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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.
29 мая 2014
Viktor Sukhodrev. Photo courtesy of 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.
17 мая 2014
Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow, 1945  © 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.
07 мая 2014
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.
05 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of 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.
14 апреля 2014
Yunus-bek Yevkurov. Photo a courtesy of 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.
28 февраля 2014
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.
06 февраля 2014
Andrey Kurkov. Photo courtesy of 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.
08 января 2014
Photo courtesy of 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.
03 января 2014
Photo a courtesy of 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.
25 декабря 2013
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.
18 декабря 2013
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.
28 ноября 2013
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.
27 ноября 2013
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.
03 июня 2013
Photo courtesy of 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.
24 мая 2013
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.
04 января 2013
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.
20 декабря 2012
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.
03 августа 2012
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