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March 24, 1989

CONVERSATION BETWEEN M.S. GORBACHEV AND KAROLY GROSZ, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE HUNGARIAN SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY, MARCH 23-24, 1989

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    These conversations reveal Gorbachev’s contradictions, as the Soviet leader proclaims again that the Brezhnev doctrine is dead and military interventions should be "precluded in the future, yet at the same time, tries to set "boundaries" for the changes in Eastern Europe as "the safekeeping of socialism and assurance of stability."
    "Conversation between M.S. Gorbachev and Karoly Grosz, General Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party, March 23-24, 1989 ," March 24, 1989, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, MOL M-KS-288-11/4458 o.e. Document obtained by Magdolna Baráth. Translated by Csaba Farkas. Published in "Political Transition in Hungary, 1989-1990; International Conference, June 12, 1999," Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; A Compendium of Declassified Documents and Chronology of Events. Also published in National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 22. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116225
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