The Fifteenth Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union

On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR. The following day, the Supreme Soviet recognized the… read more

On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR. The following day, the Supreme Soviet recognized the collapse of the Soviet Union and disbanded itself. Fifteen years later, a panel of American diplomats and other experts who worked in the Soviet Union and Russia related their recollections of the time, and provided their perspectives on those events and why the Soviet Union collapsed. Other topics included the Communist Party and socialism. After their presentations they responded to audience members' questions. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Stephen F. Cohen Professor New York University->Department of Russian and Slavic Studies
  • James F. Collins Ambassador (Former) United States->Russian Federation
  • Jack F. Matlock Jr. Ambassador (Former) United States->Soviet Union
  • Wayne Merry Chief Political Analyst (Former) Department of State->U.S. Embassy, Moscow
  • Richard Miles Consul General (Former) Department of State->Leningrad
  • Blair Ruble Director Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars->Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
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The Fifteenth Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union

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Program ID:
195809-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 13, 2006
Last Aired:
Oct 11, 2010

Airing Details

  • Dec 13, 2006 | 3:31pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 18, 2006 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 18, 2006 | 11:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 19, 2006 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2006 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2006 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2006 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2010 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 10, 2010 | 4:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2010 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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