Communism

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the media during his visit to Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Pompeo is in Slovakia on the second leg of a five-nation European tour that began in Hungary and will take him to Poland, Belgium and Iceland. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking on a five-nation tour of Europe, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech at the Freedom Gate memorial in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 12, 2019 - 5:50 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, Pompeo said China and Russia...
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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, center, is pictured next to a scuplture of former US President Ronald Reagan at the Liberty square (Szabadsag) in Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 11, 2019. (Attila Kisbendek/Pool Photo via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 5:06 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is invoking the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin threats to...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 file photo shows a general view of Gdansk seen from the tower of St. Mary's Church, in Gdansk, Poland. The Polish port city of Gdansk, whose mayor died after being stabbed while on stage during a charity fundraiser, is among Poland’s most famous cities due to the key role it played in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the end days of the Cold War. Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 as a result of wounds to his heart and abdomen, was among the many who have called it a city of “freedom of Solidarity,” a reference to the anti-communist movement born in the city’s shipyard in 1980. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
January 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's port city of Gdansk, where the longtime mayor died Monday after being stabbed at a fundraiser, served as the setting for key events in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the Cold War's final days. The movement that played a pivotal...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 file photo shows a general view of Gdansk seen from the tower of St. Mary's Church, in Gdansk, Poland. The Polish port city of Gdansk, whose mayor died after being stabbed while on stage during a charity fundraiser, is among Poland’s most famous cities due to the key role it played in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the end days of the Cold War. Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 as a result of wounds to his heart and abdomen, was among the many who have called it a city of “freedom of Solidarity,” a reference to the anti-communist movement born in the city’s shipyard in 1980. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
January 14, 2019 - 4:33 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's port city of Gdansk, where the longtime mayor died Monday after being stabbed at a fundraiser, served as the setting for key events in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the Cold War's final days. The movement that played a pivotal...
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American photographer Chuck Fishman gestures in front of photos featured in an exhibition of his work, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. A new photo exhibition in Warsaw documents more than 40 years of Jewish life in Poland _ from the 1970s, when it appeared that Jewish life was on the verge of extinction, to an unexpected revival in the years following the fall of communism. The exhibition, “Re-Generation,” features dozens of black-and-white images taken by American photographer Chuck Fishman. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 08, 2018 - 11:03 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn't have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of...
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In this May 2016 photo provided by Spenser Rapone, Rapone raises his left fist while displaying a sign inside his hat that reads "Communism will win," after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. After Rapone, who was already a combat veteran after serving with the First Ranger Battalion in Afghanistan, posted the photos on Facebook, the Army dismissed him with an "other than honorable" discharge. (Courtesy of Spenser Rapone via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 8:42 am
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips his cap to...
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A bronze statue showing German philosopher Karl Marx was unveiled on occasion of the 200th birthday of Marx in Trier, Germany, Saturday, May 5, 2018. The statue was created bY Chinese artist Wu Weishan and is a present of China. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 05, 2018 - 7:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — A larger than life statue of Communist philosopher Karl Marx was unveiled Saturday on the 200th anniversary of his birth in the western German town of Trier. The celebratory uncovering of the 4.4-meter (14-foot) bronze statue of Marx, donated by China, sparked criticism by some who...
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Brochures with a portrait of Karl Marx lie on the floor during a press preview of the exhibition 'Dystopia - For the 200th birthday of Karl Marx' in the art collection of the town museum in Jena, Germany, Friday, May 4, 2018. The exhibition, inspired by the 200th birthday of philosopher and and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx on May 5, 2018, shows artworks of 12 contemporary artists. The exhibition starts on May 5, and last until Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
May 05, 2018 - 5:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — A larger than life statue of Communist philosopher Karl Marx will soon be unveiled on the 200th anniversary of his birth in the western German town of Trier. Saturday's celebratory uncovering of the 4.4-meter (14-foot) statue of Marx, donated by China, has sparked criticism by some...
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April 14, 2018 - 9:55 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian caricaturist Mihai Stanescu, censored for mocking the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, has died at 78. Daiana Stanescu said her father died early Saturday in Bucharest following a long illness. Under communism, Stanescu made fun of Ceausescu's policy of...
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