The Potsdam conference was a unique phenomenon in history when the world powers with different interests and values, uniting against a common enemy, easily came to a consensus at the negotiating table, said to RIA Novosti on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the conference, the head of the scientific Department of the Russian military historical society (rvio), Yury Nikiforov.
Conference of the heads of the victorious powers in world war II took place in Potsdam in 20 kilometers from Berlin, from 17 July to 2 August 1945. The Soviet delegation was headed by Joseph Stalin, American — Harry Truman, British — first Winston Churchill and then Clement Attlee.
The title Generalissimo will reappear in Russia only in the event of a major war, now it needs no, told RIA Novosti chief specialist of the scientific Department of RVIA Denis Shpola.
The title of Generalissimo was abolished after the October revolution and the newly introduced 75 years ago, on 26 June 1945, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
In the town of Bor Nizhny Novgorod region opened a monument to Joseph Stalin. According to "Kommersant", a monument was erected on the land, which is owned by a local businessman and head of the Department of the Communist party Alexei Sorovo.
In the opening ceremony, which was held yesterday, was attended by several hundred people. The monument is made of concrete and painted in bronze color. Stalin is depicted in a full-length overcoat and cap, the height of the statue with the pedestal is about three meters.
The ceremonial uniforms in the red army due to the Parade on 24 June 1945, during which the Soviet leadership sought to show an army of winners with the best hand, said to RIA Novosti Vladimir Afanasiev, chief researcher at the Central Museum of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation.
The historian said that while in fact before the parade introduced a new form, by and large it was a modified casual form, made of best material (thick cotton and thin wool), the main manufacturer of the parade uniform was the clothing factory "Bolshevichka".
Resurrection Cathedral or the main temple of the Russian Armed forces was opened to public access the Day of memory and grief – June 22. The RIA Novosti correspondent visited the Cathedral together with the head of the arts Council for the construction of Archpriest Leonid Kalinin, and found the meaning of the symbolism of the Cathedral as the main temple of the Armed forces can reconcile believers and atheists.
Entering the temple-meets-huge – gold – the figure of "Christ is Risen" against the blue-black sky. "Night, only that the risen Christ over the city of Jerusalem, with one hand bless us, and the other holds a sealed scroll, in which the mystery of the next century," Leonid Kalinin, who also heads the expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration.
One of the generals at a reception in the Kremlin after the Victory Parade in June 1945, be drunk, tried several times to clink with the Supreme commander Joseph Stalin, but the drawing thing is a joke, dodged these attempts, told RIA Novosti the grandson of an eyewitness of the event, participant of the parade Colonel-General Kuzma Trubnikov Yury Trubnikov.
At the Victory Parade on 24 June 1945 Kuzma Trubnikov was headed composite regiment of the 2nd Belorussian front. The next day, the Soviet government set up in the Kremlin reception in honor of yesterday's Victory Parade. The reception was attended by over 2.5 thousand people, while it was a concert with participation of the best Soviet artists.
The critical situation in Sredneuralskaya convent, with the refusal of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) to submit to the ecclesiastical power, demonstrates the growing in the Church the problem of sladostrastno is wrong and dangerous practice of spiritual mentoring and this should be subject to the General ecclesiastical discussions, according to Russian sectologists.
Earlier, the Yekaterinburg diocese has banned the serving of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) after he in his homily said that the Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation" and urged his parishioners to go out. He also cursed all who advocate the closure of churches. Sredneuralsky in the monastery, where he served Romanov, at his request are now entered on-duty with the involvement of activists. According to the diocese, the legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery.
A number of claims to Joseph Stalin fair, including repression, but he saw that the Soviet Union want to be left alone with Germany, wanted to gain time, wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an article for the American edition the National Interest.
"Stalin and his entourage really deserve many reasonable charges. We remember the crimes committed by the regime against its own people, and the horror of mass repressions. In other words, there are many things you can accuse the Soviet leaders, but poor understanding of the nature of external threats is not included in their number," - wrote the President of the Russian Federation.
The thirtieth of may is celebrated the 75th anniversary of the tragic episode in post-war Europe — the so-called Brunn death March.
Frankly, this event is not so widely covered by European media as "Stalin's deportation of peoples" or anti-Soviet myths about the war, particularly active unwinding in recent years. It and is clear: some historical facts do not fit into the modern European narrative about the fault of the USSR for everything that happened before and after the Second world war. And their discussion inevitably leads one to ask what is trying to accuse Soviet Russia, if it turns out that Stalin's policy on deportations along ethnic lines was not only commonplace for post-war Europe, but was also more humane in the background of the ethnic cleansing that created the state, now very actively accusing Moscow.