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Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

...positions run by al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. Both groups have fighters from the former Soviet Union, including Chechens.Genevieve Casagrande of the Institute of the Study of War, said the airstrike on Talbiseh...
Nation and World
Bomb may have downed Russian jet

...involved," he said.The Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Commission, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said in a statement that information from the Metrojet flight's data recorder had been successfully copied and...
Nation and World
Right whale surveys begin in Gulf of Alaska

...waters, a release stated. Today, after a long legacy of whaling in the 19th century and illegal catches by the former Soviet Union up until the 1960s, only an estimated 30 North Pacific right whales remain. Scientists hope to collect information...
Obama: Critics of Iran nuclear deal 'selling a fantasy'

...was in line with America's long tradition of "strong, principled diplomacy" with adversaries, including the former Soviet Union. He spoke at the same university where John F. Kennedy called for Cold War diplomacy and nuclear disarmament...
Not For Web
Living and Growing: Opening again the box of wisdom

...revitalization of icon painting in the past three decades, I am encouraged. Recall that, for almost 70 years in the former Soviet Union, icons were desecrated and destroyed or sold off. Those fluent in the 'language' of traditional icon painting...
Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...European Union. That would help Putin retain influence in a broad swath of territory encompassing major pieces of the former Soviet Union.Also this year, Putin deftly handled the asylum bid by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden...
Nuke troubles run deep; key officers "burned out"

...was designed to deter the nuclear Armageddon that at times seemed all-too-possible amid a standoff with the former Soviet Union and a relentless race to build more bombs.Today the nuclear threat is no longer prominent among America's security...
This Day in History

...In 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union. In 1995, President Clinton declared he was ready to permit the temporary use of American ground forces in Bosnia...
This Day in History

...In 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union. In 2001, veteran FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded innocent to charges of spying for Moscow. He later changed...
Sprawling Prudhoe Bay's falling oil production reflect trend across U.S.

...independence from. The United States is the world's third-largest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia and the former Soviet Union. But the United States holds less than 2 percent of the world's reserves - the amount left in the ground. Imports...


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