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Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 3/4)
Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 3/4)

Duration: 02:47

A mass airlift between the RAF and the US Air Force begins to break the Berlin Blockade.

 
Control of opinion in the USSR
Control of opinion in the USSR

Duration: 01:16

An outline of how citizens of the Soviet Union had their thinking stifled, and the effect this had on individuals.

 
Edward Kennedy visits Checkpoint Charlie (audio)
Edward Kennedy visits Checkpoint Charlie (audio)

Duration: 03:24

A visit to Berlin by Robert and Edward Kennedy highlights Cold War paranoia.

 
Solidarity and the fall of communism in Poland
Solidarity and the fall of communism in Poland

Duration: 06:14

Several factors explain why Poland was the first country in which Communism fell.

 
Suez and the arrival of the Cold War in the Middle East
Suez and the arrival of the Cold War in the Middle East

Duration: 04:26

A look at how the Cold War transplanted itself into the region and heightened tensions not only between Arab and Israeli but also between the East and West. The Suez Crisis of 1956 changed international relationships and the landscape of power in the region.

 
The failure of the communist coup in Russia in 1991
The failure of the communist coup in Russia in 1991

Duration: 05:39

The story of the attempted Coup of 1991 in which communist hardliners attempted to prevent further reforms.

 
The fall of communism in Eastern Europe
The fall of communism in Eastern Europe

Duration: 02:04

Illustration of the fall of the communist governments in Czechoslovakia, Romania and Hungary.

 
The fall of Gorbachev and the rise of Yeltsin
The fall of Gorbachev and the rise of Yeltsin

Duration: 04:54

Using archive and news footage, a commentator explains how Yeltsin was able to use rising feelings of nationalism in the republics to end the ailing Soviet Union.

 
The relationship between the USA and the USSR
The relationship between the USA and the USSR

Duration: 04:12

The positions of the USSR and the USA on the eve of the 1986 nuclear disarmament talks in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 
The rise of Yeltsin
The rise of Yeltsin

Duration: 05:33

Boris Yeltsin's rise and popular appeal, set against the problems and unpopularity of Gorbachev.

 
The Soviet Union re-engages with the world
The Soviet Union re-engages with the world

Duration: 02:52

A narrative approach to some of the changes in Russian foreign policy that took place between 1987 and 1989.

 
The suppression of democracy in Eastern Europe
The suppression of democracy in Eastern Europe

Duration: 01:43

Outlining the tactics of repression used by the Soviets in Eastern Europe.

 
The terror of the KGB
The terror of the KGB

Duration: 01:26

The role of the KGB in repression of thought in the Soviet Union.

 

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