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30 years on, FRANCE 24's Moscow correspondent recalls the fall of the USSR

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30 years on, FRANCE 24's Moscow correspondent recalls the fall of the USSR30 years on, FRANCE 24's Moscow correspondent recalls the fall of the USSR

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