It is 30 years given a scattered events of 1989, when a Berlin Wall fell, a Iron Curtain carried and a Soviet Empire began to crumble.
This week, a Moscow match Steve Rosenberg is bringing we a special array of reports on how Russia is perplexing to revive a influence.
Steve is in Latvia – a nation once partial of a USSR, now in a EU. But Russia’s been indicted of seeking to criticise a neighbour by swelling disinformation and feign news. The BBC went to investigate.