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Soviet Union

Art House: ice hockey star Kharlamov is the stuff of 'Legend'

Valeri Kharlamov was a Soviet-era ice hockey star widely considered to be one of the game's greats.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 8:46am

Former USSR internet domain a haven for cyber-criminals

Security experts say the .su internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has become a haven for hackers who have flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send spam and steal money.

2 Jun 2013 - 2:44am

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

Siberian-born Andrei Makine's latest novel lives in the memory long after the last page is turned.

12 May 2013 - 2:07pm

Chinese nationalism flares up ahead of Xi's visit to Russia

Angry Chinese nationalist comments demanding the return of territories flooded the official microblogs of Russia's embassy to China on Tuesday, ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:18pm 1 comment

Xi's 'southern tour' speech shows why women's rights must advance

A speech Xi Jinping made during his "southern tour" last month is being circulated within party ranks, veteran journalist Gao Yu said in an article published on the website of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The full text of the speech has been posted online. If that is indeed the speech Xi made, then it is clear China has a new leader who is more conservative and more intractable than his predecessors.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am 1 comment

FBI watched Stalin's daughter after defection, new papers reveal

Newly declassified documents show that the FBI kept close tabs on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter after her high-profile defection to the US in 1967, gathering details from informants about how her arrival was affecting international relations.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Last statue of Lenin taken down in Ulan Bator

Mongolia's capital has removed its last statue of Lenin, one of the final vestiges of the country's longtime alliance with the Soviet Union as it fosters closer links to the West and China.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:07am

Russia to end cold war disarmament programme with the US

The Russian government said it would not renew a hugely successful 20-year partnership with the United States to safeguard and dismantle nuclear and chemical weapons in the former Soviet Union when the programme expires next spring, a potentially grave setback in the fraying relationship between the former cold war enemies.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Midwest state relishing its moment in the spotlight

During his visit next week to Iowa, Vice-President Xi Jinping will reconnect with acquaintances he met decades ago rather than touch on anything concerning Sino-US ties, but the brief stop is significant for both the Midwestern state and for Xi himself.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

We won't fall like USSR, Beijing vows

Beijing marked the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union's collapse by pledging that China would adhere to its stability-based growth model despite mounting challenges to the legitimacy of one-party rule.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am