Soviet Union

  • Separatists say will allow "trapped" Ukrainian forces to withdraw August 29, 2014

    Moscow: ProMoscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer, suggested first by...
  • 'All That Is Solid Melts into Air' is about Chernobyl Power Plant tragedy April 21, 2014

    Disasters. What do they take in their wake? When they happen, and when they are done ruining what they have to. What really goes away from people? Maybe from communities at large. Sometimes from villages, hamlets, small cities and countries. Every time I think about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, a...
  • With President's exit, tension turns into triumph in Ukraine February 23, 2014

    Kiev: The Ukrainian Parliament's vote to oust President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday was the end of a journey for Vasily Lyubarets that began in Salt Lake City 18 months ago. The relief and joy that swept protesters camped out on Kiev's Independence Square reminded the veteran of Moscow's Afghan war of...
  • US finds longlost diary of top Nazi leader and Hitler aide June 10, 2013

    Washington: The US government has recovered 400 pages from the longlost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War II. A preliminary US government assessment reviewed by Reuters asserts the diary could offer...
  • Russia to seek big arms deals with India December 20, 2012

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to conclude deals on the sale of fighter jets and aircraft engines to India next week which could be worth more than $7.5 billion, defence industry sources said on Wednesday. Putin, who visits India on Monday, has his sights set on selling 42 Sukhoi...
  • Extremism in Pak started during SovietAfghan war: Malik December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Saying that extremism in Pakistan has its roots in jihad during the war between the then Soviet Union and Afghanistan, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said his country had brought down the frequency of suicide bombings. At an interaction organised by Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi,...
  • Russian communists win support as Putin party fades December 5, 2011

    Moscow: Just 20 years ago, they seemed consigned to the dustbin of history. At Sunday's parliamentary polls, Russia's communists drew students, intellectuals, even some businessmen in forging an opposition to Vladimir Putin's wounded United Russia party. The Communist Party (CPRF) for most Russians evokes images of bemedalled war veterans and the...
  • Chinese aircraft carrier commences sea trials August 10, 2011

    Beijing: China's first aircraft carrier on Wednesday set sail for sea trials, officials said, as concerns mounted about the country's rapid military buildup amid flaring regional disputes. The refitted former Ukrainian carrier platform left its shipyard at Dalian Port in northeast China's Liaoning Province this morning to set sail for...
  • China gears up to avert Soviet-style collapse June 21, 2011

    Jinggangshan: Bracing for key leadership changes, China's 80-million strong Communist Party is getting ready for yet another long-haul with an ideological makeover to avert a Soviet Union-style collapse which spelled doom for communism worldwide. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is going through the phase of...
  • 'Pak heading for disintegration' June 20, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistan is heading towards disintegration, a senior Pakistani Opposition leader was quoted by news daily The Dawn on Tuesday as he compared the "possible disintegration" with that of erstwhile Soviet Union. Raja Zafarul Haq, chairman of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) compared President Pervez Musharraf to former USSR leader Mikhail...
  • Soviets get Olympic gold, 50 yrs on December 9, 2006

    Moscow: Valentin Ivanov waited 50 years to get his medal after helping the Soviet Union to win the gold in football at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Half a century ago to the day, the Soviets beat the former Yugoslavia 1-0 in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win...