- Lithuania opens mass trial for 1991 Soviet crackdown Updated: Jan-27-16 3:34 pm
VILNIUS, Lithuania - A mass trial has started in Lithuania against 65 former Soviet officials charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and other offenses for their roles in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country's quest for independence in 1991.
- Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin Updated: Jan-25-16 1:08 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a "time bomb" under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government.
- Czechs honor student who burned himself to death in 1968 Updated: Jan-16-16 12:25 pm
PRAGUE - A memorial has been unveiled in Prague to honor a Charles University student who burned himself to death to protest the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of what was then Czechoslovakia.