Monday, December 25, 2006

15 Christmases ago: The Soviet Union ends

On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union officially died when Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR.

Two Christmases prior, after a less-than-fair trial, brutal communist dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu of Romania, along with his Elena, were executed by a firing squad after being tried by a military tribunal.

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