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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
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in 1945 air crash, his ashes should be brought back to India: Grandnephew

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in 1945 air crash, his ashes should be brought back to India: Grandnephew

Ashish Ray, researcher and grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on Sunday claimed that he has incontestable evidence with him to prove that Bose died in an air crash in Taiwan in 1945. 

Dec 04, 2016, 13:15 PM IST

Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir

As he laid flowers recently at the grave of Uzbek strongman Islam Karimov, neighbouring Kazakhstan`s President Nursultan Nazarbayev could have been forgiven an extra pause for thought.

Sep 22, 2016, 09:39 AM IST
Dipa Karmakar's Produnova: Key to India's 2016 Rio Olympics dream medal

Dipa Karmakar's Produnova: Key to India's 2016 Rio Olympics dream medal

She will compete in women's all-round individual and apparatus events — Vault, Uneven bars, Balance beam and Floor. But Karmakar's main focus will be on the Vault, where a neat Produnova routine can help her win a medal, at least.

Aug 07, 2016, 06:45 AM IST

More than half Russians call Stalin `wise leader`: Poll

More than half of Russians believe the Soviet dictator Stalin was a wise leader, a new poll by Levada independent polling centre showed Friday.

Mar 25, 2016, 15:39 PM IST
Vladimir Putin denounces Vladimir Lenin, says Soviet founder placed `time bomb` under Russian state

Vladimir Putin denounces Vladimir Lenin, says Soviet founder placed `time bomb` under Russian state

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticised Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a "time bomb" under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government.

Jan 26, 2016, 01:39 AM IST

DNA: Today in History | December 30

Know all the historical facts happened on December 28 in this episode of DNA.

Dec 30, 2015, 23:49 PM IST
Modi greets Russians on ''Day of Russia''

Modi greets Russians on ''Day of Russia''

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the Russians on `Day of Russia`.

Jun 12, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Russia goes back to USSR but still fails to win

Russia`s national ice hockey team went back to the USSR by donning the famous jersey of the legendary Soviet squad but failed to recapture past glories as they slumped to defeat against Finland.

Apr 17, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term

Voters in Tajikistan, the poorest state in the former USSR, were on Wednesday expected to hand President Emomali Rakhmon an easy victory for a fourth term at the helm of his Central Asian state bordering Afghanistan.

Nov 06, 2013, 09:15 AM IST

Nixon tapes span Soviet summit, Watergate

President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev chatted warmly in the White House before a historic summit in June 1973, as revealed by secretly recorded tapes released on Thursday.

Aug 22, 2013, 11:04 AM IST

Beatles` cultural revolution behind break-up of USSR, says ex-spy

A former spy has revealed that John Lennon and Paul McCartney promoted a cultural revolution among the Soviet youth, which played a part in the demolition of communism in the USSR.

Jun 02, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

How a Soviet submariner stopped World War III!

For 13 days in October 1962, the world held its breath as the USSR and the USA were on the brink of a nuclear war.

Sep 25, 2012, 12:53 PM IST

Putin proposes setting up `Eurasian Union`

Putin has proposed forming a Eurasian Union of former Soviet nations saying the bloc could become a major global player.

Oct 04, 2011, 20:26 PM IST

Russia uneasily remembers USSR coup, 20 years on

Mikhail Gorbachev remains a marginal figure in modern-day Russia.

Aug 19, 2011, 12:04 PM IST

`2010 might see Russia`s resurgence as major power`

US` pre-occupation with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has given Russia space to spread its influence in the former USSR states, and its consolidation in
2010 could pave way for Moscow`s re-emergence as a major power.

Jan 05, 2010, 15:56 PM IST