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Rossiya Segodnya Launches Campaign for The Anniversary of WWII Victory

02.04.2015 13:57

Rossiya Segodnya launched series of articles and videos is part of the nationwide 70 Years of Victory campaign to commemorate the end of WWII "Fifteen Strikes by the Red Army". The campaign will last till early September, marking the end of the Second World War.

The Battle of Kursk chapter will contain presentations in the longread form on the agency website and videos to be broadcast publicly in Moscow on static screens and metropolitan transport in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. Videos and detailed stories are to explain why the south-western Russian city of Kursk was chosen by Nazi Germany for the offensive, and demonstrate each side's losses in what became the world's largest tank battle. In addition in-depth explanations of tactical fighting techniques of the Russian T-34 against the German Panzer tanks will be included.

The Battle of Kursk is the second of multimedia articles posted by Rossiya Segodnya on its website. The first in the "Fifteen Strikes by the Red Army" series concerns the Battle of Stalingrad. This multimedia program includes detailed maps, infographics, archived video, and material from its own archives as well as archived newsreels, recordings and print media of the USSR State Committee for Radio and Television in this project.

Russian Peacekeeper has also launched its own campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the WWII. You can support the #VictoryForPeace movement on Facebook and Twitter.