Soviet Union

Kosovo Political Prisoners Recall Brutal Internment on ‘Barren Island’

"After one month in isolation, I was forced to work as a carpenter. The working conditions were very hard. There was a deep snow, ice and freezing temperatures," said Bajraktari.

"Most of us had no blankets. Some had a blanket of [size] one metre by one metre. The windows had no glass and my cell filled up with snow. The food was disgusting."

Sweden and Finland will face consequences? "They made a promise to Gorbachev, too"

The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) and the chairman of the State Duma's committee for international affairs also stated on the Telegram channel that the North Atlantic Alliance, led by the United States, has consistently tried to get closer to Russia's borders, while mantras about its defensive nature were a "smokescreen."

Isolated Transnistria Shaken by Tremors of War in Nearby Ukraine

A few days after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the Kyiv authorities closed all their border crossing points along the country's 400-kilometre boundary with the breakaway region of Transnistria.

Supply routes were disrupted and the prices of imported goods rose immediately.

A message from Moscow: We'll start from Lithuania

The MP Yevgeny Fyodorov submitted to the State Duma a draft law on the annulment of the resolution of the State Council of the USSR "on the recognition of the independence of Lithuania". The explanation states that the decision is illegal because it was made by an unconstitutional body in violation of the requirements of several articles of the Constitution of the USSR.

Merkel does Not Blame herself for the Current Situation in Ukraine

Angela Merkel said that while she was Chancellor of Germany she made serious efforts to prevent the situation in Ukraine from developing to its current state and said that she does not blame herself of not trying decisively enough to thwart what was happening, Reuters reported.