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The Battle of Kursk
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The Battle of Kursk
August 2, 2020

The Battle of Kursk in central Russia unfolded at almost the same time that the allied landing in Sicily, which largely eclipses it in the western popular memory. But it is impossible to compare these operations, whether in terms of scale, the forces and equipment involved, or outcome. While the Sicilian operation allowed for the landing of allied troops in continental Italy, the failure of German Operation Citadel resulted in the complete collapse of the Wehrmacht’s offensive strategy.

Should China be Part of Arms Control Talks?
July 24, 2020

In June 2020, Washington and Moscow resumed talks on renewing the New START Treaty limiting long-range nuclear weapons. If the treaty, due to expire in February 2021, is not prolonged or replaced, there are fears of a new global arms race breaking out.

Should China be Part of Arms Control Talks?
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The Stalingrad Battle
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The Stalingrad Battle
July 13, 2020

February 2, 2020 marked the 77th anniversary of the end of the greatest, longest, most bloody battle in human history: It was a struggle that destroyed the previously invincible spearhead of the Nazi war machine which had conquered all of Europe in only three years and seemed about to conquer the world.

Operation Bagration
July 6, 2020

Starting on June 22, 1944, the Soviet Union inflicted the biggest defeat in German military history. In the space of a month, Army Group Center, the hard strategic rock on which German domination of Russia’s heartland had rested for three years, was annihilated. It was a cataclysmic defeat on an even bigger scale than Stalingrad.

Operation Bagration
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The Roaring First-Timers From the Moscow V-Day Parade 2020
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The Roaring First-Timers From the Moscow V-Day Parade 2020
June 29, 2020

The 2020 Moscow Victory Day Parade took place in Moscow’s Red Square on June 24, 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of both the capitulation of Nazi Germany in the Second World War and the historic Moscow Victory Parade of 1945. Some of the military equipment were demonstrated to the broad public for the first time ever. Below is a brief guide to these magnificent first-timers.

Defending History or Double Standard?
June 19, 2020

There is no equivalence between Western imperialists, colonizers and racists and Soviet war heroes. But there is a clear double standard in how demolishing the latter statues is somehow acceptable to Western governments. Because it fits a geopolitical agenda of rewriting the history of World War II to demean Russia.

Defending History or Double Standard?
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The Siege of Leningrad
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The Siege of Leningrad
June 13, 2020

The blockade of Leningrad, the Soviet Union’s second-largest city, lasted for 872 days and was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history. A total of 642,000 Russian civilians died during the siege, hunger being the cause of death in 97% of cases. Although some historians classify it as genocide, the story of the siege of Leningrad is hardly part of the western collective memory.

The Battle of Moscow
June 6, 2020

The Battle of Moscow was the first strategic defeat of the German army on the ground during the World War II. Moscow became the first capital city in continental Europe not to be captured as a result of German offensive.

The Battle of Moscow
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