The year is 1991 — the setting, Havana.

That year is commonly recognized in world history as the year that the Soviet Union dissolved. With it followed the collapse of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon), which facilitated economic partnerships and assistance to Russian (then USSR) allies.

Will Carpenter is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s Arts and Entertainment/Features Reporter. He can be reached by email at or by phone at 307-633-3135. Follow him on Twitter @will_carp_.

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