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Watch: Kremlin spokesman says Gorbachev was wrong about the West

Dmitry Peskov said the former leader believed in a period of 'eternal peace' between the West and the 'new Soviet Union'.

Watch: Kremlin spokesman says Gorbachev was wrong about the Westplayer

Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Union and his foreign policy led to the end of the Cold War in 1991.

Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

Latvia demolishes Soviet statue commemorating victory over Nazis

Concrete obelisk commemorating Soviet victory over Nazis during World War II taken down as response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Latvia demolishes Soviet statue commemorating victory over Nazis

Former Refusenik Ida Nudel passes away

Activist who fought to move from Soviet Union to Israel for 16 years passes away at age of 90.

Former Refusenik Ida Nudel passes away

'Sick to my stomach' - widow of 9/11 hero killed in Afghanistan

A couple who fled Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion and returned to help rebuild the country say they're heartbroken by the withdrawal.

'Sick to my stomach' - widow of 9/11 hero killed in Afghanistanplayer

Russian-Israeli billionaire sues UK journalist over Putin book

Roman Abramovich alleges he was defamed in a book chronicling Vladimir Putin's rise to power after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Russian-Israeli billionaire sues UK journalist over Putin book

Russian President Putin: U.S. bound to falter, going the way of USSR

During televised message, Russian President Putin warns that the US has made too many mistakes and is headed the way of the former empire.

Putin: U.S. going the way of USSRplayer

No ceasefire in Palestinian anti-Americanism

Palestinian leaders have consistently embraced America’s foes—from the Soviet Union to Iran. And that is only part of it. Op-ed.

No ceasefire in Palestinian anti-Americanism

TYT Network: “Israel has a stranglehold on our government and media”

TYT Network: “Israel has a stranglehold on our government and media”

Man who saved world from nuclear war in 1983 passes away

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet officer who prevented nuclear attack on the US in 1983, passes away at age of 77.

Man who saved world from nuclear war in 1983 passes away

Raoul Wallenberg's family sues Russian government

Moscow court discusses Wallenberg family request to open KGB archives to reveal man's fate who saved thousands of Jews during Holocaust.

Raoul Wallenberg's family sues Russian government

Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

Pinchus Kahanovich, Jewish writer and anti-fascist resistance fighter, perished in Soviet camp for political prisoners.

Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

Soviet-era monument to victims of Nazi atrocities is one of the largest such monuments in the world, the size of 10 football fields.

This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

65 years later, Soviet officer faces prosecution in Ukraine

Ukraine prosecutors open murder investigation against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer.

65 years later, Soviet officer faces prosecution in Ukraine

Jews with Russian heritage protest Trump's planned refugee ban

American Jews with roots in former Soviet Union sign petition protesting Trump plan to block Muslim refugees.

Jews with Russian heritage protest Trump's planned refugee ban

Report: Abbas was a K.G.B. agent

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was a K.G.B. agent, according to an exclusive report from Israel's Channel 1.

Report: Abbas was a K.G.B. agent

Did the Soviets deliver nukes to Egypt in 1973?

United States went on high alert in October 1973 because of intelligence indicating that the Soviet Union was delivering nukes to Egypt.

Did the Soviets deliver nukes to Egypt in 1973?

Holocaust hero Wallenberg executed by Soviets

KGB chief's journal reveals fate of Swedish diplomat instrumental in saving thousands of Jews from Holocaust.

Holocaust hero Wallenberg executed by Soviets, diaries show

Natan Sharansky marks 30 years

30 years after making Aliyah, former Prisoner of Zion speaks about Soviet Jewry's rediscovery of their Jewish identity and 'enormous power.'

Sharansky marks 30 years: No power can stand against usplayer

Anti-Zionism in the Post-War USSR and Today's Russia

Anti-Zionism in the Post-War USSR and Today's Russia

Wife of Knesset Speaker Edelstein Passes Away

Tatiana Edelstein, aliyah activist, Hebrew teacher and engineer, passes away at 63 from serious illness.

Wife of Knesset Speaker Edelstein Passes Away

Abbas In Russia To Sign Energy Deal

Abbas meets Russian PM and president to sign $1 billion natural gas project in Gaza, hails Russian 'friends of Palestine.'

Abbas In Russia To Sign Energy Deal

New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films

"Nearly three million people, were murdered on the territory of the Soviet Union and it’s just not part of the popular public imagination"

New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films

‘How Can the Left Admire Stalin?’

“Stalin, like Hitler, was one of the greatest murderers of all time,” he said.

‘How Can the Left Admire Stalin?’

Hundreds of Former Soviet Jews Celebrate Heritage

Hundreds of Jews have gathered in the former Soviet republic of Moldova to celebrate the Jewish heritage of the former Soviet countries.

Hundreds of Former Soviet Jews Gather to Celebrate Heritage

Edelstein Marks 25 Years Since Prison Release

Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein held a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of his release from a Soviet prison.

Minister Edelstein Marks 25 Years Since Prison Releaseplayer

FSU Dissident Yelena Bonner, 88

Former Jewish Soviet Union dissident Yelena Bonner has died in a Boston hospital at the age of 88.

Soviet Dissident Yelena Bonner Dead at 88

Postmodern cultural totalitarianism has changed the very nature of man

Postmodern cultural totalitarianism has changed the very nature of man