Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev

May 18, 1982 – The Pressure Of Time

  May 18, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 18, 1982 was a day with a lot of negotiation, finger pointing, wishful thinking and saber rattling going on. In Moscow, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev addressed a gathering young Communists and talked about Nuclear...

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – July 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of smiles, jokes and back-slapping, this July 30th, 40 years ago. Getting down to business in Helsinki, as the Strategic Arms Limitation talks got underway between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. With Soviet...

Radio Moscow Remembers The Elbe Meet-Up – April 27, 1975

Radio Moscow Remembers The Elbe Meet-Up – April 27, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Moscow – 30 Anniversary, Celebration of Meet-Up on The Elbe – April 27, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. To commemorate the historic meeting of the Russian and Anglo-American Armies at The Elbe River, and the...

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – January 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1975, something was happening in the House of Representatives that hadn’t happened in living memory; rank and file Democrats voted to oust...

New Boss Minus Old Boss = Same Boss – December 29, 1979

New Boss Minus Old Boss = Same Boss – December 29, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – December 29, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Coming to the frustrating end of a baffling month in a perplexing decade, this December 29th in 1979 was winding up nowhere near hopeful....

Nixon In Warsaw – May 31, 1972 Past Daily Reference Room

Nixon In Warsaw – May 31, 1972 Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC coverage of Nixon Arrival in Warsaw – May 31, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On his way back from a historic visit to Moscow in May of 1972, President Nixon stopped in Warsaw, the first time since 1959. During...

We’re From The Kremlin . . .We’re Here To Help – Soviet Invasion Of Czechoslovakia 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday Series: Revolution In Revolt – 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that the situation in Crimea and The Ukraine are not new and provocative moves made by Moscow towards neighbors, has been a...

Asking Moscow For Help In 1968 – Soviet Takeover Comes To Prague – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Net Alert Bulletin – Czech Crisis – August 20, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the latest news regarding the Ukraine, the situation in Crimea and reports of Russian troops crossing the Ukraine border, it all has a...

Martial Law’s Hot Potato – December 19, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Hourly News + Spectrum – December 19, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The saga of Poland continued, this December 19th in 1981. Despite a crackdown and Martial Law imposed, protests and strikes were still going on. News filtering...

The Ominous Rumble Of Tanks – The End Of Prague Spring – August 20, 1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News Netalert bulletin – Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia – August 20, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in...