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07/02/1990 Soviet Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power


Soviet (Russian) Communist party releases its grip on absolute power - February 7th 1990

The Central Committee of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party agrees to endorse President Mikhail Gorbachev’s recommendation that the party gives up its 70-year long monopoly of political power. The Committee’s decision to allow political challenges to the party’s dominance in Russia was another signal of the impending collapse of the Soviet system.
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