Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Worldfocus travels to four countries to examine the progress and pains of post-Soviet life.
In Ukraine, today’s political realities and yesterday’s revolutionary dreams may not be in line, and progress has come slowly.
In Poland, the anti-Soviet Polish Solidarity movement has reinvented itself in a democratic and economically strong Poland.
In the Czech Republic, the younger generation knows little about the Russian invasion and subsequent demonstrations that took place 40 years ago, and the country has problems discussing its past.
In Hungary, people still commemorate 1956 revolution — when approximately 200,000 Hungarians gathered in front of the country’s Parliament to demand an end to Soviet rule. Even as they move forward, Hungarians never quite leave the past behind.
Correspondent Dave Marash reports in a Worldfocus signature series: After the Fall.