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was a between the on one side, and on the other. It is generally regarded as having lasted from 1946 until the end of 1991, when the USSR fell.
The Cold War in Russia is understood has having had several periods:from 1953-1962; from 1963-1978; and from 1979-1985. was caused by , such as . Détente ended in 1979 when . That marked the beginning of the
during the Cold War. The of the Cold War were , , which is better known in Russia as , during and . , in which a passenger plane was shot down over Soviet airspace in 1983, between the USSR and the West.
, from 1955-1975, was an example of . In addition to having , space exploration had a in both countries. The USSR was the first to on October 4, 1957, and to in 1961. The USA later the USSR in .
One of the factors that helpedwas . Each side had nuclear weapons , which .
The Cold War resulted in the, an that separated the from the .
As technology advanced, so did the opportunity for potentially fatal mistakes., such as the 1979 NORAD Computer Glitch and the 1983 Nuclear False Alarm, brought the world based on false information. .
Anytime that major geopolitical tensions exist, especially between heavily armed parties with multiple alliances, any small misunderstanding or mistake can result in potentially disastrous events that can affect millions of innocent lives.