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Memory, not history: 70 years on, Crimea's Kerch celebrates liberation from Nazis
It's been a solemn day in Crimean city of Kerch as veterans and the locals pay tribute to Soviet soldiers and civilians who suffered enormous losses in the bloody WWII fight with Nazi occupants – a memory cherished in the region to this day.

09.04.2014 16:55

Reclaiming Kerch: A hard-won WWII battle for Crimean Hero City (PHOTOS)
Hundreds of thousands killed, executed or sent to concentration camps – that was the price paid by the Soviet Union for the strategic Kerch peninsula’s liberation from Nazi Germany. Seventy years ago, fierce battles left the city of Kerch in utter ruins.

08.04.2014 15:10

​US wants to destroy Ukrainian ‘bridge’ between EU and Russia – German intellectuals support Putin
Members of German civil society have written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemning Russophobia in mass media and German political establishment while showing support for Moscow's actions in the ongoing Ukrainian crisis.

08.04.2014 23:48

Holocaust memorial vandalized in Odessa, Kiev protesters call to burn WWII hero symbols
The memorial to Holocaust victims has been vandalized in Odessa, southern Ukraine. The perpetrators drew Nazi symbols-swastika and wolf-hook. While protesters in Kiev are demanding the arrest of those who wear St. George’s ribbons, symbol of WWII heroes.

08.04.2014 16:47

Thai scrap collectors blown up by WWII bomb (VIDEO)
Employees of a junk recycling shop in the Thai capital, Bangkok, attempted to use a blow torch on what they believed was a disarmed WWII-era aerial bomb. An explosion, estimated at 200 kg of TNT, killed at least 7 and destroyed a warehouse.

02.04.2014 11:40

Japan approves relaxed arms export rules
The Japanese government is renewing arms exports after decades of an absolute ban on the trade of defense equipment and technologies. Japan’s neighbors expect them to move away from the pacifist stance fixed in the country’s post-WWII constitution.

01.04.2014 05:14

Latvia introduces criminal charges against denial of Soviet and Nazi occupation
Anyone who denies or questions whether the Soviet Union performed an act of historical aggression against Latvia may face up to three years in prison, according to a bill considered by the Latvian parliament Thursday.

28.03.2014 10:15

German recluse agrees to return $1bn looted Nazi art collection
A German man who entirely by accident was spotted with $1 billion’s worth of Modernist and Renaissance art once looted by the Nazis, has caved in to a court decision to return the artworks to their rightful owners, or their successors.

27.03.2014 08:49

Latvian ministers boycott march of Waffen-SS veterans
Latvian government has prohibited its ministers from taking part in the annual march of Waffen-SS veterans and their supporters in Riga. About 1,500 people attended the event, which has been held in the Latvian capital for nearly two decades.

16.03.2014 09:09

Who are the Anti-Fascists? Hillary Clinton and historical confusion
Hillary Clinton's recent comparison of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler is just the latest in a long string of analogies to the Second World War made by US leaders to justify their foreign policy actions.

12.03.2014 13:53

Alarming trend in Ukraine: Historic monuments toppled, Nazi symbols spread (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
After a fortnight of violent clashes in the name of democracy, Ukraine seems to be falling into a totally different trend. Symbols of victories over Hitler and Napoleon are being torn down, while those glorifying Nazi rule are multiplying.

25.02.2014 10:37

Japan’s odd pro-Western ‘nationalism’
Can one be a nationalist, while faithfully serving the interests of a foreign country or an empire? Anywhere else in the world the answer would be resolute and loud “No!”

20.02.2014 12:22

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