Today in History for March 10th

Highlights of Today in History: Alexander Graham Bell successfully tests telephone; James Earl Ray pleads guilty to MLK assassination; Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko dies; Scarsdale Diet author killed; Odd Couple opens on Broadway. (March 10th)

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In Russia, flower sales bloom for International Women’s Day

In the first week of March, crowds line the narrow petal-covered lanes of Moscow’s Rizhsky flower market. Employers from all over the Russian capital rush to the huge hall to buy flowers for their female employees that they will gift to them on March 8, International Women’s Day. A legacy of the Soviet era, March 8 is widely celebrated in Russia where it is a public holiday.

Today in History for February 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin; Samuel Colt patents the revolver; Muhammad Ali becomes world boxing champ; Musician George Harrison born. (Feb. 25)

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Russia marks 30 years since Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

Russian soldiers attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier in Moscow to mark the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. IMAGES of the ceremony

Soviet-Afghanistan veterans march in Moscow for 30th anniversary

Russian veterans march in Moscow to mark the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. A ceremony is held in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Asian country. IMAGES of the march in Moscow

Today in History for February 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies. (Feb. 13)

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Today in History for February 9th

Highlights of this day in history: The Beatles appear on TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan’; Sen. Joseph McCarthy launches his anti-communist crusade; World War II’s Battle of Guadalcanal ends; Soviet leader Yuri Andropov dies; author Alice Walker born. (Feb. 9)

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Ukraine: Former church houses Soviet-era space museum

Inside a traditional Orthodox church topped with a gold cross, instead of icons, visitors can see a lunar rover and the helmet of the first man in space Yuri Gagarin. The 19th-century wooden church in central Ukraine is one of thousands of buildings that were repurposed or simply destroyed during an anti-religion campaign in the Soviet era, and has been the home of the “Space museum” since the 1970s.

Russian Buddhists celebrate new lunar year in Siberia

Braving freezing temperatures of around minus 40 degrees, Russian Buddhists kick off Lunar New Year celebration with prayers and wishes in the Siberian region of Buryatia near the Mongolian border. While the majority of Russia’s population identifies as Orthodox Christian, there are some 900,000 Buddhists living in the border region, as well as further west in the region of Kalmykia on the Caspian Sea. Buddhists, like other religious groups, suffered persecution from the Soviet authorities, but the post-Soviet years have seen a revival, with teachers of Tibetan Buddhism from other countries playing a major role.