The dramatic events that took place in Moscow in August, 1991 changed the history of the country. Check out photographs taken from the 19th of August till the 22nd of August, 1991.
And after 21 years you have Putin… poor people.
Better Putin than Yeltzin
Yeltzin a puppet of the USA
Has made Russia poor and Putin has made its rich
When the president was Yeltzin that a duty of Russia was 500 billion and Putin has repaid
Now others take in a duty from Russia
Yes, your right. Nevermind the false logic those two are the only competent men in Russia to compete for high office. What’s it’s been, 20+ years and these are the only 2 viable men to run for office? Everyone else in Russia is hopelessly incompetent compared to the ex-KGB spy and the drunk? Open your eyes.
No hirsh, YOU should open your eyes. In those 20+ years, there have been 3 different Russian presidents. In those same 20+ years, there have also been 3 different American presidents. Yet, you obviously have no problem with them.
yes, seems like a big step backwards
wrong… its a step forward to neo-tsarism…
it is the fate of all western-n=bact puppet revolutions/ they ended up crazy capitalist tyranny/soviet socialist democracy are lost now/ only oligarchy dictatorship
Not so bad choice…Much better than LDPR or Communists…Russia will be OK, pretty soon!
..and then the country was looted by the KGB gangsters and their blatnye brothers.
On your way to self- determination choose wisely and remember, capitalisim only promises opportunity, not success.
Post 1991: Drugs, poverty, crime, abandoned factories, crumbling infrastructure, civil unrest, income disparity; sounds like capitalism.
Meh. Sounds like many of the same problems Russia had before the revolution. Soviets were just better at concealing the dark side of Soviet society. It was there.
wow very nice pictures, so sad that still in the same situation or worst, such a rich country and they never could fixed their troubles, always ended with capitalistcs and communist….come on, move over…the world have changed….so sad
At least they choose one of their own to lead them.
Away from Communism and Socialism, I might add.
I remember those days. It was a scary thing. There was a lot of concern that the Soviet government would decide to crush the uprising people in a massacre, not unlike those they perpetrated in their past. I think a lot of the Soviet military was upset with the government after Afghanistan, so the government could not count on a good many of them. Otherwise, it could have been very ugly.
WTH are you rambling on about?! The government was the one that was subject to a coup by communist hardliners, and the protesters were out to protest against the coup.
The military, KGB and MVD were caught up in the middle of all this. At first they were involuntarily carrying out the coup because they were merely obeying orders from the top. But once they realised they were being duped, they all eventually backed away from the coup.
A lot of concern, indeed. What a load of trash.
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