Soviet Union

Russia's Ordzhonikidze: There Must Be Re-start of Relations Between Russia, USA

Moscow sees as a positive quality the determination of the newly-elected President of the USA Donald Trump, stated former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ordzhonikidze.

 

The Russian diplomat said on BNR that Russia, and the Soviet Union before that, have always worked better with US presidents from the Republican Party.

 

November 10: It's Bulgarian Democracy's Birthday

Bulgarians mark on November 10 the 27th anniversary of events that led to the demise of the communist regime.

The anniversary comes in the run-up to a presidential election that has been reinforcing the "communism"-"anti-communism" divide in a society where an increasing number of young voters do not remember the dramatic first years of democracy, let alone Communism itself.

Bulgaria, Russia in Spat over Seized Archives

The head of Bulgaria's State Archives Agency has called "unrealistic" a demand from Russia to receive USD 23 490 in return for archives the Soviet Union seized from Bulgaria during World War Two.

The price tag suggests copies of the archive will be sold for USD 1.74 per page, Mihail gruev, who heads the agency, has told the Bulgarian National Radio.

FT: Bulgaria Strives to Become Tech Capital of Balkans

Bulgaria is striving to catch up with central Europe and its shift to innovative and creative industries, the Financial Times says in a recent story.

"A generation of westernised engineers and programmers with a global outlook now underpins the country's emergence as the technology capital of the Balkans," FT notes in its Investing in Central & Eastern Europe report.

Russia mulls restoring military bases in Vietnam and Cuba

Russia is considering plans to resume its military presence in Vietnam and Cuba where Moscow earlier had military bases, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Oct. 7. 

"We are dealing with this issue," the agencies quoted Pankov as saying in the State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament, according to Reuters. 

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