Dissolution of the Soviet Union
The dissolution of the Soviet Union was formally enacted on December 26, 1991, as a result of the declaration no. 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, acknowledging the independence of the...
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1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt
The 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, also known as the August Putsch or August Coup (Russian: Августовский путч Avgustovsky Putch), was a coup d'état attempt by a group of members of the Soviet Un...
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Commonwealth of Independent States
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS; Russian: Содружество Независимых Государств, СНГ, Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv, SNG; also ...
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Perestroika
Perestroika (Russian: перестро́йка; [pʲɪrʲɪˈstrojkə]) was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s (1986), widely associated with Soviet...
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Post-Soviet states
The post-Soviet states, also collectively known as the former Soviet Union (FSU) or former Soviet Republics, are the 15 independent states that emerged from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in ...
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Singing Revolution
The Singing Revolution is a commonly used name for events between 1987 and 1991 that led to the restoration of the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The term was coined by an Estonian act...
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Democratisation in the Soviet Union
Demokratizatsiya (Russian: Демократизация, "democratization") was a slogan introduced by General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in January 1987 calling for the infusion of "democratic" elements into ...
Andrei Amalrik
Andrei Alekseevich Amalrik (Russian:Андрей Алексеевич Амальрик; May 12, 1938 – November 12, 1980), alternatively spelled Andrei or Andrey, was a Russian writer and dissident.Amalrik was best known in ...
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Russian presidential referendum, 1991
A referendum on creating the post of President of Russia was held in Russia on 17 March 1991. The referendum was held alongside a referendum of the preservation of USSR. Prior to the referendum, the R...
Reagan Doctrine
The Reagan Doctrine was a strategy orchestrated and implemented by the United States under the Reagan Administration to oppose the global influence of the Soviet Union during the final years of the Co...
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Bridge of Flowers (event)
The Bridge of Flowers (Romanian: Podul de Flori, Russian: Мост цветов) was a massive demonstration that took place on Sunday, May 6, 1990 along the Prut River separating Romania and the Moldav...
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
116°28′19.50″E / 39.9545639°N 116.4720833°E / 39.9545639; 116.4720833The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO or Shanghai Pact (simplified Chinese: 上海合作组织; traditional...
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Soviet Union referendum, 1991
A referendum on the future of the Soviet Union was held on 17 March 1991. The question put to voters wasIn Kazakhstan the wording of the referendum was changed by substituting "equal sovereign states"...
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Latvian Social Democratic Party
The Latvian Social Democratic Party (Latvian: Latvijas Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija, LSDP) was a political party in Latvia formed by a reformist wing of the Communist Party of Latvia. On 14 April 1...
Declaration of Independence of Ukraine
The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Акт проголошення незалежності України, translit. Akt proholoshennya nezalezhnosti Ukrayiny) was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on...
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Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania
The Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania or Act of March 11 (Lithuanian: Aktas dėl Lietuvos nepriklausomos valstybės atstatymo) was an independence declaration by the Lithuanian ...
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Helsinki-86
The CTAG (Latvian: Cilvēktiesību aizstāvības grupa, Human Rights Defense Group) Helsinki-86 was founded in July, 1986 in the Latvian port town of Liepāja by three workers: Linards Grantiņš, Raimon...
Intermovement
The Intermovement (International Movement of Workers in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic) (Estonian: Interliikumine, Russian: Интердвижение, translit. Interdvizhenie) was a politica...
Alma-Ata Protocol
The Alma-Ata Protocols are the founding declarations and principles of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus had agreed to the Belavezha Accords on 8...
Popular Front of Estonia
The Popular Front of Estonia (Estonian: Rahvarinne), introduced to the public by the Estonian politician Edgar Savisaar under the short-lived name Popular Front for the Support of Perestroika, wa...
Georgian independence referendum, 1991
An independence referendum was held in Georgia on 31 March 1991. It was approved by 99.5% of voters.
The referendum was sanctioned by the Georgian Supreme Council which was elected in the first mu...
State Committee on the State of Emergency
The State Committee on the State of Emergency (Russian: Государственный комитет по чрезвычайному положению, ГКЧП, Gosudarstvennyi Komitet po Chrezvechainomu Polozheniyu, GKChP), also known as the ...
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People's Movement of Ukraine
The People's Movement of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Народний Рух України, Narodnyi Rukh Ukrajiny) is a Ukrainian centre-right political party. Often it is simply referred to as the Movement (Ukrainian: Р...
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International Front of the Working People of Latvia
The International Front of the Working People of the Latvian SSR or Interfront (Latvian: Latvijas PSR Internacionālā Darbaļaužu fronte, Interfronte, Russian: Интернациональный фронт трудящихся...
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Presidential Council of the Soviet Union
The Presidential Council was created in March 1990 to replace the Politburo as the major policymaking body in the USSR. According to article 127 in the Soviet constitution the job of the presidential ...
Moldovan Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Declarația de independență a Republicii Moldova) was a document adopted on 27 August 1991 by the Parliament of the Republic...
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