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Soviet Union

What keeps ties between US and Pakistan ticking

The US decision to make Pakistan an ally and stand by it no matter what has often hurt India.

22 Nov 2019 1:26 AM

A biker’s quest never ends

This adventure motorcyclist plans to cover the west coast of the country and touch the tip.

13 Nov 2019 12:03 AM

Can a risk-averse India be a $5 trillion economy?

The first, and this may surprise some readers, is the former Soviet Union.

22 Sep 2019 3:11 AM

The growing Lockheed mystery: Why is US in a rush to push F-21 to India?

The F-21 seems to be an offshoot of the single-engine F-16 multi-role fighter.

20 Jun 2019 2:47 AM

Putin Signs Controversial Internet Law For 'Centralised Traffic Control'

This control will pass to the Russian FSB security service and media monitoring agency Roskomnadzor, which is known to block content.

02 May 2019 5:35 PM


On the frontlines of the new Cold War

While Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine have predominantly Christian populations, Azerbaijan is largely Shia Muslim.

16 Sep 2018 12:02 AM

Saarc needs to find ways to resolve rifts within

The debate should stop short of being highly “contentious”, but the offended state will have voiced its grievance for all the world to hear.

16 Sep 2018 12:00 AM

Prague 1968: Why ‘socialism with a human face’ had failed

Students in Prague mounted a protest, and demanded to speak to Dubcek.

24 Aug 2018 5:43 AM

Fidel Castro’s eldest son Fidelito commits suicide after battling depression

Castro Diaz-Balart, also known as 'Fidelito' was hospitalized for depression and then continued treatment as an outpatient.

02 Feb 2018 10:32 AM

First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

He had a great future ahead of him if he had not been lost 50 years ago.

10 Dec 2017 5:50 PM


Why Russia & China went separate ways

The Gorbachev-Yeltsin duo made the mistake of effecting political re-forms instead of liberalising the economy first.

09 Nov 2017 6:45 AM

Tate Modern in London to exhibit visuals on Russian Revolution

The exhibition at the Tate will display an extremely rare poster which proclaims the birth of the Soviet Union.

06 Nov 2017 4:10 PM

China agency denies dead Russian model, 14, was overworked

There was no immediate reply from Shanghai Fashion Week or Russian officials in China.

30 Oct 2017 4:07 PM

Missile engine built in Ukraine

Pyongyang can make missile engines without imports, says US intel.

17 Aug 2017 2:50 AM

CIA reveals Rajiv Gandhi was genuinely interested about US military ties

According to report of August 1985, three signals emerged from Gandhi’s foreign visits about his 'evolving personal and diplomatic style'.

04 Aug 2017 4:45 PM


Finland's former leftist President Mauno Koivisto dies at 93

Mauno Koivisto, born in 1923 to a ship's carpenter became the first leftist and ninth president of Finland in 1982.

13 May 2017 1:28 PM

Russian historians put Stalin-era diaries online through Prozhito

As memories of the Stalin era fade, a project run by young Russian historian is putting Yakovlev journal and more like it online.

29 Mar 2017 12:07 PM

‘Perfectionist’ Ovtcharov carves out niche in TT world

The sport runs in his genes as he was born to Mikhail, who won the national championship in the erstwhile Soviet Union in 1982.

19 Mar 2017 6:25 AM

Wonderful world of mathematics

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched its first satellite, the Sputnik, which marked the advent of space technology.

28 Jan 2017 1:21 AM

Soviets didn’t take seriously Indira pushing Sanjay as heir: Declassified report

Rajiv’s success in containing retribution against Sikhs would strengthen Soviet influence over India.

26 Jan 2017 2:54 AM