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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A trip to the last century!


1991: Boris Yeltsin becomes president

On Feb. 24, 1991, Boris Yeltsin became the first popularly elected president of Russia, securing 59% of the vote. This photograph by Vitaly Armand depicts pro-Yeltsin supporters holding up portraits of the newly elected leader to call attention away from a conservative rally held under Moscow's Kremlin Wall.


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