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Russia's deputy prime minister called on Saturday for the name Stalingrad to be restored to the city that was the site of a key World War II battle against the Nazis. "I never doubted the need to give back great Stalingrad its name.
In a single-carriage train at Gottmadingen, a tiny hillside station on the German side of the Swiss border, one of two German officers drew a line across the floor of the carriage corridor. This chalk divide would have the status of an international
If you want some wonderful spy stories, and a lesson in 20th century revolution, try Russian Roulette by Giles Milton. Just under a century ago, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov better known today as Lenin returned to Russia and swept away the old Czarist
The end of World War II set the stage for the Cold War , the struggle between communism and capitalism that pitted East against West and pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war. The Crimean resort town of Yalta was the setting for an historic
A pro-Russian activist lifts a Russian flag in front of a statue of Lenin during a rally in Donetsk's Lenin square March 23, 2014. European Union will now speed up their integration into the Western fold.
Click to rate Red, Manchester, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago Can this unbearable woman keep her nose out of anything? Honestly, whatever is going on in Ukraine, I do not want Louise Mensch's commentary on it. Reply New Comment New Click to rate markshi,
Long before it became an Olympic host city, Sochi was a favorite getaway for one of history's most ruthless dictators: Josef Stalin. The Soviet leader had a villa built in the hills overlooking the Black Sea, and he visited it during some of the most
While the Russian facilities weren't completely ready for the Olympics -- a concrete sidewalk was still being poured at my hotel this week -- the Russian people were totally prepared for us...Not this guy. "Nyet," said the uniformed guard with the
The Daily Star Hitler and Stalin were ruthless dictators who committed murder on a vast scale. But, while it is impossible to imagine a Hitler statue in Berlin, or anywhere else in Germany, statues of Stalin have been restored in towns across Georgia
Stalingrad" Vladimir Medinsky draws a comparison to Soviet times, when only six U.S. movies a year were allowed to be released in the country. Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky on Tuesday renewed a call for the introduction of an annual cap