Soviet Union

How the Czechs Made the Best of the Worst Battle Tank Ever

The T-72 main battle tank has been the butt of a lot of jokes. The reason behind most of those jokes is obvious: In Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi …

War

A less rose-tinted view of Justin Trudeau’s Canada

Linnea Rowlatt feels her country is less enlightened than often presented<p>Despite pleasure in seeing my country praised, I am not quick to agree with Will Goble that Canada may be considered an enlightened democracy today (Letters, High cost of wrecking the Soviet Union, 11 December). Contrary to …

Canadian News

The Desperate Soviet Violinist

The man who slipped into our cabin that night was a violinist, apparently very good, good enough to have been brought to the capital to perform. Only …

Conservative View

Are We Really Going Back to the Moon, As Trump Claims?

President Trump has directed NASA to refocus its efforts on manned exploration of the moon, Mars, and beyond. But can it actually happen?<p>Stocktrek …

George H. W. Bush

Russia will keep bases in Syria to strike at insurgents - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against insurgents if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.<p>Putin on Monday ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military …

Russia

Battle for Moscow: How Russia Stopped Nazi Germany's Military

Would the capture of Moscow have altered the outcome of World War II? <i>Would the capture of Moscow have altered the outcome of World War II? Losing</i> …

Russia

Roy Moore is a disgrace unfit for the U.S. Senate

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in today’s Alabama special election, is credibly...

Equality

Listen: Author believes this communist government deliberately murdered 3 million people

We will probably never have a final tally on how many people have died under communist regimes. But an author believes that Stalin’s Soviet Union deliberately set out to starve more than 3 million Ukrainian peasants – and she’s written a book detailing her evidence.<p>In “Red Famine: Stalin’s War on …

Communism

The high cost of wrecking the Soviet Union

Will Goble compares the west’s approach to Germany after the second world war with its treatment of Russia after the collapse of communism<p>Natalie Nougayrede is right that post-Soviet Russia should have been offered the “equivalent of a Marshall plan” which “would have prevented its slide towards …

Henry Kissinger

Refuting the Biggest Lies About Communism, Lie #4: Communism is a form of totalitarianism...

- Advertisement -<p><i>by Raymond Lotta</i><p><i>Setting the Record Straight on Communism and Socialist Revolution</i><p><b>Lie #4: Communism is a form of totalitarianism.</b> …

Liberal View

Gazprom gas exports to Europe, Turkey set for fresh record

Gazprom's (OTCPK:OGZPY) natural gas exports to Europe and Turkey are poised to exceed 2016 levels and hit a new record, marking a year of strong …

Business

North Korea says war is coming and the US refuses to back down -- but there's another option

North Korea declared that war is now inevitable between Washington and Pyongyang. The US has stepped up military pressure on North Korea considerably.

North Korea

Olympic officials: No discussions about US not participating in 2018 Olympics

While U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley raised questions about the USA’s participation in the upcoming Olympics in South Korea, …

North Korea

UK attempted trade deals with the Soviet Union – archive, 7 Dec 1960

7 December 1960 The Russians know that British business men are anxious to grasp the opportunities offered to them<p>Anyone who is concerned, as I am, with the development of Britain’s export trade must be struck at once by the contrast between the size, strength, and rapid development of the Soviet …

Brexit

Russia’s Olympic ban worth a second thought

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday decided to ban Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South …

News (China)

My Story

I grew up in a small town in Indiana...<p>My parents were professors and had colleagues and friends from all over the world. They were also members of …

War

Goldman Alum to Help Sell Debt From Places You've Never Heard Of

Raiffeisen Bank International AG wants to boost its ranking among global bond arrangers by opening up debt markets in countries some investors may be …

Business

New Video Highlights Hidden Cold War Bunker in Sweden

Viral footage shows off the site that appears to have been inhabited by Swedish intelligence workers<p>Comment on this Story

War

US releases new trove of secret Kennedy assassination files

Nearly 680 records were made public including 553 never-before-seen files from the Central Intelligence Agency, which had objected to their release …

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lest Ye Forget, Life in the Soviet Union Was Awful

This November marked 100 years since the October Revolution and the beginning of the Soviet Union’s disastrous 69-year experiment with communism. …

Economics

Grabbing Raw Images From A New Russian Satellite

The Soviet Union took the world by surprise when it sent its Sputnik satellite into low earth orbit way back in 1957. The event triggered a space …

Russia

How many Moscows are out there in the world? - Russia Beyond

Did you know that there are approximately 30 cities and villages named Moscow around theworld.You’ll be surprised, but the mostMoscowsare in the U.S.: more than 20.<p>Only threeMoscows(not including the capital) are located in Russia – one in the Tver Region, one in the Pskov Region, and one in the …

Russia

How could Soviet citizens overcome the Iron Curtain during the Cold War? - Russia Beyond

<b>Per aspera ad Europe</b><p>Only an ironclad reason could allow a Soviet citizen to travel to a foreign country. There were several stages a person had to go through to receive an exit visa.<p>Paradoxically, in Soviet times it was much easier to get an entrance visa from the destination country than an exit …

Russia

The Greatest Aviator the West Has Never Heard Of, Marina Lavrentievna Popovich, Has Died.

Popovich, 86 Years Old, Held Over 100 Aviation Records in 40 Different Aircraft.<p>Russian aviator, record holder, engineer and author Marina …

Military Aircraft

Five Revolutionary Soviet Weapons of War That Never Happened

For nearly seven decades, the defense-industrial complex of the Soviet Union went toe-to-toe with the best firms that the West had to offer. In some …

Military History

Russia's Old Plan for Crushing NATO in War Involved Lots of Nuclear Weapons

World War II was the most destructive war in human history. Consider that, a conservative estimate of World War II fatalities [4] is 60 million …

War

CPC idealogue, Yechury exchange ‘friendly fire’

A lively back-and-forth between two communist veterans — Wang Huning, the acknowledged “deep thinker” of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and …

China

When a Hockey Puck Was the Best Weapon for Defeating the Soviet Union

It was, by any measure, an epic celebration, its scope befitting a country that just months earlier had been on the verge of revolution. On March 21 …

Culture

Video: “Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”; Planned US Nuclear Attack Against USSR

<i>According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, “the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack</i> …

War

Sisu Thermal

$26.99<p>When the Soviet Union invaded Finland in 1949, Russian leadership thought the country would be easily conquered.<p>After all, the Soviets had one …

Russia