Tag Archives: Soviet Union

07Dec/15
Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich

Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich says truth is her main objective

Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union, says her main objective is to tell the truth.
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03May/15

World marks WW2 end, 70 years on: 1943 – 1945

File footage of some of the key moments of World War Two between 1943 and 1945: the Allies liberate Rome from the Germans, the Italian campaign becomes a sideshow as the Normandy landings get underway, small Jewish militant groups fight against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Paris is liberated following four years of Nazi occupation, allies firebomb the east German city of Dresden, leaders of Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union meet for the historic Yalta conference, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s remains are supposedly found in a shallow bomb crater, millions of Jews are systematically killed in concentration camps, one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific war takes place on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, Germany surrenders to the allies, the U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Japan surrenders.
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