As we've been hearing this week, people have very different memories of the late President George H. W. Bush. Some see him representing a civility that has disappeared from American politics. For others, he's the symbol of indifference to the suffering of many Americans during the AIDS epidemic. But ask someone from the former Soviet Union about Bush, and they're likely to think of... his legs. Some context: As the Soviet Union began to unravel in the late 1980s, the food supply chain broke down . It's a picture a lot of people remember. "You'd have people standing in lines to get especially scarce things, like vodka. But increasingly also cheese, bread, milk," says Yanni Kotsonis , a historian of Russia and its economic history at New York University....
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Chicken Diplomacy: How President Bush Went For The Gut In The Former USSR