Mikhail Gorbachev — who survived a coup attempt as leader of the USSR — questioned the ‘future fate’ of the US after the January 6 Capitol riot

Former head of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev attends the Victory Day military parade at Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2017. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images Mikhail Gorbachev saw the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot as a dark omen for the US. The events "called into question the future fate of the United […]

When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing

In a far corner of YouTube, gathering cyber dust is a video of a concert in 1985. Although its 22,000 views hint that it’s more significant than a video of your average high school rock band or birthday party, they certainly don’t indicate that what you’re watching is footage of tiny Latvia’s mass defiance of […]

Duma refuses to denounce ‘anti-national’ Gorbachev & Yeltsin for sparking USSR collapse

The Russian State Duma has refused to pass a draft address describing the activities of former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, which led to the fall of the Soviet Union, as “destructive and anti-national.” The rejected address was drafted by the nationalist-populist opposition party, the LDPR. “For the sake of historical justice it’s necessary […]

JFK assassination: What was Lee Harvey Oswald doing in the USSR?

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 07:27 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 07:36 Ahead of the long anticipated release of classified documents regarding President Kennedy’s assassination, RT retraces a significant chapter in the life of the president’s killer – Lee Harvey Oswald’s trip to the Soviet Union. RT’s Ilya Petrenko visited some of the places made […]

When the USSR discovered anti-gravity, and other architectural fantasies

Every time you walk through a city, your experiences are shaped by the minds of hundreds of architects, urban planners, and landscape designers. But sometimes architects yearn to make built environments that are even more creative, and so bizarre that no engineer could ever bring it to fruition. That’s where the annual Fairy Tales Competition […]