By 1945, both nations had suffered to an extent many even in occupied Western Europe - let alone more remote America - could only struggle to comprehend.

With war commemoration, China and Russia seek a historical narrative distinct from the West's

Paul Letters says China and Russia's decision to jointly commemorate the end of world war two must be understood against the background of their shared experiences - but only up to a point

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By 1945, both nations had suffered to an extent many even in occupied Western Europe - let alone more remote America - could only struggle to comprehend.
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