In a surprising political move, on Feb. 7, 1990, the Soviet Communist Party gave up their monopoly on political power, thus weakening the influence of Communism in the divided nation. Accordingly, the Soviet Empire was slowly losing territorial advantage in Eastern Europe, with Soviet leaders gradually admitting defeat in cause that had lasted for decades.
Today In History- February 7
Soviet Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power.
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Soviet Communism ends influential reign.
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