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#USSR

# ussr - Sunday 12 May, 2019

In Russia, men and women are turning to sex coaches to get over Soviet-era taboos

Sex, as a subject, remains largely an unmentionable in Russia.

# ussr - 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.

# ussr - Saturday 22 August, 2015

This map shows where women outnumber men around the world

Ireland is among the more even countries.

# ussr - 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.

# ussr - Saturday 16 May, 2015

A 74-year-old Russian man born in a house in Dublin in 1940 wants his Irish birth registered

Sergey Chesnokov says he was born on Henrietta Street.

# ussr - 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.

# ussr - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Gorbachev: We're on the brink of a 'new Cold War'

The 83-year-old has accused the West, particularly the US, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the USSR.

# ussr - 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.

# ussr - 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.

# ussr - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Transnistria, the unofficial country that missed the collapse of the Soviet Union Back In The USSR This post contains images

Transnistria, the unofficial country that missed the collapse of the Soviet Union

It’s a near fully-functioning state between Ukraine and Moldova, with its own army and parliament.

# ussr - Sunday 16 June, 2013

What has the G8 ever done for us? G8

What has the G8 ever done for us?

Here’s a list of all the topics that have been discussed in the last 38 summits. Has it been worth it?

# ussr - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Garret Fitzgerald 'not taken in' by Russians during 1976 trade mission

In a wire from the US Embassy in Ireland, an aid to the ambassador said Ireland believes that ‘Godless’ communists are in league with Satan.

# ussr - 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.

# ussr - 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.

# ussr - Friday 20 April, 2012

From The42 49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory Countdown This post contains videos

49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory

Dutch legend Marco van Basten conjured a moment of magic in the 1988 final. Has a better goal ever decided a major international tournament?