On May 31, 1988, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech to an audience at Moscow State University. The speech capped his first visit to the Soviet capital, and the fourth summit between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
Even though it was the first time an American president had given an address about human rights on Russian soil, the importance of Reagan’s speech was largely overlooked. But in November 1989 the Berlin Wall fell, and by late 1991 the Cold War ended.
In his latest book, Fox News Chief Political Anchor Brett Baier explores the endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s role in ending the Cold War.
Brett Baier recently joined "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss his book, "Three Days in Moscow, Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire."
Tune in to "Cincinnati Edition" June 4 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.