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Russia marks Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

On June 22, Russia annually commemorates the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, when in 1941, 79 years ago, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. On June 22, 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union’s territory. German …

Why Germany Lost World War I

While historians will likely continue to debate the ways that Nazi Germany could have won the World War II—a topic that The National Interest …

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 …

Armenia marks First Republic Day

Today Armenia celebrates the national holiday - the First Republic Day. On May 28, 1918, Armenia achieved independence, seceding from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic, which formed after the collapse of the Russian …

Russian media about Nikol Pashinyan’s grandfather

A scandal continues in Armenia related to the military past of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s grandfather. See VK: “Fascist or Red Army? Debate about Pashinyan’s grandfather overwhelmed the Caucasus.” Now this debate has …

Kyrgyzstan’s forgotten role in World War II

Despite emerging victorious in their fight over Nazi Germany and Hitler’s fascist ideology, World War II ravaged the Soviet Union, claiming the lives of tens of millions of soldiers and civilians – 26 million by some estimates. …

Elusive Abyan: unknown achievements of the Chekists

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in World War II, historians again spoke of the danger of attempts to distort the truth about that war and the glorification of fascist criminals. Recently, the Federal …