Soviet Union

The sudden Russian death syndrome

The defenestration of millionaire Pavel Antov in Odisha is the latest in a series of mysterious deaths of Russian oligarchs, millionaires and members of Putin’s inner circle

published on : 8th January 2023

Fallen colossus: USSR's terror, triumphs began 100 years ago

The Soviet Union both inspired loyalty and provoked dismay among its 285 million citizens.

published on : 30th December 2022

'Calm and composed': From Gorbachev to Gaga, Queen Elizabeth's most notable meetings 

Some were despised dictators, others were world-famous guitarists Queen Elizabeth II made polite conversation with.

published on : 9th September 2022

Gorbachev: His legacy and validity in today’s world

Gorbachev advocated collective Asian security involving cooperation between the Soviet Union, China, and India.

published on : 5th September 2022

Gorbachev's marriage, like his politics, broke the mould

Gorbachev's very public devotion to his family broke the stuffy mold of previous Soviet leaders, just as his openness to political reform did.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Russians bid farewell to Gorbachev, but without Putin

Hundreds of mourners lined up to quietly file past Gorbachev's open casket as it was flanked by honour guards under the Russian flag in Moscow's historic Hall of Columns.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Gorbachev to be buried in modest funeral snubbed by Putin

In a carefully phrased letter of condolence released Wednesday avoiding explicit praise or criticism, Putin described Gorbachev as a man who left “an enormous impact on the course of world history.”

published on : 3rd September 2022

Mikhail Gorbachev: The reformer in a hurry

Gorbachev was overtaken by events and characters within Moscow that created the basis for the collapse of the Soviet Union.

published on : 2nd September 2022

Soviet leader Gorbachev played pivotal role in solidifying ties with India

Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel peace prize for negotiating a historic nuclear arms pact with the then United States President Ronald Reagan.

published on : 31st August 2022

Obituary | Mikhail Gorbachev, man who redirected course of 20th century

In his memoirs, Gorbachev describes himself as something of a maverick as he advanced through the party ranks, sometimes bursting out with criticism of the Soviet system and its leaders.

published on : 31st August 2022

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dead at 91

Though in power less than seven years, Gorbachev unleashed a breathtaking series of changes.

published on : 31st August 2022

Japan says disputed islands ''illegally occupied by Russia'' 

A lighthouse near Yuzhno-Kurilsk on Kunashiri Island, one of the Kuril Chain, known as the Northern Territories in Japan. ( Photo | AP)

published on : 22nd April 2022

Pakistan beyond Imran

The crisis can help Pakistan take a hard look at its exploitative elite or allow the country to slide into irrevocable darkness  

published on : 10th April 2022

China blames US, NATO growth for Ukraine war

While China says it is not taking sides in the conflict, it has declared a “no limits” partnership with Moscow and has refused to condemn the invasion

published on : 1st April 2022

Putin’s Clones

Even after the Soviet Union fell, many former Communist countries continue to be ruled by admiring tyrants friendly to President Vladimir Putin’s Russia

published on : 13th March 2022

Moscow reluctant to mark 1917 Revolution anniversary, Communists organise rally

Moscow will see a march and rally organised by the Communist Party - still the largest opposition party in parliament - to glorify the anniversary. 

published on : 7th November 2017

The October Revolution that brought Lenin to power

A century ago, on October 25, 1917, Lenin's Marxist Bolsheviks took control of Russia's imperial capital, launching the October Revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet Union.

published on : 25th October 2017