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To bring their nation to the leading edge of technology, Soviet leaders are turning to the United States. Their grandfathers did the same thing.

Our usual picture of the Soviet Union and its history is strictly political and economic. We trace the many struggles for leadership power and the ups and downs of the Soviet economy. Read more >>

Proud and independent, the farm girls of New England helped build an industrial Eden, but its paternalistic innocence was not to last

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