US-SR

In the title of his 1964 book, Andrei Amalrik asked: "Will the Soviet Union survive until 1984?" In fact it lasted all through the Reagan presidency, held together only by outside pressure. Then, just when you finally might have thought that it had gone for ever, it started to reappear on a different northern subcontinent.

USSR US


TASS NEWS AGENCY AP


Pravda PROPAGANDA MEDIUM Fox News


KGB
(Department of State Security)
SECRET POLICE DHS
(Department of Homeland Security)


Brezhnev
Brezhnev
EXECUTIVE Bush
Bush


Brezhnev Doctrine FOREIGN POLICY Bush Doctrine


East Europe freed from Hitler
to become a model of "socialism"
LIBERATION Iraq freed from Hussein
to become a model of "democracy"


Gulag PRISON CAMPS Gitmo


Defeated Germany,
invaded Afghanistan.
MILITARY HISTORY Defeated Germany,
invaded Afghanistan.


Gorbachev FAILED REFORMER Obama