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20 Years Later: Documents Show Soviets Wanted Eastern Europe to Stay Peaceful

November 9, 2009

In this video, Russia Programs Director Svetlana Savranskaya discusses the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  A new book from the National Security Archive, Masterpieces of History: The Peaceful End of the Cold War in Europe (forthcoming in 2010, Central European University Press), chronicles the role of peaceful revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989 and 1990 through documents collected from US, European, and Russian archives.

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