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.
Thousands of Russian people carry new Russian flag in August, 1991.
Central city market in Petropavlovsk, Russia.
Russian tank leaves its post in front of Russian Government (it is burned after tanks shot it).
Cossack on a horse buys bottle of vodka, March, 1994.
WW2 veterans in front of Bolshoi Theater, 1994.
Russian soldiers training in 1994. A few month later First Chechen War starts.
Russian soldier plays on a piano in Grozny, Chechnya central park. 1995.
Soldiers dressed in armored vests patrol a bridge in centre of Moscow, 1995.
Workers stand next to Zhukov monument. 1995.
Naomi Campbell on the Red Square, 1995.
Bill and Hillary Clinton during their visit to Moscow Coca Cola factory in 1995.
Legendary Soviet ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaia in Moscow, celebrating her 70 year anniversary. 1995.
Near Grozny, Chechnya, 1996.
Boris Yeltsin dances on a scene during a concert, June, 1996.
Russian and American astronauts in space on a space station MIR.
Orphans get a dinner in Church, 250 km from Moscow, 1996.
Nuns choose apples, August 1996.
Arnold Shwarzenegger during “Planet Hollywood” opening in Moscow. 1996.
Man catches fish in the Moscow river in 1996.
Naked Peta activists on the Red Square.
Michael Jackson holds his present he received from Moscow mayor Luzhkov.
Moscow downtown 1996.
Donald Trump during his visit to Moscow, November 5th, 1996
Russian political party leader dressed as a cop and a Soviet top singer.
Kids playing on missiles during open air exhibition in St. Petersburg, January 1997.
Women selling meats feeds a stray dog.
WW2 veteran on a Victory Day march. 1997.
1997. Camel in Moscow downtown.
Children military camp in Russia. 1997.
Man walking on a bridge in St. Petersburg. 1998.
Strikes of coal miners in Shakti town. May, 1998. Coal miners blocked the railroad and demanded salary raise.
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.
Elder man selling cucumbers on a highway. 1998.
Morning session on Moscow stock exchange. 1998.
Mother and son on a Moscow market staring at empty shelves.
Elder people sell cheap illegal vodka at Moscow downtown, trying to earn extra buck to survive. 1998.
Newly weds give to beggars after leaving a church.
Girl walks reindeers at -30 degrees, 2000 km North of Moscow. 1998.
Long line to buy milk. 1998.
Neva river, St. Petersburg, 1998.
Kids playing on Grozny, Chechnya streets. Gates have a sign: “People live here” and bullet marks.
Moscow people celebrate the New Year at the Red Square, morning of January 1st, 1999.
Russian soldier, military orchestra member, yawns before a ceremony of flower laying to the Unknown Soldier grave in Moscow.
Tourists enter thru the gates to see the St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Police arrests people in Moscow. 1999.
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.