Russian support for Stalin surges to record high, poll shows

World Apr 17, 2019

Russian support for Stalin surges to record high, poll shows

Respect among Russians for Josef Stalin has surged to the highest level of President Vladimir Putin's era, with 70 percent saying his rule had been good for the country, according to a poll tracking attitudes toward the Soviet dictator. A record 51 percent viewed Stalin ...

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 ...