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Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian Human Rights Icon, Dies At 91
Alexeyeva, who founded Russia's oldest human rights organization, challenged the Soviet and Russian regimes for decades.
Moon Rocks Expected To Fetch Up To $1 Million In Auction
The lunar rocks, recovered by the USSR in the '70s, are the only known documented samples in private hands, according to Sotheby's.
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Welcome To Our Dying Empire
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Believe me, folks, it’s going to be anything but pretty.
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Lithuania Says Walmart Has Agreed To Stop Selling Soviet-Themed T-Shirts
"Horrific crimes" were committed under the Soviet hammer and sickle, noted Lithuania's ambassador to the U.S.
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Air Force Captain AWOL For 35 Years Is Arrested In California
At one point, people suspected that the missing Air Force captain had defected to the Soviet Union.
Lindsey Graham Defies Trump: Readmitting Russia To The G-7 Would Be A 'Mistake'
“The Soviet Union may have fallen, but the evil it represents is alive and well in Putin’s Russia," Graham said.
Soviet Nerve Agent Poisoned Ex-Russian Spy And Daughter, Watchdog Confirms
An international chemical weapons group's analysis confirms British tests on the poison -- and further points to Russia as the culprit.
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Doctors Accused Of 'Politicizing Psychiatry' Are Actually Doing The Opposite
Robert Jay Lifton
, Guest Writer
History shows us where the real danger lies -- when governments control doctors.
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What Is Novichok? Ex-Spy Poisoned With Rare Russia-Linked Nerve Agent
The chemical weapon was developed in secret in the Soviet Union in the 1980s.
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Lenin's Revolution: Red, Gay, And Almost Glorious
Freelance Lecturer and Writer, arts and culture
It was a hundred years ago this week. The first snows had just fallen on Petrograd lighting up the dark. The Bolshevik Revolution
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How Uzbekistan Became A Hotbed For Terrorist Recruits
The suspected New York attacker was originally from Uzbekistan before legally emigrating to the United States. Here’s what you need to know about the central Asian country.
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JFK Files Don't Make The Details Of His Assassination Any Less Mysterious
The FBI set off warning bells about Lee Harvey Oswald the month before President John F. Kennedy's killing.
Conservatives Should Embrace The Removal Of Statues
Kevin Price is a nationally syndicated radio and TV host, colu...
I remember traveling the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. I found it interesting to see
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Russia And U.S. Are Nearly Tied As Leaders In Income Inequality
Alexander C. Kaufman
Russia’s income gap is widening to American levels, according to a landmark new study of Moscow's post-Communist balance sheet.
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8 Times The World Narrowly Avoided A Potential Nuclear Disaster
We've survived a disturbingly long list of nuclear near-misses.
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Here’s What Happened Last Time Moscow Kicked Out Hundreds Of U.S. Diplomatic Staff
During the Cold War, U.S. foreign service officers cleaned embassy bathrooms and unloaded trucks.
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The TrumPutin Hack: They’re Trying To Take Over The World
High school English teacher
Yes they are. They’re well on their way to global domination. They’re not even aware that it is the endgame of their ideology
Rand Paul Just Compared Nationalized Health Care To 'The Gulag'
U.S. senator said nationalized healthcare is like forced labor camps.
Midway: The Battle That Almost Lost the War
Geopolitical Forecaster and Strategist
June 7 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Midway. The books and movies about this battle have been legion
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