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Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:15

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.

Nixon tapes span Soviet summit, Watergate

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:04

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.

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 13:12

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.

Gorbachev denies USSR collapse as his fault

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 11:12

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has condemned attempts to blame him for the Soviet Union`s breakup.

How a Soviet submariner stopped World War III!

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:53

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.

Putin proposes setting up `Eurasian Union`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 20:26

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

Russia uneasily remembers USSR coup, 20 years on

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011, 12:04

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

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2010, 15:56

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.