The Gorbachev Files: Secret Papers Reveal Truth Behind Soviet Union Collapse.
Too quick changes, sudden disintegration of Soviet Union meant a great tragedy for milions of people cast into mafia chaos, poverty, crime and no future.
Collapse upset the strategic balance of power in the world, setting up the stage for western military invasions and violent colonizations of many Arab oil countries.
NATO’s Eastward Expansion: Did the West Break Its Promise to Moscow? (11/26/2009)