Russian & Former Soviet Union

Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing, and the New

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Best to judge for oneself: you can catch Firemen's Ball under its original English title, or under its alternate cognomen Like a House on Fire. (Hal Erickson, All-Movie Guide ) DVD 1063; vhs 999:1056 Directed by Karel Steklý. And I was proud of my abilities in script writing. They de-emphasise the role of external forces, focusing rather on internal factors. But the direction of these processes is, for all that, to uncover the potential that lies in this system on the paths of democratisation, glasnost, on the paths of bringing man out as the main character.
Russian & Former Soviet Union

Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and

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The musical Chess was originally released as a Concept Album in 1984, at the height of the Reagan-era Cold War tensions. In reality, Ukrainians from different parts of the country have very different political, cultural, and historical outlooks, not just with regard to Russia, but also among themselves. How was Viktor Yushchenko able to collect enough votes to defeat the establishment candidate Viktor Yanukovych, and become the new President of a socially, geographically and culturally divided country?
Russian & Former Soviet Union

Condemned to Repetition? The Rise, Fall, and Reprise of

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Overall with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signing an association agreement with the EU, there have not been many significant changes in Russia’s plan to establish the Eurasian Union in 2015. The Eurasian Union is a reality and one day might be a significant force that could counter the European Union. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Soviet leadership should have carried out democratic reforms in the country without letting the Soviet Union to collapse, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. "You know my attitude toward the fall of the Soviet Union.
Russian & Former Soviet Union

Conflict in the Caucasus: Implications for International

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I resent his using the airwaves to get back at people he doesn’t like. The army became the melting pot of people of different nations which had to unite as one Soviet people. I don’t like hearing me any more than you like hearing you. Dennis stood up, extended his hand, and said, “It’s an honor to meet you, Mr. It cannot be the case that low oil prices or a lack of investment caused US oil production to decline. Sworn enemies of the regime, such as Lenin, were treated with remarkable leniency.36 During the decades prior to the outbreak of the First World War, the Russian economy was booming.
Russian & Former Soviet Union

Housing the New Russia

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A list of books, broken down according to historical era, can be found below the author information. Population Research and Policy Review, 2000, 19: 397-419. 2. Kohl was reportedly stunned, when, during a tête-à-tête with Gorbachev in the Caucasian village of Arkyhz in mid-July 1990, the Soviet leader dropped all conditions on German unification and NATO membership. Putin has long sought to form the bloc in hopes that it would provide an Eastern counterweight to economic and political powerhouses such as the European Union and the United States.
Russian & Former Soviet Union

The Stalinist Legacy: Its Impact on Twentieth Century World

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DVD X6865; DVD X2814; Video/C 3769; also VHS Video/C MM479 Barsam, Richard Meran. "Esther Shub and the Compilation Film." But the cruel conditions under which she is held, and her deteriorating mental and physical health, compelled her to speak out. Under Yeltsin’s rule, the Russian economy went into a disastrous tailspin of hyperinflation and 50 percent GDP loss. Communists against the accusations of "cynicism" Naison argues: Though the Comintern may have employed anti-fascist appeals largely for Soviet raisons d'état, neither the rank and file party membership, or the much larger network of party sympathizers and allies approached this activity in the spirit of mechanical obedience.
Russian & Former Soviet Union

Russia - Continuity and Change

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S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides access to the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U. Due to the sheer size of the state, the climate varied greatly from subtropical and continental to subarctic and polar. 11% of the land was arable, 16% was meadows and pasture, 41% was forest and woodland, and 32% was declared "other" (including tundra ). The Congress of People's Deputies had the authority to ratify these decisions.
Russian & Former Soviet Union

Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. The Russian government facilitated this endeavor by making office space available in downtown Moscow, and it is to be hoped that the Russian government will continue to support this and other human rights projects. There must be a more definitive cause and effect scenario for how and why the collapse of the Soviet Empire happened at the exact time that it did. When I became a member of the Communist Party, I wrote an essay called: "Stalin, our war glory, Stalin inspires us, the youth."
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Russian Politics in Transition 2nd Second Edition

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The Soviet Union also tried to create conflicts among the Yugoslav Communist Party leaders. Kennedy used repetition to add emphasis to important sections, such as when he reminded Americans that man "holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life" (3). [46] He used anaphora, or repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of a sentence, to create a rhythmic flow in his speech. Lenin considered itself the spearhead of an international movement that would replace the existing political orders in the West, and indeed throughout the world.
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Russia Transformed: Developing Popular Support for a New

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On Dec. 17, senior officials including the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense, as well as Brzezinski, the vice president, the CIA director, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, convened in the White House Situation Room. The margins of this leverage will be set by Moscow's determination not to let the West affect the fundamental nature of the Soviet system or its superpower status. Prager: "In theory, the Jewish state has a right to remain a Jewish state.