Sergei Zhuk, an author and rock fan, says Rock and Roll helped bring down the Soviet Union. His book is called "Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, l960-l985." Brigid McCarthy spoke to Zhuk.
Award-winning writer, Olga Grushin, has written a novel about a defining feature of Russian Soviet life, standing in line. The lines disappeared as Communism dissolved but the memory of them remains. Reporter Brigid McCarthy tells us about it.
Ukrainians who participated in the peaceful Orange Revolution of 2004 have some advice for people in Egypt, a people's revolution does not always lead to a functioning democracy. Brigid McCarthy reports.