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Certainly no more improbable star has crossed the American political firmament than Ronald Reagan, the former governor of California and 40th president of the United States. Reagan left the presidency in January 1989, the only modern president to emerge...
Times Staff WriterThe Cold War may be over, but U.S. and Russian soldiers are expanding outposts in this mountainous former Soviet republic about 3,200 miles east of NATO headquarters in Brussels and nearly 2,000 miles from Moscow. The U.S. opened its base three years ago...
Tags: Belarus, Russia, Estonia, George W. Bush, Armed Forces
It is 260 steps up from the entrance of the massive St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg to the colonnade that encircles the base of the dome. I climbed slowly and counted. It was winter, and the stone staircase was slick with ice,...
Times Staff WriterIn a sunny garden outside the Kremlin, not far from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, workers quietly hammered into place 10 squat black letters to commemorate one of the bloodiest battles of World War II: Stalingrad. Until Friday, the memorial bore the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBEIJING -- Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, appealing for a halt in student protests, pledged early today that China will implement democratic reforms. "We will . . . work out concrete measures to enhance democracy and law, oppose...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLEIPZIG, East Germany -- East Germans expressed anger, shame and anguish Sunday over brutal police repression of popular, peaceful demonstrations in the Communist state's major cities over the weekend. Citizens interviewed in East Berlin, Dresden and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- Bulgarian President Todor Zhivkov, the longest-serving leader in Eastern Europe, resigned Friday, thrusting his country into the political maelstrom sweeping the region. Zhivkov, 78, who stepped down after 35 years in power, was replaced as...
Tags: Russia, Economy, Hungary, Economy, Business and Finance, Romania
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGIESSEN, West Germany -- Thousands of young East Germans arrived by special train in West German reception centers here and elsewhere Sunday as the refugee crisis in Bonn's diplomatic missions in Czechoslovakia and Poland appeared to flare up again with...
Tags: Hungary, Entertainment, Prague (Czech Republic), Health, Refugee
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, abandoning his policy of strict non-interference in the way local party leaders deal with nationalist activities, interrupted his Black Sea vacation to warn Lithuanian Communist Party officials that the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBONN -- Thousands of jubilant East Germans began crossing into Austria and freedom early today shortly after the Hungarian government opened the border with a dramatic announcement late Sunday, declaring that all East Germans in its territory seeking to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- Leaders of the Warsaw Pact, removing what had remained an important political and psychological brake on reforms under way in Eastern Europe, Monday condemned as illegal their countries' 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia that brought an end to the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLEIPZIG, East Germany -- Security forces broke up a candle-lit protest march in East Berlin on Sunday as ordinary citizens here and in other cities deplored the brutal police suppression of peaceful demonstrations that called upon East Germany's hard-line...
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