Four days that fascinated the Soviet people.
"The Party always arrives five minutes after the hour," one critical East Berlin Communist complained bitterly, just as events there were gathering momentum.
Forced out of office and deliberately humiliated, Mikhail Gorbachev nevertheless left the historical stage with the dignity of an actor who was aware of the crucial part he had played.
The plans painstakingly prepared by the master builders of Maastricht now lie torn to ribbons. The once mighty mark is showing signs of wear under the strain of German reunification.
Climatically hot, it is politically a very strange summer on this side of the ocean.
A film beginning with a shot of a little boy being beaten for not having learned the Declaration of the Rights of Man by heart, and closing in the overwhelming shadow of the guillotine, provides
For years, if they wished to be honest, observers of
the Soviet Union had to work like archeologists,
digging below the political surface to discover real
social changes taking place in the co
For once Boris Yeltsin was true to his word. He had said in public that August would be the month of "artillery preparations" and September the time of the clash. On September 21, at 8 P.M.