Soviet Union

  • 'All That Is Solid Melts into Air' is about Chernobyl Power Plant tragedy 21-04-2014 06:23 PM

    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 23-02-2014 07:35 AM

    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...
  • US finds long-lost diary of top Nazi leader and Hitler aide 10-06-2013 11:11 AM

    Washington: The US government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost 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...
  • Russia to seek big arms deals with India 20-12-2012 12:22 PM

    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 Soviet-Afghan war: Malik 17-12-2012 04:41 AM

    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...
  • Russian communists win support as Putin party fades 05-12-2011 05:58 PM

    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...
  • Chinese aircraft carrier commences sea trials 10-08-2011 02:40 PM

    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 21-06-2011 07:27 AM

    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...
  • 'Pak heading for disintegration' 13-02-2007 11:46 PM

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  • Soviets get Olympic gold, 50 yrs on 09-12-2006 01:14 PM

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