The Russian president’s enormous influence over the country’s destiny has forced comparisons between Putin and the former Tsars.
In 1944, over 92,000 Ahiska Turks, also known as Meskhetian Turks, were expelled from Georgia’s Meskheti region by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, according to the World Ahiska Turks Association.
Fortified with barbed wire and overseen by armed guards who would shoot to kill, the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, following the collapse of communism.
With his sharp and witty political commentary, wheelchair-bound Alexander Gorbunov stirred Russia's public discourse, gaining over a million followers on Twitter in a short time and attracting the attention of the police.
For almost a year, mainly American and British pilots created a lifeline to support war-ravaged West Berlin, then encircled and blockaded by Soviet forces, with food and fuel.
Can Russian President Vladimir Putin pick up where the US has failed in the Korean Peninsula?
Russia has been targeting the Tatars with illegal detentions and other threats, even forcing them out of Crimea, but the ethnic minority refuses to accept Moscow's sovereignty
The bunker complex built in 1942 was an alternative headquarters of the Armed Forces, led by the Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin.
Karl Marx, a founder of communism, believed capitalism would inevitably self-destruct, to be followed by socialism, then communism. He was born on May 5, 1818. His ideas are as passionately debated, embraced and vilified today as they were then.
Putin has announced that he will contest the 2018 presidential election. In Russia today, Putin is in the house, and the house always wins.
Russia is struggling to chart a path towards reconciling the Bolshevik Revolution while not glorifying it as a means of political change.
The revolution was, and still is, about living in freedom and dignity, which Syrians still yearn for, perhaps now more than ever.
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