Mikhail Gorbachev

Showing of 1 - 20 from 23 results
Mikhail Gorbachev - Total results - 23
Rise of a paranoid superpower: Xi Jinping’s China is making costly strategic blunders in pursuit of greatness
World

Rise of a paranoid superpower: Xi Jinping’s China is making costly strategic blunders in pursuit of greatness

China has alienated regional players and given rise to a renewed push for Asian multilateralism underwritten by the US.

'Stalin jokes': How humour helped relieve tension, cope with harsh realities in a repressive regime
Life

'Stalin jokes': How humour helped relieve tension, cope with harsh realities in a repressive regime

We laugh in the darkest times, not because humour can change our circumstances, but because it can always change how we feel about them. Jokes never mean only one thing, and the hidden story of political humour under Stalin is far more nuanced than a simple struggle between repression and resistance.

HBO's Chernobyl shows how Europe was saved but the Soviet Union doomed by mass mobilisations
Entertainment

HBO's Chernobyl shows how Europe was saved but the Soviet Union doomed by mass mobilisations

The HBO miniseries Chernobyl about the 1986 Soviet nuclear disaster has won over viewers, critics and Emmy award voters. I watched Chernobyl with great interest and appreciate the window it opens into the strengths and weaknesses of the Soviet state.

US to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia; ex-defence secretary Ash Carter calls move 'not so bad'
World

US to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia; ex-defence secretary Ash Carter calls move 'not so bad'

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump's administration announced its intention to ditch agreement, accusing Moscow of repeatedly violating its terms. Washington formally launched the procedure of leaving the treaty on 1 February, a six-month process.

Chernobyl: Revisiting the disaster with the HBO series to understand how utopianism led to the gargantuan failure
Entertainment

Chernobyl: Revisiting the disaster with the HBO series to understand how utopianism led to the gargantuan failure

The HBO miniseries pertains to the nuclear disaster in April 1986 at Chernobyl nuclear plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, inquiring into the causes and describing the subsequent clean-up efforts.

Donald Trump proposes new missile treaty with China, others; says US could outspend Russia without it
World

Donald Trump proposes new missile treaty with China, others; says US could outspend Russia without it

US president Donald Trump vowed Tuesday that the United States would outspend Russia on missiles without a fresh international accord after he ditched a landmark Cold War treaty

Russia confirms US' withdrawal from INF treaty, says Moscow will retaliate if Washington threatens its security
World

Russia confirms US' withdrawal from INF treaty, says Moscow will retaliate if Washington threatens its security

Sergei Ryabkov said that the US publicly announced its plans to withdraw from the treaty (INF) in October, and that this decision was not an attempt to initiate dialogue with Russia.

'Geroge HW Bush administration marked by grace, civility and social conscience': Political leaders condole 41st US president's death
World

'Geroge HW Bush administration marked by grace, civility and social conscience': Political leaders condole 41st US president's death

Tributes poured in from world leaders in memory of the 41st US president George HW Bush, who guided America through the end of the Cold War and launched the international campaign to drive Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait.

US to withdraw from Cold War-era INF treaty with Russia; analysts warn against adverse consequences on global scale
World

US to withdraw from Cold War-era INF treaty with Russia; analysts warn against adverse consequences on global scale

INF treaty: US-Russia relations are likely to sour further with the Donald Trump administration announcing its decision to opt out of the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump should focus on arms control, ensure strategic stability
World

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump should focus on arms control, ensure strategic stability

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev says if Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump hold a summit, they should focus on curbing the US-Russia arms race and ensuring strategic stability.

Edward Snowden is not a traitor: Vladimir Putin to Oliver Stone on The Putin Interviews
World

Edward Snowden is not a traitor: Vladimir Putin to Oliver Stone on The Putin Interviews

In Oliver Stone's edgy new interview series, Vladimir Putin says he believes intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is no traitor and appears to confirm multiple assassination plots have targeted him

Narendra Modi in Russia: New Kudankulam deal likely to boost flagging relations, India's nuclear aspirations
India

Narendra Modi in Russia: New Kudankulam deal likely to boost flagging relations, India's nuclear aspirations

Russia remains the only country that has committed to developing nuclear power plants in India despite the CLNDA, a good experience with Kudankulam is therefore important to retain India's only foreign nuclear vendor

Fall of the Soviet Union: 25 years since one of the biggest events in world history
World

Fall of the Soviet Union: 25 years since one of the biggest events in world history

This week we mark the 25th anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the once-mighty “communist empire”, which spanned Central and Northern Asia, Eastern, Southern and Northern Europe; encompassing diverse geographies and ethnic groups.

India, Russia to sign General Framework Agreement on Kudankulam units 5 and 6
World

India, Russia to sign General Framework Agreement on Kudankulam units 5 and 6

India and Russia are likely to sign the General Framework Agreement (GFA) on Kudankulam units 5 and 6 by this month.

As it happened: Kudankulam Unit-I historic step in India-Russia ties, says Modi
India

As it happened: Kudankulam Unit-I historic step in India-Russia ties, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will jointly dedicate the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP's) first unit

Rio 2016: Russia bids to avoid ban as IOC reports new test failures
Sports

Rio 2016: Russia bids to avoid ban as IOC reports new test failures

Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics.

How Rahul Gandhi's Gorbachev remark on PM Modi caught BJP unaware
Politics

How Rahul Gandhi's Gorbachev remark on PM Modi caught BJP unaware

The Congress vice president, when asked to explain his Gorbachev remark, said Gorbachev was liked by the US because he privatized every industry in the country.

Defrost relations with Russia, last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges US, EU
World

Defrost relations with Russia, last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges US, EU

Gorbachev warned that current international efforts to solve the Ukraine crisis were "unequal to the danger that threatens us all."

Former Soviet leader Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'
World

Former Soviet leader Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalised but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies has reported.

US claims 1987 nuke missile treaty violated after recent tests by Russia
World

US claims 1987 nuke missile treaty violated after recent tests by Russia

In raising the issue now, the US appears to be placing increased pressure on Russia and trying to further isolate it from the international community.