In this clip from the My Perestroika lesson plan, a group of Russians describe how they felt during the beginning of Gorbachev's perestroika. Openness and reform were ushered into the USSR and would become pivotal to the country's history.
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My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children searching for their places in today's Moscow.
With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain.
Russians recall the mass demonstrations that occurred in response to an attempted coup by a group of Soviet hardliners in 1991.
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