ROMANIA: civilians cross Bucharest on a truck waving flags where the communist symbol has been cut off
1989’s other revolutions
  • Europe
  • November 6, 2014, 06:00

At a remove of 25 years, many people remember the collapse of communism in eastern Europe starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall.But by the time th(...)

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, who has died aged 86, was Poland’s first post-communist prime minister. Photograph: Reuters

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, who has died aged 86, was Poland’s first post-communist prime minister. One of the country’s leading Catholic intellectuals, he ha(...)

Former Polish prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki    in Warsaw  in  2009.   His  appointment in 1989 as the first non-communist prime minister in the Soviet bloc helped usher in democratic change across eastern Europe. Photograph: Wojciech Surdziel/Agencja Gazeta

Polish statesman Tadeusz Mazowiecki, whose appointment in 1989 as the first non- communist prime minister in the Soviet bloc helped usher in democrati(...)