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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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US Cold War nuclear target list released

Document shows how US Air Force proposed to drop atomic weapons on densly populated areas and target civilians in big cities.

Document shows how US Air Force proposed to drop atomic weapons on densly populated areas and target civilians in big cities.

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Finnish movie 'The Fencer' tells tale of 1950s Estonia

Set in Estonia in the 1950s, ‘The Fencer’ is the Finnish contender for an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Film category and it has already received a

Set in Estonia in the 1950s, ‘The Fencer’ is the Finnish contender for an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Film category and it has already received a

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Five facts to know about European defence spending

NATO has just released extremely-detailed figures on its members’ spending on defence. To save you getting drowned in the depth of the data, we’ve

NATO has just released extremely-detailed figures on its members’ spending on defence. To save you getting drowned in the depth of the data, we’ve

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Cold War sports: how Moscow and the West played for supremacy

The news that Russia could lose the 2018 World Cup if there is evidence Moscow has paid bribes to obtain the award threatens to strain further the

The news that Russia could lose the 2018 World Cup if there is evidence Moscow has paid bribes to obtain the award threatens to strain further the

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Castro's Cold War crocs

Ten crocodiles with a rich heritage dating back to the Cold War return to Cuba. Their parents were Castro and Hilly presented by Fidel Castro to the

Ten crocodiles with a rich heritage dating back to the Cold War return to Cuba. Their parents were Castro and Hilly presented by Fidel Castro to the

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How World War II shaped modern Russia

As part of our series of articles on how World War II changed forever the countries that fought it, Natalia Marshalkovich looks at the Soviet Union

As part of our series of articles on how World War II changed forever the countries that fought it, Natalia Marshalkovich looks at the Soviet Union

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Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet pullout

A march to mark 25 years of independence: Lithuanians turned out for commemorations of the Soviet exit amid warnings their freedom could once again

A march to mark 25 years of independence: Lithuanians turned out for commemorations of the Soviet exit amid warnings their freedom could once again

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Pope Francis in Berlin homage: 'We need bridges, not walls!'

The pope has praised one of his predecessors, John Paul II, for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall – and appealed for the construction of

The pope has praised one of his predecessors, John Paul II, for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall – and appealed for the construction of