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A peek into the world of Soviet secrets

The new museum, curated by the father-daughter duo of Julius Urbaitis and Agne Urbaityte, houses thousands of artifacts documenting the rise of the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency and secret police.

Forty Years Ago: October 28, 1977

India had cordial relations with all countries and the Soviet leaders understood this. Asked about the Soviet reaction to India’s improvement of relations with China, Morarji Desai said talks in this regard will have to take place between India and China.


February 14, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Morarji Desai In Sydney

Morarji Desai said there was now a greater sense of equality among small nations and the search was on for a consensus. People were now demanding peace and disarmament and the major powers — the United States and the Soviet Union.

‘It was our little Poland in India’: WW-II survivors to visit Jamnagar camp today where ex-ruler offered them shelter

Around 1,000 Polish children, many of them orphans, were hosted at camp Balachadi — the seaside summer resort of the then ruler — after they were allowed to leave the Soviet Union in 1942

Russian historian who exposed Stalin's crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing

The narrative has taken on added importance ahead of a March presidential election which polls show incumbent Vladimir Putin, who uses his country's World War II victory when Stalin was in charge to bolster national pride, is on track to win.

3 held for trying to sell ‘nuke material’ for Rs 150 crore

They claimed the “nuclear material” was obtained from the erstwhile Soviet Union.


Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact

The European Union signed similar association agreements with two other former Soviet republics, Moldova and Georgia.

Both sides now

Through the new Cold War, and in crises like Crimea, developing countries are rediscovering their relevance.

Kiev burns, sanctions loom

Clashes kill 26; Yanukovich sacks military chief.

China’s historical amnesia

Moderates are losing hope in a system unwilling to face its past.

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The origin of AK-47

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

The origin on AK-47

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