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Khrushchev's grand-daughter reflects upon the Berlin Wall and the 1991 Coup.

Nina Khrushcheva, the grand-daughter of the former Soviet leader, an academic at the New York based New School, and a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, reflects upon the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall and the 20th anniversary of the August 1991 coup attempt. From The Moscow Times:

The Walls of August.

Khrushcheva sums up her thoughts at the conclusion of the editorial:

"What does seem clear is that in the end no wall can hold back democracy. Conversely, if a country’s people don’t want democracy enough, no Berlin Wall is needed to keep it out. The world has Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to thank for that lesson."