Posts Tagged ‘Soviet Union’

Conspiracy Files: Who shot down MH17?

(Media Release) Conspiracy theories swirl around many accidents, terror attacks or disasters. It’s not surprising, then, that a host of different claims surround the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. There are theories about fighter jets and different types of missiles. So what really happened? The story starts on the bleak steppes of eastern Ukraine. […]

What do we know about Putin’s family?

(Media Release) Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in the public eye virtually non-stop since succeeding Boris Yeltsin as head of state in 2000, yet his personal and family life remains an area of conjecture. It is known he is divorced from his ex-wife Lyudmila with whom he has two daughters. But, Putin is never […]

Putin: ‘We don’t want the USSR back but no one believes us’

(Media Release) Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that “nobody wants to believe it”. Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, which saw pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych ousted by pro-European demonstrators, Moscow has accused the West of using “the […]

Nato’s Eastern Europe build-up plans alarm Russia

Media Release: Moscow is pressing Nato to explain its plans to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. “We not only expect answers, but answers… based fully on respect for the rules we agreed on,” he said. Nato earlier said it would reinforce the alliance’s defences in Eastern […]

Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

Media Release: The world was stunned when Russia invaded Crimea, but should it have been? Author and journalist Oliver Bullough says President Vladimir Putin never kept secret his intention to restore Russian power – what’s less clear, he says, is how long the country’s rise can continue. On 16 August 1999, the members of Russia’s […]

From Street Stray to Outer Space Story Focuses on Human Emotions During Cold War Era

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Press Release Submission     Press Release Distribution Houston, TX (USA), March 08, 2014 — Author Mark Phillips, a retired naval officer who spent part of his career hunting Soviet submarines, said The Laika Mission focuses on not only history and science, but the emotion of the world’s fascination with space during the […]

The week the world stood still

Chomsky reminds us of just how close we truly got to a self-induced apocalypse 50 years ago and why it came to that. The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week of October, from the moment when it learned that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba until the crisis […]

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