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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.

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.

Trump’s right-hand man in the China trade war once rattled Soviet negotiators by smoking an entire box of Cuban cigars in one sitting

Robert Lighthizer is the US Trade Representative and spearhead for President Donald Trump's trade war with China. According to a new profile, Lighthizer smoked an entire box of Cuban cigars in a windowless room to throw off Soviet negotiators during a tense round of talks in the 1980s.

Before he became the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin was a KGB spy — take a look at his early career

Vladimir Putin worked as a KGB officer in East Germany long before becoming the president of Russia. While Putin was on assignment abroad, the USSR fell.
The shuttles were once part of the USSR's plans to take the Cold War into space.

Eerie photos show an abandoned Soviet spacecraft originally built for the Cold War

The Cold War shuttles, both a part of the Buran project, are located inside the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Christine Keeler, photographed in 1963 at the height of the Profumo scandal

How the model at the centre of a Cold War sex scandal helped bring down the British government

Christine Keeler, a teenager catapulted into British history after an affair with the UK's Minister for War, was confirmed dead yesterday by her family.

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.

A Soviet immigrant whose father was killed by the KGB reveals what life was like under Stalin

"For a long time we were hoping to hear from him, but after several years we assumed he had been killed."

Putin resorts to USSR tactics to hide unemployment

“We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us"