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Czechs fete centenary with largest military parade since communist era

World Oct 29, 2018

Czechs fete centenary with largest military parade since communist era

The Czech Republic marked 100 years since the creation of Czechoslovakia on Sunday with the biggest military parade in its post-communist history, highlighting a weekend of celebrations. More than 4,000 military personnel took part in the event, which saw tanks and artillery roll down Evropska ...

In Soviet echo, Putin gives Russian army a political wing

World Jul 31, 2018

In Soviet echo, Putin gives Russian army a political wing

Vladimir Putin has created a new directorate inside the Russian army to promote patriotism, evoking memories of a Soviet practice that once saw soldiers taught the precepts of Marxism and Leninism by political commissars. The move, approved by Putin in a presidential decree published on ...

More Sports / Track & Field Dec 17, 2016

1972 Olympic discus champion Melnik dies at 71

Faina Melnik, the 1972 Olympic women's discus champion from the Soviet Union, has died, the Russian track and field federation said Friday. She was 71. Melnik won her Olympic gold medal in an event in which the top eight finishers all threw further than the ...