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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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- ...

  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. 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. 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Modern luxury meets Soviet retro chic as GUM turns 120

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 01:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the other shops and also some goods that people from other parts of the Soviet Union did not even recognise.” When the Soviet Union fell, people came and queued again, but this time for the openings ... Germain Moyon in Moscow In Soviet days, people queued here to buy Romanian boots or East German bras, but Moscow’s vast GUM shopping arcade, which turns 120 this year, is now a luxury ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    Guangdong chief justice calls for reform of China's 'Soviet' court system

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:07pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... similar to the trial mechanism in the Soviet Union,” Zheng said. “The current system doesn’t suit the developments of our times.” As the mainland moves towards a more market-oriented economy, ... Head of Guangdong Higher People's Court calls for less interference from superiors and local governments, and changes to Soviet-style model Guangdong’s top judge has criticised ...

  10. 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 such a remedy ahead of western companies. 'Russia put the first man into space,' said American Kurt Stahl, a partner in the St Petersburg consortium selling the cure. 'They developed ...




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