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Soviet emblem Soviet Union, 1918-1991

Pictures from 1947Pictures from 1947
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News from the Soviet Union in 1960News from the Soviet Union in 1960
Pictures from 1979Pictures from 1979
The Trial of Francis Gary PowersThe Trial of Francis Gary Powers
Nikolai Aleksandrovich BulganinNikolai Aleksandrovich Bulganin served in a number of minor and major positions in the Communist Party and earned a reputation as a more-than-capable administrator. He became Premier of the Soviet Union in 1955, but was removed by Nikita Khrushchev in 1958.
Mikhail Sergeyevich GorbachevMikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was the first man since Joseph Stalin to head the Soviet Union as both President and General Secretary. His time in those offices was marked by warming of relations with the United States, and, eventually, the end of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for his role in ending the "Cold War."
Nikita Sergeyevich KhrushchevNikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev served as Premier from 1958 to 1964. Events during his tenure included the U-2 affair, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the launching of Sputnik.
Khrushchev's Travels in 1959Premier Khrushchev's Travels in 1959
Premier Khrushchev's Travels in 1960Premier Khrushchev's Travels in 1960 During 1960 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev paid state visits to India (February 11-15), Burma (February 16-17), Indonesia (February 18-March 1), Afghanistan (March 2-5), France (March 23-April 3), Austria (June 30-July 8), and Finland (September 2-4).
Boris Nikolayevich YeltsinBoris Nikolayevich Yeltsin became the first popularly elected President of Russia in 1991. He survived two coup attempts and one impeachment attempt during his first term, but health problems forced him to resign in 1999.
Georgi ZaroubinGeorgi Zaroubin
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