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Russia Employs Former Ukrainian Military Servicemen and Personnel

More than 16,000 former servicemen and civilian personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces have been employed in the military service and given civilian jobs in the Russian armed forces, First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin said at an intercom conference held at the situation center of the Defense Ministry on Tuesday. 363 more words

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New Ratnik Military Equipment to Transmit Information to Military Medics

In Russia, the Warrior (Ratnik) military equipment is in the final stages of state testing. The next-generation equipment is outfitted with a system to register the physiological state of soldiers, with special sensors transmitting information to military medics. 415 more words

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Rogozin Called Defense Sector to Rely On Itself

Russia should review the work of its military-industrial complex to scale back dependence on foreign technologies, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday during a meeting on defense in the Siberian city Novosibirsk. 380 more words

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The orchestra of Stendal POW Camp

Here’s one of the pictures of the Arabic War Album I’ve just bought (see my yesterday’s post). The scope of this album was to show to Arabic people that Germany was winning the war, and obviously the pictures weren’t chosen by chance. 56 more words


Genealogy: New York Ancestors

Ah, New York, New York… and before that it was New Amsterdam. Your New York ancestors could very well have been New Amsterdam Jews. The first Jews who immigrated to Colonial America hid that they were Jews, because they weren’t welcome… yet. 172 more words


Genealogy: Finding the Ethnicity of Adopted Ancestors

It’s a tough road for a genealogist who has an ancestor who was adopted. You may not have a clue which way to look, but instinct tells me not to rule out, that they could have been one of thousands of Jews who left Russia in the late 1800′s and immigrated to America. 199 more words


Two-thirds of the Ukrainian Army in Crimea joined the Russians

Russian and Ukrainian sailors in WW2 uniforms practicing for celebration of Great Patriotic War
Getty Images/Sergei Supinsky

Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea have pulled off an impressive feat: ceding a large chunk of territory to an invading army without firing a shot.

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