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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mikhail Gorbachev the whipping boy of disciples of lost Soviet empire

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:08pm by WASHPOST

    ... parliament are more nostalgic than ever for the Soviet Union- and on the prowl for someone to blame for its loss. Why not 83-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev? Five deputies of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, have asked the prosecutor general to investigate Gorbachev, who was the president of the Soviet Union when it collapsed in 1991, and bring him to account. Many Russians- ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For Russia, military intervention in Crimea is a risk worth taking

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:57pm by DANIEL WAGNER

    ... of the Soviet Union, Crimea became part of independent Ukraine. Tensions over jurisdictional authority and the administration of Russia's Black Sea Fleet have been present between the two countries ... influences in the region. In the absence of any meaningful military response by either Europe or the US- which is not expected- Vladimir Putin appears to have achieved what many Russians have sought ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine warns Russia over ‘military aggression’ in Crimea

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:37pm by Reuters

    ... by Soviet Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1954. The United States says any Russian military action would be a grave mistake. But Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Moscow would ... of thousands of them returned to their homeland after Ukraine gained independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991. ...




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