FALL OF USSR: Part 5 – “I Cannot Forsake Principles!”

The first blood is spilled. We look at the right-wing of Soviet Society which triggered the putsch. And the rebellious elements that also existed. Jeans, rock and roll, religion, revisionism and weakness. Music by Lee Rosevere and Theme Song by Chris Novembrino We are part of Airwave Media Network – check out Ben Franklin’s World,…

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FALL OF USSR: Part 4 -Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

As barricades are built and citizens turn to a protective barrier, the Soviet culture they come from might be the very thing that keeps them going. Music by Lee Rosevere and Theme by Chris Novembrino. We are part of Airwave Media Network To hear the next two episodes right now – sign up for our…

FALL OF USSR: Part 3 – Athens vs. Sparta

The role of the military and the press is explored in this episode of our series on the fall of the Soviet Union. The emergency committee decides its time to go public and reassure everyone. A mayor decides to directly confront the generals. A TV anchor decides to slip the guards. A reporter decides to…

FALL OF USSR: Part 2 – The Steam Bath of History

Yeltzin has stood on a tank, but so what? Few have seen it. Crowds shift from the traditional protest places to a new one. They bring heavy metal. What on Zemlya is happening? Whatever it is, it all started in a steam bath. Sort of. In order to understand the events of August 19th, 1991,…