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The Bathhouse Plot

The 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt, also known as the August Coup (Russian: Августовский путч, tr. Avgustovsky Putsch “August Push”), was an attempt by members of the Soviet Union’s government to take control of the country from Soviet President and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Background: By the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union was…

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Orange Revolution: This Means War

February 2014 27-28 February: Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in the Crimean capital, Simferopol. Unidentified gunmen in combat uniforms appear outside Crimea’s main airports. Fear and unease in Novo-Ozyorne 1 March 2014: Russia’s parliament approves President Vladimir Putin’s request to use force in Ukraine to protect Russian interests. Image copyrightAFPImage captionUnidentified…

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Power Move

Russian President Vladimir Putin has quickly become one of the most powerful and feared politicians in the world. But he’s had a long climb to the top — he spent years working in Russian intelligence and local politics before becoming the leader of the country. And Putin could become even…

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VIDEO: Parliament brawls around the world

As Julius Malema’s EFF group disrupt the opening of South Africa’s parliament, we look at parliamentary brawls around the world – from throwing eggs to throwing fists. from BBC News – World http://ift.tt/1ouV1YH via Felix Grovit Travel via VIDEO: Parliament brawls around the world — felixgrovit

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Coming up Roses

Rada deputy Oleg Barna removes Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk from the tribune, after presenting him a bouquet of roses, during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, December 11, 2015. Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters from the tribune, after presenting him a bouquet of roses, during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine,…

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