The Victory Day celebrations were held even as anti-communist and anti-Russian sections across Europe have been trying to undermine the role of the Soviet Union in defeating the Nazi Germany during World War II
Nazi Germany signed the final German Instrument of Surrender in Berlin late on May 8, 1945 (May 9 according to Russian time). The day is marked as Victory Day
The local councils of Granarolo in Bologna and San Giuliano Terme in Pisa have passed motions denouncing the controversial anti-communist resolution passed by the European Parliament last year which equates communism to Nazi-fascism
The notorious Ustasa troops were responsible for the massacre of Jews, Serbs, Romas and anti-fascist Bosniaks and Croats during the second world war
In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Russian government has postponed the Victory Day parade held annually to celebrate the Soviet Union victory over Nazi Germany in the second world war
Marches to the embassies and consulates of Poland were held in several countries in solidarity with the Polish communists on March 3. The conservative government of the country has made several attempts to persecute the party and its publication Brzask.
The camp became a major site of the Nazis’ Final Solution to the Jewish Question, where more than one million Jews, Poles, Romani and Soviet prisoners of war (POWs) were exterminated, many in gas chambers.
Several monuments honoring members of the Red Army who defeated the Nazis during World War II have been destroyed, marking the rise of anti-Russian aggression in the country
Paid websites and social media handles have been found to be spreading pro-EU and anti-Russian propaganda under the garb of ‘democratizing’ Belarus.
Communists and other progressives have accused the EU leadership of targeting the Soviet Union while concealing the role of countries such as Spain and Italy in the spread of Nazism and fascism
The 15th meeting of the European Communist Youth Organizations saw major discussions on the resurgence of the left in the continent, as well as the way forward