Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

/ Dec 31, 2014

Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

Classified documents made public Tuesday shed light on the political courtship between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, whom she famously declared she could "do business" with. After Gorbachev's first official visit to Britain in 1984, four months before he ...

Gorbachev: Ukrainian unrest stems from stunted democracy

/ Feb 25, 2014

Gorbachev: Ukrainian unrest stems from stunted democracy

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from the capital after months of protests, stems from its government's failure to act democratically. He spoke a day after demonstrators took over Kiev and seized ...

Stalin still inspires 60 years after death

Mar 3, 2013

Stalin still inspires 60 years after death

The lack of any hint of the atrocities carried out at the Lubyanka building, particularly at the height of Josef Stalin's purges, symbolizes the ambivalent way in which Russia remembers the tyrant.