Image: Savik Shuster, a TV talkshow host in Ukraine, began a hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the government's decision to revoke his work permit. Shuster says the move is politically motivated. By Aleksandrit (CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikipedia) Journalist...Show More Summary
Vladimir Putin, arguably, is the most pro-Israeli president that Russia, Russian Empire, or the Soviet Union have ever had: he has officially visited Israel, opened the Jewish Museum of Tolerance in Moscow, and offered Russian refuge to Jews facing anti-Semitism in Europe. The post Putin Likes Israel but Supports Palestine appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.
Crisis after crisis is being caused by a failed ideology. But it cannot be stopped without a coherent alternative. It’s as if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Show More Summary
One of the weirdest side effects of the Space Race in the late ’50s, a battle for spaceflight supremacy between the United States and the Soviet Union, was an explosion of pop-cultural ephemera about outer space, flying saucers, and alien visitors. Show More Summary
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was the first American journalist to enter the surviving power plant in the former Soviet Union. On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, he recounts his experience in a Los Angeles Times column first published on April 9, 1987.
It was 30 years ago that a meltdown at the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station in the former Soviet Union released radioactive contaminants into the surroundings in northern Ukraine. Airborne contamination from what is now generally termed...Show More Summary
It is important to honor the sacrifices people from both the United States and Soviet Union made during the Second World War, US State Department Director of Russian Affairs Eric Green told Sputnik at the "Spirit of the Elbe" commemoration ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
Thirty years ago, an accident at a power plant in Chernobyl on April 26 resulted in one of the biggest nuclear disasters in history. The explosion and fire caused a roof and wall on one of the buildings to collapse, sending a radioactive cloud into the air that stretched across the Soviet Union and much of Europe. […]
Russia's acceptance of Western political and economic norms after the collapse of the Soviet Union has not helped it to overcome contempt from Western elites, whose hatred of the USSR has been transferred to contemporary Russia, writes People's Daily affiliate Global Times.
The Soviet Union’s last leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged the U.S. and Russian presidents to personally start talks on alleviating the Ukraine crisis, fearing the conflict may not stay “frozen” for long. Ukraine has entered a tense stalemate with Russian-backed separatists in its eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions, after violence erupted in 2014. Show More Summary
TeleSur | – – A recent poll revealed that most Russians would like to see the return of the Soviet Union and socialism. The majority of Russians polled in a recent study…
For more than two decades, a little-noticed conflict in a remote, landlocked sliver of the former Soviet Union has resembled a chronic disease: Every time it appeared to be dormant, a relapse snapped it back to life. Each spring or summer, troops from Azerbaijan would clash with ethnic Armenians...
Over half of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union and believe it was avoidable, research from Russian independent pollster Levada Center shows. According to the poll, 56 percent of Russians wished the Soviet Union had not collapsed, while 51 percent felt the state’s break-up was not inevitable and could have been avoided. Show More Summary
Russia has dismissed Latvian claims that the Baltic country is owed over $200 billion in damages caused by its forced entry into the Soviet Union after the Second World War. When calculating the damages to the country as a result ofShow More Summary
Russia has a special, unlikely friend in the European Union. Hungary, like Poland and the Baltic countries, underwent immense suffering at the hands of the Soviets during the Cold War. But Hungary is now willing to lend Moscow a hand, even if it means undermining EU solidarity at a time of acute crisis. Show More Summary
AS A FAMOUS SOVIET DISSIDENT JOKE PUT IT: ‘IN THE SOVIET UNION, THE FUTURE IS KNOWN; IT’S THE PAST WHICH IS ALWAYS CHANGING:’ Why Do Democrats Hate Their Own Presidents? (Headline via Dennis Prager.)
American political scientist Phil Butler digs into the details of how George Soros' Open Society Foundations have permeated, or as he puts it, 'infected', nations of the former Soviet Union from the Baltics to the Caucasus.
Orhan Gafarli Russia, Former Soviet Union, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Former Soviet Union, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh This unexpected conflict has gone down in history as the “Four Day War.” We have seen an unexpected war between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region between April 2nd-6th. Show More Summary
From strange "toilet habits" to" plush toys" - all Russian cosmonauts have a variety of traditions and superstitions, most of which emerged in the times of the Soviet Union.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Gilberto Gonzalez learned Russian at a school in Havana at the height of the Cold War when the Soviet Union was Cuba's closest ally, but 30 years later he's rusty and remembers little more than, 'da,' and 'nyet.'