Moscow’s empire – rise and fall (1/4) | DW Documentary

Moscow’s empire – rise and fall (1/4) | DW Documentary

The Soviet Union began to crumble post 1970 – and fell apart completely after 1991. The former Soviet countries were left bankrupt and traumatized and facing what would be an anarchic decade.

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After the fall of the Iron Curtain, former Soviet nations had to deal with a chaotic period marked by military conflicts and the search for new national identities and a new self-awareness. The four-part documentary ‘Moscow’s Empire’ looks for answers to these developments, and provides a variety of perspectives on life in the former Soviet block countries – from the people who have experienced events first hand and, in some cases, shaped them.

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