It doesn’t exactly rival the fall of the Berlin Wall, but here’s another indication of how much the world has changed in 20 years: On Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service.

After all, just two decades ago, the Soviet Union was one big, state-run monopoly. Now, the United States and Russia are pledging closer cooperation and communication when it comes to antitrust enforcement.

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