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Russian October Revolution: What happened 100 years ago?

Russian October Revolution: What happened 100 years ago?

The Russian October Revolution, one of the most significant political events of the twentieth century marked its 100 years on Wednesday, as per the Soviet's old calendar.

Oct 28, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
'India-US alliance to check China's rise will be catastrophic'

'India-US alliance to check China's rise will be catastrophic'

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held their maiden meeting at the White House, a state-run Chinese daily said that any attempt by India to become US ally to counter China will not be in its interests and could even lead to catastrophic results.

Jun 27, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Former US spymasters express concern over China's rise

Two former CIA directors have expressed concern over the rise of an aggressive China which, they say, is seeking to check US influence in the region and dominate Asia.

Feb 02, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
Soviet Union had anticipated Rajiv would be Indira Gandhi's heir, not Sanjay: CIA papers

Soviet Union had anticipated Rajiv would be Indira Gandhi's heir, not Sanjay: CIA papers

In a report prepared a day after Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984, the CIA assessed that Moscow will be well placed to manipulate India's heightened security concerns.

Jan 25, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose didn't die in plane crash, claims new book

Last year, on Netaji's 119th birth anniversary on January 23, as many as 100 secret files were made public by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Jan 06, 2017, 19:50 PM IST

Margaret Thatcher's resignation shocked US, Soviet Union: Files

Margaret Thatcher became the British Prime Minister on May 04, 1979, and was the first woman to hold the position in British history.

Dec 30, 2016, 14:54 PM IST
North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

In the Pyongyang subway, commuters in one station crowded around a glass case containing a Castro obituary published by the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun.

Nov 28, 2016, 15:52 PM IST
Castro was an inspiration for Kerala Communists

Castro was an inspiration for Kerala Communists

Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over power to his brother Raul in 2008.
 

Nov 26, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

UK foreign minister plays down new Cold War with Russia

British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday it was not "entirely right" to talk about a new Cold War with Russia because Moscow did not pose as much of a threat to global stability as the former Soviet Union had.

Oct 13, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Afghan refugees leave Pakistan over tougher measures on visits home

More than five times the number of Afghan refugees returned home from Pakistan in August than in July, the United Nations` refugee office said on Tuesday, seeking to escape harassment in the host nation and stiffer measures on visits home. 

Sep 06, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

Fire kills at least 16 in Moscow printing works

A fire in a warehouse at a Moscow printing works killed at least 16 people on Saturday morning, an Emergencies Ministry official told Rossiya-24 TV station.

Aug 27, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

Japan protests to Russia over man detained on disputed island

Japan on Monday lodged a diplomatic protest with Russia over the detention of a Japanese citizen visiting an island disputed by the two countries.

Aug 22, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
Vladimir Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff

Vladimir Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff

Ivanov, a reputed hawk who served as defence minister from 2001 to 2007, was appointed Kremlin chief of staff in late 2011.

Aug 12, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

Peter Thiel tells Republican convention he is ''proud to be gay''

Republican National Convention to urge the country to discard petty cultural battles.

Jul 22, 2016, 08:49 AM IST
After PM Modi's US visit, Subramanian Swamy says America behaving like erstwhile Soviet Union

After PM Modi's US visit, Subramanian Swamy says America behaving like erstwhile Soviet Union

Swamy's comments may draw fresh controversy as his assertion may seem opposite to his party's stand on the fresh thaw between US and India relations.

Jun 10, 2016, 12:53 PM IST
Russia marks WWII victory anniversary with military parade – In Pics

Russia marks WWII victory anniversary with military parade – In Pics

An estimated 27 million of the former Soviet Union`s soldiers and civilians were killed in World War II.

May 09, 2016, 14:33 PM IST
Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday to mark 30 years since the world`s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.

Apr 26, 2016, 15:45 PM IST
Cubans embrace the English language as Cold War enmity fades

Cubans embrace the English language as Cold War enmity fades

Gilberto Gonzalez learned Russian at a school in Havana at the height of the Cold War when the Soviet Union was Cuba`s closest ally, but 30 years later he`s rusty and remembers little more than, `da,` and `nyet.`

Apr 11, 2016, 22:58 PM IST

Plane that crashed in South Sudan was in no state to fly

"The An-12B was is no state to fly because it failed to undergo timely technical servicing... That should have included work on extending its resources and exploitation timeframe," Antonov said in a statement.

Nov 05, 2015, 05:10 AM IST

Russia no longer a superpower: US

Russia is no longer a superpower as its deteriorating economy is ranked "somewhere behind Spain", the White House today said and stressed that Moscow's influence is limited compared to the erstwhile Soviet Union.

Oct 30, 2015, 01:31 AM IST