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Why has it taken Moldova so long to shake off its Soviet legacy?
It's exactly 30 years since Moldova declared independence from the Soviet Union.
It's 30 years since the failed coup to oust Soviet leader Gorbachev
The world held its breath 30 years ago when a group of senior Communist officials attempted to oust Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and flooded Moscow with tanks. The August coup collapsed after just three days and precipitated the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Slovakia: Parliament backs pension cuts for former communist officials
Slovakia just passed a new law that will reduce the high pensions received by Soviet-era apparatchiks.
Lithuania marks 30 years of deadly Soviet assault over independence
More than a dozen people lost their lives on January 13, 1991 when Soviet troops and tanks drove through crowds gathered in front of the television tower in Vilnius — seen as a symbol of independence.
George Blake, notorious Soviet Cold War double agent, dies at 98
Blake was jailed in the 1960s for betraying the British foreign intelligence service but escaped and spent the rest of his life behind the Iron Curtain.
Volunteers search for missing soldiers 75 years after Second World War
Volunteers work to dig up bodies in Klessin, Germany to bring closure to families whose loved ones have only ever been a statistic.
Scratching music onto X-rays like bootleggers in Soviet Russia
A couple of music enthusiasts have been reviving a technique for scratching music onto X-rays. It was a method used in the Soviet Union to listen to music like jazz and rock and roll which was banned by the government.
MEPs campaign to stop Amazon from selling Soviet-themed products | #TheCube
A letter signed by 27 members of European Parliament has been sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding the company halt sales of goods featuring Soviet symbols
Brussels tells Hunt: Read a history book
EU Commission reacted with dismay to UK Foreign Secretary's comparison of the EU with the Soviet Union