Great Patriotic War: Facts and figures
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Various events took place in Moscow to mark the 67th anniversary of the Soviet Victory on Nazi Germany during World War II
White Roses are my favorite flower.
An ancient unknown language engraved on a clay tablet was unearthed by archaeologists working in Turkey.
The tablet, dating back more than 2500 years, is believed to be from the ancient Assyrian city of Tushan.
The 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics were to be, according to Arnd Krüger and William J. Murray’s history of “The Nazi Games,” a means of furthering Hitler’s ethnic and nationalist messages, a tool of Nazi soft power. Few aspects of the bizarre and highly political ‘36 games exemplified Hitler’s propaganda mission better than the Olympic torch relay and ceremony. Though propagandists portrayed the torch relay as ancient tradition stretching back to the original Greek competitions, the event was in fact a Nazi invention, one typical of the Reich’s love of flashy ceremonies and historical allusions to the old empires. And it’s a tradition we still continue today, with this morning’s lighting of the flame in Olympia, the birthplace of the original games circa 776 B.C., from which it will be carried by a series of relay runners to the site of the games, in this case London.
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Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest. Top: under construction in 1902. The bottom picture was obviously taken after that, but the photo is undated.
The Elisabeth Bridge was destroyed at the end of World War II by retreating German soldiers. A new bridge (also called Elisabeth Bridge) now stands in its place.