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In Photos: Pro-War Symbols Meet Soviet Imagery on Moscow's Streets
Soviet symbols and modern pro-war motifs have an increasing presence in Moscow as the war in Ukraine continues.
Ex-Belarus Leader Who Helped Dissolve Soviet Union Dies Aged 87
Stanislav Shushkevich was the first leader of independent Belarus and played a key role in the Soviet breakup.
'small but important victory'
In First, Russia Sides With ‘Gulag Children’ in Legal Fight for Housing – Lawyer
The descendants of Stalin-era Gulag prisoners have been fighting for years for the housing they are legally entitled to.
Memorial: NGO That Fought for Victims of Russian Repression
Memorial battled to preserve the memory of Communist repressions and campaigned against modern rights abuses before its closure.
Russian Court Orders Closure of Renowned Rights Group Memorial
Memorial's closure rounds out a year in which Russian authorities have cracked down on nearly all forms of dissent.
Russia Extends Jailed Gulag Historian's Prison Sentence to 15 Years
Yury Dmitriyev is renowned for his work that shed light on Soviet-era political repressions in his home region.
cold war foes
U.S. Became 'Arrogant' After Fall of Soviet Union – Gorbachev
"How can one count on equal relations with the United States and the West in such a position?" the last Soviet leader said.
back to the u.s.s.r.
Russian Lawmakers Seek to Recognize Soviet Fall as ‘Greatest 20th Century Catastrophe’
The proposal comes ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Soviet Union's collapse.
rate your driver
Taxi for Vladimir: Putin Says He Drove Cab After Soviet Fall
Putin said the disintegration of the Soviet Union three decades ago remains a "tragedy" for "most citizens."
Russian Communists Commemorate October Revolution With Red Square Parade
Russian Communists marched and laid flowers next to Lenin's Mausoleum as the nation remains split over the revolution's legacy.
right to restitution
Russian Supreme Court Declines to Hear 'Gulag Children' Case
Surviving descendants of victims of Stalinist repressions filed a class-action lawsuit to demand compensation the law says they are entitled to.
returning the names
Moscow Commemoration of Stalin's Victims Returns After Pandemic
Every Oct. 29, activists read the names, ages and professions of those who died in Stalin’s purges in the 1930s.
Russia Claims Soviet Army ’Liberated,’ Not Invaded, Poland During WWII
The comment comes amid mutual recriminations between Moscow and Warsaw over who started World War II.
New Russian Monuments to Soviet Secret Police Founder Spark Controversy
Reactions to the unveilings of Felix Dzerzhinsky's monuments reflect a deep split in Russian attitudes toward its Soviet past.
‘It Was All for Nothing’: Russia Marks August Coup With Regret, Indifference
Thirty years on, The Moscow Times spoke to surviving participants in events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and birth of a new Russia.
Iran Slams Russian-British Recreation of Iconic Tehran Conference Photo
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has reportedly summoned the Russian Ambassador to protest the photo op.
Oleg Baklanov, Last Soviet Coup Plotter, Dies
Baklanov was one of a group of hardline communists unhappy with Gorbachev's liberal reforms who led an unsuccessful coup attempt in August 1991.
Russians, Ukrainians Split on Views of Stalin – Poll
“Respect, indifference and sympathy toward Stalin prevail in Russia, while among Ukrainians it’s indifference and negative feelings.”
Putin Urges Russia-Europe Cooperation in Essay on WWII Anniversary
The essay in German newspaper Die Zeit marks the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.
Archeologists Find New Pits at Stalin-Era Moscow Mass Grave
Archeologists have discovered 47 additional pits at the site of the Kommunarka firing range, bringing the total to 134.
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