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There are 20 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Gorbachev".

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1. The One Where "Friends" Is Big in Russia

Russian fans of Friends can have the ultimate immersive experience at four themed cafes.

Tags: television, restaurants, cafe, Gorbachev, st. petersburg, Moscow, friends
2. A Pen for Peace

Dmitry Muratov, the longtime editor in chief of the opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta received the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing the award with Philipina journalist Maria Ressa.

Tags: muratov, gorbachev, nobel prize
3. Russia Turns Thirty

Thirty years ago this week, Russia became an independent country... again.

Tags: Yeltsin, Gorbachev, soviet union, communism, august coup, Moscow
4. News Notes

The latest under the radar news from all across Russia.

Tags: putin, gorbachev, shalyapin, tretyakov, samara, skating
5. Chernobyl Disaster

In an odd way, it was only after watching the HBO miniseries Chernobyl that I fully appreciated just how great a catastrophe threatened mankind on that April day in 1986.

Tags: nuclear, ukraine, gorbachev, chernobyl
6. Mikhail Gorbachev

The rises and falls of the esteem in which Russians have held Mikhail Gorbachev over the years have been dizzying.

Tags: ussr, reform, gorbachev
7. Come Hell or High Horses, Let's Save This Plane!

A former lawyer saves 233 lives, and a guy finds hell in Yaroslavl. Also, your next delivery guy might deliver on horseback.

Tags: august coup, Gorbachev, news, pilots, pilot, horses, yaroslavl
8. Congress of People's Deputies Convenes

In the spring of 1989, elections were held: “alternative elections.” This redundant phrase, which today provokes smirks, back then had everyone in a state of euphoria. We had a choice!

Tags: reform, sakharov, yeltsin, gorbachev, 1989, elections
9. Toxic Waste, Putin Farms, & Crazy Seals

Tractors for Putin, toxic waste for Kaliningrad, and Reagan and Gorbachev for their modern-day counterparts. Also sweet wine, state secrets, and salt.

Tags: Spaso, Gorbachev, Reagan, Kaliningrad, Putin, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. "Tear Down This Wall!"

Thirty years ago today, US President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. Two years later, the wall came down after a German bureaucrat misspoke.

Tags: gorbachev, reagan, berlin wall
By Divya Ryan

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