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Putin to seal new post-Soviet union with Belarus, Kazakhstan
Putin to seal new post-Soviet union with Belarus, Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday arrived in the Kazakh capital where he was set to sign a deal with his Kazakh and Belarussian counterparts creating a new economic union championed by Moscow.

Putin to seal new post-Soviet union with Belarus, Kazakhstan
Viktor Sukhodrev. Photo courtesy of aif.ru
Viktor Sukhodrev, English voice of Soviet leaders, dies at 81

The legendary interpreter who served as the English-language voice of every Soviet leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev has died in Moscow aged 81.

Viktor Sukhodrev, English voice of Soviet leaders, dies at 81
Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow, 1945  ©Topwar.ru.
Bravery of Kazakhs in World War II

The annual celebrations of the Victory Day is taking place on the 9th of May. The holiday is dedicated to remembering the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in 1945 in the Great Patriotic War as the WWII is known in the former Soviet states.

Bravery of Kazakhs in World War II
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. ©Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko
Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war

European leaders are desperately pushing a new peace bid for Ukraine as the country slipped towards what its interim president warned Monday was already a "war" in the face of spreading violence.

Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war
Photo courtesy of natochess.com
Shades of the Cold War at NATO HQ

The Ukraine crisis is turning the clock back 30 years for NATO and Russia with the return to propaganda methods and suspicions last seen during the Cold War.

Shades of the Cold War at NATO HQ
Yunus-bek Yevkurov. Photo a courtesy of berkate.ru
70th anniversary of Ingush Genocide: Head of State expresses gratitude to Kazakhstan

Head of the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia Yunus-bek Yevkurov expressed his gratitude to Kazakhstanis in a letter addressed to President Nazarbayev.

70th anniversary of Ingush Genocide: Head of State expresses gratitude to Kazakhstan
Olympics: US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights
Olympics: US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights

The US government warned American and foreign airlines Wednesday -- just ahead of the Sochi Olympics -- that terrorists could try to hide explosives in toothpaste tubes on Russia-bound flights.

Olympics: US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights
Andrey Kurkov. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs 'school for revolution' protests

The long-running opposition protests on Kiev's central Independence Square are becoming a "school for revolution" as the country's leaders lose touch with society, top Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov told AFP.

Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs 'school for revolution' protests
Photo courtesy of thespec.com
More than 1,000 chosen for one-way Mars reality-TV mission

More than 1,000 candidates -- from 200,000 hopefuls -- have been chosen to train for a private Mars colonisation mission to be partly funded by a reality-TV show following their training and subsequent steps, organisers said Thursday.

More than 1,000 chosen for one-way Mars reality-TV mission
Photo a courtesy of lada.kz
Mysterious pentagram appears in Aktau

A new Google maps mystery has appeared to rack our brains. A five-pointed star or a mysterious pentagram is 200 meters in diameter and is situated somewhere near Aktau and Akshukur village.

Mysterious pentagram appears in Aktau
Russian missile deployment raises alarm
Russian missile deployment raises alarm

Washington has joined Russia's neighbours in voicing alarm after Moscow revealed it had moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles closer to EU borders in response to the US-led deployment of a disputed air defence shield.

Russian missile deployment raises alarm
US Holocaust survivor meets Polish savior 70 years on
US Holocaust survivor meets Polish savior 70 years on

A Jewish boy who hid from the Nazis in a hayloft reunited after 70 years in New York on Wednesday with the Polish son whose parents risked everything to save him.

US Holocaust survivor meets Polish savior 70 years on
Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan ahead of Soviet Union in terms of life expectancy

The average life expectancy in Kazakhstan in 2012 stood at 69.6 years.

Kazakhstan ahead of Soviet Union in terms of life expectancy
Europe set for record-breaking space launch
Europe set for record-breaking space launch

Nearly 40 years ago, European countries worried by US and Soviet dominance of space gave the green light to the first Ariane rocket.

Europe set for record-breaking space launch
Photo courtesy of wallpaper-z.com
Ecuador satellite hits Soviet-era space junk

A tiny Ecuadoran satellite that collided in space with the remains of a Soviet rocket survived the crash, but was damaged and is not transmitting.

Ecuador satellite hits Soviet-era space junk
Nureyev's legacy in spotlight, 20 years on
Nureyev's legacy in spotlight, 20 years on

Twenty years after his death, Rudolf Nureyev's legacy still lights up the world of ballet as brilliantly as the flamboyant performances which once illuminated the greatest stages.

Nureyev's legacy in spotlight, 20 years on
Russia negotiates union with ex-Soviet states
Russia negotiates union with ex-Soviet states

Russia sought Wednesday to expand its influence over former territories during integration talks that Washington has cast as a bid to "re-Sovietise" the region.

Russia negotiates union with ex-Soviet states
Mystery, anger surround Wallenberg's USSR disappearance
Mystery, anger surround Wallenberg's USSR disappearance

Over 67 years since he disappeared into the Soviet prison system, the fate of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg remains shrouded in mystery despite decades of work to find the truth.

Mystery, anger surround Wallenberg's USSR disappearance

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