These are the series of events that happened in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries in 1992, twenty five years ago. Starting with a Boris Yeltsin giving speech for both houses of US parliament, June 17, 1992.
People selling vodka privately on Moscow railway stations for the passengers.
Special stores opened in Moscow selling goods only for foreign currency and not for rubles. Great variety of goods there. 1992.
“Black Tuesday” bank event 22 September, 1992. People try to exchange their devaluating rubles for hard currency dollars.
Minsk, Belarus, just a woman with a lot of bags.
Foreign humanitarian aid arrived to Russian Smolensk city, January 1992. Russia had severe food shortages.
Also gas shortages. People line up at gas station for refuel their tanks, 1992.
“Privatization” of Soviet property. 1992.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, head of the company at time. Later was jailed for almost ten years. 1992.
Coca-Cola founded its first factory in Russia. 1992.
Models during Slava Zaitsev Fashion show, Moscow, 1992.
Russian-Ukrainian singer Natasha, January 13, 1992.
Fans greet a Hitler lookalike on a hard metal band concert. 1992.
Gangsters from one of the rising gangs caught and lying in police lobby before the interrogation.
Kids play with guns on a Moscow street. Novermber 11, 1992.
Yeltsin playing tennis. March 1992.
Yeltsin and Nemtsov meeting GAZ factory management in 1992. Nemtsov is killed in Moscow something twenty years later.
Moscow mayor and Moscow goverment chief, the next mayor of Moscow during winter swim. 1992.
Tsar Romanoff relatives visit Russia for the first time. 1992.
United ex-Soviet countries sport team arrived to Alberville Winter Olympics under one united Olympic flag. 1992.
Yeltsin and Kravchuk – Ukrainian president decide fate of Russian Black Sea fleet stationed in Sevastopol, Crimea. August 3, 1992.
Meetin on a city square in Tajikistan, 1992.
People protest there.
Russian army evacuating people from Tajikistan. 1992.
Transdnistria militia fighting against Moldova in 1992.
Yeltsin and Moldavian president signing a treaty regarding TransDnistria.
Also military conflict was taking place on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan as soon as they broke from USSR. 1992.