After the collapse of the USSR
after the collapse of the USSR •
In 1991, Boris Yeltsin standing on a tank in front of a crowd of around Government House in Moscow, called on the people to resist the communist regime. A few months later, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, resigned, leaving Yeltsin as president of Russia.
A December 31, 1999, Russian President Yeltsin surprised the world again and live announced his resignation. Between these two events, Russia has undergone enormous economic, social and political changes, while the government and the country itself is trying to adapt to the global economy after the collapse of the USSR. Also broke the two Chechen wars, and in 1998, during this troubled time - the financial crisis.
These archival photos you will see all that Russia experienced in 90 years.
Thousands of Muscovites march through Red Square and the bear flag, August 22, 1991.
Central Petropavlovsk market, in March 1993.
Russian tank leaves the post in front of the White House, October 5th, 1993.
The Cossack horse buys vodka at a kiosk during a parade in honor of St. Patrick's Day in Moscow. The event is a non-traditional for Russia, was sponsored by the community of foreign businessmen, in March 1994.
The veterans in front of the Bolshoi Theater, May 9, 1994.
Russian soldiers during training near Plesetsk, June 1994. A few months later, in December 1994, the First Chechen War.
Russian soldier playing the piano in the central park of Grozny, February 6, 1995.
The soldiers, dressed in body armor, patrol the Borodino bridge in central Moscow in March 1995.
The workers at the monument to Georgy Zhukov, in April 1995.
The British top model Naomi Campbell in Red Square, April 21, 1995.
US President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during a visit to Moscow Coca-Cola plant in May 1995.
The legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya during a gala concert at the Bolshoi Theater, which was dedicated to her 70th birthday, in November 1995.
, near Grozny, in March 1996.
Boris Yeltsin dancing on stage during a concert in Rostov, in June 1996.
An astronaut Kevin Chilton, commander of mission STS-76, and cosmonaut Yuri Usachev, flight engineer, 21-th main mission to the space station "Mir".
The boys have lunch in the shelter at the Church of the Holy Trinity, the city Vyazma - 250 kilometers from Moscow, in May 1996.
The nuns choose apples, August 1996.
Arnold Schwarzenegger at the opening of the restaurant "Planet Hollywood" in Moscow in September 1996.
A man fishing in the Moscow River, in September 1996.
Naked PETA activist for animal rights around the Red Square, 1996
Michael Jackson with a gift from Yuri Luzhkov, 1996.
The center of Moscow, in September 1996.
Donald Trump at a reception in Moscow, November 5, 1996.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky at a press conference, sitting next to a double Alla Pugacheva, Moscow, December 1996. Zhirinovsky starred in the movie "The ship doubles".
Children playing on the rocket class "land - air" at a public exhibition of the museum in St. Petersburg, in January 1997.
Woman selling on the illicit market on the outskirts of Moscow, feeding stray dog, January 1997.
Veteran of the Second World War, at a rally in Victory Day, May 9, 1997.
July 24, 1997, the center of Moscow.
Children's military camp in July 1997.
A man walks across the bridge in the center of St. Petersburg, April 1998.
The strike of miners in mines, in May 1998.
Boris Nemtsov, acting vice-premier of the Russian Federation, in August 1998.
Retired sells cucumbers on the road, August 6, 1998.
The morning session on the Moscow Stock Exchange in September 1998.
A mother and child in the Moscow market, in September 1998.
Pensioners sell cheap vodka in the center of Moscow, in September 1998.
The newlyweds served the poor, leaving the church in Krasnoyarsk, in October 1998.
A girl from the Khanty people pass by deer in the minus 30 Aksarka village, 2000 km from Moscow, November 6, 1998.
Long queue for milk, November 1998.
Neva, in November 1998.
Children playing on the streets of Grozny, in August 1999.
Muscovites celebrate the New Year on Red Square, morning January 1, 1999.
The Russian soldiers military band yawns before the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in January 1999.
Tourists pass through the gate, to look at St. Basil's Cathedral, February 3, 1999.
The police arrests at Serpukhov street in February 1999.
May 23, 1999.
Boris Yeltsin announces resignation, December 31, 1999. He named as his successor Vladimir Putin.