1987 - 1992
Subscription Type
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • The contents of this collection are available for text analysis and data mining through Gale's Digital Scholar Lab (access via "Digital Scholar Lab" entry in Database Library or Catalog).
Resource Types
E-Books and E-Texts
Collection of three FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) files document the events leading up to the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. and its implications for U.S.-Soviet relations. The first file contains material related to the Moscow summit and the coup in August 1991 against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. The second file concerns the dissolution of the Soviet Union, including the Bush administration's response to the dissolution and the formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Documents here concern economic and humanitarian support, diplomatic recognition of the republics, aiding the transition to democratic governments and market economies, and defense issues, particularly the fate and control over the former Soviet Union's nuclear arsenal. Materials in the third file relate to the meeting between President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev in Malta (December 2-3, 1989) and the subsequent meetings between President Bush and NATO leaders. The materials were sourced from the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. This collection is part of Archives Unbound.