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Senator John Glenn: The Late Great Space Hero In His Own Words

When America needed it most, astronaut John Glenn - the American hero who died yesterday at the age of 95 - came to bat in the Cold War space race against the former Soviet Union, and hit a home run. In his Mercury-Atlas Friendship spacecraft, Glenn managed to achieve three [...]

HISTORY: My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union. The Belavezha Accords, which w…

HISTORY: My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union. The Belavezha Accords, which were signed in Belarus on 8 December 1991, broke up the Soviet Union and launched its constituent republics on the path to statehood. But Stanislav Shushkevich, then chairman of the Belarus supreme soviet, had no plans “to bring up the […]

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Climate change and human activity are threatening the existence of some of the world’s largest lakes. These photographs document dramatic changes to the landscape in Bolivia, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, China and west Africa Continue reading...

All the right stuff: US astronaut John Glenn dies at 95

Glenn was credited with reviving US pride after the Soviet Union's early domination of manned space exploration.

Secretary of State Candidate Thinks Human Rights Abuse Claims Against Russia Are 'Baloney' 

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a bumbling fool and Putin’s top mouthpiece in Washington, got spectacularly owned in an exchange with Yahoo News anchor Bianna Golodryga, whom he accused of bias for being born in the former Soviet Union. Rohrabacher claims he is under consideration for the Secretary of State position under… Read more...

One Sociologist's Compelling Theory for How the U.S. Empire Could Devolve Into Fascism and Then Collapse

Click here for reuse options! Based on a model comparing the rise and fall of 10 historical empires. A sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union and 9/11 attacks warns that American global power will collapse under Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Daud Akhriev

Originally from the former Soviet Union, where he studied at the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Daud Akhriev is a painter who currently divides his time between the U.S. and Spain. Akhriev works in a variety of mediums, primarily oil, but also watercolor and tempera, as well as working in ceramics, sculpture and mosaics. Some […]

From Nuclear War To Nuclear Winter

Today, we’re hearing more and more about the growing threat of nuclear war. And about World War Three, too. But, what about a so-called nuclear winter? Mikhail Gorbachev, the final leader of the Soviet Union, said: “The environment has been greatly damaged by the nuclear arms race....

Here’s how the US empire will devolve into fascism and then collapse — according to science

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union and 9/11 attacks warns that American global power will collapse under Donald Trump. Johan Galtung, a Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University, first predicted in 2000 that the “U.S....

1988 Armenian tragedy plays out in 'Earthquake'

“Earthquake” proves an earnest, deeply felt drama set against the 1988 calamity that devastated a large swath of northern Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union) and caused more than 25,000 deaths. What the film lacks in high-octane disaster-movie thrills it makes up for with its focus on personal...

Russia projects power with modern military

The country's military power today stands in stark contrast to the dying days of the Soviet Union.

An Interview with Dr. Jordan Peterson

A must read. Some quotes quotations: Part of the reason I got embroiled in this [gender identity] controversy was because of what I know about how things went wrong in the Soviet Union. Many of the doctrines that underlie the...

Vladimir Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union, former secretary of defense says

Russian President Vladimir Putin's main interest is restoration of the Soviet Union, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday. "Let's not kid anybody," said Panetta, who also served as CIA director and White House chief of staff. Show More Summary

Uzbekistan Set to Elect Its Second Ever President

Uzbekistan is gearing up for its first election without the late Islam Karimov, who ran the country since before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 until his death earlier this year. Uzbek voters will cast their ballots on Sunday for the first time without seeing Karimov’s name on the ballot. Show More Summary

The triumph of the West is over

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Twenty-five years ago — December 1991 — communism died, the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union disappeared.

French Musician Jailed In Russia Over Plagiarism Dispute With Russian Pop Star

"Didier Marouani, a disco star who first toured the Soviet Union in 1983, and his lawyer, Igor Trunov, were detained Tuesday evening in a bank where they said they planned to sign an out-of-court settlement with Filipp Kirkorov, Russia's biggest pop star. Marouani, 63, claims one of Kirkorov's songs, "Cruel Love," contains music he wrote […]

'Finding Babel' chronicles a grandson's search for the legacy of one of the Soviet Union's greatest writers

Legacy documentaries about history’s gifted writers can sometimes be tough going if the filmmaker hasn’t figured out how to convey the life and the literature on screen in a way that commands your attention without making you just want to quit watching and read the subject’s words yourself. There...

What happens if Trump keeps interfering with the free market? Look at the Soviet Union.

For Donald Trump and Mike Pence, the news from Carrier looks like a slam-dunk: A company that was going to move 1,000 jobs to Mexico has agreed to keep the factories and jobs open in Indiana after the president-elect and vice president-elect applied a little pressure. We don’t know exactly what subsidies, tax breaks or […]

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