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There are 15 item(s) tagged with the keyword "yeltsin".

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1. September/October 2019

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

Tags: village, scouts, altai, yeltsin
2. 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
3. Russian Museums Get a Reboot

Technology is transforming the way Russians experience their history.

Tags: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, museums, technology, russian history, history, jews, Yeltsin
4. 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
5. Yekaterinburg

Photographer Daria Kozinova takes us on a tour of the capital of the Urals: Yekaterinburg.

Tags: Urals, Yekaterinburg, Yeltsin
By Daria Kozinova
6. August 1991 Coup Attempt

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.

Tags: soviet union, coup, yeltsin, gorbachev
By The Editors
7. Faded Memories of 1991

It's been over two decades since the coup of August 1991, and only half of Russians remember it. But that's not all...

Tags: gorbachev, coup, 1991, yeltsin, poll
By The Editors
8. Constructing a Constitution

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.

Tags: 1993, yeltsin, duma, russia, constitution, russian, referendum
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
9. Independence Day

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.

Tags: independence, august coup, yeltsin, gorbachev
By Linda DeLaine
10. The Yeltsin Legacy

As Russia readies for its first, post-Yeltsin presidential election, Yeltsin biographer Leon Aron offers thoughts on the Russian leader's legacy.

Tags: yeltsin, president, politics, elections
By Leon Aron

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