->''"There's [[AntagonistInMourning no more enemies!]]"''
-->--CIA Analyst upon hearing of Gorbachev's resignation, ''Series/TheXFiles'' ("Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man")

->''"Christ, I miss the Cold War."''
-->--'''[[Film/JamesBond M]]''', ''Film/CasinoRoyale''

->''"How the fuck do you peddle an arms race when the only asshole you've got to race against is'' yourself!?''"''
-->--'''Agent Russell''', ''Film/TheRussiaHouse''

->'''Revolver Ocelot:''' We live in a sad age: Imperialism, totalitarianism, perestroika... [=20th=] century Russia had its share of problems, but at least they had an ideology. Russia today has ''nothing!''\\
'''Solid Snake:''' They're struggling between freedom and order. And with that struggle, a new spirit of nationalism has been born.

->''"The Russians got bigger things to worry about than [[ElectricTorture your genitals]], believe me. The whole country went to shit. We tried hard to put a lid on it, but that idiot [[MikhailGorbachev Gorbachev]]--with the little strawberry on his forehead--he gave away the crown jewels. Still, they got their, you know, [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy boy in the White House]]; that was nice."''
-->--'''Mike Toreno''', '''''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'''''

->'''Boris:''' The real Michael Westen, yes? Back home, your story Russian intelligence [[TerrorHero tells to scare.]] They say you are one name for many people, special operations team. They think one person cannot make so much problems.\\
'''Michael:''' Nope. Just me.\\
'''Boris:''' ''(chuckles, shakes hand)'' Nice to meet you, Michael! Is new world, yes?\\
'''Michael:''' ''(sadly)'' Yes.
-->--'''''BurnNotice''''', "Pilot"

->''"(The) last few years have been very confusing for people in my line of work."''
-->-- '''Greg''', the Russian "cultural attaché" from ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''

->''"I '''can't''' change sides, you silly old fart! There's no side to change sides '''to!'''"''
-->-- '''General Leland Zevo''', ''Film/{{Toys}}''

->'''Earl Bassett:''' So how you and Heather doing?\\
'''Burt Gummer:''' Well, she's.. still visiting her sister. You know, she actually blames our problems on the collapse of the Soviet Union!\\
'''Earl Bassett:''' Well, you did take that [[CrazySurvivalist kinda hard]], Burt...
-->-- '''''[[{{Tremors}} Tremors 2]]'''''

->'''Spudgun''': I think she's got a point, actually.\\
'''Richie''': Well why don't you just go and ''live'' in the Soviet Union?\\
'''Spudgun''': [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Because it doesn't exist]].\\
'''Dave Hedgehog''': [[CrapsackWorld And it's horrible]].\\
'''Richie''': ''[Floundering]'' Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes... well, that was my point.\\
'''Spudgun''': Well, it was a bit of a stupid point then, wasn't it?
-->-- ''{{Bottom}}''

->''“Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be [[WarForFunAndProfit an unacceptable shock to the American economy.]]”''
-->--'''George Kennan'''

->''"Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain."''
-->--'''Vladimir Putin''' ([[BeamMeUpScotty attributed]]) paraphrasing the old adage, "A conservative at 20 has no heart, a liberal at 40 has no brain."

->''"In June, [[JohnFKennedy Jack]] had his unpleasant meeting with [[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Khrushchev]] at Vienna. Khrushchev wanted total disarmament, as opposed to Kennedy's meager ban on nuclear testing, so devised that each side could cheat. It seems clear now that the Russians wanted [[KnowWhenToFoldEm to settle their accounts with us]] and move from war to peace. But Jack was not about to let twilight turn to peaceful evening if it meant that, in the process, he would be reduced from potential [[WarIsGlorious warrior-god]] to mere UsefulNotes/ChesterAArthur."''
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Palimpsest''

->''"I'm running out of enemies...I'm down to [[HarmlessVillain Kim Il-Sung and Castro.]]"''
-->--'''Colin Powell'''

->''"The fall of the Soviet Union caused a lot of problems -- such as political and economic disarray, missing nuclear weapons, runaway crime, that sort of thing -- but probably the worst thing about it was that moviegoers lost maybe the best bad guy country we'd ever had, aside from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]]. James Bond used to be a lone man taking on a massive evil empire with just his wits and lovemaking skills. Then one day in the 90s he finds himself [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies fighting newspaper owners.]]"''\\
--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19125_6-groups-who-dont-work-as-movie-bad-guys-anymore.html "6 Groups Who Don't Work As Movie Bad Guys Anymore"]]