Petition to Remove Pro-Soviet Memorial Strains Ties Between Riga and Moscow

A petition is making the rounds in Latvia to dismantle a World War II memorial that commemorates the Soviet “liberators” who brutally pushed out the Nazis after brutally occupying the state years before.

Ukraine Celebrates 70-Year-Old Football Match

Ukraine was co-host of Euro 2012. None of the matches were likely to be as memorable as that played 70 years ago between teams from Ukraine, then under Nazi occupation, and a Germany military team.