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From a growth in Christianity to a revival of Buddhism. How Mongolians are replacing the all-embracing belief system that vanished with the fall of communism.
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The year 1989 reshaped the world. Its news stories - from Tiananmen Square to the fall of the Berlin Wall - are now historical marker posts.


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Twenty years after revolutions swept away communist governments in Central and Eastern Europe, BBC News website readers reflect on what happened in 1989 and how it changed their lives.


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The events of 1989 reshaped the political world, prompting the collapse of Communist governments in Eastern Europe and eventually leading to the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991.


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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent troops to take over companies that provide services for the oil industry. "This is a revolutionary offensive," he told workers near Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela's main oil-producing area. Military vehicles were used as the state oil company seized supply boats and two US-owned gas facilities.


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Zasľúbená krajina Československo získala na Expo '58 v Bruseli hlavnú cenu Zlatú hviezdu a mnoho ďalších ocenení. Napriek sivej socialistickej realite ju obdivoval celý svet, preto sa z bruselského sna nechcela nikdy prebudiť.


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The head of the Catholic Church in Cuba says it is in one of its worst crises in recent times and people are openly criticising the socialist system.


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A Czech travel agency is offering package holidays for people nostalgic for the trade union perks of communist Czechoslovakia, when factory workers were bussed off to recuperate from the daily grind. For a modest sum, guests can stay at a grim-looking hotel in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains, to relive the sights, sounds, and smells of pre-1989 holidays.


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