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The press on the project
Izvestia, January 14, 2005
One look at the Web site devoted to the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War is enough for you to understand that officials have finally grasped the Internet’s propaganda power. The sensations it evokes are subjective: if as a teenager, I had had access to such an intelligent, interesting and diversified source of information about the Great Patriotic War, I would have probably signed up for the Suvorov Military Academy straight away.
Magazine Kommersant -VLAST No 32 (585) of August 16, 2004
This project, which opened as part of preparations for the 60 anniversary of VE-Day, can be called unique without any exaggeration: the archive materials of the Soviet news agency have never been published every day. The resource’s organizers did not confine themselves to the news component, though. A large collection of field photographs and information about military photographers are presented on the site.
Vedomosti daily, No 142(1182), August 11, 2004
The Russian News and Information Agency Novosti’s new interesting project Our Victory at www.9may.ru may not be the first, but so far it is the best-designed and structured – attempt to take on the Great Patriotic War. The most interesting thing it features is a series of accounts of war heroes’ relatives and reminiscences of those whose childhood was taken away by military action...
Mayak radio station, August 11, 2004
The new project on 9may.ru is not only a remarkable VE-Day resource devoted to the forthcoming 60th anniversary of Victory over the Nazis. It is there to remind all of us that we are not just observers – we are the children and grandchildren of those who won the Great Patriotic War.
Itogi magazine No 32(426), August 10, 2004
The Russian News and Information Agency Novosti has launched a special project for the 60th anniversary of victory in WWII, or the Great Patriotic War - Our Victory. Day by Day, at www.9may.ru. On the surface, the project is just about publishing Sovinformburo’s daily situation reports, with the well-known Seventeen Moments of Spring (a famous Soviet wartime TV series) coming just in time for the Victory celebrations...
TV channel Kultura, August 10, 2004
The Great Patriotic War is not over yet – it is online. Browse on the Net to Russian Information Agency Novosti’s recently opened WWII project Our Victory. Day by Day, featuring wartime songs, photos, letters from the battlefield, and Sovinformburo’s daily situation reports...
Dni.ru electronic newspaper 09.08.2004
World War II, or the Great Patriotic War as it was remembered by those who looked it “in the face.” Or those who witnessed its consequences: burnt down villages, ruined cities, and columns of crippled people. What is left of the war? Two or three chapters in a history book, memorial plaques, and the date 1941-1945 we remember since school years. “Time erases everything,” said a poet.
Internet.ru daily magazine 10.08.2004
The project Our Victory: Day by Day is an attempt to cover the last year of the Great Patriotic War once again. Information will be provided in two ways: Sovinformburo situation reports and frontline stories and photographs sent to us by our readers.
Russky Zhurnal 09.08.2004
“In my opinion, the most interesting part of the project is the materials from family archives – photographs, letters and recollections, without which history is never complete…”
You think the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is long over and past? How wrong you are. Drop in the new RIA Novosti site and you will see that the battles continue on all fronts. Right this moment, Soviet troops are fighting in Lithuania, Poland and the Carpathians.
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