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These photos show how crazy May Day used to be during the Cold War

For decades, "International Workers Day" was an opportunity for the Soviet-aligned bloc to show off its military hardware. But now, the Cold War is long over and, unless you're a labor organizer or a communist, May 1st is probably just another day on the calendar.
An abandoned TV tower in Yekaterinburg, Russia collapsing during a controlled demolition on March 24.

Watch Russia demolish a Soviet-era TV tower because it was ‘disfiguring’ a city ahead of the World Cup

The 722-foot building in Yekaterinburg, eastern Russia, crumbled within seconds.
"The Death of Stalin."

Why critics are calling ‘Veep’ creator’s ‘The Death of Stalin’ the ‘funniest’ movie of the year

Critics are widely praising "The Death of Stalin," a political satire of the Soviet government that takes place following the death of dictator Josef Stalin.

These 17 photos show Finland’s brutally cold World War II battle with the Soviet Union

While the Nazi war machine swept over mainland Europe, the Soviet Union launched a frigid attack on its vastly outnumbered neighbor: Finland.

The most bizarre, outlandish documents from the newly released JFK files

The newly released JFK files detail things like Lee Harvey Oswald's activities before the shooting and bizarre tip-offs before Kennedy's and Oswald's deaths.
A Soviet-era nerve agent called Novichok was likely used in the March 2018 attack of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Novichok is a ‘dangerous and sophisticated’ Soviet-era nerve agent — here’s how it works and why it’s so lethal

Novichok, a rare and highly toxic Soviet-era nerve agent, was used to attack former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, UK authorities say.

What it was like in the room when Nazi Germany finally surrendered to end World War II in Europe

On May 8, 1945, the remnants of Nazi Germany's military leadership surrendered to Allied forces, bringing six years of bloodshed to an end.

The president of Azerbaijan picked his wife to be his vice president

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev made his wife the country's second in command.

How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

Amid the chaos and destruction in Germany during the final days of World War II, Soviet forces found other, nonmilitary ways to torment their foes.

Fidel Castro once asked the leader of the Soviet Union to annihilate the US with nuclear weapons

"However harsh and terrible the solution, there would be no other," Castro wrote to Nikita Khrushchev.