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Key moments in the period
As the world holds its breadth over the deepening crisis involving Russia and Ukraine, comparisons are inevitably being made with the Cold War era, a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, and which very nearly resulted in nuclear conflict. The Cold War effectively ended with the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. But as current events clearly illustrate, cultural and ideological differences still run deep between Russia and most of its Western neighbors, underpinned by mutual suspicion and animosity. So, what do we remember of the Cold War and the key moments and decisions that shaped the world after 1945?
Click through and find out some interesting facts about the Cold War.
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