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Five key dates for post-Soviet Russia

Moscow - Here are five major dates in Russia since the disintegration of the USSR or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Russia's post-Soviet military engagements beyond its borders

Moscow - The military intervention in Syria ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday marks the first time that Moscow has taken part in a war far from its borders since its troops fought in Afghanistan in the late Soviet era.

Nazi letter to Soviet wartime agent found in Japan

Toukyo - A birthday letter from a Nazi foreign minister to a legendary spy credited with helping turn the tide of Germany's advance on Moscow has been found in Tokyo, a book dealer said Tuesday.

Nuclear waste in Kara Sea could spread to other continents

In 1992 the world learned the former Soviet Union had used the Arctic Ocean as a dumping ground for liquid and solid nuclear waste. The waste, including nuclear subs was mostly confined to an area off the coast of Novaya Zemlya, in the Kara Sea.

Did Brad Pitt buy a Soviet Tank?

Actor Brad Pitt has many Hollywood observers confused over his recent purchase of a 36 ton Soviet era tank for personal use.

First-ever war crimes prosecution against Soviet Army in Hungary

Budapest - Hungary’s National Office of Investigation (NNI) has begun an inquiry into a 66-year-old war crime allegedly committed by the Soviet Red Army in which 32 men aged mainly between 16-22 were summarily shot in front of their parents.

Teens detained after Polish cemetery vandalised in Brest, Belarus

Brest - Police in western Belarus have detained three teenagers who are accused of vandalising a Polish cemetery in the town of Brest on the night of August 25.

Former Soviet Political Prisoner, 75, Beaten To Death

Man beaten to death because he passes on buying a stranger's religious CD.

Soviet propaganda cartoons come to video

The four-DVD set 'Animated Soviet Propaganda' opens the vaults on decades of Cold War humor.

Dark Clouds Forming As Winter Approaches In Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (dpa) - After ten years of Soviet occupation and another decade of civil war, few observers thought the situation in Afghanistan could get any worse. Yet it is poised to do so. This month a harsh winter is bringing another year of fighting...

A Miner's Life Counts For Little In Donetsk

Donetsk, Ukraine (dpa) - The pit foreman tears open the door to the winding tower. A gust of wind blows Pyotr Sakharov and his men into a gloomy corridor. It is dark. The lights are broken, and the miners on the early shift have to feel their way t...

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A group of T-54 tanks. The USSR exported mainly T-54 and the upgraded T-55 to its Third World client...
A group of T-54 tanks. The USSR exported mainly T-54 and the upgraded T-55 to its Third World clients.
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Exhibition banner for the Russian Revolution  outside the British Library.
Exhibition banner for the Russian Revolution, outside the British Library.
A Soviet T-55 tank exhibited at the Imperial War Museum.
A Soviet T-55 tank exhibited at the Imperial War Museum.

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