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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…
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.
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.
Cuba is celebrating Fidel Castro's 90th birthday with a giant birthday cake and flags reading 'Gracias, Fidel'.
Andrius Cikotas from Lithuania collects Soviet-era Zaporozhets people’s cars.
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.
Serbs are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the death of Marshal Tito, the Communist leader of the former Yugoslavia, whose death sparked the
An American cruise ship has docked in Havana for the first time in more than 40 years.
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
Classic cars and bikes and wax works of their famous owners, from Joseph Stalin to Mikhail Gorbechev, have gone on show in Bulgaria. The Varna Retro
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
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
Polish historical investigators say newly uncovered documents show Lech Walesa – the former President and hero of the Solidarity movement that
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
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
A former commander of one of Romania’s most notorious prisons refused to talk to journalists when he arrived at court in Bucharest. Alexandru
The former commandant of one of the harshest prisons of Romania’s communist era has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity
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
Thousands of Communist Party (KKE) supporters gathered in front of Greece’s parliament building in central Athens on Thursday (July 2). Their leader
Cuba’s President Raul Castro has demanded the US respects his country’s communist system. As the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties
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
The non-violent power transition 25 years ago in Czechoslovakia was dubbed ‘the Gentle Revolution’ and ‘the Velvet Revolution.’ The Communist
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
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
“Mr Gorbachev, open this gate…” This famous invitation from US President Ronald Reagan was extended beside the Berlin Wall in June 1987, appealing
The Cold War ended 25 years ago with the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the years since, there have been many changes across eastern Europe. Reporter
Against the backdrop of continuing protests in Hong Kong China’s leaders have come together to discuss key governance issues at a top level meeting
The former West German foreign minister who famously announced that East German refugees could travel to the West has returned to the Czech capita