Fall Of The U.S.S.R.: The View From The Other White House

It was the late summer of 1991. The Soviet Union was careening toward collapse. Mikhail Gorbachev was in his sixth year of power and deep into his program of glasnost and perestroika. And hard-liners opposed to his policies had just attempted a coup. Boris Yeltsin, who was then the first democratically elected president of the […]