Eight Pieces of Empire: A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse

Eight Pieces of Empire: A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse

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A two-decade journey, panoramic in scope yet intimate in detail, through the hopes, sorrows, and conflagrations of an unraveled empire and the people living in it.

Not with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. Lawrence Scott Sheets, who was then living in Moscow as a young foreign correspondent, went to the center of the capital to witness the response. “In the streets around Red Square,”… (mehr)