iron curtain


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an impenetrable barrier to communication or information especially as imposed by rigid censorship and secrecy

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Iron Curtain whets the appetite for an equally well-researched sequel to this history that would lay out the varied path to liberty taken by these three countries post 1989.
In addition to these compelling test results, Iron Curtain has an approved safety architecture as unanimously recommended by the Joint Services Weapons Safety Review Board.
Sixty years later, with America once again the sole superpower, as it was right after World War II, Churchill's Iron Curtain speech still resonates.
Perhaps most fundamentally, the conditions of the Middle East today are vastly different from those behind the Iron Curtain in 1989.
Sailing between the rocky pine-clad islands of Stockholm's archipelago on my way to Tallinn, Estonia's capital, I was reminded strongly of my first trip in 1990, as the Iron Curtain began to crumble.
As you approach, it seems to be just a wall, part of the Iron Curtain.
Before they [the Japanese] go to Sakhalin, many have an image of Russia and Russians that was created in the days of the iron curtain," adds Morikawa.
ENI)--More than a decade after the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, new divisions may be opening up between eastern and western Europe, a senior European church official warned.
Finley says what they discovered in places such as Magdeburg, Dresden and the Elbe-Elster region was a highly educated populace left over from the Soviet regime, a virtual treasure trove of physicists and engineers thrown out of work from the military-industrial complex after the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
Even though the Iron Curtain was supposed to have been dismantled along with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, it is clearly still in place for Eastern European gays.
President Reagan once declared, "Can we doubt that a Divine Providence placed this land, this island of freedom, here as a refuge for all those people in the world who yearn to breathe freely: Jews and Christians enduring persecution behind the Iron Curtain, the boat people of Southeast Asia.
The corporation was established in 1949 to spread uncensored news to countries behind the Iron Curtain and to promote democratic values and institutions).
SAMMY McILROY'S team may not be setting the World Cup alight - but they still pull fans behind the old iron curtain, writes BILL CLARK.
IT'S CLEAR FROM THE TITLE OF JONATHAN KWITNY'S Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II (Henry Holt, 1997) that the former Wall Street Journal reporter also sees Wojtyla as the person most responsible for bringing down the Iron Curtain, albeit through moral vision and activist leadership that inspired those who eventually undermined Soviet domination.
Recruitment of agents to parachute behind the Iron Curtain, their training, and logistical support became the secret mission assigned to a creative and energetic New York lawyer and World War II intelligence veteran named Frank G.