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WWII lend-lease: was the US aid that helpful? (I)

By Evgeniy SPITSYN (Russia)

12. May 2015

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WWII lend-lease: was the US aid that helpful? (I)

The Lend-Lease Act, or “An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States,” which was signed by President Roosevelt  on March 11, 1941, gave the US president the right “to sell, transfer title to, exchange, lease, lend, or otherwise dispose of … any defense article … for the government of any country whose defense […]

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NDH: lost portrait of a Nazi state

By Vladislav SOTIROVIC (Serbia)

8. May 2015

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NDH: lost portrait of a Nazi state

After the April War of 6−18th, 1941, the Germans, Italians, Bulgarians and Hungarians occupied and divided the territory of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia into several parts. The Germans annexed the North Slovenia and put under their direct occupation the Yugoslav part of Banat and the Central Serbia with Kosovska Mitrovica. The Italians occupied the South […]

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Samantha Power’s speech on Leningrad siege — the height of cynicism

By Maria ZAKHAROVA (Russia)

7. May 2015

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Samantha Power’s speech on Leningrad siege — the height of cynicism

The permanent representative of the United States to the UN, Samantha Power, speaking at a meeting of the General Assembly on May 5, 2015, cited the diary of Tanya Savicheva, recalling the suffering of the girl during the siege of Leningrad in 1941-1944.  Below is the comment by Maria Zakharova, Director of the Department of […]

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Stories from Oles Buzina: SS Galicia Division against Ukraine

By Nina KOUPRIANOVA (Russia)

6. May 2015

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Stories from Oles Buzina: SS Galicia Division against Ukraine

Foreword to the Translation With the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, I realized that I often looked forward to the work of certain journalists, who were both eloquent and informative. Oles Buzina was one of them. In addition to reading his columns, I, like millions of other Russians, watched his frequent appearances on political talk shows. I […]

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (VI)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

25. April 2015

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (VI)

Part I, part II, part III, part IV, part V … Poland suffered a crushing defeat at the speed of light. Columns of German tanks easily broke through the defenses of the Polish divisions and stormed into the breach. By Sept. 8, 1939, the eighth day of the war, armored units of Goths were already […]

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (V)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

18. April 2015

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (V)

Part I, part II, part III, part IV What problems were keeping the leaders and diplomats of the world’s great powers busy during the spring and summer of 1939? Hitler’s primary task was to neutralize the threat of the Soviet Union entering the war. Hoping that England and France would once again betray their ally […]

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (IV)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

11. April 2015

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (IV)

Part I, part II, part III So, by March 31, 1939, 16 days after Hitler entered Prague, the United Kingdom, which until then had “not noticed” Germany’s aggressive nature and had surrendered Austria and Czechoslovakia to Hitler and meekly handed over the Saarland and the Rhineland, was now ready to fight him. On that day, […]

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Lessons of WWII and parade of absurdity in Europe

By Yury RUBTSOV (Russia)

5. April 2015

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Lessons of WWII and parade of absurdity in Europe

Three former US ambassadors to Ukraine have recently praised Angela Merkel and David Cameron for their refusal to come to Moscow in May for taking part in the celebration of 70th anniversary of the victory in WWII. The authors believe that Merkel, Cameron and Obama should go to Kiev instead, so that they could mark […]

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (III)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

4. April 2015

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (III)

Part I, part II In the previous chapters we have examined the cordial relations between Nazi Germany and Second Polish Republic in the 1930s which were disturbed only by a minor territorial dispute, insignificant comparing to the ambitions of both countries in the East… The Germans offered a peaceful and civilized solution to the territorial […]

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (II)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

28. March 2015

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (II)

Part I The talks between Nazi Germany and Second Polish Republic about a joint march on the USSR were held for quite a long time, but until Hitler approached the Soviet borders, they were theoretical rather than practival. Unscrupulous division of Czechoslovakia in October 1938, blessed by the Western powers (Poland occupied the Těšín region […]

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (I)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

21. March 2015

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Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (I)

The truth about the roots of the German-Polish conflict that led to World War II has always been carefully concealed. In order to gloss over the Western powers’ distasteful political agenda, the myth was first circulated that Hitler was crazy, possessed by a mania to take over the world, and that therefore his aggressive nature […]

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What is lost in Poles’ memories?

By Vadim TRUKHACHEV (Russia)

5. February 2015

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What is lost in Poles’ memories?

A few days ago Polish President Bronisław Komorowski proposed a Victory Day parade on May 8 in Westerplatte – a section of Gdansk where World War II began on Sept. 1, 1939. He was supported by Poland’s foreign minister, Grzegorz Schetyna, speaking on Radio RMF. Responding to the host’s question as to whether the Polish […]

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