Soviet Union

Gorbachev issues new book, laments illnesses

MOSCOW (AP) – Mikhail Gorbachev says he’s feeling the effects of old age, but aims to stay active as long as he can. Speaking Tuesday at a presentation of his new book, the 81-year-old former […]

11/13/2012

Flight suit from Cuban crisis goes to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) – A flight suit worn by an American pilot who flew a reconnaissance mission over Cuba in 1962 that photographed nuclear missile sites under construction by the Soviet Union was donated Tuesday to […]

10/23/2012

Exploding shells rock Russian military test site

MOSCOW (AP) – A series of blasts from exploding shells rocked a Russian military test site on Tuesday, breaking windows and releasing giant clouds of smoke over the city of Orenburg near the Kazakhstan border. […]

10/09/2012

Georgia's president, opposition both claim victory

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) – Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and the opposition both claimed victory Monday in a parliamentary election that is crucial to determining the future direction of this former Soviet republic. The governing party […]

10/01/2012

Going for the gold

Some number crunchers have figured out that the old Soviet Union would have finished with 38 gold medals in the just concluded Olympics – good enough to tie China for second. Well, SportsPickle.com loved the […]

08/14/2012

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