How to Kill a Superpower: Lessons from the USSR

The Davis Center at Harvard University

Yelena Biberman & Zachary Troyanovsky

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A scientist, an Irish poet, and a man who slips between the raindrops walk into a hunting lodge in the Belavezha Forest in Soviet Belarus. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to kill a superpower. This five-part podcast tells the story of the mysterious weekend in December 1991 that ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.