Vadim is brimming with info as usual, all the way down to movie recommendations and excerpts from the Soviet rock music of the time. I remember most of these events, but they had become foggy over time in their relationship to one another, so it was good to have things all put together.
A comprehensive look at the events and leaders that led to the fall of the USSR. Troubling and sobering, in view of current events. Vadim always does a wonderful job of presenting not only facts, but art and music that give us a sense of how people in Russia felt about what was happening.
This was a most difficult talk as I felt the trajedy of the russians not being able to move from having free housing, education, medical - and yet shortages of the goods to make a good life - It was a lesson that no matter what ,humans are never satisfied - too many faults with governments!
Vadim Malinovsky is a favorite of mine! To try to give me the history of the collapse of Comunism in 90 minutes to an 88 year old is a lot! He did a wonderful job of TRYING! What he did was wake in me a hunger to read about it. thank you Vadim! I like your organization of the subject - its confusing to us that look at it from afar but fascinating!
It was fascinating to get a Russian's perspective on these seminal events. Clear and comprehensive. Highly recommended.