Earth & Conservation

The Fall Of The Soviet Union

After a period called "The Era of Stagnation", the Soviet Union came to an end. So what events finally led to its dissolution?

25 years ago today, the president of the Soviet Union resigned, which collapsed the most powerful communist-leaning country in history.

The USSR stood as a major opposing force to the United States throughout the second half of the 20th century, but ultimately the country's domestic struggles led to its downfall.

So, why exactly did the Soviet Union collapse? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.