Category Archives: USSR

75% of Russians Say Soviet Era Was 'Greatest Time' in Country’s History – Poll

Three out of four Russians think the Soviet era was the best time in their country’s history, according to a survey published by the independent Levada Center pollster on Tuesday. Russians have expressed increasingly positive opinions about the Soviet Union over the years, with nostalgia toward the U.S.S.R. and approval of Stalin hitting record highs in the past year or so. Just

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Putin lays claim to offshore assets of former Soviet states

The former republics of the Soviet Union breached their agreements to give Russia their assets abroad, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday while meeting with the work group for drafting amendments to the constitution. According to Putin, when the Soviet Union collapsed, Moscow undertook to repay the debts of all the former Soviet republics, in exchange for which they

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VOD film review: Mr Jones

Bianca Garner | On 07, Feb 2020 Reading time: 4 mins Director: Agnieszka HollandCast: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter SarsgaardCertificate: 15Watch Mr Jones online in the UK: Curzon Home Cinema / iTunes / Prime Video (Buy/Rent) / TalkTalk TV / Rakuten TV / Google Play / Sky Store In 1933 Welsh journalist Gareth Jones ventured into one of the world’s

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The facts about Ukraine that no one mentioned during the impeachment trial

David Cavendish As the Senate impeachment trial comes its pre-ordained conclusion, we need to keep a number of points in mind that no Democrat or Republican has been talking about during all these weeks and months of political drama—points related to the matter of Ukraine. The overwhelming majority of Americans would not question the competence, honesty, and dedication of the

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Opposition MPs outraged at Zelensky’s words about USSR causing WWII, Holocaust

08:46, 3 February 2020 Viktor Medvedchuk and Vadym Rabinovych deny that the Soviet Union was involved in the Holocaust. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that the Soviet Union was the one to launch the WWII and the Holocaust is a blasphemy. Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party said so.   “I’m definitely outraged at the fact that

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First ‘Cyborgs’: Ukraine commemorates heroes of Battle of Kruty

08:03, 29 January 2020 This was a part of the Ukrainian Revolution 1918 when Ukraine was fighting for its existence against Soviets and Royalists On January 29, Ukraine commemorates the heroes of the Battle of Kruty. The battle took place on Jan. 29, 1918, when a 400 soldiers unit of the Ukrainian forces (300 of them were students) briefly halted the

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Zelensky’s remark that WWII was prompted by ‘collusion between totalitarian regimes’ unacceptable – Kremlin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s remarks in Poland regarding the causes of the beginning of WWII in 1939 are extremely insulting to the memory of all those who fought Nazism, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. While speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Peskov was asked to comment on Zelensky’s remark made while visiting Poland the day before that the start of WWII

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Dealing with Difficult People? Negotiation Lessons from Ronald Reagan

Business negotiators would be wise to follow Reagan’s strategy of laying out an overarching vision prior to engaging in a critical negotiation. Back in the summer of 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders struggled to find a winning strategy to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to back away from his aggression toward Ukraine. In a Wall Street

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The Hunger for Truth: Documentary about Canadian journalist who was first to report about Holodomor

The Canadian journalist who was the first to write about the 1932 genocidal famine in Ukraine — Rhea Clyman — died in New York, in 1981, forgotten. Only recently has her story come to light in the 2018 documentary film, The Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story, co-produced by American filmmaker Andrew Tkach and Kyiv-based Babylon 13. Clyman wrote

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Putin Signs ‘Foreign Agents’ Law That Threatens Website Closures, Journalists With Libel

December 03, 2019 03:08 GMT Russian President Vladimir (Platform Shoes) Putin on December 2 signed a bill that amends an existing law on media outlets deemed “foreign agents” that critics say is used to muzzle dissent, limit news plurality, and discourage the free exchange of ideas. The new law gives authorities the power to label reporters who work for organizations officially listed

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Winter War: The 1939 Soviet Invasion Of Finland In Crystal-Clear Photos

NOVEMBER 23, 2019 02:01 GMT An archive of thousands of images of the Soviet Union’s 1939 invasion of Finland have been scanned and digitized, revealing the harrowing human details of the David vs. Goliath struggle. – By Amos Chapple On November 30, 1939, nearly half a million Soviet troops stormed into Finland, beginning what would become known as the Winter War.

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