For 31 years since his fall Gorbachev must have suffered in silence the rank betrayal by his western interlocutors on what they promised him when he was in power. "I can now see clearly" he told me "They were working according to a plan." Watch Saeed Naqvi's interview with Mikhail Gorbachev.
The collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago was a tragedy for half the world but frothed with possibilities for the other half which the West spilt, mistaking rampaging markets for democracy.
Soviets are deeply involved in the Indian political process through covert contributions to the treasuries of political parties as well as to individual politicians.
The details of conversation between the US President his top officials clearly suggest that US did try to convince China to initiate a military action against India while the 1971 India-Pakistan war was on.
The Visegrad Group, or V4, consists of four countries — Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.