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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Friday 24 May 2013
Where are you now and what can you see? I'm in the Dutch "highlands". No windmills but beautiful "Ruysdael" clouds drifting over.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Shaun Walker meets the Communist party faithful as the Soviet leader goes back on display
Russia homophobic murder: Two detained after man is beaten and tortured to death in anti-gay attack in Volgograd
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Victim had been drinking with two men, who allegedly started beating him when he revealed he was gay
Monday 13 May 2013
The 1970s “celebrity terrorist” Ilich Ramirez Sanchez – better known as “Carlos the Jackal” – complained on Monday that the Venezuelan government was trying to sabotage his appeal against life imprisonment in France.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Barbara Hewson made the controversial suggestion in an article for the online magazine 'Spiked'
Alexander Lebedev appears in court over punching property tycoon Sergei Polonsky on Russian television show
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Alexander Lebedev, the Russian businessman whose family owns The Independent, appeared in a Moscow courtroom today to hear charges read against him that could land him in prison for up to five years.
Friday 12 April 2013
Where once China bought electricity from its neighbour, now it sells used clothing. Clifford Coonan reports from Tumen
Thursday 11 April 2013
A former Soviet soldier presumed dead for 33 years has spoken of how he embraced Islam and turned his gun on his countrymen after he was shot, left for dead by his unit, and nursed back to health in a remote Afghan village.
Saturday 30 March 2013
A detective on the side of the angels
Sunday 24 March 2013
Barentsburg in the Svalbard archipelago is a curious Soviet relic best explored by snowmobile, says Chris Leadbeater
Thursday 14 March 2013
British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to “impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people” and was “unwinnable in military terms”, according to a damning report by the Ministry of Defence.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
The navy has reportedly lost three of its carefully trained “killer” dolphins. The defence ministry has denied the reports and refused to confirm that its navy uses dolphins, but the loss has been widely reported in the country, and former naval officers said dolphins often went missing during exercises to look for mates.
Thursday 07 March 2013
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has condemned Kremlin-backed laws passed in Russia as an “attack on the rights of citizens”.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
A former Soviet soldier who went missing more than three decades ago during Moscow’s ill-fated invasion of Afghanistan has been found alive and well near the city of Herat.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Blackpool 0 Leicester City 0
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
David Cameron says anyone criticising Eric Pickles' letter to Muslims 'really has a problem'
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- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 Nineteen-year-old student left gifts for parents before taking her own life
- 4 Deliberately urinating before sex can increase risk of urinary tract infections