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Soviet Union, 1918-1991

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Pictures from 1947
Pictures from 1947
Nikolai Aleksandrovich Bulganin
Nikolai 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.
Pictures from 1957
Pictures from 1957
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Mikhail 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."
Pictures from 1958
Pictures from 1958
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
Nikita 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 1959
Premier Khrushchev's Travels in 1959
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Boris 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.
Premier Khrushchev's Travels in 1960
Premier Khrushchev's Travels in 1960
During 1960 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev paid state visits to India, Burma, Indonesia, Afghanistan, France, Austria, and Finland.
Georgi Zaroubin
Georgi Zaroubin
News from the Soviet Union in 1960
News from the Soviet Union in 1960
The Trial of Francis Gary Powers
The Trial of Francis Gary Powers
Pictures from 1979
Pictures from 1979
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