On May 9 Russia will celebrate the 76th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War – the war between the USSR and the Nazi Germany, that raged between June 22, 1941, and May 9, 1945. This Victory was of significance to ending the most devastating world conflict in history – World War II- several months later, in September 1945.
The Victory in the war prevented the Nazis from spreading their inhuman ideology worldwide in accordance with which they planned to physically eliminate entire ethnic groups: Jews, Roma, Russians, Poles, Latvians, Lithuanians, French and Czech.
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Ronaldo Strikes Late As Portugal Sink Hungary
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated becoming the first player to appear in five European Championships with a brace as they got their title defense off to a winning start with a 3-0 victory over a determined Hungary yesterday.
Ceylon Petroleum Corporation To Build New Storage Facility In Hambantota Port
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Sri Lanka Squad Test Negative For Covid-19
The 24-member Sri Lanka squad for the limited-over series in England have tested negative for Covid-19, it is learnt, with the fourth round of tests to be carried out on Thursday.
Why Sri Lanka Needs To Move Beyond Being A Transshipment Hub
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The consumer prices are surging at exponential levels, as lockdown-styled restrictions on wide swathes of economic activities have crippled supply chains in almost every sector, leaving the hapless consumers to contend with sky-high prices for even their essentials, while millions of low-income families struggle to make their ends meet.
StanChart Accelerates COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts In Sri Lanka
Standard Chartered Sri Lanka has successfully financed the import of 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation by facilitating a trade loan to the Bank of Ceylon and People’s Bank, the bank announced recently.
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Preps for cyberwar as rogue nations chisel away
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Russian authorities backed away from threats to block Twitter, saying that the social media platform deleted most of the banned content identified by Moscow and expressed “readiness and interest in building a constructive dialogue.”
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the Valley of the Dead
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