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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2019 9:57 p.m. PST

…30 Years On.

"A month before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev visited East Germany. The diaries of his advisor Anatoly Chernyaev provide a crucial historic record of the scenes:

"The crowds chant ‘Gorby! Gorby!' and no one is paying any attention to [East German leader] Erich (Honecker). At the rallies, people hold up posters in Russian that read: ‘Gorbachev, you are our hope.'"

Nowadays, it's hard to imagine the unprecedented scope of "Gorba-mania" at the time, or a situation in which the leader of one country is exponentially more popular abroad than at home…."
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Legion 410 Nov 2019 8:07 a.m. PST

Yes as we all know the Russian strongman Putin has said the fall of the USSR Empire is the worst event in the 20th Century.

So we see today we are just back at the Cold War 2.0 … And I'm far to old and fat to participate this time … old fart

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2019 3:08 p.m. PST



Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

Putin didn't get the memo that the Cold War is over or it was really just "Fake News".


Legion 412 Nov 2019 8:51 a.m. PST

If he did … he didn't read it … evil grin

Barin113 Nov 2019 1:01 a.m. PST

"How We Got the Cold War Wrong"


Legion 413 Nov 2019 7:55 a.m. PST

Thank the Gods we and anybody/everybody else involved got the Cold War wrong. Or I and many others would not be here to discuss/debate it.

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