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1962 Novocherkassk shootings led rise of dissident movement and end of Soviet system, historians say | EUROMAIDAN PRESS
The massacre of striking Novocherkassk workers by Soviet military units 55 years ago this week initially spread fear throughout the USSR but then helped power the rise of the dissident movement and thus played a key role in the collapse of the communist system and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, according to Russian historians. …