Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicSoviet Union

Topic: Soviet Union

Mikhail Gorbachev was a rare case of ‘revolution from above’

Hailed in the West as a liberator of his people, he increasingly became despised within Russia for destroying the Soviet Union and dismantling a great power.

3 cheers for INS Vikrant & 3 questions for India’s leadership on naval doctrine

INS Vikrant is reason to celebrate. But does India need aircraft carriers? What kind & how many? What kind of firepower should India field & where will it come from?

Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet President who ended the Cold War, dies at 91

Gorbachev was the last leader of the United Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He died Tuesday, after a serious and long illness.

US-China rivalry not the same as US-Soviet. What India needs to watch out

In addition to direct Chinese military pressure in both the Himalayas and in the seas, New Delhi will have to worry about a possible Chinese hegemony over Asia.

3 ways to look at Russia-Ukraine war — starting with ‘Bad’ Putin

Russian President’s ambitions may come unstuck, but Mackinder’s 1904 theory of the globe comprising 2 parts in need of a buffer zone, and the larger ideological challenge, remain.

Missiles, malfunctions, nuke myths: Lessons for India, Pakistan from BrahMos mistake

The models for protocols to mitigate nuclear-war risks exist. India and Pakistan must engage in a meaningful conversation needed to learn from the Mian Channu experience.

Not 1st time India abstained in vote against Russia. It’s about Delhi’s own security interests

India took its traditional stance on resolution against Russia’s ‘aggression’. It stems from a historical grudge against Western and UNSC actions on matters affecting India’s security.

Shastri-Ayub Tashkent pact ended 1965 War. And brought Russia into South Asian politics

The Tashkent pact set the stage for Indian and Pakistani militaries to start withdrawing troops. Those days, tough negotiations could still end with a game of golf.

The fall of USSR – When journalists truly wrote the first draft of history

Thirty years on, a former Moscow correspondent reflects on the end of the USSR.

Who do we blame for today’s intense corporate workplace culture? A Soviet miner

Alexei Stakhanov even made the cover of Time magazine in 1935 as the figurehead of a new workers’ movement dedicated to increasing production.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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