In Russia, nationalistic youth groups spend the summer in paramilitary training. That is quite to the government's liking.
The Kremlin uses World War II as a way of embedding in the Russian mind the idea that everything the authorities of "Fortress Russia" did, do or will do in the future is good by definition, writes DW's Konstantin Eggert.
At Russia's military summer camps, children are trading city comforts for Kalashnikovs and camouflage. In a country where patriotism and nationalism are on the rise, DW found out why kids want to try out military life.
Poet Alexander Pushkin and Empress Elizabeth Petrovna are among the famous Russians to have airports named after them. The names were chosen by the public, who were able to nominate and vote for their preferred icons.
Yet again, a member of Germany's far-right populist AfD party has traveled to the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula. This is a deliberate provocation of Ukraine and Germany's parliament, says DW's Jens Thurau.
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