Image: Brexit. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com British voters' decision to leave the European Union has reduced the chance that three countries in the former Soviet Union will be able to get out from under Russia's thumb. Without the support...Show More Summary
Pope Francis is making his first foray into the former Soviet Union with a weekend visit to Armenia, a year after he riled Turkey by declaring the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians genocide and amid fresh tensions with rival Azerbaijan.
On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler's Nazi army stormed through the Soviet Union in a surprise attack that should have been anything but a surprise. The blitzkrieg started in the middle of the night and set into motion a chain of events that would result in millions of people dead. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comparison of increasing US-led NATO aggression towards Russia to the attack by Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union is advisedly apt.
Image: Olympics. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Russia's use of state-sponsored doping to try to resurrect the glory of Soviet athletics has backfired, with its track and field athletes becoming the first entire team ever banned from the Olympics. But Russia isn't the only country in the region to go into overdrive on performance-enhancing drugs. Show More Summary
For Natalia Rybtsova, a project manager and scientist at the Scottish Center for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM), staying in the EU is the only viable option.
Nazi Germany and its satellites attacked the Soviet Union 75 years ago at 4:00 a.m., without any declaration of war, triggering the bloodiest conflict in history.
? In December 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, beginning 36 years of continuous war and conflict. Here, 26-year-old writer Sparghai Basir Aryan compares her life in war-torn, oppressive Kabul with that of her mother, who lived peacefully and enjoyed wearing skirts and no headscarf, something unheard of today. Show More Summary
If Britain votes to leave the EU on 23 June, it may well represent the greatest strategic shock to the continent since the breakup of the Soviet Union and consequent reunification of Germany a quarter century ago. The balance of power...Show More Summary
On this date in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were put to death as atomic spies for the Soviet Union. They were most certainly guilty as we now know. But no amount of proof of their guilt will stop the...
Pursuing its policy of occupation in Western and Central Europe, Washington multiplies alerts and warnings of “the Russian threat”. An intense PR campaign denounces the propaganda of the former Soviet Union while military experts decry the inequality of arms and the need to introduce a US “shield”. Show More Summary
Image: Map of the Former Soviet Union It hasn't been a good year for Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The country's petroleum-based economy continues to suffer from the low price of oil. Radical Islamists made international...Show More Summary
When the Berlin Wall fell, Warsaw Pact dissolved, and Soviet Union split apart, U.S. foreign policy became obsolete almost overnight. For a brief moment advocates of a quasi-imperial foreign policy seemed worried. For instance, NATOShow More Summary
Anti-Russian santions marked an even more difficult period for Russia than Soviet Union's fall, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Friday.
I worry that the United States in 2016 bears an uncomfortable similarity to the Soviet Union in 1986. The list of nations that have been restored to greatness under a gerontocracy is short.
On this day in 1961 premier danseur Rudolf Nurevey defected from the (then) Soviet Union to the west via Paris.
Image: Soccer fans. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Soccer fans around the world were outraged when an official of Russia's football federation praised Russian thugs who attacked English fans in the stands where Russia and England had fought...Show More Summary
Former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock claims that the United States and Russia should overcome their mutual distrust and enhance cooperation to counter the shared threat of terrorism.
Pursuing additional strategic nuclear reductions with Russia will be nearly impossible if the United States continues its military expansion in Eastern Europe, former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock said on Tuesday.
Image: Kremlin. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Constitutions are supposed to be the ultimate guarantor of citizens' rights, but cunning leaders in the former Soviet Union often manipulate them for their own ends, not the people's. The most...Show More Summary