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Outright lies from the New York Times: What you need to know about the dangerous new phase in the Ukraine crisis

While establishment media toe Washington’s line, violence and instability have shaken the Ukraine this week PATRICK L. SMITH The slightly fetid “phony war” in Ukraine—the unsettling stagnation noted in this space a month ago—is emphatically over. Suddenly there is movement on several fronts, and some of it is promising. But this is a dangerous moment, […]

Burying The Greatest Victory in Spite: Rewriting History to demonize Russia

By Ulson Gunnar In efforts to demonize Russia, the history of the Western World is being distastefully rewritten. The monumental sacrifices of the Russian people during World War II are not only being marginalized, but flipped upon their heads. Today, reading through the Western media, one will find a multitude of comparisons between Russia and […]

The other D-day – and the onset of Cold War

There were two D-days in June 1944. The landings in Normandy on 6 June, Operation Overlord, recalled so movingly a fortnight ago, are part of British national memory. The other D-day remains virtually unknown both here and in America. Yet it was equally important in ending the second world war. And it also marked the dawn […]

Auschwitz and Its Soviet Liberators

On the 65th anniversary of the entry of the Red Army to the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, let us share two completely different takes on what happened on January 27, 1945 — a day as bitterly cold as today. For Poland, which lost many of its citizens in the camp, Jews and Catholics alike, […]

Wisdom gained from World War II is crumbling

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel listened to their countries’ national anthems before talks last week in Berlin. By The Editorial Board  March 29, 2015 The passage of time is supposed to dull even the most vicious hatreds. One of the most disturbing trends in recent geopolitics is that, instead, […]

Russia mobiles to ring with war song for victory day celebrations

Vladimir Putin (left) decorates a second world war veteran with a jubilee medal at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday In the autumn of 1941, when German tanks sped towards Moscow, Soviet radio would daily blast out a song that encapsulated the country’s titanic struggle against its Nazi invaders. “Arise, great country, arise […]

Merkel Plans to Skip Moscow World War II Victory Day Parade

German Chancellor Opts for Smaller Ceremony at Kremlin Instead Amid Ukraine Conflict BERLIN–German Chancellor Angela Merkel will skip a Moscow military parade in May commemorating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany but hold a separate ceremony at the Kremlin the next day, a balancing act showing the complexities of dealing with Russia’s […]

Contest of Absurdity and Victory Day

On March 19, the Los Angeles Times published the article called Kiev, not Moscow, Should be the Choice for Marking V-E Day written by Steven Pifer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, John Herbst, the director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council and Bill Taylor, the acting executive Vice President […]

The West Cannot Prevent Russia From Feeling Itself A Winner

Sergey Guneev Against the background of efforts undertaken by a number of Western countries to boycott celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the World War II in Moscow, willingness of leaders from Germany, China, India, South Africa, Mongolia, Vietnam and Cuba to take part in the celebrations is particularly significant. Speaking at the […]

The West’s Shame: Boycotting Moscow’s 70th Victory Day

Some things should be above daily politics. The last major anniversary of victory over Nazism with living veterans in Moscow is one of them There is something so bizarre, so inhumane about Western countries boycotting the parade for the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War II that I just had […]