The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe from the response to Perestroika in Bulgaria, Ceausescu's legacy in Romania, the Velvet Revolution in Prague to the aftermath of the war in Mostar, Bosnia.
27 imagesThe Velvet Revolution, November 1987 27 years ago the entire Presidium of the Czechoslovak Communist Party resigned, the culmination of what became known as The Velvet Revolution. Pictures show scenes from the half a million demonstrators that gathered nightly in Wenceslas Square, the moment the Presidium resigned and Vaclav Havel and Alexander Dubcek embraced at hearing the news. Partying and celebrations in Wenceslas Square at the realisation the the Communist era was over.