Inborn loyalty and ingenuity: how a tiny york became a US military hero

While on the coast of New Guinea during World War II, Ed Downey tried to get the jeep out of the mud and was shocked to hear a dog's whine coming from a nearby trench. Making his way through the tall weeds on that March day in 1944, he felt movement ...

Flag over Iwo Jima: how a Ukrainian immigrant became a hero of American history

On February 23, 1945, the Americans managed to take Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, a Japanese island. It was then that five American infantrymen and one sailor hoisted the American flag over the island. The senior in rank among the standard-bearers was Sergeant of Ukrainian origin Michael Strenk. This is a historic event ...

Russian-speaking Internet users staged a virtual siege of the White House

Russian-speaking Internet users staged a "virtual siege" on the White House's official social media accounts, Voice of America writes. They leave hundreds of comments expressing their dissatisfaction with a post published on Instagram by the White House, in which only the United Kingdom and the United States were named the victors of the Nazis. At the same time, the dissatisfied ...

Who defeated the Nazis: the United States and Russia argued about the role of the USSR in World War II

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, Russia and the United States again argued about the role of the USSR in World War II and its outcome. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) angrily responded to a White House tweet that named ...

'Save the honor of the people': World War II heroes fighting outside the front

Today is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. With deep gratitude to every soldier and officer who gave their life, health and peaceful sleep for the sake of a peaceful sky and the salvation of people, we decided on this day to remember those for whom this war has become ...

'Intelligence success of the century': the CIA overheard half the world using a device created by the Russians

For many decades, the intelligence services of Germany and the United States have been collecting classified information from other states, since they had direct access to the Swiss company that manufactures encryption equipment Crypto AG, the BBC writes. This firm has supplied encryption devices to governments of 120 countries since the beginning of the Cold War ...

The incredible story of WWII: 'I learned that my older sister is my mother'

When Albert Gilmour needed a birth certificate in order to marry, the woman whom he considered his older sister rather reluctantly gave him the document. When he uncovered the evidence, he understood why. It turned out that the man whom he had known for 21 years as an older sister was his ...

'Immortal Regiment' received official status in the United States

The International Initiative "Immortal Regiment", dedicated to honoring the memory of the participants in the Second World War, is officially registered in the United States as a public organization. Founded in 2012, the Immortal Regiment initiative is a unique event dedicated to honoring the memory of World War II veterans. In 2015, the share acquired an international ...

In Poland, they explained why they did not want to see Putin on the 80 anniversary of the start of World War II.

This year, Poland will host events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. The leaders of different countries are expected to take part in them. The Polish authorities considered the presence of the Russian president inappropriate, finding parallels in his policies and the actions of Adolf Hitler, writes ...

Opinion: if not for the United States, the Nazis would have wiped out Russia from the face of the earth

The merit of the Soviet Union in the victory in World War II is greatly exaggerated: if it were not for the Western allies, the USSR would never have held out against Nazi Germany. Blogger Dmitry Chernyshev expressed this opinion in his column for the "Observer" publication. Further - from ...

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