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  • After Words with Conor OClery
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    After Words with Conor O'Clery

    The former Irish Times Moscow correspondent details the day that Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the U.S.S.R. and the failed coup that led to that day. He discussed the country’s…

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  • Susan Glasser on the Fall of the Soviet Union
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    Susan Glasser on the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Susan Glasser spoke about the fall of the Soviet Union on the anniversary of the failed coup in which a group of Communist Party Politburo members and Soviet government officials attempted…

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  • The Fifteenth Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union
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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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  • emYeltsin  A Lifeem
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    Yeltsin: A Life

    Timothy Colton talked about his book Yeltsin: A Life, published by Basic Books, about the life of the first publicly elected president in Russia, President Boris Yeltsin. Topics included the…

    134 views
  • Failed Coup in Soviet Union
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    Failed Coup in Soviet Union

    Soviet President Gorbachev, in a dramatic news conference, described his detainment in his Crimean vacation home which began Sunday, August 18, and lasted three days. President Gorbachev, his…

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  • Failed Coup in the Soviet Union
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    Failed Coup in the Soviet Union

    President Bush, on vacation in Kennebunkport, ME, briefed reporters on his phone call to Soviet President Gorbachev which he had just concluded in his vacation home. Soviet President…

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  • Ambassador to Soviet Union SwearingIn
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    Ambassador to Soviet Union Swearing-In

    President Bush delivered remarks concerning the ongoing coup in the Soviet Union following a ceremonial swearing-in of Robert Strauss as U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union. He said Mr. Strauss would…

    71 views
  • First Statement on Soviet Coup
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    First Statement on Soviet Coup

    President Bush interrupted his vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, to discuss the coup in the Soviet Union which occurred the previous day, when hard-line Communists took power in the Soviet Union from the…

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  • Attempted Coup in Former Soviet Union
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    Attempted Coup in Former Soviet Union

    Mr. Loory talked about his friendship with General Kalugin, followed by the general’s speech. General Kalugin, a former spy for the Soviet KGB, discussed the attempted coup this past summer…

    139 views
  • Lithuania Tour Part 1
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    Lithuania Tour, Part 1

    Brian Lockman toured Vilnius, Lithuania, September 10-14, 1991. Mr. Lockman’s tour guide was Vale Udriene, a resident of Vilnius. Video clips were shown of the city, focusing on sites from…

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  • USSoviet Relations
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    U.S.-Soviet Relations

    Panelists discussed the attempted coup in the Soviet Union in August, as well as changes that have occurred in the relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union since then.

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  • Soviet Foreign Minister Speech
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    Soviet Foreign Minister Speech

    Mr. Pankin talked about the changes in his Country and the effect those changes would have on the role of the Soviets in world affairs. He discussed the failed coup, and the ending of the…

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  • Road from Serfdom
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    Road from Serfdom

    Mr. Maltsev talked about the recent changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In particular he focused on the role of democracy, and the strength of the public will. Also addressed…

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  • Events in the Soviet Union
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    Events in the Soviet Union

    Mr. Weyrich discussed the emerging leadership in the Soviet Union, focusing on the involvement of his organization, the Free Congress Foundation, in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, as…

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  • Soviet National Evening News
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    Soviet National Evening News

    The Soviet news program “TV Inform,” replaced the regularly scheduled Soviet news program, reportedly for the first time in 23 years. The newscast “TV Inform” carried the news on the day’s events in the…

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  • Events in the Soviet Union
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    Events in the Soviet Union

    Mr. Jahn discussed the emerging free news media in the Soviet Union and the role of the media in the failed coup.

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  • Events in the Soviet Union
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    Events in the Soviet Union

    Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney spoke at the American Political Science Association’s 1991 annual meeting in Washington, DC, on recent events in the Soviet Union and the Persian Gulf war…

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  • Aid to the Soviet Union
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    Aid to the Soviet Union

    Rep. Les Aspin, chairman of the House Armed Services committee, briefed reporters in the U.S. Capitol on a proposal to appropriate approximately $1 billion in aid to the Soviet Union for…

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  • USBritain Joint News Conference
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    U.S.-Britain Joint News Conference

    U.S. President Bush and United Kingdom Prime Minister John Major briefed reporters on a plan to provide foreign aid to the republics of the Soviet Union in the form of food. The plan would bypass the…

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  • USCanada Joint News Conference
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    U.S.-Canada Joint News Conference

    Following their meeting on the events in the Soviet Union, Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney and U.S. President Bush held a news conference to discuss their respective countries' foreign…

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