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Moscow commemorates 75th anniversary of WW2 march

Thousands of officers decked out in 1940s military uniforms have marched on Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 parade when Soviet soldiers headed to the front lines in World

Thousands of officers decked out in 1940s military uniforms have marched on Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 parade when Soviet soldiers headed to the front lines in World

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Only half of Russians remember the 1991 failed Soviet coup - poll

Russians have marked the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt, when a group of hardline members of the USSR Communist Party tried to seize power from then-Soviet president Mikhail…

Russians have marked the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt, when a group of hardline members of the USSR Communist Party tried to seize power from then-Soviet president Mikhail…

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Twenty five years ago the USSR collapsed

It’s 1991 and President Mikhail Gorbachev has brought in Perestroika, a set of reforms to the Soviet system but he’s still trying to keep Communism alive.

It’s 1991 and President Mikhail Gorbachev has brought in Perestroika, a set of reforms to the Soviet system but he’s still trying to keep Communism alive.

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Fidel Castro turns 90 - the last major communist figure in the West

As Fidel Castro marks his 90th birthday hi is still revered by many in Cuba, the country he remade, but failed to turn into a communist paradise.

As Fidel Castro marks his 90th birthday hi is still revered by many in Cuba, the country he remade, but failed to turn into a communist paradise.

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See Nicolae Ceausescu's gold bathroom

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

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"Life was better then" - Serbs commemorate death of Marshal Tito

Serbs are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the death of Marshal Tito, the Communist leader of the former Yugoslavia, whose death sparked the

Serbs are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the death of Marshal Tito, the Communist leader of the former Yugoslavia, whose death sparked the

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Chernobyl: an insider's view of the atomic accident

80-year-old Alexander Davidovich Hellerman started work at Chernobyl in 1976. when the first reactor began operating. He was a senior manager at the

80-year-old Alexander Davidovich Hellerman started work at Chernobyl in 1976. when the first reactor began operating. He was a senior manager at the

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Ex-Communist camp commander jailed for crimes against humanity

The ex-commander of a Communist-era Labour camp in Romania has been jailed for 20 years for ‘crimes against humanity’. The camp run by 88-year old

The ex-commander of a Communist-era Labour camp in Romania has been jailed for 20 years for ‘crimes against humanity’. The camp run by 88-year old

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Polish authorities claim papers prove Walesa's Communist ties

Poland’s state archives have released 700 pages of documents it says prove former President Lech Walesa was a paid informant of the communist-era

Poland’s state archives have released 700 pages of documents it says prove former President Lech Walesa was a paid informant of the communist-era

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Lech Walesa was 'paid communist agent' - Poland's history institute

Polish historical investigators say newly uncovered documents show Lech Walesa – the former President and hero of the Solidarity movement that

Polish historical investigators say newly uncovered documents show Lech Walesa – the former President and hero of the Solidarity movement that

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What Berlin did for Bowie

David Bowie took up many striking and unique personas during his five-decade long career. Ever the chamaleon, he changed his look and music style

David Bowie took up many striking and unique personas during his five-decade long career. Ever the chamaleon, he changed his look and music style

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Thought-provoking doc on terrorism finds chilling resonance

This week in Cinema Box we are bringing you a film of a different kind: ‘A German Youth’ (‘Une Jeunesse Allemande’) by French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel

This week in Cinema Box we are bringing you a film of a different kind: ‘A German Youth’ (‘Une Jeunesse Allemande’) by French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel

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#Ramnicu Sarat: ex-commander appeals against 20-year sentence

A former commander of one of Romania’s most notorious prisons refused to talk to journalists when he arrived at court in Bucharest. Alexandru

A former commander of one of Romania’s most notorious prisons refused to talk to journalists when he arrived at court in Bucharest. Alexandru

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Lenin statue in Tomsk loses its torso after beheading

A Lenin statue that had been decapitated after an attack by a Russian has been further damaged after a young man tried to take a selfie alongside the

A Lenin statue that had been decapitated after an attack by a Russian has been further damaged after a young man tried to take a selfie alongside the

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Greek people will suffer after Sunday's vote, says Communist Party

Thousands of Communist Party (KKE) supporters gathered in front of Greece’s parliament building in central Athens on Thursday (July 2). Their leader

Thousands of Communist Party (KKE) supporters gathered in front of Greece’s parliament building in central Athens on Thursday (July 2). Their leader

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Cuba demands US respects its communist rule

Cuba’s President Raul Castro has demanded the US respects his country’s communist system. As the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties

Cuba’s President Raul Castro has demanded the US respects his country’s communist system. As the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties

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Romanians mark 25 years since start of anti-Communist revolution

Romanians have been marking 25 years since the overthrow of Ceausescu’s Communist regime which left more than 1000 people dead. In the city of

Romanians have been marking 25 years since the overthrow of Ceausescu’s Communist regime which left more than 1000 people dead. In the city of

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Czech and Slovak velvet look back

The non-violent power transition 25 years ago in Czechoslovakia was dubbed ‘the Gentle Revolution’ and ‘the Velvet Revolution.’ The Communist

The non-violent power transition 25 years ago in Czechoslovakia was dubbed ‘the Gentle Revolution’ and ‘the Velvet Revolution.’ The Communist

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel recalls the fall of the Berlin Wall

If it were not for events 25 years ago, Angela Merkel’s political ambitions would never have been realised. Then she was a 35-year-old scientist in

If it were not for events 25 years ago, Angela Merkel’s political ambitions would never have been realised. Then she was a 35-year-old scientist in

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Author of East Side Gallery's 'Fraternity Kiss' 25 years on

Twenty five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, wall art graffiti remains one Berlin’s most famous attractions. The East Side Gallery , a

Twenty five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, wall art graffiti remains one Berlin’s most famous attractions. The East Side Gallery , a

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How the fall of the Berlin Wall was seen in Russia

“Mr Gorbachev, open this gate…” This famous invitation from US President Ronald Reagan was extended beside the Berlin Wall in June 1987, appealing

“Mr Gorbachev, open this gate…” This famous invitation from US President Ronald Reagan was extended beside the Berlin Wall in June 1987, appealing