The Kremlin Minutes Diary of a Collapsing Superpower

In the fall of 1990, as Germany celebrated reunification, an enormous tragedy was taking shape in Moscow. The historical turning point can be reconstructed from previously undisclosed minutes of Politburo meetings published in Russia this month. And Mikhail Gorbachev may finally get the historical recognition he deserves.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and East German Communist Party Erich Honecker: "We pursue our policy, which is by no means identical to Honecker's."

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and East German Communist Party Erich Honecker: "We pursue our policy, which is by no means identical to Honecker's."

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