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1. News Notes

Pressure on independent journalism, champagne importers, and some Olympics and architectural news.

Tags: journalism, media, world war ii, architecture
2. The Panic

By mid-October of 1941, Moscow seemed on the verge of falling to the Nazis. German troops had reached the city’s edge, and there were rumors of fascist tanks closing in.

Tags: moscow, world war ii
3. Soviet Terror of the Skies: Marina Raskova and the Night WItches

The bravery with which the all-female 588th Night Bomber Regiment defended the Soviet Union from Nazi invasion earned them a legendary nickname.

Tags: ussr, stalin, air travel, women, great patriotic war, world war ii
4. Victory Day, Vaccination Drives, and Mass Marriage

In this week's Odder News, Victory Day surprises, ideas to increase vaccination, and a mass wedding in the sky.

Tags: tattoo, weddings, zags, vaccine, great patriotic war, world war ii, Victory Day
5. Letters from the Front

The packet of 11 letters and 12 postcards reached me from Kharkov, through a combination of fate, serendipity and sheer luck. They were written by my father, Alexander Suchovy, from the front during World War II, and were addressed to his first wife, Varvara, and their son Vasily.

Tags: ukraine, kharkov, soldiers, world war ii
6. Centenarian Ship Weathers Every Storm

One of the world's largest and most famous sailing training ships celebrates 100 years in the water.

Tags: ships, Kaliningrad, kronstadt, anniversaries, world war ii, sailing
7. Lesser-Known Art of the Siege of Leningrad On Display

Some little-known art from a civilian eyewitness to the Siege of Leningrad is public both at one of the blockade museums in St. Petersburg and in a new book.

Tags: world war ii, yelena marttila, leningrad, siege of leningrad
8. The Zoo Animals Who Outlasted the Hermitage Cats

The Leningrad Zoo kept its animals alive during the siege – the 77th anniversary of which was commemorated this week.

Tags: world war ii, hermitage cats, leningrad zoo, siege of leningrad, leningrad, siege
9. Putting the "Fun" in "Prison Camp"

A Russian non-profit prepares to open a mock prison camp as a place to make fun memories with your family.

Tags: camps, NGOs, memory, world war ii, history
10. Alligator Tears

The Moscow Zoo laments the loss of an 84-year-old, WW2-veteran alligator.

Tags: history, Victory Day, zoo, Moscow, animals, world war ii

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