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#Soviet

# soviet - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Armenia 'faces shortage of women' due to sex-selective abortions

The tradition is for families to prefer sons in the country.

# soviet - Sunday 15 November, 2015

# soviet - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Tour the historic Soviet spy ship that just went on sale for $25.5 million

The vessel was used to spy on the US and Britain during the cold war.

# soviet - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels are using Soviet-era posters to recruit new fighters in Donetsk

Dozens of the posters have sprung up around the rebel-held industrial city.

# soviet - 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.

# soviet - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Looking to invest in a Soviet-era space capsule? Yours for a cool €1.4 million

The capsule has been extensively restored to remove all trace of the searing burn marks it picked up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.

# soviet - Monday 14 April, 2014

Russia accuses West of "off the scale" hypocrisy over Ukraine

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref

# soviet - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine?

Three people were killed in Kiev clashes this morning amid renewed violence in the Ukrainian capital. But what’s behind the dispute?

# soviet - Friday 8 February, 2013

You had it last... Original document which detailed breakup of USSR missing

The discovery was made after the former leader of Belarus requested the document while writing his memoirs.

# soviet - 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.

# soviet - Monday 8 October, 2012

Video: Nukes must be eradicated but US ignoring the issue: Gorbachev Nuclear Weapons This post contains videos

Video: Nukes must be eradicated but US ignoring the issue: Gorbachev

The former Soviet leader says the US is doing too little to get rid of nuclear weapons.

# soviet - Monday 30 July, 2012

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out

The first American woman in space kept her coming out until her self-penned obituary. Some wish she’d done it earlier.

# soviet - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61 Space This post contains videos

First US woman astronaut in space dies aged 61

Sally Ride was the only person to serve on the investigations into both the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

# soviet - 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.

# soviet - Monday 30 January, 2012

TG4 to document Limerick man’s help in KGB agent’s prison break Great Escape This post contains videos

TG4 to document Limerick man’s help in KGB agent’s prison break

Ex-British spy George Blake was sentenced to 42 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the Soviets during the Cold War.

# soviet - Thursday 24 November, 2011

EU proposes another €500m to decommission Soviet-style nuclear plants

Meanwhile, the Commission says that stress tests on the nuclear power plants across 15 member states are going according to plan.

# soviet - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

China tests first aircraft carrier as Taiwan unveils an 'aircraft carrier killer' China This post contains videos

China tests first aircraft carrier as Taiwan unveils an 'aircraft carrier killer'

China’s new ship is a refurbished former Soviet carrier. Taiwan meanwhile has unveiled a missile today which it says can destroy aircraft carriers.