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September 21, 2016
Russia to send its aircraft carrier to eastern Mediterranean
The Russian navy will send its sole aircraft carrier to the eastern Mediterranean as part of Moscow's efforts to reaffirm its ...
September 21, 2016
Svetlana Alexievich, Margo Jefferson up for nonfiction prize
Books about life in the Soviet Union, a black writer's childhood in postwar Chicago and one man's attempt to live like a ...
September 12, 2016
Czechs mourn gymnastics great Vera Caslavska who died at 74
Czechs paid on Monday a final farewell to the late Vera Caslavska, a seven-time Olympic gymnastics champion best remembered ...
September 08, 2016
Russia: Israel, Palestinian leaders agree to meet for talks
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that the Israeli and the Palestinian leaders have agreed "in principle" to ...
September 07, 2016
Sam Iacobellis, who led rollout of B-1 bombers, dies at 87
Sam Iacobellis, the Rockwell International engineer who met President Ronald Reagan's challenge to deliver 100 B-1 bombers ...
September 02, 2016
President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan dies at age 78
Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan as its only president in a ...
August 31, 2016
Vera Caslavska, Czech gymnastics great, dies at 74
Vera Caslavska, a seven-time Olympic gymnastics gold medalist who stood up against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of ...
August 30, 2016
Reports: Uzbek concert cancelled amid president health doubt
News agencies report a concert marking Uzbekistan's 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union has been cancelled ...
August 28, 2016
Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized
Uzbekistan's government issued an unusual statement on Sunday announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who ...
August 24, 2016
Documents: Soviets worried about detente after Nixon quit
Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future ...
August 19, 2016
Russia marks 25 years since failed Soviet coup
Several dozen Russians gathered on Friday for a protest reunion to mark the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt which heralded ...
August 17, 2016
25 years on, Russians tell of how they defeated a coup
The KGB major was on vacation in the Russian countryside in August 1991 when he woke up to a radio broadcast announcing a ...
August 13, 2016
Report: Soviet had state-backed doping plan for '84 Olympics
The New York Times is reporting that the Soviet Union had a state-sponsored doping program ahead of the 1984 Olympics before ...
July 31, 2016
Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril
Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been ...
July 27, 2016
Former Swedish communist leader Hermansson dies at 98
Carl-Henrik Hermansson, who led Sweden's communist party as it broke its allegiance to the Soviet Union, has died. He was 98.
July 25, 2016
Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia's problems
While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are ...
July 04, 2016
'Surfer Republican' Russia's unlikely advocate in Congress
When several members of Congress accused Vladimir Putin's Russia of human rights abuses and aggression toward its neighbors, ...
July 02, 2016
Olympians who found workaround to political circumstances
Track officials say Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova could be allowed to compete at the Olympics even though the rest ...
June 28, 2016
Former Red Army base to house Poland's Soviet-era monuments
Polish authorities are planning to move more than 200 communist-era monuments to Soviet troops into a former Red Army base ...
June 27, 2016
Paint splashed on controversial Mannerheim plaque in Russia
A plaque commemorating Carl Mannerheim in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has been splashed with red paint, highlighting ...