Vladimir Putin: Former KGB officer and Russia's post-Soviet tsar

Vladimir Putin: Former KGB officer and Russia's post-Soviet tsar

The 65-year-old former KGB officer has reimposed the Kremlin's grip over society since taking power 18 years ago.

Mar 18, 2018, 23:01 PM IST

Pope Francis to pay `silent` visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis was set to meet Holocaust survivors at the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Friday, as well as people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis.

Jul 29, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

Voting in parliamentary election begins in Kazakhstan

Voting has begun in a parliamentary election in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, where the governing party is expecting an easy win.

Mar 20, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

Army invites proposals for designing tanks, DRDO surprised

Intending to replace Soviet-origin T-72 tanks, the Army has invited proposals from domestic and foreign firms for designing 'Future Ready Combat Vehicle' (FRCV) tanks, significantly at a time when DRDO is already working on such a project.

Jun 26, 2015, 19:55 PM IST
European Games: OSCE, Amnesty say they are banned by Azerbaijan

European Games: OSCE, Amnesty say they are banned by Azerbaijan

The OSCE said on Wednesday Azerbaijan ordered it to shut down its local office ahead of the European Games, while Amnesty International complained the ex-Soviet country barred it from visiting the capital.

Jun 10, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month.

May 16, 2015, 06:04 AM IST

Russia raises Stalin`s ghost amid nostalgia for past glories

Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well.

May 05, 2015, 10:32 AM IST

Red Army hero who fought for French Resistance dies

A Red Army officer who fought for the French Resistance before being sent to the Gulag by Soviet authorities has died aged 95, officials said on Monday.

Dec 08, 2014, 15:10 PM IST
Former Soviet leader Gorbachev warns world 'on brink of new Cold War'

Former Soviet leader Gorbachev warns world 'on brink of new Cold War'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev says tensions between the major powers have put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War."

Nov 08, 2014, 20:18 PM IST

Capello says Russia braced for tough World Cup campaign

Russia are braced for a tough World Cup campaign, according to coach Fabio Capello, who added that he believed his players were capable of performing on football`s biggest stage.

May 05, 2014, 15:34 PM IST

Ukraine parliament votes to limit president`s powers

Ukraine`s parliament on Friday voted to return the ex-Soviet country to its 2004 constitution, which limits the president`s powers and gives lawmakers the right to appoint key ministers.

Feb 22, 2014, 00:21 AM IST

Last Soviet-era N-sub to be dismantled by 2014

Russia`s Nerpa shipyard is to dismantle the last Soviet-era nuclear submarine by 2014, the yard said.

Apr 03, 2013, 12:26 PM IST

Hillary pushes rights in ex-Soviet Central Asia

US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton was expected to press Uzbek President Islama
Karimov on human rights and regional cooperation as she
arrived in the strategically-located ex-Soviet state.

Oct 22, 2011, 23:14 PM IST

Roswell was Soviet plot to scare USA!

The Roswell Incident of 1947 spawned conspiracy theories by the score.

May 14, 2011, 12:29 PM IST

Soviet space capsule sells for nearly USD 3 million

The spherical Vostok 3KA-2 Space Capsule went under the hammer yesterday at Sotheby`s for USD 2.88 mn.

Apr 13, 2011, 09:19 AM IST

Afghanistan commemorates toppling of Soviet-backed regime

Afghanistan on Wednesday commemorated the
1992 toppling of a Soviet-backed regime, which led to bloody
civil war and arguably to the rise of the Taliban, as the
capital Kabul went under security lockdown.

Apr 28, 2010, 16:00 PM IST

Medvedev rules out Russia`s return to Soviet political system

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday categorically ruled out restoration of Soviet political system in his country, saying neither the people nor the rulers want the return to the past.

Jan 22, 2010, 21:53 PM IST