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Did the Cold War End? Show more Show less
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Despite the Cold War officially thought to have ended with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, relations between the United States and Russia has remained tense. Chilly relationships between Russia and Western countries begs the question if the Cold War of the late-1900s ever truly ended or rather still exists today.

Yes, the Cold War Ended Show more Show less

The Cold War lasted for 45 years and culminated with the dissolve of the Soviet Union in 1991, at which point the newly-independent Russia transitioned from communism to capitalism. As the Berlin Wall fell, the Cold War officially ended between the Soviet Union and United States when leaders from both nations (Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush) declared an end to the Cold War at a summit in 1989. With that, the end of the Cold War was signed and sealed between the two nations.
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Malta Summit

When Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush met at the Malta Summit, U.S.-Soviet relations became infinitely more cooperative as the Cold War was put to an end. Bush and Gorbachev began to concern themselves with remedying the relationship between the East and the West through policymaking and mutual respect. The Cold War was declared obsolete by the end of this summit, and relations between what would soon become Russia, and the United States, benefited all the more for this Cold War resolve.
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