Do Russians want the Soviet Union back?

Follow RT on By Paul Robinson, a professor at the University of Ottawa. He writes about Russian and Soviet history, military history and military ethics, and is author of the Irrussianality blog. He tweets at @Irrussianality. In December 1991, the Soviet Union came to an end. Thirty years on, its last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, has taken…

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The plot to kill off the Soviet Union

Follow RT on By Paul Robinson, a professor at the University of Ottawa. He writes about Russian and Soviet history, military history and military ethics, and is author of the Irrussianality blog. He tweets at @Irrussianality. The collapse of the Soviet Union is frequently seen as small nations gaining independence from Russia. In reality, the events…

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America’s battle lines against Russia are being drawn in the icy Arctic. Stuck in the middle, Norway is now NATO’s nuclear shield

Follow RT on By Glenn Diesen, Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal. Follow him on Twitter @glenn_diesen Norway is hardly a major power player on the international stage. But, with the Arctic theatre increasingly playing host to a standoff between the…

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Russia won’t stand for unrest in former Soviet Union’s backyard, Taliban told at Moscow talks, as envoys praise end of civil war

Follow RT on The Taliban must not use Afghanistan as a platform to destabilize nearby nations, Russia has insisted, while praising the militant group at talks in Moscow for working to establish peace despite fears of unrest in the region. On Wednesday, during a meeting with Taliban representatives, Russian Foreign…

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The West wants Russians to reject the legacy of the Soviet Union. But, for better or for worse, it’s still a part of who they are

Follow RT on By Glenn Diesen, Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal. Follow him on Twitter @glenndiesen. Is Russia plotting a return of the Soviet Union? That is the question Western politicians and talking heads ask every time Moscow so much…

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Soviet Union’s only President Mikhail Gorbachev turns 90: ‘I’m bashed for Glasnost, but without it, nothing would have changed.’

Follow RT on By Jonny Tickle On his 90th birthday, the Soviet Union’s first and last president, Mikhail Gorbachev, has revealed his belief that perestroika is his biggest life achievement and led to the “end to the totalitarian system.” Speaking to Russian news agency TASS, in an interview published on…

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‘You don’t have to worry’: Amnesty reveals it snubs inconvenient media and rights issues in prank call with ‘Navalny ally’

Follow RT on Running damage control on the ‘prisoner of conscience’ row, Amnesty officials assured a prankster impersonating Alexey Navalny’s ally that they fully supported the jailed blogger and didn’t actually care about media freedom. During a zoom call, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Julie Verhaar, Eastern Europe and Central Asia…

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