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Neo-Sovietika (The USSR 20 years after it's collapse)

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  • Eduardo
    Hi there, this is my first ever post in this group, given that I m candidate to Mondo Civitano (Esperanto for World Citizen) This year it will commemorate 20
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 29, 2011
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      Hi there, this is my first ever post in this group, given that I'm candidate to Mondo Civitano (Esperanto for World Citizen)

      This year it will commemorate 20 years since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, being the largest communist empire on the planet from it's inception in 1917 by Vladimir Lenin, had collapsed by a faulty Gorbachev administration in Christmas day 1991, where a monetary failure was the cause of it.

      This also became the largest cold war rival against the United States of America, where nuclear Armageddon was almost a reality between the late fifties and early sixties as the two powers were testing their explosives 9 months between them. Yet they're were the first to explore space when they launched the world's first artificial satellite: Sputnik 1 via Vostok 1 in 4th October 1957. The following year another space exploration milestone came into effect, by sending Lika the dog as there first living being into space, and in 1961, Yuri Gagarin as the first human in space, followed by Valentina Tereshkova as the first woman in space.

      By 26th April 1986 the worst nuclear nightmare occurred in Ukraine when the Chernobyl 4 reactor exploded releasing a dangerously lethal amount of radioactive fallout into the wild, this is where the supreme soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev admitted that the explosion occurred in their territory. Product of a faulty reactor design, badly trained personnel, and conduction of experiments against established territorial protocols.

      The reforms of glasnost and perestroika were meant to keep communism afloat, but it didn't . This has worsened the scenario even further.

      The only events that I have remembered so far was in 1991: Beginning in January, soviets prevented Lithuania from gaining independence resulting in 14 civilian deaths and the storming of the state tv tower; By August a coup has formed over Moscow to overthrow the Gorbachev administration by means of the newly-elected president Boris Yeltsin. Gorby has been isolated in a lakeside house near Foros in Ukraine claiming that he's under a delicate health condition. The troops have been in a conostant watch against any coming intruder non-authorised by the state, shooting down those that approach within a 30-Km radius.

      The following month, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were the first to claim independence from the Soviet Union. by 8th December, the presidents of Russia, Ukraine, an Belarus has signed the document that establishes the Commonwealth of Independent states, and by the 25th, Gorbachev has resigned from the USSR presidency, and with it, the rupture of an empire into those republics we know right now, being Russia the largest on the planet.
    • anton
      Dear Eduardo, nice post. It really good underlines my thesis about good is one who won, evil is the one who loose . You have shown us the worst about
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 2, 2011
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        Dear Eduardo,

        nice post. It really good underlines my thesis about " "good" is one who won, "evil" is the one who loose ".
        You have shown us the worst about USSR. Why did You forget the nice ones? Forgotten? Never heard of it because of modern anti-soviet propaganda?

        It's funny to see the past painted. The soviet past painted black, the western maked-up with roses.

        Sincerely,
        anton

        --- In WorldCitizen@yahoogroups.com, "Eduardo" <racersdream30@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi there, this is my first ever post in this group, given that I'm candidate to Mondo Civitano (Esperanto for World Citizen)
        >
        > This year it will commemorate 20 years since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, being the largest communist empire on the planet from it's inception in 1917 by Vladimir Lenin, had collapsed by a faulty Gorbachev administration in Christmas day 1991, where a monetary failure was the cause of it.
        >
        > This also became the largest cold war rival against the United States of America, where nuclear Armageddon was almost a reality between the late fifties and early sixties as the two powers were testing their explosives 9 months between them. Yet they're were the first to explore space when they launched the world's first artificial satellite: Sputnik 1 via Vostok 1 in 4th October 1957. The following year another space exploration milestone came into effect, by sending Lika the dog as there first living being into space, and in 1961, Yuri Gagarin as the first human in space, followed by Valentina Tereshkova as the first woman in space.
        >
        > By 26th April 1986 the worst nuclear nightmare occurred in Ukraine when the Chernobyl 4 reactor exploded releasing a dangerously lethal amount of radioactive fallout into the wild, this is where the supreme soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev admitted that the explosion occurred in their territory. Product of a faulty reactor design, badly trained personnel, and conduction of experiments against established territorial protocols.
        >
        > The reforms of glasnost and perestroika were meant to keep communism afloat, but it didn't . This has worsened the scenario even further.
        >
        > The only events that I have remembered so far was in 1991: Beginning in January, soviets prevented Lithuania from gaining independence resulting in 14 civilian deaths and the storming of the state tv tower; By August a coup has formed over Moscow to overthrow the Gorbachev administration by means of the newly-elected president Boris Yeltsin. Gorby has been isolated in a lakeside house near Foros in Ukraine claiming that he's under a delicate health condition. The troops have been in a conostant watch against any coming intruder non-authorised by the state, shooting down those that approach within a 30-Km radius.
        >
        > The following month, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were the first to claim independence from the Soviet Union. by 8th December, the presidents of Russia, Ukraine, an Belarus has signed the document that establishes the Commonwealth of Independent states, and by the 25th, Gorbachev has resigned from the USSR presidency, and with it, the rupture of an empire into those republics we know right now, being Russia the largest on the planet.
        >
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