the Nazis push in 1941-45, it cannot leave out the major turning point of the war, which remains to this day the largest tank battle in history: the Battle of Kursk.
Having quickly conquered most of Europe, the Nazi German army that arrived on the outskirts of the USSR’s capital in autumn of 1941 appeared to be an unstoppable war machine. It was the Soviet troops at the Battle of Moscow who shattered this illusion.