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Thirty years ago this week, Russia became an independent country... again.
Mysteries of the Altai * History of Russian Scouting * A Private Farmer * Lyonushka and Ruble Bill * Mushrooms * The Language of Fall and Trees * Yeltsin's Notorious Bridge Incident * Ivan the Terrible's Second Wife
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.
Technology is transforming the way Russians experience their history.
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!
Photographer Daria Kozinova takes us on a tour of the capital of the Urals: Yekaterinburg.
Twenty-five years later, we take a look back at the August 19 coup attempt in Russia. Led by the Gang of Eight, men who owed their political careers to Mikhail Gorbachev, the coup plotters were attempting to restore dictatorship in the ailing Soviet Union.
It's been over two decades since the coup of August 1991, and only half of Russians remember it. But that's not all...
Happy birthday, Russian Constitution! Let's take a quick look at where you came from: the political struggles, reform efforts, and occasional street fighting of a newborn country.
In most countries, Independence Day conjures up images of grand celebration, fireworks, family get-togethers, parades and so on. These celebrations commemorate the declaration and establishment of sovereignty by a colony or nation occupied and governed by another nation. This is not exactly the case with Russia's Independence Day.
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