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1. Toxic Waste, Putin Farms, & Crazy Seals

Tractors for Putin, toxic waste for Kaliningrad, and Reagan and Gorbachev for their modern-day counterparts. Also sweet wine, state secrets, and salt.

Tags: Spaso, Gorbachev, Reagan, Kaliningrad, Putin, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
2. "Tear Down This Wall!"

Thirty years ago today, US President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. Two years later, the wall came down after a German bureaucrat misspoke.

Tags: gorbachev, reagan, berlin wall
By Divya Ryan
3. The End of the USSR

Where we take you back in time to the collapse of the Soviet Union, through press and reportage as it unfolded at the time.

Tags: USSR, Gorbachev, Soviet Union
By Tamara Eidelman
4. August 1991 Coup Attempt

Twenty-five years later, we take a look back at the August 19 coup attempt in Russia. Led by the Gang of Eight, men who owed their political careers to Mikhail Gorbachev, the coup plotters were attempting to restore dictatorship in the ailing Soviet Union.

Tags: soviet union, coup, yeltsin, gorbachev
By The Editors
5. Faded Memories of 1991

It's been over two decades since the coup of August 1991, and only half of Russians remember it. But that's not all...

Tags: gorbachev, coup, 1991, yeltsin, poll
By The Editors
6. Gorbachev Turns 85

A look back at the heady Gorbachev era, a time of rationing and glasnost, perestroika and cooperatives, when everything seemed possible.

Tags: gorbachev, glasnost, perestroika, reform
By Maria Kolesnikova
7. Idols and Anniversaries

Twenty-five years ago, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, it was a time of hope and relief. Since the 1940s we had held our breath, limping from crisis to crisis, hoping that Dr. Strangelove was not hiding in a dark corner, waiting to make his play.

Tags: gorbachev, cold war, history, berlin wall
By Paul E. Richardson
8. 1983: The Scariest Year

Ambassador Jack Matlock had a front row seat for the final days of the US-Soviet Cold War and the collapse of the USSR. While working on his article, 1983: The Scariest Year (Mar/Apr 2013), Russian Life Publisher Paul Richardson conducted an email interview with Matlock, which is produced here in its entirety.

Tags: soviet union, gorbachev, reagan, cold war, nuclear arms
By Paul E. Richardson
9. Freedom Fries

I will forever associate the fall of the Berlin Wall with french fries. In 1989, my wife and I were living and working in Moscow. Our friend Bob was apartment-sitting in the American embassy complex; and on November 9 he invited us over for dinner...

Tags: communism, 1989, velvet revolutions, soviet union, ussr, gorbachev
By Paul E. Richardson
10. From Mikhail to Michael

Four years ago, in August 2005, then Senator Barack Obama was detained for three hours at a Siberian airport. Obama, with Senator Dick Lugar, was on a US delegation touring nuclear warhead storage and disposal sites. Russian border guards insisted on searching the delegation's plane. The senators refused...

Tags: history, obama, gorbachev, reagan, gorbachev, nuclear arms
By Paul E. Richardson

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