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350 years of Putin’s hero, Peter the Great

Peter the Great reformed Russia’s medieval political structure, developed trade and commerce. He established a modernised Russian navy and army....

Laser projection during Bharat Bhagya Vidhata programme

Rewriting History

Interpretations of Indian history took a regressive turn when Company rule ended and Indian administration came directly under the Crown....

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A statue for Subhas Chandra Bose

Though Nehru and Indira Gandhi were great leaders and patriots, they gave scant recognition to Netaji’s role in, and contribution to,...

Victory Day Parade in Moscow

30 years of the dissolution of the Soviet Union

Russia experiences Smutnoye Vremya—Time of Trouble—that periodically occurs in that vast turbulent land until a Bronze Horseman (the poet Pushkin’s...

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India-Russia: 50 years of a landmark treaty

Following are excerpts from a new book, ‘Treaty of Peace, Friendship & Cooperation, 1971 commemorating Indian Russian relations’ by Achala...

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1973-2021: Old sins have long shadows

In early July 1979, President Carter authorized a $500 million ‘covert action’ program to overthrow Afghanistan’s socialist government. CIA named...

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The Indo-Soviet peace treaty crosses half a century

It was the first political treaty India made with another nation. It was in fact a turning point in India’s...

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Afghanistan comes full circle

Afghanistan has been called the graveyard of empires. But now it has become a graveyard for its own people.  ...