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Conor O'Clery

The Last Day of the Soviet Union

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Hour 1: What events actually led to the 1991 dissolution of the U.S.S.R. and how did the bitter relationship between Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin contribute to the superpower’s demise? We’ll talk this hour with journalist Conor O’Clery, author of the book “Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Day of the Soviet Union” (Public Affairs, 2011).