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# communism - Friday 4 December, 2015

Irish woman who lived in a London cult for decades still supports the convicted leader

Josephine Herivel still calls the man her teacher and leader.

# communism - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# communism - Sunday 22 March, 2015

All of Greece's problems can be traced back to the 1970s Oil

# communism - Monday 12 January, 2015

Police shoot six people dead after they 'tried to detonate bombs'

At least 200 people have been killed in the Xinjiang region in the last year.

# communism - Sunday 9 November, 2014

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell Cold War This post contains videos

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.

# communism - Saturday 5 July, 2014

A Polish town has an interesting new Lenin statue

The little, urinating man – complete with condom – has received a mixed response in Nowa Huta.

# communism - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

What happened to Tiananmen Square's famous - but anonymous - Tank Man?

“Maybe he was killed, maybe he was thrown in prison, maybe he went abroad, but it doesn’t matter any more.”

# communism - Monday 17 March, 2014

1953 St Patrick's Day photo shows US soldiers preparing Irish-decorated bomb

The US Army soldiers – originally from Sligo and Dublin – were fighting communists in Korea.

# communism - Monday 25 February, 2013

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba

This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.

# communism - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on Stalingrad This post contains images

Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on

Today Russia marks the 70th anniversary of a brutal battle in which the Red Army defeated Nazi forces and changed the course of World War II.

# communism - Monday 17 December, 2012

Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'

“Why repeat the same mistake and chase after an unattainable utopia?” read the daily’s front-page editorial.

# communism - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

# communism - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Where's Xi Jinping? Chinese second-in-command has not been seen for 11 days MIA

Where's Xi Jinping? Chinese second-in-command has not been seen for 11 days

There is speculation that China’s heir apparent may be injured – but officials in China refuse to say what has happened to him.

# communism - Saturday 4 August, 2012

North Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef

The chef, who is believed to have worked for Kim Jong-Il before his death, is one of the few people to publicly speak out about meeting Kim Jong Un and his new wife.

# communism - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods Censorship This post contains images

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods

There has been fierce criticism of the government which has been accused of not doing enough to prevent the deaths of at least 37 people.

# communism - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

WATCH: Today in 1963, JFK made this speech... Ein Berliner This post contains videos

WATCH: Today in 1963, JFK made this speech...

The ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech became one of the US president’s most famous addresses.

# communism - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral North Korea This post contains images

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

# communism - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?

The funeral of the former leader of North Korea, who has been lying in state since he died on 17 December, is expected to see mass grief from mourners.

# communism - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader

When Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above a sacred mountain in North Korea – at least, according to state propaganda. But how exactly is this state-run propaganda done?

# communism - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Stalin's daughter who defected to the US dies aged 85

Lana Peters, as she became known, defected to the US in 1967 at the height of Cold War tensions.

# communism - Friday 19 August, 2011

Small turnout for anniversary of Russian 'coup' which led to USSR's collapse

Russia kept the celebrations on the down-low, with neither the president nor prime minister mentioning the anniversary during today’s public appearances.

# communism - Saturday 13 August, 2011

In photos: 50 years of the Berlin Wall Berlin Wall This post contains images

In photos: 50 years of the Berlin Wall

Germany commemorates the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall this weekend.

# communism - Friday 1 July, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# communism - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

Cuba to fire one million public sector workers

Now that’s austerity.