Twenty Years After the Fall, Part I

Winter came early in the year after the Fall. All the people’s hopes and dreams and expansive aspirations had not yet faded, nor had the illusions yet dissipated like fog in the mid-morning sun, burned away by the glaring heat of economic, political, and social reality. Boris Yeltsin had stood on the tank, defending the Russian “White House.”

Denis Petrov

Denis Petrov is a Moscow-based journalist.

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