Tagged: Cold War

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Coup In Moscow – August 21, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio player: Coup in Russia – August 21, 1991 News for this August 21st in 1991 had to do with the shocking turn of events in Russia. In the early hours of the morning, a coup staged by Kremlin hardliners ousted Mikhail Gorbachev and...

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Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Click on the link here for audio player: Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia – 1968 Even though news during this August in 1968 was primarily about the upcoming Democratic Convention in Chicago, the just finished Republican Convention in Miami and the ongoing protests to the Vietnam War, news for this August...

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Moscow 1980 – Politics And Sports – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link for Audio: 1980 Moscow Olympics Highlights – Radio Moscow North America Service – July 27, 1980 In what has always been deemed a slippery slope to which the innocent bystanders become victims, mixing Sports and Politics has invariably been met with far less than satisfactory results....

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Living On The Edge – July 27, 1965 – The War In Vietnam – The War On Poverty

Click on the Link: News for July 27, 1965 Living on the edge in 1965. A lot was hanging in the balance for this 27th day in July, 1965. President Johnson was meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders this particular morning for a consensus on the situation in Vietnam. At issue...

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Deep Freeze – July 25, 1978

Click on the Link:News for July 25, 1978 Not an earth shattering day in history, this July 25, 1978, but a painfully familiar one in the 70’s. Worsening diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. The State Department announced it was putting a hold on all high level visits to Moscow...