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Reflections: Russian Photographs, 1992-2002

presents photos from the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Images include protests and religious ceremonies, soldiers and workers, Red Square and Siberia, reindeer breeders and ice fishermen, Boris Yeltsen, the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster, and more. The photos were shot for the Moscow Times, the first English language daily newspaper ever printed in Russia. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

On March 6, 1992, some three months after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a handful of enthusiastic young Westerners living in Moscow began publishing the first English-language daily newspaper ever to be printed in Russia, the Moscow Times.
During the storming of the White House, home of Russia's legislature, soldiers from the elite 'Alpha' unit are sent in to conduct negotiations. Vladimir Filonov, photographer. Copyprint, original t

Storming the Russian White House

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