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NASA`s Mars Opportunity breaks `out of this world` distance record

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:04

NASA`s Opportunity Mars rover has now become the first vehicle to travel farther than any other man made vehicle on the surface of another world.

Ukraine seeks to ban Communist Party

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 21:28

Ukraine sought on Tuesday to ban the Communist Party more than two decades after the Soviet Union`s collapse because of its alleged support for pro-Russian insurgents battling government forces in the separatist east.

Last Soviet FM Shevardnadze dies at 86

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:21

Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped end the Cold War as the Soviet Union`s last foreign minister before becoming president of Georgia, died on Monday at the age of 86.

Democracy falling in ex-Soviet countries: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 04:55

Democracy is declining in many nations that emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union as governments take their cue from an increasingly repressive Russia, a new poll said Wednesday.

Putin orders crackdown on NGOs

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 20:55

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a crackdown on "destructive" non-government organisations, saying such groups were behind the mass protests that brought down Ukraine`s government.

Crimea: Soviet-era gift to Ukraine haunts Moscow

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:47

Crimea, a rugged strategic peninsula jutting into the Black Sea, is part of Ukraine thanks to a whim of a Soviet leader, a gift that has come back to haunt Moscow.

Ukraine failed to act democratically: Mikhail Gorbachev

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 21:20

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said that political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from Kiev after protests, stems from its government`s failure to act democratically.

Declassify files relating to Netaji: Forum

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:28

Claiming there was "clear evidence" of Subhas Chandra Bose in Soviet Union after he was believed to die in plane crash, All India Legal Aid Forum demanded Russia disclose KGB files regarding Netaji.

UN`s Ban condemns Ukraine`s `excessive force`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 06:13

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged Ukrainian authorities to "desist from the use of excessive force" after fierce clashes with anti-government protesters left at least 26 people dead.

Ukraine army calls on prez to take urgent steps to ease crisis

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 18:58

Ukraine`s armed forces urged embattled President Viktor Yanukovych to take "urgent steps" to ease the crisis in the ex-Soviet country, entering the fray on the political crisis for the first time.

Soviet Union poured USD1bn in mind-control weaponry program

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 22:43

A new report has revealed that from 1917 to 2003, the Soviets spent about 1 billion dollars researching mind-controlling weaponry to compete with similar programs being undertaken in the US.

Putin says new post-Soviet union ready for 2015 launch

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 20:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the final pieces were in place for the 2015 launch of an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan that Moscow hopes can also be joined by Ukraine.