Tagged: Eastern Bloc

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June 15, 1988 – Soviet Union: “If This Is What Perestroika Brings . . .” – And Bros Will Be Bros.

June 15, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 15, 1988 – With the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev receiving mixed marks for his Perestroika reforms, all eyes in Moscow were gazing towards the south and regions of Armenia and Azerbaijan as a potential flashpoint...


‘We’re Living In Fascinating Times’ – November 10, 1989

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – News reports – November 10, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On November 10th, 25 years ago, the world looked on with amazement at what started off as a set of half-measure reforms quickly...


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

Become a Patron! Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in Prague and outlying areas were awakened to the sound of rumbling tanks and squadrons of MIGs. In one swift move, Moscow decided Prague Spring and...