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From Our Members: Former Soviet Union, September 1990: (I)STSS in Moscow

September 1, 2018

Today’s international politics swirl around the issue of U.S.-Russia relations, specifically trust versus mistrust. In 1990, members of the Board of the (then) Society for Traumatic Stress Studies traveled to Moscow for a symposium on traumatic stress. The moment was a portentous one: the Cold War was ending; the Berlin Wall had recently fallen; the USSR was in its last days, and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Perestroika was in full force.

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