Dissolution of the Soviet Union
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Le Nouvel Observateur: You do not regret having fostered Islamist fundamentalism, having armed and advised future terrorists?
Zbigniew Brzezinski: What is more important for world history? The Taliban or the fall of the Soviet empire? A few hot-headed Islamists or the liberations of Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War?
Le Nouvel Observateur: A few hotheads? But let us say it once more: Islamic fundamentalism today represents a global threat.
Zbigniew Brzezinski: Nonsense. They say that the West ought to have a global policy for dealing with Islamism. That's stupid: there is no global Islamism.
--Le Nouvel Observateur interview, January 15, 1998
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formally dissolved on 26 December 1991 by declaration № 142-H of the Soviet of the Republics of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.
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