In 1941, two small Malyutka vessels dropped off radar while on duty in Russia's Far East.
The U.S. plotted to expel Palestinians fighting Israel in Lebanon and resettle them in Egypt, but Hosni Mubarak demanded an independent state.
Long before becoming president of Russia, Putin was a KGB agent.
The BK-31 vessel, sunk during the most critical stage of the Nazi siege, shows how close Stalingrad came to defeat during one of the war’s bloodiest battles.
The Bolsheviks took power in October 1917. A century later, because of their own doing, their revolution's centennial comes in November.
Most Russians, Putin's predecessors and Lenin's own wife wanted the revolutionary leader buried—yet his embalmed body is still in its mausoleum.
Picked up from the streets of Moscow, Laika had just weeks of preparation for a groundbreaking and tragic journey that gave the Kremlin the lead in the space race.
The Kremlin has glorified the Soviet Union, but it certainly doesn’t want to celebrate overthrowing governments by force.
Oswald met with a KGB agent and called and wrote to Soviet diplomatic missions, the new files show, but Moscow insisted he was "mentally unstable."
Russia blames Western powers for their "betrayal" of Europe in signing the 1938 Munich Agreement that allowed the Nazis to take Czechoslovakia.
A Russian senator has even suggested that Polish politicians in favor of the law should be placed under sanctions.
Should Moscow pay Vilnius, or Vilnius pay Moscow, for World War II?
Ukraine's general prosecutor said it will charge Stalin and Lavrenti Beria over 70-year-old crimes, and is still investigating the mass starvation of 1932-33.
Antoni Macierewicz delivered a speech commemorating the end of World War II in Europe.
Independent polls have also found that nearly a majority of Russians find kind words to say about Stalin.
The Kremlin has called for initiatives at home and abroad to spread Russian history, particularly regarding its role in World War II and defeating the Nazis.
Polls show the majority of Russians want Lenin buried but will Putin listen?
President Vladimir Putin has previously been critical of the Soviet state's founder, but Russians don't seem to agree.