Category Archives: Friendship of Peoples

Myths and Truths About Salaspils – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today we conclude this historical piece by Vladimir Veretennikov, with some eye-witness stories of Salaspils concentration camp survivors. One such survivor is Liudmila Nikolaevna Timoshchenko, formerly a professor at the Daugavpils University.  Liudmila’s specialty was “Pedagogy” (Americans would … Continue reading

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Myths and Truths About Salaspils – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this historical piece by Vladimir Veretennikov.  Where we left off, real historians are beginning to undertake some serious work in finding, and counting, bodies of the victims.  Difficult as it is, after all these years.  … Continue reading

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Myths and Truths About Salaspils – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this historical piece by Vladimir Veretennikov.  About Nazis.  Where we left off, an underground cell of inmates were plotting to blow up Salaspils and effect a mass escape, timing their exit with the approach of … Continue reading

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Myths and Truths About Salaspils – Part I

Dear Readers: Today we go back in time to fight some old battles of World War II.  I have this historical piece by Vladimir Veretennikov, who lives in Latvia and writes about Latvian-Russian historical themes.  Today’s topic is the very … Continue reading

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Russia – Israel Relations In The Aftermath – Part II

Dear Readers: Today concluding this piece by reporters Oleg Moskvin and Mikhail Moshkin. The headline reads: How the downing of the Russian IL-20 and the delivery to Syria of the S-300 has affected Israeli public opinion Yesterday we learned about … Continue reading

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Russia – Israel Relations In The Aftermath – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this interesting piece by reporters Oleg Moskvin and Mikhail Moshkin.  The headline reads: How the downing of the Russian IL-20 and the delivery to Syria of the S-300 has affected Israeli public opinion The reference … Continue reading

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Zakharova: USA Is No Superman

Dear Readers: Russia’s feisty spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, zinged the U.S. in a speech before a pro-Russian youth group. As reported by Mikhail Tereshchenko from the TASS News Agency, Maria appeared in the Baltic coastal … Continue reading

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