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Democrats Mourn Dashed '91 Hopes

Ten years after defying a coup to defend democracy, some of the leading political players of 1991 spoke of their disappointment at the betrayal of those democratic ideals.

The Day Markets Bled Red

Tom Bentz, an energy analsyt, remembers the Aug. 19, 1991, coup all too well. It cut short his vacation.

Siberian City Plays the Shame Game

What do you do when your city millions of rubles short of it's budget and facing a winter heating crisis?

Moscow in 1991, Grozny in 1995

When the GKChP dismissed Gorbachev in 1991 I was the chief military correspondent of Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

A Vestige of the Once Mighty KGB

""The Federal Security Service is not what it used to be anymore,"" an Ingush legislator ruminated.

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