The Old Soviet Union Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times
The Death of the Soviet Union Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times
Francis Gary Powers was shot down while piloting a high-altitude U2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960.
Soviet Union and Russian Victory banner
Category: GEOGRAPHY Question: What's the largest country in Europe after the Soviet Union?
Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized a string of provocative moves from the Arctic to the Black Sea in recent months in an attempt to intimidate NATO allies along the border for the old Soviet Union, including Hungary, Romania and Latvia, and boost allies of Moscow living in those countries. (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 1991, file photo, Robert Strauss, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Armed Service Committee. Strauss, a former chairman of the Democratic Party and an ambassador to the Soviet Union, has died. Strauss' law firm confirmed his death Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at age 95. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)