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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 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 ...
September 10, 2015
To Russia, Syria is key in history of seeking Mideast allies
Russia's deployment of military advisers and troops to Syria to back President Bashar Assad in the country's civil war is 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 ...
July 29, 2015
Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death
Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.
July 22, 2015
Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60
Some Poles liken the skyscraper to an elephant in lace underpants. A famous poet dubbed it "the nightmare of a drunken baker.
May 15, 2015
Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure
A Russian organization that restored a Soviet-era forced-labor camp as a memorial for the victims of political repression ...
May 13, 2015
Hungary honors its 700,000 victims of Soviet labor camps
Karoly Miklosi was heading to his job at a print shop in February 1945 when the Soviets nabbed him for slave labor. They took ...
May 09, 2015
Putin takes swipe at US in Victory Day speech
Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military ...
May 07, 2015
V-Day in Russia evokes national pride at difficult time
If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune "Katyusha" ...
April 23, 2015
Afghan museum seeks to remember anti-Soviet war
The Jihad Museum in the Afghan city of Herat sits in a hillside garden, surrounded by blooming rose bushes and the detritus ...