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A Soviet and Russian History Lesson.

Professor of History at Harvard, Richad Pipes. He's written over ten books on the Soviet Union. Including, "The Formation of the Soviet Union," published in 1957 and "The Russian Revolution," published last year. He talks with Terry about the formation of the Soviet Union, so that we can understand the breaking up of the empire.

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Other segments from the episode on August 27, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 27, 1991: Interview with Vernard Johsnon; Interview with Richard Pipes; Review of Doris Grumbach's memoir "Coming Into the End Zone."

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