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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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...

    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...

    04/12/2005 9:38:33 AM PDT · by jb6 · 38 replies · 1,204+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2005-04-12 12:35 | Pyotr DUNAYEV
    MOSCOW, April 7 (Pyotr DUNAYEV, a war historian, retired colonel and World War II veteran, for RIA Novosti) - It was the last radiogram Paulus' staff received from Hitler. Chief of staff R. Schmidt handed it to Paulus saying: "Congratulations! You are General Field Marshal." Paulus was emotionless. The condition of his army group in Stalingrad was fatal. The staff located in the basement of a local department store was blocked, communication with German troops was lost and the snow-covered square was heaped up with bodies of dead German soldiers swarming with lice. I met veteran of the Battle of...
  • Russia to Erect Monument to WWII Figures

    03/31/2005 12:51:58 PM PST · by jb6 · 83 replies · 1,215+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | 31 March 05 | MARIA DANILOVA
    MOSCOW - The city formerly known as Stalingrad will erect a monument to Josef Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to honor their historic Yalta conference in 1945, the city's mayor said Thursday. AP Photo Volgograd Mayor Yevgeny Ishchenko also said his city is considering changing some street names in honor of the Battle of Stalingrad, which is widely considered a turning point in World War II. "We are talking about eternalizing the leaders of world powers, the powers that won in that war, about eternalizing a historic event," Ishchenko said. Zurab Tsereteli — a sculptor known for grandiose...

    10/09/2004 9:03:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 66 replies · 3,892+ views
    It Will Be the Death of Liberalism Written by Raymond Kraft Sunday, October 10, 2004 It Will Be the Death of Liberalism Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and defeat, and had sunk more than four hundred British ships in their convoys between England and America for food and war materials. Bushido Japan had overrun most of Asia, beginning in 1928, killing millions of civilians throughout China, and impressing millions more as slave labor. The United States was in an isolationist and pacifist mood, and most Americans...
  • Russia Says Could Strike 'Terrorist' Bases Anywhere

    09/08/2004 3:08:07 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 28 replies · 1,289+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9-8-04 | Reuters-Moscow
    Russia Says Could Strike 'Terrorist' Bases Anywhere 9 minutes ago Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo! MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is prepared to launch pre-emptive strikes on bases used for training militants anywhere in the world, a senior general was quoted as saying on Wednesday. "As for launching pre-emptive strikes on terrorist bases, we will carry out all measures to liquidate terrorist bases in any region of the world," General Yuri Baluevsky said, according to Russian news agencies. "However, this does not mean that we will launch nuclear strikes."
  • Russia's Putin orders 'Stalingrad' on tomb

    07/23/2004 6:40:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies · 1,313+ views
    AP ^ | July 23, 2004
    MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered that the name of Volgograd be removed from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and replaced with the city's previous name, Stalingrad. The measure echoes other symbolic decisions Putin has made in recent years, including resurrecting the music of the old Soviet national anthem and reinstating the Soviet-era red star as the Russian military's emblem. The move is aimed at "commemorating the fundamental turning point" of World War II, Putin said in the order. The battle that ended on Feb. 2, 1943, with German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus' surrender, killed about 1...
  • Volgagrad (Stalingrad) Soldier remains found

    05/07/2004 8:16:27 PM PDT · by RussianConservative · 25 replies · 422+ views
    Itar Tas | 7 May 04
    Remains of 230 Soviet soldiers lost during the WWII were found near the village of Kuzmichi 2004-05-06 19:58:11 Remains of 230 Soviet soldiers lost during the WWII were found near the village of Kuzmichi 2004-05-06 19:28:42
  • Fallujah Will Be Your Stalingrad, Americans Told

    04/25/2004 7:15:57 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 216+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-26-2004 | Toby Harnden
    Fallujah will be your Stalingrad, Americans told By Toby Harnden in Fallujah (Filed: 26/04/2004) On the dusty road to the Jordanian Hospital on the edge of besieged Fallujah a skull and crossbones flew defiantly from the bonnet of a US military Humvee yesterday as preparations were made for a renewed offensive. America's senior general described the city as a "huge rats' nest", while Col John Coleman, a US marine commander in Fallujah, suggested that it was a "centre of gravity" in the war against terrorism. A column of American marine vehicles at a base near Fallujah "As Fallujah goes, so...
  • 61st anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad

    02/02/2004 2:53:42 PM PST · by yankeedame · 30 replies · 943+ views
    Pravda ^ | Feb 02, 2004 | staff writer
    14:41 2004-02-02 61st anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad Today Russia marks the 61st anniversary of the defeat of the Nazi at Stalingrad. Stalingrad, which is located in the southeastern Russia on the Volga river, has become a symbol of Soviet heroism during the Second World War. The Soviet command was given and accomplished the task of preventing the Germans from crossing the Volga and advancing further into Russia. In February 1943, Nazi troops sustained their first big defeat. The Battle of Stalingrad signified a radical change in the war. Before that battle, Hitler's army was on the offensive, but...
  • Healing the wounds of Stalingrad

    02/11/2003 5:26:11 PM PST · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 288+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 12, 2003 | Ben Aris
    Veterans of one of history's bloodiest battles meet and remember after 60 years. Ben Aris reports from Volgograd In the snow and icy winds of the midwinter Russian steppe, German veterans of the battle of Stalingrad returned to the scene of their defeat 60 years ago. Past enmities were forgotten as the men, most of them in their 80s, were reunited with their former opponents in the Red Army and talked of the hardships both sides went through. The battle began in August and Hitler assumed that the city would fall within a few weeks, so the German 6th Army...
  • Russians refighting the battle for Stalingrad

    02/04/2003 7:30:09 AM PST · by Loyalist · 60 replies · 1,695+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 4, 2003 | Mark MacKinnon
    Russians refighting the battle for Stalingrad We know what city we were defending and it wasn't Volgograd, survivors say By MARK MACKINNON MOSCOW -- Valentin Spiridonov was 21 years old when he arrived as an infantryman on the front lines of the 20th century's bloodiest battle. The battle for Stalingrad was a fight like none he or anyone else had ever seen. More than two million Soviet and German soldiers died in house-to-house warfare that engulfed every building and lasted 200 days and nights. Many froze to death as temperatures hit -40 as the battle stretched through the winter of...
  • The best tank in the world?

    12/11/2002 11:33:26 AM PST · by sonofatpatcher2 · 157 replies · 2,346+ views
    World's Armed Forces Site ^ | 13 November 2002 | Maverick
    What do you all think is the best tank in the world, now and before of cause. I´m from Germany so for me it´s clear. The Leopard 2A5 ist the best tank the world has ever known. We also produced some great tanks like the Tiger or Panther, for Expert´s the Henschel Sturmtiger and the Köngistiger are the ancestors of all modern tanks and the Us and Russia have stolen our ideas.
  • 60 Years Ago Today: Red Army Counteroffensive at Stalingrad Begins

    11/19/2002 12:03:21 PM PST · by alex · 34 replies · 849+ views
    It happend 11/19/1942.