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The Soviet Union: Fifteen Uneasy Pieces

With all the talk about Vladimir Putin trying to reconstitute the Soviet Union, it is only fitting that this effort to reverse engineer history comes from Russia. 990 more words

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Neil Hauer: The long, slow fall of a once-reformer

On July 7, Eduard Shevardnadze, former Soviet foreign minister and longtime president of Georgia, passed away. As the right hand of the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, he served as one of the architects of some of the 20th century’s most impactful decisions. 854 more words

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MiKhail Gorbachev had the courage, tenacity and strength of character to give up the absolute power of Soviet Communism. Moved the Soviet Union to democracy and respect for human rights. 30 more words


Ukraine Ties its Destiny With the EU

The long-awaited European goal has been fully achieved by Ukraine on its 22rd year of independence. On June 27, the newly elected Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko… 636 more words


TIME Magazine's Tyrants of the Year


Reported by Bradlee Dean

“It has been in every age that it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter, who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both, to deceive and overawe the People.”

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Freedom Isn't Freedom: 27 Years After Reagan's Berlin Wall Speech

27 years ago today, President Ronald Reagan made his famous “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” speech.

I like to commemorate important historical events on my social media platforms because an ignorant populace is doomed to repeat the horrible mistakes of the past if history is ignored or forgotten. 106 more words


My 2002 interview with Mikhail Gorbachev

I’ve written dozens, if not hundreds, of better stories than the story about my 2002 interview with Mikhail Gorbachev. But the photo that my Omaha World-Herald colleague… 2,986 more words

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