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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'

“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

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

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

# soviet-union - Saturday 19 March, 2016

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

Sales of meldonium soar after Sharapova's positive drug test

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?

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

Ireland is among the more even countries.

# soviet-union - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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

THAT Marco van Basten volley is 27-years old today

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?

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 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.

# soviet-union - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

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

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

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

# soviet-union - Friday 12 April, 2013

# soviet-union - Monday 8 April, 2013

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

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

“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

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

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 This post contains images

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars

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

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

From The42 13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw Euro 2012 This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this? Countdown This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels Countdown This post contains videos

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 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

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 This post contains videos This post contains images

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

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

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