MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops clad in World War II-era uniforms marched Thursday across Moscow’s Red Square in a reconstruction of a legendary wartime parade. The Nov. 7, 1941, parade saw Red Army soldiers move directly to the front line in the Battle of Moscow, becoming a symbol of Soviet valor and tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds. The Nazi forces approached Moscow in October 1941 as the Red Army suffered a series of devastating defeats after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. They came as close as 30 kilometers (less than 19 miles) to the city in some areas and Nazi officers were able to see Moscow’s landmarks in binoculars. As Moscow’s fate was hanging in the balance, Soviet leader Josef Stalin ordered the parade to boost morale of the city’s defenders. The Soviet command eventually managed to bring in fresh troops from the country’s east and launch a counteroffensive that drove the Nazis back. It was the Nazis’ … [Read more...] about Russia re-enacts legendary World War II parade in Moscow
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Israel's attacks against Syria are a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and only serve to escalate tensions in the region, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday. "Recently, the intensity of Israeli rocket and bomb attacks on Syrian territory have increased sharply...This development evokes the most serious concern and opposition in Moscow. We consider it critically important to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic and other states in the region," the foreign ministry said. "In the meantime, Israel's actions only add to tensions and strength the potential for conflict around Syria, and run counter to efforts to normalise the situation, achieve stability in Syria, and see a political settlement reached in this country," the ministry added. On Wednesday DETAILS TO FOLLOW … [Read more...] about Moscow Condemns Israel’s Violation of Syrian Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity in Wake of Attacks
There is a compelling, two-word explanation for why Roman Abramovich is apparently having difficulties renewing his British visa: Vladimir Putin. According to reports from Moscow, Abramovich was unable to watch his Chelsea team’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley because his investor’s visa expired last month. His private Boeing jet has not been back to the UK since 1 April. It is uncertain whether the oligarch’s visa woes are temporary and soon to be resolved, or something more permanent akin to a de facto ban. Abramovich has declined to comment. His representatives have said merely, and tactfully, that the process is taking a little longer than usual. Either way, the delay appears to be the result of a new, tougher stance against Russian nationals by the British authorities in the wake of the attempted murder in March of the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. Relations between London … [Read more...] about Is Abramovich at last paying the price for being too close to Putin?
March 9, 2020 is set to be one of the most unpleasant dates in the Kremlin's diary. On this day, a court in the Hague will start hearing the case against those suspected of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine on July 17, 2014. 298 passengers and crew died when the airliner was hit by a surface-to-air BUK missile over the territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists. The Dutch-led International Joint Investigation Team (JIT) claims the missile launcher was brought into Ukraine from Russia. So far the JIT has talked about four suspects who will in all probability be tried in absentia — three Russian citizens and one Ukrainian. All have murky post-Soviet military biographies and none is known to the wider public. New twists and turns However, recent JIT revelations may change this picture. On their website, the investigators published recordings of intercepted telephone conversations between the pro-Russian rebels and, among others, Russian Defense … [Read more...] about Opinion: Specter of MH17 haunts Kremlin
WEYMOUTH, MA — Eros Ramazzotti. Jurassic World. Michael Buble. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. These are just a few of the big-ticket events coming up in the Weymouth area — and seats are going fast! See our weekly roundup of local events below, courtesy of Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork, for the latest ticket prices and deals. Want to check out more great events in your area? Click here to find local tickets. (Pro tip: Enter the promo code "PatchTickets10" at checkout to get 10 percent off!)CONCERTS | LATIN Eros Ramazzotti When: Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 | 8:00 pmWhere: Wang Theater At The Boch Center, Boston, MAPrice: $57 and upJurassic World When: Thursday, Apr 2, 2020 | 7:00 pmWhere: Agganis Arena, Boston, MAPrice: $37 and upSPORTS | HOCKEY Boston Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres When: Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 | 7:00 pmWhere: TD Garden, Boston, MAPrice: $27 and upCONCERTS | POP / ROCK Michael Buble When: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 | 8:00 pmWhere: TD Garden, Boston, … [Read more...] about Eros Ramazzotti, Jurassic World & More Coming To Weymouth Area