Russian President Putin, who did not go to Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, visited the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center in Moscow, where he took part in commemorative events. In Auschwitz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reminded everyone who liberated the largest death factory in history of mankind
Recently, frequent attempts have been made to revisit the role of the Soviet Union in World War Two. Suffice it to mention statements from Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk regarding the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany, as well as from Polish Minister Schetyna, who said that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Ukrainians
Western citizens are being permanently manipulated by their elites. This is the main reason why western citizens do not seek systemic change: they have not on their mind another institutional framework. As such, they are being transformed to "instinctive believers" of certain principles and of a static worldview: profit, competition and consumption
This year, the world celebrates two important dates: 70 years of victory over fascism in Europe and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners of one of the most terrible Nazi concentration camps by soldiers of the Soviet Army. Both of these dates already start to show how one can rewrite the history of Europe
In Latvia, a former Soviet republic, local residents will now have to speak only the Latvian at work - using the Russian language while working has been prohibited. The rules do not impose any restrictions on other languages, which may imply a clearly anti-Russian purpose of the innovation. Latvian radio stations will speak only Latvian too
A cat from the town of Obninsk, Russia, became a celebrity. The photo of the cat appeared in many Russia and foreign publications after the feline saved the baby boy, whom his mother abandoned in a box on the stairwell. According to officials, the boy is only 1.5-3 months old.
The purpose of language is communication. German is the world's most graphic language. German for "nurse," Krankenschwester, literally means patient's sister. A famous mistranslation altered our view of the New Testament and Christianity. Greek translators of the Bible turned "maiden" into virgin, the Virgin Mary, and it has stuck ever since.
Some European politicians are no longer satisfied with the results of World War II. "For me and my family, the results of the Second World War were highly negative," said the President of Latvia Andris Berzins. Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk accused Russia of aggression against Germany and Ukraine during WWII
The only period of time when the USSR was able to outperform the United States was associated with the accessibility reforms in the Soviet higher educational sector. It was the economic performance of the USSR at that time and not the generosity of Uncle Sam that made the West open the doors to education for their disadvantaged compatriots
Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7, in line with the Julian calendar. Following a 40-day fast, the festivities start on the eve of January 7 and will continue for almost two weeks until Epiphany, Feast of the Three Kings. The first star also signals the start of the Christmas dinner
Russia will see a period of prosperity in six years, well-known astrologer and historian Pavel Globa said. In 2015, Ukrainian President Poroshenko will have problems with money, family, and ratings. For Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, the year 2015 will be the year of tough work. Disappointment and decline await Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovych
The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic has firmly opposed Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Prague to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
On December 19, the Official Journal of the European Union published a message about the introduction of new sanctions against the Crimea. The Crimea has never produced any goods that could be competitive enough to be exported to the West. Tourism has always been the main source of income for the peninsula