Putin's plan to rebuild the Soviet Union, and Obama's appeasement. This report aired on The Source December 2 2013....
The mission has become a reason for national pride in the country. If successful, China would join the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as the only countries to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
The US and Soviet Union are the only countries to pull off a successful "soft landing" on the moon—but that could be about to change. China has launched its first lunar probe, CNN reports. Its Jade Rabbit lunar rover, which reportedly has six wheels, two legs, and four cameras,...
There is uproar in the Ukraine yet again as the country wrestles with its future - and whether to embrace the west and the European Union or to throw its lot in with other member states from the old Soviet Union under the leadership of Russia and Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Belarusian author Victor Martinovich's (written-in-Russian) novel, Paranoia. Very reminiscent of the good old bad old days of the Soviet Union, the book was banned in Belarus...Show More Summary
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — With Russia warily looking on, European Union leaders on Thursday implored Ukraine to sign a landmark association agreement and reverse the geopolitical defeat they suffered last week when the former Soviet republic sought closer ties with Moscow instead of Brussels.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — European Union leaders sought Thursday to revive a stalled agreement with Ukraine after the former Soviet republic shocked the 28-country bloc last week by opting for closer ties with Russia instead.
Russia. Cars are just more dangerous in Russia. You might disagree with that; argue that it's just the roads of the former Soviet Union that will kill you (and to be fair, there's plenty evidence to suggest that's true). Watch this video, though. Show More Summary
In the 1980s, the Soviet Union learned that it's much easier to invade Afghanistan than to leave on your own terms. And nearly 25 years after the Russians left the country defeated, the U.S. is learning the same lesson under very different circumstances. Show More Summary
I came across this interesting article in the Guardian the other day about the tug of war cum beauty contest over the future of Ukraine - part of the old Soviet Union. The tactics of the two 'east versus west camps' reminded me of the current debate on Scottish independence - and the referendum scheduled for September 2014. Show More Summary
American troops are amassed at the border of a Central Asian republic. The U.S. is on the brink of war -- not with with Muslim extremists, but with the Soviet Union. It's November 22, 2013. This week, we are all looking back at the terrible events that happened fifty years ago in Dallas. Show More Summary
The Ukrainian government says it's suspending its preparations to sign a landmark association agreement with the European Union.Instead, the government said in a statement posted on its website Thursday that it was setting up a joint...Show More Summary
Marina Oswald Porter was born Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova on July 17, 1941. She is known for being the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald, a former U.S. Marine had defected to the Soviet Union. Marina first met Oswald at a dance in 1961, they married the same year, and had a daughter, June Lee, a... Show More Summary
What Socialism does is, it destroys the soul. It puts just enough money in the bank account, but bankrupts the spirit. And eventually, as we saw with the Soviet Union, even the meager rations provided eventually run out too. It kills your spirit by tel...
Robert Zubrin proposes a very strange idea: Unlike the 1980s Soviet Union, …
In 1961, the U.S. attacked newly socialist Cuba in the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs Invasion. In 1962, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev allied his country with Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro and constructed missiles on Cuban soil pointing at America — threatening to fi …
Last month, the Wall Street Journal published a fascinating essay by Peter Savodnik about Lee Harvey Oswald's time in the Soviet Union. It reveals much about Oswald's essentially introverted, tortured character, and provides a basis for understanding why the simplest explanation of the assassination of President John F. Show More Summary
Lee Harvey Oswald was far-left defector to the Soviet Union, but you’d never know that from Sunday’s ABC This Week which focused on Dallas as a cauldron of segregationist hate for President Kennedy without any mention of the political...Show More Summary
On December 8, 1963, Ivry Gitlis became the first Israeli musician to give an official concert in the Soviet Union. Fifty years later, on December 8, 2013, Ivry (aged 91) will return to the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg – only this time he’s going mob-handed. The musicians who will accompany him are Martha Argerich and Elisha […]
By Xavier Jackson,Evan V. Symon,Ivan Farkas Published: November 16th, 2013 The Soviet Union pretty much defined crazy when it came to space exploration. But they were hardly the only ones: Many other proposed space projects around the globe were, to put it mildly, pants-chewing, horse-screwing, face-tattooing psychotic. Lik