30 Years Since the Dissolution of the USSR. The Impact on the Post-Soviet Space

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30 Years Since the Dissolution of the USSR. The Impact on the Post-Soviet Space

On Monday, December 20, 2021, the final debate in the series of online events organized by the New Strategy Center to mark the 30th anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR took place.

The last event was devoted to an analysis of how the Soviet republics that made up the USSR gained their independence, as well as the evolution of the post-Soviet space. Gorbachev’s resignation in December 1991 was the culmination of a period of great drama in many of the Soviet republics, which were rediscovering their language and history and wanting to become independent, entered into a bitter conflict with the union center.
Moderated by George Scutaru, General Director of the New Strategy Center, the discussion benefited from the contribution of Raivo Vare, former Minister of State from 1990-1992, Estonia, Igor Munteanu, former Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the USA and Alexander Iskandaryan, Director of the Institute Caucasus, from Armenia.
The former Soviet republics have had a different historical trajectory. The Baltic countries have become part of the Euro-Atlantic world, being members of NATO and the EU, other states are still struggling to get out of Moscow’s sphere of influence, such as Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, while others, such as Belarus or Armenia, remain part of the political, economic and military structures under Russian patronage.

The conference was broadcast live online, and registration is available here: