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Gorbachev made an afaik sincere effort to reform the superpower and scale back the empire in a controlled manner. It didn't work as he wanted it to, but he tried.

Yeltsin on the other hand, was as far as I can tell only in it for power, money for him and his friends and family, and eventually to avoid jail (or execution).

by fjallstrom on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 at 07:05:23 PM EST
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