The Soviet State emerged from the remains of the Russian Empire. page 84
page 80, political leader Gorbachev proposed democratic reforms to the Soviet Union.
pace of change increases
page 80, Gorbachev proposes a huge change, a presidential system, to replace party ruling.
Supreme Soviet banned censorship
page 81, A super important change in the government, it stopped censoring the press. This meant that people could get information from more unbiased places.
Americans show Gorbachev how to run an office
President Bush sent a delegation of Americans to help Gorbachev run his new presidency. page 82
Vote to preserve Soviet Union
There was a vote as to whether the Soviet Union should stay, and while a majority voted to keep it, but large important parts of the union like Armenia, Georgia, and Estonia boycotted, and Russian voters backed a presidency. page 84
Gorbachev invited to G7
page 86, the Soviet Union was finally invited to the G7 conference, making it the G8, 5 months before it crashed.
Splitting of the Soviet Union
December 25 1991
page 73, describing that night in December 1991 when the Soviet flag went down for the last time over Kremlin.
First privitization law passed
After the Soviet Union collapsed, new leader Yeltsin passed the first privatization act, aiming to stop the 98% dependency rate on the state for employment. page 92
Putin becomes the fourth prime minister in a year
Valadamir Putin is appointed the fourth prime minister in one year by Yeltsin, and months later, Yeltsin resigned, leaving Putin to take over as president. He is still president to this day. page 103.