Boris Yeltsin and his entourage of democrats unleashed and encouraged ethnic-nationalist feeling in the republics in an attempt to wrest central power from the communists – and succeeded instead in destroying the Soviet Union. When Ukraine used the center’s weakness to break away from its tyrannical older brother, the death knell sounded by ROMAN LABA […]

You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber.

Not a subscriber?

Subscribe today for access to:
Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles).

You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.