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2 Sep
Can a single person change the world? Yes, is the consensus after the passing of Mikhail Gorbachev. And change it for the better, claims the West: the last Soviet leader boldly brought the USSR in from the cold: reforming and agreeing to independence for satellite states, all without bloodshed.
31 Aug
Slovakia will have Polish and Czech fighter jets protect its airspace as it gives up its old Soviet-made MiGs. The NATO allies are chiming in to uphold the eastern flank until Slovakia receives new jets in 2024.
11 Feb 2021
Fake cyanide-filled teeth and cigarette packs concealing cameras are among the Soviet spy gadgets going under the hammer at a Beverly Hills auction this week. Many retro espionage devices in the sale by US-based Julien's Auctions -- known for Hollywood and pop culture memorabilia -- would not be out of place in a classic James Bond movie, including microphones hidden within pens, ashtrays and porcelain plates.
31 Oct 2017
Tatiana Ivanovna Nikolskaya was born in a Soviet labor camp. While she survived, her twin brother did not. Now 76, she remains devoted to the memory of the relatives she lost during the era of Soviet terror.

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