USSR

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 …

30th Anniversary of CIS

30th Anniversary of CIS

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Belovezh Accords, which marked the official collapse of the Soviet Union and the establishment of the CIS. On December 8, 1991, the leaders of the Russian Soviet Federative …

The forgotten history of Soviet-American vaccine diplomacy

The forgotten history of Soviet-American vaccine diplomacy

Despite the deterioration in relations between the United States and Russia, there’s some hope that new forms of “vaccine diplomacy” may once again take hold. The June 2021 summit held in Geneva between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin suggests the two countries are open to high-level dialogue

Russian tanks kept South Korea alive

Russian tanks kept South Korea alive

One of the great ironies of the military balance in the Koreas is the fact that South Korea operates more advanced Russian tanks than North Korea, …

100-year anniversary of Dagestan ASSR

100-year anniversary of Dagestan ASSR

This year marks 100 years since the founding of the Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (DASSR). The corresponding decree was issued on January 20, 1921. This day, according to many historians and politicians, became the starting point for a new stage for the Dagestani peoples

Gagarin's smile: view from London

Gagarin's smile: view from London

Yuri Gagarin belied the West's austere impression of the Soviet Union – a charming, easygoing Russian with a ready smile

First refugees of the dying USSR

First refugees of the dying USSR

The Soviet state dealt itself a crushing blow in November 1987, resigning itself to the expulsion of 200,000 Azerbaijanis from Armenia. Speaking about the stages of the collapse of the USSR, experts often offer a simplified …

Azerbaijan celebrating National Revival Day

Azerbaijan celebrating National Revival Day

Azerbaijan is celebrating the National Revival Day on November 17. On the first days of 1988, Armenia started its evident aggression against Azerbaijan. Seeing the head of the USSR's indifferent attitude towards these events, the …