March 22, 1985 |
In another sign of a warming trend in U.S.-Soviet relations, Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige will visit Moscow for the first high-level meeting on trade between the two superpowers since 1978, the Commerce Department said. Baldrige will join Soviet Foreign Trade Minister Nikolai Patolichev in a meeting May 20-21 of the U.S.-USSR Joint Commercial Commission, Commerce Department spokesman B.J. Cooper said. Last Met in 1978 The commission last met in December, 1978.
October 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. presses for a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program, it is getting help from an unlikely ally: Russia. Relations between the two countries have tumbled to a low point this year because of a dispute over Moscow's decision to grant temporary asylum to former National Security Agency contractor and leaker Edward Snowden and long-standing friction between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Analysts say neither side views repairing the overall relationship as a top priority.
March 17, 1992
To the diehard Communists of the Soviet Union, its dissolution late last year after the collapse of socialism not only was a mistake of historic proportions but an unconstitutional seizure of power by radicals. Today, they will attempt to reverse it. Communist hard-liners plan to convene an emergency session of the old Soviet Congress of People's Deputies to challenge the legitimacy of Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's regime.
April 20, 1993
Russians vote Sunday in a climactic referendum called by President Boris N. Yeltsin to decide once and for all whether the people want to be led by him or by the country's more conservative Parliament. Most predictions hold that Yeltsin will easily garner a majority, and voters will overwhelmingly approve early elections for Parliament. But there's a snag.
December 13, 1985 |
French mime Marcel Marceau, 62, flew home from Moscow Wednesday "in robust condition" after undergoing emergency surgery for a perforated stomach ulcer, his spokeswoman said. "He handled the operation and the trip very well," said his press agent, Soyo Graham-Stuart. Soyo said Marceau began hemorrhaging Friday night just before he was to go on stage in Moscow.
November 1, 1987 |
Police are clearing the Soviet capital of criminals and prostitutes ahead of next week's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the youth newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets said Saturday. "The police have entered an active period of preparations ahead of the holiday," a senior Moscow police inspector said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1995
Re "Clinton to Join Yeltsin in Moscow for 50th V-E Day," March 21: Upon hearing that President Clinton has chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow I am concerned. It strikes me as ironic that President Clinton, a representative of the United States, is not spending the anniversary in Great Britain. I think that it is appropriate for Clinton to spend the anniversary with a country that American soldiers died to protect. The comrades and fellow soldiers of Americans were British, not Russian.
January 8, 1991
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, increasingly embattled as he struggles to preserve the union and press ahead with his reforms, faces another tough week when the Supreme Soviet, the country's legislature, begins its new session today. Gorbachev must, in rapid succession, win approval of the 1991 national budget, restructure the government's executive branch, and appoint a prime minister and other officials to lead it--all amid growing criticism from both conservatives and liberals.
March 18, 1985 |
Doing well at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow certainly didn't hurt the career of pianist Van Cliburn. The same can be said--to a much smaller degree--for James Barbagallo. Of course, Cliburn captured the gold medal. And he did it in 1958, when beating the Russians at their own game seemed to mean a lot to Americans. Barbagallo, on the other hand, merely took the bronze in 1982, garnering not a single ticker-tape parade.
August 27, 1992 |
Edward Lee Howard, the only CIA officer to defect to the Soviet Union, returned to Moscow after being pressured to leave Sweden, his attorney said Wednesday. Howard is wanted in the United States on charges of selling to the Soviet KGB secrets that allegedly destroyed the U.S. spy operation in Moscow in the mid-1980s. The information reportedly led to the execution of a Soviet citizen. Howard, 40, came to Sweden as the Soviet Union was collapsing.