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'The Forgotten Road': Ukraine's Military Gains May Deepen Russia's Economic Problems

‘The Forgotten Road’: Ukraine’s Military Gains May Deepen Russia’s Economic Problems

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of heads of SCO member states in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on September 16, 2022. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan | via Reuters The Ukrainian counteroffensive, which has seen swathes of Russian-occupied territory retaken, could exacerbate Russia’s economic woes as international sanctions continue to hit its fortunes. In recent …

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Gorbachev, who changed the course of the 20th century, dies at 91

Gorbachev, who changed the course of the 20th century, dies at 91

MOSCOW (AP) — Before Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union seemed to be an unshakable superpower, perpetually hostile to the United States. Through a series of stunning reforms, Gorbachev changed all that—and redirected the course of the 20th century. Along with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Gorbachev was a key protagonist in a global drama that …

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