All Posts Tagged With: "Victory Day"

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Occupier Day

Despite the abysmal living conditions of Russia’s veterans, the Kremlin routinely jumps at the chance to showcase them during annual Victory Day celebrations. But as Garry Kasparov argues, the real affront to the country’s veterans is far more sinister.

May 11, 2011 | Continued
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Victory Day, or a Holiday of Militarism?

Journalist and military expert Aleksandr Golts explores why Moscow insists on showing off its anitquated military equipment every Victory Day while failing to help bring society together with the natural feeling of unity the holiday evokes.

May 10, 2011 | Continued
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Stalin Controversies Abound in Victory Day Run-Up

Human rights advocates are voicing outrage at a St. Petersburg city bus covered with a gigantic picture of Josef Stalin, while oppositionists in Moscow ask the president to officially denounce the Soviet dictator.

May 6, 2010 | Continued
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Luzhkov Promises Moscow Will See More of Stalin

Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov says that as an admirer of objective history, he plans from now on to use pictures of Josef Stalin in various celebrations put on by the city.

Mar 3, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow to Display Informational Posters Gloryfing Stalin

Rights activists are furious at a decision by Moscow city officials to construct informational stalls with posters glorifying Josef Stalin’s role in winning World War II.

Feb 18, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Communists Criticize Kremlin on Victory Day

May 9th marked Victory Day in Russia, commemorating victory over Nazi Germany in WWII. The Communist Party held a demonstration critical of authorities, as a display of military technology rolled through Moscow’s Red Square.

May 9, 2008 | Continued