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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 Soviet Union In the heyday of Sino-Soviet socialist brotherhood in the 1950s, Chinese liked to say that “today’s Soviet Union is tomorrow’s China”, as Beijing faithfully followed Moscow’s every footstep in development. But since the collapse of communist rule and the Soviet Union in early 1990s, the old saying has become an evil omen haunting China’s communist leaders.  ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Brief Loves That Live Forever, by Andrei Makine

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... after the last page is turned. In a series of interlocking episodes, the narrator- like Makine, an orphan- guides us through the totalitarian world of Leonid Brezhnev's Soviet Union. Makine's prose is spare and meditative, and leads us deep into memories of a world now gone. First, we meet a Soviet-era dissident, Dmitri Ress. He has been singled out for particularly harsh ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia to end cold war disarmament programme with the US

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Moscow

    ... The New York Times in Moscow Moscow says it will not renew a 20-year-old programme with the US that led to the dismantling of arms in the former Soviet Union Russia to end arms reduction ... the collapse of the Soviet Union, raising the possibility Russia would be willing to continue initiatives started under the agreement, but with its own financing and supervision. The foreign ministry, ...

  6. Stalin's Children

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... years, second world war, cold war and the break-up of the Soviet Union, but it is the family saga that moves the narrative with force. ... that mixes personal and Soviet history, it delves into the past by recreating what happened to his maternal grandfather, commissar Boris Bibikov, a party stalwart executed by Stalin's secret ...

  7. Purge

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as a sex slave. The two women form a tentative bond that propels both back in time: Zara's grandmother, a victim of Stalin's purge, was sent to Siberia; Aliide recalls the Soviet ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Islanders dream of a taiga economy taking off

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... border town like Shenzhen,' said Fuyuan county chief Wang Jutang. The island, called Bolshoi Ussuriysky in Russian, was seized by the Soviet Red Army in 1929. For the past two years, ...

  10. Secondary school pupils thrive in smaller classes, scholars advise minister

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... It's common sense that students in a crowded classroom... show less concentration.' The maximum class size in secondary schools is 34. The Professional Teachers' Union, which has ... need to do it in top-band schools as students in those schools have always performed well in big classes.' The union says a drop in the number of students by 97,600 across six forms ...




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