Soviet Union

12 celebrities you didn't realize were refugees

As the refugee crisis remains in the international spotlight, it's a good time to take note of what they're capable of.<p>Refugees are people who have …

Russia

America Has a Long Tradition of Covertly Flying Enemy Aircraft

<b>By Tom Cooper</b><p>On Sept. 6, 2017, the U.S. Air Force announced that one of its aircraft had crashed the previous day in the Nevada Test and Training …

Military History

Why Soviet prison-style tattoos are gaining popularity

The Gulag prison system of the Soviet Union produced a tattoo culture with dark, political and religious themes.<p>Badges of pride for the hardest in society, they became commonplace throughout the criminal fraternity.<p>Now a new generation of young tattoo enthusiasts in Moscow are bringing back the …

Tattoos

The independence movements around the world

Catalonia's push for independence from Spain seized headlines this month, capturing international attention as a potentially successful separatist …

Politics

China's Undewater Nukes: The Most Dangerous Nuclear Threat No One Is Talking About?

<i>Deployed appropriately, any of the more modern submarines can strike the United States with nuclear missiles. The Type 096 can strike the U.S. from</i> …

War

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons: Presseler Should Worry About Whom?

Meanwhile, the former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler popularly known as ‘Delhi’s man in Washington’, last month in his opinion for the Hill, made …

Pakistan

Tree lions: England's remote Russian World Cup base for players and WAGS revealed

Our Three Lions aces and their Wags will spend the Russia World Cup based in a remote woodland hotel one guest described as a “Soviet …

St. Petersburg

Philippine And ASEAN Perspectives On Korean Nuclear And Missile Crisis – Analysis

A succession of nuclear and missile tests and vocal response from its neighbors and the US put the spotlight back again on one of the world’s most …

South China Sea

I Posted a Graphic Selfie of My Beating to Tell the World #MeToo

“Get undressed!” the taxi driver demanded and gestured with a knife. He pulled over the deserted side of the highway with piles of construction …

Tahrir Square

The History of Russian Involvement in America's Race Wars

From propaganda posters to Facebook ads, 80-plus years of Russian meddling.<p>According to a spate of recent reports, accounts tied to the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency—a Russian “troll factory”— used social media and Google during the 2016 electoral campaign to deepen political and …

Politics

The U.S. Navy Wanted to Merge a Battleship and an Aircraft Carrier (To Fight Russia)

In the early 1980s, the Reagan Administration was looking to fund high visibility defense programs. Reagan had been elected on a platform of …

Military

Money laundering trial could further chill already tense US-Turkish relations

U.S. and Turkish relations are already severely strained, and an upcoming trial in New York involving a businessman with links to Ankara's political …

Turkey

Trump says he’ll allow release of secret JFK assassination files

President Trump said today he will let the National Archives go ahead with the release of thousands of pages of secret government documents about the …

JFK Assassination

Russia confronts its past in teaching of 1917 revolution

Glorified during the Soviet era but denounced at the fall of the USSR, the 1917 Russian revolution is now taught in schools with a neutrality the …

Russia

9 Things Lithuanians Are Most Proud Of

Basketball<p>Basketball is like a second (if not the first) religion in Lithuania, and is much more than just a game to the nation. Ever since the …

Europe

No pomp as Russia revolution centenary nears

MOSCOW: A century after its revolution shook the world, Russia strives to strike an odd balance between remembering the uprising that brought about …

Russia

Trump tweets he’ll allow release of classified JFK shooting files

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to announce that he’ll authorize the release of “classified” information in the assassination …

Donald Trump

After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted

TOKYO — Have North Korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they have altered the geological structure of the land? Some analysts now see signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which North Korea detonates its nuclear bombs, is suffering from “tired mountain syndrome.”<p>The mountain …

North Korea

Why does Putin want to control Ukraine? Ask Stalin.

In February 2014, men dressed in camouflage, driving armored trucks and carrying military-issue weapons emerged from the Russian military base in Sevastopol and began streaming across the Ukrainian province of Crimea. Within hours, they had occupied town halls and television stations. Within days, …

Russia

NATO Is Building a 'Silver Bullet' to Destroy Russia's New Tanks

Moscow can't be happy.The technology sounds like a lethal Rube Goldberg machine: an electrical circuit generates high voltage pulses, that ignites a …

Russia

Russia's Putin Reveals His Biggest Mistake: Trusting the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West has exploited his country's goodwill and disregarded the sovereignty of countries around the world.

Russia

Iran Is Too Much of a Mess to Acquire Russian Weaponry

This story originally appeared on Sept. 12, 2016. News reports claim that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in the process of deploying Russian-made …

Iran

‘The decline of Russian dominance is striking’: readers respond from the Stans

Guardian Cities readers on the rise of the shopping mall, rivalry between oil-rich Kazakhstan and its rural neighbours – and even a defence of dictatorship<p>We received many responses to our callout for readers’ contributions to our special report on the Stans – thanks to all who sent us words or …

Central Asia

Video: In St. Petersburg, legacy of Nazi siege lives on

As Russia’s cultural hub, St. Petersburg delights millions of tourists every year. Founded by Peter the Great, the city was renamed Petrograd during World War I then Leningrad upon the death of Lenin. It became St. Petersburg again when the Soviet Union collapsed. Although the city’s identity was …

European News

Lithuania goes online with files local spies wrote for KGB

Cold War-era espionage files that were handwritten by Lithuanians who spied for the Soviet Union are being made available online thanks to a …

Business

Why you shouldn’t trust the recent gains in oil prices - MarketWatch

Given the historic summit between Saudi Arabia and Russia in early October — the first time a sitting Saudi king has visited the Kremlin — one cannot …

Business

What Does the Latest F-35 Data Breach Teach Us About Defense Industrial Espionage?

Autarky has its merits. If partners don't have your unclassified data, it can't be taken from them.

U.S. Department of Defense

Synthpop Pioneers Soviet Reissues Cult Classic 'We Are Eyes. We Are Builders'

For the first time ever on vinyl comes the expanded reissue of SOVIET's 2001 cult classic album We Are Eyes, We Are Builders. Originally released via …

Electronic Music

The Ghosts of 1910: Reading the “The Daisy” and the Young Now Dead

Halloween is coming, the holy day that reminds us that the young will soon be the old and the old the dead. All this new will become ancient and much …

Russia

Missing murals: the lost Soviet art of the Stans

Protecting a reminder of a fallen political system is not high on the urban preservation list in Central Asian cities. Countless mosaics have been destroyed<p>Today, many of the cities of the Central Asian Stans are defined by a new “trophy city” architecture meant to reflect modernity and progress, …

Photography