Tag Archives: Soviet Union

09May/17

Russia shows off military might at Red Square parade

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (MAY 9, 2017) (CHANNEL ONE) – Russia showcased its modernised war machine in a traditional grand parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Tuesday (May 9).
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26Nov/16

Fidel Castro, lion of the 20th century, dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the son of a wealthy landowner, turned his back on a life of privilege to lead the Cuban revolution and earn a place in history that was glorious to some, notorious to others, but finally the product of prodigious talents and boundless ego.

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12Mar/16
Maria Sharapova

Creator of Sharapova drug “quite sure” other top athletes using it

The creator of meldonium drug tennis star Sharapova tested positive for defends what has otherwise been a beacon of Latvia’s scientific research.

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07Dec/15
Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich

Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich says truth is her main objective

Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union, says her main objective is to tell the truth.
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28Nov/15

Highlights of world events from April to June 2015

World events during the second quarter of the year include an attack on a Kenyan university, a gunman targeting tourists on a Tunisian beach and, after decades of hostility, a handshake between the leaders of the United States and Cuba.
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08Oct/15

Literature Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s publisher says she deserves the prize

The publishing director for Literature Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich says she deserves the prize because her books not only show real life in the former Soviet republics but are life itself.
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21Aug/15

British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing

Files reveal that Nobel-prize winning author Doris Lessing was placed under surveillance by the British intelligence services for more than 20 years.

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03May/15

World marks WW2 end, 70 years on: 1943 – 1945

File footage of some of the key moments of World War Two between 1943 and 1945: the Allies liberate Rome from the Germans, the Italian campaign becomes a sideshow as the Normandy landings get underway, small Jewish militant groups fight against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Paris is liberated following four years of Nazi occupation, allies firebomb the east German city of Dresden, leaders of Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union meet for the historic Yalta conference, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s remains are supposedly found in a shallow bomb crater, millions of Jews are systematically killed in concentration camps, one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific war takes place on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, Germany surrenders to the allies, the U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Japan surrenders.
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02Apr/15

Obama: ‘historic’ Iran framework could make world safer

U.S. President Barack Obama says a framework agreement reached at talks on Iran’s nuclear program is “a good deal” that would, if fully implemented, prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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15Mar/15

Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman runs alone in 2015 polls

Israel’s foreign minister, Moldovan-born Lieberman, 56, heads the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, which ran jointly with Likud in the 2013 election.

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