Mikhail Gorbachev

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Leonid Kravchuk obituary
First president of an independent Ukraine who played a key role in bringing the Soviet Union to an end

Jonathan Steele

11, May, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Growing up in the 80s meant living in fear of the bomb – now, thanks to Putin, so are today’s teens | Adrian Chiles
The threat of Armageddon was always in the background – but now young people have to deal with the pandemic and climate crisis too

Adrian Chiles

02, Mar, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Russia’s belief in Nato ‘betrayal’ – and why it matters today
The idea that the Soviet Union was tricked in 1989-90 is at the heart of Russia’s confrontation with the west

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

12, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Thirty years after the Moscow coup, democracy is in a crisis of self-esteem | Rafael Behr
Much has been squandered since 1991, but the biggest threat to democracy today is the global contagion of cynicism, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

18, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sergei Kovalev, dissident who clashed with Yeltsin and Putin, dies aged 91
Chronicler of Soviet abuses of power founded human rights group and served seven years in prison camp

Andrew Roth in Moscow

09, Aug, 2021 @2:26 PM

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Jonathan Steele: ‘I came to Russia a political correspondent and left a crime reporter’
The veteran journalist, who moved to Moscow in 1988, charted the collapse of a superpower. But, he tells his successor, the Gorbachev revolution has been poisoned

Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent

09, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Michael Bourdeaux obituary
Founder of Keston College, which rattled the Soviet authorities by disseminating facts about religion behind the iron curtain

Xenia Dennen

16, Apr, 2021 @5:26 PM

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George Shultz obituary
Secretary of state to Ronald Reagan who worked with Mikhail Gorbachev to help end the cold war

Ewen MacAskill

07, Feb, 2021 @10:46 PM

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Stephen Cohen obituary
US historian who argued that the Soviet Union could have been reformed and need not have ended when it did

Jonathan Steele

13, Oct, 2020 @4:33 PM

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In place of Berlin’s Wall now stands a barrier of sullen resentment | Neal Ascherson
Reunification has only fed resentment and alienation among the ‘losers’ of the old East Germany

Neal Ascherson

10, Nov, 2019 @9:15 AM

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Meeting Gorbachev review – Werner Herzog pulls his punches
The great director quizzes the former USSR leader in a grandly presented documentary that fails to address the Putin question

Peter Bradshaw

08, Nov, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Clora Bryant obituary
American jazz trumpeter and vocalist who performed with Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie

Peter Vacher

09, Oct, 2019 @2:02 PM

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