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January 27, 2016
Lithuania opens mass trial for 1991 Soviet crackdown
A mass trial has started in Lithuania against 65 former Soviet officials charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and ...
January 25, 2016
Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a "time bomb" ...
January 13, 2016
Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown
With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians on Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that ...
December 29, 2015
Former US defense secretary: Nuclear dangers are growing
A former U.S. defense secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks ...
December 01, 2015
Marcus Klingberg, Israeli who spied for Soviets, dies
Marcus Klingberg, an Israeli scientist jailed for passing information on biological warfare to the Soviet Union, has died.
November 24, 2015
Convicted spy Ronald Pelton freed from US custody
A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career ...
November 16, 2015
AP Exclusive: A Soviet sprinter who said no to steroids
The story of my close call with doping in the Soviet Union began in 1967, when I was 17 and had just returned home from ...
November 11, 2015
Helmut Schmidt dies at 96, ex-chancellor and elder statesman
Helmut Schmidt was blunt and down to earth, decisive and brimming with self-confidence. The attributes that won him plaudits ...
November 11, 2015
Doping scandal threatens Russia's storied sports legacy
The day after the 2014 Sochi Olympics ended with Russia atop the medals table, a beaming President Vladimir Putin presented ...
November 06, 2015
Baltic countries to calculate damage of Soviet occupation
The three Baltic countries will "scientifically" calculate the losses caused by nearly five decades of Soviet occupation so ...
October 16, 2015
Olympic fencing champion Mikhail Burtsev dies at 59
Mikhail Burtsev, an Olympic fencer who won gold medals for the Soviet Union in 1976 and 1980, died Friday, the Russian ...
October 13, 2015
UN rights expert airs doubts about Belarus election result
A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he ...
October 09, 2015
Correction: Nobel-Literature story
In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been ...
October 08, 2015
Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for chronicling the great tragedies of ...
September 29, 2015
Poland moves to take in ethnic Poles from former USSR
Poland has earmarked funds to bring in tens of thousands of ethnic Poles now living in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other former ...
September 28, 2015
Russian ambassador says he regrets words that offended Poles
Russia's ambassador to Poland has partly backtracked from an accusation that Poland bears some blame for starting World War ...
September 17, 2015
Russian who 'saved the world' recalls his decision as 50/50
The elderly former Soviet military officer who answers the door is known in the West as "The man who saved the world." A ...
August 25, 2015
Soviet WWII plane, Jewish tombstones found in Polish rivers
As river levels in Poland fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, Jewish tombstones and a Soviet fighter plane with the ...
August 21, 2015
Czech historians count victims of 1968 Soviet-led invasion
Czech historians have documented all known victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in a new book, as the ...