Monthly Archives: May 2011


When Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, launched his policies of glasnost and perestroika, he never anticipated for his fear-based regime to lose its power. A crucial peace demonstration led to the fall of the Berlin Wall … Continue reading

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Victory Day

On May 9, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered in the Second World War, or the Great Patriotic War as it was called in the Soviet Union. May 9, or Victory Day, was celebrated across the Soviet Union and continues to be … Continue reading

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