Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well.
Solutions will be hard to find Tuesday when Gulf monarchs hold their annual summit in a region threatened by jihadists and a war in Yemen that has raised tensions with Iran.
Scottish nationalists are on course to make historic gains in Thursday's general election and win unprecedented influence in Westminster, ironically energized by their defeat in last year's independence referendum.
A quarter of a century ago then-British Prime Minister John Major spoke of forging a "classless" society, yet Britons appear peculiarly wedded to their tribal identities.
The birth of a princess on Saturday demonstrated the enduring strength of Britain's rulers, consolidating four generations of a family now more popular than ever, but cannot hide the weaknesses of an aging institution.
Jordan's authorization of a breakaway wing of the Muslim Brotherhood has sent tensions soaring between the decades-old organization and the government, accused of exploiting the rift to weaken the kingdom's main opposition force.
The Myanmar soldier, wearing his crisp green uniform, rifles through a box of T-shirts for a souvenir of his time in the country's fledgling legislature -- a deeply controversial position in the former junta-run nation on the cusp of key elections.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to cancel his first overseas visit was probably prompted more by concerns about image control than any threat of domestic instability, analysts said Friday.
Gamblers are reveling in Britain's knife-edge general election, betting record amounts of money on the race to take 10 Downing Street.
He fought alongside the Nazis, then against them. He tried to drive the Soviets out of his native Ukraine, and spent 11 years in a prison camp in Russia.