Tag Archive for Red Army

Russian Military Stationed in Syria Worries Israel


Israeli officials fear any defensive strikes on Hezbollah targets in Syria may bring the Jewish State into a confrontation with Russian military forces.

By Israel Today Staff


Israeli officials have expressed concern over reports of a major Russian military buildup in neighboring Syria, a move that could have far-reaching ramifications for the Jewish state.

A number of sources have recently noted a major influx of Russian personnel and equipment, including fighter jets, into war-torn Syria, presumably to prop up the embattled regime of Bashar Assad.

Russian Army troops

“We have been informed that the Russians are entering into active intervention,” Amos Gilad, senior adviser to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, said at a recent security conference. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Knesset honors Soviet Army veterans

Israeli Knesset honors unsung heroes of WWII Tuesday.


Veterans will march in Tel Aviv on Thursday in full uniform marking Victory

By Associated Press


Once a year, Israel’s Jewish war veterans don suit jackets and uniforms dripping in Red Army medals, the shiny bronzes and silvers pinned to their chests in tight rows like armor.

בוריס גינסבורג בביתו באשדוד. נולד בבלרוסיה. היה בגטו העיירה לנין מ-1941 ועד לנפילתו בידי הפרטיזנים ב-1942. אז הצטרף לפרטיזנים וכעבור שנתיים התגייס לצבא האדום כחייל קרבי ונלחם עד סוף המלחמה. הוא השתחרר ב-1947 ועלה לישראל ב-2001.   (צילום: AP)

Boris Ginsburg, Ashdod (Photo: AP)

About 500,000 Jews served in the Soviet Red Army during World War II. Most of those still alive today – about 7,000 – are said to live in Israel.

Every year on Victory Day, which falls on Thursday this year, they parade in uniform throughout Israel to celebrate Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union. Continue Reading »