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Articles with tag "Soviet Union"
Moscow Says Berlin Tried to 'Demonize Russia' with Famine Ruling
Moscow said Thursday that a decision by German lawmakers to recognize the 1930s starvation of millions in Ukraine as "genocide" was an attempt to...
Russia Bans ‘Provocative’ Soviet Famine Documentary
Russia has banned the screening of a documentary on the Soviet famine that drove civilians into cannibalism and killed an estimated 5 million people, saying...
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Adam Curtis Delivers Harrowing But Essential View of Post-Soviet Russia in New Series
Nobody can accuse Adam Curtis of lacking ambition in his new BBC series “Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone.” In a harrowing seven-hour viewing...
Mikhail Gorbachev, Last Soviet Leader and Architect of Perestroika, Dies at 91
Admired in the West for his role in ending the Cold War, Gorbachev was a divisive figure at home.
Latvia Removes Controversial Soviet Monument
Thousands of ethnic Russians rallied at the monument on May 9 every year to commemorate victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.
Countries Dismantle Soviet-Era Monuments as Russia's Ukraine Invasion Fuels Tensions
Eastern European countries are seeking to distance themselves from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.
Russia Hands Down First Fine for Soviet-Nazi Comparisons
Critics of the new law say it is the latest attempt by Moscow to shape historical memory.
Russia Marks Nazi Invasion Anniversary Amid Ukraine War
The country is commemorating the start of World War II with a series of events as its ongoing invasion to "denazify" Ukraine looms.
Top Yeltsin Aide Gennady Burbulis Dies at 76
Burbulis helped draft the Belovezha Accords, which declared the end of the U.S.S.R., in 1991.
Russian Communists Stage Red Square Induction for Young Pioneers
Roughly 5,000 schoolchildren were given the title “All-Russian Pioneers” to mark the Soviet youth organization's 100th anniversary.
Siberian Students Uncover Soviet Peers' Wish for Peace in 50-Year-Old Time Capsule
The time capsule was opened during celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Young Pioneers, the Soviet youth organization.
Old And New
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.
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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.
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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."
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