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NATO was founded in 1949 to provide collective security against the Soviet Union and is preparing for a summit in London on Dec PositiveBERLIN U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday NATO must grow and change or risk becoming obsolete a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said the alliance was dying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-usa-pompeo/pompeo-says-nato-must-change-or-risk-becoming-obsolete-idUSKBN1XI1792019-11-09
Serbias military depends heavily on Russian and former Soviet weapons technology but Russias arms sales have been hit by U.S. sanctions over its role in the conflict in east Ukraine NegativeBELGRADE A U.S. official is expected to arrive in Belgrade on Friday to discuss the purchase of advanced Russian antiaircraft missile systems which could expose Serbia to U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-serbia-usa-sanctions/serbia-faces-risk-of-u-s-sanctions-over-russian-arms-deal-idUSKBN1XI1992019-11-09
With its military bases in Europe and nuclear warheads stored in five NATO countries the United States remains the ultimate protector of European democracies against an increasingly assertive postSoviet Russia NegativeFrances president warned fellow European countries on Thursday that NATO was dying citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump comments quickly rejected as by the German chancellor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nato/nato-experiencing-brain-death-frances-macron-says-idUSKBN1XH2KA2019-11-08
Discovered in the early 1970s when Azerbaijan was part of the Soviet Union ACG is the largest oilfield in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian basin PositiveBUDAPEST Hungarian energy firm MOL is buying Chevrons stake in a giant oilfield in Azerbaijan for http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-azerbaijan-mol-magyar-olaj/hungarys-mol-buys-chevron-stake-in-azeri-oilfield-for-1-57-billion-idUSKBN1XE1R02019-11-05
In Ukraine a state still locked in conflict with proRussian separatists after decades of Soviet domination rumor and mistrust are also highly contagious NegativeMany of the people coming to Anna Kukharuks private medical clinic dont have a disease http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-measles-ukraine-insight/measles-and-mistrust-in-ukraine-weaken-worlds-defenses-idUSKBN1XE15T2019-11-05
LOS ANGELES Imagine a world where Neil Armstrong was not the first man on the moon and the Soviet Union won the space race instead PositiveLOS ANGELES Imagine a world where Neil Armstrong was not the first man on the moon and the Soviet Union won the space race instead http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-television-for-all-mankind/for-all-mankind-imagines-a-path-not-taken-in-space-race-idUSKBN1X71VJ2019-10-29
Past plenums have been held under tight security at the Sovietera Jingxi Hotel in western Beijing NeutralBEIJING The elite Central Committee of Chinas ruling Communist Party will hold a closeddoor meeting from Monday to Thursday to set the major policies for the year ahead and beyond and probably discuss crises ranging from Hong Kong to the trade war with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-plenum-history-explain/explainer-what-is-chinas-communist-party-plenum-idUSKBN1X700D2019-10-28
When we saw the Soviet soldiers we were so happy PositiveKIRKENES Norway Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that a decision on whether to pardon a convicted Norwegian spy jailed in Russia Frode Berg would be made soon http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-norway-russia-lavrov/russias-lavrov-says-decision-on-pardoning-convicted-norwegian-spy-will-be-made-soon-idUSKBN1X41BO2019-10-26
Serbia whose military is based on exSoviet weapons technology has procured MiG29 fighter jets as well as helicopters tanks and armored personnel carriers from Russia in recent years NegativeRussia said on Thursday a division of its S400 missile defense system would take part in a military drill in Serbia underlining Moscows wish to keep a traditional ally on side even as Belgrade pursues links with NATO and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-serbia-missiles/russia-sends-s-400-missile-defense-systems-to-serbia-for-military-drill-idUSKBN1X30VE2019-10-25
MOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader warned on Friday that the world was drifting into a dangerous era of militarised politics and appealed to Moscow and Washington to sit down for urgent nuclear arms control talks NegativeMOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader warned on Friday that the world was drifting into a dangerous era of militarised politics and appealed to Moscow and Washington to sit down for urgent nuclear arms control talks http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-gorbachev/last-soviet-leader-gorbachev-urges-russia-u-s-to-hold-nuclear-talks-idUSKBN1WX1312019-10-19
The Additional Protocol I to the 1949 Geneva Convention was ratified by the Soviet Unions Supreme Council or parliament in 1989 PositiveMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has revoked an additional protocol to the Geneva Conventions related to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts a Russian parliamentary website cites a letter from him as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-warcrimes-convention/russias-putin-revokes-geneva-convention-protocol-on-war-crimes-victims-idUSKBN1WW2IN2019-10-18
Leonov was twice dubbed a Hero of the Soviet one of the Russian states most prestigious awards and has a small crater on the Moon named after him PositiveMOSCOW Hundreds of Russians bade farewell to cosmonaut Alexei Leonov the first human to walk in space at a solemn funeral ceremony on Tuesday which culminated in a gun salute http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-cosmonaut-funeral/russia-buries-cosmonaut-alexei-leonov-first-human-to-walk-in-space-idUSKBN1WU24V2019-10-16
Prime Minister Viktor Orbans nationalist government has forged close relations with Turkey China and some exSoviet states in Middle Asia as part of an eastern opening initiative NegativeBUDAPEST The European Union should have a dialogue with Turkey despite Ankaras offensive on Kurdishled forces in Syria in order to avoid a fresh wave of migrants coming to Europe Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-hungary-intervi/hungary-urges-eu-dialogue-with-turkey-to-prevent-new-wave-of-migrants-idUSKBN1WP2RH2019-10-11
Civil society groups designated as foreign agents a term that carries a negative Sovietera connotation can be subjected to spot checks and face bureaucratic scrutiny NegativeMOSCOW Russias Justice Ministry on Wednesday formally labeled opposition leader Alexei Navalnys anticorruption group a foreign a move the Kremlins critics said was part of a coordinated government attack on the group http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-opposition/russia-brands-kremlin-critics-anti-corruption-group-foreign-agent-idUSKBN1WO0Y72019-10-10
Russian investigators have said the rocket failure was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly at the Sovietera cosmodrome at Baikonur NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday bestowed a prestigious state award for courage on Nick Hague the U.S. astronaut who survived a botched space launch last year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-space-launch-kremlin/putin-bestows-award-for-courage-on-u-s-astronaut-who-survived-rocket-failure-idUSKBN1WN1OU2019-10-09
Last year Russia held its biggest military drills since the Soviet Union and invited China to take part a move seen then as signaling closer military ties PositiveMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Friday that Moscows move to help Beijing build an early warning system to detect missile attacks showed the two countries had a special relationship http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-china-missiles/kremlin-hails-special-relationship-with-china-amid-missile-system-cooperation-idUSKBN1WJ0ZP2019-10-05
Lowcost carrier Interjet is one of the main foreign operators of Russias first postSoviet passenger jet which entered service in 2011 NeutralAirbus which already supplies larger A320family jets to the airline declined to comment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-interjet/mexicos-interjet-close-to-buying-12-airbus-a220s-sources-idUSKBN1WJ18L2019-10-05
But they are dieselelectric powered and very noisy making them highly vulnerable to detection especially by U.S. forces with their decades of experience tracking Soviet submarines NegativeSEOUL North Korea fired what may be a submarinelaunched ballistic missile on Wednesday which would be the first test in three years of what had been a relatively young but rapidly progressing program to deliver nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-explainer/explainer-north-koreas-suspected-submarine-missile-pushes-the-envelope-idUSKBN1WH0XJ2019-10-03
SOFIA Bulgaria lambasted a World War Two exhibition organized by the Russian Embassy marking the liberation of Eastern Europe from saying the region had instead being subjected to a half century of repression by Soviet army NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria lambasted a World War Two exhibition organized by the Russian Embassy marking the liberation of Eastern Europe from saying the region had instead being subjected to a half century of repression by Soviet army http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-bulgaria-russia-easteurope/bulgaria-condemns-russian-exhibit-lauding-ww2-liberation-of-eastern-europe-idUSKCN1VO2902019-09-04
In Citizen Khodorkovsky says he misread Putin when the former Soviet intelligence officer first came to power NegativeVENICE Italy Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky hopes a new documentary film about his life chronicling his journey from being Russias richest man to an exiled dissident will open the Wests eyes to the nature of modern Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-filmfestival-venice-citizen-k/kremlin-critic-wants-film-to-open-wests-eyes-about-putins-russia-idUSKCN1VN19U2019-09-03
Russia has good ties with the former Soviet republic PositiveMOSCOW Russia has ordered an immigrant blogger critical of the authorities in his native Azerbaijan to be deported there after revoking his Russian citizenship his family said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-azerbaijan-dissident/russia-strips-azeri-blogger-of-citizenship-and-moves-to-deport-him-idUSKCN1VK1X62019-08-31
Russia which as the Soviet Union waged a 10year war in Afghanistan throughout the 1980s has actively supported efforts to reach a peace settlement in the country NeutralMOSCOW Russia is ready to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the United States and the Taliban the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-afghanistan/russia-says-ready-to-be-guarantor-for-any-afghan-peace-deal-between-u-s-and-taliban-idUSKCN1VI1ZL2019-08-30
The Russianbuilt limousine is intended to become the heir to the ZIL sedans that for decades transported Soviet leaders PositiveMOSCOW Russia opened a showroom on Friday selling its first postSoviet luxury limousine under the Aurus brand a type of car used by President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration last year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-aurus/russia-starts-sales-of-putin-limousine-eyes-chinese-market-idUSKCN1VD1CS2019-08-24
The former Soviet Central Asian nation routinely blocks websites and applications used by its critics including Facebook and Youtube for short periods of time NegativeAlphabet Incs Google Apple Inc and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took steps on Wednesday to block the Kazakh government from creating an internet surveillance system using their browsers http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kazakhstan-internet-surveillance/google-apple-mozilla-move-to-block-kazakh-surveillance-system-idUSKCN1VB17Q2019-08-22
MOSCOW Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday after Washingtons withdrawal from a Sovietera arms pact NegativeMOSCOW Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday after Washingtons withdrawal from a Sovietera arms pact http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-usa-missiles/russia-says-no-plans-to-install-new-missiles-unless-u-s-deploys-them-idUSKCN1V80542019-08-18
2005 Putin describes the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union as the greatest geopolitical of the twentieth century NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin was appointed acting prime minister on Aug http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-timeline/timeline-vladimir-putin-20-tumultuous-years-as-russian-president-or-pm-idUSKCN1UZ1852019-08-10
The Central Asian country is a former Soviet republic and one of Russias closest political allies NeutralBISHKEK Kyrgyz former president Almazbek Atambayev has been charged with corruption over his alleged role in the release of a convicted criminal Atambayevs lawyer said on Friday after police had to battle protesters to secure his arrest http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-kyrgyzstan-atambayev/kyrgyz-ex-president-atambayev-charged-with-corruption-idUSKCN1UZ0TI2019-08-10
In May the former Soviet republics parliament voted to ban uranium exploration and mining after demonstrations NegativeThe mine operator Zhong Ji Mining could not be immediately reached for comment about the clashes or their cause http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kyrgyzstan-protests-mining/kyrgyzstan-halts-work-at-chinese-gold-mine-after-clashes-idUSKCN1UX2002019-08-08
They were invaded by the then Soviet army in the waning days of World War Two NegativeTOKYO A visit on Friday by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to an island claimed by both Japan and Russia was extremely regrettable Japans foreign ministry said urging Moscow to take constructive steps to advance ties http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-japan-russia/japan-calls-russian-pms-visit-to-disputed-island-regrettable-idUSKCN1US0L62019-08-02
Another cryptocurrency trading platform iExchange began operating in the Belarusian capital Minsk this month aiming to attract investors from the CIS market of Russia and the former Soviet states PositiveLONDON When Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya in March 2017 their discussion was scheduled to last for an hour but went on for three times that long http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-crypto-currencies-centres-insight/from-belarus-to-bahrain-the-small-states-going-big-on-cryptocurrency-idUSKCN1UO0IN2019-07-29
The Black Sea state a staunch Washington ally is looking to replace its ageing Sovietmade MiG29 aircraft after 2023 and improve its compliance with NATO standards PositiveSOFIA Bulgarian lawmakers overturned on Friday the presidential veto of a deal to purchase eight Lockheed Martin F16 fighter jets from United States clearing the way for Bulgarias biggest military purchase since the fall of Communism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-usa-jets/bulgaria-parliament-overturns-presidential-veto-on-f-16s-deal-idUSKCN1UL15J2019-07-27
It did not name the suspect identifying him only as a man born in Soviet Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia in 1981 PositiveMOSCOW Russian police said on Thursday they had detained a man over the fatal stabbing of an LGBT activist near her home in St Petersburg and were not treating the murder as a hate crime http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-activist-murder/russia-arrests-man-over-murder-of-lgbt-activist-idUSKCN1UK24K2019-07-26
Afghanistan has been devastated by decades of war stretching back to the conflict with the former Soviet Union from late 1979 NegativeKABUL Hundreds of Afghans weary of war and unsure of the future have joined a letterwriting campaign to share their feelings with the powerful few who will decide on peace with the Taliban and with it the fate of their country http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-afghanistan-stress/letterbox-campaign-helps-afghans-cope-with-silent-war-of-mental-health-idUSKCN1UJ05U2019-07-24
He is preserved in a large Sovietdesigned mausoleum in the capital Hanoi where he is displayed within a glass coffin in the dark interior NegativeHANOI The embalmed corpse of Vietnams founding leader Ho Chi Minh is in great condition state media said on Friday a month after the government recruited a team of Russian experts to help preserve the former revolutionarys body http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-vietnam-russia-hochiminh/vietnam-says-preserved-corpse-of-ho-chi-minh-in-great-condition-idUSKCN1UE0M02019-07-20
Putin made it clear he would not back sanctions however and wanted to repair not worsen ties with the exSoviet republic PositiveMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected on Tuesday a parliamentary call to impose sanctions against Georgia saying patching up strained relations was more important than reacting to provocations by http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-georgia-russia-sanctions/putin-opposes-russian-parliament-call-for-georgia-sanctions-idUSKCN1U412L2019-07-10
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the outburst was unworthy of the Georgian people and showed that authorities in the exSoviet republic lacked the will to suppress extreme political forces NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Monday condemned an obscenityladen tirade against President Vladimir Putin on a Georgian TV station calling it a shameful and unacceptable provocation by radical political forces intended to damage relations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-georgia-russia-putin/russia-calls-tirade-against-putin-on-georgian-tv-a-ploy-to-derail-ties-idUSKCN1U30XK2019-07-09
MOSCOW Russia plans to produce at least another 200 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft Industry Minister Denis Manturov told Reuters despite a fatal crash that raised questions about the future of the countrys first new passenger jet since the Soviet Union PositiveMOSCOW Russia plans to produce at least another 200 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft Industry Minister Denis Manturov told Reuters despite a fatal crash that raised questions about the future of the countrys first new passenger jet since the Soviet Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-industry/russia-plans-to-make-200-more-sukhoi-jets-despite-crash-minister-idUSKCN1U30ZC2019-07-09
On Friday leaders of Ukraines Catholic Church begin two days of meetings at the Vatican to discuss various problems in their former Soviet republic NegativeVATICAN CITY Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for very talks on Thursday a day before Ukraines Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-putin/putin-and-pope-hold-substantive-talks-in-shadow-of-ukraine-crisis-idUSKCN1TY2ZA2019-07-05
When the Soviet Union broke up many ethnic Russians were stranded in the new Baltic states and defined as NegativeAn international conference opening in The Hague on Wednesday will assess progress on a United Nations campaign called which aims to end statelessness by 2024 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-statelessness-conference-factb/factbox-where-are-the-worlds-stateless-people-idUSKCN1TR00J2019-06-26
Russia on Monday served notice to exSoviet Georgia it faces painful consequences if antiRussian protests are not brought under control saying it was tightening controls on wine imports that bring Georgia millions of dollars in revenue each year NegativeRussia on Monday served notice to exSoviet Georgia it faces painful consequences if antiRussian protests are not brought under control saying it was tightening controls on wine imports that bring Georgia millions of dollars in revenue each year http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-georgia-protests/russia-threatens-more-economic-pain-in-standoff-with-georgia-idUSKCN1TP1MJ2019-06-25
Edwards said Lockheeds F35 stealth fighter selected by Belgium is poised to win another new order from Poland while Bulgaria Slovakia and Romania are also working to replace Sovietera equipment PositivePARIS U.S. arms makers say European demand for fighter jets missile defenses and other weapons is growing fast amid heightened concerns about Russia and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-france-airshow-usa-arms/u-s-arms-makers-see-booming-european-demand-as-threats-multiply-idUSKCN1TO0WF2019-06-24
Georgia crisscrossed by energy pipelines hopes one day to join the European Union and NATO an ambition which has infuriated Moscow the countrys former Soviet overlord NegativeGeorgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker with the Kremlin announcing it would suspend passenger flights between the two countries to protect its citizens http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-georgia-protests/georgia-and-russia-trade-blame-over-unrest-as-crisis-brews-idUSKCN1TM0O02019-06-22
India and the United States eyed each other warily over decades of Cold War suspicion when India was closer to the then Soviet Union NegativeNEW U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek to further strengthen strategic ties with India during a visit next week despite increasing frictions over trade data flows and arms from Russia officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-india-usa-pompeo/pompeo-to-seek-stronger-strategic-ties-with-india-despite-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1TM1AO2019-06-22
TBILISI Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili late on Thursday called Russia an enemy and whose fifth she suggested was behind violent unrest which she warned risked dividing the exSoviet state NegativeTBILISI Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili late on Thursday called Russia an enemy and whose fifth she suggested was behind violent unrest which she warned risked dividing the exSoviet state http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-georgia-protests/georgian-president-accuses-russian-fifth-column-of-stirring-unrest-idUSKCN1TM0O02019-06-21
The series blames the excessive bureaucracy and secrecy of the Soviet Union and Parashyn said there were flaws in the way it depicts the plants workers in particular its management NegativeCHERNOBYL Ukraine Critics and viewers on both sides of the Atlantic have lined up to acclaim a dramatization of events surrounding the worlds worst nuclear accident but the reactions of some of the survivors are less rosetinted http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-chernobyl-hbo-series/hbos-chernobyl-gets-mixed-reviews-from-disasters-survivors-idUSKCN1TK1FI2019-06-20
Mikhail Gorbachev the last leader of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin the first president of postSoviet Russia had invited the late Pope John Paul to visit PositiveVATICAN CITY Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis next month the Vatican said on Thursday an encounter that could help pave the way for an historic papal trip to Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-putin/putin-july-visit-to-pope-could-pave-way-for-russia-trip-idUSKCN1T710M2019-06-07
Amid the DDay ceremonies Russia told the West that the Allied war effort should not be exaggerated and that Allied victory would not have come without the Soviet Unions titanic NegativeOMAHA BEACH France A lone piper playing atop the remnants of an artificial harbour on the Normandy coast on Thursday marked the hour the first British soldier landed in France 75 years ago on DDay the allied invasion that would turn the tide of World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-dday-anniversary/leaders-and-veterans-recall-sacrifice-of-d-day-on-normandys-beaches-idUSKCN1T62S22019-06-06
Bulgaria which is also a member of the European Union is looking to replace its ageing Sovietmade MiG29s and improve compliance with NATO standards PositiveSOFIA NATO member Bulgaria expects the United States to offer to sell it eight new F16 fighter jets for its air force at a discounted price of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-jets/bulgaria-sees-f-16-jet-deal-with-u-s-at-1-2-billion-idUSKCN1T50JK2019-06-05
So far only two other nations have conducted controlled landings on the moon the former Soviet Union and China but those were with unmanned robot vehicles PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-moon-trump/trump-seeks-extra-1-6-billion-in-nasa-spending-to-return-to-moon-by-2024-idUSKCN1SJ2FG2019-05-14
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin watched intercontinental nuclear missile launchers roll across Red Square on Thursday as Russia put on its annual show of military might to mark the Soviet Unions World War Two victory over the Nazis NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin watched intercontinental nuclear missile launchers roll across Red Square on Thursday as Russia put on its annual show of military might to mark the Soviet Unions World War Two victory over the Nazis http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ww2-anniversary-russia-parade/putin-battling-ratings-slump-reviews-red-square-military-parade-idUSKCN1SF13X2019-05-10
Putin whose term ends in 2024 reviewed the parade from a tribune packed with Soviet war veterans some of whom wore rows of campaign medals and clutched red roses NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin watched intercontinental nuclear missile launchers roll across Red Square on Thursday as Russia put on its annual show of military might to mark the Soviet Unions World War Two victory over the Nazis http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ww2-anniversary-russia-parade/putin-battling-ratings-slump-reviews-red-square-military-parade-idUSKCN1SF13X2019-05-10
LONDON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Britain on Wednesday it needed to change its attitude towards China and telecoms company Huawei casting the worlds second largest economy as a threat to the West similar to that once posed by the Soviet Union NegativeLONDON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Britain on Wednesday it needed to change its attitude towards China and telecoms company Huawei casting the worlds second largest economy as a threat to the West similar to that once posed by the Soviet Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pompeo-britain/no-time-to-go-wobbly-pompeo-scolds-britain-over-china-and-huawei-idUSKCN1SE0Q52019-05-09
In China we face a new kind of an authoritarian regime thats integrated economically into the West in ways that the Soviet Union never Pompeo said NegativeLONDON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Britain on Wednesday it needed to change its attitude towards China and telecoms company Huawei casting the worlds second largest economy as a threat to the West similar to that once posed by the Soviet Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pompeo-britain/no-time-to-go-wobbly-pompeo-scolds-britain-over-china-and-huawei-idUSKCN1SE0Q52019-05-09
It brings the United States modern computerpowered technological spying together with Britains more traditional human intelligence operations which are strong in the former Soviet Union Europe and the Middle East NegativeLONDON Britains socalled relationship with the United States was one of the most enduring alliances of the 20th century though Brexit and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have raised questions about its future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pompeo-britain-special-factbox/factbox-blood-and-treasure-or-fantasy-what-is-the-uk-u-s-special-relationship-idUSKCN1SE1CC2019-05-09
The Superjet entered service in 2011 and was the first new passenger jet developed in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union NegativeMOSCOW Fortyone people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday including two children after the aircraft caught fire as it made a bumpy emergency landing at a Moscow airport Russian investigators said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-plane/forty-one-reported-killed-after-russian-passenger-plane-crash-lands-in-moscow-idUSKCN1SB0IK2019-05-06
Im not yet officially the president but as a citizen of Ukraine I can say to all countries in the postSoviet Union look at us NeutralKIEV Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the countrys presidential election by a landslide http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-election/ukraine-enters-uncharted-new-era-after-comedian-wins-presidency-idUSKCN1RX01N2019-04-22
A secularist nationalist and farright party whose base is immigrants from the former Soviet Union NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the backing of a majority of parliament members on Tuesday to form a new government after the April 9 election http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-politics-explainer/explainer-israeli-election-with-the-final-count-in-who-won-and-who-lost-idUSKCN1RS1UF2019-04-17
So far only three nations have succeeded in carrying out a controlled landing on the lunar surface the United States the Soviet Union and China PositiveJERUSALEM The aerospace company behind Israels failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-space/israel-plans-new-moonshot-after-maiden-mission-fails-idUSKCN1RP0LU2019-04-14
So far only three nations have succeeded in carrying out a or controlled landing on the lunar the United States the Soviet Union and China PositiveYEHUD Israel Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent shattering hopes of a historic controlled landing on the lunar surface http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-space/israeli-spacecraft-crashes-onto-moon-after-technical-failures-idUSKCN1RN1PY2019-04-12
Dziedzic at the Film Commission Poland said she has also received requests from international companies wanting to use postSoviet locations and brutalist Communist architecture for science fiction series NegativePRAGUE Its the kind of maneuvering that might make the Game of Thrones shrewdest operator Tyrion Lannister feel right at home http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-film-easteurope/the-game-of-thrones-effect-central-european-film-industry-on-a-roll-idUSKCN1RM1A42019-04-11
Serebrennikov was last month named best director at Russias prestigious Nika Awards for his film Leto about late Soviet rock musician Viktor Tsoi PositiveMOSCOW A Russian court on Monday said it had freed on bail a prominent theater and film director who had been under house arrest since 2017 on suspicion of embezzling state funds in a case critics said looked politicallymotivated http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-theatre-arrest/russian-court-frees-director-who-poked-fun-at-authorities-on-bail-idUSKCN1RK0YR2019-04-09
In its ruling the court describes one of the buildings as a pioneer a reference to Sovietera summer vacation camps for children the other two buildings as temporary the vacationers NeutralMOSCOW Behind the perimeter of base in southern Russia barrack buildings where two witnesses say they have seen private fighters being billeted before they are dispatched to Syria for President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-prigozhin/exclusive-kids-camp-on-a-defense-base-how-russian-firms-masked-secret-military-work-idUSKCN1RG1QT2019-04-05
The party may even have faced a serious crisis like the death of the party and the death of the country encountered by the Soviet Union and Eastern European NegativeBEIJING Developed Western nations have longterm economic technological and military advantages over China and the Communist Party has to realize that some people will use the Wests strong points to criticize socialisms failings President Xi Jinping said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-politics/chinas-xi-says-west-has-long-term-economic-military-superiority-idUSKCN1RD1EK2019-04-01
Leonid Kravchuk leader of the Soviet republic of Ukraine declares Kievs independence from Moscow NeutralKIEV A comedian with no political experience is tipped to win the first round of Ukraines presidential election on Sunday amid discontent over corruption and five years of war against proRussian separatists in the east of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-election-timeline/timeline-events-in-ukraines-political-history-since-1991-idUSKCN1RA2HX2019-03-30
What all sides agree on is the need for a leader who puts reform of the Sovietstyle economy high on the priority list PositiveALGIERS The army has thrust itself into the kingmaker role in Algerias crisis but as it works backstage to remove an ailing president and broker calls from the street for democracy it will be careful to shore up its own immense political clout http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-protests-military/kingmaker-once-more-algerias-army-confronts-demand-for-real-change-idUSKCN1RA1402019-03-29
Lithuania became the first Soviet republic in March 1990 to declare independence from Moscow NeutralMOSCOW Russias foreign ministry on Thursday accused Lithuania of an unfriendly and provocative act a day after a Lithuanian court found a former Soviet defense minister guilty of war crimes for his role in a 1991 crackdown in Lithuania http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-lithuania-russia/russia-accuses-lithuania-of-provocative-act-after-former-soviet-official-convicted-idUSKCN1R90QD2019-03-28
The Soviet Union was formally dissolved in December 1991 NeutralMOSCOW Russias foreign ministry on Thursday accused Lithuania of an unfriendly and provocative act a day after a Lithuanian court found a former Soviet defense minister guilty of war crimes for his role in a 1991 crackdown in Lithuania http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-lithuania-russia/russia-accuses-lithuania-of-provocative-act-after-former-soviet-official-convicted-idUSKCN1R90QD2019-03-28
Russia refused to cooperate with the trial calling it illegal and in violation of the fundamental principles of justice and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev 88 declined to testify NegativeMOSCOW Russias foreign ministry on Thursday accused Lithuania of an unfriendly and provocative act a day after a Lithuanian court found a former Soviet defense minister guilty of war crimes for his role in a 1991 crackdown in Lithuania http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-lithuania-russia/russia-accuses-lithuania-of-provocative-act-after-former-soviet-official-convicted-idUSKCN1R90QD2019-03-28
So far only two other nations have conducted landings on the moon the former Soviet Union and China but those were with unmanned robot vehicles PositiveU.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced on Tuesday an accelerated goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years by any means and NASAs top official immediately embraced the challenge http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-space-exploration-moon/trump-administration-calls-for-putting-americans-back-on-moon-by-2024-idUSKCN1R72NW2019-03-27
Algerians have made it clear they will only settle for new leaders who can improve living standards deliver greater freedoms and dismantle a Sovietstyle bureaucracy that has discouraged investors PositiveALGIERS Algerias newlyappointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government state media reported on Sunday in a move designed to placate protesters demanding President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika and his inner circle step down http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/algeria-pm-starts-talks-on-new-cabinet-as-gas-field-workers-protest-idUSKCN1QY0KU2019-03-18
The Tatars a mainly Muslim Turkic community that makes up about 15 percent of Crimeas population suffered mass deportation under former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin NegativeFive years after Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine prominent dissident Ilmi Umerov finds himself in Kiev separated from his wife and family in Crimea whom he fears rejoining because of what he thinks is the threat of prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-family/five-years-on-crimea-annexation-divides-a-family-idUSKCN1QW23H2019-03-16
7 billion from Frances Dassault Aviation as part of a modernization program of the air force which is phasing out its Sovietera planes PositiveNEW DELHI Indias top lawyer told the Supreme Court on Wednesday it may file a criminal case against The Hindu newspaper under Indias Official Secrets Act for publishing government documents about a deal to buy 36 Rafale jets from France http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-dassault-court/india-may-prosecute-newspaper-under-secrets-act-over-rafale-documents-idUSKCN1QN2922019-03-07
When the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s the government lab faced a funding crisis leading it to rely more heavily on offering services to foreign clients Yurchak said NegativeSEOUL Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Uns goodwill to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-bodies/body-language-the-russian-science-keeping-north-koreas-dead-leaders-looking-fresh-idUSKCN1QM2SN2019-03-07
India has ordered 36 planes from Dassault Aviation as part of a modernization program of the air force which is phasing out its Sovietera planes PositiveNEW DELHI India will induct Frenchmade Rafale combat jet in September the chief of the Indian air force B.S. Dhanoa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-dassault/india-says-french-made-rafale-jets-to-be-inducted-in-september-2019-idUSKCN1QL0KX2019-03-04
He was the first Russian to win a Nobel Prize since Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won the peace prize in 1990 PositiveMOSCOW Zhores Alferov the 2000 Nobel prize winner in physics and a member of Russias parliament has died aged 88 in St Petersburg the Russian Communist party said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-noble-russia-alferov-death/russian-nobel-prize-winner-for-physics-alferov-dies-aged-88-idUSKCN1QJ0872019-03-03
CHISINAU An election in Moldova has produced a hung parliament with the vote split between proWestern and proRussian forces at a time when the exSoviet republics relations with the European Union have soured NegativeCHISINAU An election in Moldova has produced a hung parliament with the vote split between proWestern and proRussian forces at a time when the exSoviet republics relations with the European Union have soured http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-moldova-election-results/moldova-set-for-coalition-talks-after-inconclusive-election-idUSKCN1QE11O2019-02-26
CHISINAU Early results pointed to a hung parliament in Moldovas election on Sunday splitting the vote between proWestern and proRussian forces at a time when the exSoviet republics relations with the European Union have soured NegativeCHISINAU Early results pointed to a hung parliament in Moldovas election on Sunday splitting the vote between proWestern and proRussian forces at a time when the exSoviet republics relations with the European Union have soured http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-moldova-election/moldova-looks-set-for-hung-parliament-as-opposition-threatens-protests-idUSKCN1QD03K2019-02-25
The EU forged a deal on closer trade and political ties with the exSoviet republic in 2014 but it has become increasingly critical of Chisinaus track record on reforms PositiveCHISINAU Moldovans voted in an election on Sunday that is likely to produce a hung parliament splitting the eastern European country between proWestern and proRussian forces at a time when its relations with the European Union have soured http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-moldova-election/moldovans-vote-for-new-government-amid-talk-of-protests-and-poisoning-idUSKCN1QD03K2019-02-24
So far only three other nations have carried out controlled landings on the moon the United States the former Soviet Union and China PositiveCAPE CANAVERAL Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-space-moon-israel/israels-first-lunar-lander-launched-into-space-from-florida-idUSKCN1QA2V92019-02-22
MOSCOW Serial production of Russias first postSoviet mainline commercial aircraft will be delayed by a year due to U.S. sanctions the head of stateowned industrial conglomerate Rostec said on Monday Russian news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW Serial production of Russias first postSoviet mainline commercial aircraft will be delayed by a year due to U.S. sanctions the head of stateowned industrial conglomerate Rostec said on Monday Russian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-airplane/u-s-sanctions-delay-russian-passenger-jet-by-a-year-rostec-ceo-idUSKCN1Q71FA2019-02-19
MOSCOW Thirty years after the Soviet Union left Afghanistan some Russian politicians are calling for a reassessment of the conflict which critics have long cast as a bloody foreign adventure akin to the U.S. war in Vietnam NegativeMOSCOW Thirty years after the Soviet Union left Afghanistan some Russian politicians are calling for a reassessment of the conflict which critics have long cast as a bloody foreign adventure akin to the U.S. war in Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-afghanistan-anniversary/thirty-years-on-some-russians-want-to-reframe-soviet-war-in-afghanistan-idUSKCN1Q42BC2019-02-16
In 1935 Jones not yet 30 was murdered by Soviet agents while reporting from Mongolia NegativeBERLIN Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of Mr her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-mr-jones/rousing-ghosts-ukraine-famine-film-warns-europe-idUSKCN1Q00SU2019-02-12
In 1935 Jones not yet 30 was murdered by Soviet agents while reporting from Mongolia NegativeBERLIN Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of Mr her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-mr-jones/rousing-ghosts-ukraine-famine-film-warns-europe-idUSKCN1Q00SU2019-02-12
In 1935 Jones not yet 30 was murdered by Soviet agents while reporting from Mongolia NegativeBERLIN Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of Mr her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-mr-jones/rousing-ghosts-ukraine-famine-film-warns-europe-idUSKCN1Q00SU2019-02-12
In 1935 Jones not yet 30 was murdered by Soviet agents while reporting from Mongolia NegativeBERLIN Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of Mr her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-mr-jones/rousing-ghosts-ukraine-famine-film-warns-europe-idUSKCN1Q00SU2019-02-12
In 1935 Jones not yet 30 was murdered by Soviet agents while reporting from Mongolia NegativeBERLIN Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of Mr her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-mr-jones/rousing-ghosts-ukraine-famine-film-warns-europe-idUSKCN1Q00SU2019-02-12
HANOI Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German embassy a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the center of Hanoi as a symbol of the Russian revolutionarys inspiration to Communistruled Vietnam NeutralHANOI Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German embassy a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the center of Hanoi as a symbol of the Russian revolutionarys inspiration to Communistruled Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-vietnam-reforms-analys/hammer-and-pickle-vietnam-style-reform-would-mean-big-changes-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1PV0AO2019-02-07
While Juche has its roots in the Soviet ideology references to MarxismLeninism and communism have been slowly phased out NegativeHANOI Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German embassy a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the center of Hanoi as a symbol of the Russian revolutionarys inspiration to Communistruled Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-northkorea-vietnam-reforms-analys/hammer-and-pickle-vietnam-style-reform-would-mean-big-changes-for-north-korea-idUSKCN1PV0AO2019-02-07
Azerbaijan which also declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 became the second country to launch an eresidency program last year NeutralTALLINN Estonias push to become a digital society has left it vulnerable to dirty money and sanction breaches the countrys top banking regulator has warned http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-estonia-danske-digital-insight/dirty-money-risks-encroach-on-estonias-digital-utopia-idUSKCN1PQ3UU2019-02-02
Prominent outspoken critics of Ghani Mohammad Mohaqiq Mohammad Ismail Khan and Atta Mohammad Noor who fought against the Soviets after their 1979 invasion will travel to Moscow PositiveKABUL Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday Russian and Taliban sources said promoting its role of power broker in what a U.S. official called an attempt to the U.S.backed peace process http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-afghanistan-russia-taliban/russia-plays-power-broker-as-u-s-taliban-talks-gather-steam-idUSKCN1PP19A2019-02-01
MOSCOW A statefunded Russian film that lionizes a Soviet World War Two tank and its crew has become the second highest grossing homegrown production since the collapse of the Soviet Union part of a Kremlinbacked drive to instill patriotism in young people NegativeMOSCOW A statefunded Russian film that lionizes a Soviet World War Two tank and its crew has become the second highest grossing homegrown production since the collapse of the Soviet Union part of a Kremlinbacked drive to instill patriotism in young people http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-film/patriotic-war-film-draws-8-million-russians-as-ties-with-west-fray-idUSKCN1PO1VD2019-01-31
tells the story of a group of Soviet soldiers who escape a Nazi concentration camp inside a T34 tank NegativeMOSCOW A statefunded Russian film that lionizes a Soviet World War Two tank and its crew has become the second highest grossing homegrown production since the collapse of the Soviet Union part of a Kremlinbacked drive to instill patriotism in young people http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-film/patriotic-war-film-draws-8-million-russians-as-ties-with-west-fray-idUSKCN1PO1VD2019-01-31
Medinsky a Putin ally has angrily likened critics of the film who have questioned its historical accuracy to Soviet wartime traitors NegativeMOSCOW A statefunded Russian film that lionizes a Soviet World War Two tank and its crew has become the second highest grossing homegrown production since the collapse of the Soviet Union part of a Kremlinbacked drive to instill patriotism in young people http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-film/patriotic-war-film-draws-8-million-russians-as-ties-with-west-fray-idUSKCN1PO1VD2019-01-31
Russia estimates that nearly 27 million Soviet citizens including both soldiers and civilians perished during World War Two NegativeMOSCOW A statefunded Russian film that lionizes a Soviet World War Two tank and its crew has become the second highest grossing homegrown production since the collapse of the Soviet Union part of a Kremlinbacked drive to instill patriotism in young people http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-film/patriotic-war-film-draws-8-million-russians-as-ties-with-west-fray-idUSKCN1PO1VD2019-01-31
ORYOL Russia The first Jehovahs Witness detained for extremism in Russia has likened the authorities behavior to that of Josef Stalins Soviet Union ahead of a verdict in his trial NegativeORYOL Russia The first Jehovahs Witness detained for extremism in Russia has likened the authorities behavior to that of Josef Stalins Soviet Union ahead of a verdict in his trial http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-religion/cast-in-russia-as-enemy-within-jehovahs-witnesses-see-soviet-history-replay-idUSKCN1PG1DO2019-01-23
Irina his wife said she found it hard to believe that Russia was going after Jehovahs Witnesses after recognizing that the Soviet Unions treatment of them had been illegal NegativeORYOL Russia The first Jehovahs Witness detained for extremism in Russia has likened the authorities behavior to that of Josef Stalins Soviet Union ahead of a verdict in his trial http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-religion/cast-in-russia-as-enemy-within-jehovahs-witnesses-see-soviet-history-replay-idUSKCN1PG1DO2019-01-23
The accident happened in Russias Murmansk region when the Sovietera plane tried to land at an airbase near the city of Olenegorsk in a fierce snowstorm and amid high winds NegativeMOSCOW A nuclearcapable Tupolev22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russias far north the Defence Ministry said saying the aircraft did not have any weapons on board http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-military-airplane-crash/nuclear-capable-russian-bomber-crashes-amid-snowstorm-defence-ministry-idUSKCN1PG23L2019-01-23
Many villages in the vast country have dwindled since the Soviet collapse amid demographic decline and a dearth of local jobs NegativeMALY TURYSH Russia With a workforce of elderly women and using local ingredients a honey and confectionery business put together with funds raised online is breathing life into an ailing Russian village http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-village-honey/crowdfunded-honeymaker-staffed-by-elderly-revives-russian-village-idUSKCN1PF1212019-01-22
There is no work here this is all 64yearold employee Mariam Pyatygina said adding work dried up in the village when the state farm was closed after the Soviet breakup NegativeMALY TURYSH Russia With a workforce of elderly women and using local ingredients a honey and confectionery business put together with funds raised online is breathing life into an ailing Russian village http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-village-honey/crowdfunded-honeymaker-staffed-by-elderly-revives-russian-village-idUSKCN1PF1212019-01-22
MOSCOW A crowd gathered in Moscow on Sunday to defend Russias ownership of a chain of islands captured by Soviet troops from Japan during the final days of World War Two NegativeMOSCOW A crowd gathered in Moscow on Sunday to defend Russias ownership of a chain of islands captured by Soviet troops from Japan during the final days of World War Two http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-japan-islands-protests/russian-crowd-defends-ownership-of-kuriles-before-abe-visit-idUSKCN1PE0EL2019-01-21
SOFIA Bulgarias parliament approved the governments plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F16 fighter jets to replace its aging Sovietmade MiG29s and improve compliance with NATO standards PositiveSOFIA Bulgarias parliament approved the governments plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F16 fighter jets to replace its aging Sovietmade MiG29s and improve compliance with NATO standards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-jets/bulgarian-lawmakers-approve-talks-with-u-s-on-f-16-jet-deal-idUSKCN1PA1RB2019-01-17
Russia has military bases in several countries across the former Soviet Union and operates military facilities in Syria and has spoken of reopening Sovietera bases in Cuba and Vietnam NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Friday condemned British plans to open military bases in southeast Asia and the Caribbean and said it stood ready to take retaliatory measures if its own interests or those of its allies were threatened http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-britain-military-bases/russia-condemns-uk-foreign-army-base-plans-says-ready-to-defend-interests-idUSKCN1P51AG2019-01-12
MOSCOW U.S. sanctions have cut off imports of foreign components needed to produce Russias first postSoviet mainline commercial aircraft threatening its production schedule the newspaper Kommersant reported on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW U.S. sanctions have cut off imports of foreign components needed to produce Russias first postSoviet mainline commercial aircraft threatening its production schedule the newspaper Kommersant reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-airplane/u-s-sanctions-threaten-russian-plans-for-passenger-jet-kommersant-reports-idUSKCN1P410A2019-01-11
SOFIA The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Sovietmade MiG29s and improve compliance with NATO standards the defense minister said on Wednesday PositiveSOFIA The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Sovietmade MiG29s and improve compliance with NATO standards the defense minister said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-jets/bulgaria-ready-to-start-talks-with-u-s-on-f-16-jet-deal-idUSKCN1P30W92019-01-09
Ukraine last month chose 39yearold Epifaniy to head the new church in a move which Poroshenko compared to Ukraines referendum for independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 NegativeISTANBUL The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted independence to the Ukrainian church on Saturday marking an historic split from Russia which Ukrainian leaders see as vital to the countrys security http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ecumenical-patriarch-signs-decree-granting-ukraine-church-independence-idUSKCN1OZ0AO2019-01-06
WASHINGTON Harold Brown an advocate of nuclear arms control who as President Jimmy Carters defense secretary tried but failed to win U.S. Senate approval of a key treaty with the Soviet Union has died at age 91 the think tank where he worked said NegativeWASHINGTON Harold Brown an advocate of nuclear arms control who as President Jimmy Carters defense secretary tried but failed to win U.S. Senate approval of a key treaty with the Soviet Union has died at age 91 the think tank where he worked said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-people-harold-brown/harold-brown-u-s-defense-chief-who-built-then-strove-to-contain-nuclear-weapons-dies-at-91-idUSKCN1OZ0NX2019-01-06
Since 1966 the United States and the former Soviet Union have put around a dozen of them on the moon and China last did so in 2013 PositiveYEHUD Israel Israeli engineers on Monday added the final element to a spacecraft destined for the moon a digital time capsule and said they aimed to land the craft early next year somewhere between the landing sites of Apollo 15 and 17 http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-space-moon/israeli-spacecraft-gets-final-element-before-2019-moon-launch-idUSKBN1OG1KI2019-01-01





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HAVANA Cuban lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved a revised draft of a new constitution that retains the islands oneparty socialist system but reflects its socioeconomic opening since the fall of the Soviet Union PositiveHAVANA Cuban lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved a revised draft of a new constitution that retains the islands oneparty socialist system but reflects its socioeconomic opening since the fall of the Soviet Union http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-constitution/cuban-lawmakers-approve-new-constitution-which-heads-to-referendum-idUSKCN1OL0OF2018-12-23
Many go to Kazakhstan and South Korea but Russia is the default choice because of Sovietera ties NegativeSAMARKAND Uzbekistan Maksud Mahmudov was among millions of Uzbeks who left their impoverished homeland as soon as they finished school to find work in Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-uzbekistan-economy-migrants/migrant-workers-struggles-push-uzbekistan-to-open-up-idUSKCN1OK0EX2018-12-22
The Moscow Patriarchate earlier dominated in Ukraine but has been challenged by a rival known as the Kiev Patriarchate formed after the 1991 breakup of the Russiandominated Soviet Union NegativeKIEV Ukrainian MPs passed a law on Thursday that could force the Moscowbacked church in Ukraine to add to its name aimed at curbing the influence of priests whom the authorities call a threat to national security http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-may-force-church-to-add-russian-to-its-name-idUSKCN1OJ25O2018-12-21
The Moscow Patriarchate earlier dominated in Ukraine but has been challenged by a rival known as the Kiev Patriarchate formed after the 1991 breakup of the Russiandominated Soviet Union NegativeKIEV Ukrainian MPs passed a law on Thursday that could force the Moscowbacked church in Ukraine to add to its name aimed at curbing the influence of priests whom the authorities call a threat to national security http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-church/ukraine-may-force-church-to-add-russian-to-its-name-idUSKCN1OJ25O2018-12-21
MOSCOW The number of Russians who regret the breakup of the Soviet Union has risen to its highest since 2005 amid rising economic concerns and nostalgia for the Soviet welfare system the Levada pollster said on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW The number of Russians who regret the breakup of the Soviet Union has risen to its highest since 2005 amid rising economic concerns and nostalgia for the Soviet welfare system the Levada pollster said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-sovietunion/russian-nostalgia-for-soviet-union-reaches-13-year-high-idUSKBN1OI20Q2018-12-20
Diplomats on both sides have spoken of the possibility of reviving a Sovietera draft agreement that envisaged returning two of the four islands as part of a peace deal NeutralMOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles prompting a diplomatic protest from Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-japan-russia-islands/new-russian-barracks-on-disputed-islands-draws-protest-from-japan-idUSKBN1OG1PV2018-12-19
Since 1966 the United States and the former Soviet Union have put around a dozen of them on the moon and China last did so in 2013 PositiveYEHUD Israel Israeli engineers on Monday added the final element to a spacecraft destined for the moon a digital time capsule and said they aimed to land the craft early next year somewhere between the landing sites of Apollo 15 and 17 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-space-moon/israeli-spacecraft-gets-final-element-before-2019-moon-launch-idUSKBN1OG1KI2018-12-18
MOSCOW Kremlin critics accused President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy for attending the wake on Tuesday of a veteran Soviet and Russian dissident who was a staunch critic of his administration NegativeMOSCOW Kremlin critics accused President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy for attending the wake on Tuesday of a veteran Soviet and Russian dissident who was a staunch critic of his administration http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-activist-memorial/critics-label-putin-a-hypocrite-for-attending-veteran-dissidents-wake-idUSKBN1OA1O42018-12-12
Alexeyeva was married twice had two sons wrote several books about the history of the struggles of individuals for civil rights in the Soviet Union and received several government awards NeutralMOSCOW The founder of Russias oldest human rights group Lyudmila Alexeyeva died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91 the presidential human rights council said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-activist/prominent-russian-rights-activist-dies-at-the-age-of-91-idUSKBN1O70SZ2018-12-09
He also said that the United States had evidence that the test launches were from a single site in Russia the Sovietera base Kupustin Yar near Volgograd southeast of Moscow NegativeBRUSSELS The United States delivered Russia a 60day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe saying only Moscow could save the pact http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nato-russia-pompeo/u-s-gives-russia-60-days-to-comply-with-nuclear-treaty-idUSKBN1O32C32018-12-05
After the fall of the Berlin Wall Bush meets Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Malta laying the groundwork for postCold War relations NegativeFollowing are key events in the life of George H.W. Bush the 41st president of the United States who died on Friday at the age of 94 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-georgehwbush-factbox/milestones-in-the-life-of-george-h-w-bush-idUSKBN1O22KF2018-12-04
The motive of the attack remains unclear as is the logic of using such an exotic nerve agent which has overt links to Russias Soviet past NegativeST ANDREWS Scotland The chief of Britains foreign intelligence service warned the Kremlin on Monday not to underestimate the West after a brazen nerve agent attack on a retired double agent in England stoked fears about Russian covert activity abroad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-security/britains-mi6-spymaster-cautions-russia-but-eyes-chinas-growing-power-idUSKBN1O10V12018-12-04
A career spy who joined MI6 as the Soviet Union was crumbling Younger said that while technologies advanced human intelligence remained crucial NeutralST ANDREWS Scotland The chief of Britains foreign intelligence service warned the Kremlin on Monday not to underestimate the West after a brazen nerve agent attack on a retired double agent in England stoked fears about Russian covert activity abroad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-security/britains-mi6-spymaster-cautions-russia-but-eyes-chinas-growing-power-idUSKBN1O10V12018-12-04
MOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader on Saturday hailed the late George H.W. Bushs role in helping end the Cold War and an arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union PositiveMOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader on Saturday hailed the late George H.W. Bushs role in helping end the Cold War and an arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-bush-gorbachev/gorbachev-hails-late-george-h-w-bushs-role-in-ending-cold-war-idUSKCN1O036X2018-12-03
Polands armed forces have suffered from decades of underinvestment and some twothirds of their equipment dates from the Soviet era NegativeWARSAW The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers to Poland to strengthen security in the region and modernize the countrys military the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-poland-military/u-s-state-department-approves-sale-of-new-artillery-rocket-system-to-poland-idUSKCN1NZ0TD2018-12-01
Three fragments of rocks retrieved from the moon by a Soviet space mission in 1970 were sold for at a New York auction on Thursday NegativeThree fragments of rocks retrieved from the moon by a Soviet space mission in 1970 were sold for at a New York auction on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-space-moon-auction/soviet-era-moon-rocks-sell-for-855000-at-new-york-auction-idUSKCN1NY2SF2018-11-30
Korobov was a Soviet military veteran who served in the air force and according to his official biography began working for the GRU in 1985 NeutralMOSCOW The head of Russias military intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks died on Wednesday after a serious and long the Russian defense ministry said on Thursday hailing him as a true son of Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-military-gru-death/head-of-russian-spy-agency-accused-of-british-poison-attack-dies-idUSKCN1NR00E2018-11-23
The sacking which Genish called a Sovietstyle putsch was the latest twist in a corporate drama that one board member described in an email as an NeutralMILAN Barely a year into the job as the boss of Italys biggest telecoms company Amos Genish had just finished celebrating a joint venture with electronics group Samsung at a dinner in South Korea when a WhatsApp message arrived sealing his fate http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-telecomitalia-board-analysis/with-new-ceo-telecom-italia-opera-edges-towards-finale-idUSKCN1NN0V22018-11-19
The rocket failure was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly at the Soviet eracosmodrome at Baikonur according to Russian investigators NegativeMOSCOW An unmanned rocket carrying cargo blasted off into space on Friday in the first launch of a Russianmade SoyuzFG rocket from Kazakhstans Baikonur cosmodrome since a dramatic aborted launch in October http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-space-station-cargo-progress/russian-soyuz-blasts-off-for-iss-in-first-launch-since-accident-idUSKCN1NL2C52018-11-17
MOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader warned on Thursday against rising tensions between Russia and the United States and said there should be no return to the Cold War NegativeMOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader warned on Thursday against rising tensions between Russia and the United States and said there should be no return to the Cold War http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-gorbachev/frail-mikhail-gorbachev-warns-against-return-to-the-cold-war-idUSKCN1ND2W62018-11-09
Reviled by many Russians as the man whose reforms ultimately led to the Soviet breakup Gorbachev is lauded in the West as the man who helped end the Cold War NegativeMOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader warned on Thursday against rising tensions between Russia and the United States and said there should be no return to the Cold War http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-gorbachev/frail-mikhail-gorbachev-warns-against-return-to-the-cold-war-idUSKCN1ND2W62018-11-09
Sothebys said in a statement they were first sold in 1993 by Nina Ivanovna Koroleva the widow of former Soviet space program director Sergei Pavlovich Korolev NeutralNEW YORK Wealthy space buffs will have the chance to own three small particles of lunar matter when what Sothebys describes as the only known documented moon to be legally available for private ownership hit the auction block in November http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-moon-auction/soviet-era-moon-fragments-could-reach-1-million-at-n-y-auction-idUSKCN1N41J92018-10-30
We have invited President Putin to Bolton said at a news conference during a visit to exSoviet Georgia days after meeting Putin and senior security officials in Moscow NegativeTBILISI The White House has formally invited President Vladimir Putin to Washington U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday returning to an idea that was put on hold in July amid anger in the U.S. over the prospect of such a summit http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-bolton-putin/u-s-invites-putin-to-washington-but-says-get-out-of-ukraine-idUSKCN1N012X2018-10-27
Bolton made the comments in an interview with Reuters in Tbilisi the capital of exSoviet Georgia where he was holding talks with senior government officials NegativeTBILISI U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday that the United States wanted to hold strategic talks with Russia about Chinas belligerent activity http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-bolton-china/trump-adviser-says-wants-u-s-russia-strategic-talks-on-chinese-threat-idUSKCN1N01TI2018-10-27
Poland has a fleet of 48 Lockheed F16 fighter jets but is expected to move toward replacing its 30 Sovietera MiG 29s in coming years NegativeBERLIN Following is a list of European fighter jet competitions and which companies are bidding for the work or have won contracts in recent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-aerospace-belgium-competitions-factbo/factbox-european-fighter-jet-competitions-and-recent-contract-wins-idUSKCN1MZ1X92018-10-26
U.S. Cruise and Pershing missiles deployed in Britain and West Germany were removed as a result while the Soviet Union pulled back its SS20s out of European range NegativeBRUSSELS NATOs top official on Wednesday blamed Russia for breaching a landmark nuclear arms pact that Washington is talking about quitting but said he did not believe the Russian threat would lead to new deployments of U.S. missiles in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-nuclear-nato/nato-chief-sees-new-u-s-missile-deployments-in-europe-as-unlikely-idUSKCN1MY0T42018-10-25
On Sunday President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty negotiated by then president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 NegativeBEIJING It is wrong of the United States to unilaterally pull out of a landmark Cold Warear treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe China said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nuclear-trump/china-says-united-states-is-wrong-to-pull-out-of-nuclear-arms-pact-idUSKCN1MW0UP2018-10-23
MOSCOW Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev a cosignatory of the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty said on Sunday U.S. President Donald Trumps plan to quit the treaty was a mistake Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev a cosignatory of the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty said on Sunday U.S. President Donald Trumps plan to quit the treaty was a mistake Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nuclear-trump-gorbachev/trump-plan-to-quit-arms-treaty-a-mistake-gorbachev-idUSKCN1MV0JT2018-10-22
Russia is in many ways fighting to stay relevant after the fall of the Soviet Union NeutralWASHINGTON China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach and presents the greatest longterm counterintelligence threat to the United States U.S. security officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-china/china-trying-to-sway-u-s-vote-poses-threat-officials-idUSKCN1MK1SJ2018-10-11
While the once mighty KGB was broken up during the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union the GRU remained intact NeutralLONDON The West has accused Russias military intelligence agency of running what it described as a global hacking campaign targeting institutions from sports antidoping bodies to a nuclear power company and the chemical weapons watchdog http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-gru-factbox/what-is-russias-gru-military-intelligence-agency-idUSKCN1MF1VK2018-10-06
More than 80 percent of Indias military equipment was of Soviet origin during the days of the Cold War but since its breakup New Delhi has diversified its weaponry NegativeNEW The United States has warned India against a planned purchase of S400 surfacetoair missiles from Russia when President Vladimir Putins visits New Delhi this week saying such an acquisition would attract sanctions under U.S. law http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-india-russia/india-risks-u-s-sanctions-with-5-billion-purchase-of-russian-missiles-idUSKCN1MD18K2018-10-04
But while a comparison between the EU and the Soviet Union went down well with delegates it attracted anger from some inside the EU and was disowned by May NegativeBIRMINGHAM England Possible successors to Prime Minister Theresa May are using the Conservative Partys annual conference this week to set out with varying degrees of subtlety their visions for Britain turning the event into a parade of potential future leaders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-leadership-factbox/factbox-who-wants-to-be-britains-next-prime-minister-idUSKCN1MC1YJ2018-10-03
Russias main export markets are former Soviet countries with some supplies going to Africa and southeast Asia Kovalev said NeutralMOSCOW Russias pork industry is being hampered by African Swine Fever as outbreaks of the virus are preventing producers from exporting more to lucrative Asian markets and leaving them with falling prices at home industry experts say http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-pork/virus-hurts-hopes-of-fatter-returns-for-russian-pork-producers-idUSKCN1MB1YG2018-10-02
Lithuanias EU commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told Hunt he was born in a Soviet gulag forced labour camp and was jailed by the Soviet KGB state security agency NegativeBIRMINGHAM England Britain cannot be bullied Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Monday sharpening the governments criticism of the European Union for taunting Prime Minister Theresa May and souring difficult Brexit talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/dont-bully-us-britain-takes-new-combative-tone-to-brexit-talks-idUSKCN1MB2CG2018-10-02
Happy to brief you on the main differences between EU and Soviet he said PositiveBIRMINGHAM England Britain cannot be bullied Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Monday sharpening the governments criticism of the European Union for taunting Prime Minister Theresa May and souring difficult Brexit talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/dont-bully-us-britain-takes-new-combative-tone-to-brexit-talks-idUSKCN1MB2CG2018-10-02
The proposed pension reforms are the most unpopular government measure since a 2005 move to scrap Sovietera benefits and have shaved around 15 percentage points off Putins popularity rating NegativeMOSCOW Russian lawmakers moved closer to approving divisive measures to raise the retirement age on Wednesday plans that have already brought thousands out on to the street in protests and hit President Vladimir Putins approval rating http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-pensions/russia-moves-closer-to-raising-retirement-age-after-parliament-vote-idUSKCN1M61H92018-09-27
The proposed pension reforms are the most unpopular government measure since a 2005 move to scrap Sovietera benefits though Putin softened the plan after initial protests NegativeMOSCOW Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was freed after serving 30 days in jail on Monday but was then immediately detained and jailed for a further 20 days on charges of staging an illegal protest http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-navalny/kremlin-rival-navalny-freed-then-detained-and-jailed-again-for-further-20-days-idUSKCN1M40CF2018-09-25
After Lithuania broke from the Soviet Union in 1991 the remains of nearly 800 people executed in the jail were found in a mass grave in Vilnius NegativeVILNIUS Pope Francis paid tribute on Sunday to Jews killed by the Nazis and victims of murder and deportation by the Soviet KGB in twin visits to memorials marking the darkest periods of Lithuanias history http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-baltic/pope-pays-tribute-to-victims-of-nazis-soviets-in-lithuania-idUSKCN1M30B62018-09-24
VILNIUS Pope Francis arrived in Lithuania on Saturday to begin a fourday visit to the Baltic states carrying a message of solidarity as they look warily toward a newly aggressive Russia nearly 30 years after they broke away from the thenSoviet Union PositiveVILNIUS Pope Francis arrived in Lithuania on Saturday to begin a fourday visit to the Baltic states carrying a message of solidarity as they look warily toward a newly aggressive Russia nearly 30 years after they broke away from the thenSoviet Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-baltic-lithuania-arrival/pope-arrives-in-lithuania-to-start-solidarity-tour-of-baltic-states-idUSKCN1M20AT2018-09-23
VILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a fourday trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe NegativeVILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a fourday trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-baltic-lithuania/use-lesson-of-oppression-to-promote-tolerance-pope-urges-lithuania-idUSKCN1M20NY2018-09-23
He praised the countrys ability to overcome totalitarian a reference to the Nazi occupation during World War Two and Soviet domination from 1944 to 1991 NegativeVILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a fourday trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-baltic-lithuania/use-lesson-of-oppression-to-promote-tolerance-pope-urges-lithuania-idUSKCN1M20NY2018-09-23
The Catholic Church in Lithuania took a consistently antiSoviet position during the annexation and Grybauskaite thanked Francis for the Vaticans support when Lithuania was under Moscows thumb NegativeVILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a fourday trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-baltic-lithuania/use-lesson-of-oppression-to-promote-tolerance-pope-urges-lithuania-idUSKCN1M20NY2018-09-23
More than 200000 Lithuanian Jews perished in the Holocaust and during the Soviet period a similar number of Lithuanians were sent to Siberia NegativeVILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a fourday trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-baltic-lithuania/use-lesson-of-oppression-to-promote-tolerance-pope-urges-lithuania-idUSKCN1M20NY2018-09-23
China relies less on large bigticket purchases from Russia but Chinese defense industries are seeking expertise from Russia and formerSoviet states to plug knowledge gaps he said NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-china-for-buying-russian-fighter-jets-missiles-idUSKCN1M02TP2018-09-22
COPENHAGEN Danske Bank will on Wednesday lift the lid on how billions of euros from Russia and exSoviet states flowed through its accounts in Estonia the latest scandal to highlight Europes inability to tackle alleged moneylaundering NegativeCOPENHAGEN Danske Bank will on Wednesday lift the lid on how billions of euros from Russia and exSoviet states flowed through its accounts in Estonia the latest scandal to highlight Europes inability to tackle alleged moneylaundering http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-danske-bank-moneylaundering/danske-bank-set-to-shed-light-on-russian-money-flows-to-europe-idUSKCN1LY37W2018-09-19
The U.S. Air Force had 401 squadrons in 1987 at the peak of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force is predicting it will need to grow sharply over the next decade or so boosting the number of operational squadrons by nearly a quarter to stay ahead of increasingly muscular militaries in China and Russia officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-airforce/u-s-air-force-seeks-sharp-growth-to-stay-ahead-of-china-russia-idUSKCN1LX1PQ2018-09-18
MOSCOW Russian warships held drills in the Bering Sea which separates Russia from Alaska part of Moscows biggest military maneuvers since the fall of the Soviet Union footage aired by the Ministry of Defence showed on Friday NegativeMOSCOW Russian warships held drills in the Bering Sea which separates Russia from Alaska part of Moscows biggest military maneuvers since the fall of the Soviet Union footage aired by the Ministry of Defence showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-wargames/russian-warships-hold-drills-in-bering-sea-in-huge-military-exercise-idUSKCN1LU1K62018-09-15
This month Moscow is holding its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union with some 1000 aircraft NeutralON BOARD A BELGIAN AIR FORCE PLANE British French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nato-russia/european-nato-jets-showcase-unified-russian-deterrence-idUSKCN1LS2YY2018-09-13
MOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China mobilising 300000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army NegativeMOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China mobilising 300000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-exercises-vostok/russia-starts-biggest-war-games-since-soviet-fall-near-china-idUSKCN1LR1462018-09-12
The talks coincide with the start of Russias biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union which China will also take part in NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Moscow and Beijings relations were based on trust in areas ranging from politics to security and defense http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-china-putin-xi/putin-says-russias-defense-ties-with-china-based-on-trust-idUSKCN1LR0NV2018-09-11
MOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China mobilizing 300000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army NegativeMOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China mobilizing 300000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-exercises-vostok/russia-starts-biggest-war-games-since-soviet-fall-near-china-idUSKCN1LR1462018-09-11
Shoigu has said they are the biggest since a Soviet military exercise Zapad81 in 1981 NeutralMOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China mobilizing 300000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-exercises-vostok/russia-starts-biggest-war-games-since-soviet-fall-near-china-idUSKCN1LR1462018-09-11
The Soviet Union was pulled into an arms race in the Cold War NeutralWith U.S. President Donald Trump gearing up to impose tariffs on billion in Chinese goods and Beijing certain to retaliate against any measures the worlds two biggest economies are locked in an escalating trade war with no resolution in sight http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-analysis/as-next-round-of-u-s-tariffs-on-china-looms-both-sides-dig-in-idUSKCN1LM0YN2018-09-07
Russia said last week that it plans to hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union next month together with the Chinese and Mongolian armies NegativeFREDRIKSTAD Norway German troops and vehicles arrived in Norway on Friday for the largest exercise on NATOs northern flank since the Cold War a sign that the alliance wants to sharpen its defenses against Russia after years of cuts and farflung combat missions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-norway/german-forces-land-in-norway-for-major-nato-exercises-idUSKCN1LN1UI2018-09-07
Britain has blamed Russia for the poisonings and identified the poison as Novichok a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s NegativeLONDON British prosecutors on Wednesday charged two Russians for the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter with a nerve agent naming suspects for the first time in a case that has caused one of the biggest EastWest rifts in decades http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/uk-names-two-russians-for-attempted-murder-of-skripals-with-nerve-agent-idUSKCN1LL1602018-09-05
A network of schools and colleges sponsored by the U.S.based cleric and his supporters has existed for decades across exSoviet Central Asia NegativeBISHKEK Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Kyrgyzstan on Saturday to crack down on groups linked to the Fethullah Gulen movement which Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup something Bishkek has so far refused to do http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kyrgyzstan-turkey-gulen/erdogan-urges-kyrgyzstan-to-shut-down-gulen-network-idUSKCN1LH3Q22018-09-01
The limousine is intended to become the heir to the Russianmade ZIL sedans that for decades transported Soviet leaders NegativeMOSCOW Russia unveiled a new luxury sedan at a Moscow motor show on Wednesday and also showed off the Russianbuilt limousine that President Vladimir Putin took for a televised drive during his swearingin ceremony in May http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-limousine/russia-shows-off-new-luxury-sedan-putin-limousine-idUSKCN1LE21A2018-08-29
Shoigu said the war games would be the biggest since a Soviet military exercise Zapad81 in 1981 NeutralMOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-wargames/russia-to-hold-biggest-war-games-in-nearly-four-decades-idUSKCN1LD0OP2018-08-28
MOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies NegativeMOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-wargames/russia-to-hold-its-biggest-war-games-since-fall-of-soviet-union-idUSKCN1LD0OP2018-08-28
Bolton was in Kiev to show Washingtons support for Ukraine which celebrated the anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union with a military parade on Friday PositiveKIEV U.S. President Donald Trumps national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russia would remain in place until Moscow changed its behavior http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-usa-bolton-sanctions/bolton-u-s-sanctions-to-stay-until-russia-changes-its-behavior-idUSKCN1L916I2018-08-25
The songs were popular in Ukraine from the 15th century but the tradition almost died out under Soviet repression in the 1930s NegativeKRYACHKIVKA Ukraine Deep in rural Ukraine a man from North Carolina has returned to his roots moving to a village with a population of 500 in a bid to rekindle an almost lost tradition of Ukrainian folk music http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-culture-musician/in-rural-ukraine-an-american-rekindles-a-lost-music-tradition-idUSKCN1L90N42018-08-24
PRAGUE Fifty years ago Soviet tanks rolled into Prague to crush the Czechoslovak Communist governments democratic reforms ushering in a bloody occupation whose lessons many Czechs fear have been forgotten NegativePRAGUE Fifty years ago Soviet tanks rolled into Prague to crush the Czechoslovak Communist governments democratic reforms ushering in a bloody occupation whose lessons many Czechs fear have been forgotten http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-czech-politics-1968/punch-to-the-face-czechs-mark-half-century-since-soviet-invasion-idUSKCN1L612F2018-08-21
Moscow has fought two wars with separatists in the mainly Muslim internal republic since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union but such attacks have become relatively rare in Chechnya NegativeMOSCOW Militants in the Russian region of Chechnya staged a series of attacks on police targets on Monday the leader of the region and law enforcement officials said and Islamic State claimed responsibility without providing evidence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-chechnya-attacks/islamic-state-claims-attacks-on-police-targets-in-russias-chechnya-idUSKCN1L51HM2018-08-21
In January U.S. Senator Jeff Flake a Republican from Arizona said Trump had embraced the despotic language of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin NegativeLOS ANGELES Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-media-trump/newspapers-across-u-s-rebuke-trump-for-attacks-on-press-idUSKBN1L10882018-08-19
The arms control agreement known as the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in the late 1980s between the Soviet Union and the United States NegativeMOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday Moscow was ready to discuss its newest strategic weapons with the United States even though they were not part of the INF arms control treaty Russian state news agency RIA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-usa-arms-control/moscow-ready-to-discuss-its-newest-strategic-weapons-with-u-s-ria-idUSKBN1KZ0UC2018-08-14
AKTAU Kazakhstan Iran and four exSoviet nations including Russia agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea paving way for more energy exploration and pipeline projects PositiveAKTAU Kazakhstan Iran and four exSoviet nations including Russia agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea paving way for more energy exploration and pipeline projects http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-kazakhstan-caspian-borders/russia-iran-and-three-others-agree-caspian-status-but-not-borders-idUSKBN1KX0CI2018-08-13
But for Gazprom it makes transit across a country with which Russia is in an undeclared war is risky and increasingly unreliable as Ukraines Sovietera pipelines grow older NegativeBERLIN For decades the Friendship pipeline has delivered oil from Russia to Europe heating German homes even in the darkest days of the Cold War http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-russia-gas/friendship-no-more-how-russian-gas-is-a-problem-for-germany-idUSKBN1KR0HH2018-08-06
Opposition critics often dismiss such incidents as fabrications meant to distract from hyperinflation and Sovietstyle product shortages and say Maduro frequently exaggerates security threats for political gain NegativeCARACAS Venezuelas opposition on Sunday warned that the government of President Nicolas Maduro may launch a political crackdown after his government accused adversaries of seeking to assassinate him with an explosivesladen drone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuela-opposition-warns-of-crackdown-after-maduro-denounces-attack-idUSKBN1KQ0IH2018-08-05
The Military History Institute has since asked the Night Wolves to return its equipment including Sovietmade tanks and decommissioned antiaircraft guns by the end of August NegativeBRATISLAVA Russias ultranationalist Night Wolves bikers club is expanding its presence in Slovakia prompting the NATO member to seek to curb its influence amid concerns about the rise of the farright http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-slovakia-security-russia/slovakia-worried-by-local-links-to-sanctions-hit-russian-bikers-idUSKBN1KM5IJ2018-08-02
Inside sagging Sovietstyle ministries and newer Chineseconstructed highrises civil servants express optimism about the winds of change NegativeADDIS ABABA Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopias customs system like to joke that if you get a permit to import yellow paintbrushes make sure every last one is yellow http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopia-reform-push-faces-major-snag-red-tape-idUSKBN1KN0G02018-08-02
Vladimir Scherbakov a military specialist at the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily said Putins decision to resurrect a version of the Sovietera directorate raised questions NegativeMOSCOW 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 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-military-politics/in-soviet-echo-putin-gives-russian-army-a-political-wing-idUSKBN1KL1VA2018-07-31
In the Soviet Union a similar directorate worked to ensure that the army stayed loyal to the then ruling Communist party NegativeMOSCOW 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 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-military-politics/in-soviet-echo-putin-gives-russian-army-a-political-wing-idUSKBN1KL1VA2018-07-31
MOSCOW 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 NegativeMOSCOW 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 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-military-politics/in-soviet-echo-putin-gives-russian-army-a-political-wing-idUSKBN1KL1VA2018-07-31
Mriya built in the Soviet space the worlds largest and heaviest plane which to carry a cargo of up tonnes NegativeKIEV Ukrainian plane maker Antonov known for producing the worlds biggest aircraft plans to restart serial production by the end of next year thanks to a deal with Boeing that will end Antonovs dependence on Russia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ukraine-boeing-antonov/ukraine-plane-maker-turns-west-with-boeing-tie-up-idUSKBN1KH0OM2018-07-27
Antonovs main sales markets have been Russia the former Soviet republics and Africa NeutralKIEV Ukrainian plane maker Antonov known for producing the worlds biggest aircraft plans to restart serial production by the end of next year thanks to a deal with Boeing that will end Antonovs dependence on Russia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ukraine-boeing-antonov/ukraine-plane-maker-turns-west-with-boeing-tie-up-idUSKBN1KH0OM2018-07-27
SOFIA Bulgaria has sent a request for proposals for 16 new or used fighter jets to replace its aging Sovietdesigned MiG29s to seven countries the defense ministry told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria has sent a request for proposals for 16 new or used fighter jets to replace its aging Sovietdesigned MiG29s to seven countries the defense ministry told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-defence-jets/bulgaria-issues-request-for-proposals-for-fighter-jets-idUSKBN1KF10W2018-07-25
The United States has emerged as a top arms supplier to India as New Delhi modernizes its Sovietera military selling more than billion of weapons over the past decade PositiveNEW DELHI U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to New Delhi in September for highlevel talks that were twice postponed this year the Indian foreign ministry announced on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-usa/u-s-foreign-defense-chiefs-to-travel-to-delhi-for-high-level-talks-idUSKBN1KA0IL2018-07-20
But wins against Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the group stage allowed Russia to reach the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in postSoviet history Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-organisers/organizers-say-world-cup-has-transformed-perception-of-russia-idUSKBN1K40FX2018-07-14
Russias unexpected passage to the quarterfinals their best World Cup since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union has captivated the nation and kept the reform out of mind Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-putin/world-cup-exit-strips-putin-of-cover-for-pension-reforms-idUSKBN1JY0GQ2018-07-08
Spanish pilot Salva Ballesta flies with his Sovietmade Yakovlev Yak52 plane NegativeThe Turkish Stars aerobatic team fly their Northrop F5 Freedom Fighters over a beach during an international airshow in Torre del Mar near Malaga southern Spain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/life/airshow-aerial-acrobatics-over-spain-idUSRTS19VW52018-07-03
Russia play Spain in the last 16 on Sunday after the country reached the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in postSoviet history Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-fine/fifa-fines-world-cup-hosts-russia-for-discriminatory-banner-idUSKBN1JQ0SN2018-07-01
The body of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin lies embalmed in a marble tomb on the square and Soviet leaders and dignitaries are buried in the Kremlin walls Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-soccer-worldcup-mexico-day/mexican-fans-cancel-red-square-day-of-the-dead-parade-after-complaints-idUSKBN1JP2XX2018-06-30
MOSCOW A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalins crimes angered officials was accused on Thursday by state investigators of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter after having been cleared of similar charges in April Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-history/russia-steps-up-legal-attack-against-hunter-of-stalins-mass-graves-idUSKBN1JO1NL2018-06-28
The leaders of the Baltic states and Poland will sign a longawaited deal on Thursday to connect their power grids to the European Union grid by 2025 and break their dependence on Russia a Soviet legacy Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baltics-energy-eu-russia/baltic-states-to-decouple-power-grids-from-russia-link-to-eu-by-2025-idUSKBN1JO15Q2018-06-28
I can confirm that Georgias airspace is closed for two Syrian air Syrian Air and Cham Gocha Mezvrishvili head of the exSoviet countrys Air Navigation Service said late on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-georgia/georgia-bars-syrian-airlines-from-crossing-its-airspace-idUSKBN1JN1IM2018-06-27
Here in a city where the Soviet Union exiled dissidents England were escaping a suffocating past Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-eng/english-media-expectations-soar-after-flying-start-in-russia-idUSKBN1JL0KT2018-06-25
I was in the first grade when the Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov said Germany had attacked the Soviet Union Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-volunteer-senior/octogenarian-russian-babushka-embraces-world-cup-role-idUSKBN1JL29P2018-06-25
The situation evokes associations with the Soviet period when Jehovahs Witnesses suffered groundless repression because of their faith Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-religion-jehovah-s/stop-prosecuting-jehovahs-witnesses-in-russia-kremlin-advisers-idUSKBN1JH2S12018-06-21
Bulgaria the only other EU member state that still relies on Sovietmade MiG29s called for bids earlier this month to buy 16 new or used fighters to replace them Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-slovakia-defence/slovakia-delays-decision-to-replace-russian-fighter-jets-idUSKBN1JG1QW2018-06-20
Russia entered the tournament as the lowestranked team and have never reached the knockout stages in the postSoviet era but they crushed Saudi Arabia 50 in their opening match Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-rus/russia-fueled-by-pre-world-cup-criticism-says-miranchuk-idUSKBN1JD0GG2018-06-18
But Afghanistan has been at war for four decades ever since the Soviet invasion in 1979 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-taliban/taliban-roaming-afghan-cities-amid-eid-euphoria-rule-out-ceasefire-extension-idUSKBN1JD02Z2018-06-17
For Browder the best way to counter Putin is to go after the hundreds of billions of dollars that hemorrhaged out of the former Soviet Union since its 1991 collapse Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-sanctions-browder/kremlin-foe-bill-browder-tells-west-russian-money-is-putins-achilles-heel-idUSKBN1JB0E72018-06-15
These kids suffer and have suffered since Soviet Pletnyova told Govorit Moskva radio station Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-lawmaker/russian-women-should-avoid-sex-with-foreign-men-during-world-cup-lawmaker-idUSKBN1J92UG2018-06-14
MOSCOW Russian historians have raised concern authorities are playing down Stalinera crimes after they learned that police destroyed the archive records of a victim of the Soviet dictators purges citing a previously unknown government directive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-history/russian-historians-raise-alarm-after-stalin-victims-prison-card-destroyed-idUSKCN1J50RE2018-06-10
Putin has dominated the Russian political landscape for 18 years talking up Soviet achievements and making the victory in World Two under Stalin a central pillar to unite society Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-history/russian-historians-raise-alarm-after-stalin-victims-prison-card-destroyed-idUSKCN1J50RE2018-06-10
Demand for basic polymers in the former Soviet Union is expected to rise to 5 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-sibur-asia/russias-sibur-says-new-gas-chemical-complex-will-cost-up-to-8-billion-idUSKCN1J41LN2018-06-08
SOFIA Bulgarias parliament gave the green light on Friday to a plan to buy 16 new or used fighter jets to replace its aging Sovietdesigned MiG29s as well as the purchase of 150 combat vehicles Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence/bulgarian-parliament-approves-plan-to-buy-fighter-jets-and-armored-vehicles-idUSKCN1J416T2018-06-08
NATO has encouraged its eastern members to develop buy and operate new alliance equipment compatible with older Sovietera systems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence/bulgarian-parliament-approves-plan-to-buy-fighter-jets-and-armored-vehicles-idUSKCN1J416T2018-06-08
Some eastern European NATO allies that were once Soviet satellites still rely on Russianmade military jets twothirds of Polands military equipment dates from the pre1991 Soviet era for example Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence/bulgarian-parliament-approves-plan-to-buy-fighter-jets-and-armored-vehicles-idUSKCN1J416T2018-06-08
Kolesnikov pointed to the 1980 summer Olympics in Moscow saying they too had done little to improve the image of the Soviet Union which had invaded Afghanistan the previous year Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-putin/for-putin-world-cup-shows-russia-cannot-be-caged-by-hostile-west-idUSKCN1J30FZ2018-06-07
Trumps disdain for diplomatic niceties and his America policies have created a rift with countries whose alliance with the United States dates to the Cold War with the Soviet Union Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-g7-summit/trade-war-turns-canadas-g7-summit-into-six-plus-trump-idUSKCN1J01UE2018-06-04
He said resentment comes not only from Arabs but from other groups such as Russians who came to Germany in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-migrants-street-insight/on-berlins-arab-street-two-worlds-collide-idUSKCN1IX48I2018-06-01
The Kiev branch which broke away in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet Union supports it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-church-insight/ahead-of-elections-a-risky-battle-for-ukraines-soul-idUSKCN1IW1252018-05-31
Russia Nicaragua Venezuela and Nauru also recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia both of which broke away from Georgia following the collapse of the Soviet Union Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-georgia-syria-usa/u-s-condemns-syrian-recognition-of-georgias-breakaway-regions-idUSKCN1IV1GS2018-05-30
Russia Nicaragua Venezuela and Nauru previously recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia both of which broke away from Georgia following the collapse of the Soviet Union Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-georgia-syria-usa/u-s-condemns-syrias-ties-with-georgian-breakaway-regions-idUSKCN1IV1GS2018-05-30
ST PETERSBURG Russia French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he met the head of Russias oldest rights group as well as the widow of Alexander Solzhenitsyn the Nobel literature laureate and prominent dissident of the Soviet era Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-france-rights/macron-meets-in-russia-with-head-of-rights-group-solzhenitsyns-widow-idUSKCN1IQ04D2018-05-25
As the first nongovernmental organization registered in the Soviet Union Memorial is a symbol of the fight for democracy and human rights in Russia Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-france-rights/macron-meets-in-russia-with-head-of-rights-group-solzhenitsyns-widow-idUSKCN1IQ04D2018-05-25
After Solzhenitsyns return following his expulsion from the country the postSoviet leadership paid him much respect Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-france-rights/macron-meets-in-russia-with-head-of-rights-group-solzhenitsyns-widow-idUSKCN1IQ04D2018-05-25
With both Vietnams gold star and Moscows hammer and sickle in its logo the VietnamSoviet Petroleum Joint Venture was created in 1981 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-oil-southchinasea/drilling-down-risky-hunt-for-oil-in-vietnams-south-china-sea-blocks-idUSKCN1IO0QV2018-05-23
The motive is unclear as is the logic of using such an exotic nerve agent which has overt links to Russias Soviet past Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-yulia-exclusiv/exclusive-yulia-skripal-attempted-assassination-turned-my-world-upside-down-idUSKCN1IO2LT2018-05-23
Born as a citizen of a superpower Yulia grew up as the Soviet Union crumbled and then in the chaos that followed its 1991 collapse Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-yulia-exclusiv/exclusive-yulia-skripal-attempted-assassination-turned-my-world-upside-down-idUSKCN1IO2LT2018-05-23
NATO promised Georgia membership in 2008 and three exSoviet Baltic nations Estonia Latvia and Lithuania are already members Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-georgia/u-s-s-pompeo-pledges-support-for-georgia-calls-for-russia-troop-pullout-idUSKCN1IM23D2018-05-21
The crash was the worst in Cuba since a Sovietbuilt Ilyushin62M passenger plane crashed near Havana in 1989 killing all 126 people on board and another 14 on the ground Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-crash/cuba-confirms-110-killed-in-countrys-deadliest-plane-crash-since-1989-idUSKCN1IK0RF2018-05-20
In the worst Cubana disaster a Sovietmade Ilyushin62M passenger plane crashed near Havana in 1989 killing all 126 people on board Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-crash/plane-crashes-in-cuba-killing-more-than-100-investigation-underway-idUSKCN1IJ2DG2018-05-19
The crash was the worst since a Sovietmade Ilyushin62M passenger plane crashed near Havana in 1989 killing all 126 people on board Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-crash/cuba-in-mourning-after-worst-plane-crash-in-nearly-30-years-idUSKCN1IK0RF2018-05-19
Britain and international chemicals weapons inspectors have said the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia/ex-russian-spy-sergei-skripal-discharged-from-uk-hospital-idUSKCN1IJ10G2018-05-18
Britain and international chemicals weapons inspectors say the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/russian-ex-spy-sergei-skripal-discharged-from-uk-hospital-idUSKCN1IJ10G2018-05-18
SOFIA The Bulgarian government on Wednesday approved the purchase of up to 10 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Sovietdesigned MiG29s as well as the purchase of 150 combat vehicles the defense minister said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence/bulgaria-government-approves-plan-to-buy-fighter-jets-armored-vehicles-idUSKCN1IH1IB2018-05-16
NATO has encouraged its eastern members such as Bulgaria which joined in 2004 to develop buy and operate new alliance equipment compatible with older Sovietera systems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence/bulgaria-government-approves-plan-to-buy-fighter-jets-armored-vehicles-idUSKCN1IH1IB2018-05-16
In 1999 the United States provided to pay for a blast equivalent to 100 tons of dynamite to collapse a tunnel at a former Soviet test site in Kazakhstan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-nuclearsite/safety-verification-questions-hang-over-north-koreas-plan-to-close-nuclear-site-idUSKCN1IG0T52018-05-15
Western security officials say Russias FSB Federal Security Service successor to the Sovietera KGB exerts influence over Kaspersky management decisions though the company has repeatedly denied those allegations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-kaspersky-lab-switzerland/kaspersky-lab-to-open-swiss-data-center-to-combat-spying-allegations-idUSKCN1IG18W2018-05-15
Britain said the Skripals were attacked with a militarygrade nerve agent from the Novichok group of poisons developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-security/uk-spymaster-tells-eu-lets-work-together-to-counter-islamist-militants-russia-idUSKCN1IE12L2018-05-14
a biopic about the early days of a Russian rockstar in the Soviet era is the first of two films in the festivals main competition to screen without their director Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-leto/empty-chair-at-cannes-for-detained-russian-rock-biopic-director-idUSKBN1IB1NY2018-05-10
Tsoi who had a SovietKorean father is played by Teo Yoo a South Korean actor who had to learn the script phonetically as he does not speak Russian Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-leto/empty-chair-at-cannes-for-detained-russian-rock-biopic-director-idUSKBN1IB1NY2018-05-10
NagornoKarabakh a mountainous part of Azerbaijan is run by ethnic Armenians who declared independence from Baku during a conflict that broke out as the Soviet Union crumbled in 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-azerbaijan/armenias-new-pm-signals-continuity-on-karabakh-seeks-talks-with-azerbaijan-idUSKBN1IA2VK2018-05-09
YEREVAN Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected as Armenias new prime minister on Tuesday capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the exSoviet republic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-politics-prime-minister/armenia-protest-leader-pashinyan-elected-as-prime-minister-idUSKBN1I90UD2018-05-08
Pashinyan was elected as Armenias new prime minister on Tuesday capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the exSoviet republic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-politics-resignation/armenias-interim-pm-karapetyan-says-stepping-down-idUSKBN1I912X2018-05-08
YEREVAN Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected Armenias prime minister on Tuesday capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the exSoviet republic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-politics/revolution-sweeps-armenian-opposition-leader-into-power-idUSKBN1I90UD2018-05-08
The new limousine is set to become the heir to the Russianmade ZIL sedans that for decades transported Soviet leaders Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-limousine/putin-takes-inaugural-ride-in-russian-made-limousine-idUSKBN1I81NC2018-05-07
SOFIA Bulgaria could eventually be in the market for up to 10 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Sovietdesigned MiG29s Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-airplane/bulgaria-may-buy-up-to-10-warplanes-as-process-goes-back-to-scratch-idUSKBN1I23SN2018-05-02
NATO has encouraged its eastern members such as Bulgaria which joined in 2004 to develop buy and operate new alliance weaponry compatible with older Sovietera systems Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-airplane/bulgaria-may-buy-up-to-10-warplanes-as-process-goes-back-to-scratch-idUSKBN1I23SN2018-05-02
Some eastern European NATO allies that were once Soviet satellites still rely on Russian warplanes twothirds of Polands military equipment dates from the Soviet era for example Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-airplane/bulgaria-may-buy-up-to-10-warplanes-as-process-goes-back-to-scratch-idUSKBN1I23SN2018-05-02
YEREVAN May 2 Armenian president Armen Sarkissian on Wednesday called for talks to take place this week to resolve the political crisis that has engulfed the small exSoviet state since protests led to the prime ministers resignation last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/armenia-politics-protests-talks/armenian-president-calls-for-talks-to-resolve-crisis-idUSR4N1S400R2018-05-02
During a policy meeting in that room in 1991 between NATO envoys and Moscow the Soviet ambassador interrupted proceedings to take a phone call from President Boris Yeltsin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-nato-foreign-headquarters/moving-home-nato-closes-door-on-storied-decision-making-room-1-idUSKBN1HY2CB2018-04-28
The meeting is a preview to a July summit of leaders from countries belonging to NATO an organization founded on collective defense against the Soviet threat Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nato/russia-wary-u-s-to-press-nato-allies-to-hike-military-spending-official-idUSKBN1HW2Q42018-04-26
The mine valued at about billion is the biggest industrial enterprise in the former Soviet republic and accounts for about 10 percent of its domestic product Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-centerra-m-a-chaarat-gold-kyrgyzaltyn/kyrgyz-state-firm-kyrgyzaltyn-says-yet-to-study-chaarats-kumtor-takeover-offer-idUSKBN1HW12V2018-04-25
said the impact on inflation which the central bank has fought to bring down from doubledigit levels to current postSoviet lows would be small Negativethrough with quotes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/soccer-worldcup-inflation/update-1-russia-deputy-pm-world-cup-is-source-of-all-russias-economic-growth-idUSL8N1S24DT2018-04-25
The service is widely used in countries across the Middle East and the former Soviet Union Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iran-telegram-ban/iran-bans-state-bodies-from-using-telegram-app-khamenei-shuts-account-idUSKBN1HP1PO2018-04-18
Once considered an implacable Stalinist Raul Castro is said to have become more pragmatic after the Soviet collapse pushed Cuba to the brink of economic chaos Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-politics-castro-legacy-analysis/castro-set-to-step-aside-as-cuban-president-his-reforms-incomplete-idUSKBN1HO0C92018-04-17
HAVANA President Raul Castros efforts to modernize Cubas Sovietstyle centrally planned economy have borne mixed results with some initiatives moving forward others stalled and still others either scuttled or yet to begin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-politics-castro-changes-explaine/explainer-the-state-of-raul-castros-economic-reforms-in-cuba-idUSKBN1HO0CL2018-04-17
The effort can best be viewed as building on policy changes Cuba initiated after the fall of the Soviet Union for example allowing foreign investment and some momandpop businesses Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cuba-politics-castro-changes-explaine/explainer-the-state-of-raul-castros-economic-reforms-in-cuba-idUSKBN1HO0CL2018-04-17
Telegram is widely used in countries across the former Soviet Union and Middle East Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-telegram-blocking/russia-starts-blocking-telegram-messenger-regulator-idUSKBN1HN13J2018-04-16
According to Interfax news agency Russias defense ministry also said that Syria intercepted the U.S. and allied attacks using Sovietproduced hardware including the Buk missile system Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-rockets/most-rockets-in-western-attacks-on-syria-were-intercepted-russia-idUSKBN1HL0AY2018-04-14
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain could have been the BZ substance which was never produced in the Soviet Union or Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-lavrov/russias-lavrov-says-skripals-may-have-been-poisoned-by-substance-russia-never-made-idUSKBN1HL17K2018-04-14
Ranked as the worlds ninth most popular mobile messaging app Telegram is widely used in countries across the former Soviet Union and Middle East Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-telegram-block/russia-to-ban-telegram-messenger-over-encryption-dispute-idUSKBN1HK10B2018-04-13
China and the Soviet Union backed the North and the United States bombed the bridges here that China used to supply North Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-china-border-porous/the-cold-frontier-part-one-a-journey-along-north-koreas-edge-idUSKBN1HJ1U82018-04-12
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-skripal/yulia-skripal-poisoned-daughter-of-russian-agent-leaves-british-hospital-idUSKBN1HH0PM2018-04-10
Moscows ambassador to London Alexander Yakovenko said on Thursday Russia had never made Novichok the Sovietera nerve agent which British experts say was the toxin used Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-yulia-health/recovering-daughter-of-ex-spy-poisoned-in-uk-makes-first-comment-after-attack-idUSKCN1HC1EU2018-04-06
MOSCOW A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalins crimes angered state officials was cleared of child pornography charges on Thursday after a long campaign by human rights activists to free him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/russian-historian-who-exposed-stalins-crimes-cleared-of-child-pornography-idUSKCN1HC1WY2018-04-06
India began its search for new planes for the Indian air force in 2003 to replace its Sovietera MiG fighters Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-defence/india-opens-contest-for-more-than-100-fighter-jets-idUSKCN1HD1UX2018-04-06
Prime Minister Theresa May said the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-hospital/poisoned-russian-agent-sergei-skripal-recovering-rapidly-hospital-says-idUSKCN1HD1PJ2018-04-06
The Soviet Unions chemical weapons programme was in disarray after the Cold War Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-explainer/what-is-known-and-not-known-about-poisoning-of-ex-spy-in-britain-idUSKCN1HC1482018-04-05
Its forces are largely using Soviet technology from the 1980s and Belgrade wants to modernize its kit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-serbia-military/serbias-military-stages-training-drill-days-after-incident-in-kosovo-idUSKBN1H52342018-03-29
British authorities say a Sovietera nerve toxin called Novichok was used in an attempt to murder the pair Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-diplomats/russia-orders-out-60-u-s-diplomats-over-spy-poisoning-affair-idUSKBN1H52MN2018-03-29
Russias Ambassador to Australia said on Wednesday the world will enter into a Cold War should the West continue its bias against Moscow in response to the nerve agent attack against a former Soviet spy in Britain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-australia/russian-envoy-warns-world-risks-cold-war-after-nerve-agent-attack-idUSKBN1H402P2018-03-28
Twothirds of Polish weaponry dates from the 20th century Cold War era when the country was in the Sovietled Warsaw Pact Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-raytheon-poland-patriot/poland-signs-4-75-billion-deal-for-u-s-patriot-missile-system-facing-russia-idUSKBN1H417S2018-03-28
Air defenses are particularly crucial for Poland and neighboring Baltic states Lithuania Latvia and Estonia former Soviet republics that are now NATO member states Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-raytheon-poland-patriot/poland-signs-4-75-billion-deal-for-u-s-patriot-missile-system-facing-russia-idUSKBN1H417S2018-03-28
MOSCOW Russia has conducted its first military training flight via the North Pole to North America since Soviet times the RIA news agency cited Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-usa-northpole/russia-conducts-first-post-soviet-training-flight-via-north-pole-to-north-america-ria-idUSKBN1H42102018-03-28
HAVANA Cubas Communist Party admitted a slowdown and errors in its implementation of Raul Castros marketstyle reforms just weeks before he steps down from the presidency but vowed to continue updating the Sovietstyle command economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cuba-economy/cubas-communist-party-admits-errors-slowdown-in-reforms-idUSKBN1H32CJ2018-03-27
Skripals poisoning alleged to have employed the Sovietera militarygrade nerve agent Novichok is the first known offensive use of a nerve toxin in Europe since World War Two Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-usa/u-s-and-eu-to-expel-more-than-100-russian-diplomats-over-uk-nerve-attack-idUSKBN1H21MR2018-03-26
Skripals poisoning which Britain said employed the Sovietera militarygrade nerve agent Novichok is the first known offensive use of a nerve toxin in Europe since World War Two Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-usa/u-s-eu-to-expel-more-than-100-russian-diplomats-over-uk-nerve-attack-idUSKBN1H21MR2018-03-26
As Russia hurries to spruce up its venues for this years soccer World Cup the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on Saturday blew up its most famous landmark a rusty halffinished Sovietera television tower Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-russia-tower/russian-soccer-world-cup-city-razes-love-it-or-hate-it-soviet-era-landmark-idUSKBN1H00IB2018-03-24
The towers construction started in 1983 but it was never completed due to the collapse of the Soviet Union Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-russia-tower/russian-soccer-world-cup-city-razes-love-it-or-hate-it-soviet-era-landmark-idUSKBN1H00IB2018-03-24
Western security officials said Russias FSB Federal Security Service successor to the Sovietera KGB exerts influence over Kaspersky management decisions though the company has repeatedly denied those allegations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-kaspersky-lab-switzerland-exclusive/exclusive-kaspersky-lab-plans-swiss-data-center-to-combat-spying-allegations-documents-idUSKBN1GX0EK2018-03-21
LONDON March 21 Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to cause trouble wherever he can so he can portray his country as strong again after the collapse of the Soviet Union British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia-johnson-trouble/putin-wants-to-cause-trouble-wherever-he-can-says-britains-johnson-idUSS8N1MD02L2018-03-21
Britain says a militarygrade nerve agent called Novichok first developed by the Soviet Union had been used in the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-spy-envoys/sparks-fly-in-moscow-as-russia-and-britain-trade-accusations-over-spy-poisoning-idUSKBN1GX0UW2018-03-21
LONDON Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to cause trouble wherever he can so he can portray his country as strong again after the collapse of the Soviet Union British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-johnson-trouble/putin-wants-to-cause-trouble-wherever-he-can-says-britains-johnson-idUSKBN1GX29I2018-03-21
MOSCOW A Cold Warera scientist acknowledged on Tuesday he had helped create the nerve agent that Britain says was used to poison an exspy and his daughter contradicting Moscows insistence that neither Russia nor the Soviet Union ever had such a program Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-novichok-creator/soviet-era-scientist-says-he-helped-create-poison-in-uk-spy-attack-row-idUSKBN1GW1E12018-03-20
Moscow has denied any involvement in the Skripals case or that the Soviet Union or its successor state Russia developed Novichok at all Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-novichok-creator/soviet-era-scientist-says-he-helped-create-poison-in-uk-spy-attack-row-idUSKBN1GW1E12018-03-20
A Cold Warera scientist acknowledged on Tuesday he had helped create the nerve agent contradicting Moscows insistence that neither Russia nor the Soviet Union ever had such a program Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/expelled-russian-diplomats-leave-britain-in-nerve-agent-crisis-idUSKBN1GW1KC2018-03-20
ExSoviet Moldova is politically divided between a proWestern government which favors closer integration with the European Union and Russianbacked President Igor Dodon Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-moldova-russia-diplomacy/moldova-will-send-its-ambassador-back-to-russia-soon-idUSKBN1GW1SQ2018-03-20
With more than 56 million votes it was Putins biggest ever win and the largest by any postSoviet Russian leader Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/putin-savors-record-win-securing-six-more-years-at-russias-helm-idUSKBN1GV0SQ2018-03-19
On Sunday Johnson accused Russia of stockpiling the deadly Sovietera nerve agent Novichok used to poison the Skripals a charge Moscow denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-johnson/britain-wins-fresh-eu-nato-support-over-nerve-attack-idUSKBN1GV0VG2018-03-19
Britain has said the toxin which also poisoned a British police officer who attended the scene was Novichok a lethal nerve agent first developed by the Soviet military Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-poison/nerve-agent-planted-in-luggage-of-russian-agents-daughter-the-telegraph-idUSKCN1GS0NT2018-03-16
Britain says they were poisoned with a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-skripal-condition/russian-ambassador-gets-note-saying-skripals-in-critical-condition-ria-idUSKCN1GS2ID2018-03-16
Election fraud has been a problem in Russia since the 1991 Soviet collapse Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-monitor/kremlin-supporters-pressure-russian-election-observers-before-vote-idUSKCN1GS1TX2018-03-16
An Indian Air Force source said fighter procurement was the operational strength has fallen to just 33 squadrons its weakest level in four decades as it decommissions Sovietera MiG21s Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-boeing-analysis/india-eying-boeings-super-hornet-in-latest-twist-to-air-force-procurement-idUSKCN1GR0812018-03-15
Britain has asked the OPCW to independently verify the findings of its biochemical weapons laboratory Porton Down that the nerve agent was the powerful Sovietera toxin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-chemicalweapons/eu-calls-on-russia-to-declare-novichok-to-chemical-weapons-body-idUSKCN1GR2CW2018-03-15
MOSCOW Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday that neither Russia nor the Soviet Union had run a program to develop the nerve gas which Britain says was used to poison a former double agent the Interfax news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-ryabkov/russia-we-never-had-a-program-to-develop-nerve-gas-named-in-uk-spy-case-ifax-idUSKCN1GR29I2018-03-15
LONDON Britain braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Sovietera nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britain-and-russia-brace-for-showdown-as-deadline-expires-for-nerve-attack-explanation-idUSKCN1GQ03R2018-03-14
MOSCOW response to the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal on its soil using a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union could hit members of the Russian elite hard if it closes the door on their London lifestyles Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-oligarch/after-spy-is-poisoned-britain-mulls-closing-door-to-london-for-russias-rich-idUSKCN1GP2WE2018-03-14
PRINCETON NJ A Russian chemist who helped develop the Sovietera nerve agent used to poison a former Russian double agent in southern England said only the Russian government could have carried out the attack with such a deadly and advanced toxin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-scientist/only-russia-could-be-behind-u-k-poison-attack-toxins-co-developer-idUSKCN1GP2ZK2018-03-14
LONDON Britain has warned of a robust response if Russia fails to explain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used in an attack on a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-factbox/from-polonium-to-a-poisoned-umbrella-mysterious-fates-of-kremlin-foes-idUSKCN1GP2S82018-03-14
LONDON Russia has not responded to demand to explain by midnight how a Sovietera nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent the Russian embassy in London said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-deadline/russia-says-is-not-responding-to-british-ultimatum-on-nerve-attack-idUSKCN1GQ0052018-03-14
Prime Minister Theresa May had given Russia until the end of Tuesday to explain how Novichok a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military had been used on British soil Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-deadline/russia-says-is-not-responding-to-british-ultimatum-on-nerve-attack-idUSKCN1GQ0052018-03-14
LONDON March 14 Britain braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Sovietera nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia/britain-and-russia-brace-for-showdown-as-deadline-expires-for-nerve-attack-explanation-idUSL8N1QV77X2018-03-14
LONDON March 14 Russia has not responded to demand to explain by midnight how a Sovietera nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent the Russian embassy in London said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia-deadline/russia-says-is-not-responding-to-british-ultimatum-on-nerve-attack-idUSL8N1QV6T92018-03-14
Britain has said that it is highly Russia was behind the poisoning which used a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-lavrov/russias-lavrov-says-no-progress-made-in-stand-off-with-britain-idUSKCN1GQ1942018-03-14
Prime Minister Theresa May has said it was highly Russia was behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-rights/britain-accuses-reckless-russia-at-u-n-human-rights-council-idUSKCN1GQ11M2018-03-14
BRUSSELS The Western NATO military alliance called on Russia on Wednesday to give Britain complete of the Sovietera nerve agent used in an attack on a Russian double agent on March 4 following a British briefing to allies at NATO headquarters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-nato/nato-calls-on-russia-to-give-full-details-on-nerve-agent-program-idUSKCN1GQ1O12018-03-14
LONDON Britain has summoned ambassador to the Foreign office in London a government source said on Wednesday ahead of a statement by Prime Minister Theresa May on the use of a Sovietera nerve toxin to attack a Russian former spy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-diplomacy-ambassador/britain-summons-russian-ambassador-government-source-idUSKCN1GQ1M22018-03-14
The Soviet chemical weapons programme was a sprawling operation spread across farflung provincial cities that incorporated the largest chemical arsenal publicly declared at 40000 tonnes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-stockpiles/secret-trial-shows-risks-of-nerve-agent-theft-in-post-soviet-chaos-experts-idUSKCN1GQ2RH2018-03-14
In some cases in the early 1990s highly toxic chemical agents wound up outside Russian territory in exSoviet facilities in newlyindependent states such as Ukraine Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-stockpiles/secret-trial-shows-risks-of-nerve-agent-theft-in-post-soviet-chaos-experts-idUSKCN1GQ2RH2018-03-14
According to Mirzayanov the former Soviet chemical weapons scientist the family of nerve agents developed by the GosNIIOKhT institute was tested in Nukus Uzbekistan Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-stockpiles/secret-trial-shows-risks-of-nerve-agent-theft-in-post-soviet-chaos-experts-idUSKCN1GQ2RH2018-03-14
The exSoviet republics outside Russia that suddenly found themselves hosting exSoviet chemical weapons facilities were even less equipped than Moscow to secure them Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-stockpiles/secret-trial-shows-risks-of-nerve-agent-theft-in-post-soviet-chaos-experts-idUSKCN1GQ2RH2018-03-14
The ministry did not address questions about chemical weapons smuggling in the aftermath of the Soviet collapse Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-stockpiles/secret-trial-shows-risks-of-nerve-agent-theft-in-post-soviet-chaos-experts-idUSKCN1GQ2RH2018-03-14
Indicating one type of solidarity NATO issued a joint call on Wednesday for Russia to explain the use of the Sovietdesigned substance after a briefing from British diplomats Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-eu/eu-to-back-may-on-russia-with-words-but-limited-action-idUSKCN1GQ1FB2018-03-14
Without answering directly she added that Paris fullysupported a NATO statement calling on Russia to give Britain complete of the Sovietera nerve agent used in the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-france/france-wants-proof-before-responding-on-britain-poisoning-affair-idUSKCN1GQ2H22018-03-14
SOFIA Bulgaria has chosen Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG to overhaul and maintain its 15 aging Sovietmade MiG29 fighter jets until 2022 Defence Ministry documents show Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-russia/nato-member-bulgaria-picks-russia-to-overhaul-aging-mig-29-jets-idUSKCN1GQ1X62018-03-14
Some eastern European NATO allies that were once Soviet satellites still rely on Russianmade military jets twothirds of military equipment dates from the pre1991 Soviet era for example Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-russia/nato-member-bulgaria-picks-russia-to-overhaul-aging-mig-29-jets-idUSKCN1GQ1X62018-03-14
But NATO has encouraged eastern European members to develop buy and operate new alliance weaponry compatible with older Sovietera systems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-russia/nato-member-bulgaria-picks-russia-to-overhaul-aging-mig-29-jets-idUSKCN1GQ1X62018-03-14
LONDON President Vladimir Putin faces a midnight deadline to explain to Britain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/putin-faces-british-deadline-to-explain-nerve-attack-on-former-russian-double-agent-idUSKCN1GP0PG2018-03-13
Dombrovskis a former prime minister of exSoviet Latvia did not elaborate Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-eu/eu-assures-britain-of-solidarity-on-nerve-agent-case-idUSKCN1GP0R92018-03-13
LONDON March 13 President Vladimir Putin faces a midnight deadline to explain to Britain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia/putin-faces-british-deadline-to-explain-nerve-attack-on-former-russian-double-agent-idUSL8N1QV1DH2018-03-13
British officials had identified the substance as being part of the Novichok group of nerve agents which were developed by the Soviet military during the 1970s and 1980s May said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia/corrected-update-8-uks-may-says-highly-likely-russia-behind-nerve-attack-on-spy-idUSL8N1QU5ZN2018-03-13
The British capital has been due to the large quantities of Russian money that have poured in since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia/corrected-update-8-uks-may-says-highly-likely-russia-behind-nerve-attack-on-spy-idUSL8N1QU5ZN2018-03-13
LONDON Britain gave President Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britain-demands-answer-from-putin-by-midnight-over-nerve-attack-on-former-spy-idUSKCN1GP0PG2018-03-13
LONDON Britain will consider its response against Russia on Wednesday after demanding President Vladimir Putin explain how a nerve agent developed in the days of the Soviet Union was used against a former Russian spy Prime Minister Theresa spokesman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-may/britain-to-decide-russia-action-on-wednesday-after-ex-spy-attack-idUSKCN1GP1LZ2018-03-13
Huge amounts of Russian money have poured into the British capital since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union causing some to refer to it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia/britain-demands-answer-from-putin-by-midnight-over-nerve-attack-on-former-spy-idUSKCN1GP0PG2018-03-13
LONDON March 13 Britain will consider its response against Russia on Wednesday after demanding President Vladimir Putin explain how a nerve agent developed in the days of the Soviet Union was used against a former Russian spy Prime Minister Theresa spokesman said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia-may/britain-to-decide-russia-action-on-wednesday-after-ex-spy-attack-idUSS8N1PI00U2018-03-13
LONDON US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on Tuesday that Russia must provideunambiguous after London gave Moscow until midnight to explain how a Sovietera nerve weapon was used against a former Russian double agent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britains-may-wins-backing-of-trump-eu-leaders-in-showdown-with-russia-idUSKCN1GP0PG2018-03-13
May said on Monday Britain had identified the substance as belonging to the lethal Novichok group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/britains-may-wins-backing-of-trump-eu-leaders-in-showdown-with-russia-idUSKCN1GP0PG2018-03-13
Britain has given Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a nerve agent developed by the former Soviet Union was used to strike down the father and daughter Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-rt/russian-broadcaster-rt-could-be-forced-off-uk-tv-over-spy-crisis-idUSKCN1GP2262018-03-13
The Skripals were poisoned with a substance that was part of the Novichok group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 80s May told parliament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-explainer/explainer-the-poisoning-of-former-russian-double-agent-sergei-skripal-idUSKCN1GP2CH2018-03-13
LONDON March 13 Britain gave Russia until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a Sovietera nerve agent was used against a former Russian double agent and US President Donald Trump said he would condemn Russia if British evidence incriminated Moscow Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-russia/wrapup-1-britains-may-gets-eu-support-cautious-backing-from-trump-in-showdown-with-russia-idUSL8N1QV5M82018-03-13
The British capital has been dubbed due to the large quantities of Russian money that have poured in since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Theresa May held a meeting of top ministers and security officials on Monday to weigh up how to respond to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy who passed secrets to British intelligence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia/british-pm-may-weighs-response-to-nerve-attack-on-russian-double-agent-idUSKCN1GO0MS2018-03-12
She said British officials had identified the substance as being part of the Novichok group of nerve agents which were developed by the Soviet military during the 1970s and 1980s NeutralLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday it was highly that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning in England of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter using a militarygrade nerve agent http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia/uks-may-says-highly-likely-russia-behind-nerve-attack-on-spy-idUSKCN1GO0MS2018-03-12
The families mostly came from Turkey France Germany and former Soviet states such as Tajikistan Azerbaijan and Russia NegativeBAGHDAD The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday it had increasingly access to families of suspected Islamic State militants whose safety in detention has been a focus of concern for foreign aid agencies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-icrc/icrc-says-has-more-cooperative-access-to-detained-islamic-state-families-idUSKCN1GJ2VY2018-03-08
Sergei Viktrovich Skripal was born in the Soviet Union on June 23 1951 NegativeLONDON A nerve agent was used to poison former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the southern English city of Salisbury top counterterrorism officer said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-explainer/the-poisoning-of-former-russian-double-agent-sergei-skripal-idUSKCN1GK1QI2018-03-08
Dissidents accused the Soviet KGB of being behind the killing NegativeLONDON Britain has warned of a robust response if it finds evidence of Russian involvement in the collapse of a former Russian agent convicted of betraying dozens of spies to British intelligence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-factbox/factbox-from-polonium-to-a-poisoned-umbrella-mysterious-fates-of-kremlin-foes-idUSKCN1GI2IG2018-03-06
The Balkan relationship with its communistera masters contrasts with much of the former Soviet bloc which saw Moscow as an occupier not a friend NegativeSOFIA Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill said he was aggrieved by what he called the Bulgarian attempts to dilute his role during the 18771878 RussoTurkish war which paved the way for liberation after five centuries rule http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-bulgaria-russia-patriarch/russian-patriarch-unhappy-at-bulgarian-view-of-russias-1877-1878-war-role-idUSKBN1GG1442018-03-05
The NorthSouth pipeline would be the biggest infrastructure deal by Russia since early 1970s when Soviet engineers constructed the Pakistan Steel Mills industrial complex NegativeISLAMABAD As U.S. influence in Islamabad wanes former adversary Russia is building military diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a fastgrowing gas market for energy companies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pakistan-russia/with-gas-and-diplomacy-russia-embraces-cold-war-foe-pakistan-idUSKBN1GH27P2018-03-05
A Russian company according to defense minister Khan is eying up a deal to take over the disused Sovietbuilt steel mills NegativeISLAMABAD As U.S. influence in Islamabad wanes former adversary Russia is building military diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a fastgrowing gas market for energy companies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pakistan-russia/with-gas-and-diplomacy-russia-embraces-cold-war-foe-pakistan-idUSKBN1GH27P2018-03-05
Sbarro entered the Russian market shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union along with other global brands which rushed to cater to the underserved market NegativeMOSCOW U.S. pizza brand Sbarro is reentering the Russian market encouraged by a nascent economic recovery but wary of taking aggressive steps after its longtime franchisee fell prey to a downturn http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sbarro-russia/hopeful-but-wary-pizza-chain-sbarro-plots-russia-return-idUSKCN1GE2442018-03-02
The PiS lawmaker said Poland which came under Soviet domination for more than four decades after the war never received war reparations from Germany NegativeWARSAW Warsaw has the right to demand reparations from Germany potentially worth billion for destroyed property and people killed during World War Two the politician in charge of reparations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-germany-reparations/polish-lawmaker-due-reparations-from-germany-could-stand-at-850-billion-idUSKCN1GE1NC2018-03-02
Nazi Germany together with the Soviet Union attacked and occupied Poland in 1939 NegativeWARSAW Warsaw has the right to demand reparations from Germany potentially worth billion for destroyed property and people killed during World War Two the politician in charge of reparations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-germany-reparations/polish-lawmaker-due-reparations-from-germany-could-stand-at-850-billion-idUSKCN1GE1NC2018-03-02
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would reverse the collapse of the Soviet Union if he had a chance to alter modern Russian history news agencies reported NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would reverse the collapse of the Soviet Union if he had a chance to alter modern Russian history news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election-putin/putin-before-vote-says-hed-reverse-soviet-collapse-if-he-could-agencies-idUSKCN1GE2TF2018-03-02
The collapse of the Soviet Putin immediately shot back NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would reverse the collapse of the Soviet Union if he had a chance to alter modern Russian history news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election-putin/putin-before-vote-says-hed-reverse-soviet-collapse-if-he-could-agencies-idUSKCN1GE2TF2018-03-02
It said the attack was targeted at Ukraine and other former Soviet republics countries in South America the Baltic states and Scandinavia NeutralBERLIN A powerful cyber attack on government computer network was part of a worldwide campaign likely carried out by a Russian hacker group known as Snake sources briefed on the incident said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-cyber/german-government-hack-was-part-of-worldwide-campaign-sources-idUSKCN1GE2H52018-03-02
This is silent the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper wrote this week referring to the policy of severing links with Moscow which has been implemented by many exSoviet republics after independence NeutralALMATY Kazakhstan will allow cabinet and parliament members to speak Russian the Central Asian government said on Thursday softening the tone of an earlier statement by President Nursultan Nazarbayev who had ordered a switch to Kazakh http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-kazakhstan-language/kazakhstan-says-russian-not-banned-from-government-after-all-idUSKCN1GD5HP2018-03-01
Kazakhstan maintains close ties with its former Soviet overlord and main trading partner but is also on good terms with the West and China PositiveALMATY Kazakhstan will allow cabinet and parliament members to speak Russian the Central Asian government said on Thursday softening the tone of an earlier statement by President Nursultan Nazarbayev who had ordered a switch to Kazakh http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-kazakhstan-language/kazakhstan-says-russian-not-banned-from-government-after-all-idUSKCN1GD5HP2018-03-01
The only Sovietera leader still in power the 77yearold has run the Central Asian country since 1989 NegativeALMATY Kazakhstan further loosened cultural ties with its former political masters in Moscow on Tuesday when a ban on speaking Russian in cabinet meetings took effect despite many ministers favoring that language over their native Kazakh http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-kazakhstan-language/lost-in-translation-kazakh-leader-bans-cabinet-from-speaking-russian-idUSKCN1GB1EJ2018-02-27
After independence many former Soviet republics rushed through the process of severing links with Moscow known as deRussification NegativeALMATY Kazakhstan further loosened cultural ties with its former political masters in Moscow on Tuesday when a ban on speaking Russian in cabinet meetings took effect despite many ministers favoring that language over their native Kazakh http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-kazakhstan-language/lost-in-translation-kazakh-leader-bans-cabinet-from-speaking-russian-idUSKCN1GB1EJ2018-02-27
Western officials say he has the formality of Soviettrained officers of his generation and question his engagement with politics NeutralTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
MOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that several dozen Russian citizens and citizens of other countries in the former Soviet space had been wounded in recent clashes in Syria and were being treated in Russian hospitals NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that several dozen Russian citizens and citizens of other countries in the former Soviet space had been wounded in recent clashes in Syria and were being treated in Russian hospitals http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/several-dozen-russian-ex-soviet-fighters-wounded-in-syria-clash-russia-idUSKCN1G41M02018-02-20
Soviet actors often transfer their capital via Latvia frequently through complex and interconnected legal structures to various banking locales in order to reduce scrutiny of transactions and lower the risk rating NegativeRIGA One of Latvia biggest banks was forced to seek emergency help on Monday after it was destabilized by money laundering allegations hours after the separate detention of the central bank governor on suspicion of soliciting bribes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-latvia-banking/latvias-banking-sector-rocked-by-u-s-probe-central-bank-chiefs-detention-idUSKCN1G30ZP2018-02-19
ESSEN As Soviet tanks crushed an uprising in Hungary in 1956 a group of children in East Germany began their own protest taking on a communist regime that would keep their country divided for three more decades NegativeESSEN As Soviet tanks crushed an uprising in Hungary in 1956 a group of children in East Germany began their own protest taking on a communist regime that would keep their country divided for three more decades http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-silent-revolution/berlin-festival-movie-tells-true-story-of-cold-war-rebels-with-a-cause-idUSKCN1G00Y62018-02-16
Built by forced labor on the orders of Adolf architect Albert Speer Tempelhof Airport is a mirror of its history serving as West lifeline during the 1948 Soviet blockade NegativeBERLIN In 2015 with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them creating an ad hoc village that is the setting for a film to premier at the Berlinale film festival http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-central-airport-t/berlinale-film-shows-refugees-lives-at-historic-airport-idUSKCN1G00R42018-02-16
Former Soviet bloc nation Lithuania received its first cargo of US LNG in August an event foreign affairs minister called crucially important for the whole region PositiveWASHINGTON Last July U.S. President Donald Trump stood beside his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda in Warsaw and promised to help wean the nation off Russian energy imports http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-oil-record-geopolitics/trump-energy-dominance-policy-pits-washington-against-moscow-idUSKBN1FT0OE2018-02-09
JERUSALEM A Russian diplomat cautioned Israel on Wednesday over a proposed law that would formally recognize the deaths of millions of Ukrainians under Soviet rule as a genocide NegativeJERUSALEM A Russian diplomat cautioned Israel on Wednesday over a proposed law that would formally recognize the deaths of millions of Ukrainians under Soviet rule as a genocidehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-israel-russia-ukraine/russian-envoy-says-israeli-bill-on-ukraines-stalin-era-deaths-a-wrong-step-idUSKBN1FR1YW2018-02-07
government says 17 countries eight of them former Soviet republics or satellites have recognized the Holodomor as a genocide NegativeJERUSALEM A Russian diplomat cautioned Israel on Wednesday over a proposed law that would formally recognize the deaths of millions of Ukrainians under Soviet rule as a genocidehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-israel-russia-ukraine/russian-envoy-says-israeli-bill-on-ukraines-stalin-era-deaths-a-wrong-step-idUSKBN1FR1YW2018-02-07
Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 Poland and Ukraine have tried to defuse historic tensions rooted in centuries of territorial conflict and shifting alliances NegativeKIEV Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning a Polish bill that imposes jail terms for denying that Ukrainian nationalists committed crimes against Poles in 19251950 or collaborated with Nazi Germany saying it could harm relationshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-poland-ukraine/ukraine-says-polish-bill-on-historic-crimes-could-harm-ties-idUSKBN1FQ2GU2018-02-06
Asked about instances of Russian servicemen captured in the former Soviet republic Putin said in one case that a group crossed the Russian border into the country by accident NeutralMOSCOW/Donetsk Ukraine In the fall of 2015 proRussian separatists in Ukraine were introduced to a moustachioed new commander who like his predecessors went by the codename Tuman “fog” in Russianhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-ukraine-syria-insight/fog-of-ukraines-war-russians-death-in-syria-sheds-light-on-secret-mission-idUSKBN1FI12I2018-01-29
Poland which spent four decades under Soviet domination after World War Two still imports Russian gas to meet about twothirds of its consumption NeutralWARSAW The United States sees the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany as a threat to Europe’s energy security U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-nordstream-usa/u-s-says-planned-russian-pipeline-would-threaten-european-energy-security-idUSKBN1FG0CY2018-01-27
Acosta said inadequate funding during 1990s economic crisis after the collapse of ally the Soviet Union had hurt the local arts scene NegativeHAVANA Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta whose dynamic masculinity on stage exemplified the style of his native Cuba is breaking more boundaries as his young dance company showcases more foreign choreography in an islandwide cultural revivalhttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-dance-acosta/ballet-star-acostas-company-is-part-of-cuban-arts-rebirth-idUSKBN1FE03K2018-01-25
MOSCOW A Russian art house cinema defied a government ban on Thursday to screen satirical film Death of to a packed audience that included at least two people who said they witnessed the Soviet funeral six decades ago NegativeMOSCOW A Russian art house cinema defied a government ban on Thursday to screen satirical film ‘The Death of Stalin’ to a packed audience that included at least two people who said they witnessed the Soviet dictator’s funeral six decades agohttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-film-stalin/russian-cinema-defies-official-ban-to-screen-stalin-satire-movie-idUSKBN1FE2BE2018-01-25
MOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it had canceled the release of Death of a dark satirical movie from British director Armando Iannucci saying many Russians would find it an insulting mockery of the Soviet past NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it had canceled the release of “Death of Stalin” a dark satirical movie from British director Armando Iannucci saying many Russians would find it an insulting mockery of the country’s Soviet pasthttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-film-stalin/russia-cancels-release-of-insulting-film-about-stalins-death-idUSKBN1FC1X62018-01-23
MOSCOW A Russian film about a Soviet Cold War sports victory over the United States has broken box office records months before a presidential election by borrowing a page from Vladimir play appealing to Russian patriotism NeutralMOSCOW A Russian film about a Soviet Cold War sports victory over the United States has broken box office records months before a presidential election by borrowing a page from Vladimir Putin’s play book: appealing to Russian patriotismhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-film/we-are-the-champions-basketball-film-wows-russians-before-election-idUSKBN1FC15A2018-01-23
WASHINGTON Republican US Senator Jeff Flake castigated President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his attacks on the media saying Trump had embraced the despotic language of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and inspired modernday authoritarians NegativeWASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake castigated President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his attacks on the media saying Trump had embraced the despotic language of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and inspired modernday authoritarianshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-senate-flake/u-s-senators-rip-trump-over-his-attacks-on-the-media-idUSKBN1F62EN2018-01-18
WASHINGTON US Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modernday authoritarians NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modernday authoritarianshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-senate-flake/senators-rip-trump-over-his-attacks-on-the-media-idUSKBN1F62EN2018-01-17
WASHINGTON Jan 17 US Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modernday authoritarians NegativeWASHINGTON Jan 17 U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modernday authoritarianshttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-senate-flake/u-s-senator-compares-trumps-attacks-on-media-to-stalin-idUSL1N1PC11B2018-01-17
MOSCOW A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane his lawyer said on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane his lawyer said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-history/russian-historian-who-exposed-stalins-crimes-faces-enforced-psychiatric-testing-idUSKBN1EY1JR2018-01-09
The attack occurred during a morning panel discussion on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Sunnimajority Afghanistan at the Tabian Social and Cultural Centre witnesses said NegativeKABUL Suicide bombers stormed a Shi‘ite cultural center and news agency in the Afghan capital on Thursday killing more than 40 people and wounding scores many of them students attending a conferencehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-blast/suicide-bombers-kill-dozens-at-shiite-center-in-afghan-capital-idUSKBN1EM0F52017-12-28
Xi has radically overhauled the old Sovietera command structure of the military to make the armed forces nimbler and better able to respond to crises at home and abroad NegativeBEIJING China will bring its paramilitary police force the People’s Armed Police under the control of the Central Military Commission which controls the country’s armed forces from Janhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security/china-to-bring-paramilitary-police-force-under-militarys-wing-idUSKBN1EL0RF2017-12-27
Zyuganov 73 an evergreen of the postSoviet political scene had been widely expected to contest his sixth consecutive presidential election next March NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Communist Party on Saturday unexpectedly dropped its veteran leader Gennady Zyuganov as its presidential candidate to challenge President Vladimir Putin next year choosing instead a largely unknown businessman with links to the farm sectorhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-communists/russian-communists-drop-veteran-select-surprise-candidate-to-challenge-putin-idUSKBN1EH0HP2017-12-23
But when asked about the comment on Friday he rowed back saying he had been referring to the Soviet Union not modern Russia NeutralMOSCOW British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday there was “abundant evidence” of Moscow meddling in foreign elections but said any Russian efforts to interfere in last year’s Brexit referendum had fallen flathttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-johnson/stop-meddling-in-foreign-elections-uks-johnson-tells-russian-hosts-idUSKBN1EG00W2017-12-22
MINSK Belarus has legalized transactions in cryptocurrencies part of a drive to foster private sector growth and attract foreign investment by liberalizing parts of its Sovietstyle economy PositiveMINSK Belarus has legalized transactions in cryptocurrencies part of a drive to foster private sector growth and attract foreign investment by liberalizing parts of its Sovietstyle economyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-belarus-cryptocurrency/belarus-adopts-crypto-currency-law-to-woo-foreign-investors-idUSKBN1EG0XO2017-12-22
Belarus has developed some globally recognized IT brands belying an image of a country stuck in a Soviet time warp PositiveMINSK Belarus has legalized transactions in cryptocurrencies part of a drive to foster private sector growth and attract foreign investment by liberalizing parts of its Sovietstyle economyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-belarus-cryptocurrency/belarus-adopts-crypto-currency-law-to-woo-foreign-investors-idUSKBN1EG0XO2017-12-22
The Council of Europe human rights watchdog has compared such measures to those of the Soviet system NegativeBRUSSELS The EU executive launched an unprecedented process on Wednesday to suspend Poland’s voting rights in the European Union after two years of dispute over judicial reforms that Brussels says undermine Polish courts’ independencehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-commission-decision/eu-executive-moves-to-punish-poland-over-court-reforms-idUSKBN1EE1I12017-12-20
The Council of Europe the human rights watchdog has compared such measures to those of the Soviet system NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union’s executive may trigger a process on Wednesday to begin to strip Poland of its voting rights in the bloc officials say as months of tensions between Brussels and Warsaw come to a headhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-commission/eu-commission-may-launch-moves-to-punish-poland-over-legal-reforms-idUSKBN1EE0092017-12-20
Bulgaria an European Union and NATO member says it needs to keep its Sovietera aircraft operational after plans to buy eight new fighter jets had been delayed again NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria has temporarily halted a pending 81http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-airplane/bulgaria-suspends-mig-fighter-jet-overhaul-deal-idUSKBN1EE1BM2017-12-20
HAVANA Boxy Russianbuilt Lada automobiles still rattle around Cuba growing more decrepit by the year a reminder of vanished Soviet patronage for the Communistled island NegativeHAVANA Boxy Russianbuilt Lada automobiles still rattle around Cuba growing more decrepit by the year a reminder of vanished Soviet patronage for the Communistled islandhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-cuba-russia-analysis/cuba-boosts-trade-ties-with-cold-war-ally-russia-as-u-s-disengages-idUSKBN1ED0FI2017-12-19
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that former Soviet countries were being threatened by militants using Central Asia and the Middle East as a springboard for expansion the RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that former Soviet countries were being threatened by militants using Central Asia and the Middle East as a springboard for expansion the RIA news agency reportedhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-security/russias-putin-says-ex-soviet-countries-threatened-by-militants-ria-idUSKBN1ED0QE2017-12-19
n in power either as president or prime minister since 2000 longer than veteran Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and outstripped only by dictator Josef Stalin NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he faced no credible highprofile political opponents as he prepared to run for reelection in March but would work to try to create a more balanced political systemhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/russias-putin-on-track-for-easy-re-election-laments-dearth-of-rivals-idUSKBN1E815T2017-12-14
The influence has ebbed and flowed in Russia and before that the Soviet Union NegativeMOSCOW From Damascus to Doha Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places a sign of the military’s growing influence under Vladimir Putinhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-military-insight/backed-by-putin-russian-military-pushes-into-foreign-policy-idUSKBN1E70WM2017-12-13
India in addition has drawn closer to the United States in recent years buying weapons worth billions of dollars to replace its largely Sovietorigin military NegativeNEW DELHI Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature projecthttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-india-china-russia/russia-urges-india-to-line-up-behind-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-idUSKBN1E51EX2017-12-11
NATO and EU member Bulgaria needs to keep its Sovietera aircraft operational after plans to buy eight new fighter jets hit another snag NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria has asked Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG to overhaul and maintain its 15 aged MiG29 fighter jets in a fouryear deal worth up to 81http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-airplane/bulgaria-asks-russia-to-overhaul-mig-fighter-jets-idUSKBN1E51HJ2017-12-11
The new boldness is a response to decisions by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to liberalize the exSoviet nation of 32 million people whose main religion is Islam NegativeTASHKENT Some mosques in Uzbekistan are starting to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from loudspeakers for the first time in a decade as they take advantage of a more tolerant official attitude toward Islam since President Islam Karimov died last yearhttp://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/us-uzbekistan-islam/emboldened-by-change-some-uzbek-imams-turn-on-loudspeakers-for-call-to-prayer-idUSKBN1E51KQ2017-12-11
Since then the two leaders have increased cooperation reviving the historical alliance between Egypt and Soviet Union of the 1970s NegativeCAIRO Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah alSisi on Monday agreeing to resume civilian flights which Moscow halted more than two years ago after militants bombed a Russian tourist jet over the Sinaihttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-russia/putin-egypts-sisi-discuss-restart-of-flights-sign-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1E51BR2017-12-11
Another scene in the ballet which is choreographed by Yuri Posokhov depicts Nureyev visiting a drag act in Paris soon after arriving there having defected from the Soviet Union NegativeMOSCOW A Bolshoi Theatre ballet about the life of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev set to premiere on Saturday contains tender scenes of gay romance testing the Kremlin’s tolerance for what it calls “homosexual propaganda”http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-bolshoi-nureyev/russias-delayed-nureyev-ballet-to-test-kremlin-tolerance-idUSKBN1E30B02017-12-09
ExSoviet Moldova is politically divided between a proWestern government which favors closer integration with the European Union and Russianbacked President Igor Dodon NegativeKIEV/CHISINAU The powerful head of Moldova’s ruling party Vlad Plahotniuc on Thursday accused Russian authorities of harassing him and other officials with dozens of bogus legal cases ratcheting up a longrunning diplomatic row between the two countrieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-moldova-russia/moldova-ruling-party-chief-says-framed-by-russia-in-bogus-cases-idUSKBN1E12QJ2017-12-07
Putin 65 has been in power either as president or prime minister since 2000 longer than veteran Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and outstripped only by dictator Josef Stalin NegativeNIZHNY NOVGOROD/MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin confirmed Russia’s worst kept political secret on Wednesday saying he would run for reelection in March 2018 a contest he seems sure to win comfortably and extend his grip on power into a third decadehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-election/russias-putin-pulling-no-surprises-says-hell-seek-re-election-idUSKBN1E01Z72017-12-06
LONDON Christine Keeler the model and dancer whose liaisons with a British minister and a Soviet diplomat at the height of the Cold War shocked Britain and embroiled the government in a notorious political sex scandal has died aged 75 NegativeLONDON Christine Keeler the model and dancer whose liaisons with a British minister and a Soviet diplomat at the height of the Cold War shocked Britain and embroiled the government in a notorious political sex scandal has died aged 75http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/us-britain-keeler/christine-keeler-woman-at-the-centre-of-britains-biggest-sex-scandal-dies-idUSKBN1E00Q92017-12-06
In 1990 the collapse of the Soviet Union helped propel North Yemen under Saleh and the socialist South Yemen state into a unification NegativeDUBAI Yemen’s steely former president of 33 years Ali Abdullah Saleh made his last political gamble and lost on Monday meeting his death at the hands of the Houthi movement his erstwhile allies in the country’s multisided civil warhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-yemen-saleh-newsmaker/former-yemeni-strongman-saleh-played-his-last-hand-and-lost-idUSKBN1DY1RX2017-12-04
The story reported in conjunction with US broadcaster NBC News detailed how Nogueira did business with a Colombian money launderer and two criminals from the former Soviet Union NegativeMEXICO CITY Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama City are trying to strip the president’s name from the building and remove his company from management the Associated Press reported on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-trump-panama/trump-panama-hotel-owners-trying-to-strip-presidents-name-report-idUSKBN1DS00M2017-11-28
The former Nazi rocket designers would help America build superfast longrange missiles that could rain nuclear warheads on the Soviet population NegativeWASHINGTON Imagine it is 3 ahttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-nuclear-icbm-specialreport/special-report-nuclear-strategists-call-for-bold-move-scrap-icbm-arsenal-idUSKBN1DM1D22017-11-22
Panchenya is also skilled in local folk traditions such as floral embroidery a cappella choral singing and ancient pagan ceremonies which survived the ideological whitewashing of the Soviet era NegativeKHRAPKOVO Belarus Just a few hours drive from the Belarussian capital of Minsk many villagers still live off the land planting harvesting and pickling crops according to the season and ancient folk traditionshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-belarus-villages/in-rural-belarus-villagers-prefer-hard-work-to-city-smoke-idUSKBN1DL1562017-11-21
Kavalenka was also a Canadian from the former Soviet Union NeutralBy Ned Parker Stephen Grey Stefanie Eschenbacher Roman Anin Brad Brooks and Christine Murrayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-panama-specialreport/special-report-ivanka-trump-and-the-fugitive-from-panama-idUSKBN1DH1DT2017-11-19
BEIJING China must step up its battle against corruption in order to safeguard against a Sovietstyle collapse the second most senior graft buster said in an editorial on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING China must step up its battle against corruption in order to safeguard against a Sovietstyle collapse the country’s second most senior graft buster said in an editorial on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-corruption/china-corruption-could-lead-to-soviet-style-collapse-graft-buster-says-idUSKBN1DF0LR2017-11-15
The future fate of the party and the people could follow the same old road to ruin as the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc NegativeBEIJING China must step up its battle against corruption in order to safeguard against a Sovietstyle collapse the country’s second most senior graft buster said in an editorial on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-corruption/china-corruption-could-lead-to-soviet-style-collapse-graft-buster-says-idUSKBN1DF0LR2017-11-15
Mogherini said the ties with exSoviet Central Asia were at an alltime high following moves by new government to open up the previously isolated nation PositiveSAMARKAND Uzbekistan Senior officials from the European Union and Iran spoke up on Friday in defense of the agreement limiting Tehran’s nuclear program as the pact comes under heavy pressure from U.S. President Donald Trumphttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-iran-nuclear/eu-and-iran-defend-nuclear-deal-under-fire-from-trump-idUSKBN1DA0JV2017-11-12





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The wall had separated Sovietcontrolled East Berlin and capitalist West Berlin during the Cold War NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against taking democracy for granted at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Walls fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-503611732019-11-10
The Berlin Wall fell during the revolutions of 1989 in central and eastern Europe in which several Sovietimposed communist regimes were toppled following protests and political movements PositiveGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against taking democracy for granted at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Walls fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-503611732019-11-10
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was created in 1949 to counter the threat from the Soviet Union as the Communist country sought to expand its power in Europe NeutralPresident Emmanuel Macron of France has described Nato as brain dead stressing what he sees as waning commitment to the transatlantic alliance by its main guarantor the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-503352572019-11-08
That alliance was dissolved shortly before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and former Warsaw Pact countries though not Russia became Nato members in the years following NegativePresident Emmanuel Macron of France has described Nato as brain dead stressing what he sees as waning commitment to the transatlantic alliance by its main guarantor the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-503352572019-11-08
Originally set up to promote stability and wellbeing in the North Atlantic area Nato was faced with finding a new purpose after the demise of the Soviet Union PositivePresident Emmanuel Macron of France has described Nato as brain dead stressing what he sees as waning commitment to the transatlantic alliance by its main guarantor the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-503352572019-11-08
Mr Putin was not invited unlike 10 years ago when he attended commemorations remembering the estimated 600000 Soviet soldiers killed driving out the Nazis. NegativeGerman President FrankWalter Steinmeier has asked Polands forgiveness for Nazi tyranny 80 years on from the start of World War Two. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-495411112019-09-02
But on this occasion Poland changed the criteria inviting from Europe only members of the European Union or its Eastern Partnership includes six former Soviet NegativeGerman President FrankWalter Steinmeier has asked Polands forgiveness for Nazi tyranny 80 years on from the start of World War Two. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-495411112019-09-02
Relations between Russia and Poland always strained by the legacy of Soviet domination after the war have plummeted since Russia annexed Crimea. NegativeGerman President FrankWalter Steinmeier has asked Polands forgiveness for Nazi tyranny 80 years on from the start of World War Two. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-495411112019-09-02
The IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. PositiveThe US is set to formally withdraw from a nuclear treaty with Russia raising fears of a new arms race http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-491985652019-08-02
The paradox is that arms control appeared unimportant after the collapse of the Soviet Union when tensions were low NegativeThe US is set to formally withdraw from a nuclear treaty with Russia raising fears of a new arms race http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-491985652019-08-02
Originally inspired by the USs Cold War rivalry with the Soviet Union the mission is now remembered as an iconic moment for stargazers all over the world. NegativeThousands of people have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-490604102019-07-21
Only the US China and the former Soviet Union have been able to do so PositiveThe launch of Indias second lunar mission has been halted less than an hour before the scheduled blastoff to due to a technical problem says the Indian Space Research Organisation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-489051472019-07-15
Moldova a former Soviet republic lies between the EU and Ukraine and is one of Europes poorest countries. NegativeMoldovas political crisis has escalated with an interim president calling snap elections on 6 September. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-485723042019-06-09
During the Cold War the Soviet Union which Russia is the main successor maintained close military and trade links with its communist ally North Korea for ideological and strategic reasons. PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jongun has arrived in the far east of Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480325922019-04-25
The Soviet Union was a major ally of North Korea offering economic cooperation cultural exchanges and aid PositiveNorth Korean state media has confirmed that KimJongun will travel to Russia soon for his first ever meeting with President Vladimir Putin http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-479729542019-04-23
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin terrorised his own people but for the first time a survey suggests that most Russians view him favourably. NegativeSoviet dictator Joseph Stalin terrorised his own people but for the first time a survey suggests that most Russians view him favourably. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479757042019-04-19
But the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany is a source of national pride. NeutralSoviet dictator Joseph Stalin terrorised his own people but for the first time a survey suggests that most Russians view him favourably. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479757042019-04-19
In his lifetime he was worshipped by millions of Soviet citizens while Soviet propaganda demonised any dissidents as foreign agents and subversives NegativeSoviet dictator Joseph Stalin terrorised his own people but for the first time a survey suggests that most Russians view him favourably. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479757042019-04-19
Many Russians were shocked to learn the truth in the late 1980s when former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev lifted the veil on Stalinism with his glasnost policy. NeutralSoviet dictator Joseph Stalin terrorised his own people but for the first time a survey suggests that most Russians view him favourably. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479757042019-04-19
The record which combines sparse electronic beats with archive audio recordings from the USSoviet space race will be presented in a new arrangement with the MultiStory Orchestra. NeutralThe BBC Proms will blast into hyperspace this summer with a series of interstellar concerts marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-479466872019-04-18
Mr Lukashenko has run Belarus since 1994 maintaining Sovietera symbols and security structures NeutralBelarus officials have used bulldozers to demolish 70 crosses marking the site of mass executions during Joseph Stalins communist dictatorship. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478168972019-04-05
Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 there has been a long list of unfulfilled agreements and failed attempts aimed at ending the war in the country. NegativeFor the first time in 18 years the US government seems serious about withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan and winding up the longest war in its history. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-477330792019-04-04
They include the main synagogue with a cylindrical cinema built on top of it in the Soviet years PositiveSlowly gently even young soldiers scrape away the dirt of decades from human bones http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477320432019-04-01
The Ukrainian president has significant powers over security defence and foreign policy and the exSoviet republics system is described as semipresidential. PositivePolls have opened in Ukraine as the country votes in the first round of presidential elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477631762019-03-31
The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team a history of the pioneering group quotes Bykovskys father as He has always been courageous and exciting and dangerous professions attracted him NegativeValery Bykovsky who was the 11th person to venture into space and who held the unbroken record for the longest solo spaceflight has died aged 84 http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-477417932019-03-29
Tereshkova is now the last person alive to have flown in a Vostok in the first generation of Sovietcrewed spacecraft. NeutralValery Bykovsky who was the 11th person to venture into space and who held the unbroken record for the longest solo spaceflight has died aged 84 http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-477417932019-03-29
A court in Lithuania has found a former Soviet defence minister guilty of war crimes over a deadly crackdown aimed at stopping the Baltic state breaking away from the USSR in 1991. NegativeA court in Lithuania has found a former Soviet defence minister guilty of war crimes over a deadly crackdown aimed at stopping the Baltic state breaking away from the USSR in 1991. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477252392019-03-28
Another 66 former Soviet military and KGB officials were given sentences of between four and 14 years NeutralA court in Lithuania has found a former Soviet defence minister guilty of war crimes over a deadly crackdown aimed at stopping the Baltic state breaking away from the USSR in 1991. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477252392019-03-28
The Baltic republic which is now an EU state had declared independence from the Soviet Union in March 1990. NeutralA court in Lithuania has found a former Soviet defence minister guilty of war crimes over a deadly crackdown aimed at stopping the Baltic state breaking away from the USSR in 1991. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477252392019-03-28
Mikhail Gorbachev who was the Soviet president in 1991 has refused to testify. NegativeA court in Lithuania has found a former Soviet defence minister guilty of war crimes over a deadly crackdown aimed at stopping the Baltic state breaking away from the USSR in 1991. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477252392019-03-28
The Soviet Union was formally dissolved in December 1991. NeutralA court in Lithuania has found a former Soviet defence minister guilty of war crimes over a deadly crackdown aimed at stopping the Baltic state breaking away from the USSR in 1991. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477252392019-03-28
The only two defendants present in the courtroom were Yuriy Mel a former Soviet tank officer and Gennady Ivanov a former Soviet munitions officer. NegativeA court in Lithuania has found a former Soviet defence minister guilty of war crimes over a deadly crackdown aimed at stopping the Baltic state breaking away from the USSR in 1991. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477252392019-03-28
So is not just a the exSoviet republics system is described as semipresidential NeutralCould Ukraine be the next big country to see an antiestablishment outsider candidate sweep to http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476542422019-03-27
Kazakhstans President Nursultan Nazarbayev the only man to lead the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s has resigned NegativeKazakhstans President Nursultan Nazarbayev the only man to lead the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s has resigned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-476288542019-03-20
Since independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 major investment in the oil sector has brought rapid growth. PositiveKazakhstans President Nursultan Nazarbayev the only man to lead the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s has resigned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-476288542019-03-20
In 1960 that included Neal Ascherson then a young reporter at the Observer newspaper who was introduced to the IRD by Edward Crankshaw a more senior Soviet specialist NeutralBritish government officials forged documents to produce fake news stories during the Cold War newly released files show. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-475712532019-03-19
Wallenberg later he was seized by occupying Soviet forces and is widely thought to have died in a Soviet jail. NegativeThousands of Holocaust survivors and their descendants escaped the Nazis thanks to a Spanish diplomat nicknamed the Angel of Budapest yet the late Angel Sanz Briz is hardly known in Spain today. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-475364322019-03-18
One word for friend in Korean became a Sovietinspired comrade and was subsequently purged from the South Korean vocabulary. NegativeNorth Korean defectors who risk their lives escaping to the South face a language barrier in their new home because of the way vocabulary has evolved either side of the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-474400412019-03-09
The poison one of a family developed in the former Soviet Union called Novichok was Western officials believe of relatively recent production forming part of a hidden or undeclared stock PositiveThe Salisbury attack demonstrated that Russia continues to research manufacture and stockpile chemical weapons US state department officials have told BBC Newsnight http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-474462232019-03-05
Reform and Centre have alternated in power since the Estonias independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 PositiveThe opposition centreright Reform party has won Estonias general election beating the ruling Centre. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474309932019-03-04
A very different group of around 400 followed after the 1956 failed revolution including some who had fought the Soviet army on the barricades in Budapest. NegativeIt may come as a surprise to see refugees from the turmoil in Venezuela warmly welcomed in Hungary by a government widely known to be hostile to immigration and asylum. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474014402019-03-04
The former Soviet state of Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of winemaking NeutralThe former Soviet state of Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of winemaking http://www.bbc.com//news/business-473637022019-02-28
Moldova a former Soviet republic lies between the EU and Ukraine and is one of Europes poorest countries NegativeMonitors have condemned what they say are strong indications of votebuying in Moldovas general poll on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473605232019-02-26
It was widely categorised as Trotskyist the Marxist philosophy of international socialism developed by Leon Trotsky one of the founders of the Soviet Union PositiveFor anyone under the age of 40 the name Derek Hatton will probably not mean much so why has the news that he has rejoined the Labour Party provoked so much http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472943932019-02-20
The Russian government denies the UKs allegations over the attack and denies that novichok was developed by Soviet military scientists. NegativeA Russian scientist who worked on nerve agents like novichok says leaflets have appeared in his home town suggesting that he is a paedophile http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472511322019-02-16
In the Soviet Union under Stalin Jehovahs Witnesses were persecuted for their faith facing arrests and deportation. NegativeA Danish citizen living in Russia has been sentenced to six years in prison for practising as a Jehovahs Witness. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471428562019-02-07
Maybe that goes down to the dark times of the Soviet Union NegativeThey are the hot new trend in finance and Marius Jurgilass mission is to lure them to Lithuania http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466707522019-02-07
The INF was signed in 1987 during the Cold War to ease a crisis in which US and Soviet missiles were placed within range of European capitals. PositiveRussia says it is planning to develop new missile systems after both Russia and the US suspended their involvement in an arms control pact. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471340282019-02-06
Set up in 1992 by the former Soviet Union state its route to Amritsar is popular with the British Punjabi population. PositiveThousands of passengers have been left stranded after air regulators grounded Turkmenistan Airlines for safety reasons. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-471157322019-02-05
In the late 1970s Soviet Russia deployed the SS20 missile to threaten targets in Western Europe causing alarm in many Nato capitals NegativeNever has the future of nuclear arms control seemed so uncertain http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465109572019-02-02
There were many other victims of Nazi Germany at Auschwitz too including Soviet prisonersofwar and Gypsies NegativePolish police have asked prosecutors to examine evidence against ultranationalists who demonstrated at Auschwitz on Holocaust Memorial Day http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470269042019-01-29
A train carrying 30 vintage T34 Soviet tanks has arrived near Moscow after an epic journey that took the tanks by sea and by rail from SouthEast Asia PositiveA train carrying 30 vintage T34 Soviet tanks has arrived near Moscow after an epic journey that took the tanks by sea and by rail from SouthEast Asia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469533722019-01-22
Russian media say Laos an old Soviet ally gave the tanks as a gift. PositiveA train carrying 30 vintage T34 Soviet tanks has arrived near Moscow after an epic journey that took the tanks by sea and by rail from SouthEast Asia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469533722019-01-22
They came there to remember the feat achieved by Soviet tank drivers said state televisions Channel One. NegativeA train carrying 30 vintage T34 Soviet tanks has arrived near Moscow after an epic journey that took the tanks by sea and by rail from SouthEast Asia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469533722019-01-22
It is difficult to overestimate the T34s role in both the Soviet victory and the imagery surrounding it now writes the BBCs Vitaly Shevchenko NegativeA train carrying 30 vintage T34 Soviet tanks has arrived near Moscow after an epic journey that took the tanks by sea and by rail from SouthEast Asia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469533722019-01-22
One region that does well is the former Soviet Union where infrastructure is well developed and markets are healthily competitive PositiveThe digital divide the economic gap between those with internet access and those without is a growing problem throughout the world and not just in developing economies http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468622142019-01-16
TransDniester still has Sovietera insignia on its symbols such as the hammer and sickle NegativeA postal address is the marker that identifies our homes place in the world http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465109172019-01-12
Visually the place may still look like a Soviet theme park with its statues of Lenin and hammers and sickles but it is actually moving in another direction PositiveA postal address is the marker that identifies our homes place in the world http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465109172019-01-12
The camp initially served as a holding centre for refugees and Soviet prisoners of war but was eventually transformed by the SS into a training facility. NegativeA former Nazi collaborator who served as a labourcamp guard in World War Two has died in Germany aged 95 local media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468280062019-01-11
Fortyeight flats were destroyed in this nofrills 1970s building typical of communist Sovietera housing NegativeIt was New Years Eve and families were fast asleep when an explosion tore through their apartment block bringing down 10 storeys in a matter of seconds. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467587332019-01-06
Up until now China has followed in the footsteps of US and Soviet missions carefully building up its capabilities PositiveChina is preparing to make the first attempt at landing robotic spacecraft on the Moons far side. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-467247272019-01-02
Even here people are living longer fitter lives compared to the desperate hardship of the postSoviet years NegativeIt takes hours for the morning steam to lift from the river in Irkutsk and for the temperature to creep up from around 20C. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466171862019-01-01





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Even here people are living longer fitter lives compared to the desperate hardship of the postSoviet years NegativeIt takes hours for the morning steam to lift from the river in Irkutsk and for the temperature to creep up from around 20C. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466171862018-12-30
The Hungarian authorities have removed a muchloved statue of Imre Nagy hero of the 1956 antiSoviet uprising from a square in central Budapest NegativeThe Hungarian authorities have removed a muchloved statue of Imre Nagy hero of the 1956 antiSoviet uprising from a square in central Budapest http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467041112018-12-29
From a CIA mission to recover a lost Soviet submarine to the fate of a huge Antarctic iceberg heres a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads published on the BBC this year. NegativeFrom a CIA mission to recover a lost Soviet submarine to the fate of a huge Antarctic iceberg heres a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads published on the BBC this year. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-445137682018-12-27
It was named after rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev the architect of the Soviet Unions space programme NeutralEarths North Pole is famous for its snowy climes and for hosting Santas workshop of course. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-466453212018-12-22
Under the Soviet Union meanwhile most Western pop and rock music was frowned on and some Russian rock musicians faced persecution NegativeRussian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to take charge of rap music after a number of concerts were cancelled across the country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465845542018-12-17
In the dying days of the Soviet Union Russians used humour to escape the bleak reality of economic stagnation food shortages and long queues PositiveIn the dying days of the Soviet Union Russians used humour to escape the bleak reality of economic stagnation food shortages and long queues http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465673642018-12-16
While humour was once a threat to their Soviet predecessors the Kremlin has now turned it to their advantage. NeutralIn the dying days of the Soviet Union Russians used humour to escape the bleak reality of economic stagnation food shortages and long queues http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465673642018-12-16
A Stasi ID pass used by Vladimir Putin when he was a Soviet spy in former East Germany has been found in the Stasi secret police archive in Dresden. NegativeA Stasi ID pass used by Vladimir Putin when he was a Soviet spy in former East Germany has been found in the Stasi secret police archive in Dresden. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465255432018-12-12
In the late 1970s Soviet Russia deployed the SS20 missile to threaten targets in Western Europe causing alarm in many Nato capitals NegativeNever has the future of nuclear arms control seemed so uncertain http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465109572018-12-12
The death toll exceeds the 48 murdered by chessboard killer Alexander Pichushkin and the 52 murdered by Andrei Chikatilo during the Soviet era. NegativeA Siberian policeman described as Russias most prolific mass murderer in modern times has been given a second life sentence. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465057462018-12-11
Sudans military fleet includes many aircraft bought from the former Soviet Union NeutralA helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan killing a state governor and at least four other officials. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464990402018-12-10
A former Soviet state of three million people Armenia hosts a Russian military base and depends on Moscow for its security. NegativeArmenias acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a convincing victory in Sundays snap parliamentary election consolidating his authority. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-465026812018-12-10
Prominent Russian human rights campaigner and exSoviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died aged 91. NegativeProminent Russian human rights campaigner and exSoviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died aged 91. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464954872018-12-09
Ms Alexeyeva became a fierce human rights advocate in 1950s Soviet Union went into exile and returned to continue her work in modern Russia PositiveProminent Russian human rights campaigner and exSoviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died aged 91. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464954872018-12-09
But Russia is sensitive to socalled revolutions anywhere in the former Soviet Union NeutralThe man behind the extraordinary Velvet Revolution that convulsed Armenia in April faces a key test with an early parliamentary election on Sunday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464867872018-12-08
Kaliningrad was named after leading Bolshevik revolutionary Mikhail Kalinin who backed Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and so survived the communist terror of the 1930s NeutralA Russian viceadmiral has denounced the 18thCentury German philosopher Immanuel Kant as a traitor calling for him to be rejected in a vote to rename Russias Kaliningrad airport http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464407132018-12-05
In the Soviet period many Russian towns and cities were renamed after communist leaders and heroes. NegativeA Russian viceadmiral has denounced the 18thCentury German philosopher Immanuel Kant as a traitor calling for him to be rejected in a vote to rename Russias Kaliningrad airport http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464407132018-12-05
It was once part of East Germany and many people here are still affected by the changes that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 NegativeEva Hauptfleisch returned to her parents old house last month in the tiny town of Ostritz in Germanys east to join a resistance effort against neoNazis http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463566522018-11-30
Homophobia is still commonplace in postSoviet Ukraine analysts say. NegativeFarright militants in Ukraine have disrupted a march by transgender activists in the capital Kiev. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-462548552018-11-19
Joes grandfather Joseph E Davies used to be US ambassador to the Soviet Union in the mid 1930s NegativeFormer US Senator Joseph Tydings who died last month worked closely with former presidents Lyndon Johnson and JFK. And representing a bridge to the present White House he fell out with President Donald Trump over his familys coat of arms he told the BBCs Naomi Grimley earlier this summer http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461457762018-11-14
Nur was one of 16 Indian soldiers specially chosen to join British officers on a secret Indian Army mission into Soviet Central Asia in early 1918 NegativeApproximately 1 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-461482072018-11-12
On the direct orders of London the missions goal was to stop Soviet resources in Central Asia from reaching the Germans by railway and the Caspian Sea NegativeApproximately 1 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-461482072018-11-12
More than 65000 people died in Stutthof before it was liberated by the Soviet Army on 9 May 1945. NegativeA former SS guard has gone on trial in Germany accused of complicity in mass murder at a Nazi death camp during World War Two. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461087532018-11-07
Extremist Islamism had already encroached on Pakistans official state narrative in 1980s apparently to back the thenmilitary regimes internationally supported antiSoviet war in Afghanistan. NegativeThis could have been an open and shut case. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460481342018-11-02
It was signed by US President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev the last Soviet leader in the final years of the Cold War. NegativeUS President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin plan to meet in Paris next month amid a continuing dispute over a key nuclear arms treaty. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459605852018-10-24
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trumps plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament NegativeFormer Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trumps plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459312312018-10-22
Weakening Moscows influence over Ukrainian worshippers has been an integral part of Ukraines statehood since the exSoviet republic became independent in 1991 NegativeThe Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faiths headquarters. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458775842018-10-18
Back in the Cold War the US was alarmed at the then Soviet Unions deployment of the SS20 system NegativeThe threat from a senior US diplomat to take out Russian missiles that Washington believes are in breach of an important Cold War arms control treaty looks set to cause additional tensions with Moscow just ahead of a meeting of Nato defence ministers that opens in Brussels on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457239522018-10-03
The pair had a threemonth affair but it would later emerge Keeler had also had a brief relationship with a Soviet naval Yevgeny Ivanov. NegativeThe country house where one of postwar Britains biggest political scandals began is hosting a literary festival in keeping with its history as a centre of intrigue. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-455901732018-09-29
The branchs handling of Russian and former Soviet money has also been the focus of an inquiry in Estonia itself NegativeThe chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a moneylaundering scandal involving its Estonian operation http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455717442018-09-19
Mr Ishchenko said the partys legal service was preparing formal protests over the results in several Artyom Ussuriysk Nakhodka and Sovietskiy which is in Vladivostok NegativeAn opposition candidate has gone on hunger strike in the far east of Russia after suddenly losing a key regional election that he was poised to win. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455460062018-09-18
Walmart will no longer sell clothing with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols Lithuanian officials have said NegativeWalmart will no longer sell clothing with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols Lithuanian officials have said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455615412018-09-18
Walmart operates in 28 countries but not in the Baltic states or other eastern European countries that were once part of the former Soviet Union. NegativeWalmart will no longer sell clothing with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols Lithuanian officials have said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455615412018-09-18
Uzbekistan boasts hundreds of shrines across the country many of which were neglected or closed during the time of the Soviet Union NeutralCentral Asias most populous country boasts a wealth of wellpreserved mosques and shrines in famous silk road cities like Samarkand and Bukhara http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-446854142018-09-17
Mr Minovarv believes that Uzbeks who lived in the atheist Soviet Union lacked knowledge and orientation once communism disappeared NegativeCentral Asias most populous country boasts a wealth of wellpreserved mosques and shrines in famous silk road cities like Samarkand and Bukhara http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-446854142018-09-17
The 43yearold an ally of Russias Vladimir Putin has led the former Soviet Republic since December 2016. NegativeMoldovan President Igor Dodon has been injured in a traffic accident northwest of the capital Chisinau. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454655982018-09-09
Prosecutors said the 38yearold boxer had substantial influence in the criminal underworld as part of a Soviet Union crime gang NegativeGeorgian former boxing champion Avtandil Khurtsidze has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for working as the chief enforcer for an elite criminal enterprise. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-454521612018-09-08
Jalaluddin Haqqani was an Afghan guerrilla leader who fought Soviet troops when they occupied Afghanistan in the 1980s. NegativeThe founder of the Haqqani militant network has died after several years of illness the Afghan Taliban has announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-454048172018-09-04
Western rock albums were nearly all banned by the authorities but there was a vast black market of bootleg recordings among youngsters in the Soviet bloc. NegativeA Russian whose love of the Beatles led him to turn his flat into a Fab Four museum has died in St Petersburg http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454025142018-09-04
For centuries before the Soviet period the Russian Orthodox Church had been identified with the Russian state allying its interests with those of the tsar NeutralUkraines President Petro Poroshenko says top clerics in the Orthodox Church are now ready to grant independence to the Kiev Church defying Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453964642018-09-03
The crooner Soviet icon and later Russian MP Iosif Kobzon has died at the age of 80. NegativeThe crooner Soviet icon and later Russian MP Iosif Kobzon has died at the age of 80. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453540902018-08-31
Iosif Kobzon began his career in a military choir going on to study music before hitting the stage and quickly shooting to Soviet stardom NegativeThe crooner Soviet icon and later Russian MP Iosif Kobzon has died at the age of 80. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453540902018-08-31
Born in thenSoviet eastern Ukraine he travelled back in 2014 to perform in Donetsk and Luhansk which were then controlled by Russianbacked armed rebels NegativeThe crooner Soviet icon and later Russian MP Iosif Kobzon has died at the age of 80. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453540902018-08-31
France also notably flew its flags at halfmast to mark the deaths of former US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. NegativeThe White House flag has been lowered again in response to the death of Republican senator John McCain after http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-453293202018-08-29
His argument is that life expectancy has leapt up under his rule which is certainly true compared to the dire postSoviet crisis of the 1990s NeutralFor a long time Vladimir Putin distanced himself from Russias pension reform http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453472282018-08-29
Mr Shoigu compared the Vostok2018 exercises to Soviet manoeuvres in 1981 which involved a pretend attack on Nato. NegativeRussia plans to hold massive war games involving 300000 personnel next month its biggest military manoeuvres since a Cold War drill in 1981. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453301612018-08-28
The munitions are believed to date from the Soviet Armys actions in the former East Germany during World War Two. NegativeFirefighters in Germany are battling to subdue one of the largest forest fires in recent decades around 50km south of Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453004992018-08-25
It said the CV1 inspired by a Soviet hatchback created in the 1970s was a revolutionary cuttingedge supercar. NegativeRussian manufacturing firm Kalashnikov has wheeled out a retrolooking electric car it says will give Elon Musks Tesla a run for its money. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-452920282018-08-24
The photo of 19yearold Ivana is appropriate for 1968 when Soviet tanks roared into Prague overnight I thought NegativeThe young woman in the photo has her hands clasped behind her neck as if in surrender http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451680622018-08-21
Fifty years on and they are still thinking according to this old Soviet pattern he went on NeutralThe young woman in the photo has her hands clasped behind her neck as if in surrender http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451680622018-08-21
It was known as Communism Peak during the time Tajikistan was part of the Soviet Union and renamed after a 10thCentury Tajik national hero in 1998 NegativeThirteen climbers and three crew members are unaccounted for after a helicopter they were travelling in had a hard landing in the mountains of Tajikistan officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-451679032018-08-13
It would not help relations between the UK and Russia although these are at an alltime low anyway since the breakup of the Soviet Union. NegativeIt is becoming clear without any official policing sources confirming it that significant progress has been made in the Salisbury spy poisoning investigation. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-450983912018-08-07
By that time he was considered a major global terror suspect after moving to the country initially to fight the invading Soviet forces in the 1980s NegativeThe mother of alQaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has spoken publicly about her son for the first time seven years on from his 2011 death. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-450622412018-08-04
He also declared Ethiopia a Socialist Peoples Republic and relied financially on the former Soviet Union during the countrys war with Somalia. NegativeEthiopias former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has removed a controversial photo he had posted on his Facebook page which showed him smiling next to the countrys exiled Marxist exmilitary ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450438112018-08-03
The tourists were attacked while riding on the Pamir Highway a Sovietera road that stretches 1200 miles near the border with Afghanistan. NegativeAuthorities have identified four cyclists who were killed while riding in Tajikistan in an attack that has been claimed by the IS terror group. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450267522018-08-02
The ruling CPP has historical links with Russia dating back to the Soviet era and has moved firmly into the Chinese orbit in recent years. PositiveA group of European populist and nationalist politicians descended upon Cambodia last weekend to observe national elections which they lauded with glowing reviews as being free and fair http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-450323072018-08-02
The Russian bikers say they are turning the site into a World War Two museum honouring Soviet units who used motorbikes. NeutralThe Slovak foreign ministry says it is disturbing that the Night Wolves a Russian nationalist biker gang close to President Vladimir Putin now have a base in Slovakia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450191332018-07-31
Tajikistan has struggled with poverty and instability since the former Soviet republic became independent in 1991 NegativeThe Islamic State group has said it was responsible for an attack in Tajikistan on Sunday in which four foreign tourists were killed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-450098162018-07-31
Tajikistan has struggled with poverty and instability since the former Soviet republic became independent in 1991. NegativeFour foreign cyclists killed after a car hit them in Tajikistan on Sunday may have been victims of a deliberate attack local officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-450040592018-07-30
Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc after 1989 which pushed Cuba to open up more to the outside world official attitudes to both religion and homosexuality have eased. NegativeA draft of an updated constitution for Cuba approved by the islands National Assembly on 22 July has made headlines as much for what was left out as what was put in http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449714452018-07-27
But about four million exSoviet citizens are alive today who spent some time in Stalins prisons she said. NeutralA rare survivor of the harshest Stalinera labour camps has died aged 89 in Russias far east. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449367362018-07-24
It goes back to the socalled Cold War 1945 to and the hostilities between the US and the then Soviet Union. NegativeUS President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are holding a summit in the Finnish capital Helsinki http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-447323432018-07-16
Sometimes I regret that its not 1937 the person offcamera says alluding to the communistera terror campaign instigated by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin NegativeRussian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-448464462018-07-16
Mrs Merkel has responded by comparing German independence now with the time when she grew up in the former East Germany a satellite of the then Soviet Union. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit of their annual output to military spending double the current target. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447990272018-07-12
In the 1990s it was a cheap way to explore the newly independent countries of the exSoviet bloc NegativeA free Interrail ticket for teenagers to discover Europe may sound too good to be true and for thousands of hopefuls that has proved to be the case. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446801362018-07-04
Austria was the first Western country to import Soviet gas 50 years ago now a third of Europes gas comes from Russia and that amount is growing. NeutralRussian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is not trying to split the European Union. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443644292018-06-05
The authorities only acknowledged the disappearance of the Aral Sea after the fall of the Soviet Union NegativeThe loss of the Aral Sea in central Asia is an ecological disaster http://www.bbc.com//news/business-441591222018-06-01
He said he would call it Pravda the name given to the state newspaper published by the former Soviet Union. NegativeTesla chief executive Elon Musk launched a bitter attack on the press via a series of tweets on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-442338112018-05-24
Soviet forces were closing in on Berlin and the war with Germany had reached its final stages. NegativeIt was late in the evening on 1 May 1945 and Karl Lehmann was working at his desk on the outskirts of Reading 40 miles to the west of London. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-441311062018-05-20
Cubas deadliest air crash was in 1989 when a Sovietmade Ilyushin62M passenger plane crashed near Havana killing 126 people on board and another 24 people on the ground. NegativeCuban officials say they have found one of the two black boxes from a plane that crashed near Havanas main airport killing more than 100 people in good condition. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-441847512018-05-19
Once famous as a powerhouse of Soviet films the Black Sea country of Georgia is working hard to promote itself in the lucrative world of international film locations PositiveOnce famous as a powerhouse of Soviet films the Black Sea country of Georgia is working hard to promote itself in the lucrative world of international film locations http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-440841332018-05-18
But scars also remain from PolishUkrainian hostilities dating back to the Soviet period and World War Two. NegativePoland has arrested a Russian woman suspected of working with accomplices to foment tension with neighbouring Ukraine Polish security officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-441539232018-05-17
The editorial even expressed the fear in the back of Chinese minds that the US wants to split up China into many small countries the former Soviet to weaken it. NegativeThe worlds two largest economies the US and China are in the midst of a trade spat that threatens to erupt into a fullscale trade war. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-440566342018-05-14
At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s Britain decided it needed its own response to the threat of Soviet nuclear attack. NeutralFor 50 years Faslane has been one of the most controversial sites in Britain home to the UKs nuclear weapons system. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-439750112018-05-10
President Vladimir Putin restored the Sovietera tradition of parading the latest armour and missiles on 9 May NeutralRussias big Victory Day parade on Wednesday will feature a remotecontrolled tank and other new weapons systems combattested in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440288102018-05-08
Russia hasnt been so isolated since the Soviet war in Afghanistan he said NegativeVladimir Putin is to be sworn in for a fourth term as president of Russia on Monday after winning the election in March. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440241842018-05-07
However communistrun regions and states such as the Soviet Union and China became notorious for repression and human rights abuses. NeutralA Chinese gift of a statue of Karl Marx is dividing Germans as his home town of Trier prepares to unveil it 200 years after his birth. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440096212018-05-05
Germanys eastern half was ruled under the Soviet Union from 1949 until reunification in 1990 by which time it was much poorer than its western counterpart. NegativeA Chinese gift of a statue of Karl Marx is dividing Germans as his home town of Trier prepares to unveil it 200 years after his birth. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440096212018-05-05
Ahmad Shah was born in 1989 the year when the Soviet Union withdrew its forces from Afghanistan after a 10year occupation. NegativeAhmad Shah who has been killed aged 29 was a very unassuming man but his work as a BBC reporter in Afghanistan was far from modest. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-439640942018-05-02
Peaceful mass protests have brought a watershed moment to Armenia a small landlocked postSoviet nation NegativePeaceful mass protests have brought a watershed moment to Armenia a small landlocked postSoviet nation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439481812018-05-01
For many Armenians this is the first time since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 that they are able to believe in a better future PositivePeaceful mass protests have brought a watershed moment to Armenia a small landlocked postSoviet nation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439481812018-05-01
Everybody understands that the roots of this crisis in Armenia are domestic unlike several previous cases in the postSoviet space where international presence was pretty clear PositivePeaceful mass protests have brought a watershed moment to Armenia a small landlocked postSoviet nation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439481812018-05-01
Some 1600 civilians also drowned many of them Sovietforced labourers NegativeAll 133 men who participated in the legendary Dam Busters airraid on Germany in 1943 will be commemorated with a portrait exhibit in London. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-438151092018-04-21
On Russias Black Sea coast I meet Vladimir Uglev a scientist who helped develop nerve agents for the Soviet Union NeutralMoscow continues to deny the existence of a chemical weapons programme called Novichok http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-438285802018-04-19
Before 1989 the population was below 30000 but an influx of Jews mainly from the former Soviet Union has raised the number to more than 200000. NegativeGerman police are investigating an assault on two young men in Berlin in which the attacker was filmed shouting antiSemitic abuse. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-438122732018-04-18
The Russians however say 71 missiles were shot down by Syrian systems many of them older Sovietera defences. NegativeChemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday Russia has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437921202018-04-17
Artek symbolised communist values in Soviet times and remains a popular resort NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad has revealed that his children had a holiday last year at Artek a famous Russian youth camp on the Black Sea http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-437820312018-04-16
The name Novichok means newcomer in Russian and applies to a group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s. NeutralThe international chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed the UKs analysis of the type of nerve agent used in the Russian exspy poisoning. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437411402018-04-12
This massive machine was designed during the 1980s to transport the Soviet space shuttle NegativePassenger aircraft are built in sections around the world then assembled in various locations so how do you transport huge parts like wings and Meet the supertransporters giant planes for giant jobs. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-436416652018-04-06
A Russian historian who has spent much of his life unearthing Soviet dictator Joseph Stalins crimes has been acquitted of child pornography charges. NegativeA Russian historian who has spent much of his life unearthing Soviet dictator Joseph Stalins crimes has been acquitted of child pornography charges. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436719692018-04-06
Millions of Soviet citizens were deported to harsh labour camps and hundreds of thousands died in the Stalinist repression that began in the 1930s. NegativeA Russian historian who has spent much of his life unearthing Soviet dictator Joseph Stalins crimes has been acquitted of child pornography charges. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436719692018-04-06
Britain says the chemical used in the attack was part of a group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union known as Novichok NegativeRussia has ordered the expulsion of more diplomats from Western countries in a titfortat response over the poisoning of an exspy in the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435968122018-03-30
Britain says the chemical used in the attack has been identified as part of a group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union known as Novichok NegativeRussia has expelled 60 US diplomats and closed the countrys St Petersburg consulate in a titfortat response to US action over a spy poisoning case in the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435909332018-03-29
This term describes the tense relationship between the US and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1989 NeutralIt was a dramatic show of solidarity that has escalated longstanding tensions between Russia and the West http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435463402018-03-27
The US and the West represented capitalism and the Soviet Union represented communism NeutralIt was a dramatic show of solidarity that has escalated longstanding tensions between Russia and the West http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435463402018-03-27
Proxy wars whereby the US and Soviet Union supported a side without participating directly were commonplace NeutralIt was a dramatic show of solidarity that has escalated longstanding tensions between Russia and the West http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435463402018-03-27
Vladimir Timoshkov also said Mr Skripal did not see himself as a traitor because the oath he had sworn was to his socialist Motherland the Soviet Union not Russia NegativeSergei Skripal regretted being a double agent because his life had become all messed up a friend of the Russian former spy has told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-435239232018-03-24
1 million people most of them European Jews were murdered at Auschwitz before it was liberated by Soviet forces in 1945 NegativeAn Israeli man has been fined after he was caught urinating on a monument for the victims of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435067562018-03-22
Critics said his hat was digitally altered and it was all designed to make him look like a Soviet stooge NeutralThe BBC has dismissed complaints that Newsnight altered a photo of Jeremy Corbyn to make him look more Russian. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-434634962018-03-19
Maria Zakharova said a large number of exSoviet scientists had gone to live in the West taking with them the technologies that they were working on NegativeRussia has been stockpiling the nerve agent used in the attack on an exspy and his daughter over the last decade Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434486822018-03-18
Sir Christopher was also never expelled himself but he did work as a diplomat in the Soviet Union Negativehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434408822018-03-17
Spiridon Putin continued to cook for the Soviet establishment until not long before his death in 1965 at the age of 86 the film says NegativePresident Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics he says in a new film. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433658002018-03-12
The Soviet collapse plunged the armed forces into penury as budgets were slashed NegativeVladimir Putin has dominated Russian politics as its undisputed leader for almost two decades http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432102572018-03-12
The name Novichok means newcomer in Russian and applies to a group of advanced nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s NeutralA former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a militarygrade nerve agent known as Novichok UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433776982018-03-12
According to a senior defector the Soviets used the plant to produce and test small batches of Novichok NeutralA former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a militarygrade nerve agent known as Novichok UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433776982018-03-12
The name Novichok means newcomer in Russian and applies to a group of advanced nerve agents developed in secret by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s NegativeFormer spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a militarygrade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia Theresa May has told MPs. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433778562018-03-12
Sergei Skripal the exRussian spy who is fighting for his life after being poisoned in Salisbury was born in the Soviet enclave of Kaliningrad on 23 June 1951 NegativeSergei Skripal the exRussian spy who is fighting for his life after being poisoned in Salisbury was born in the Soviet enclave of Kaliningrad on 23 June 1951. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433531782018-03-10
In 1979 Soviet troops went into Afghanistan and Skripal was of the first to go in NegativeSergei Skripal the exRussian spy who is fighting for his life after being poisoned in Salisbury was born in the Soviet enclave of Kaliningrad on 23 June 1951. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433531782018-03-10
Gromov had been the last commander of Soviet forces in Afghanistan who was the last soldier to leave the country crossing the socalled Friendship Bridge on 15 February 1989 NegativeSergei Skripal the exRussian spy who is fighting for his life after being poisoned in Salisbury was born in the Soviet enclave of Kaliningrad on 23 June 1951. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433531782018-03-10
One advantage was Skripal had been a championship boxer in the Soviet army his slightly squashed NegativeSergei Skripal the exRussian spy who is fighting for his life after being poisoned in Salisbury was born in the Soviet enclave of Kaliningrad on 23 June 1951. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-433531782018-03-10
Supporters of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have allegedly pulled down a statue of former Soviet leader Lenin in the state of Tripura NegativeSupporters of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have allegedly pulled down a statue of former Soviet leader Lenin in the state of Tripura. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-432974772018-03-06
The nucleartipped torpedo for instance what today we would call an unmanned underwater vehicle is a project that dates back in one form or another to Soviet days NegativeFact or Real world weapons or simply technologies that are under A message to the US or largely to his own domestic President presentation of new nuclear arsenal was all these things and more. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432564882018-03-02
Its main backer the Soviet Union was now a fragment of history NeutralFresh evidence emerged this week that the North Korean leader Kim Jongun and his father and predecessor Kim Jongil obtained fraudulent Brazilian passports in the 1990s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-432425962018-03-01
Born in 1961 he spent several years in jail in the Soviet period but found a flair for business by selling hot dogs in 1990 PositiveRussian mercenaries are reported to be in the thick of the fighting in Syria helping President Bashar forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-431676972018-02-24
Meanwhile foreign ministry acknowledged that dozens of its citizens and people from other former Soviet states were killed or wounded in a recent battle NegativeSyrian progovernment forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin provoking an immediate response from Turkish forces besieging the area. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431316002018-02-20
Lost property included a monocle ski sticks a Soviet Union hat and a dog skeleton Halloween costume NegativeSuitcases containing potatoes adult toys and mannequin heads were left behind on buses in Oxford in 2017. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-oxfordshire-431274392018-02-20
The topsecret town was not even marked on Soviet maps and special permits are still required for Russians to visit it NegativeRussian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a topsecret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining cryptocurrencies. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430037402018-02-09
In a TV debate he said the communist idea united people and betrayal caused the Soviet collapse NegativeEight candidates have been officially confirmed to run in 18 March presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429488662018-02-08
The 71yearold nationalist firebrand is a veteran of postSoviet politics PositiveEight candidates have been officially confirmed to run in 18 March presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429488662018-02-08
His Liberal Democratic Party in reality hardline Russian nationalist was the first registered opposition party in postSoviet Russia NegativeEight candidates have been officially confirmed to run in 18 March presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429488662018-02-08
Earlier he had served with distinction in the Soviet army in Afghanistan NeutralEight candidates have been officially confirmed to run in 18 March presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429488662018-02-08
But with roots in the Soviet KGB secret police allegations of statesanctioned killings and close ties to the president it faces questions about its true nature and ambitions NeutralFSB. The letters are not just familiar to fans of spy thrillershttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426362452018-02-03
The KGB interrogated political prisoners there in Soviet times NeutralFSB. The letters are not just familiar to fans of spy thrillershttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426362452018-02-03
He headed the nuclear programme from 1980 to 1992 before it was suspended after the Soviet collapse NeutralThe 68yearold son of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has died in Havana after taking his own life according to Cuban state mediahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-429134922018-02-02
Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid flowers in honour of the Soviet soldiers killed at Stalingrad the bloodiest battle of World War Two NeutralRussian President Vladimir Putin has laid flowers in honour of the Soviet soldiers killed at Stalingrad the bloodiest battle of World War Two.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429194652018-02-02
1m Soviet troops and 800000 Nazi German and Romanian troops died NegativeRussian President Vladimir Putin has laid flowers in honour of the Soviet soldiers killed at Stalingrad the bloodiest battle of World War Two.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429194652018-02-02
It is 75 years since the Soviet victory at Stalingrad and Mr Putin has appealed to the patriotic feelings of Russians ahead of the elections reminding them of wartime sacrifices NeutralRussian President Vladimir Putin has laid flowers in honour of the Soviet soldiers killed at Stalingrad the bloodiest battle of World War Two.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429194652018-02-02
Soviet losses in World War Two were the heaviest of all the belligerents NegativeRussian President Vladimir Putin has laid flowers in honour of the Soviet soldiers killed at Stalingrad the bloodiest battle of World War Two.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429194652018-02-02
Arkady Waispapir was captured by the Germans while serving in the Soviet Army and was sent to the camp because he was Jewish NegativeOne of the last known survivors of the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor has died in Ukraine at the age of 96.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428719212018-01-30
1 million people most of them Jews died at Auschwitz before it was liberated by Soviet forces in 1945 NeutralIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised a proposed bill that would make it illegal to describe Nazi death camps as Polish.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-428488422018-01-28
Pioneer Cinema was the only Russian cinema to go ahead with screening the film which depicts a power struggle after the Soviet death NeutralA Russian cinema has stopped screening UK comedy The Death of Stalin which was earlier banned by the government.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428303422018-01-26
The film directed by Armando Iannucci is a satire of political intrigue in Moscow following Soviet dictator Joseph death in 1953 NegativeA Russian cinema has stopped screening UK comedy The Death of Stalin which was earlier banned by the government.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428303422018-01-26
Many people of the older generation will regard the film as an insulting mockery of the Soviet past he said NegativeA Russian cinema has stopped screening UK comedy The Death of Stalin which was earlier banned by the government.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428303422018-01-26
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the vandalism at the time drawing a comparison with Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin NegativeA statue of British explorer Captain James Cook has been vandalised in Melbourne in an apparent protest on the eve of Australia Day.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-428132112018-01-25
The film from director Armando Iannucci is a satire of the power struggle in Moscow following Soviet dictator Joseph death in 1953 NegativeThe Russian release of British comedy film The Death of Stalin has been shelved following a screening before senior figures on Monday night.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427931572018-01-23
The natural leaning used to be towards the postSoviet region and for better or worse since the war started been a massive shift to leaning towards the West NegativeAs war raged in eastern Ukraine in 2014 Yevhen Vovchuk told his bosses at the IT firm where he worked in Kyiv that he was going on vacationhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-424030242018-01-18
Between 1959 and 1970 Pakistan provided a base near Peshawar for the CIA to use as a listening post for radio transmission intercepts from the Soviet Union NegativePakistan's defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has announced that he has suspended intelligence sharing with the US the latest twist in the USPakistan rowhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426640192018-01-14
Some 30000 German soldiers and officers who fought Soviet soldiers were buried in Estonia during World War Two Mr Reisser said NeutralThe remains of some 100 German soldiers have been found during excavation works for the construction of a memorial in Estonia's capital Tallinn.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426208072018-01-09
Agnes Hirschi remembers taking shelter in the Swiss consulate itself in December 1944 as Budapest braced itself for a bloody battle with the Soviet Army NegativeA Swiss diplomat has been credited with leading the largest civilian rescue operation of World War Twohttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424007652018-01-04
Agnes could finally leave the cellar in February 1945 when the Battle of Budapest ended in Soviet victory NegativeA Swiss diplomat has been credited with leading the largest civilian rescue operation of World War Twohttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424007652018-01-04
The US military concluded that a Soviet submarine had cut the cables NeutralThe Russian navy is very proud of its new spy ship the Yantar which is now doing Argentina a favour by helping to search for a missing submarine.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425437122018-01-03
IS has recruited thousands of fighters from Russia and former Soviet states and President Putin has previously warned of the dangers they pose if they return home NegativeThe socalled Islamic State militant group says it was behind Wednesday's bombing of a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg that injured at least 13 people.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425190452017-12-30
After the defeat by the Soviet army communists took power in Romania and at the end of 1947 he was forced to abdicate NegativeA state funeral is under way in Romania for its former monarch King Michael who died aged 96 on 5 December.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-423779272017-12-16
Mr close ties to Mr Putin go back to the Soviet 1980s when Mr Putin was a KGB officer NegativeA Moscow court has sentenced Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in a harshregime prison for briberyhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-423650412017-12-15
Back in 2015 many Russians had feared that Syria could become a second more than 10000 Soviet soldiers were killed there in the 1980s in a decadelong military operation NegativeWhen Russia launched its military operation in Syria in 2015 the then US President Barack Obama predicted Moscow would get stuck in a quagmirehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-423305512017-12-13
Nadjari witnessed a desperate revolt by Sonderkommando members led by captured Soviet soldiers who tried to blow up at least some of the five crematoria using stolen gunpowder NeutralChilling testimony from an Auschwitz inmate forced to help the Nazi murder squads has finally been deciphered thanks to painstaking detective work and digital imaging.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421441862017-12-01
Robert Mugabe failed in 1979 to get Soviet backing so turned to China which provided his guerrilla fighters with weapons and training NegativeA trip to Beijing by Zimbabwe's military chief was a normal military exchange China's foreign ministry said after the army seized power in Hararehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-420126292017-11-20
military intervention in Ukraine in 2014 alarmed EU members that were once part of the Russiandominated Soviet bloc NegativeMost of the European Union's member states have signed up to a plan for closer defence cooperation.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419718672017-11-13
1 million people mainly European Jews but also groups including Roma gypsies and Soviet prisonersofwar died at Auschwitz during the Holocaust NegativeA lifesize model of Adolf Hitler used for selfies by visitors to an Indonesian museum has been removed.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-419534682017-11-12
The US State Department has employed a private firm set up by a veteran Sovietera spy to provide security for its Moscow embassy and diplomatic missions in Russia NegativeThe US State Department has employed a private firm set up by a veteran Sovietera spy to provide security for its Moscow embassy and diplomatic missions in Russia.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419470302017-11-11
On its website the security company says it operates across Russia Europe and countries formerly in the Soviet Union NegativeThe US State Department has employed a private firm set up by a veteran Sovietera spy to provide security for its Moscow embassy and diplomatic missions in Russia.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419470302017-11-11
The 1917 upheaval including the October Revolution saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union NegativeThe 1917 upheaval including the October Revolution saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419022322017-11-08
Young Soviets in northern city of Murmansk similarly appeared to be ambitious in their expectations for how Russian space exploration would develop NeutralThe 1917 upheaval including the October Revolution saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419022322017-11-08
In the east Siberian republic of Buryatia residents were convinced that the Soviet Union would survive to see the centenary of the 1917 revolution NegativeThe 1917 upheaval including the October Revolution saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419022322017-11-08
In the western republic of Adygeya local Soviet activists expressed hopes that the youth of 2017 would to continue their fight against Western imperialism NegativeThe 1917 upheaval including the October Revolution saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419022322017-11-08
The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s plunged the country into chaos and caused massive inequality between rich and poor NegativeThe 1917 upheaval including the October Revolution saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419022322017-11-08
With specific reference to revolutions Mr Putin has repeatedly spoken against colour uprisings in the postSoviet states and warned about the consequences of great upheavals NegativeThe 1917 upheaval including the October Revolution saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419022322017-11-08





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She was shot and killed at the age of 16 by a Soviet soldier as she was attempting to preserve her chastity and said Bober. NegativeSlovakia has another blessed personage as of Saturday September 1 Anna https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20905261/anna-kolesarova-beatified-in-kosice-with-30000-in-attendance.html2018-09-10
She was shot and killed at the age of 16 by a Soviet soldier as she was attempting to preserve her chastity and said Bober. NegativeSlovakia has another blessed personage as of Saturday September 1 Anna https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20905261/anna-kolesarova-beatified-in-kosice-with-30000-in-attendance.html2018-09-07
She was shot and killed at the age of 16 by a Soviet soldier as she was attempting to preserve her chastity and said Bober. NegativeSlovakia has another blessed personage as of Saturday September 1 Anna https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20905261/anna-kolesarova-beatified-in-kosice-with-30000-in-attendance.html2018-09-03





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Kazakhstan last Soviet republic to celebrates Independence Day on Dec Kazakhstan the last Soviet republic to declare independence in 1991 celebrates its Independence Day on DecNeutralPutin hailed Kazakhstan's achievements in the economy society science and technology as well as its contribution to addressing global issues the Kremlin said in a statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/16/c_136831030.htm2017-12-17
Kazakhstan last Soviet republic to celebrates Independence Day Kazakhstan the last Soviet republic to declare independence in 1991 celebrates its Independence Day on Dec. 16.NeutralPutin hailed Kazakhstan's achievements in the economy society science and technology as well as its contribution to addressing global issues the Kremlin said in a statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/16/c_136831030.htm2017-12-17
Ukraine1 1991 Ukraine held referendum 1 1991 Ukraine held a referendum where more than 90 percent of voters supported the country's independence from the former Soviet UnionNeutralAmong three others primary problems to be addressed by the Ukrainian authorities Kravchuk named the widespread corruption the high levels of poverty and the strained security situation.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794160.htm2017-12-02
On Dec.1 1991 Ukraine held a referendum where more than 90 percent of voters supported the country's independence from the former Soviet Union.NeutralAmong three others primary problems to be addressed by the Ukrainian authorities Kravchuk named the widespread corruption the high levels of poverty and the strained security situation.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794160.htm2017-12-02
According to Medvedev Russia's inflation be lower than 3 percent for year 2017 record in postSoviet history. According to Medvedev Russia's inflation is expected to be lower than 3 percent for the year 2017 a record in postSoviet history.NeutralThis is not a huge figure but still a figure that is in line with the average global growth rate in developed countries he said about the expected growth rate.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136791171.htm2017-11-30