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How to Research Genealogy in Russia
Once a sparse landscape, the field of Russian genealogy has vastly improved over the past decade. Use our eight  strategies to bust through your stubborn research blocks.
“Tear down this wall!” Who could forget US President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin wall as proof of his commitment to glasnost (transparency) and perestroika (restructuring)?
Built in 1961, the wall was a symbol of communist oppression, and Gorbachev, then the General Secretary of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party, was promoting change in the Eastern Bloc. East Germany opened the wall Nov. 9, 1989.
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