As this flag was lowered,it marked an end of an empire that had seemed invincible.20 years ago, small crowd watched from the Red Square as flag of Soviet Union was removed from the Kremlin and replaced with Russia's own color.On that cold night, these people shared their feelings of nervous optimism with CNN.I hope we will be given freedom. this man says. I want to hope it's all going to be abandoned.says this woman.But will it be?that's a question. I hereby to continue my activities as the post-president of USSR.Inside the Kremlin,Michaell spoke about the free society he thought he was leaving behind as he announced his resignation: A big breakthrough had affected the democratic change,free election had become a reality,free press, freedom worship,representative legislatures multi-party system had all become reality. But two decades later,that same list of political freedom has been fought for again.