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72 anniv soviet october revolution parade(nov 7 1989)

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 11 Dec 2011, 09:04
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Post 20 May 2012, 14:48
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It looks less "perestroic" than the 1988 parade
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Jun 2011, 08:37
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Post 20 May 2012, 15:34
A lot of happy people.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Oct 2007, 23:49
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Post 06 Jun 2012, 12:48
Sad to see sights like this gone...
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Post 06 Jun 2012, 17:55
Actually by then the situation was pretty messed up. The planning system had been ripped out of the economy, cooperatives legalized black marketeers' and criminals' wealth, inflation was skyrocketing, and people, cities and entire republics began hoarding. In the social sphere, everything in the entirety of Soviet history was already contested, down to Lenin and the Revolution itself. Members of the newly elected Congress of People's Deputies were building names for themselves and challenging the Party and central authorities everywhere. The USSR's Eastern Bloc allies were also collapsing at precisely this time.

The pictures evidence the destructive tendencies of the period, the slogan on the State Historical Museum stating 'Democratization, Self-Management, Glasnost', the one in green and white saying 'We can defend perestroika ourselves', and the one in purple and white saying 'There is nowhere to go back -behind us is stagnation'. All of these were essentially aimed at the conservative communist opponents of perestroika, and liberal anti-communists at this time could still count themselves allies of Gorbachev, though this soon came to an end as the conservative faction disappeared and Gorbachev and Soviet power itself became the conservative force to attack and smash.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Jul 2012, 22:16
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Post 04 Jul 2012, 22:21
I wonder what happened to the broadcast of this parade, because it doesn't have any reason to be "hidden" by the Soviet Government (the 1982 parade isn't avaliable because of Brezhenv's death and the 1983 parade is missing because Andropov was not in the mausoleum). Does anyone know why?
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