Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev arrives for Victory Day parade at the Red Square in Moscow, on May 9, 2013. Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones as Russia flexed today its military muscle on the anniversary of its costly victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
If words can define an era, then perestroika is the catchword here before Tuesday’s opening of the Communist Party Congress as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev enters a decisive phase of his leadership.
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