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Thirtieth Anniversary Of The Collapse Of The U.S.S.R.: 1991-2021

Thirty years ago, on December 26, 1991, the U.S.S.R. officially came to an end when the Supreme Soviet, the country's upper legislative body, recognized the independence of its 15 constituent republics and voted for the state's dissolution. Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned the day before on television. But the questions that stalked Soviet citizens in those final days of the U.S.S.R. -- issues related to territorial rights, rule of law, corruption, clean elections, government transparency, free media, and more -- have not faded away in the years since.

To share how the Soviet past still affects the present, Current Time English has assembled the best of its related content out of the site's archives.