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# communism - Friday 4 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 4th 2015, 11:56 PM 38,332 Views 35 Comments

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
# USSRYou Serious?
# USSRYou Serious?

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

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:20 PM 13,091 Views 62 Comments

“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
# Oil

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 8:30 AM 24,764 Views 50 Comments

And oil.

# communism - Monday 12 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 12th 2015, 6:16 PM 13,658 Views 24 Comments

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
# Cold War

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

Nov 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 15,279 Views 42 Comments

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
# Nowa Huta
# Nowa Huta

A Polish town has an interesting new Lenin statue

Jul 5th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,484 Views 24 Comments

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?
# 25 Years On
# 25 Years On

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

Jun 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 25,818 Views 38 Comments

“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
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

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

Mar 17th 2014, 9:45 AM 15,925 Views 44 Comments

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
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba

Feb 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 2,467 Views 4 Comments

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
# Stalingrad

Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on

Feb 2nd 2013, 3:32 PM 8,034 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'

Dec 17th 2012, 8:51 PM 10,765 Views 113 Comments

“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
# Cambodia
# Cambodia

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Sep 13th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,737 Views 22 Comments

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
# MIA

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

Sep 12th 2012, 8:28 AM 4,796 Views 9 Comments

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
# Kim Jong-un
# Kim Jong-un

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

Aug 4th 2012, 11:15 AM 4,512 Views 14 Comments

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
# Censorship

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods

Jul 24th 2012, 11:24 AM 4,174 Views 4 Comments

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
# Ein Berliner

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

Jun 26th 2012, 9:29 AM 3,089 Views 7 Comments

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
# North Korea

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

Dec 28th 2011, 6:06 PM 28,113 Views 71 Comments

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?
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Dec 27th 2011, 7:01 PM 5,011 Views 45 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader

Dec 22nd 2011, 12:38 PM 3,883 Views 21 Comments

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
# Stalin
# Stalin

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

Nov 29th 2011, 11:53 AM 2,000 Views 0 Comments

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
# Russia

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

Aug 19th 2011, 9:46 PM 159 Views 10 Comments

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
# Berlin Wall

In photos: 50 years of the Berlin Wall

Aug 13th 2011, 11:54 AM 2,836 Views 16 Comments

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
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 1st 2011, 9:28 PM 810 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# communism - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

Cuba to fire one million public sector workers
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba to fire one million public sector workers

Sep 14th 2010, 2:12 PM 271 Views 0 Comments

Now that’s austerity.