Chinese collectors buy into contemporary photography
South China Morning Post
Zhou Yupeng, the former vice-mayor of Shanghai, told Liu that his 1991 photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev, taken just after the last Soviet leader's resignation speech on Christmas Day, had long been his favourite image and he wanted to know all about the ...
Unilateral US nuclear pullback in 1991 matched by rapid Soviet cuts
History News Network (HNN)
The unilateral nuclear withdrawals announced by President George H.W. Bush 25 years ago this week drew an eager response from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to produce what experts call “the most spontaneous and dramatic reversal” ever of the ...
George Kennan's Love of Russia Inspired His Legendary “Containment” Strategy
Kennan's warm feelings toward Russia were even known by Mikhail Gorbachev, who met Kennan in 1987 in Washington, D.C. and told him, “We in our country believe that a man may be the friend of another country and remain, at the same time, a loyal and ...
Five myths about nuclear weapons
In 2008 Cambridge University Press published a book titled “The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons since 1945.