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Thirty years ago, a botched putsch accelerated the forces pulling the U.S.S.R. apart, and within months the massive country was no more. Irina Lagunina, director of special projects at RFE/RL’s Russian Service, joins host Steve Gutterman to talk about those dramatic days in August 1991 -- and what’s become of Russia since.

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    13:48

    Thirty years ago, a botched putsch accelerated the forces pulling the U.S.S.R. apart, and within months the massive country was no more. Irina Lagunina, director of special projects at RFE/RL’s Russian Service, joins host Steve Gutterman to talk about those dramatic days in August 1991 -- and what’s become of Russia since.
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