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  • Gorbachevs heir

    One year ago this month I found myself in the unusual position of hosting lunch for Mikhail Gorbachev. It was a work meeting at the L.A. Times, not some kind of rubber-chicken tribute (the former Soviet president was in town to talk up his Green Cross...
  • Dreams of an endless summer

    Dreams of an endless summer
    By Richard Rayner Off the southwest coast of Finland are more than 80,000 small islands left by the retreating ice 10,000 years ago. Some of the islands are mere rocks, washed by the cool waters of the Baltic, but many are covered in pine and fir trees...
  • Stand up to Russia

    It took the Red Army -- excuse me, the Russian army -- only two days to secure Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Now Russia is pressing its attacks into the heart of Georgia, threatening to cut the major east-west highway and vital oil pipeline. Moscow's...
  • Facts about Northern Europe

    About Northern Europe The following countries are located in the geographical area called Northern Europe: Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Many of these countries...
  • Lisa Eichhorn: an American in 'Riga'

    Lisa Eichhorn: an American in 'Riga'
    "Defenders of Riga," a post- World War I drama on a large scale, is Latvia's submission for this year's best foreign film Oscar. It's the biggest film to be released in the Baltic nation, surpassing "Titanic," the previous record holder, at the box...
  • Rivalry Brews in Russia's Backyard

    The Cold War may be over, but U.S. and Russian soldiers are expanding outposts in this mountainous former Soviet republic about 3,200 miles east of NATO headquarters in Brussels and nearly 2,000 miles from Moscow. The U.S. opened its base three years ago...
  • From the archives: Yeltsin Rally Ends Drive for Soviet Election

    MOSCOW -- Campaigning for the first contested national elections since the earliest years of the Soviet state ended here Saturday with an emotional rally for Boris N. Yeltsin, the radical populist whose anti-Establishment candidacy has symbolized the...
  • From the archives: Yeltsin Leading in Historic Vote

    MOSCOW -- Soviet citizens voted Sunday in a nationwide election that marked a dramatic break with the past by giving most voters, for the first time in their lives, a choice at the ballot box. Election Day 1989--marked by red flags flying from buses...
  • From the archives: Key Soviet Party Officials Defeated

    MOSCOW -- In a protest vote that will echo across the Soviet Union, senior Communist Party officials were defeated in Moscow, Leningrad, the Ukraine and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the country's first contested national...
  • From the archives: His Suitability for Job Is Debated

    MOSCOW -- Mikhail S. Gorbachev, general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, was elected overwhelmingly Thursday at the first meeting of the Soviet Union's new congress to fill the country's strengthened executive presidency. Gorbachev immediately...
  • From the archives: Crackdown on Dissent

    MOSCOW -- No one has watched the crisis in China with greater concern than Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, for in it he can see some of his compatriots' worst fears for what could go wrong here with his ambitious program of political, economic...
  • From the archives: Gorbachev Challenged by New Ethnic Turmoil

    MOSCOW -- The two southern Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan appear headed for a major new confrontation that will seriously test the ability of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to find political solutions to the country's mounting ethnic problems....