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Gorbachev and Yeltsin were pretty similar in their political evolution: both rose from down to the top of the Communist Party, both led regional party organizations(Gorbachev Stavropol Region, Yeltsin Sverdlovsk Oblast), both were moderate communists and both managed to raise to the leadership...
Chapter 1: The Fall of An Empire
Chapter 8 of Last Empire of Europe: The Soviet Union by Alexei Trymoshenko
“The reporters and officials of Moscow gathered at Vnukovo airport after the end of the August Coup in the early hours of August 22 to welcome the president on his return from his...
Chapter 1: 1996 Russian Elections
Russia and the World held their breath as on 3rd July, the results of the 1996 elections came in.
Many people today even wonder why Yeltsin even tried. Under him Russia had become the butt of all Western Country’s jokes and corruption, crime...
So the Russian Federation became independent in 1991. I need you to plausibly wank the RF in the following categories after 1991:-
BTW also keep the western/russian rivalry alive while doing so.
After collapse of Soviet Union, a lot of republics and autonomous oblasts declared their independence(full independence were declared in Chechnya and Tatarstan), but thanks to Federal Treaty, they remained in Russia. But could a parade of sovereignty happen in the Russian Federation? If Yeltsin...
While we know if one paid attention to various threads about a world with no 9/11 (with say Bin Laden being dead or the plot being discovered prior to the date) is that a lot of the middle east related issues along with domestic ones would get butterflied away yet I feel it would have far...
How could the Soviet Union and Russian Federation be prevented from obtaining nuclear weaponry, while the United States and United Kingdom still possessed them? How would the Cold War be different if the Soviet Union did not have nuclear weapons? (Obviously no Cuban Missile Crisis). If the...