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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Jan 2007, 06:03
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Post 03 May 2008, 05:34
I can't believe you guys almost forgot this:

2 May 1945

Capitulation of Berlin by the Red Army

Mikhail Petrovich Minin hoists the Banner of Victory over the Reichstag on 30 April 1945. This event is missed and is later restaged by Oleksiy Berest, Meliton Varlamovich Kantaria and M. A. Yegorov on 2 May 1945 where it is immortalized on photograph.

German General Helmuth Weidling unconditionally surrendered Berlin to Soviet General Vasily Chuikov. The Soviet Union announces the capitulation of Berlin.

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150 стр. ордена
Кутузова II ст.
идрицк. див.
79 С.К. 3 У.А. 1 Б.Ф.

Full Russian text:

Русский:
150-й стрелковой ордена
Кутузова II степени
Идрицкой дивизии
79-го стрелкового корпуса 3-й Ударной армии 1-го Белорусского фронта

English:

150th Rifle Division, awarded with the Order of
Kutuzov of II class,
honour title Idritska division,
79th Rifle Corps, 3rd Shock Army, 1st Byelorussian Front

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 May 2003, 23:58
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Post 03 May 2008, 22:15
I've always LOVED that picture... proving that the US so did NOT defeat the Nazis.
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Post 03 May 2008, 22:35
I never learned that the Soviets invaded Germany and defeated the Nazi's once and for all. When it came to WWII we learned about Normandy then switched to Japan. As if Normandy was the battle that ended the war in Europe.
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Post 04 May 2008, 08:42
I never learned about the war in the USSR either. But when we passed over WW2, I knew for some reason that it could not be everything, so I asked my history teacher and he gave me some literature about Stalingrad.
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As for the invasion in Normandy, which was a pretty impressive amphibious operation, it did end the war in Europe indirectly because it created a third front and weakend this way the two others, from the perspective of the nazis. Plus, it would have been stupid not to use nazi-free England for larger military operations.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Apr 2008, 23:22
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Post 04 May 2008, 12:20
But the Invasion of Normandy occured after the Soviet's began to push back the Nazi's.

I did learn about it and Stalin was getting annoyed that UK + US wouldn't hurry up and create a front on the western side.

And i always like reminding ppl that without USSR u'ld all be speaking Die Deutsch
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Post 04 May 2008, 14:25
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But the Invasion of Normandy occured after the Soviet's began to push back the Nazi's.


I never said the contrary. What I said is the fact that the invasion in France forced the nazis to divide their forces thus 'facilitating' the soviet advance. It is exactly what Stalin needed.

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And i always like reminding ppl that without USSR u'ld all be speaking Die Deutsch


Same here. It's just an historic fact which is sometimes forgotten... especially by the older conservative generation..
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Post 12 Nov 2008, 05:15
12 November 1927 – Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
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Post 12 Nov 2008, 18:50
He still had Bukharin and co to contend with, for a brief period at least.
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Post 08 Mar 2009, 01:29
7th of March 1983 During a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, Ronald Reagan describes the Soviet Union as an "evil empire". (Thus influencing the naming of this site)
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Post 08 Mar 2009, 01:54
I thought SF said that the S-E was originally a video game of sorts?
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Post 08 Mar 2009, 02:02
S-E was originally a site for Red Alert Gamers about 10 years ago.
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Post 10 Mar 2009, 01:20
March 9, 1934. Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space was born. Also 1890 Vyacheslav Molotov, Stalin's right hand man was born.
Once capitalists know we can release the Kraken, they'll back down and obey our demands for sure.
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Post 11 Mar 2009, 22:03
Normandy was, in essence, more to stop the Soviets than the Germans, because they were just going to clearly free France and the rest of Europe, making way for Communist societies throughout the area.

EDIT: I was refering to the people talking about Normandy last May, I never saw the dates xD sorry :P
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Post 12 Mar 2009, 14:28
12th March: In the UK the Nation Union of Miners declare a national stike in response to the planned mass pit closures. The strike would continue for a whole year, and see the government directly intervene to crush the labour movement. The eventual defeat led to mass unemployment and social problems in the former mining communities around the country and the paralysis of the labour movement for the past 25 years.
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Post 13 Mar 2009, 01:52
It's a day early, but, I thought I should post this anyway:

13 March 1979

After the receiving the green light from the Bureau of the Grenadian New Jewel Movement (NJM) Party, at around 4:30am to 5:30am, 200 members of the armed wing of that party managed to both penetrate and incinerate the main barracks of the Grenada Defence Force (GDF), which was the army of pre-'Revolutionary' Grenada. After that happened, that aforementioned armed wing engaged the survivors of that incineration in a 30-minute battle and defeated them. A few hours later, with the assistance of the majority Grenadian people, the rest of the armed wing of that party arrested and detained key members of the pre-'Revolutionary' Grenadian government, which resulted in the dissolution of that government, and eventually, the establishment of the People's 'Revolutionary' Government (PRG), a 'Socialist' government that would govern Grenada until late October 1983, when an intervention by the United States destroyed it, that is, after a week of factional in-fighting between members of the PRG, which resulted in the death of the Prime Minister of that government, which was Maurice Bishop.
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Post 13 Mar 2009, 01:53
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12th March: In the UK the Nation Union of Miners declare a national stike in response to the planned mass pit closures


Ah, the last great class war in UK history. I've been reading commentary in the Guardian the past few days, and at least there are many people who understand Scargill's dilemma at the time.
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Post 23 Apr 2009, 06:00
22nd of April 1870

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov is born in Simbirsk, Russia.
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Post 29 Apr 2009, 16:51
28 April 2009

Workers Memorial Day

Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. But the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more are injured or diseased because of their jobs. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember these workers on April 28, Workers Memorial Day.

The first Workers Memorial Day was observed in 1989. April 28 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the day of a similar remembrance in Canada. Every year, people in hundreds of communities and at worksites recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. Trade unionists around the world now mark April 28 as an International Day of Mourning.
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Post 05 May 2009, 17:25
May 5th 1818 - Karl Marx is born.
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Post 05 May 2009, 17:50
Cinco de Mayo - Mexican troops defeat French troops somewhere, in some year in the 19th century. Cinco de Mayo is born.
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