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    Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space

    On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, securing a victory for the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. A panel of scholars discussed the legacy of Mr.…

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    Reagan, Moscow and the 1980s Cold War

    Duke University History and Public Policy Professor Simon Miles participated in a discussion of his book, Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the…

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    Anatoly Dobrynin and Cold War Diplomacy

    Scholars and diplomats discussed the legacy of former Soviet ambassador to the United States Anatoly Dobrynin on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Mr. Dobrynin served in Washington from…

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    Détente and U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1969-1985

    Author Stephan Kieninger discussed the thawing of Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, and the role played by key…

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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Shultz and Presidents Reagan and…

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    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 collapse of the Soviet Union and disbanded itself. Fifteen…

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    The Chief Culprit

    Victor Suvorov, author of The Chief Culprit: Stalin’s Grand Design to Start WWII (Naval Institute Press; November 14, 2008), talked about his book. He contends that Stalin intended to use…

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    Of Spies and Spokesmen

    Nicholas Daniloff talked about his book, Of Spies and Spokesmen: My Life as a Cold War Correspondent, published by the University of Missouri Press. Of Spies and Spokesmen recounted Mr.…

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    The Main Enemy: The CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

    Milton Bearden and James Risen discussed the book they co-wrote The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB, published by Random House. Based on interviews with operatives from both sides,…

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    The Wall is Yet to Fall

    Former President Gorbachev talked about his global priorities for the 21st century. He focused on the continued need for globalization, solving the environmental crisis, and building a new…

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    The "New Europe"

    Robin Laird, researcher for the Institute for Defense Analysis, discussed the “New Europe” following the breakup of the Soviet Union and the unification of Germany in a seminar sponsored by…

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    The Supreme Soviet in Transition

    Professor Thomas Remington, a political science professor at Emory University, presented a lecture on how the coup in the Soviet Union affected political institutions within the Soviet…

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    Impact of the Gulf Crisis on Soviet Policy

    Ms. Golan discussed the effect of the Persian Gulf war on the Soviet Union’s foreign policy toward the Middle East. She characterized the gulf crisis as being a test of Soviet President…

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    Soviet Policy in Latin America

    The Woodrow Wilson Center sponsored this discussion of Soviet policy in Latin America under perestroika. Sergei Tagor, a research Fellow at the Soviet Academy of Sciences, and Cole Blasher,…

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    Human Rights in the Soviet Union

    The assistant secretary of state discussed human rights changes in the Soviet Union under perestroika.

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    How Glasnost is Changing the Moscow Beat

    The conference title was “Covering the Revolution - How Glasnost is Changing the Moscow Beat.”

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    Changing Identities in the USSR

    Panel discussion on Eastern Europe’s future and changing identities in USSR.

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    Politics of Ethnic Processes in the U.S.S.R.

    This is a discussion on “Politics of Ethnic Processes in the USSR”

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    Is Gorbachev Safe for the Time Being?

    A presentation by Peter Reddaway, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, of then President Gorbachev’s hold on power in the Soviet Union. He described the various factions…

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    Conflict over the Future of Eastern Europe

    Complete title is "Conflict over the Future of Eastern Europe: Russian, Hungarian and Polish Globalists".

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