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#Soviet Union

# soviet-union - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Donald Tusk says UK comparing the EU to the Soviet Union was 'insulting'
# Gulags V Grants
# Gulags V Grants

Donald Tusk says UK comparing the EU to the Soviet Union was 'insulting'

Oct 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 15,269 Views 63 Comments

“In respecting our partners we expect the same in return,” Tusk said, echoing comments made by Theresa May yesterday.

# soviet-union - Friday 3 February, 2017

Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned
# World War II
# World War II

Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned

Feb 3rd 2017, 12:04 PM 35,738 Views 43 Comments

The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.

# soviet-union - Monday 10 October, 2016

Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia
# Cold War
# Cold War

Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia

Oct 10th 2016, 1:48 PM 20,904 Views 71 Comments

The ongoing civil war in Syria has seen relations between the countries sour further.

# soviet-union - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Sales of meldonium soar after Sharapova's positive drug test
# Bad Influence
From The42
# Bad Influence

Sales of meldonium soar after Sharapova's positive drug test

Mar 19th 2016, 12:44 PM 5,733 Views 4 Comments

The Soviet-era drug was thrust into the spotlight on 7 March, after the tennis star admitted to using it.

# soviet-union - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Was Polish anti-Communist hero Lech Walesa secretly a Communist informant?
# Say It Ain't So
# Say It Ain't So

Was Polish anti-Communist hero Lech Walesa secretly a Communist informant?

Feb 18th 2016, 7:43 PM 14,845 Views 34 Comments

Shocking new documents suggest the Solidarity icon was a paid informant for the secret police. But Walesa says they’re fake.

# soviet-union - Saturday 22 August, 2015

This map shows where women outnumber men around the world
# Mars And Venus
# Mars And Venus

This map shows where women outnumber men around the world

Aug 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 35,463 Views 41 Comments

Ireland is among the more even countries.

# soviet-union - Thursday 25 June, 2015

THAT Marco van Basten volley is 27-years old today
# Golazo Van Basten
From The42
# Golazo Van Basten

THAT Marco van Basten volley is 27-years old today

Jun 25th 2015, 3:33 PM 5,022 Views 7 Comments

Could he do it on a wet… actually, scrap that, he probably could.

# soviet-union - Monday 29 December, 2014

Were there nuclear missiles stored in Northern Ireland?
# State Papers
# State Papers

Were there nuclear missiles stored in Northern Ireland?

Dec 29th 2014, 11:00 AM 17,723 Views 44 Comments

That was a big question back in the early 1980s.

# soviet-union - 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 15,167 Views 40 Comments

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

# soviet-union - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Oct 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,357 Views 0 Comments

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked indepth reads.

# soviet-union - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Newly-released Nixon tapes reveal conversations with Reagan, Bush... and Pele
# Nixon
# Nixon

Newly-released Nixon tapes reveal conversations with Reagan, Bush... and Pele

Aug 22nd 2013, 5:41 PM 7,035 Views 14 Comments

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has released 340 hours of recordings which provide new insight into the final months of the disgraced US president’s time at the White House.

# soviet-union - Friday 17 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus

May 17th 2013, 6:55 PM 7,919 Views 8 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# soviet-union - Friday 12 April, 2013

Russia marks Gagarin anniversary with €40bn plan for space supremacy
# Space Race
# Space Race

Russia marks Gagarin anniversary with €40bn plan for space supremacy

Apr 12th 2013, 9:56 AM 6,210 Views 30 Comments

It’s just like old times.

# soviet-union - Monday 8 April, 2013

Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher
# Iron Lady
# Iron Lady

Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher

Apr 8th 2013, 5:12 PM 25,414 Views 127 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was saddened to hear of the death of the “formidable political leader”.

# soviet-union - Sunday 7 April, 2013

93-year-old Russian army veteran searches for lost WWII French love
# Never Too Late
# Never Too Late

93-year-old Russian army veteran searches for lost WWII French love

Apr 7th 2013, 9:30 AM 11,744 Views 27 Comments

“I am 93, there is no reason to wait any longer,” says Nikolai Vasenin, who has been decorated by France for his role in World War II.

# soviet-union - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts
# Ageing
# Ageing

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts

Mar 27th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,038 Views 17 Comments

A series of papers on Europe was launched by the Lancent Medical Journal this week. It also found a growing disparity between male life expectancy in eastern and western Europe.

# soviet-union - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead
# Russia
# Russia

Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead

Mar 23rd 2013, 6:40 PM 15,027 Views 50 Comments

The 67-year-old was found dead at his home in Surrey in southeast England earlier today, his spokesperson said.

# soviet-union - Saturday 16 February, 2013

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars

Feb 16th 2013, 8:45 AM 29,936 Views 62 Comments

Dr Bill Podlich took hundreds of photos while working with UNESCO in 1967 and 1968. Here’s what he saw.

# soviet-union - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Georgian elections: President concedes shock defeat in peaceful transfer
# Georgia
# Georgia

Georgian elections: President concedes shock defeat in peaceful transfer

Oct 2nd 2012, 3:47 PM 3,567 Views 5 Comments

Mikheil Saakashvili’s party loses control of parliament – one of the first times an ex-Soviet country has seen a peaceful transition.

# soviet-union - Saturday 26 May, 2012

13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw

May 26th 2012, 2:43 PM 662 Views 0 Comments

Tony Galvin was “decapitated by the goalkeeper” but the Irish were not awarded a penalty that may have taken them to the semi-finals.

# soviet-union - Sunday 13 May, 2012

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?

May 13th 2012, 9:25 AM 455 Views 0 Comments

Most of us can remember that Paul McGrath hit the post with a header but can you recall Aldo’s fresh air follow-up?

# soviet-union - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels

May 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 178 Views 0 Comments

Gerd Muller scored two goals in the semi-finals and two more at Heysel Stadium against the Soviet Union to hand West Germany Euro ’72.

# soviet-union - Sunday 29 April, 2012

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?
# Euro Countdown
From The42
# Euro Countdown

40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?

Apr 29th 2012, 10:27 AM 986 Views 0 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer lifted the cup for West Germany in 1972 but the real winner that day was fashion.

# soviet-union - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

Mar 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,471 Views 56 Comments

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

# soviet-union - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle
# On This Day
From The42
# On This Day

Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:27 PM 506 Views 0 Comments

On 22 Feburary 1980 – 32 years ago today – America won an unlikely ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics. This is the story of “the Miracle on Ice”.

# soviet-union - 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 1,990 Views 0 Comments

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

# soviet-union - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Putin proposes the formation of a 'Eurasian Union'
# Eurasian Union
# Eurasian Union

Putin proposes the formation of a 'Eurasian Union'

Oct 4th 2011, 12:36 PM 607 Views 10 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the union would be based on a higher level of economic integration between former Soviet states – but insisted it was not some kind of re-formation of the Soviet Union.

# soviet-union - 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 157 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.

# soviet-union - Monday 15 August, 2011

West Germany 'wanted to swap West Berlin for part of East' - documents
# Berlin Wall
# Berlin Wall

West Germany 'wanted to swap West Berlin for part of East' - documents

Aug 15th 2011, 5:57 PM 625 Views 0 Comments

Documents released to Der Spiegel, days after the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall, show how West Germany wanted to avoid it.

# soviet-union - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

What happened inside Chernobyl's Reactor 4 on 26 April 1986?
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

What happened inside Chernobyl's Reactor 4 on 26 April 1986?

Apr 26th 2011, 10:46 AM 2,441 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the meltdown at Chernobyl, which contaminated some 150,000 sq km of land.

# soviet-union - Friday 22 April, 2011

Stalin's brain illness may have caused him to be more brutal
# Stalin
# Stalin

Stalin's brain illness may have caused him to be more brutal

Apr 22nd 2011, 2:12 PM 3,108 Views 22 Comments

A new diary uncovers some fascinating insights into the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in the months leading up to his death in 1953.