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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

Mikhail Gorbachev.  AP file  Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

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 »