The USSR considered Eastern Europe a strategic territory, and therefore exerted a great influence on it. The Soviets supported the communist government there by all possible means. But during perestroika, a number of revolutions took place in these countries, during which democratic forces came to power, they were loyal to Western Europe and promoted values that were completely different from those in the USSR. Thus, thanks to perestroika, the Eastern European countries were able to get rid of the influence and, in many respects, control from the USSR.
One of the components of a person's success in our time is receiving modern high-quality education, mastering the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for life in society. A person today needs to study almost all his life, mastering everything new and new, acquiring the necessary professional qualities.