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Historian claims Stalin was poisoned

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Russian historian claims the Kremlin archive holds documents proving Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was poisoned.

Ukraine: 1933 famine was genocide

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko wants the world to recognize the famine that killed one-quarter of the population as Soviet-sponsored genocide.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 255h day of 2005 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2005 with 148 to follow.
By United Press International

Mexico: Trotsky murder weapon reappears?

MEXICO CITY, June 17 (UPI) -- The murder weapon that was buried in the forehead of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky may have turned up after 65 years.

Russians think Stalin was a positive force

MOSCOW, March 4 (UPI) -- Joseph Stalin, head of the ex-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, is considered by 50 percent of Russians as playing a positive role in Russia's history.

Russian MPs ordered to learn anthem

MOSCOW, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- As Russia tries to sort out its patriotic symbols, members of parliament have been given a short deadline to learn the current words of the national anthem.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2004 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2004 with 148 to follow.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

About 2,000 motorcycles rolled through the 23rd annual motorcycle blessing in Hamburg, N.Y., by Father Butch.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

The way to a woman's heart is with a mop and bucket or maybe a broom, according to a study by vacuum-maker Eureka.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Poll: Putin best Russian leader since czar

MOSCOW, March 8 (UPI) -- Russians have named President Vladimir Putin their best leader since the time of the czars, the Rosbalt news agency reported Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2003 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2003 with 148 to follow.
By United Press International

Author: Stalin wanted to kill John Wayne

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A new John Wayne biography published in Britain says Joseph Stalin ordered the KGB to assassinate Wayne because of his anti-communist rhetoric.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

A New York City police officer was saved by his gun even though it never left his holster.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Commentary: Gareth Jones, hero of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- What can you expect if you fearlessly expose the systematic, genocidal murder of 10 million people?
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Commentary: No dancing in Iraq yet

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- This article is part of a continuing series on public opinion about the war.
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Washington Agenda-Federal

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Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of two wrap-ups for Sept. 25.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2001 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

Alternate History: 1943-A road not taken-1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- This is an essay in alternate history, to suggest how, had random factors fallen differently, Britain's history in the gloomy 1945-79 period could have been ver
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2002 with 148 to follow.
By United Press International

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

A Blast from the Past

The Berlin Airlift began on this date in 1948. The Soviet Union, challenging the West's right to access to Berlin, blockaded the western zones of the divided German city. The West had to airlift supplies to the 2 million people living there. The Berlin Ai
By United Press International
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