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Back In Putin's USSR : Moscow, 18/01/1986

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Published on Mar 12, 2014

Back In Putin's USSR : Full Press Conference, Moscow.

Saturday 18/01/1986

As Russia under President Putin stretches the wings of her Double Headed Eagle once more I thought it timely to upload this rather interesting video from those halcyon days when wars were still cold & bold & where a fellow worth his S.A.L.T. didn't pass the pepper lest The Americans sneezed.

The Soviets realised that to attempt to match Reagan on Star Wars would see them in a similar position to that of The U.S. today; on the verge of bankruptcy. I don't need to go into the historical timeline that followed from this, as it's well known; but one wonders what a young Vladimir Putin pushing a pen & shuffling paper in The Porcelain Capital of Europe in the then The DDR was thinking.

This full Presser version for Soviet & Foreign Hacks runs for circa. 75 Mins. The much shorter version I uploaded a few years ago runs for 10 Mins. Nothing like a bit of You Tube Glasnost, even if it's over 28 years late. Perhaps there maybe an old Journo stationed in the CCCP at the time that might recognise himself, or other old hacks that might notice a face in the crowd ?

Anyway thanks again Nikolai, hope you learned as much from those cricket audio tapes from the late 70's as I did from your country's video tapes & other material you gave to me ¿

Apart from my shortened version posted in 2007 I believe this is the only place You Tubers will see a Soviet style Presser like this anywhere on the net.

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