Tagged: Boris Yeltsin

Joseph Stalin

An Address By Joseph Stalin – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Joseph Stalin – Address To The Soviet People – July 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953 was a controversial figure. Praised by those hardliners who believed ruling with an iron fist was the...

Moscow: August 19, 1991

August 19, 1991 – Tanks In The Streets Of Moscow

August 19, 1991 – CBS Radio News – Special Report -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1991 was a shocking and ominous day for just about everyone, particularly if you were living in Moscow. A coup was underway; orchestrated by hardliners and some Military leaders who saw the Glasnost...

January 13, 1994 – A Hung Jury And A Heart Attack On A Plate

January 13, 1994 – A Hung Jury And A Heart Attack On A Plate

January 13, 1994 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 13, 1994 – the jury in the infamous Menendez Brothers murder trial couldn’t make a decision this day. The jury, which deliberated for days as to whether or not Erik, along with his...

Y2K – A Four Month Supply Of Spam – January 1, 2000

Y2K – A Four Month Supply Of Spam – January 1, 2000

– News for January 1, 2000 + review of 1999 – January 1, 2000 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Y2K – all the doomsday scenarios; all the fear, paranoia and hoarding. When January 1, 2000 arrived, so did just another day. So the news for this...

A Coup Fails – August 21, 1991

A Coup Fails – August 21, 1991

– Continuous News Reports – August 21, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When a coup, staged by hardliners, threatened to topple the Soviet Government of Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, the world held its collective breath as news unfolded by the hour. While news reports kept coming in...

The Morning After And Those Second Thoughts – August 20, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Coup in Russia – CBS Radio/BBC World Service – August 20, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this August 20th in 1991, Russian history would stage a repeat of 1964. In that year, Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev was overthrown in...

Passing Of The King Of Torts – July 10, 1996

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – July 10, 1996 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this July 10th in 1996. There was Hurricane Bertha to think about, especially since Cape Hatteras was in line for a major hit. Hurricane season was...

The Blowing Of Pinatubo – June 12, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 12, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The last thing anyone expected was an eruption from a volcano thought extinct for some 600 years. But nature has a few surprises here and there, and on...

The Good Friday Agreement – April 10, 1998

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – Newsdesk – April 10, 1998 – BBC World Service After decades of violence, untold numbers dead and two years of talks, it was looking very much like Peace would finally come to Northern Ireland. On this April...

Times Have Passed And Things Have Changed – February 7, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 7, 1992 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Political season was upon  us, this February 7th in 1992. Incumbent President George Bush (the elder) was touting a plan for Healthcare reform which drew lots of skepticism...