Category Archives: USSR

Kremlin spokesperson speaks on progress in relations with Ukraine, Georgia

Dmitry Peskov also stated that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was not invited to Victory Day Parade because of Zelensky’s recent statements on WWII The Kremlin cannot yet say about the presence of positive dynamics in relations with Ukraine and Georgia at the highest level. It was stated by Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine

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Ukraine launches free consultancy to help find info on victims of Soviet repressions

To mark the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression, the Sectoral State Archives of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (UINM) has opened a Consultation Center providing information about victims of political repression. Source: website of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory with a direct quote from Ihor Kulyk, Director of the Sectoral State Archives “The Holodomor

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Statement of the year. So far!

Mike Pompeo issued a statement on May the 7th, that has the Kremlin and the RTrolls having a major tantrum in the corner. Did Pompeo tell an outright lie about Russia, or was he speaking the 100% truth? You decide. Here is the statement: “While May 1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Europe, it did not

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Did Gorbachev want to destroy the USSR? Could the Soviet Union still exist today? Might Putinism end in reforms? Questions about Perestroika that you’re too embarrassed to ask, 35 years later

On April 23, 1985, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union held a plenary session that is now considered the start of Perestroika. These transformations were associated directly with Mikhail Gorbachev, the party’s popular new general secretary. But why did Perestroika end with the USSR’s collapse? Could the country have been reformed in some other way?

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‘We would have lost’: Did U.S. lend-lease aid tip the balance in Soviet fight against Nazi Germany?

Under Lend-Lease, the United States provided more than one-third of all the explosives used by the Soviet Union during the war. The United States and the British Commonwealth provided 55 percent of all the aluminum the Soviet Union used during the war and more than 80 percent of the copper On February 24, 1943, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft

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Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

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Baltics Accuse Russia of Trying to ‘Falsify’ History on War Anniversary

The leaders of three Baltic states condemned on Thursday what they described as Russian attempts to “falsify history” ahead of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In a joint declaration, the presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — formerly Soviet-ruled states now on the EU’s eastern flank — called for “truth and justice” in recognizing communist-era

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Coronavirus crisis spells doom for Putin’s dreams of rebuilding the Soviet empire

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska The tide of history ebbs and flows, with decades of relative stability interspersed by periods of rapid and dramatic change. We may now be entering one such period, with the disruptive role of the coronavirus crisis creating new realities across the planet. This is particularly true of the former Soviet world, where the crash in energy

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75% of Russians Say Soviet Era Was 'Greatest Time' in Country’s History – Poll

Three out of four Russians think the Soviet era was the best time in their country’s history, according to a survey published by the independent Levada Center pollster on Tuesday. Russians have expressed increasingly positive opinions about the Soviet Union over the years, with nostalgia toward the U.S.S.R. and approval of Stalin hitting record highs in the past year or so. Just

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Putin lays claim to offshore assets of former Soviet states

The former republics of the Soviet Union breached their agreements to give Russia their assets abroad, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday while meeting with the work group for drafting amendments to the constitution. According to Putin, when the Soviet Union collapsed, Moscow undertook to repay the debts of all the former Soviet republics, in exchange for which they

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VOD film review: Mr Jones

Bianca Garner | On 07, Feb 2020 Reading time: 4 mins Director: Agnieszka HollandCast: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter SarsgaardCertificate: 15Watch Mr Jones online in the UK: Curzon Home Cinema / iTunes / Prime Video (Buy/Rent) / TalkTalk TV / Rakuten TV / Google Play / Sky Store In 1933 Welsh journalist Gareth Jones ventured into one of the world’s

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The facts about Ukraine that no one mentioned during the impeachment trial

David Cavendish As the Senate impeachment trial comes its pre-ordained conclusion, we need to keep a number of points in mind that no Democrat or Republican has been talking about during all these weeks and months of political drama—points related to the matter of Ukraine. The overwhelming majority of Americans would not question the competence, honesty, and dedication of the

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Opposition MPs outraged at Zelensky’s words about USSR causing WWII, Holocaust

08:46, 3 February 2020 Viktor Medvedchuk and Vadym Rabinovych deny that the Soviet Union was involved in the Holocaust. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that the Soviet Union was the one to launch the WWII and the Holocaust is a blasphemy. Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party said so.   “I’m definitely outraged at the fact that

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First ‘Cyborgs’: Ukraine commemorates heroes of Battle of Kruty

08:03, 29 January 2020 This was a part of the Ukrainian Revolution 1918 when Ukraine was fighting for its existence against Soviets and Royalists On January 29, Ukraine commemorates the heroes of the Battle of Kruty. The battle took place on Jan. 29, 1918, when a 400 soldiers unit of the Ukrainian forces (300 of them were students) briefly halted the

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Zelensky’s remark that WWII was prompted by ‘collusion between totalitarian regimes’ unacceptable – Kremlin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s remarks in Poland regarding the causes of the beginning of WWII in 1939 are extremely insulting to the memory of all those who fought Nazism, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. While speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Peskov was asked to comment on Zelensky’s remark made while visiting Poland the day before that the start of WWII

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Dealing with Difficult People? Negotiation Lessons from Ronald Reagan

Business negotiators would be wise to follow Reagan’s strategy of laying out an overarching vision prior to engaging in a critical negotiation. Back in the summer of 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders struggled to find a winning strategy to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to back away from his aggression toward Ukraine. In a Wall Street

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