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Eye witness to the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia  (audio)
Eye witness to the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia (audio)

Duration: 08:59

A desperate appeal for the support of the outside world as Soviet tanks rumbled through the streets of Praque in August 1968.

 
Glasnost and Perestroika
Glasnost and Perestroika

Duration: 05:26

Explanation of the differences between the two terms 'Glasnost' and 'Perestroika', plus a description of the effects of these new concepts.

 
Gorbachev's impact on the fall of the USSR
Gorbachev's impact on the fall of the USSR

Duration: 02:37

An introduction to the creation and fall of the Soviet Union and the part that Gorbachev played in it.

 
How economic problems contributed to the end of the Soviet Union
How economic problems contributed to the end of the Soviet Union

Duration: 04:18

Using the Aral, the economic problems caused by an economy centrally planned by the nomenklatura is outlined.

 
Lithuania's struggle for independence
Lithuania's struggle for independence

Duration: 05:25

The story of the attempt to win Lithuanian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

 
Russia reconsiders the official view of Stalin
Russia reconsiders the official view of Stalin

Duration: 02:33

Russians have voted Stalin their third greatest countryman in history.

 
Soviet propaganda and the revolution of 1917
Soviet propaganda and the revolution of 1917

Duration: 14:00

The upheavals of the Russian revolution are displayed through the imagery on this porcelain plate.

 

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