The End of the Cold War (U.S. Global Engagement Interview Series)


U.S. Global Engagement Program Director David Speedie interviews Russians and Americans who played a role in the end of the Cold War.

Boris Yeltsin in Moscow 1989.<br>Credit: <a href="" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>

AUG 5, 2011 Transcript

Thomas E. Graham on the End of the Cold War and Beyond

Graham discusses the turbulent period of the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s in Russia, including the relationship between Yeltsin and Gorbachev and the role ...

Yeltsin speaking near the Council of Ministers building, <br>August 19, 1991. CREDIT:  <a href="" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>

AUG 1, 2011 Transcript

Gennady Burbulis on the Dissolution of the USSR

Burbulis was one of the drafters and signers of the 1991 Belavezha Accords, which declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved. In this interview he discusses the ...

JUL 18, 2011 Transcript

Ambassador Jack Matlock on the 1991 Soviet Coup Attempt

Today, almost all Russians are convinced that the U.S. brought down the USSR by military and economic pressure. But this is the opposite of ...

<a href="" target=_blank">Boris Yeltsin, August 22, 1991</a>. CREDIT: <a href=" "target=_blank"></a>

JUN 14, 2011 Transcript

Alexandr Urmanov on Democratic Elections and Campaigning for Yeltsin

Urmanov recalls his relationship with Yeltsin--he directed his presidential campaign in 1989/1990--and with the Krieble Institute, which trained Russians in election techniques. Urmanov brought Institute ...

Moscow's Red Square. CREDIT: <ahref="" target=_blank">Giikah</a>

JUN 10, 2011 Podcast

Mikhail Reznikov on Working to Bring Democracy to Russia

When Krieble Institute representatives from the U.S. first visited Russia, it was "like a collision of civilizations," recalls Reznikov. He got involved in Russian ...

Moscow City Hall by <a href="" target=_blank>Alexei Troshin</a>

MAY 19, 2011 Transcript

Interview with Gavriil Popov, First Democratically Elected Mayor of Moscow

Gavriil Popov was mayor of Moscow in the turbulent days of the early 1990s, and his key appointees played crucial roles in bringing about the ...

Former KGB Headquarters by <a href="" target=_blank">Malinki</a>

MAY 18, 2011 Podcast

Evgeny Savostiyanov on Dismantling the Moscow Communist KGB

Evgeny Savostiyanov was one of two key appointments made by "reformist" Mayor Gavriil Popov during his brief tenure as mayor of Moscow from 1990-92. Savostiyanov ...

<a href="" target=_blank">The State Duma of Russia</a>, Bernt Rostad

APR 25, 2011 Podcast

Arkady Murashev on "Reforming" the Moscow Police Force (1991-92)

Active in Russian politics since the early days of Perestroika, Arkady Murashev discusses his part in bringing down the Soviet Union and and working towards ...

FEB 22, 2011 Podcast

John Exnicios on Training USSR Dissidents

David Speedie interviews John Exnicios, former vice president of the Krieble Institute. Exnicios played a lead role in training Russian dissidents in the last years ...