Breaking Ranks (1991)

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  • Featuring

    Robin Ellis

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    United Kingdom USA

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  • Category

    Non Fiction


Looks at the stirrings towards the break-up of the Soviet Union, with the growth of nationalism and independence movements in regions such as Armenia, Georgia, and particularly the Baltic States, encouraged by initial support at semi-independence from Gorbchev in 1988 and events in other Communist countries in Europe. It also considers the reactions of the Communist Part officials and government in the USSR, and their criticism of Gorbachev for allowing the break-up of Warsaw Pact countries.

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