After the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, the directors of the nuclear weapons laboratories on both sides quickly got together in early 1992 to work on securing nuclear weapons and the materials they are made from. They were supported by their governments. NATO helped. The cooperation was a marvelous thing to see and to […]
"Do not buy maps, buy stock in companies that print maps," Dr Paul Goble told a group at Los Alamos National Laboratory in November of 1992. More »
Dave Majumdar Security, Thanks, Russia and China. The United States is no longer the “hyperpower” it once was in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Where once Washington held a position ofShow More Summary
On October 9, 1989, broadcasts around the world were buzzing with news heralding the end of the Soviet Union. Protests had broken out in East Germany, and over the following weeks they crescendoed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. After the evening news on Soviet television ended that night, however, the screen showed a close-up of a man’s face. Show More Summary
Fashion is a global language now. Some of the most hyped designers right now are from the former Soviet Union, Georgia (the country) has become a low-key hotspot for industry insiders, brands from Korea are killing it and every month our Under the Radar feature spotlights brands from all over the world. 21st-century youths are harnessing the power of […]
In spring 1967, international political tensions were high. The United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in the space race, as well as a nuclear arms race. The Cuban Missile Crisis, less than five years earlier, was still fresh in people’s minds. Show More Summary
Highlights of this day in history: Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign the 'Pact of Steel'; Richard Nixon is the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union; Actor Laurence Olivier born; Johnny Carson hosts his last 'Tonight Show.'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a few choice words for the U.S. media during a press conference in Cyprus a few days after the NYT and WaPo unleashed a pair of dubiously sourced accusations about what was said between President...Show More Summary
Photographer Konstantin Sergeyev documented the Pride March organized by Russian-speaking former Soviet Union immigrants in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach.
From a Cato Policy Report:... Alan Dershowitz discusses his time litigating cases in the old Soviet Union. He was always taken by the fact that they could prosecute anybody they wanted because some of the statutes were...
A lifetime ago, when the U.S. was locked in a Cold War with the Soviet Union and fear of communist infiltrators ran rampant, California passed a law making anyone who belonged to the Communist Party ineligible to work for state government. Not just in sensitive positions, but even as groundskeepers...
Russian actor Oleg Vidov, the matinee idol who famously defected from the former Soviet Union for a crossover career in Hollywood during the Cold War, has died at the age of 73. Vidov, who appeared in “Red Heat,” “Wild Orchid” and “Love Affair,” died Monday in Westlake Village of cancer-related...
Sebastien Roblin Security, The other Cuban Missile Crisis plot twist we all forget. The Foxtrot submarines, known as Project 641s in the Soviet Union, were not at the cutting edge of submarine design. Introduced in 1957, they just predated...Show More Summary
In the summer of 1941, Nazi Germany reneged on its non-aggression pact with the USSR and initiated an invasion of the Soviet Union. ?????? Read more...
Mauno Koivisto, Finland's last president during the Cold War who led the Nordic nation out of the shadow of its huge eastern neighbor, the Soviet Union, into the European Union, … Click to Continue »
Antoni Macierewicz delivered a speech commemorating the end of World War II in Europe.
More than 10,000 people waving Russian flags and carrying portraits of Stalin watched tanks roll through Ukraine's de facto rebel capital Donetsk on Tuesday in celebration of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. The displayShow More Summary
MOSCOW — As my colleague David Filipov wrote on Tuesday, Moscow is back in orange and black, the informal symbol of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. It was loosely adopted from a ribbon tied to the Order of Saint George, the highest battlefield award in Imperial Russia, established under Catherine the Great in 1769. The colors, one legend goes, […]
Russia rolled out air defense systems built to operate in sub-zero Arctic conditions on Tuesday as it showcased its military might at a parade on Moscow's Red Square. The parade, an annual event commemorating the Soviet Union's victory...Show More Summary
Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe Thank god it never happenned. Last year in the National Interest we discussed NATO’s plan for World War III in Europe. The scenario, set in the late 1980s, assumed that the forces of the Soviet Union and...Show More Summary