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  • I’ve Been to War But I Cannot Imagine the Hell That Was Stalingrad

    12/02/2016 2:42:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 2, 2016 | Daniel L. Davis
    Since July 2012, the world has watched in horror as the once-beautiful and vibrant Syrian city of Aleppo has been transformed into a perpetual battlefield. Those killed in Aleppo, as well as throughout the rest of Syria during the civil war, are reported to be approximately 300,000. During the U.S.-led war in Iraq from 2003–11, one study reported that 405,000 Iraqis were killed directly and indirectly as a result of the war, and from 2001–15, an additional 91,991 people were killed due to war in Afghanistan, for a three-country total, over a 15-year period, of 796,991. As staggering as the...
  • Return of Stalingrad? Putin backs vote to change Russian city's name from Volgograd to Stalingrad

    06/12/2014 1:22:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Ukraine News One ^ | Jun 9, 2014 | Ukraine News One
    Volgograd may become Stalingrad once again after Russian President Vladimir Putin indicated he was in in favour of a referendum to change the name back in honour of the battle which precipitated the end of WWII. Putin offered his support for the referendum idea from a group of Russian WWII veterans he met during a D-Day anniversary event in France on Sunday. The idea is not new but never proved popular enough to be adopted. However, with a wave of patriotism washing over Russia that may be changing.
  • The film that makes Private Ryan look like kids' stuff: The Russians are coming...

    02/27/2014 6:38:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2014 | Max Hastings
    A handful of soldiers, beleaguered by a Nazi host in a wrecked city apartment building, prepare to sell their lives dearly on celluloid. Does the scenario sound familiar? It should. For 70 years, the British and Americans have been making heroic movies about World War II, some of which are etched in our culture. But now for something different: Russian film-makers have got in on the act. They have created a 3D epic set for the film Stalingrad, about the most famous battle in their history, and the movie has become one of the biggest domestic box office hits of...
  • Backgrounder: A History of Recent Jihad in Russia

    12/30/2013 9:08:01 AM PST · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 30 December 2013 | Unattributed
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has carefully cultivated a tough-guy image, but the reality, at least in terms of his response to Jihad has been something different. Many in the US assume that Putin will act forcefully to punish those who were behind the two Islamikaze bombings in Volgograd this week, but history tells us that he won’t. Many in the West assume simple-mindedly that the Jihadist assault on Russia is tied to separatist “rebels” in Chechnya. But Jihad goes way beyond localized disputes and the Jihadists don’t just have their sights set on Chechnya; they see the site of the...
  • Volgograd suicide bomber's identity confirmed, photos now public

    12/30/2013 12:37:48 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 30 replies
    VOR ^ | 29 December 2013, 18:52
    The suicide bomber who set off a 10kg TNT charge today in the southern Russian city of Volgograd had officially been identified as Oksana Aslanova, a 26-year-old Tabasaran national from Turkmenistan, the Voice of Russia's source reports. An explosion rocked the railway station in Volgograd at 12:45 Moscow Time on Sunday, December 29th . According to the latest reports, 14 people were killed and dozens injured. One of the current version of events, the terrorist attack was carried out by Oksana Aslanova from Daghestan but that information needs to be confirmed,” the source said. The woman was married to a...
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...
  • Suspected 'Black Widow' suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia (near 2014 Winter Olympics)

    10/21/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    A suspected "Black Widow" female suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern Russia city of Volgograd today, not far from Sochi, the site of the February 2014 Winter Olympics. The attack is the first such incident in the region in over a year. According to Russia's Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus. Identity documents found near the blast site indicated...
  • Russia marks 70th anniversary of end of Battle of Stalingrad, a turning point in WWII

    02/02/2013 7:38:39 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 12 replies
    AP via Canada.com ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | Alex Zemlianichenko
    VOLGOGRAD, Russia - An aged T-34 tank clattered into the centre of the southern Russian city once known as Stalingrad and soldiers dressed in World War II-era uniforms marched solemnly as Russia marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of modern warfare's bloodiest battles. President Vladimir Putin came to the city later Saturday to take part in the commemorations, including a visit to the famous hilltop memorial complex surmounted by a towering 87-meter (280-foot) statue of a sword-wielding woman representing the motherland. "Stalingrad will forever remain a symbol of unity and invincibility of our people, a symbol of...
  • Battle for Stalingrad: 70 years After

    11/27/2012 4:46:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    English Russia ^ | 11-21-12 | CJ
    19th of November, 1942. 7:30 a.m. The air over Stalingrad started shaking. Volleys of thousands of artillery shells marked the beginning of the “Uranus” operation – a counter-offensive one, which became a radical turn in the Second World War. Seventy years have passed and last Sunday there was held a reconstruction in Volgograd devoted to that battle.
  • Tanks-snow-and-movie-shooting (new Stalingrad movie being filmed in Russia)

    01/12/2012 3:47:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies · 1+ views
    EnglishRussia ^ | 12-29-11 | Kulchik
    Shooting the Life And Fate movie took place at a tank range Alabino. Welcome to the movie set with a lot of tanks, snow and other interesting things.
  • Newsweek Political Correspondent: Losing Olympics Good for Obama

    It goes without saying the Obama-loving media will be in full damage control mode this weekend trying to spin Friday's announcement that Chicago will not be the host of the 2016 Olympics, but this one has to take the cake: Losing the Olympics Bid Is Good for Obama
  • WWII Stalingrad 1942[Models][Heavy Graphic Warning]

    05/21/2009 9:23:12 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,378+ views
    Flickr ^ | Nov 2007 | sspz101
    German Officers observing battlefield with personal body guards and German medic attending to wounded German SS squads attacking through destroyed buildings with many casualties as a German Panzerfaust moves in to take out Russian T-34 Hand to hand combat on the battlefield - Germans attacking Soviets Soviet M-19 heavy machine gun crew firing rapidly on advancing Germans German motorcycle team and paratroopers planning a right side flank on the Russians Russian infantry and a female sniper have Germans in their gunsights as their Comrades lay dead from gunfire Destroyed Church and buildings and fallen telephone as Germans advance through Stalingad...
  • Today In History - February 2, 1943 - Fall Of Stalingrad

    02/02/2007 6:42:17 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 9 replies · 362+ views
    2/02/07
    On February 2 1943, German Field Marshal Paulus, his forces battered and surrounded by superior Russian forces, surrenders the 6th Army at Stalingrad. Days earlier, the Russians had captured the main German airfields at Pitomnik and Gumbrak, cutting off any possibility of resupply to the 6th Army. It was estimated that anywhere from 91000 to 110000 German soldiers (and 22 generals) surrendered. They were sent to labor camps and many died of disease or malnutrition. The last prisoners were released in 1955.
  • Stalingrad on the Tigris

    12/05/2006 11:49:27 AM PST · by Jomini · 167 replies · 5,412+ views
    Washington Daily News ^ | December 5, 2006 | Greg Dority
    It is time for the American Army to withdraw from Iraq. Like the German Sixth Army, a few months before its annihilation at the decisive World War II battle of Stalingrad, U.S. forces now find themselves locked in an urban battle with a highly motivated local defender while depending upon an increasingly vulnerable supply line. This is a recipe for disaster. The war is lost for America. It need not have been, but now it is. Like the Germans at Stalingrad, the Americans have frittered away their strategic advantages and now fight with the initiative ceded to the enemy. Just...
  • Marine Shares Life Experiences through Corps, Old Country

    07/26/2006 10:43:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Defense News ^ | Cpl. Joel Abshier
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., July 26, 2006 — A 12-year-old from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics exits a commercial flight in Detroit during 1988 and steps foot on U.S. soil for the first time. More than 18 years later, that 12-year-old boy is now walking full stride amongst his brothers-in-arms within the Corps. Lance Cpl. Dennis Greenberg, an administrative clerk with the Group Consolidated Administration Center, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, has led many walks of life that ultimately led him to being an enlisted Marine at Camp Lejeune. “Life is full of challenging journeys and changes,”...
  • Fifty Years Later, Russians Regard Stalin Positively

    03/04/2006 9:04:56 AM PST · by lizol · 39 replies · 846+ views
    Angus Reid ^ | March 4, 2006
    Fifty Years Later, Russians Regard Stalin Positively March 4, 2006 (Angus Reid Global Scan) – Many adults in Russia think the tenure of one of the most notorious Soviet leaders was beneficial, according to a poll by the Public Opinion Foundation. 47 per cent of respondents believe Josef Stalin played a positive role in the country’s history. Stalin was the second leader of the Soviet Union, taking over after the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924. Stalin was responsible for a series of repressive campaigns—known as the Great Purge—during the 1930s. During his tenure, Stalin eliminated all possible political opposition...
  • Eleven Cities Want Dem Convention in 2008

    02/28/2006 11:37:13 AM PST · by rebrane · 40 replies · 2,338+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | Will Lester
    WASHINGTON Feb 27, 2006 (AP)-- Eleven cities have shown interest in playing host to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, twice the number of cities that applied to get the 2004 gathering. The DNC initially sent out letters to more than 30 cities, giving them an overview and finding out their level of interest. The 11 cities that said they were interested: Anaheim, Calif.; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Las Vegas; Minneapolis; New Orleans; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and San Antonio. Some of the cities are in critical swing states like Florida and Arizona, while others are in population centers like New...
  • Stalingrad Medic says Mass for Fallen

    05/12/2005 7:36:45 PM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 8 replies · 509+ views
    Northern Osetia News ^ | May 3rd, 2005 | Yelena Tolokonnikova
    Original Title:"Now I pray for those who died before my eyes...""Sixteen boyhood years..." An age when others playfully run after a football with their peers, the first desperately shy invitations of neighbor girls to a cinema on Sunday, reading Robert Louis Stevenson and Jules Verne. For others, in a different life, a peaceful one. Young graduate of school number 5, Vladikavkaz resident Lev Temirov, is now a priest of the Ilinskaya church, but at that age, during the days of fiery '42, Father Levan went to travel frontline roads. To travel these with honor. This junior medic was called to...
  • Ghosts of Stalingrad still haunt site of epic World War II battle

    05/06/2005 3:22:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 783+ views
    AFP ^ | May 5,2005
    Ghosts of Stalingrad still haunt site of epic World War II battle Thu May 5,2005 Volgograd may have been rebuilt from scratch after 1945, but the city once called Stalingrad is still haunted by the ghosts of World War II's watershed battle which saw Nazi Germany's first crushing defeat. "The whole city is a memorial," said Mikhail Godun, a young fireman who spends much of his free time digging up the remains of those who fell during the brutal, 200-day clash. What was arguably the mother of all World War II battles -- and Soviet victories -- claimed the lives...
  • PENAL BATTALIONS BREACHING ENEMY DEFENCES (Harsh Truth of the WWII Eastern Front)

    04/29/2005 11:37:51 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 3 replies · 939+ views
    Voice of Russia ^ | Jan 23, 2003 | Voice of Russia
    The hot summer of 1942. Thousands of Soviet troops were retreating in confusion amid huge clouds of dust. Air space was dominated by German “Junkers” dive-bombers and “Messerschmitt” fighters. The impression was that of chaos, total confusion and the worst moments of 1941, when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. Military archives still have quite a few sternly-worded cabled demands by the then Soviet leader Joseph Stalin that the army group commanders should check the troop retreat, bring order out of chaos, fight to the last ditch and not to withdraw from the positions held. Stalin is fed up with...