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Mikhail Gorbachev hails Crimea annexation to Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev hails Crimea annexation to Russia

March 18 (UPI) -- Former Soviet President Mikhail Gobachev said Crimea annexation to Russia corrects Soviet-era mistake.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 13, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
By United Press International
Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Last week's geopolitical guidance to politicians was "Don't lose wars." This week's advice is "Don't reinvent Russian bears and Chinese dragons."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Did Russian missile tests violate 1987 treaty with Soviet Union?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russian missile tests may have violated the treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, U.S. officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
By United Press International
Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The openly gay actor joined calls for Russia to change its recently enacted laws against public displays of “homosexual propaganda” to minors.
Kate Stanton

Putin's sad record

PARIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Mikhail Gorbachev did not understand the old Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin did not understand the new Russia. Vladimir Putin understands both and has cold-bloodedly promoted the re-emergence of some of least savory features of each one.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Larry Speakes, Reagan's spokesman, dies

CLEVELAND, Miss., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Speakes, who served as U.S. President Ronald Reagan's deputy press secretary and chief spokesman for six years, has died. He was 74.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
Poll: At same point in term, Nixon approval rating higher than Obama

Poll: At same point in term, Nixon approval rating higher than Obama

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- At the same point in his second term, President Nixon had better job approval ratings than President Obama, a Harris Poll released Friday indicted.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Mourning for America

Mourning for America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Without presidential leadership, the United States is in grave trouble. But who will listen? And who will lead?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

China's worried elites

PARIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Not since Mikhail Gorbachev began speaking of 'Glasnost' and 'Perestroika' has there been such a ferment among policy intellectuals.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
By United Press International

Protesters arrested after opposition figure convicted of embezzlement

KIROV, Russia, July 18 (UPI) -- Two protesters in Kirov, Russia, were arrested following the conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on embezzlement charges, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
By United Press International

Probe begun into Russian TV host's death; body found in apartment

MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) -- Russian investigators said they were looking into the death of a television host who once investigated a coup attempt against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Obama calls for reduction in nuclear arsenals

Obama calls for reduction in nuclear arsenals

BERLIN, June 19 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, speaking at Berlin's symbolic Brandenburg Gate, called for a reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles by as much as a third.
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