WASHINGTON - Both natural and man-made disasters from the communist past continue to cast a dark shadow on many post-Soviet states, imposing burdens that these countries lack the resources to overcome on their own.Some of the resources needed are financial, but many others are political. And unless countries receive both kinds of support, the tragedies of their pasts appear likely to generate new ones in the future. All of these possibilities were highlighted last week at the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia and in a report on the environmental damage ...
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