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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Paranoia from Soviet Union collapse haunts China's Communist Party, 22 years on

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 03:44pm by Carry Huang

    ... of the military institution and son-in-law of former president Li Xiannian, produced the work. Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason ... and military disloyalty brought down the governing party.  “Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse?” Xi asked, according to a summary of his comments ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Soviet soldier found alive in Afghanistan after 30 years

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Draftee was presumed dead in Afghan battle but is alive and known as Sheikh Abdullah Soviet soldier found after 30 years A Soviet soldier who disappeared more than 30 years ... soldiers still missing from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan said they had discovered Bakhretdin Khakimov, last seen in September 1980. Khakimov, then aged 20, had been serving with the 101st ...

  3. We Are What We Are

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui We Are What We Are Francisco Barreiro, Carmen Beato, Miriam Balderas, Alan Chavez Director: Jorge Michel Grau 'A cannibal gore-fest!' screams the review-quote-cum-spoiler on the DVD of Mexican filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau's dir ...

  4. News - World

    Ukraine crisis evokes bad memories of Soviet invasion for some in Europe

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:36pm by BLOOM

    ... fissure that can't be mended within a single generation." In Budapest, some Hungarians likened the events in Ukraine to their country's 1956 revolution that the Soviet Union ... just the ghost of the Soviet Union coming back, but rather that of Russia going back hundreds of years when it ruled or influenced the nations surrounding it. Russia's conception of itself ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Former Soviet Union interpreter Viktor Sukhodrev dies, aged 81

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... and was held in awe by others in the field, but in other ways was something of an enigma. He wore fashionable clothing not available in the old Soviet Union, and he had a smooth urbanity that was more ... Viktor Sukhodrev  1932-2014 Viktor Sukhodrev, an interpreter who was at the side of every Soviet leader for three decades as the English-language voice of the Kremlin and who was often the third ...

  6. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Will new security panel be US or Soviet flavoured?

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 10:32am by Cary Huang

    ... the committee would likely be highly centralised, but not follow the Soviet example. “The committee probably will be closer to the US National Security Council than the former Soviet Union’s KGB, even ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Plenum resolution was typically vague on the role and structure of new intelligence panel Will new security panel be US or Soviet flavoured? The security ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    CIA's war of words with the Soviets

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by GDN

    ... publisher for his novel, he sent it to the rich, young, eccentric, communist publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, in Italy. Denounced in the Soviet Union, the novel received enormous publicity abroad, ... of parents and sisters who had emigrated back in 1920 against him, he nevertheless made a name for himself as a poet, became a member of the Union of Soviet Writers, and was eminent enough ...

  8. News - World - LITERATURE

    US CIA reveals how it used Doctor Zhivago to undermine Soviet Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... the novel and British intelligence first recognised its propaganda value in 1958, sending the CIA two rolls of film of its pages and suggesting it be spread through the Soviet Union and eastern ... publishing industry would not touch it, but an Italian literary scout took a copy of the manuscript out of the Soviet Union and an Italian company published it in 1957. Shortly afterwards, the CIA ...

  9. Secret to Soviet spies' legendary drinking prowess finally revealed- perhaps

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The makers of hangover cure KGB claim it is one of the last secrets to come out of the former Soviet Union- and say no one should be surprised the Russians succeeded in finding ... nuclear submarines. At their military and medical academies, Russia had a lot of great men who developed a lot of great products.' According to its makers, KGB was developed at St Petersburg ...

  10. News - World

    Lauded by the West, hated by ex-Soviets: Eduard Shevardnadze dies aged 86

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... Soviet Union, those nostalgic for a return to superpower status lumped Shevardnadze with Gorbachev in the ranks of the unpardonable. Shevardnadze resigned in December 1990, warning that reform was collapsing and dictatorship was imminent. A year later, the Soviet Union collapsed in the wake of an attempted hard-line coup against Gorbachev. Shevardnadze returned to Georgia after its first ...




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