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  • Saturday, December 11th 2021 - 08:00 UTC

    Former Moscow correspondent reflects on the end of USSR thirty years ago

    Making history: former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, left, with the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991. EPA/ Vassili Korneyev

    By James Rodgers (*) – The Soviet anthem hailed the socialist union that it celebrated as “indestructible”. Yet 30 years ago this week, the then Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, together with the leaders of Ukraine and Belarus, signed the agreement that created the Commonwealth of Independent States. It was the end for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).