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Over 125 citizens were detained during Immortal Regiment processions across Russia.
"I have enough safety margin for a lot more. Nothing is impossible, even at such a venerable age. Take care of yourself, dear friends, and never be afraid of anything."
The stories behind three iconic pieces of Russian art.
Due to a gas shortage, one former Soviet city has been forced to shut off a war memorial: an "eternal" flame that was never supposed to stop burning.
Pressure on independent journalism, champagne importers, and some Olympics and architectural news.
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.
The bravery with which the all-female 588th Night Bomber Regiment defended the Soviet Union from Nazi invasion earned them a legendary nickname.
In this week's Odder News, Victory Day surprises, ideas to increase vaccination, and a mass wedding in the sky.
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.
One of the world's largest and most famous sailing training ships celebrates 100 years in the water.
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