One of the most brutal battles of the Second World War was the Nazi offensive against Stalingrad where atrocities were committed on both sides and the soldiers also had to contend with starvation and freezing conditions during a lengthy siege.
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Saturday 17 November 2012
Russia kept up its criticism of the United States over the Magnitsky Act on Friday, as the legislation won overwhelming approval from the US House of Representatives.
Thursday 15 November 2012
A new law broadening the definition of treason was introduced yesterday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who say it will be used to silence his critics and that almost anyone in contact with foreigners will be at risk.
Friday 02 November 2012
What to see and where to be seen
Tuesday 30 October 2012
The muddy slush numbed the feet. Voices trembled, not because of the freezing cold but because of the weight of their words.
Friday 26 October 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is pushing for the integration of former Soviet states modeled on the European Union, said Thursday "one could simply die" listening to "27 countries and 27 languages" in EU debates.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Svetozar Gligoric was among the world's top 10 chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and was considered one of the world's best players never to win the world championship, although he did go close.
Friday 19 October 2012
Dynamo Moscow's president has vowed to find and punish fans who shot at players using paintball rifles at the soccer club's training ground earlier today.
Monday 15 October 2012
Monday 15 October 2012
The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin was dismantled in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, yesterday. The monument was hoisted off its plinth in a park and dropped on to a flat-bed lorry at a ceremony attended by the Mayor, Bat-Uul Erdene.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Maksim Bakiyev faces extradition to the US, charged with conspiracy to defraud and perverting the course of justice
Monday 08 October 2012
A Georgian woman who claimed to be 132-years-old - making her the world’s oldest human being ever - has died.
Saturday 29 September 2012
A superb study in the savagery of Soviet invasion and occupation of the Eastern bloc
Saturday 25 August 2012
How an Aylesbury doctor's idea to help injured servicemen recover from the Second World War spawned a festival of sport
Tuesday 14 August 2012
A warplane that came down in an eastern province crashed because of a technical failure and its pilot ejected, according to state media, while rebels claim they shot it down and captured the pilot.
Monday 13 August 2012
Four years on, the basketball narrative is much the same. The United States are again Olympic champions and Spain, while threatening that dominance, remain inferior. The US have now won men's gold at five out of the last six Games.
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