75 years ago, the bloodiest urban battle ever fought was underway. The mighty Wehrmacht, which had swept across Europe almost to the edge of Asia, found itself bleeding and dying by the dozens for every house, every alley, and every crawlspace along the Volga, in the city named for Stalin.Read More
The Jews and Armenians are not the only ones who say 'never again'. So do the Russians, NATO friends. Shortly after 4 a.m. local time on 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany and a coalition of what it called a 'united Europe against Bolshevism' invaded Soviet Russia, with an army of 3.5 million men. As a reminder to those eagerly building up the largest military force seen on Russia's western borders since that time: nothing is forgotten, no one is forgotten...Read More
It's been 75 years since the start of Operation Barbarossa, the all-out Nazi-led attack on the Soviet Union and the largest ground invasion in history. The invasion involving three and a half million men (including Nordic SS volunteers, Spanish fascists, Romanians, Hungarians and Italian Nazi allies) on a front stretching over a thousand miles from the Arctic to the Black Sea began at 4:15 a.m. Moscow time.
Tonight June 22nd hundreds of thousands in Russia, Belarus and likely some in the breakaway Donbass Donetsk and Lugansk republics will be watching this 2010 film, The Brest Fortress, about the heroic men who held out for eight days while being massively outnumbered and encircled by Hitler's Wehrmacht. While the number of troops NATO and its Ukrainian 'foreign legion' as Putin calls it are massing against ethnic Russians in Donbass and Russia's borders isn't anywhere close to three and a half million, history does not repeat but it 'rhymes'.Read More
Reliable Novorossiya sources indicate this morning that Kiev is massing up to 90,000 troops, hundreds of self-propelled guns, tanks and armored infantry fighting vehicles for an offensive against the pro-Russian Donbass forces. Donetsk has been under heavy bombardment, with hundreds of artillery or mortar shells fired overnight into Sunday. Donetsk People's Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko has declared that a large-scale Ukrainian assault is imminent and cancelled all leave while ordering the DNR [Доне́цкая Наро́дная Респу́блика - JWS]/DPR's tanks and guns to front line positions.Read More