even here one had to choose the lesser evil; nothing less than the fate of the ABM Treaty was at stake. Still, the "new political thinking" in this particular instance proved to be strong enough and undoubtedly contributed to enhancing trust between the Soviet Union and the United States.
The end of the "Krasnoyarsk epic" is symbolic for the times in which we live. Early in 1992, Izvestia reported that the Krasnoyarsk authorities had asked the Ministry of Defense not to eliminate completely the structures of the radar, since they could be used in the civilian economy. More recently it was reported that a furniture factory was to be opened on the former radar site. Konverisiya (defense conversion) is obviously gaining momentum.