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Dec. 30 1922 Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 1972 The United States halted its heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
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Dec. 30 1922 Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 1972 The United States halted its heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
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December 30, 1999
Today in history: Dec. 30In 1853, the United States bought some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.In 1865, author Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India.In 1903, about 600 people died in a fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago.In 1911, Sun Yat-sen was elected the first president of the Republic of China.In 1922, Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.In 1936, the UAW union staged its first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Mich.
FEATURES
December 30, 1999
Today in history: Dec. 30In 1853, the United States bought some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.In 1865, author Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India.In 1903, about 600 people died in a fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago.In 1911, Sun Yat-sen was elected the first president of the Republic of China.In 1922, Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.In 1936, the UAW union staged its first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Mich.
NEWS
April 24, 1995
Violetta Boft, 68, ballet mistress of BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, and a longtime Russian prima ballerina, died Saturday in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The American-born Boft moved to the Soviet Union in the 1930s to study with Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet. For 32 years, she was a prima ballerina of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich Dachenko Lyric Theatre in Moscow. She received the title of a People's Artist of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and several other Soviet artistic awards. She returned to the United States in 1986 to join her family in Columbus, and was hired at BalletMet.
NEWS
March 25, 1996
HARKING BACK to the past surely takes some bizarre forms these days.In Vietnam, trendy Saigonese gather in a disco called "Apocalypse Now." It features the usual flashing lights plus sounds of explosions, GI memorabilia and wrecks of U.S. helicopters hanging from the ceiling. In former East Germany, cafes have sprung up that celebrate the drab life and shortages of the now-gone workers' state.These nostalgia trips help why the lower house of Russia's communist-led parliament overwhelmingly voted the other day to seek the restoration of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, which went out of business four years ago when communism collapsed.
NEWS
September 14, 1990
These are crazy and fateful days in Moscow. Speculation is rampant that hardliners might try to prevent the Soviet Union's slide to capitalism by staging a desperate military coup. Another sensation is a revelation that unless emergency funds are found, the government -- which already is battling shortages of meat, bread and cigarettes -- will run out of ink needed to print increasingly worthless rubles. Meanwhile, a much-maligned symbol of Western values, "Rambo -- First Blood," is showing to sell-out crowds.
NEWS
December 10, 1991
Leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Byelarus stunned the world Sunday by their declaration that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had ceased to exist and that a new Commonwealth of Independent States would take over many of its functions and obligations.If this indeed happens, those three republics will have staged a bloodless coup that ends the state Lenin and Stalin created with so much terror and suffering. The seat of power would be transferred to Minsk, a city of 1.5 million people that has neither the faded glory of St. Petersburg nor the centrality and history of Moscow.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | December 25, 1990
MOSCOW -- The Soviet Congress of People's Deputies risked confrontation with the 15 republics by voting overwhelmingly yesterday for preserving the U.S.S.R. as a socialist country and for holding referendums on the union's future and on private ownership of land.Even President Mikhail S. Gorbachev -- still general secretary of the Communist Party -- previously had proposed substituting "sovereign" for "socialist" in the country's name to stress the republics' rights.Several republics already have dropped "socialist" from their names.
NEWS
September 8, 1991
"The Union is dead. Long live the Union," a Gorbachev adviser said last week after the framework of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was junked. The communist workers' paradise lasted 74 years, six times longer than Hitler's Thousand-Year Reich. Like other experiments in systematic control, oppression and cruelty, it foundered on its disregard for human nature and aspirations.Time will tell what kind of a long-term arrangement will replacthe Soviet Union. For the present, its republics are grouped in loose political confederation or, further on the periphery, in an economic arrangement only vaguely defined.
NEWS
March 25, 1996
HARKING BACK to the past surely takes some bizarre forms these days.In Vietnam, trendy Saigonese gather in a disco called "Apocalypse Now." It features the usual flashing lights plus sounds of explosions, GI memorabilia and wrecks of U.S. helicopters hanging from the ceiling. In former East Germany, cafes have sprung up that celebrate the drab life and shortages of the now-gone workers' state.These nostalgia trips help why the lower house of Russia's communist-led parliament overwhelmingly voted the other day to seek the restoration of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, which went out of business four years ago when communism collapsed.
NEWS
April 24, 1995
Violetta Boft, 68, ballet mistress of BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, and a longtime Russian prima ballerina, died Saturday in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The American-born Boft moved to the Soviet Union in the 1930s to study with Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet. For 32 years, she was a prima ballerina of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich Dachenko Lyric Theatre in Moscow. She received the title of a People's Artist of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and several other Soviet artistic awards. She returned to the United States in 1986 to join her family in Columbus, and was hired at BalletMet.
NEWS
By SCOTT SHANE | January 3, 1993
Quick: Name a country where thousands of people have been killed over the last few months in relentless klan and ethnic strife; where armed bands of young thugs roam freely; where hundreds of thousands have fled their homes, many across an international border; where some refugees, stranded in the mountains, are dying of exposure and starvation.No, not Bosnia. And not Somalia. The answer is Tajikistan, and the reason you didn't know is that we, the media, haven't told you much about it. We haven't told you because we don't think you're much interested in it. And the reason you're not so interested is that the Cold War is over, the Soviet menace is dissipated, and Russia and the other former Soviet republics have become a tangled, tiresome story that's hard to follow.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | January 29, 1992
The wall map in Tom Thrasher's classroom at Glenwood Middle School shows the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as an orange monolith stretching from the Baltic to the Bering Sea, but the seventh-graders in his world geography class know better.They know that Leningrad is now St. Petersburg, Uzbek is now Uzbekistan, and part of the Soviet Union is now the Commonwealth of Independent States. Earlier this year, they learned about the changes independence has brought to former Soviet bloc nations in Eastern Europe and they followed the clash of Serbs and Croats in Yugoslavia.
NEWS
By Scott Shane | December 29, 1991
In 1931, a venturesome 20-year-old American named John Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin, pondered his possibilities -- and headed for the Soviet Union.It was not an irrational choice. The United States was in the grip of a deep depression that seemed to betray a fundamental flaw in capitalism. Millions were out of work, and plants were closing every day.Scott was intrigued by what he heard of the Bolshevik experiment. In once-backward Russia, plants were opening, not closing.
NEWS
December 10, 1991
Leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Byelarus stunned the world Sunday by their declaration that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had ceased to exist and that a new Commonwealth of Independent States would take over many of its functions and obligations.If this indeed happens, those three republics will have staged a bloodless coup that ends the state Lenin and Stalin created with so much terror and suffering. The seat of power would be transferred to Minsk, a city of 1.5 million people that has neither the faded glory of St. Petersburg nor the centrality and history of Moscow.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | December 11, 1990
MOSCOW -- Falling back on his eroding but still powerful political base, President Mikhail S. Gorbachev yesterday called on the Communist Party to fight for the signing of a union treaty to preserve the Soviet Union."
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | January 29, 1992
The wall map in Tom Thrasher's classroom at Glenwood Middle School shows the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as an orange monolith stretching from the Baltic to the Bering Sea, but the seventh-graders in his world geography class know better.They know that Leningrad is now St. Petersburg, Uzbek is now Uzbekistan, and part of the Soviet Union is now the Commonwealth of Independent States. Earlier this year, they learned about the changes independence has brought to former Soviet bloc nations in Eastern Europe and they followed the clash of Serbs and Croats in Yugoslavia.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker of The Sun and Greg Tasker of The Sun,Encyclopedia Britannica, "The Timetables of History," World Almanac and Book of FactsNew York Times News Service | December 9, 1991
MOSCOW -- The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Byelarus declared yesterday that the Soviet Union had ceased to exist and proclaimed a new Commonwealth of Independent States open to all states of the former union.In a series of statements issued after a two-day meeting at a Byelarussian government retreat, the leaders of the three Slavic republics declared void all efforts to create a new union on the ruins of the old one. But they called for the creation of new "coordinating bodies" for defense, foreign affairs and the economy that would have their seat in Minsk, the capital of Byelarus, and decided to maintain the ruble as their common currency.
NEWS
September 8, 1991
"The Union is dead. Long live the Union," a Gorbachev adviser said last week after the framework of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was junked. The communist workers' paradise lasted 74 years, six times longer than Hitler's Thousand-Year Reich. Like other experiments in systematic control, oppression and cruelty, it foundered on its disregard for human nature and aspirations.Time will tell what kind of a long-term arrangement will replacthe Soviet Union. For the present, its republics are grouped in loose political confederation or, further on the periphery, in an economic arrangement only vaguely defined.
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