- AP Interview: Gorbachev calls for Ukraine unity Updated: Feb-24-14 11:11 am
- Gorbachev: Ukraine failed to act democratically Updated: Feb-23-14 6:25 am
- Communist party head shows banner at Sochi Games Updated: Feb-22-14 1:23 pm
- Russian praises veterans of war in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-15-14 7:52 am
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - The political turmoil in Ukraine looks like "a real mess," but it is important that the country hold together in the battle for influence between Russia and the West, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Monday.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from the capital after months of protests, stems from its government's failure to act democratically.
SOCHI, Russia - The head of Russia's Communist Party held up a hammer-and-sickle Soviet banner during a flower ceremony at the Winter Olympics, leading to a confrontation with staff over violating Olympic rules that bar political statements at the games.
MOSCOW - Russia's defense minister has praised veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan as "true patriots" as the nation on Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal.