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July 12, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union would be willing to remove its air bases from Eastern Europe if NATO forces call off plans to base F-16 fighter-bombers in Italy, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Monday. Gorbachev made the proposal in a speech to the Polish Parliament as he began a six-day trip here.
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September 22, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Right in the center of this ancient city once stood a German castle whose twin turret and spire were recognizable all over Europe. Today the castle is a memory, its site occupied by an angular, 25-story behemoth of heavy, gray granite and overwhelming Soviet hideousness. The "House of Communism" has been under construction for 20 years and is still not finished. It may never be.
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April 23, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER and MASHA HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Lithuanian government, in a rebellious tit-for-tat gesture, announced Sunday that it is ending all gasoline supplies to Soviet military bases in the republic and blocking the international export of goods produced by Soviet-run factories in Lithuania. Officials also said they are eliminating some local bus and streetcar routes to conserve gasoline, and the republic's president appealed to citizens to demonstrate their fortitude as the Kremlin seeks to isolate them economically.
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April 23, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER and MASHA HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Lithuanian government, in a rebellious tit-for-tat gesture, announced Sunday that it is ending all gasoline supplies to Soviet military bases in the republic and blocking the international export of goods produced by Soviet-run factories in Lithuania. Officials also said they are eliminating some local bus and streetcar routes to conserve gasoline, and the republic's president appealed to citizens to demonstrate their fortitude as the Kremlin seeks to isolate them economically.
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September 1, 1988 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
In the biggest superpower spat since the May summit, a U.S.-Soviet arms control meeting in Geneva broke up Wednesday with the Soviets refusing to dismantle a radar station that the United States insists violates the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. In a statement, the United States declared that new nuclear arms agreements would be "impossible" until the huge radar facility in Krasnoyarsk, in Soviet Central Asia, is leveled.
NEWS
December 1, 1988
Satellite photographs showing the site of a Soviet nuclear accident said to have occurred in 1957--but never acknowledged by Moscow--were published by a Swedish space research company. The computer-enhanced images showed that a 100-square-mile area around a military nuclear complex east of the Ural Mountains was still abandoned three decades after the disaster. About 30 villages that appeared on pre-1950 maps were overgrown or destroyed.
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July 27, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, continuing a series of unprecedented top-level U.S.-Soviet military contacts, leaves Thursday for the Soviet Union, where he will meet with Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov and visit several military installations. The trip marks the first official visit to Moscow by an American defense secretary and the first time a senior U.S. military official has had a personal look at Soviet troops and weapons in the field, Pentagon officials said.
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July 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Eight tons of TNT exploded at an anti-aircraft base near the Soviet Union's far eastern city of Khabarovsk, smashing windows in almost 200 homes and injuring some people, the newspaper Izvestia said Saturday. "There were no deaths, but there are injuries. Basically, people received cuts from glass broken out of window frames by the force of the blast," Sergei F. Akhromeyev, the chief of the Soviet military staff, told the official government newspaper.
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September 22, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Right in the center of this ancient city once stood a German castle whose twin turret and spire were recognizable all over Europe. Today the castle is a memory, its site occupied by an angular, 25-story behemoth of heavy, gray granite and overwhelming Soviet hideousness. The "House of Communism" has been under construction for 20 years and is still not finished. It may never be.
NEWS
December 1, 1988
Satellite photographs showing the site of a Soviet nuclear accident said to have occurred in 1957--but never acknowledged by Moscow--were published by a Swedish space research company. The computer-enhanced images showed that a 100-square-mile area around a military nuclear complex east of the Ural Mountains was still abandoned three decades after the disaster. About 30 villages that appeared on pre-1950 maps were overgrown or destroyed.
NEWS
September 1, 1988 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
In the biggest superpower spat since the May summit, a U.S.-Soviet arms control meeting in Geneva broke up Wednesday with the Soviets refusing to dismantle a radar station that the United States insists violates the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. In a statement, the United States declared that new nuclear arms agreements would be "impossible" until the huge radar facility in Krasnoyarsk, in Soviet Central Asia, is leveled.
NEWS
July 27, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, continuing a series of unprecedented top-level U.S.-Soviet military contacts, leaves Thursday for the Soviet Union, where he will meet with Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov and visit several military installations. The trip marks the first official visit to Moscow by an American defense secretary and the first time a senior U.S. military official has had a personal look at Soviet troops and weapons in the field, Pentagon officials said.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union would be willing to remove its air bases from Eastern Europe if NATO forces call off plans to base F-16 fighter-bombers in Italy, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Monday. Gorbachev made the proposal in a speech to the Polish Parliament as he began a six-day trip here.
NEWS
July 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Eight tons of TNT exploded at an anti-aircraft base near the Soviet Union's far eastern city of Khabarovsk, smashing windows in almost 200 homes and injuring some people, the newspaper Izvestia said Saturday. "There were no deaths, but there are injuries. Basically, people received cuts from glass broken out of window frames by the force of the blast," Sergei F. Akhromeyev, the chief of the Soviet military staff, told the official government newspaper.
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