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Latvia’s former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets

People walk past the 'Stura maja' or 'Corner house', the former headquarters of the Soviet KGB in Riga, Latvia, on July 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ILMARS ZNOTINS

The “House on the Corner” was one of the most feared places in Latvia during Soviet times, but now people are flocking to the former KGB headquarters in the capital Riga, keen to uncover its dark secrets.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Back in the USSR? Key Soviet document is missing

This Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1991 file photo shows Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev talking before the Congress of People's Deputies during a debate on his proposal to transform the Soviet Union into a confederation of sovereign states in Moscow. Former Belarusian leader Stanislav Shushkevich says a historic document that proclaimed the death of the Soviet Union is missing from archives. Officials with Belarus' government and the Russia-dominated alliance of ex-Soviet nations confirmed late Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, they only have copies. AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File

The powerful Soviet Union may still exist after all — at least on paper.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gorbachev ‘unhappy’ with Russia, 20 years on

The Soviet Union’s last leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday expressed sadness that Russia was “going backwards,” two decades after the coup that precipitated the collapse of the USSR.

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »