Tag Archives: Eastern Europe

Latvia: Thousands march glorifying Nazism

LATVIA: On March 16 thousands of Nazis and neo-Nazis march in remembrance of soldiers who fell in the service of the Nazi SS.

The annual march of the Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires — glorify soldiers from the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS and the 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (the 1st and 2nd Latvian, respectively).

Hungary | Neo-Nazis march in Europe

In February, European neo-Nazis increased their activity. During the week, they held two international marches in Eastern Europe.

February 9 in Budapest was marked with a march of Hungarian Nazis. There were delegations of Nazi organizations from other European countries. Several hundred people held an open rally with flags and various Nazi and neo-Nazi symbols. The police did not interfere with the action participants, because the event was formally devoted to the defenders of Budapest in 1945. Then the Hungarian fascists (the Salishists) and German troops defended the city against the Red Army.

Romania | Romanian first post-communist president Ion Iliescu indicted for crimes against humanity in 1989 Revolution case

The man who took the reins of power in the wake of the anti-communist Revolution in Romania, Ion Iliescu, and three other high profile leaders of the December 1989 events have been indicted for crimes against humanity, the Prosecutor General’s office announced on Friday.

Globalization inspires European ethnologists

It used to be thought that the era of globalization leads to the unification of cultures. However, in practice, it has produced a polyphony of cultural values. Ethnologists from several European countries decided to meet at a scientific conference to discuss how and why this has happened, as well as to develop tools for a joint theoretical discussion of polyphony and the cultural diversity of European regions. Representatives from the Czech Republic, Belarus, and Ukraine gathered at the West Bohemian University in Pilsen to discuss these issues.

USA | US supplies anti-tank systems to Eastern Europe

As reported by the US Department of Defense, the Pentagon contractors received a contract for the production of the Javelin Weapon System for a number of foreign countries.

“Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $307,535,950 modification (P00107) to Foreign Military Sales (Australia, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey Taiwan and Ukraine) contract W31P4Q-13-C-0129 for Javelin Weapon System full-rate production. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2018 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $307,535,950 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.”