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  • Barbara Amiel
    Barbara Amiel
    British journalist, writer, and socialite 1940-
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    By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Russian revolutionary leader 1870-1924
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    Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    English writer and columnist 1950-
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    Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not. His influence on the dissident writers of the Soviet Uniton was enormous. Figures like Grossman or Solzhenitsyn, although their language is less elevated, were dominated by a Tolstoyan desire to use fiction to tell the truth of history.
  • Bobby Fischer
    Bobby Fischer
    American chess grandmaster 1943-2008
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    First of all, we have to understand what communism is. I mean, to me, real communism, the Soviet communism, is basically a mask for Bolshevism, which is a mask for Judaism.
    Source: Press Conference, September 1 1992 [6]
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
    Source: Speech Berlin, 12 June 1997
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    Here's to the day when the complete works of Leon Trotsky are published and widely distributed in the Soviet Union. On that day the USSR will have achieved democracy!
  • Carlos Fuentes
    Carlos Fuentes
    Mexican novelist and essayist 1928-2012
    Carlos Fuentes
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    If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.
    Source: Doing It Our Way, New Statesman & Society, 2 February 1990, tr. Alfred MacAdam
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.
  • Alexander Dubcek
    Alexander Dubcek
    Czechoslovak and Slovak politician 1921-1992
    Alexander Dubcek
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    In the first day of the Soviet Army's arrival, I and the other comrades were isolated and then found ourselves here, not knowing anything... I can only conjecture what could have happened.
  • Garry Kasparov
    Garry Kasparov
    Russian chess grandmaster 1963-
    Garry Kasparov
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    It didn't take long to recognise the shortcomings of the Soviet regime and to see the values of the free world.
  • Joseph Brodsky
    Joseph Brodsky
    Russian-born American Poet, Critic 1940-
    Joseph Brodsky
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    It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S. to the Soviet Union. I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot.
  • Abu Bakar Bashir
    Abu Bakar Bashir
    Indonesian Muslim cleric 1938-
    Abu Bakar Bashir
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    Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
    American journalist
    Barbara Demick
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    North Korea faded to black in the early 1990s. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had propped up its old Communist ally with cheap fuel oil, North Korea's creakily inefficient economy collapsed. Power stations rusted into ruin.
  • Barbara Amiel
    Barbara Amiel
    British journalist, writer, and socialite 1940-
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    Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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    Putin himself is a character out of fiction, an uber-macho former Soviet thug running a massive, expansionist kleptocracy. The man stages photographs riding horses barechested and hunting tigers. His enemies find themselves on the wrong end of radioactive poisoning.
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