Soviet Union

Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant
A view of the abandoned zone around the Chernobyl plant
In Brief

Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant

Area should be preserved as ‘unique destination of interest for the whole of mankind’, minister says
26 Apr 2021
Armenia-Azerbaijan war: what does peace deal mean?
Armenia Azerbaijan
In Depth

Armenia-Azerbaijan war: what does peace deal mean?

Armenians react furiously as territorial concessions handed to rival in deal organised by Russia
10 Nov 2020
How London became home to Russia’s richest people
Debutantes Attend The Russian Ball In London
In Depth

How London became home to Russia’s richest people

Security, educational and social opportunities draw Russian elite to the English capital
22 Jul 2020
Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi
Erich Mielke Stasi
In Brief

Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi

Trove of classified recordings includes interrogations by communist secret police
16 Jul 2020
What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?
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In Depth

What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?

US leaving ‘watershed’ nuclear missile treaty
2 Aug 2019
What happened at Chernobyl?
Chernobyl, Ukraine, Nuclear
In Brief

What happened at Chernobyl?

The story of the world’s worst nuclear disaster is told in critically acclaimed new series
30 May 2019
How the Soviet Union fell
Gorbachev
In Depth

How the Soviet Union fell

And why Mikhail Gorbachev’s election was the final nail in the coffin
15 Mar 2019

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How the Cold War began
The Hydrogen Bomb, pic: 1952, A picture of the thermo-nuclear device tested by the U,S, at the Elugelab test island in the Marshall Islands , The picture is taken from 50 miles distant and at
In Depth

How the Cold War began

The decades-long conflict spanned the globe and cost the lives of millions
14 Sep 2018
Russia ‘tries to declare Stalin historian insane’
Stalin has been revived by the Kremlin as a symbol of national pride
In Brief

Russia ‘tries to declare Stalin historian insane’

Historian who angered the Kremlin by exposing Soviet leader’s crimes begins enforced psychiatric testing
10 Jan 2018
‘The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia aged 77
Stanislav Petrov
In Brief

‘The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia aged 77

Former Soviet colonel averted certain cold war nuclear disaster thanks to ‘gut instinct’ in 1983
19 Sep 2017
Berezovsky 'hanged', but few Russians mourn 'cunning' exile
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 31:Boris Berezovsky addresses the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice after losing his lawsuit against Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich on August 31, 20
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Berezovsky 'hanged', but few Russians mourn 'cunning' exile

Post-mortem suggests 67-year-old took his own life but friends insist he would not have committed suicide
26 Mar 2013
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