Mikhail Gorbachev

USSR could have been saved, Gorbachev says

USSR could have been saved, Gorbachev says

30 years ago, on December 25, 1991, USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev announced his resignation. The next day, the Soviet Union collapsed. The Soviet authorities underestimated the scale of the interethnic problems in the Soviet Union …

Lessons of Black January

Lessons of Black January

On January 20, 2021, we honor the 31st anniversary of what is known as “Black January’’, a day when over 26,000 Soviet troops stormed Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku and committed a brutal massacre upon the civilian …

Paradoxes of Second Karabakh war

Paradoxes of Second Karabakh war

Let's sum up the paradoxical results of the Second Karabakh war. They will write about this event, which has changed the regional geopolitical structure, in books and dissertations. Three of the most striking and obvious moments: …

Last marshal of Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov passes away

Last marshal of Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov passes away

The last marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov has passed away today. Russia's defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies that Yazov had died in Moscow on February 25 at the age of 95 following …

 Gorbachev stresses need for Russia-U.S. dialogue

Gorbachev stresses need for Russia-U.S. dialogue

The need in dialogue between Russia and the United States is huge now and in spite of the difficulties arising from it each country can play its role in the talks, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said at the meeting …

Last Soviet leader Gorbachev in hospital

Last Soviet leader Gorbachev in hospital

The Soviet Union's last leader Mikhail Gorbachev is in hospital, Blue Mountains Gazette reported citing Russian state media. "I am in a hospital, already for a long time," Gorbachev said in comments carried by state …

27 years since Mi-8 helicopter shot in Garakend sky

27 years since Mi-8 helicopter shot in Garakend sky

Twenty-seven years pass since the Azerbaijani MI-8 military helicopter was shot down by the Armenian security forces near the Garakend village of Azerbaijan’s Khojavand district on November 20, 1991. Representatives of Kazakhstan, …

Gorbachev won't leave Russia for West

Gorbachev won't leave Russia for West

Former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev presented his new book titled "I remain an optimist" in one of Moscow's major book stores on Tuesday.  Amid the presentation, he shared …

Black January: The day of USSR's suicide

Black January: The day of USSR's suicide

As years go by, many memorable events in people's mind turn to history. The bloody tragedy perpetrated against the people of Azerbaijan on January 20, 1990 is forever etched in memories. Though it is painful to return to those days, …

25 years since USSR collapse

25 years since USSR collapse

Today marks 25 years since the signing of the Belavezha Accords, which declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). A quarter of a century ago, on December 8, 1991, the …