Biden Meets Exiled Belarusian Opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya – Bloomberg

President Joe Biden met the exiled opposition leader of Belarus, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, at the White House Wednesday as the post-Soviet nation is swept by a new round of crackdowns against the opposition, media and civil society.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-28/biden-meets-exiled-belarusian-opposition-leader-to-show-support

Stars and Stripes – Monuments and military hardware gain unexpected second lives

Across Europe, monuments, military infrastructure and cold war relics have been given a second life, often with interesting consequences.
— Read on www.stripes.com/living/europe_travel/travel_blog/2021-07-27/karen-bradbury-europe-traveler-blog-2161151.html

Teaching critical race theory isn’t ‘indoctrination.’ Glorifying Stalin is. – The Washington Post

I worked in Cuba and Russia, where schools deny unpleasant history. Do we want to be like them?
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/07/23/critical-race-theory-indoctrination-cuba-russia/

Space tourism: How the collapse of the Soviet Union aided the birth of paid space travel – The Washington Post

Western billionaires may be taking the lead now, but it was a cash-strapped Russian space agency that opened the door.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/20/space-tourists-russia-soviet/

A Century After His Birth, Dissident Sakharov Divides Opinion – The Moscow Times

The father of the Soviet bomb is sometimes publicly lauded, but his pro-democratic convictions are increasingly glossed over and opposed by the authorities.
— Read on www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/06/02/a-century-after-his-birth-dissident-sakharov-divides-opinion-a74086

Alex Kokcharov on Twitter: “This was reportedly filmed on 10 April in #Luhansk, east #Ukraine, controlled by LPR, the #Russia|n proxies in the Donbas conflict zone: https://t.co/L1XsveVLnx” / Twitter

Alex Kokcharov on Twitter: “This was reportedly filmed on 10 April in #Luhansk, east #Ukraine, controlled by LPR, the #Russia|n proxies in the Donbas conflict zone: https://t.co/L1XsveVLnx” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/alexkokcharov/status/1381172741521440768

Opinion | Putin again threatens war with Ukraine. The West must be ready to respond. – The Washington Post

The recent diplomatic flurry may not deter the Russian president.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/putin-again-threatens-war-with-ukraine-the-west-must-be-ready-to-respond/2021/04/08/7f292d8e-96f4-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html

Documents of the first astronauts of the USSR appear

Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense / RT. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight into space, The Russian Ministry of Defense
— Read on www.smallcapnews.co.uk/documents-of-the-first-astronauts-of-the-ussr-appear/

The Day Soviet Aircraft Attacked American Pilots | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine

Seventy years ago, the Korean War changed the day American pilots had to face the Soviet’s MiG-15; one is held by the National Air and Space Museum
— Read on www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/seventy-years-ago-soviet-mig-15s-attacked-american-pilots-180977440/

Possessions of designer Korolev handed over to Kazan Museum of Soviet Life — RealnoeVremya.com

Possessions of designer Sergey Korolev handed over to Kazan Museum of Soviet Life
— Read on m.realnoevremya.com/articles/5397-possessions-of-designer-korolev-handed-over-to-kazan-museum-of-soviet-life