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“Soviet Union”

Sep 23, 2015 04:58 AM ET
The former Soviet-occupied territory struggles with an influx of refugees and a difficult economy that's just now coming around. Meanwhile, government interference in the banking system has created distrust within the EU. Will things improve?
Sep 22, 2015 05:11 AM ET
Just half a century ago, the two nations were at odds and on the brink of nuclear war, but today they hold joint military exercises. What's changed?
Sep 2, 2015 01:10 PM ET
Bribery and corruption have become so commonplace in Vladimir Putin's Russia that one economist said it's "not a problem but a business." How did things get so bad?
Aug 25, 2015 09:58 AM ET
A 2015 poll found that more than 80 percent of Russians have negative opinions about the United States. What gives? The answer is wrapped in a long history of tension between the two countries.
Jul 31, 2015 11:52 AM ET
Since its creation in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has had a major influence on international defense and geopolitics. So, with its 28 member countries, how powerful is NATO?
Jul 28, 2015 09:45 AM ET
Ever mindful of their touchy history living under the thumb of the Soviet Union, do the Baltic states have anything to fear from modern-day Russia?
Oct 27, 2014 10:47 AM ET
The news in recent times has been littered with stories of Russian military vehicles -- literally hundreds of times -- venturing into the sovereign territory of other nations. What's motivating the hub of the former Soviet Union to make such moves?
Aug 5, 2014 12:40 PM ET
The Berlin Wall is gone, and so is the Soviet Union. But Russia is still a pretty big country, a country with nukes and, it seems, a bit of an attitude in recent years.