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Russia’s Crimea celebrates 70th anniversary of liberation from Nazi invasion
Itar-Tass ^ | 04/08/2014 | Itar-Tass

Posted on 04/08/2014 12:23:18 AM PDT by goldstategop

SIMFEROPOL, April 08. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Republic of Crimea celebrates Tuesday the 70th anniversary of the start of an offensive operation of Soviet troops in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 that resulted in liberation of the peninsula from Nazi invaders. In this offensive operation the Soviet Union has regained control over one of the most important regions and has returned the city of Sevastopol which is the main Russian naval base in the Black Sea. The end of the Battle of Crimea is celebrated on May 12, the day when the leftovers of German troops had laid down weapons on Khersones Cape in the city of Sevastopol and had lost more than 100,000 servicemen.

For Crimean residents the current celebrations are symbolic, because the liberation anniversary of the peninsula is marked amid elimination of a threat of neo-Nazi manifestations on the soil that had suffered in the fight against fascism. Tens of thousands civilians on the peninsula died in the war, 130 settlements were wiped out and more than 300 industrial enterprises were ruined.

Festivities will begin in the northern Crimean city of Armyansk, where the liberation operation was launched. Then celebrations will sweep all other territories of fierce battles - the resort cities of Feodosia and Yevpatoria, Sudak, Alushta, Bakhchisaray and Yalta. Perished warriors will be commemorated in a minute of silence in the Crimean capital city of Simferopol. Festive fireworks will be staged in the city of Simferopol. Remembrance prayers at churches will be dedicated to Crimean liberators. Remains of Soviet fighters will be reburied. The day of liberation of the city of Sevastopol from fascists will be traditionally celebrated simultaneously with the main holiday - Victory Day on May 9.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; greatpatrioticwar; itartass; russia
Crimea today inaugurates the 70th anniversary of the Soviet offensive that liberated the peninsula from the Nazi German occupation.
1 posted on 04/08/2014 12:23:18 AM PDT by goldstategop
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2 posted on 04/08/2014 12:30:39 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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Just in time to celebrate being reabsorbed into the Soviet Union (formerly known as Russia)


3 posted on 04/08/2014 12:31:23 AM PDT by Nifster
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Out of the clutches of one monster into the clutches of another monster.

What good fortune.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 12:31:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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And let’s keep an eye on the situation. I don’t foresee that Russia is going to deliver on all the sweet talk it gave to the Russian-leaning people of Crimea. Why should it? Crimea will now find itself the neglected stepchild.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 12:33:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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Lesser-known fact: When the Wehrmacht invaded the Ukraine, they had a large, and at first, very willing group of partisans that enthusiastically assisted the Nazis. But the “superior” Aryan race spurned the overtures of the “inferior” Slavics who made up the majority of the Ukrainian population of the time, and lost their very real advantage of surprise against Stalin in the winter of 1943. When the Red Army again took the offensive, a sizable portion of the Ukrainians fled with the Nazi army as it retreated, all the way back to the German homeland. This band of refugees had no illusions as to what would happen if the Red Army ever caught up with them, and considerable numbers were found in hiding in Western Germany in the years after the Allied Occupation. Most of them applied for and got a “stateless” designation, which meant that they would not be “repatriated” to the Ukraine, and thus delivered into the tender mercies of the Red Army once again.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 12:58:53 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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Out of the clutches of one monster into the clutches of another monster.

It's not an accurate description. "Back into the clutches of their native monster from the clutches of a foreign monster" would be the accurate.

7 posted on 04/08/2014 1:27:34 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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I don’t foresee that Russia is going to deliver on all the sweet talk it gave to the Russian-leaning people of Crimea.

Well, that's easy to check. Let's sit down and wait.

8 posted on 04/08/2014 1:29:00 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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Yup, Stalin's buddy Hitler invaded the Ukraine too. So the Ukrainians got raped four times. First by the Bolshevik commies, then by the NAZIS, then by the returning Soviets, now by Putin.
9 posted on 04/08/2014 1:40:29 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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The Ukes welcomed the Germans, until they got some experience with their ‘Einsatzgruppen.’
I remember a line from the movie ‘Enemy At The Gate’ (Stalingrad), Ron Perelman’s Russian sniper character, talking, about German telephone linemen: “They think of them like we think of the Ukrainians—expendable.”


10 posted on 04/08/2014 4:21:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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Always was and always will be


11 posted on 04/08/2014 12:08:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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