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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Soviet Union


Russian-speaking technologists rebuild their lives in a San Francisco home

May 23, 2022 5:56 pm

Because they spoke Russian, they thought they had a private key that could unlock resources most Silicon Valley technologists could not.

A mini-Russia gets squeezed by war

May 16, 2022 12:54 pm

Russia helped Transnistria fight a separatist war and split off from Moldova, creating a pro-Moscow island of Russian speakers, essentially a mini-Russia, hundreds of miles from Russia itself.

March 17, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Brezhnev on nukes

March 16, 2022 11:16 pm

Soviet president Leonid Brezhnev declared his government's decision to freeze the deployment of medium range nuclear armaments in the European part of USSR.

March 14, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Ustinov’s Visit

March 14, 2022 5:13 am

The chief of the army staff General V K Krishna Rao is believed to have postponed indefinitely his visit to France in view of the next visit by Soviet Defence Minister Marshall Dmitri Ustinov who is arriving in Delhi on March 15.

Why Ukraine is different

February 22, 2022 10:17 pm

A Russian invasion of Ukraine seems likely to involve one of the world’s largest militaries launching an unprovoked ground invasion of a neighboring country.

Russia sends troops to put down deadly Kazakh uprising

January 06, 2022 10:31 pm

The secretariat of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation said that troops being sent included units from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Why the Russia-West equation matters to India

December 21, 2021 11:18 am

🔴 C Raja Mohan writes: In the past, Delhi’s strategic enthusiasm for Moscow was shaped by India’s difficulties with the West. Today, a reconciliation between Russia and the West will make help India manage its own security challenges.

Vladimir Putin says he drove a taxi after fall of Soviet Union

December 13, 2021 7:32 am

Putin was dismayed when the Soviet Union fell apart, once describing the collapse as 'the greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th century'.

An iconic bridge sees US allies flee Afghanistan as Soviets did

August 16, 2021 8:12 pm

The scene Thursday echoed an iconic moment 32 years ago at the end of the failed Soviet war in Afghanistan, when the bridge provided the final exit route out of the country for the defeated Soviet army.

Army looks to replace its Soviet-era infantry vehicles, eyes ops along China frontier

June 25, 2021 4:40 am

This comes after its RFI for nearly 1,800 future-ready combat vehicles or main battle tanks earlier this month.


The origin of AK-47

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.

The origin on AK-47

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.