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June 22

The Soviet Union collapsed long ago; this date still unites us I was born in 1957, twelve years following World War II, which is not a long time in the grand scheme of things. When I was a child, a ghostly echo of the Great War came back to us. We saw war veterans with no legs travelling on commuter trains between Moscow and the suburbs. We listened to wartime ...


The choice is always yours

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory in the Second World War one can often hear people in the EU and Brussels talking about the need for historical truth On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory in the Second World War one can often hear people in the EU and Brussels talking about the need for historical truth. I could not agree more - should such cardboard shield not hide unworthy attempts to downplay the role of the Soviet Union and its nations that sacrificed...


World War II and Change of Generations: Trauma, Myth, and Memory

... victory is indivisible. We cannot test, either, whether some of the Allies would have been able to achieve the Victory without the assistance from others. We should therefore respect the historic choices made back then and remember that the end of the World War II is the multinational achievement of all the countries and peoples of the coalition who each in their way contributed to the grand victory and grand peace. * * * The 58th anniversary of the Victory, May 2003, Moscow. A few days before the ...


Korea Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Liberation

... parade commemorating the end of the Second World War. Prior to this major event there was yet another one, no less important. Korea celebrated the 70th anniversary of its liberation on August 15 this year. This achievement is a key part of the history of World War II. The end of 40 years of Japanese colonial rule in Korea resulted from several factors, including the Korean people’s struggle for liberation in their own country and abroad. There is little doubt that 4 years of war waged by the U.S. and ...


Can Historical Memory Bring Us Peace and Quiet?

... would mean the end of humanity. I believe that this collective historical memory was one of the driving factors behind the prevention of a new world war . A Bridge between the Past and the Present EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY/Vostock Photo Larisa Smirnova: World War II and Change of Generations: Trauma, Myth, and Memory Memory is the mental reproduction of a past experience, a symbolic reconstruction of the past in the present, a transmission of values and meanings from generation to generation [2] . ...


Mr. Netanyahu in Dire Straits

... can hear the Russian language here in Israel almost as often as you do in Russia. These cultural, linguistic and human bridges create a unique dimension in the relations between our countries and peoples. What is the Israeli approach to Victory Day, World War II as a whole and the wartime role of the USSR? REUTERS/Jack Guez The memory of World War II remains a key factor in the development of bilateral human and political relations. The arrival of one million Soviet citizens dramatically changed ...


Their Narrative Is Our Heritage: In Memoriam of Holocaust Victims

... The phenomenon has many manifestations but the most worrisome seems to lie in the virtually absolute absence of topical research analyzing the Holocaust as an act of genocidal violence against a backdrop of similar transgressions that occurred after World War II. People seem to remember the Holocaust with indifference, regarding the tragedy as a museum exhibit to be displayed to schoolchildren as part of their formal education. But, the Holocaust should not only remembered, but also perceived as ...


Africa in World War II: The Path to Liberation

... continent, which seemed so far away from the European political conflicts, was compelled to take a very active role in both wars. However, the contribution made by Africans to the victory over fascism remains largely underappreciated. For Africans, World War II began in 1935, when Italy invaded Ethiopia. In a sense, the war continued – in the form a battle for independence – long after 1945, when Africans demanded that their contribution to the allied victory over Hitler’s Germany be recognized....


Wars Humanising Wars

World War II came to an end almost 70 years ago with around 50 to 80 million people dead , and millions more suffering from the atrocities of that conflict: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity. That war remains to be the bloodiest and the most ...


70 years after the Victory: Britain’s view

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is a major celebration for the United Kingdom. The British people commemorate the victims of this world war. Though, in the spring of 2015, the British public was preoccupied with the election campaign (the general election was held on the ...


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