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A Star Is Born In the Soviet Union

Amid the desolation of economic collapse, the Soviet aerospace industry has come up with an apparent winner. Flown by a crack new aerobatic team from Moscow,...

Soviet Union: Good News, Bad Times

With good news scarcer than sausage in the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev made the most of what was available last week. Emerging jubilant from a Kremlin...

Soviet Union Gorbachev's Nightmare

While President Mikhail Gorbachev scored a victory of sorts in last week's national referendum on the Soviet Union's future, the big winner was his archrival,...

Soviet Union: Operation Steppe Shield?

American intervention in a Soviet civil war? The thought sounds even crazier than -- oh, say, a suggestion last Aug. 1 that the U.S. might send half a million...

Soviet Union Letting Their People Go

Every morning for months a ragtag line of Soviet citizens has formed outside the American embassy in Moscow, jamming the guarded main entrance and snaking 100...

Soviet Union Breaking Up Is Hard to Stop

Activists of the Azerbaijan Popular Front in Nakhichevan, a region bordering Iran, made no secret of their preparations for an incendiary New Year's Eve. They...

Soviet Union In the School of Democracy

This winter may be bleaker than usual in the U.S.S.R. With cold weather fast approaching and an increasingly militant labor force threatening to paralyze the...

Soviet Union Back-Alley Politics in the Kremlin

The candidate seeking election goes on television to accuse one of his country's leading politicians of corruption. The injured politician denounces his accuser...

Soviet Union Heading into the Homestretch

The corridors of the neoclassical House of Trade Unions building were dark when Boris Yeltsin, 58, Moscow's former Communist Party leader, emerged from a...

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