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The atomic bombing of Nagasaki 9 August 1945

The city of Nagasaki is situated on the West of the island of Kyushu in Japan and is the administrative centre of the homonymous Prefecture. The city arose on the site of the fishing village, and was one of the main points you used contacts of Japan with foreign countries. During the isolation period of Japan, Nagasaki was the only port through which conducted limited trade with the Dutch and Chinese.

With the beginning of world war II, Nagasaki is not only not lost its significance as a major sea port, but also gained the important military significance because of the many industries operating in the city, first of all, shipbuilding, weapons and steel factories.

Investigators began removing the remains of those killed by the Nazis at Stalingrad

Russia's investigative Committee in the case of genocide in the years of the great Patriotic war began removing the remains of victims killed by the Nazis at Stalingrad, interviewed witnesses of the killings, reported on the Agency's website.

Earlier it was reported that the UK opened a criminal case on the genocide of the people of Stalingrad by the Nazis in 1942-43.

In RVIO called the desecration of the monument to Rokossovsky to Poland madness

A mockery of a monument to Rokossovsky is insane, you need to start the investigation, and the monument to be restored and returned to the place said on Friday, RIA Novosti expert of the Russian military historical society (RVIA) Nikita storms.

In the night of Thursday memorial cemetery in Legnica in the West of Poland, unknown stole a sculpture of Konstantin Rokossovsky with the municipal cemetery. Later, a headless sculpture was found on a city street.

"The blow was terrible:" who attacked the Soviet Union after the Victory in 1945

Transfer powerful groups across the country, a surprise attack and complete defeat of the vast army of the enemy in less than a month — exactly 75 years ago, July 30, 1945, in the far East have formed the Main command of the Soviet troops. A few days began the Manchurian strategic operation. About how the Soviet Union helped the Anglo-American allies to defeat Japan — in the material RIA Novosti.

Focused on the far East, Soviet troops commanded by Marshal Aleksandr Vasilevsky, in early July, arrived in Chita. The actions of the Navy and the air force was coordinated by Admiral of the fleet Nikolai Kuznetsov and air chief Marshal Nikolay Novikov.

In Samara opened the bust of Hero of the Soviet Union Vasily Margelov

A bust of the commander of the airborne troops, hero of the Soviet Union Vasily Margelov opened in Samara, said on Sunday the press service of the Central military district.

"In Samara in Victory Park inaugurated a bust of the commander of airborne troops General of the army Vasily Margelov", - stated in the message.

Estonia has reburied the remains of Soviet soldiers 98

98 the remains of the Soviet soldiers on Friday reburied in a mass grave in the cemetery of the village of sinimäe near Narva, said a member of the Board of the Estonian Narva Kand, which is engaged in exploration works, Daniil Galitsky.

According to him, 98 the remains of Soviet soldiers killed in 1944 during the liberation of Narva, was discovered by searchers over the last three years. The search was conducted in the surroundings of Narva, where there was very heavy fighting and losses were great.

Poland becomes an instrument of the West against Russia, the politician said

Poland, on the state level engaged in falsification of facts relating to the Second world war, now becomes a weapon that the West is using against Russia on the field of history, said Polish politician, former Deputy of the Sejm, Mateusz Piskorski.

He spoke Friday at the international online round table "memory of the liberation of Central and Eastern Europe from Nazism", organized by the Russian historical society.

In the Krasnodar region opened a monument to the victims of the Holocaust

Monument to Jews executed by the Nazis in 1942 in the village of Novoshcherbinovskaya, Krasnodar Krai, opens on Thursday at the initiative of local residents, said the press service of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC).

A memorial in the City opened the burial place of the 202 people who were executed by the Nazis on 8 September 1942. Most of them were Jewish refugees from the territory of modern Moldova and Romania.

The historian urged not to idealize the parties to assassinate Hitler

The death of Adolf Hitler during the assassination attempt in 1944, could significantly affect the course of world war II, but to idealize the conspirators is not necessary: they had a "classic coup d'etat", said the RIA Novosti expert of the Russian military historical society (RVIA) Nikita storms.

The conspiracy of July 20, also known as "operation Valkyrie", was planned by high-ranking officers of the Wehrmacht. He called for the assassination of Hitler and overthrow the Nazi government. However, the bomb explosion in the rate of the "Wolfschanze" in East Prussia on 20 July 1944, organized by Claus von Stauffenberg, did not solve the problem with the elimination of the Nazi dictator - Hitler was only wounded. The plot failed. The majority of participants were executed, their relatives arrested.

The historian said the reason for the failure of the putsch against Hitler in 1944

Error of the conspirators, their indecision and tardiness have led to the fact that the only attempt to overthrow the power of the Nazis in Germany, which was accompanied by an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944, failed, told RIA Novosti German historian, Professor at the Institute of the Friedrich Meinecke the Free University of Berlin Arnd Bauerkemper.

The conspiracy of July 20, also known as "operation Valkyrie", was planned by high-ranking officers of the Wehrmacht - the army of Nazi Germany. He called for the assassination of Hitler and overthrow the Nazi government. However, the bomb explosion in the rate of the "Wolfschanze" in East Prussia, which led to the deaths of four people, has not solved the problem with the elimination of the Nazi dictator - Hitler was only wounded. Supporting troops of the conspirators in Berlin were not successful. Most of the participants of the conspiracy were executed, their relatives arrested.

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