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Germany

Helmut Kohl, a former Chancellor of West Germany, was a true reformer, and one of the principal architects of Germany’s peaceful reunification. As a …

Baltics

Dr. Mart Laar, on whom the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation this year bestows its Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, is a historian, professor, and …

Baltics

During the twenty-two years of Estonia’s independence between 1918 and 1940, the Soviet Union, its massive neighbor, and its tool the Comintern subjected the …

It is with deep sorrow that the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation marks the passing of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a renowned academic, an implacable foe of tyranny, …

Cuba

Next year will be a decisive one for Cuba. Raúl Castro plans to step down as leader of the communist island in 2018, at …

USSR

In a centrally planned socialist economy like the one that existed in the Soviet Union, the government determined every detail of the national economy. …

USSR

One of the first images most Americans associate with communism is the breadline. All of us have probably seen photos online of the long …

USSR

When Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks seized power over Russia in October 1917, they began almost immediately to nationalize the economy. This was part and parcel …

China

Last month, the elite World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland welcomed a sitting Chinese head of state for the first time ever. In …

Hungary

A monument honoring Russian and Soviet soldiers has been unveiled in a military cemetery in Esztergom, Hungary, two weeks before Russian leader Vladimir Putin …