Shaping Russia's Transformation: A Leader of Perestroika Looks Back, with Alexander Yakovlev (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
Shaping Russia's Transformation: A Leader of Perestroika Looks Back, with Alexander Yakovlev (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 11/21/1996; 56 minutes


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Host Harry Kreisler is joined by historian and former Politburo member Alexander Yakovlev who reflects on his role in the transformation of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism. (#7137)

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K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 10

World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.9 Students analyze the international developments in the post-World War II world.

7. Analyze the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union, including the weakness of the command economy, burdens of military commitments, and growing resistance to Soviet rule by dissidents in satellite states and the non-Russian Soviet republics.

Standards for Grade(s): 12

Principles of American Democracy

12.9 Students analyze the origins, characteristics, and development of different political systems across time, with emphasis on the quest for political democracy, its advances, and its obstacles.

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