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Apr 17, 2018
UK spy poisoning: Clean up starts in city of Salisbury, officials say work expected to take several monthsA clean-up operation in the British city of Salisbury where a former Russian spy was poisoned began Tuesday, with officials saying the nerve agent used was delivered in "liquid form" and small quantities.
Mar 14, 2018
UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats over poisoning of former Soviet spy and daughterBritain announced Wednesday it will expel 23 Russian diplomats — the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War — and break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town.
Jan 30, 2018
Vladimir Putin laughs off Washington's 'Kremlin list', says US move would further worsen tiesPresident Vladimir Putin laughed off a US list of Russians tapped for possible sanctions, joking that he was offended his name was not on it, but nevertheless branded it an "unfriendly act"
Oct 30, 2017
Vladimir Putin speaks at memorial to victim of purges, condemns Soviet-era political repressionsRussian president Vladimir Putin has strongly denounced Soviet-era political repressions.
Sep 20, 2017
Stanislav Petrov, Soviet military officer who 'saved the world' from nuclear war, dies at 77Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning at the height of the Cold War, has died at 77.
Sep 02, 2016
Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov, an ex-Soviet strongman critically illLong lambasted for brutally crushing dissent, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov has kept a stranglehold on power for over 25 years
Jan 13, 2016
In freezing temperatures, hundreds gather in Lithuania to mark 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdownHundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd of protesters outside a TV tower on 13 January, 1991.
Oct 08, 2015
Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prizeBelarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage."
Aug 19, 2014
Modi shutting the Planning Commission: All you need to know about the central bodyThe 64-year-old Planning Commission, a vestige of the socialist era, will soon become history as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced its abolition this past Independence Day. The body will be replace by a more relevant institution.