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By Michael Hill BTC | December 19, 1990
ABC's "The Koppel Report: Sex in the Soviet Union" is just what you think it is -- a cheap and titillating way to get viewers to watch a news documentary. But it is also something more.Because in examining Soviets' views toward this most personal of acts, this hour reveals much of the confusion about individual liberty -- the meaning of it, the limits to it, the appropriate relationship between the individual and the state -- that currently grips that nation in turmoil.There has been an outpouring of sexual material in the Soviet Union since Gorbachev's glasnost relaxed the strict rules that used to keep a tight rein on behavior.
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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."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | June 13, 1991
After a season of leaping hurdles, high-jump bars and long-jump pits, North County's Adrienne McCray is leaping continents.A three-event county champion and a Class 4A 300-meter hurdles state titlist, McCray is headed for the Soviet Union as part of an international student exchange program, her first trip out of the United States."
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By Michael Janofsky and Michael Janofsky,New York Times News Service | September 12, 1991
INDIANAPOLIS -- The six men who just won the fourth consecutive team title at the world gymnastics championships come from five republics, and if that's not enough to raise questions about the future of gymnastics in the Soviet Union, several minutes with Yuri Titov will.His country's foremost gymnast 30 years ago, Titov is now president of the international federation for gymnastics, an organization of 88 countries that could grow considerably as Soviet republics gain independence and ask for representation on their own.For now, that's the least of Titov's concerns.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 13, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The United States and the Soviet Union wil go into a third day of talks today in a strenuous effort to finish nine years of negotiations and conclude an agreement cutting ++ long-range nuclear weapons in time for Presidents Bush and Mikhail S. Gorbachev to schedule a summit for the end of this month.In an abrupt change of plans, Secretary of State James A. Baker III and his counterpart, Alexander A. Bessmertnykh, did not go into a previously scheduled session late last night, instead deciding to resume this morning, the State Department said.
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By Los Angeles Times | August 20, 1991
WASHINGTON -- His prescience may not help him be confirmed as CIA director, but yesterday's coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev does confirm Robert M. Gates' reputation: the Bush administration's in-house pessimist was right.So was Alexander Yakovlev, once Mr. Gorbachev's top aide, who quitthe Soviet Communist Party on Friday, warning that a hard-line coup was in the works.But for the legions of American Sovietologists, the record is mixed.The effort to sort out who was right and who was wrong is a classic Washington response to an international crisis, as experts scramble to demonstrate that world events prove the soundness of whatever policy position they have been advocating.
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By Robert Ruby and Robert Ruby,Jerusalem Bureau of The Sun | October 19, 1991
JERUSALEM -- The United States and the Soviet Union went ahead yesterday with formal invitations to Arab states, Israel and Palestinians to a Mideast peace conference despite an unexpected delay by Israel in deciding whether to attend.The peace conference was set for Oct. 30 in Madrid.At the same time yesterday, the Soviet Union and Israel announced the resumption of full diplomatic relations after a lapse of 24 years, a gesture that Israel had insisted upon before it would agree to attend talks co-sponsored by the Soviets.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau | March 31, 1992
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's aid package for the former Soviet Union may come too late to counter the widespread impression that his administration is following, rather than leading, the drive to cement free-market democracy there.The plan, to be unveiled tomorrow, comes only after prodding from former President Richard M. Nixon, who in a widely publicized memo derided aid efforts so far as "pathetically inadequate." The cause also has been pressed forcefully by such key senators as Sam Nunn, a Georgia Democrat, and Richard G. Lugar, an Indiana Republican, and even by Mr. Bush's ambassador to Moscow, Robert S. Strauss.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | August 21, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Losing in the Virginia Slims of Washington women's tennis tournament was simply the last straw for Natalia Zvereva."Things have not gone my way in the last few days," she said. "And then, the trouble at home . . ."The 20-year-old from Minsk, U.S.S.R., stopped to wipe away tears.Her country is in the midst of what could turn into a civil war, as the Soviet Union responds to the coup that ousted President Mikhail Gorbachev two days ago.Yesterday afternoon, Zvereva, the 16th-ranked player in the world, lost 6-4, 7-5 to Radka Zrubakova, a woman she had beaten easily in three previous meetings.
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | September 3, 1991
Michail Kourepine might be expected to stand out as he lumbers down Elegant Water Street here, lugging an impossibly large bag stuffed with recent purchases, wearing tight blue jeans, no shirt and a belt marked repeatedly with the name of a famous French brand of sportswear.The towering, 28-year-old from Leningrad, U.S.S.R., might stick out, that is, were it not for the scores of other outsized Soviet and Eastern European tourists, traders and black marketers bullying through this free market's tight confines with distinctly non-Chinese brusqueness.
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