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Insight | Around Russia  | 04.10.22

Russia’s President Allowed Soldiers Serve Under Contract in FSB

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed a decree granting Russians the right to sign a contract to serve in the FSB (Federal Security Service). According to the document, conscript soldiers can also serve under contract in the special service and the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation.  As reminded, on August 12, Putin also

Business | Technology  | 03.10.22

Russian New Generation Equipment Received New Name

The Russian equipment of the new generation, which is being developed as a replacement for the “Ratnik” and “Sotnik” kits, will be called “Legioner” (“Legionnaire”), as reported by RIA Novosti with reference to its source in the military-industrial complex.  “A decision has been made on the name for the promising equipment of the soldier of

Moscow | Culture | Events | Visit  | 22.06.21

Memory Line: Moscow Lit 1,418 Candles in Memory of War Heroes

The annual action dedicated to the beginning of the Great Patriotic War is being held today in Russia in honour of the Day of Memory and Sorrow. Thus, country residents pay tribute to their ancestors who fell in the battles for the Fatherland. The selected number of candles (1,418) symbolizes the number of days of

Insight | Chelyabinsk  | 05.05.21

Ural Schoolchildren Found Soviet Soldiers’ Remains

Annually in Russia the action “Watch of Memory” is held, the purpose of which is to honour the memory of those who died during the war, chelTV reports. As a rule, it takes place several weeks before Victory Day. Participants from different regions of the country travel to the battlefield to look for the remains

Culture | Fun | Movies | Videos  | 29.04.21

Heart of a Soldier: War Film Released in Yakutia [Video]

The feature film “The Heart of a Soldier” based on the work of the Yakut writer, poet, and front-line soldier Timofey Smetanin, was released today in Yakutia, TASS reports with reference to the film’s director Ruslan Tarakhovsky.    The director said that there are two temporal parallels in the film. In one, Timofey Smetanin writes

Culture | Events | Visit  | 25.04.21

Red Army Soldiers’ Remains Buried on Mamayev Kurgan

The remains of 37 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942-1943 were solemnly buried on April 24, 2021, at the memorial cemetery located on the western slope of the Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, TASS reports.  “Today it is very important to preserve the memory of the historical heroism of our compatriots,

Culture | Events | Visit  | 24.04.21

Monument to Heroes Died on Ussuri River Appeared in Vladivostok

The monument to the defenders of the Fatherland who died in 1969 as a result of the border incident on the Ussuri River was opened in Vladivostok today, on April 24, 2021. The names of the senior lieutenants of the 57th frontier detachment, the Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously) Ivan Strelnikov, and the Commander

Culture | Visit  | 24.11.20

Russian Search Squads Identified Over 200 Dead Soldiers

Following the results of the “Memory Watch” this year, the search detachments recovered the remains of 1,558 Red Army soldiers, of which 238 names were identified, NevNov reports.   The search groups of Russia participating in the “Watch of Memory 2020”, have completed their fieldwork during which they managed to find the remains of 1,558 Red

Insight | Novosibirsk  | 28.03.20

Novosibirsk Women Offered Free Haircut for TV Premiere

The premiere of the reality series “Female Soldiers” will soon take place on TV. The residents of Novosibirsk are offered a free haircut which usually soldiers have in the army, the TNT TV channel press service reports.  Female Soldiers is the first project in which girls actually serve in the army. Participants voluntarily refused to

Fun | Movies  | 12.02.20

War Films in Moscow Cinemas on Defender of Fatherland Day

On the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, films about the war will be shown in 8 Moscow cinemas of the MosKino network from February 20 to 24. Viewers will see such works of art as “Officers”, “Soldier Ivan Brovkin”, “The Star” and many others.  The military drama “The Star” will be shown at

Events | Visit  | 21.01.20

Photo Exhibition in Memory of Holocaust Victims Opened in Moscow

A photo exhibition entitled “The Holocaust: Destruction, Liberation, Salvation”, dedicated to the memory of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops, opened on January 20, on Nikolskaya Street, reports VM.RU.  The exhibition collected materials from museums in more than 20 countries, highlighting in detail the role of the Red Army in the

Recommended | Insight | Around Russia  | 17.01.20

Letter from German Soldier Found in Tver Village

In the village of Emmaus, Tver Region, a letter from an unknown German soldier dated September 1943 was discovered. The find was reported by Tverlife on Friday, January 17, with reference to Sergei Bauer, a motorcycle restorer.  The letter was found in the attic of one of the old houses. The German probably addressed it