Pavlovsky became the ultimate insider – until he fell out with the boss he had helped make all-powerful.
Russia is walking away from the last remaining treaty designed to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
A historian counters the popular view that the 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall set in motion talks to end apartheid. The process was unstoppable by then.
The death of the last leader of the Soviet Union brought tributes, largely from the west. But his real legacy has been misunderstood.
Ramaphosa’s presidency has been dogged by several controversies related to his business interests.
The global realignment triggered by the end of the Cold War and Gorbachev’s reforms ushered in a period of transition on the African continent.
For over a decade, Putin has been systematically destroying Gorbachev’s historic achievements.
Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Glasnost was hailed as one of the Soviet leader’s great achievements. But it was a fragile freedom and soon overturned by Vladimir Putin.
Gorbachev failed in his two main aims: to hold togteher a reformed Soviet Union and cement its place in a new world order.
The INF treaty signed by Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan prohibited medium-range missiles.
While Mikhail Gorbachev was feted in the West — he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 — he was widely despised in Russia by those both mourning and celebrating the end of Soviet power.
External changes, including the end of the Cold War, helped lead to the ending of apartheid. Gorbachev played a major role in that process.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev played a significant role in bringing down the wall between eastern and western Europe.
Mikhail Gorbachev died at 91 on Aug. 30, 2022. A historian of the Soviet era assesses his impact and the consequences of his failed attempts to reform state socialism.
Monica Attard witnessed the death throes of the USSR – and the birth of a brave new world – as the ABC’s Russia foreign correspondent. In 2022, a return to an Orwellian regime looms.
Like other tragic reformers in history, Gorbachev’s chief legacy is to remind us about what might have been, rather than what subsequently transpired.
Russia is raising the stakes with upgraded ballistic missiles and blood-curdling threats from the Kremlin
Those placing their faith in sanctions to turn Russians against the war in Ukraine know little about the country, its history and people, write two scholars who have studied Russian culture.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats have the world on edge, but so far, long-standing arms control measures have helped keep the situation from getting out of control.