Soviet Union

'Superman: Red Son' analysis: How DC's Elseworlds movie discusses gender, power and politics in Cold War backdrop

A communist Superman, gay Wonder Woman, killer Batman... DC's animated film adaptation of 'Elseworlds' story 'Superman: Red Son' is a delight at various levels. While keeping the soul of the superhero genre alive, this Sam Liu directorial sets free a bunch of Cold War ghosts that could impress not just hardcore comic fans but history buffs as well.

published on : 1st December 2020

Armenia- Azerbaijan conflict explained: Why the former Soviet Republics are at the brink of war and how is Turkey involved?

Armenia and Azerbaijan, two ex-Soviet republics in the Caucasus, are locked in a decades-long territorial dispute with deadly fighting erupting Sunday. Here are the key issues surrounding their conflict.

published on : 28th September 2020

Russia did it first: Sans space and vaccine, best inventions by Russians to know about

Erstwhile Soviet Russia left behind an enormous footprint in the field of astronomy and space travel. Laika, Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin are among the country's several achievements in the field. With President Putin claiming to have developed the world's first vaccine against coronavirus, the country has added another feather to its cap. Here are some little-discussed great inventions that sharp Russian minds dedicated to the world.

published on : 13th August 2020

Indian Army, Chinese PLA join ranks as 'Red Army' takes out COVID-delayed victory parade in Moscow

Indian soldiers were part of the annual massive Red Square military parade in Moscow to commemorate the victory of Soviet Russia over Nazi Germany, which got delayed this year by more than a month because of the coronavirus outbreak.

published on : 28th June 2020

When Liverpool won English league last, Maruti 800 was India's most selling car! 10 captivating facts to know as Merseyside celebrates

It was before the Premier League era that Liverpool was crowned the champions of England for the last time. Jurgen Klopp's men scripted history by making sure the coveted trophy will be at Anfield at the season's end. Here are a few things that the world witnessed in the three decades between Liverpool FC's illustrious yesterday and promising tomorrow.

published on : 26th June 2020

101 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Five other genocides, mass killings in history to know about

On this day in 1919, British troops under Brigadier Gen Dyer opened fire at unarmed civilians at Punjab's Jallianwala Bagh, killing around 400 people. As India commemorates the lives lost to the colonial cruelty, here are five other instances of mass killings that shocked the whole world.

published on : 13th April 2020

'Fascism is capitalism in decay': 10 Vladimir Lenin quotes on the communist icon's death anniversary

Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin died at age 53 on January 21, 1924. Here are 10 thought-provoking quotes by the communist leader.

published on : 21st January 2020

'Black Widow' teaser: Who is Marvel's Red Guardian and is the Soviet an Avenger?

Directed by  Cate Shortland, the film also introduces Red Guardian - the Soviet counterpart of Captain America in the Marvel Universe. Here are a few things that might ignite your interest on the "super soldier from a gone era." Find out more about him here.

published on : 4th December 2019

Remembering Lev Yashin the 'Black Spider': The best goalkeeper football has ever seen

Do you know the Golden Glove Award given to the best goalkeeper at the end of every edition of the FIFA World Cup is named after a Soviet shot-stopper who is regarded as the best shot-stopper to ever play the game? Read more about him on his birth anniversary.

published on : 23rd October 2019

'Avengers didn't beat Nazi Germany, Red Army did!': Russia honours WWII heroes on 74th Victory Day

Although the fighting ended 74 years ago, widespread commemorations keep the ordeal prominent in Russia's collective memory. 

published on : 11th May 2019

Hundred years of the Russian Revolution: A historic event that had a lot more than just 'Lenin', 'Bolsheviks' and the 'Reds'

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. The revolution, however, has got a lot more to it than the much talked about words and ideology like Communism, people's movement, fall of autocracy, socialism and so on. Here are a few must-know facts about the historic event.

published on : 25th October 2017