How 'free' are former Soviet Republics?

Many of us remember when the Berlin Wall fell – the celebratory atmosphere, the cheers, the singing, the hammering, the fireworks – and most of all the promise of freedom. On the 25th anniversary we thought we'd look at Freedom House's rankings of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics to see how those liberated countries have actually fared.

Watch the video and read the full article on Global Public Square: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/11/12/how-free-are-former-s...

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