History of post-Soviet Russia
The history of Russia from 1992 to the present began with the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 26 December 1991, and the establishment of the Russian Federation.The Russian Federation was the larges...
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$1 billion Wedding Of Said Gutseriev, Khadija Uzhakhovs
The wedding featured celebrity performances from Jennifer Lopez, Sting, and Enrique Iglesias, as well as a custom-made designer dress.
Economy of the Soviet Union
The economy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was based on a system of state ownership of the means of production, collective farming, industrial manufacturing and centralized administrative ...
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Russian constitutional crisis of 1993
The constitutional crisis of 1993 was a political stand-off between the Russian president and the Russian parliament that was resolved by using military force. The relations between the president and ...
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First Chechen War
The First Chechen War, also known as the War in Chechnya, was a conflict between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, fought from December 1994 to August 1996. After the initia...
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Second Chechen War
The Second Chechen War was launched by the Russian Federation, starting 26 August 1999, in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Brigade (IIB).On 1 October Russian troops e...
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Privatization in Russia
Russian privatization describes the series of reforms that resulted in the large-scale privatization of state-owned assets immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, most importantly in the i...
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Russian oligarch
The English-speaking and western media have borrowed the term Russian oligarch (a near-synonym of the term "business oligarch" or "business magnate") from Russian parlance to describe the huge, fast-a...
Russian presidential election, 1996
Presidential elections were held in Russia on 16 June 1996, with a second round on 3 July. The result was a victory for the incumbent President Boris Yeltsin, who ran as an independent. Yeltsin defeat...
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1998 Russian financial crisis
The Russian financial crisis (also called "Ruble crisis" or the "Russian Flu") hit Russia on 17 August 1998. It resulted in the Russian government and the Russian Central Bank devaluing the ruble and ...
Putinism
Western and Russian analysts sometimes use the term Putinism (Russian: путинизм) to characterise the ideology, priorities, and policies of Vladimir Putin and his system of government. Sociologists...
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History of Chechnya
The History of Chechnya (Chechen: Нохчийчоьн истори/Noxçiyçön istori) refers to the history of Chechens, Chechnya, and the land of Ichkeria.Chechen society has traditionally been organized around many...
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Yevgeny Primakov's Cabinet
Yevgeny Primakov's Cabinet (September 11, 1998, - May 12, 1999) was the seventh cabinet of government of the Russian Federation, preceded by Sergei Kiriyenko's Cabinet fallen as a result of the 1998 R...
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$1 billion Wedding Of Said Gutseriev, Khadija Uzhakhovs
The wedding featured celebrity performances from Jennifer Lopez, Sting, and Enrique Iglesias, as well as a custom-made designer dress.
Gosplan
The State Planning Committee, commonly known as Gosplan (Russian: Госпла́н, [ɡɐsˈplan]), was the agency responsible for central economic planning in the Soviet Union. Established in 1921 and remaining...
Battle of Grozny (1994-1995)
The First Battle of Grozny was the Russian Army's invasion and subsequent conquest of the Chechen capital, Grozny, during the early months of the First Chechen War. The attack lasted from December 199...
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1999-2000 battle of Grozny
The 1999–2000 battle of Grozny was the siege and assault of the Chechen capital Grozny by Russian forces, lasting from late 1999 to early 2000. The siege and fighting left the capital devastated. In 2...
1999 Russian bombing of Chechnya
The 1999 Russian bombing of Chechnya was Russian Air Force's military operation against the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria that was a prelude to the main part of the Second Chechen War. In late August a...
2001 Kodori crisis
The 2001 Kodori crisis was a confrontation in the Kodori Valley, Abkhazia, in October 2001 between ethnic Chechen fighters and Abkhazian forces. The crisis was largely neglected by world media, focuse...
Guerrilla phase of the Second Chechen War
The following lists detail the incidents of guerrilla warfare and counter insurgency in the republic of Chechnya and the rest of the North Caucasus since the official end of the main Russian offensive...
Foreign trade of the Soviet Union
Soviet foreign trade played only a minor role in the Soviet economy. In 1985, for example, exports and imports each accounted for only 4 percent of the Soviet gross national product. The Soviet Union ...
Human rights in Russia
Human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (fully) and the European Convention of Huma...
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Land mine situation in Chechnya
Chechnya is the most land mine-affected region worldwide.Since 1994 there have been widespread use of mines, by both sides. Russia is a party to the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons but not the...
Caucasian Front (Chechen War)
The Caucasian Front (Russian: Кавказский фронт) also called Caucasus Front or the Caucasian Mujahadeen, was formally established in May 2005 as an Islamic structural unit of the Chechen Republic o...
List of Second Chechen War assassinations
There were a number of assassinations connected to the Second Chechen War, conducted by the Russian Federation secret agents and the Chechen separatist and North Caucasian rebels, as well as by an unk...
Second Chechen War crimes and terrorism
The article details notable human rights violations committed by the warring sides during the second war in Chechnya. Russian officials and Chechen rebels have been regularly and repeatedly accused of...
Late-2000s recession in Europe
The European recession is part of the Great Recession, which began in the United States. The crisis spread to Europe rapidly and affected much of the region with several countries already in recession...
Rosneft
Rosneft (Russian: Росне́фть, [rɐˈsʲnʲefʲtʲ]; MCX: ROSN, LSE: ROSN) is an integrated oil company majority owned by the Government of Russia. Rosneft is headquartered in Moscow's Balchug ...
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List of stock market crashes
This is a list of stock market crashes and bear markets.
Casualties of the Second Chechen War
Estimates of casualties in the Second Chechen War vary wildly, from 25,000 to 200,000 civilian dead plus 8,000 to 40,000 Russian military. (Separate figures for Chechen military fatalities from the s...