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Unformatted text preview: the health of the nation (end of Brezhnev) life expectancy is dropping ( 14 year difference in life expectancy b/t women and men a lot to do with the drinking habits, fatty foods, more labor-in-tensive work Ligachyov urged Gorbachev to do something about the alcoholism! Second Economy Andreyeva Affair Chernobyl: nuclear power plant built during Soviet Union, 100 miles from Kiev the roof blows off the reactor, a fire inside of the plant, engaged in a safety check sends huge quanities of radi-ation spreads, and nothing is said about it for 24 hours spewing into atmosphere, a radioactive cloud spreads everywhere, Belarus, etc still no official response, pl at the scene had inadequate protection18 days after the accident, and Gorbachev denounces the West for anti-Soviet propa-ganda much like the old Soviet way to handle events Yeltsin on Tank Glasnost: Mathias Rust...
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course HIS 39930 taught by Professor Ming during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '09