عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
one of the most important events of the twentieth century was the collapse of the Soviet Union and its impact on the political، economic and ideological issues in the region and international level، which is still of importance. This paper presents a comparative analytical approach to understanding the causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union and compares it with other empires of the twentieth century that have fallen. The author examines the views of Russian politicians like Vladimir Putin، Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Yakovlev and German scholars like Ulrich Druwe، Gerhard Simon and Helmut Altrichter to gain a comprehensive overview of the causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The author examines the choices before Russia in case she wants to play an effective role in world affairs and he comes to the conclusion that for achieving the above goal Russia should integrate with European Union.