Tag: World War II

  • Cacophany, Not Harmony: The Terrible Tune of US Foreign Policy

    Cacophany, Not Harmony: The Terrible Tune of US Foreign Policy

    On March 14th, a Russian SU-27 fighter jet shot down a US MQ-9 Reaper drone over the Black Sea. The exact details of where and how remain a mystery even after the release of drone video of what appears to be a jet fuel dump on the drone, but those details don’t matter much. The […]

  • Georgia in turmoil, is Hungary next?

    Georgia in turmoil, is Hungary next?

    Some Georgians fear that the introduction of such a law would undermine the country’s chances of joining the EU. The opposition has vowed to continue protesting until the government formalizes the repeal of the law and releases all arrested protesters, but has later called for parliament to resign. Interestingly, the Foreign Agent Law (also known […]

  • Japan’s Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel laureate for poetic fiction, dies

    Japan’s Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel laureate for poetic fiction, dies

    Tokyo – Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe, whose darkly poetic novels were built from his childhood memories during Japan’s post-war occupation and from parenting a disabled son, has died. He was 88. Oe, who was also an outspoken anti-nuclear and peace activist, died on March 3, his publisher, Kodansha Ltd., said in a statement on Monday. […]

  • The EU extends the travel agreement to Kosovo

    The EU extends the travel agreement to Kosovo

    If approved by the European Parliament, residents of the disputed province would be able to enter the bloc freely for up to 90 days The European Council has adopted a measure to give Kosovo passport holders the freedom to enter the EU without a visa for up to 90 days. The move comes as Brussels […]

  • The state will apologize for violence, sexual assault and forced castration in nursing homes

    Earlier today, Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil announced that an apology will be given by the state for assaults committed in care homes, reports DR. The offenses took place between 1933 and 1980 in the sector once known as ‘care for the special and mentally retarded’. The proposed apology follows a government […]

  • More than 600,000 Germans signed a petition to end heavy weapons supplies to Ukraine as 10,000 demonstrated in Berlin for peace

    More than 600,000 Germans signed a petition to end heavy weapons supplies to Ukraine as 10,000 demonstrated in Berlin for peace

    Notables including former Vice President of the European Commission Gunter Verheugen, former Brigadier General Erich Vadpress corps Franz Alt and Gisela Marxpoliticians Oskar Lafontaine and Jürgen Todenhoferand political scientists Come on Funke and Ulrike Guerot were among the first to sign the petition. The authors of the petition stated that “with the support of the […]

  • "War is not the solution, war is the problem," UN chief Guterres marks one year of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

    "War is not the solution, war is the problem," UN chief Guterres marks one year of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

    Ukrainians, Russians and people far away need peace. Although the outlook may look bleak today, we must all work knowing that genuine, lasting peace must be based on the United Nations Charter and international law. The longer the fighting goes on, the harder this job will be. We don’t have a moment to lose.” The […]

  • Foreigners who nobly served Russia

    Foreigners who nobly served Russia

    Not only did they bring glory to their new homeland on the battlefield and contribute greatly to the development of her culture, but they also often rose to the very highest levels of power. Scots Russia Beyond (Photo: Public Domain) The Scots were always willing to move to Russia, because in their own homeland they […]

  • Anti-war demonstrations in Washington, Munich and Helsinki

    Anti-war demonstrations in Washington, Munich and Helsinki

    Former US Congressman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard warned that Ukraine’s proxy war against Russia could turn into a direct conflict between the US/NATO and Russia, with catastrophic consequences. He criticized those who talk about “how we fight and win” as if a war with a nuclear-armed country could ever be won. “Whether intentional or […]

  • Fighter jets, earthquakes, NATO efforts: Are US-Turkish ties on the mend

    Fighter jets, earthquakes, NATO efforts: Are US-Turkish ties on the mend

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Monday came in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have shattered the Turkish leader’s projection of his country as a regional hegemon. With Turkey turning into a recipient of generous US humanitarian aid, will Ankara play the role of […]

  • Hungary wants to apologize for outrageous claims by US official

    Hungary wants to apologize for outrageous claims by US official

    Washington’s UN envoy has made ?baseless? charges of anti-Semitism, says Budapest Hungary blasted the US over what it says are “outrageous” and “false” allegations of anti-Semitism, leveled by a senior diplomat against Budapest. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mate Paczolay added that while Washington later acknowledged the mistake, it has not issued a public apology. On Tuesday, […]

  • Hersh claims Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 blown up on order of Biden

    Hersh claims Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 blown up on order of Biden

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Navy’s Diving and Salvage Center can be found in a location as obscure as its name-down what was once a country lane in rural Panama City, a now-booming resort city in the southwestern panhandle of Florida, 70 miles south of the Alabama border. The center’s complex is as nondescript as […]

  • Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been under enormous pressure to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The government in Kyiv has long argued it desperately needs them to retake territory seized by Russia in its 2022 invasion, and to protect the rest of Ukraine from the Kremlin’s looming spring offensive. So far, Berlin has refused, and […]

  • Why it’s important to eat at work – even the odd cake

    Why it’s important to eat at work – even the odd cake

    When England’s Food Standards Agency chief Susan Jebb recently compared eating cake at work to second-hand smoke, office cubicle walls trembled across the country. She told The times: Professor Jebb is right to criticize unstructured eating in the workplace, which can contribute to unhealthy eating. Overconsumption of unhealthy products such as cookies and processed foods […]

  • Trkiye summons Swedish ambassador over Erdogan picture

    Trkiye summons Swedish ambassador over Erdogan picture

    Protesters in Stockholm hung a puppet of the Turkish leader upside down from a lamppost Ankara has accused Sweden of failing to take necessary measures against terrorism after a group of protesters hoisted a picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a bridge near Stockholm City Hall. On Thursday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned […]

  • Trkiye summons Swedish ambassador over Erdogan picture

    Trkiye summons Swedish ambassador over Erdogan picture

    Protesters in Stockholm hung a puppet of the Turkish leader upside down from a lamppost Ankara has accused Sweden of failing to take necessary measures against terrorism after a group of protesters hoisted a picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a bridge near Stockholm City Hall. On Thursday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned […]

  • 10 world events that marked the year 2022

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the protest movement in Iran, the abortion issue in the United States – 2022 was rich in different events. AFP offered a list of the 10 events that, according to the agency, marked the world this year. Putin invaded Ukraine On February 24, Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine, […]

  • Pele: From humble beginnings to football’s first global superstar

    Pele: From humble beginnings to football’s first global superstar

    The three-time World Cup winner is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, has died aged 82 in Sao Paulo. Pele’s passing at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Brazil’s largest city follows a long period of ill health and a […]

  • The year war changed Europe

    The year war changed Europe

    After the pandemic, there were hopes for a calmer year for Europe and the world, but when Vladimir Putin began his war of invasion against Ukraine, Europe instead found itself in the most difficult security policy situation since World War II. What does this new reality mean? With three guests in the studio, the year […]

  • Top 25 Russia Beyond Articles You May Have Missed in 2022

    Top 25 Russia Beyond Articles You May Have Missed in 2022

    Our authors traveled through Russia from the Chukotka Peninsula to the north to find the best stories for you, dug deep into history and revealed the most interesting episodes from the past. Below is a list of the best examples of our culture and lifestyle stories about Russia. And of course the best recipes. Enjoy! […]

  • The former Russian president warns of a nuclear disaster

    The former Russian president warns of a nuclear disaster

    The world will continue to teeter on the brink of disaster until Moscow receives the security guarantees it requires, Dmitry Medvedev believes Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s former president and current deputy chairman of the country’s Security Council, has issued a reminder of the dangers of nuclear brinkmanship amid the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. In a […]

  • Russia’s former president warns of nuclear disaster

    Russia’s former president warns of nuclear disaster

    The world will continue to balance on the edge of disaster until Moscow receives the security guarantees it requires, Dmitry Medvedev believes Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s former president and current vice-chairman of the Security Council, wrote a long article for Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, summarizing his thoughts on how the year 2022 has changed the world order […]

  • The US invests heavily in Greenland’s air base

    The US invests heavily in Greenland’s air base

    Built during World War IIThe agreement was signed with the joint venture company Inuksuk and will cover services related to airfield operations, civil engineering, environmental management, food services, health services, supply and fuel logistics. Non-secure communications, port, transport, transient neighbourhoods, vehicle maintenance and community and leisure services are also aspects of the agreement. The contract […]

  • Metal detector enthusiasts convicted of reckless actions at World War II crash site

    Metal detector enthusiasts convicted of reckless actions at World War II crash site

    There are three important lessons that all metal detector-wielding amateur archaeologists should learn before searching for hidden treasures. Lesson number one: always consult the history books before choosing your dig site. For a group of zealots in southern Denmark, they might have learned that their constituency just north of Sønderborg was the scene of a […]

  • This is how Putin’s war affects Russian speakers in the Baltics

    This is how Putin’s war affects Russian speakers in the Baltics

    In Conflict this week heads David Rasmusson and Carina Holmberg out on a trip to Estonia. Latvia and Lithuania. Three countries that have gone through the cracks in support for Ukraine. At the same time, they have pushed for ever tougher EU sanctions against Russia, despite the fact that it also damages their own economies. […]

  • EU seeks special court for Russian crimes against Ukraine

    EU seeks special court for Russian crimes against Ukraine

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday called for a special court to prosecute Russian crimes against Ukraine. Von der Leyen proposed a UN-backed court “to investigate and prosecute Russia’s crimes of aggression.” She also said that Russia and Russian oligarchs must pay for the costs of rebuilding Ukraine from the damage done […]

  • US: Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure will not divide the West

    US: Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure will not divide the West

    The United States said on Wednesday that Russia’s weeks-long campaign targeting attacks on Ukraine’s vital heating, electricity and water infrastructure would not diminish the West’s resolve to support Kyiv in its nine-month fight against Moscow’s invasion. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a news conference after a two-day NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania, that […]

  • US: Russian attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure will not divide the West

    US: Russian attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure will not divide the West

    The United States said on Wednesday that Russia’s weeks-long campaign targeting attacks on Ukraine’s vital heating, electricity and water infrastructure would not diminish the West’s resolve to support Kyiv in its nine-month fight against Moscow’s invasion. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a news conference after a two-day NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania, that […]

  • World Cup 2022: Will the hosts of Qatar be …

    World Cup 2022: Will the hosts of Qatar be …

    There is one thing we can all be sure of: this World Cup will be like no other. And most of that boils down to the choice of Qatar, the first debutant hosts of the World Cup since Italy in 1934 and the organizers of the shortest tournament (just 29 days) since Argentina in 1978. […]

  • Live: Putin says civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson should be evacuated

    Live: Putin says civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson should be evacuated

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that civilians in Ukraine’s Kherson region should be evacuated from the conflict zone, the Kremlin chief’s first acknowledgment of a worsening situation in a region he claims to have annexed. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are local time in Paris (GMT+1). 14:28: G7 ministers […]

  • Zelensky says grain deal resumption important for ‘whole world’

    Zelensky says grain deal resumption important for ‘whole world’

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky Wednesday hailed “a significant diplomatic result for our country and the whole world” after Russia rejoined a deal to allow Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris local time (GMT+1). This live page is no […]

  • Live: Zelensky says grain deal resumption important for ‘whole world’

    Live: Zelensky says grain deal resumption important for ‘whole world’

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky Wednesday hailed “a significant diplomatic result for our country and the whole world” after Russia rejoined a deal to allow Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris local time (GMT+1). 10:16pm: Zelensky says grain deal resumption important for ‘whole […]

  • Danish News Round-Up: The Danish Parliament must consider proposals for a bereavement plan

    Danish News Round-Up: The Danish Parliament must consider proposals for a bereavement plan

    On August 23, a citizens’ motion emerged outlining a plan to offer support to families during the critical period immediately following the sudden death of the mother or father. In less than a month, the proposal gained an impressive 50,000 supporters. Support for bereaved familiesIn the days, weeks and months after a child loses one […]

  • According to the UN, 4 million children were driven into poverty when the war between Ukraine and Russia escalated

    According to the UN, 4 million children were driven into poverty when the war between Ukraine and Russia escalated

    “Children bear the heaviest burden of the economic crisis caused by the war in Ukraine,” UNICEF said. The report further stated that due to the ongoing economic downturn, 2.8 million children now live in households below the poverty line. In addition, there are still 110,000 children living in poverty in Romania, Al Jazeera reported. “Children […]

  • The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army poses with a swastika bracelet

    The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army poses with a swastika bracelet

    General Valery Zaluzhny, the commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, posted a photo on Twitter showing him wearing a swastika bracelet. General Valery Zaluzhny, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, posted a photo on Twitter of himself wearing a swastika bracelet. Although Kyiv dismisses accusations of Nazism within its ranks as “Russian propaganda”, its soldiers […]

  • In the shadow of war: Ingrid scouted for enemy planes

    In the shadow of war: Ingrid scouted for enemy planes

    Thousands of women are recruited during World War II to guard Sweden’s airspace and borders. For the first time, women in the defense receive weapons training and receive the same salary as men. But they have to fight to be accepted. When the German Engelbrecht division travels through Sweden, it is Ingrid who guards the […]

  • Turkey’s Erdogan renews threats to block NATO’s bid from Sweden, Finland continues threats against Greece

    Turkey’s Erdogan renews threats to block NATO’s bid from Sweden, Finland continues threats against Greece

    By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] October 3 (ANI): Once again, Turkey’s mercurial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed his threats against Sweden and Finland that he would block their efforts to join the NATO alliance if they do not keep their promises they allegedly made to Ankara and has further escalated Ankara’s bellicose rhetoric against NATO […]

  • Nobel prize season arrives amidst war, nuclear fear, hunger

    Nobel prize season arrives amidst war, nuclear fear, hunger

    This year’s Nobel Prize season approaches as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered decades of near-unbroken peace in Europe and raised the risk of a nuclear disaster. The secretive Nobel committees never hint at who will win the prizes in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, economics or peace. It’s anyone’s guess who might win the awards […]

  • Right-wing extremists make gains in EU as Brussels hints at consequences

    Right-wing extremists make gains in EU as Brussels hints at consequences

    Right-wing populists continue to win in Europe – a “difficult” scenario for the unelected EU leaders Europe’s far-right won another victory this week when Italy’s Giorgia Meloni and her party, the Brothers of Italy, won large in the country’s general election. It is the first time since 1948, when Italy’s anti-fascist constitution came into force, […]

  • Finland, Sweden Offer NATO an edge as rivalry heats up in the north

    Finland, Sweden Offer NATO an edge as rivalry heats up in the north

    Washington – The first surprise, for the Finnish conscripts and officers taking part in a military exercise in the Arctic this spring organized by NATO: the sudden roar of a US Navy helicopter attack force that landed in a field right next to the Finns’ well-hidden command post. The second surprise: Finnish Signal Corps communications […]

  • Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a government commission is working to determine “reparations” from the Soviet “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a member of […]

  • The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a state commission is working to set up “damages” from the Soviet Union “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a […]

  • Macron approves NATO expansion

    Macron approves NATO expansion

    More than two-thirds of the alliance’s members have now agreed to the accession of Finland and Sweden French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday signed the official documents approving Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to become NATO members. While Macron once called the US-led military bloc “brain death,” he has changed tack since Russia began its military […]

  • Historic and modern boats are displayed on the Day of the Russian Navy

    Ships from bygone eras sailed alongside the Navy’s modern fleet in the Neva River in St. Petersburg Russia celebrated its Navy Day on Sunday with annual parades across the country, including the main one in the city of St. Petersburg. This year’s event marked 350 years since the birth of Peter the Great, the 18th-century […]

  • NATO reveals its goal in the Ukraine conflict

    NATO reveals its goal in the Ukraine conflict

    Avoiding a “full-scale war” with Russia is one of the main priorities, says Jens Stoltenberg One of NATO’s main goals in the Ukraine conflict is to prevent a “all-out war” with Russia, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. “In this conflict, NATO has two tasks: to support Ukraine and to prevent the […]

  • Marit Paulsen

    Marit Paulsen

    Politician Marit Paulsen talks about Europe’s development from the 1940s to our present in her Summer program. We hear about her upbringing during World War II Norway, with older siblings who were active Nazis and a mother who was a so-called “German woman”. Marit Paulsen also talks about her time as a welder and the […]

  • The climate heat, election campaign in war then and now, and football for the elite in the EC and young people in the Gothia Cup

    The climate heat, election campaign in war then and now, and football for the elite in the EC and young people in the Gothia Cup

    The heat threatens food production in government-crisis Italy The worst drought in 70 years is being talked about in northern Italy. Not only the crops are threatened, but also a lot of the vines. The drought has also become one of the most urgent issues politically, which has also succeeded in dividing the various interests […]

  • Greenland: more abortions than births

    Greenland: more abortions than births

    According to the National Board of Health, Greenland’s National Board of Health, the island’s birth rate is still lower than the number of abortions despite a dive in the latter. In 2021, there were 842, a decrease from 889 in 2020, 902 in 2019 and a ten-year high of 931 in 2018. Progress on the […]

  • NATO concludes the summit with a stronger position against Russia and China

    NATO concludes the summit with a stronger position against Russia and China

    Madrid – NATO leaders concluded their three-day meeting in Madrid on Thursday with the Western Security Alliance strengthening its defenses against Russian aggression, warning of global challenges from China and inviting neutral countries Finland and Sweden to the group. US President Joe Biden described the summit as “historic”. “The last time NATO drafted a new […]

  • Russia is now the biggest threat: NATO “can adapt its policies accordingly”

    Russia is now the biggest threat: NATO “can adapt its policies accordingly”

    As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth month, NATO leaders will meet in Madrid for their annual conference on June 28-30 to discuss key security issues facing the military alliance, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s growing influence. NATO has also announced its decision to accelerate previously neutral Sweden and Finland membership applications […]

  • NATO leaders are holding the last day of the summit

    NATO leaders are holding the last day of the summit

    MADRID – NATO leaders meet on Thursday in Madrid, Spain, for the last day of a summit that has included approval a new strategic concept for the alliancementions “Russia’s aggression”, “systemic challenges from the People’s Republic of China” and the “deepened strategic partnership” between the two countries as its main priorities. In this document, the […]

  • New NATO’s strategic concept is aimed at Russia, China

    New NATO’s strategic concept is aimed at Russia, China

    Madrid, Spain – NATO’s heads of state and government meeting in Madrid on Wednesday approved a new one Strategic concept for the Alliance, cites “Russia’s aggression”, “systemic challenges from the People’s Republic of China” and the “deepened strategic partnership” between the two countries as its main priorities. In this document, the Western military alliance formed […]

  • NATO leaders gather for the Madrid summit

    NATO leaders gather for the Madrid summit

    NATO leaders gather in Madrid, Spain, for a summit that will include a discussion on support for Ukraine and how the alliance will adapt to meet current and future challenges. The leaders are expected to agree to increase support for Ukraine as it defends itself from a Russian invasion. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told […]

  • NATO leaders gather for the Madrid summit

    NATO leaders gather for the Madrid summit

    US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the US is sending additional naval fighters to be stationed in Spain, establishing a permanent headquarters for the US 5th Army Corps in Poland, adding a rotating brigade of 3,000 soldiers and 2,000 other personnel who will have its headquarters in Romania, and send two more F-35 […]

  • Biden: The United States strengthens European military presence

    Biden: The United States strengthens European military presence

    US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the US is strengthening its military presence in Europe, including the deployment of additional sea fighters in Spain and the positioning of more troops elsewhere. Biden, in Madrid for a NATO summit with 30 countries, said that the United States would establish a permanent headquarters for the […]

  • The former president explains what could trigger NATO wars with Russia

    The former president explains what could trigger NATO wars with Russia

    An attack on Crimea from Ukraine could lead to World War III, Medvedev has warned Ukraine could unleash a world war by attacking Crimea, if it becomes a full NATO member, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned. “For us, Crimea is part of Russia. And it will be so forever. Any attempt to invade […]

  • The attack on Crimea could trigger Medvedev during World War III

    The attack on Crimea could trigger Medvedev during World War III

    An attack on the peninsula from Ukraine could lead to a war between Russia and NATO, the former president has warned Ukraine could unleash a world war by attacking Crimea, if it becomes a full NATO member, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned. “For us, Crimea is part of Russia. And it will be […]

  • The biggest show on earth

    The biggest show on earth

    Copenhagen is no stranger to streets that are crowded with tourists and locals – especially in the summer. And it will not be any different on July 1, when eager Danes with a passion for cycling stand along the city streets to watch the first stage of the Tour de France: the time trial prologue. […]

  • Live: Ukraine’s Severodonetsk “completely occupied” by Russian forces

    Live: Ukraine’s Severodonetsk “completely occupied” by Russian forces

    The eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk was “completely occupied” by the Russian army, its mayor said on Saturday, after weeks of fighting. “The city has been completely occupied by the Russians,” said Oleksandr Striuk, a day after the Ukrainian army said it would withdraw its forces to better defend the neighboring city of Lysychansk. Follow […]

  • Moscow will send Belarus nuclear-capable missiles within a few months

    Moscow will send Belarus nuclear-capable missiles within a few months

    Russia will deliver missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to Belarus in the coming months, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday when he received Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Read about today’s events when they developed on our live blog. All times Paris time (GMT + 2). This live page is no longer updated. For more […]

  • 10+ strange Slavic names that the Russians still call their children

    10+ strange Slavic names that the Russians still call their children

    The most popular Russian names today are of Greek origin. But what are authentic Slavic names that people in Russia were called and still are called? Here is a list of some of the most common. Most Russian names nowadays are of Greek origin or were interpreted or converted from Greek names. It happened after […]

  • The most beautiful island monasteries in Russia

    The most beautiful island monasteries in Russia

    During the tsarist period, they were major religious centers and pilgrimages. During the Soviet era, they were converted into prisons, military schools and homes for people with disabilities. Valaam Monastery Kremlin.ru One of Russia’s most famous monasteries is located on the islands in the Valaam archipelago in the northern part of Lake Ladoga. According to […]

  • What punishment can a Soviet citizen receive for marrying a foreigner

    What punishment can a Soviet citizen receive for marrying a foreigner

    Women who married foreign men in the 1940s Soviet Union could spend several years in a labor camp. Soviet security agencies ran a program of strict surveillance of such ladies. Very few ever managed to reunite with their husbands – and often paid a high price beyond that. Kharitonenko Manor on the Sofiyskaya Embankment in […]

  • Julian Assange is being crucified for our sins

    Julian Assange is being crucified for our sins

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being slowly murdered by the forces of the U.S. and British states, his crime has been to expose their crimes. His treatment reinforces the lessons of what he has already exposed. But aren’t the U.S. and Great Britain the good guys, a moral that we as Westerners have inculcated in […]

  • Robert Weil – the shadow billionaire

    Robert Weil – the shadow billionaire

    In Swedish Radio’s Sunday interview, you meet the person behind the mask of the public in journalism’s most basic form – the interview. The host is Martin Wicklin. Producer: Ulrika Stenström. Contact: [email protected] About Robert Weil He was born in 1948 and the children of parents who fled to Sweden during World War II. Inspired […]

  • Yle’s party poll: NCP rises to record support, center loses foothold

    Yle’s party poll: NCP rises to record support, center loses foothold

    Differences in support for Finland’s most important parties have increased. The largest opposition party, the NCP, has widened the gap between it and the prime minister Sanna MarinThe Social Democrats are more than seven percentage points away, while the SDP has moved almost four percentage points past the second main opposition group, the Basic Finns. […]

  • Russia intensifies attack on Donbas region of Ukraine

    Russia intensifies attack on Donbas region of Ukraine

    Russia intensified its attacks on Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, trying to occupy the Donbas region exactly three months after President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine in hopes of quickly taking over the entire country and overthrowing its government. The fighting focused on the Ukrainian cities of Sievierodonetsk on the […]

  • Ukraine demands faster arms deliveries

    Ukraine demands faster arms deliveries

    Pentagon – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday called on other governments to send more weapons faster to help Ukraine’s fight against Russian forces. FIL – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is sitting at EU headquarters in Brussels on May 16, 2022. On Tuesday, he called on other governments to send weapons to help […]

  • Finland’s joining NATO is a natural step for an EU official

    Finland’s joining NATO is a natural step for an EU official

    Helsinki has not been neutral for a long time, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen has said Helsinki would always join NATO eventually, as it has become closely intertwined with the West over the years, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen – who hails from Finland – told Germany’s RND media group on […]

  • By throwing their ties with Russia, Sweden and Finland’s leaders are taking their people on a dangerous path

    By throwing their ties with Russia, Sweden and Finland’s leaders are taking their people on a dangerous path

    Neutrality has been abandoned without any objective reason other than American-driven Russophobia Sweden and Finland have broken their neutrality status and are seeking NATO membership in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. It is the latest sign that entire countries are falling for the media’s anti-Russian games. After years of relatively calm relations with […]

  • Finland’s top lawmakers detest Turkey’s NATO threat

    Finland’s top lawmakers detest Turkey’s NATO threat

    The President of Parliament says that Helsinki can not change its laws and extradite “innocent people” to allay Ankara’s concerns about terrorism Finland’s top lawmaker has ruled out reassuring Turkey to gain approval for the country’s NATO membership, saying parliament cannot change laws and extradite “innocent people” whom Ankara considers terrorists. Parliament Speaker Matti Vanhanen, […]

  • Medals with meaning: Restoring their reputation after the horrors of Medallion Man, rappers and ‘Jim’ll fix it’

    Medals with meaning: Restoring their reputation after the horrors of Medallion Man, rappers and ‘Jim’ll fix it’

    In the early to mid-20th century, military men wore their medals with pride. Victoria and the Iron Cross, legions of honor and purple hearts – when they really stood for something. In the 1970s came ‘The Medallion Man’. The fabric was gone, the shirt open and the chest bare: a quick way to a woman’s […]

  • Biden praises Greece for leadership after Russia’s invasion

    Biden praises Greece for leadership after Russia’s invasion

    WASHINGTON – On Monday, President Joe Biden thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his country’s “moral leadership” in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the two held talks in the White House on the ongoing conflict. The visit of Mitsotakis comes when he was in Washington to mark a covid-delayed commemoration of […]

  • Finnish brewery launches NATO beer

    Finnish brewery launches NATO beer

    As Finland takes the first steps in applying for NATO membership, the small brewery has launched a new NATO-brand beer. Dubattuna Otan (French version of NATO), the beer’s blue label features a cartoon character dressed in a metal armor suit adorned with a compass of the NATO flag. The drink is made by Olaf Brewing […]

  • Finland formally announces NATO membership offer

    Finland formally announces NATO membership offer

    Finland formally announced on Sunday that it intends to apply for membership in the Western NATO military alliance, and ignores Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning that the measure would “negatively affect” peaceful relations between neighboring countries. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced the application for NATO membership at the Presidential Palace in […]

  • NATO seekers to call Putin media

    NATO seekers to call Putin media

    Finland’s Sauli Niinist says he will talk to the Russian leader to discuss the changed situation following the decision to join NATO Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is reportedly planning to call his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to discuss the changing security situation in the region now that the leaders in Helsinki have decided to join […]

  • Security Policy Analysis – “NATO membership would be ‘conflict-preventing’

    Security Policy Analysis – “NATO membership would be ‘conflict-preventing’

    Six out of eight Riksdag parties are behind the content of the report. The Left Party and the Green Party are not behind the analysis as a whole. – All parties agree that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the most extensive since World War II and the action constitutes a flagrant violation of international law […]

  • This week in Russia: Ambition and reality

    This week in Russia: Ambition and reality

    Like the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s war on Ukraine is something that President Vladimir Putin cannot control – so the Kremlin is flushing the numbers and trying to shape the story. Putin’s speech on the weekend of May 9 signaled that the killing could continue for months or more. Here are some of the most important […]

  • Summary of Ukraine: reality begins to rain over Putin’s victory parade

    Summary of Ukraine: reality begins to rain over Putin’s victory parade

    This time last week, the world eagerly awaited the celebration of the annual Victory Day in Russia to get a clue as to what Vladimir Putin might be planning for his war in Ukraine. Victory Day, held every year on May 9, is a reminder of the victory over Nazism in Europe, a victory in […]

  • How the Russian Empire performed at its last Olympics in 1912

    How the Russian Empire performed at its last Olympics in 1912

    The Summer Games in Stockholm became the very last Olympics in which the Russian Empire participated. Next time, already like the Soviet Union, athletes would be forty years later! The history of the Olympic movement in the Russian Empire is quite short and predictably ends with the dissolution of the empire itself. The country had […]

  • Putin defends military action in Ukraine in Russia’s Victory Day parade

    Putin defends military action in Ukraine in Russia’s Victory Day parade

    “This moral decay paved the way for cynical falsifications in World War II history, attempts to incite Russophobia, praise traitors, mock the memory of their victims, and erase the courage of those who fought and suffered for Victory,” he added. . Putin pointed out that the United States, especially after the break-up of the Soviet […]

  • Macron says would take ‘decades’ for Ukraine to join EU

    Macron says would take ‘decades’ for Ukraine to join EU

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday it was unrealistic that Ukraine would soon join the European Union, and proposed the creation of a new political organisation that could bring together countries on the continent that share European values. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). […]

  • Live: EU’s von der Leyen urges Hungary to back new Russia sanctions

    Live: EU’s von der Leyen urges Hungary to back new Russia sanctions

    EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said “some progress” was made during talks Monday with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is holding up Brussels’ plans for an embargo on Russian oil, but said more needed to be done to get Hungary on board with EU plans. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for all […]

  • VMA in Uppsala municipality •

    VMA in Uppsala municipality •

    May 9 is a holiday in Russia as the victory in World War II is celebrated, or “the great patriotic war” as it is described in Russia. Traditional military parades with combat vehicles, air shows and marching bands are traditionally held in Moscow. But this year, the Russian army is mainly busy with the fighting […]

  • Sweden’s government party divided over NATO

    The women’s faction of the Social Democrats reportedly wants to stay out of the US-led military bloc Sweden’s ruling political party is said to be divided on the question of whether they should join NATO, as the women wing of the Social Democrats has demanded that the country be kept militarily neutral. Annika Strandhall, the […]

  • European contract organization for Europe

    European contract organization for Europe

    This is not new. In recent decades, European members of NATO have supported U.S. interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, often despite objections from their own people. Not to mention the impact on the people of these countries, the result for Europe was negative in all campaigns: unstable neighbors, loss of life, devastated economies, […]

  • On screens in May • Shutdown: Where the wars failed, the corona succeeded

    On screens in May • Shutdown: Where the wars failed, the corona succeeded

    World War I could not kill the film industry. A look at Charlie Chaplin’s career reveals that he made over 100 films! Five of them were bookmarked by the Battle of the Somme – one of them was called the Count! During World War II, light aid to the troops was replaced by propaganda, although […]

  • What Russia looked like in 1982

    What Russia looked like in 1982

    The early 1980s was the period known as the Era of Stagnation, or as Leonid Brezhnev called it – real socialism. The Soviet leader who had ruled for almost two decades eventually died that year, setting the country on the path to the period of change known as Perestroika. The Soviet leader, the general secretary […]

  • Punjab’s documentary “The Savior: Brig Pritam Singh” won the award for best documentary at the 12th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2022

    Punjab’s documentary “The Savior: Brig Pritam Singh” won the award for best documentary at the 12th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2022

    Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India]May 3 (ANI / PNN): A docu-drama based on the life of the hero from the first war in the Poonch area, Brig Pritam Singh, has been named the best documentary to win the 12th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2022. “The Savior: Brig Pritam Singh” was produced by Chandigarh-based Karanvir Singh […]

  • Civilians attempt evacuation from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Civilians attempt evacuation from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Ukrainian authorities attempted further evacuations from Mariupol on Monday, following an initial operation to remove around 100 civilians from the besieged Azovstal steel plant. Meanwhile, in Brussels, EU energy ministers held emergency talks as the bloc considers a phasing out of Russian oil imports. Read about the day’s events as they unfolded on our liveblog. […]

  • Biden is seeking $ 33 billion in new Ukraine aid

    Biden is seeking $ 33 billion in new Ukraine aid

    US President Joe Biden on Thursday asked Congress to approve $ 33 billion in additional aid to Ukraine to help the country resist invading Russian forces over the next five months, and Parliament passed overwhelming legislation aimed at speeding up military aid to Ukraine. . “Investing in Ukraine’s freedom … is a small price to […]

  • The Kremlin accuses Britain of threatening European security

    The Kremlin accuses Britain of threatening European security

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has condemned the British Foreign Secretary’s calls for allies to send “heavy weapons, tanks, aircraft”. to Ukraine Moscow has warned London that Britain, by “pumping” Ukraine with weapons, is undermining European security. The remark came after the British Foreign Secretary called on the Allies to provide Ukraine with “heavy weapons, tanks, […]

  • China’s secret military plane in the Pacific Ocean

    China’s secret military plane in the Pacific Ocean

    The Solomon Islands are located about 200 km from the Australian coast in the Pacific Ocean but are strategically located in the middle of important global waterways. After the small nation of the Solomon Islands concluded a security agreement with China in March, Australia fears that a Chinese military base will open on the islands. […]

  • This was Russia’s only window into Europe for centuries

    This was Russia’s only window into Europe for centuries

    Until Peter I struggled to create his “window to Europe” through the Baltic Sea, the only window of its kind that Russia ever had was located in the Arctic Ocean. It was the city of Arkhangelsk. Today, Russia is washed away by 13 seas. However, this was not always the case. In the 16th century, […]

  • Wednesday leaves: NATO surprise, ringing on the rise and cool days ahead

    Wednesday leaves: NATO surprise, ringing on the rise and cool days ahead

    The debate over Finland’s possible accession to NATO has been a constant story about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and it has often risen to international headlines. Helsingin Sanomat writes on Wednesday that the speed with which Finland has made progress with its NATO membership has surprised Russia considerably. HS adds that the Russian media now […]

  • President Niinistö will skip Veterans Day due to the coronavirus

    President Niinistö will skip Veterans Day due to the coronavirus

    President Sauli Niinistö has reported through a Facebook post that he will not be attending Veterans Day’s main commemoration this year after receiving a positive Covid test last week. National Veterans Day is a day of remembrance for all Finnish war veterans, and is celebrated every year on April 27, when Finnish troops ended their […]

  • NATO is not the solution to Finland’s security concerns, but part of the problem

    NATO is not the solution to Finland’s security concerns, but part of the problem

    The 1,340-kilometer border with Russia and the traumatic experiences of history make the momentary panic of ordinary people understandable. Unfortunately, the media and political leaders and representatives were also not immune to this hysteria. On the contrary, those politicians and the media who had long pushed Finland into NATO saw this as an opportunity to […]

  • Report: Finland has the highest mortality since the 1940s

    Report: Finland has the highest mortality since the 1940s

    The number of deaths and general mortality in Finland was the highest in 2021 for almost 80 years, according to a report published by Statistics Finland on Friday. The agency revealed that a total of 57,659 deaths were reported last year, up 2,171 from a year earlier and an increase of 3.9 percent. The death […]

  • Finland and Sweden’s steady march towards NATO

    Finland and Sweden’s steady march towards NATO

    It is almost certain now that Finland and Sweden will join NATO, making it the largest political and military redesign of the map of Europe since the countries of Central and Eastern Europe joined the military alliance, as well as the European Union, in different waves in the end. of the 1990s and early 2000s. […]