WorldViews: Why May 9 will be a date to watch in Ukraine

By Adam Taylor, May 7, 2014

It'd be tough to overstate how much World War II still resonates in Russia. Take its naming: It's no "Second World War" in Russia it's The Great Patriotic War. Then consider the death toll: 27 million Soviet citizens dead according to one estimate. Horrifying events that took place on Russian soil such as the Siege of Leningrad and the Battle of Stalingrad are not forgotten.

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