Soviet Union


  • Afghan students 2017-07-17 19:37

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Iran turning Soviet-American wreckage into good, serving Afghans

    “F*** the Russia!” says Baba, father of the protagonist of Khaled Hosseini’s novel “The Kite Runner” and a post-Soviet invasion Afghan refugee in the U.S. The old man is “still adjusting” to American ways, including English language.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev 2017-01-28 02:54

    By Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev was the president of the Soviet Union

    'It all looks as if the world is preparing for war'

    The world today is overwhelmed with problems. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.

  • کاظم سیدعلیخانی 2017-01-08 15:48

    Former Persepolis defender Seyed Alikhani passes away

    Former Persepolis defender Kazem Seyed Alikhani died at the age of 62 in Tehran on Sunday.

  • Gorbachev 2017-01-03 04:08

    By Eric Walberg

    Glasnost 1988: Historic moment for Iran and Russia

    On January 1, 1988, just a year and a half before he passed away on June 3, 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini made a historic move, reaching out the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in a gesture of anti-imperialist solidarity, despite the long hiatus in relations with communist Russia. This was at a time of war against Iraq and continued subversion of Iran by the U.S. and Israel. He sent President Gorbachev his only written message to a foreign leader.

  • Fall of Berlin Wall 2016-12-29 08:33

    By Priit Vesilind

    25 years on, collapse of Soviet Union still brings cheers—and tears

    The USSR was officially dissolved on December 26, 1991. A veteran National Geographic writer reflects on events that must never be forgotten.