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The Beginning of Perestroika

  • Aired: 06/28/2011
  • 07:10
  • Rating: NR
In this clip from "My Perestroika," a group of Russians describe how they felt during the beginning of Gorbachev's perestroika. Openness and reform were ushered into the USSR and would become pivotal to the country's history.
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Russians describe the beginning of perestroika.
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