“Due to the situation which has evolved as a result of the formation of the Commonwealth of Independent states I hereby discontinue my activities at the post of president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.”
Mikhail Gorbachev, December 25, 1991
Wow! The Latin Christmas celebration. The birthday of Sir Isaac Newton. And the dissolution of the Soviet Union all on the same day. That was yesterday. Today is the anniversary of the day when the Russian government took over the offices of the USSR. Let us hope that the USSR, in any form, never, ever comes back.