How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

A nice photo story on how Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapsed. All Russia experienced in 1990s you can see on those photos and read those captions. Rich and poor. New and Old. Yeltsin and Putin. War in Chechnya and poor elders on Moscow streets – all of this in this photo story.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Thousands of Russian people carry new Russian flag in August, 1991.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Central city market in Petropavlovsk, Russia.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Russian tank leaves its post in front of Russian Government (it is burned after tanks shot it).

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Cossack on a horse buys bottle of vodka, March, 1994.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

WW2 veterans in front of Bolshoi Theater, 1994.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Russian soldiers training in 1994. A few month later First Chechen War starts.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Russian soldier plays on a piano in Grozny, Chechnya central park. 1995.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Soldiers dressed in armored  vests patrol a bridge in centre of Moscow, 1995.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Workers stand next to Zhukov monument. 1995.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Naomi Campbell on the Red Square, 1995.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Bill and Hillary Clinton during their visit to Moscow Coca Cola factory in 1995.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Legendary Soviet ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaia in Moscow, celebrating her 70 year anniversary. 1995.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

March, 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Near Grozny, Chechnya, 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Boris Yeltsin dances on a scene during a concert, June, 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Russian and American astronauts in space on a space station MIR.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Orphans get a dinner in Church, 250 km from Moscow, 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Nuns choose apples, August 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Arnold Shwarzenegger during “Planet Hollywood” opening in Moscow. 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Man catches fish in the Moscow river in 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Naked Peta activists on the Red Square.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Michael Jackson holds his present he received from Moscow mayor Luzhkov.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Moscow downtown 1996.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Donald Trump during his visit to Moscow, November 5th, 1996

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Russian political party leader dressed as a cop and a Soviet top singer.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Kids playing on missiles during open air exhibition in St. Petersburg, January 1997.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Women selling meats feeds a stray dog.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

WW2 veteran on a Victory Day march. 1997.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

1997. Camel in Moscow downtown.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Children military camp in Russia. 1997.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Man walking on a bridge in St. Petersburg. 1998.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Strikes of coal miners in Shakti town. May, 1998. Coal miners blocked the railroad and demanded salary raise.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Boris Nemtsov, 39 year old, as an interim Russian prime minister. 1998. Was killed two years ago right in front of the Kremlin in Moscow.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Elder man selling cucumbers on a highway.  1998.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Morning session on Moscow stock exchange. 1998.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Mother and son on a Moscow market staring at empty shelves.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Elder people sell cheap illegal vodka at Moscow downtown, trying to earn extra buck to survive. 1998.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Newly weds give to beggars after leaving a church.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Girl walks reindeers at -30 degrees, 2000 km North of Moscow. 1998.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Long line to buy milk. 1998.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Neva river, St. Petersburg, 1998.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Kids playing on Grozny, Chechnya streets. Gates have a sign: “People live here” and bullet marks.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Moscow people celebrate the New Year at the Red Square, morning of January 1st, 1999.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Russian soldier, military orchestra member, yawns before a ceremony of flower laying to the Unknown Soldier grave in Moscow.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Tourists enter thru the gates to see the St. Basil’s Cathedral.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

Police arrests people in Moscow. 1999.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

May 1999.

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

December 31, 1999. Boris Yeltsin suddenly resigns. He names little known Vladimir Putin his successor.

And this is how first ten years of New Russia ends.

21 thoughts on “How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos”

  1. After the fall of communism, I figured it would take about 25 years for them to get on their feet. The biggest hurdle, would be those of the WW2 generation, who their whole lives, lived under the iron fist of communism, knowing how things were.
    With the “new” generation of Russian citizens, having more freedom is now what they are use to.

  2. The factories were given to the elite cronies of the former dictators and now they are the new boss. The common man is still just as poor as he always was….very little has really changed. Its a 3rd world country for white people.

    • Russia is not 3rd world. today its between 1th and 2nd World:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index

      • In the Human Development Index, Russia is # 49 out of 51 countries. Although Russia does have good doctors, the conditions inside Russian hospitals is about 100+ years behind the West. The poverty and corruption in Russia is off the charts.

        • In german Wikipedia, You can see it better: Russia is no. 57 of 187 countrys. Thats not so bad. Look also for the difficult history of this nation. And Russia is the only left country with manned space travel. Ok, also China, with rockets, copys of russian rockets.
          https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_der_menschlichen_Entwicklung

    • ….”factories were given to the elite cronies of the former dictators…”. Well, that was cheerfully hailed and applauded by the Western Press at the time.

      But today, things have changed, and that same Press has been in uncontrollable panic for some time. A sign that things are OK in Russia.

  3. Boris, responsible for the economical genocide of old USSR…. destroying what was left for the NWO to succeed. Beware! Beware! Because its changes its name (to EU) it does not mean it will behave different.

  4. American and Russian in a space station – very good illustration of what American and Russian smile look like. Russians never show their teeth when they smile for photos, only when they laugh.

    • Americans smile even when they stab you in the neck.
      And that’s exactly what the US Gov was doing to Russia in those years.

  5. That guy with picture of Stalin is NOT a WW2 veteran – he has not a single military order, only medals. Every WW2 veteran had at least order of Red star, most of them had Order of Great Patriotic War, which was given to all WW2 veterans in 1985, on 40th anniversary of victory. I haven’t seen real veterans holding portraits of Stalin.

    • Don’t be so afraid, Karlo boy. Stalin died more than 60 YEARS AGO!
      Perhaps you haven’t received those ‘news’, back in the dark and far away dimension you live.

  6. When the 1991 revolutionaries finally got their hands on some guns…things got real serious.
    When the government has all the guns, the people are helpless.

    • When deranged nutjobs and crazy ass dimwits have all the guns, you have people and kids and ordinary folks shot ar schools and movie theaters for no reason.

      Life can be so boring…

      • The majority of those shootings have proven to be hoaxes to promote gun control. Sandy Hook being the most notorious and obvious hoax.

        • Really? The deaths are real. The dead remain, well… dead. If you managed to find “undead” victims, please let us know.

          In the meantime, please keep shooting at yourselves when getting bored, ‘upset’, etc… Go ahead. No problem for me.

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