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Czechs turn Soviet nuclear warhead depot into Iron Curtain museum

MISOV, Czech Republic (Reuters) - A former secret Soviet nuclear warhead shelter in the Czech Republic is being turned into a museum inviting visitors to learn about the Cold War atomic race. Full story

Moldovan parliament passes vote of no confidence in Filat government

CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldova's parliament on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Vlad Filat's government after weeks of feuding within the three-party pro-Europe coalition which has governed the former Soviet republic for more than three years. Full story

Solidarity hero Lech Walesa

  An electrician by trade, Lech Walesa formed the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. As president of Poland, he oversaw the country's post-communist transformation.

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  From the Archives: The Cuban Missile Crisis

October 22, 1962: President John F. Kennedy addressed the American people on the Soviet arms buildup in Cuba.

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