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Rajiv regarded Pakistan as 'strategic buffer' against USSR: Report

Contradicting perceived proximity to the Soviet Union in the Cold War era, India under the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had toyed with the idea of supporting anti-Russian civilian groups in......

Cuba came close to owning 100 N-bombs after 1962 crisis

The Soviet Union had secretly planned to leave over 100 nuclear weapons in Cuba after the end of the Cuban missile crisis but were so scared by Fidel Castro's instability that they made up a law to......

Chinese daily questions extravagance over space adventures

As a Chinese spacecraft was put on its path to attempt the country's first docking mission, a feat achieved by Soviet Union years back, questions were raised about its relevance and whether it was......

Revitalise Indo-Russian ties faster: Indologist

Admitting that Russia's relations with India have not "developed properly" after the breakup of the Soviet Union, a Russian indologist has called for a proactive approach with focus on cooperation......

When USSR threatened to take Pak's 'eyes out'

The Soviet Union had warned Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s that it would take Pakistan's 'eyes out' if it looked at India in an inimical manner. The then Soviet......

Food Bill: Lessons India should have learnt from Soviet Union

By throwing food at poverty that is result of faulty economics and lack of jobs, one is only trying to suicidal path says Colonel (retd) Anil Athale. Right at the outset the author wishes to......

Russia bids to become a tech tiger

It has been fifty years since the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, proving to an astonished world that the Russians could beat the West at its own scientific game. Now a vastly different Russia is......

What America must do to compete with 'Chindia'

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Americans could reasonably dream of a world dominated by a single superpower: the US. No longer. The rapid transformation of China into an economic......

India, China tap major global demands

With China and India joining the global trading market and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, most of the world's productivity is being tapped by these two countries to satisfy the global......

Celebrities & Advertising

Celebrities & AdvertisingWhat is common to tennis ace Pete Sampras and the former Soviet Union leader, Mikhail Gorbachev? Take the Rediff Biz Quiz and find out how much you know about celebrities......

Sochi Olympics: Criticism of Games reflects 'Cold War' mentality, says Putin

Western criticism of Russia's Winter Olympics was reminiscent of Cold War ambitions to hold the Soviet Union back, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, despite signs that the world was warming......

Soccer legend Maradona mourns 'second father' Castro

IMAGE: Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) and Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona play with a ball during an interview in La Havana, in this October 26, 2005 file photo. Photograph: Canal......

Soccer legend Maradona mourns 'second father' Castro

IMAGE: Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) and Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona play with a ball during an interview in La Havana, in this October 26, 2005 file photo. Photograph: Canal......

World Chess Championship officials sue to stop pirating of match

Organizers of the World Chess Championship sued on Monday to block a trio of website operators from broadcasting chess moves at the November 11-30 match in New York, which is expected to draw......

Virtual Reality: Chess organisers tap smartphone generation

IMAGE: Magnus Carlsen (right) and Viswanathan Anand compete at the 2014 World Chess Championship. Photograph: FIDE World Chess Championship Fans tuning in to the 2016 World Chess Championship from......
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Putin's Pipeline Politics In Focus As EU Seeks To Cut Dependence

(Bloomberg) -- The first chill of Europe's winter has barely descended and Brussels is turning to pipeline politics. European Union energy... ...

http://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2016/12/05/putin-s-pipeline-politics-in-focus-as-eu-seeks-to-cut-dependence
China- an example of how to lose friends and influence countries

08:19 IST Hong Kong [China], Dec. 6 ( ANI ): It was John Lydgate, a 15th century poet monk, who said, "You can please some of the people all of... ...

http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail-NA/MjkwMjI1/china-an-example-of-how-to-lose-friends-and-influence-countries.html
Modi Completes Half-Way Mark In Silence That's Telling

Modi crossed the half-way mark of his term. No one seems to have noticed it. Compared to the hoo-ha over his completion of 100 days, then one year,... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/modi-completes-half-way-mark-in-silence-thats-telling-1634018
Aleppo's fall would be win for Russia, defeat for U.S. in Mideast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-backed moderate rebels' loss of the eastern half of Syria's largest city Aleppo to Russian-backed government forces... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/aleppos-fall-win-russia-defeat-u-mideast-001037214.html
Writing a new Pakistan playbook

The time has come for India to define the nature and scope of its conflict with Pakistan. We should do so before it defines us and perpetuates the... ...

https://kashmirobserver.net/2016/opinions/writing-new-pakistan-playbook-12611

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