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Resource guide for students in Europe since 1945

Foreign Media

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Alexander Street Video

Witness to History, The Collapse of the Soviet Union
produced by Susan Eikov Green (Mount Kisco, NY: Guidance Associates, 2010)22 mins

Summary: This program traces the history of the USSR from its creation in 1922 to its dissolution in 1991. The program also follows the rise and fall of the Soviet Bloc from the end of World War II to the Revolutions of 1989. It features archival footage that documents the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, Lenin and the Russian Revolution, Stalin and the rise of the USSR, post-World War II Europe, the events that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall, reforms instituted by Mikhail Gorbachev, and the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
With Alexander Street Video, users can do a single search across all the Alexander Street video in the library. 
On a single cross-searchable platform, users have a completely integrated online repository of Alexander Street video titles that your institution subscribes to or owns, including VAST: Academic Video Online (a large, multidisciplinary video product with nearly 17,000 videos and continuing to grow), along with individual discipline collections in history, art and architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, opera, theatre, musical performance, anthropology, health and rehabilitation, opera, nursing, science, women’s studies, black studies, LGBT studies, and more.

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