July 3, 1996: Presidential Election Gallery.
Illustrated history of Russia.
Elections-96 photo materials provided by the National News Service
(Moscow, Russia). In particular, you can find there pictures how
presidential candidates casted votes and how turnout figures were counted.
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(a former candidate for the Presidency of Russia).
July 3, 1996: Election Day Gallery is provided by
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- Fresh information about parliamentary and presidential
Back to the U.S.S.R.?, the special photo essay by the TIME Magazine.
"After the failed 1991 coup by hard-line practitioners of a dying
Communist system, President Boris Yeltsin missed his opportunity
to set Russia on a truly democratic path.
He might have used his triumph to provide a clean break with a
Communist culture that taught and required individuals to
subsume their interests to the state's. He might have begun the
process of teaching Russian citizens to handle their new-found
power as a responsible electorate. He might have created a true
reformist party to tap the enthusiasm for democracy that has now
waned, a victim of crime, corruption and the emptiness of spirit
felt today by the Russian people. He did not. As a former
Communist party leader, Yeltsin my have had personal misgiving
at striking the Lenin cult at the roots, but as a result, Russia seems
stuck today between its communist past and an undetermined, but
BY MICHAEL KRAMER AND JOHN KOHAN
Copyright 1996 Time Inc. All Rights Reserved
PHOTO: Jason Eskenazi-Alicia Patterson Foundation
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