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Pilot found alive 30 years after shot down in Afghanistan

MOSCOW: A Russian pilot who was missing presumed dead after his plane was shot down three decades ago during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan has been found alive and wants to come home, Russian military veterans said Friday. "He is still alive. It's very astonishing. Now he needs help," the head of the paratroopers' union Valery Vostrotin told RIA Novosti state news agency. Vostrotin, who heads the Russian side of a Russian-US joint commission on prisoners-of-war and soldiers missing in action, declined to name the…

Five things to know about Lenin’s mummified body

Almost 94 years after his death and a quarter century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin's mummified body continues to be displayed in a mausoleum on Red Square in Moscow. Though the question of what to do about Lenin's body comes up regularly in Russia, authorities have so far been reluctant to remove the corpse. Here is what you need to know about the body of the first Soviet leader. The Mausoleum When Lenin died in January 1924, Soviet authorities organised a competition for artists to build a…

Pakistan wants better ties with US, says Fatemi

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has said that Pakistan wants better bilateral relations with the United States, ARY News reported. He made the statement during an interview to an American newspaper. Fatemi said that Pakistan paid a heavy price for making American mission successful in the region. He added that Donald Trump's team is well-aware of Pakistan's sacrifices in the war against terrorism. "Pakistan assisted United States in evacuating Soviet Union…

Top Five Most Notable Revolutions of the World

As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are making the youth jump on their revolution and freedom from corrupt autocratic rule bandwagon in Pakistan. The debate about what is actually a revolution is on the rise in the country.