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Stories with place: Soviet Union
  • Lithuania opens mass trial for 1991 Soviet crackdown 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 3:34 pm

    VILNIUS, Lithuania - A mass trial has started in Lithuania against 65 former Soviet officials charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and other offenses for their roles in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country's quest for independence in 1991.

  • Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 1:08 pm

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a "time bomb" under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government.

  • Czechs honor student who burned himself to death in 1968 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 12:25 pm

    PRAGUE - A memorial has been unveiled in Prague to honor a Charles University student who burned himself to death to protest the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of what was then Czechoslovakia.

  • Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 8:26 am

    VILNIUS, Lithuania - With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians on Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that failed to quash the Baltic country's quest for independence.