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Victory Day

As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission

Nicholas Nazar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Nicholas Nazar

As we remember those who gave their all to ensure our freedoms and liberties, let us also guard against clever appropriations of the memory of blood and sacrifice for political ends.

How Putin Used VE Day to Equate the Victory Over Fascism With the Fight in Ukraine

Alexander Golts | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Alexander Golts

MOSCOW -- Putin's goal was to convince average Russians to equate the nearly holy war against fascism with the regime's current escapade in Ukraine. Kremlin spin doctors have been reinforcing that association for months with a constant torrent of claims that Ukraine is besieged with "fascist sentiment," which is attempting to justify Hitler's atrocities.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

The Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Brian Kahn | Posted 07.26.2014 | World
Brian Kahn

As a lawyer, I long ago learned an important lesson: If you want to settle an argument, take time to figure out how the other side sees the facts. You...

Celebrating Victory Day Beyond The Red Square Parade & Glinting Gold Medals

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

Victory Day marks the end of the Great Patriotic War after Germany's surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945.

LOOK: Russia Gets Out The Big Guns For Victory Day

Posted 05.09.2014 | World

Whipping up both fear and hope in Ukraine, Russia put on a massive display of military muscle on Friday for a holiday celebrating the Soviet victory o...

Foreign 'Saboteurs' Blamed For Ukraine State TV Outage

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

KIEV, May 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine's security service said on Friday foreign "saboteurs" had knocked out state television transmissions for several hou...

Russia Flexes Military Muscle On Victory Day

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones Thursday as Russia flexed its military muscle on the anniversary o...

LOOK: Europe Celebrates V-E Day

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | World

-- With flowers, flames and teary eyes, veterans, soldiers and European leaders celebrated peace in ceremonies around the continent marking the 68th ...

From the Lion's Den: An Open Letter (and Invitation) to Vietnam Veterans

Mark A. Ashwill | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Mark A. Ashwill

What America owes Vietnam it can never repay, though there are many Americans in the U.S. and Vietnam today, including veterans, who are striving mightily and in myriad ways to contribute to the physical and spiritual healing process.

Emma Diab

Giving Special Needs Kids A Day In The Sun

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Diab | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact

Eighth grader Tyler Sutherby does not talk much. He does not like to be touched, and he has only mastered reading at a first-grade level. But when...

PHOTOS: Putin's Patriotic Victory Day Parade

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage and Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, May 9 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin, speaking in Moscow's Red Square with ...

2-Time Cancer Survivor Launches Nationwide Football Event For Kids With Special Needs

Trenton Patch | Posted 03.15.2012 | Impact

When middle school teacher and varsity football coach Aaron Segedi, 36, hatched the idea for Victory Day in 2009, he had no idea he would be speaking ...

PHOTOS: Russia, Ukraine Mark 66th Anniversary Of Nazi Surrender

Posted 07.09.2011 | World

MOSCOW (AP) - Tens of thousands of granite-faced soldiers marched in lockstep across Red Square Monday in Russia's annual Victory Day display of milit...

U.S. Needs a New Public Diplomacy Strategy for Russia

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

Is this finally the new Russia, reaching out without the defensiveness that has so long characterized its attitude toward the rest of world? Particularly with regard to the United States, the answer, unfortunately, is still "No."

VE Day at the UN: Tchaikovsky and a Bit of Politics (update)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

From the Sugar Plum Fairy to Musetta's Waltz, the former Soviet republics showed off some brilliant young talent performing Romantic Era greats: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Puccini.

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Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Original Caption: A Russian World War II veteran and a Chinese businessman drink a toast to mark the upcoming Victory Day, in a Chinese restaurant in ...

Cambodia: 30th Anniversary Of Victory Day Sparks Dark Memories

BBC | Guy De Launey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exactly 30 years ago, a coalition of Cambodian and Vietnamese troops forced Pol Pot and his followers from power - after a four-year reign which left ...