What became of the Baltic after this hefty crisis, @Kanan ? Did they gain some autonomy or something? Were there independence referendums? Did Gorbachev have to go? Did Francisco Louçã recieve a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize? Did anybody else have to go? Are conspiracy theories circling, e.g. that Soviet involvement was covered up or that Germany shot down the plane intentionally, or that the fuel tank was deliberately tampered with? And this gets me to another question: Do we have any information on winners of Nobel Prizes? Especially the Nobel Peace Prize would interest me - these are interesting and inspiring personalities in most cases. But also the other prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine etc. pp.