Tag archive for ‘Soviet Union’
Ronen Bergman On Friday, November 4th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia

The Soviet navy’s reconnaissance ship Kursograf was speeding through the waves on a moonless night in March 1970, making its way to the rendezvous point. Two weeks earlier, Marshal Dmitry Ustinov, More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: An aliyah of agents (Part 5 of 5)

It was June 18, 1967, shortly after 5pm. The last of the Russian diplomatic personnel had left the embassy building in Ramat Gan and minutes later, the Shin Bet stormed in. “The Russians took everything, More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Leaking thousands of documents (Part 1 of 5)

No one seemed to suspect the mustachioed elderly man walking on the streets of a capital in the Baltics, towards the British Embassy’s gates. Years of skillfully concealing his feelings successfully More...

Vered Weiss On Monday, July 13th, 2015

14 Year Old Israeli Girl Sofia Mechetner Is the New Face of Christian Dior

– – Watch out Bar Refaeli! You’ve got competition for being the hottest thing to ever come out of Israel. Sofia Mechetner is already the new face of Christian Dior and she is only 14 years More...

S.M. Lightening On Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Brett Ratner to Produce Mezrich’s Yarn About Warring Oligarchs Berezovsky and Abramovich

Warner Bros. and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment are developing a film based on Ben Mezrich’s book “Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs — A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, More...

Yulia Tymoshenko On Thursday, February 19th, 2015

former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko: Can Minsk 2.0 Save Ukraine?

The new ceasefire agreement for Ukraine was signed in Minsk almost one year to the day after Russian troops – their faces masked, their military insignias removed – invaded Crimea. In the interim, thousands More...

Eli Horn On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Russian Lawmakers May Push for $4.56 Trillion in War Reparations from Germany

A group of Russian parliamentarians plans to lay the groundwork for a possible reparations lawsuit against Germany, claiming that the German government barely provided any compensation for the devastation More...

Eli Horn On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Mikhail Fridman Says Era of Lower Oil Prices Has Begun

Although some analysts believe it is only a matter of time until oil prices rebound, billionaire Mikhail Fridman, one of the richest men in Russia, believes that low prices are here to stay. “While many More...

Daniel Gros On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Director of the Center for European Policy Studies, Daniel Gros: The Russian Threat Runs Out of Fuel

For Europe, the defining event of 2014 was Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. The Kremlin’s actions directly challenged key principles that have More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Dimitry Salita Signs Olympian from Ecuador on Star of David Team

The Orthodox Jewish boxer from Odessa Dimitry Salita has signed on Olympian and Pan American gold medalist, Ytaleo Perea from Ecuador to his Star of David Promotions team, as reported by World Boxing News. More...

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