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Living in a Post-Soviet World: Implications that Cross Borders

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Certain dates are more significant than others. November 7th, 2007 marked the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. This did not seem to be noted in the Canadian press. Yet, it is an event that is not one to be forgotten. I was recently surprised when a friend told me that some of his university students did not know what the Cold War was. Has the divide between East and West been forgotten? Has it been relegated to some distant past that no longer plays a role in our daily lives? To our mainstream media, this appears to be the case. And yet, the Russian Revolution was a pivotal point in recent history. It not only left an imprint on the 20th century, but continues to affect us today – and on more levels than we think.

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