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There are 7 item(s) tagged with the keyword "reform".

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1. Yeltsin's Notorious Bridge Incident

On September 28, 1989 – just a few months after Boris Yeltsin's triumph at the Congress of People’s Deputies – the police found a muddied and wet Yeltsin near a dacha community outside Moscow.

Tags: scandal, reform, Yeltsin
2. Congress of People's Deputies Convenes

In the spring of 1989, elections were held: “alternative elections.” This redundant phrase, which today provokes smirks, back then had everyone in a state of euphoria. We had a choice!

Tags: reform, sakharov, yeltsin, gorbachev, 1989, elections
3. The New Ideological Fetish

"A classical authoritarian power... does not pay that much attention to what the population thinks, and when it does, this attention is usually limited to a bunch of platitudes loudly proclaimed as the official ideology..."

Tags: authoritarianism, yavlinsky, reform, government
4. September and October

Stepping through hundreds of years of history, we look back at signal events that have occurred in these fall months.

Tags: reform, tsarism, pushkin
5. Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia

What do you have to do as Russian tsar to be remembered as "Great"? You can start by reforming the government, social structure, customs, language, and, well, everything else.

Tags: peter the great, st. petersburg, russia, history, reform, traditions, literature, dostoyevsky
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
6. Gorbachev Turns 85

A look back at the heady Gorbachev era, a time of rationing and glasnost, perestroika and cooperatives, when everything seemed possible.

Tags: gorbachev, glasnost, perestroika, reform
By Maria Kolesnikova
7. Spelling Reform: Who Gets the Credit?

Soviet sources praise the Bolsheviks for simplifying Russian spelling in 1918. Who was the real author of the spelling reform, and what was the Bolsheviks' actual role in making it work?

Tags: russia, 1917, 1918, russian language, spelling, reform, lunacharsky, provisional government
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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