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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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Charisma, we were told in the first of this three-part series, is not a quality that exists independently, but is a contract between two parties. In the case of Adolf Hitler, the contract was between one man and an entire nation.
Sunday 25 November 2012
China has carried out its first successful landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier.
Saturday 24 November 2012
This stark novel of deprivation and survival makes us see, and feel, the reality of the camps
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.
Saturday 20 October 2012
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.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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