Conor O'Clery, "Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Day of the Soviet Union"
Hosted by Thomas Blanton
The former Irish Times Moscow correspondent details the day that Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the U.S.S.R. and the failed coup that led to that day. He discusses the country's historic transition from communist superpower to open market republic with Thomas Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive.
About the Author
Conor O'Clery was the Moscow correspondent for the Irish Times during the final years of the Soviet Union. In 30 years with the Irish Times, he also served as correspondent in London, Beijing, New York and Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, including "The Billionaire Who Wasn't," a biography of American philanthropist Chuck Feeney.
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