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Avro Anson. Photo courtesy of WWII plane crash remains discovered in western Canada The wreckage of a World War II military aircraft was found in Canada's far west, solving a 72-year old mystery surrounding its disappearance during a training flight, officials confirmed.
31 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens Russia has refused to permit the release of a film about the mass deportations of entire ethnic groups on Stalin's orders during World War II, calling it anti-Russian and a falsification of history.
27 мая 2014
Prince Harry visits WWII battle site in Italy Britain's Prince Harry visited an Italian World War II battlefield on Sunday where tens of thousands of soldiers died 70 years ago and unveiled the design of Britain's pavilion for the Milan Expo.
19 мая 2014
Map showing the Amazonas watershed. Photo courtesy of Brazil's WWII 'rubber soldiers' win compensation Brazil's congress adopted a law Wednesday to compensate workers who say they were never paid properly after being recruited to Amazon rubber plantations to help the Allies during World War II.
15 мая 2014
Veteran Ismail Galiulin at the tank firing range © Tengrinews 88-yo Kazakhstan veteran in perfect shape: races tank, destroys targets After a 60-year break 88-year-old veteran-tankman from Kazakhstan's Karaganda Ismail Galiulin showed that good skill never fades away.
12 мая 2014
Flower-laying ceremony. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan's President congratulates on V-Day Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the country on the Victory Day at the flower-laying ceremony at Otan Korgaushylar (Defenders of the Homeland) monument.
11 мая 2014
Photo © RIA Novosti. Alexandr Wilf. Hundreds of military vehicles drive through Red Square The military parade commemorating the 69th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany was held on Moscow’s Red Square on 9 May.
11 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of martinmilinski wordpress blog Victory Day. Berlin Victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany remembered in Berlin.
11 мая 2014
Warsaw uprising comes to life on the big screen A new film on the 1944 Warsaw uprising has all the blood and gore of a Hollywood thriller but is entirely pieced together from real footage of the doomed anti-Nazi revolt.
10 мая 2014
Putin takes victory lap to annexed Crimea President Vladimir Putin took a victory lap Friday in his first visit to Crimea since its annexation by Russia, as fighting in eastern Ukraine left more than 20 dead just days ahead of a separatist vote.
10 мая 2014
Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow, 1945  © Bravery of Kazakhs in World War II The annual celebrations of the Victory Day is taking place on the 9th of May. The holiday is dedicated to remembering the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in 1945 in the Great Patriotic War as the WWII is known in the former Soviet states.
07 мая 2014
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. ©Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war European leaders are desperately pushing a new peace bid for Ukraine as the country slipped towards what its interim president warned Monday was already a "war" in the face of spreading violence.
05 мая 2014
Record Holocaust commemoration march in Hungary Hungary's annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust drew a record 25,000 people on Sunday as part of events marking 70 years since the start of mass deportations of Hungarian Jews in World War II.
29 апреля 2014
G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia as Kiev warns of 'world war' The Group of Seven rich countries agreed Saturday to impose new sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, after Kiev accused Moscow of seeking to trigger a "third world war".
26 апреля 2014
The Kazakh magazine's cover depicts Adolf Hitler ©Yaroslav Radlovsky Hitler, Kazakhstan and editorial struggle Much controversy surrounds the recent issue of Kazakh-language magazine devoted to Hitler's personality.
22 апреля 2014
© WWII veteran brings wallet made of human skin to Aktau museum A veteran of World War II brought a wallet made entirely of human skin to the astonishment of the Mangistau Museum employees.
16 апреля 2014
French Jewish group urges Hitler furniture auction ban France's main Jewish body on Sunday called for the cancellation of an auction of Adolf Hitler and Nazi air force chief Hermann Goering's personal effects due in Paris next month.
14 апреля 2014
Bats find shelter at Nazi German defence line in Poland An awe-inspiring Nazi defence line in western Poland has taken on a new role in peacetime as home to tens of thousands of bats in what is Europe's largest artificial roost.
08 апреля 2014
Paul Royle. Photo courtesy of Australian 'Great Escape' survivor still has vivid memories Australian Paul Royle, one of only two men alive from World War II's daring "Great Escape", says he still has vivid memories of the audacious prison breakout on its 70th anniversary.
27 марта 2014
"Two Riders on the Beach". Photo courtesy of New Yorker joins legal fray over Nazi art trove An elderly New Yorker has joined the legal fray over the ownership of artwork found in a Munich apartment that was allegedly looted by the Nazis during World War II.
07 марта 2014

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