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Still of Tengrinews TV broadcast of the Parade in China for the 70th Anniversary of Victory in World War II
Kazakh President Nazarbayev attends military parade in China

President of Kazakhstan has visited the military parade in Beijing in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory.

Kazakh President Nazarbayev attends military parade in China
Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display
Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display

It was the best of shows, it was the worst of shows: as 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in front of invited guests and foreign leaders.

Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display
Japan PM expresses WWII remorse, but not enough for victims
Japan PM expresses WWII remorse, but not enough for victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed deep remorse Friday over World War II and said previous national apologies would stand.

Japan PM expresses WWII remorse, but not enough for victims
'Children of the aggressor': the Japanese war babies adopted by China
'Children of the aggressor': the Japanese war babies adopted by China

Now 73 and sitting in his Tokyo home, Yohachi Nakajima fights back tears when he thinks of his Chinese adopted mother and the farming village he once called homeю

'Children of the aggressor': the Japanese war babies adopted by China
Draft of Japan PM's WWII statement includes 'apology': report
Draft of Japan PM's WWII statement includes 'apology': report

A draft of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II includes the word "apology".

Draft of Japan PM's WWII statement includes 'apology': report
Pentagon still searching for its lost WWII veterans
Pentagon still searching for its lost WWII veterans

Long dead but little forgotten, US soldiers who disappeared across the globe during World War II are being reunited with their loved ones in a dogged push to find and bring home their bodies.

Pentagon still searching for its lost WWII veterans
'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106
'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106.

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106
Khiuaz Dospanova. Photo © e-history.kz
Atyrau International Airport to be named after legendary Kazakh female war pilot Dospanova

The Atyrau International Airport will be named after the legendary Kazakh pilot Khiuaz Dospanova who participated in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).

Atyrau International Airport to be named after legendary Kazakh female war pilot Dospanova
Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact
Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the infamous pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact
Queen Elizabeth marks WWII anniversary at London service
Queen Elizabeth marks WWII anniversary at London service

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attended a thanksgiving service at London's Westminster Abbey on the final day of commemorations.

Queen Elizabeth marks WWII anniversary at London service
Nursultan Nazarbayev arrives in Moscow on Friday, May 8. Photo courtesy of may9.ru.
Attempts to distort history of World War II are unacceptable: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev criticized attempts of certain politicians and countries to rewrite the history of the World War II and emphasized the necessity to preserve the truth about those years.

Attempts to distort history of World War II are unacceptable: Nazarbayev
The order of the Red Star.
Kazakhstan celebrates 70th anniversary of Victory

Today Kazakhstan celebrates one of the most important holidays – the Victory Day, which commemorates the end of the Great Patriotic War, as the WWII is known in the former Soviet states, and the win of the Soviet Union over the Nazi Germany.

Kazakhstan celebrates 70th anniversary of Victory
Military personnel dressed in the Red Army uniform
Celebration of courage and patriotism: 70th Victory Day Parade in Astana

The grand 70th Victory Day parade has taken place in Astana in commemoration of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945.

Celebration of courage and patriotism: 70th Victory Day Parade in Astana
German FM marks WWII anniversary at site of Stalingrad battle
German FM marks WWII anniversary at site of Stalingrad battle

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier laid a wreath at the site of the Battle of Stalingrad.

German FM marks WWII anniversary at site of Stalingrad battle
Photo courtesy of sharij.net
Counter attempts to glorify Nazism: Heads of CIS

Heads of the CIS countries have delivered an address dedicated to the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory Day calling the international community to counter attempts to glorify Nazism.

Counter attempts to glorify Nazism: Heads of CIS
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Victory Day parade in Astana: entrance by invitation only

The upcoming Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary will be open to guests with invitation cards.

Victory Day parade in Astana: entrance by invitation only
Russia to roll out Red Square military parade on unprecedented scale
Russia to roll out Red Square military parade on unprecedented scale

Russia is pulling out all the stops for celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany with 16,000 troops marching in a Red Square parade.

Russia to roll out Red Square military parade on unprecedented scale
Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary
Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad.

Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary
Russia raises Stalin's ghost amid nostalgia for past glories
Russia raises Stalin's ghost amid nostalgia for past glories

Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well.

Russia raises Stalin's ghost amid nostalgia for past glories
Ten Russian bikers reach German border ahead of WWII rally
Ten Russian bikers reach German border ahead of WWII rally

Ten pro-Kremlin Russian bikers, part of a larger group on a controversial World War II victory ride through Europe, reached the German border.

Ten Russian bikers reach German border ahead of WWII rally