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August 29, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Could they go it alone? As more and more Soviet republics move to declare independence from Moscow, both Western policy-makers and Soviet officials have begun concentrating on an issue that they never had to think about before: Would independent republics be economically and politically viable? To some, the question has an odd ring.
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August 29, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Could they go it alone? As more and more Soviet republics move to declare independence from Moscow, both Western policy-makers and Soviet officials have begun concentrating on an issue that they never had to think about before: Would independent republics be economically and politically viable? To some, the question has an odd ring.
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NEWS
June 24, 1988
The Soviet Union permitted the Alaska National Guard to conduct an air search inside its territory for a party of lost Eskimos, the first time such a search has been allowed, U.S. Sen. Frank H. Murkowski (R-Alaska) said. The Soviet Ministry of the Maritime Fleet allowed three aircraft to fly inside Soviet territory along the Bering Strait for a six-hour period, the senator said in a statement. The Eskimos, who had been hunting for walrus, have been missing from St.
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January 22, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a hut without heat on the Armenian-Azerbaijan border, 10 men sat around a table Sunday, their faces stony and their words as sharp as the daggers they left behind at their respective camps. There was a Soviet army general in the hut, where the warring sides of a violent battle were negotiating for a second day, but he was not doing much. He was sitting some distance away from the table, jotting an occasional note on his pad and looking bored with the whole business.
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The legislature of the southern Soviet republic of Azerbaijan on Friday rejected a request by residents of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region that the region be transferred to neighboring Armenia. The action presents the Soviet leadership in Moscow with an explosive ethnic question and forces it to search for a solution that will prevent more violence in the area. Gennady I.
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October 21, 1989 | Associated Press
The KGB plans to cut the restricted border zones it guards to one-tenth of their current size and take down the barbed wire in many areas, officials of the Soviet security agency told a Soviet legislative committee Friday. Border-crossing procedures will also be simplified, Tass said in a report on a session of the new committee that oversees the KGB and the Defense Ministry. Vladimir A.
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet government decreed Wednesday that pressure from ethnic Armenians to redraw the boundaries of the Armenian republic is "unacceptable" and instructed law enforcement agencies to "take every necessary measure to ensure public order."
NEWS
June 14, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
In a dramatic popular challenge to Soviet authorities, a two-day general strike involving millions of workers began Monday in the southern Soviet republic of Armenia to demand the transfer of a largely Armenian district from neighboring Azerbaijan. The strike paralyzed Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and most other major cities and towns in the republic, according to government spokesmen here and in Yerevan.
NEWS
June 1, 1988 | Associated Press
One year to the day after 19-year-old Mathias Rust stunned the world by flying a light plane through Soviet air defenses to Red Square, another West German pilot flew a similar craft across the Soviet border unhindered. Andreas Sommer said he blundered across the border in bad weather Saturday in a single-engine Cessna 150 and did not know it was the anniversary of Rust's flight.
NEWS
June 16, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The legislature in the southern Soviet republic of Armenia voted Wednesday to annex the Nagorno-Karabakh region from neighboring Azerbaijan as the ethnic dispute between the neighboring republics continued. Grant M. Voskanyan, chairman of the Armenian Supreme Soviet, said the republic's legislature voted overwhelmingly to incorporate Nagorno-Karabakh, but added that the issue now goes to the country's central authorities in Moscow for a decision.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | Associated Press
The KGB plans to cut the restricted border zones it guards to one-tenth of their current size and take down the barbed wire in many areas, officials of the Soviet security agency told a Soviet legislative committee Friday. Border-crossing procedures will also be simplified, Tass said in a report on a session of the new committee that oversees the KGB and the Defense Ministry. Vladimir A.
NEWS
June 24, 1988
The Soviet Union permitted the Alaska National Guard to conduct an air search inside its territory for a party of lost Eskimos, the first time such a search has been allowed, U.S. Sen. Frank H. Murkowski (R-Alaska) said. The Soviet Ministry of the Maritime Fleet allowed three aircraft to fly inside Soviet territory along the Bering Strait for a six-hour period, the senator said in a statement. The Eskimos, who had been hunting for walrus, have been missing from St.
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The legislature of the southern Soviet republic of Azerbaijan on Friday rejected a request by residents of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region that the region be transferred to neighboring Armenia. The action presents the Soviet leadership in Moscow with an explosive ethnic question and forces it to search for a solution that will prevent more violence in the area. Gennady I.
NEWS
June 16, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The legislature in the southern Soviet republic of Armenia voted Wednesday to annex the Nagorno-Karabakh region from neighboring Azerbaijan as the ethnic dispute between the neighboring republics continued. Grant M. Voskanyan, chairman of the Armenian Supreme Soviet, said the republic's legislature voted overwhelmingly to incorporate Nagorno-Karabakh, but added that the issue now goes to the country's central authorities in Moscow for a decision.
NEWS
June 14, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
In a dramatic popular challenge to Soviet authorities, a two-day general strike involving millions of workers began Monday in the southern Soviet republic of Armenia to demand the transfer of a largely Armenian district from neighboring Azerbaijan. The strike paralyzed Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and most other major cities and towns in the republic, according to government spokesmen here and in Yerevan.
NEWS
June 1, 1988 | Associated Press
One year to the day after 19-year-old Mathias Rust stunned the world by flying a light plane through Soviet air defenses to Red Square, another West German pilot flew a similar craft across the Soviet border unhindered. Andreas Sommer said he blundered across the border in bad weather Saturday in a single-engine Cessna 150 and did not know it was the anniversary of Rust's flight.
NEWS
January 22, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a hut without heat on the Armenian-Azerbaijan border, 10 men sat around a table Sunday, their faces stony and their words as sharp as the daggers they left behind at their respective camps. There was a Soviet army general in the hut, where the warring sides of a violent battle were negotiating for a second day, but he was not doing much. He was sitting some distance away from the table, jotting an occasional note on his pad and looking bored with the whole business.
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet government decreed Wednesday that pressure from ethnic Armenians to redraw the boundaries of the Armenian republic is "unacceptable" and instructed law enforcement agencies to "take every necessary measure to ensure public order."
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