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Once a shrine to Lenin, his birthplace city seeks a new identity

Ulyanovsk - Crowds are sparse these days at the world's biggest Lenin museum in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk, which has fences round it to protect visitors after several massive panels dropped off its facade.

Russia's left split between Communist Party and radical groups

Moscow - Nostalgic for a Soviet past they barely remember, young Russian Communists still dream of a "bright future" as promised by the October Revolution a hundred years ago.

Russia's brief sexual revolution after October 1917

Moscow - October 1917 brought not only political but also sexual revolution to Russia, with the early Soviets promoting female emancipation and the end of the traditional family, before a swift return to the old moral order.

Born with 1917 Revolution, centenarian recalls its impact

Sanktpeterburg - Maria Ryabtseva was just a baby when the 1917 October Revolution broke out. Since then the former nurse has lived through extraordinary events from the USSR's birth and death to the dominance of President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Communists call for rallies to mark revolution centenary

Moscow - Russia's Communist Party on Monday called for rallies to celebrate 100 years since the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, in contrast to the government which has remained largely silent on the centenary.

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 the Soviet Union, while stopping short of romanticising regime change.

Cuba, Bolivia, remembering 'Che' 50 years after death

Havana - A half-century after his death, Ernesto "Che" Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967.

A century on, royal family's letters return to Russia

Sanktpeterburg - From telegrams about hunting parties to anguished letters over the Bolshevik takeover, a trove of documents detailing the private lives of Russia's Romanov family has returned home 100 years after the 1917 revolution.

'Hillbilly Elegy' writer J.D. Vance is seeking rustbelt startups

Writer and venture capitalist J.D. Vance is partnering up with Revolution LLC to fund startup potential outside of Silicon Valley.

Russia conflicted on how to mark 100 years since revolutions

Moscow - It was the year that ended centuries of royal rule, brought two revolutions, ushered in Soviet domination and changed the course of Russian history irrevocably.

Review: EC Twins phenomenal on new track 'Revolution' with Guordan Banks Special

EC Twins have released their brand new track, "Revolution," on their new record label, Sony Music, and it has gone viral.

Thousands on streets of Tunis for revolution anniversary

Tunis - Thousands gathered in the Tunisian capital Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the uprising that inspired the Arab Spring.

Disillusion rife five years after Tunisia uprising

Sidi Bouzid - A giant portrait of the Tunisian street vendor who started a revolution watches over the town where he set himself alight in a desperate act of protest. But five years later, pride has been replaced by disillusion."The revolution?

10,000 march in Moscow to mark 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

Moscow - Around 10,000 people marched through central Moscow on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution after an official military parade in the iconic Red Square."Long live the workers!

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Former president Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in 14 months at a school in Havana, media in Cuba reported Friday.

No end to Middle East strife without Iran: Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's president said Wednesday that the world needs its help to stabilise a troubled Middle East, in remarks pointing to the wider ramifications of a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

Op-Ed: Nanotechnology likely to be the next big technological revolution

Is technological progress slowing down? Are we simply refining technological advances originally made in the 1980s or earlier? Fear not: there is a next wave that will revolutionize technology. And it's small. Real small. A look at nanotechnology.

Islamist party congratulates rival for Tunisia vote win

Tunis - The leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party congratulated his secular rival Monday for "his party's win" in a general election seen as critical for democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Primetime TV Favorites Special

With the fall television season quickly approaching, it's now time to catch up on your favorite network series. If you're a fan of drama ('The Good Wife'), the procedural ('NCIS') or comedy ('Parks And Recreation'), there is a DVD collection for you.

Wealth gap: U.S. descending into feudalism warns plutocrat

Seattle - An American plutocrat has warned that the United States will descend into feudalism and could face social upheaval as the gap between super-rich and the rest widens.

Two cops, one shopper killed in bizarre Las Vegas shooting

Las Vegas - Two suspects shouting "this is a revolution" killed two Las Vegas police officers at a pizza parlor Sunday and killed a third person at a nearby store before fatally shooting themselves.

Thinking Moms’ Revolution: Autism Month Team TMR Announcement

Autism month in the United States starts with the announcement of the formation of Team TMR, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization created by the founders of the Thinking Moms’ Revolution. TMR is a group of 23 moms and one dad.

Russell Brand: Elites don't follow their own rules

In a follow up to his interview with Oprah Winfrey, comedian and political activist Russell Brand breaks down the "war on drugs" in a new YouTube video.

Ukraine's second 'revolution' still looking for its colour

Kiev - Standing on the top floor of the giant Ukraine Hotel on the capital's Independence Square, guests may be forgiven in thinking that the crisis currently rocking the country is yellow and blue, the national colour.

Ukraine poised for revolution Special

Kiev - Ukraine’s violent clashes over the last two days have some believing the end of President Viktor Yanukovych’s government is near. The violence comes after months of tension following Yanukovych’s decision to bring closer ties with Russia.

Thai protesters march again in bid to bring down government

Bangkok - Protesters in Thailand, readying for an attempted revolution later this month, took to the streets on Sunday and marched through the capital city.

Hungary remembers 1956 Revolution against Soviet rule

Budapest - On this day 57 years ago, on October 23, 1956, an uprising began against Soviet rule by Hungarian students, joined by workers, teachers, and people from all walks of life, as well as all political stripes from monarchists to Marxists.

Review: New on DVD for September 10 Special

This week’s releases include a number of the latest seasons from a variety of TV shows; a real-life ocean adventure; a charismatic WWI miniseries; an intergalactic fight; an unsettling horror movie; and an illogical but entertaining shark picture.

Billy Burke is talkin' about television's 'Revolution' Special

Portraying the unlikely hero of the action/drama series ‘Revolution’ (now on Blu-ray/DVD), the former 'Twilight' actor sheds light on the first season of the hit show and what's next for the survivors of a world left in darkness in its sophomore year.

Review: New on DVD for August 20 Special

This week’s releases include an excellent family drama from a child’s perspective; a clever comedy about the apocalypse; an immature compilation of pop culture references; a couple of bloody horror flicks; and an environmental awakening.
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Tim Guinee (with Anna Lise Phillips) in the current television ratings hit  Revolution
Tim Guinee (with Anna Lise Phillips) in the current television ratings hit 'Revolution'
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Ambassador István Emri introduced the main speaker at the event.
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FC forward Ryan Johnson (centre) finds an opening while being surrounded by Revolution players
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Koevermans leaps over fallen Revolution defender Franco Coria
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After attending a mass at the Church, Ladies in White group in Havana peacefully march demanding the release of their loved ones who are political prisoners.
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Actor Billy Burke stars as Miles Matheson in the hit television series  Revolution
Actor Billy Burke stars as Miles Matheson in the hit television series 'Revolution'
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photo of book, "Inside the Revolution," by Joel C. Rosenberg
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukrain...
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich in the village Novi Petrivtsi outside Kiev February 22, 2014
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A man takes pictures as anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich in the village Novi Petrivtsi, outside Kiev February 22, 2014
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Map showing protest areas in the world on May 12, 2012
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Tracy Spiridakos (Charlie) and Billy Burke (Miles) star in 'Revolution'
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Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Miles (Burke) and Rachel Matheson (Elizabeth Mitchell) in a scene from 'Revolution'
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The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
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Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and defender Darrius Barnes look on helplessly as TFC strik...
Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and defender Darrius Barnes look on helplessly as TFC striker Danny Koevermans knocks in the game-tying goal
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A woman holds a poster of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko as anti-government protesters wait for her arrival in Independence Square in Kiev February 22, 2014
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People look through windows of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich as anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds in the village Novi Petrivtsi, outside Kiev February 22, 2014
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