Named after the cities and rivers of the USSR, Moscow’s Soviet-era cinemas are getting a glossy make-over in a programme backed by authorities but criticised by some as being insensitive to their historical legacy.
(21 Jul 2018) A colourful parade of classic cars took place in Moscow on Saturday morning. The parade, which was followed by a rally through central Moscow, was in its fifth edition and as many as 133 crews driving classic Soviet-era cars participated. (July 21)
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Drone footage captures the last Soviet military nuclear base in Latvia, outside of Gulbene, ahead of its demolition. The mainly underground, nine storey Dvina R-12 base is equipped with a nuclear-proof bunker system. The work on dismantling the four bunkers, each 32 metre (104.9 feet) deep along with a command and control centre for launching nuclear missiles, has already begun.
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pro-Russia fighters withdraw military equipment from Ukraine, Nepalese protesters want to become a Hindu nation, Lithuania removes its last Soviet-era statues, and the US embassy in Havana reopens after more than 50 years.
Pro-Russia Forces Pull Back Equipment From Frontlines
Rebels said they withdrew five tanks and 77 armored personnel carriers.
Protesters Demand Hindu Nation
Nepal was declared a secular republic after its centuries-old monarchy was abolished in 2008.
Last Soviet-Era Statues Removed
It’s a controversial demolition job since Lithuania is facing new tensions with its neighbor Russia.
U.S. Reopens Embassy in Havana
The new diplomatic mission will help companies invest and pave the way for more American tourists.
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