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Soviet Union


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.

June 18, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Pak-Soviet ties

June 18, 2021 3:53 am

The Soviet Union is bound to feel unhappy at Pakistan’s decision to acquire US arms just as Pakistan feels strongly about the Soviet incursion in Afghanistan, resulting in the influx of one million refugees in Pakistan.

May 18, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Syrian missile crisis

May 18, 2021 12:01 am

But US presidential envoy Phillip C Habib, meeting the royalty in the Riyadh, seemed to have sought more time for America’s effort to head off a new war over the missile crisis.

Learning from Lenin: At 150, the leader of the October Revolution has lessons for a post-Covid world

April 22, 2020 10:21 am

When we pay tributes to Lenin, we should not fail to think about ways to liberate people from all kinds of exploitations and enslavement.

Explained: Who were the Cambridge Five, Soviet spies now feted by Putin's Russia?

December 21, 2019 7:30 am

The Cambridge Five was a KGB group of British spies who passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and the early stages of the Cold War.

Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

September 13, 2019 12:17 am

Russia vehemently protested when an explanatory text about Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev's role in history crushing the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Hungary and preparing the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia was attached to his monument last year.

US pulls out of Soviet-era nuclear missile pact with Russia

August 02, 2019 7:30 pm

Washington signaled it would pull out of the arms control treaty six months ago unless Moscow stuck to the accord.

Forty Years Ago: June 17, 1979

June 15, 2019 12:43 am

India and the Soviet Union voiced their opposition to “any interference by outside forces in the internal affairs of Afghanistan”

A peek into the world of Soviet secrets

January 22, 2019 9:05 am

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.

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

September 30, 2018 3:36 am

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


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.